November 2012 Archives

Top 529 Eternal Questions In Popular Music

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What if God was one of us?
Who let the dogs out?
How many roads must a man walk down?

Read them all here

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Bob Dylan looking like he's thinking about the answers to these questions..

Price Tag Fails

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http://snipurl.com/25qkpiu

"Some of these might be innocent mistakes, but I imagine most of them are the result of bored workers."

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Battery Showdown - The Best You Can Buy

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http://www.batteryshowdown.com/

"We decided to test alkaline, lithium and zinc-chloride cells to find the best AA batteries you can buy for your money on the highstreet and online. As far as we are aware, this is the largest scale discharge test of consumer batteries that has been performed. The results surprised us a lot."

Different types of AA batteries tested any which way you can to give results on both low and high-drain devices.

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These beauties win hands down for capacity and long-lastingness on all the tests but actually the Duracell Ultra Power ones are the best value for money apparently

Candy Chang Confessions

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http://candychang.com/confessions/

"As they say, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas - but what if we could share with full discretion and glimpse into the hidden lives of the people around you? Confessions is a public art project that invites people to anonymously share their confessions and see the confessions of the people around them in the heart of the Las Vegas strip."

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"It is time. It is time to listen to the presidential hopefuls sing their best, lifting their promises and pleas to soaring heights and rousing melodies. May the best voice win."



and let it be Obama...for the rest of the world's sake:-)

Oracle of Bacon

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http://oracleofbacon.org/

"This is the most comprehensive version of the Kevin Bacon game on the web. The object of the game is to start with any actor or actress who has been in a movie and connect them to Kevin Bacon in the smallest number of links possible."

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Never Too Young to Yawn

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http://snipurl.com/25ou0r2

"Scientists have found that unborn babies cannot only hiccup, swallow and stretch in the womb, they can also yawn. British researchers used ultrasound scans to catch fetal yawns, the frequency of which may be linked to the brain maturing early in gestation."

Real Dolls

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http://www.realdoll.com/cgi-bin/snav.rd?action=viewpage§ion=dollgallery

"Click on the individual thumbnails to see how RealDoll faces can look with different bodies, skin tones, and features. In these collections you will also find examples of our expression faces."

This one is a NSFW...

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English Slang Test

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http://www.purposegames.com/game/c645efa9

How well do you know your English slang? Take the test. I got 73% in 1 min 19.3 secs but that was probably mostly cos It took me a while to work out it only goes to the next question once you've selected the right answer d'oh..


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Save Our Bridges

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http://saveourbridges.com/map.html

One for our friends across the Atlantic this

"By accessing the Save Our Bridges Map, users can enter a zip code to immediately see the dangerous bridges in their area. Families can see if their children's school buses or their own commutes to work or church take them across a bridge that is both structurally deficient and fracture critical. Trucking companies and other suppliers can determine whether the routes their carriers take require that they cross these dangerous bridges. "

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the Forth rail bridge - this is how we build em over here

Bartender Magic

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http://www.bartendermagic.com/

"This site is full of bar tricks, stunts, pranks, scams and gags to help you increase your tips, make new friends (or enemies), or just have some fun! This site is one of the oldest and most established bar trick site on the net thanks to the millions of visitors!"

I worked behind a bar once many many years ago when I was living in London but I got the sack cos I was always turning up for work too scruffy - my day job at the time was a motorcycle courier and I'd be riding all over London all day and by the time I turned up at the pub my face and clothes would be black from all the fumes / pollution.

The highlight of that career was a £50 tip from a customer for getting his parcel from the City to Heathrow Cargo Terminal in 24 minutes and it just made it in time for the flight to Japan as I recall..anyway - I digress..

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When Will We Forget?

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http://xkcd.com/1093/

Based on US Census Bureau national population predictions and assuming we do not remember cultural events before aged 5 or 6...

BTW this site is updated regularly so so worth adding xkcd.com to your bookmarks - the person who does the site is switched on and has a interesting take on things..

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Historical Hurricane Tracker

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http://www.csc.noaa.gov/hurricanes/#

From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Hurricanes are classed as major disasters - they kill people like you or me this is no joke - on this site you can track them historically..

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Hurricane Ivan - Ivan is my brother's name - Ivan this post is dedicated to you good fellow..


Dogs in Shame

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http://www.dogshaming.com/

We love our dogs but they sometimes get themselves into trouble. At this site you can submit a little summary of your own dog's mishaps. If you've got a dog yourself then you'll relate to this site.

We've got a cat at the moment but even cats have their days...

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"Katarina, ate aluminum foil on Halloween. She got taken to the Vet where they gave her a shot to induce vomiting, and then gave her another shot to stop the vomiting. She did 'produce' the evidence. Trip to the Vet cost $400.00"

Water Wigs

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http://www.behance.net/gallery/Water-Wigs/4889175

"We found a bunch of awesome bald men and hurled water balloons at their heads, to capture the explosion of water at various intervals. The result a new head of of water hair! We used a laser and sound trigger to capture the right moments for each subject to create just the head of hair that fit best with the face.
We chose to work with triads of colors to create images that are arresting and amusing at the same time. We feel the color helps transform the water into some more and adds greater visual interest."

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"On my travels through the outback I use this AB expanding foam to plug open abandoned drill holes to save small critters from falling in and dying. This is how not to do it."



Thanks for this one Dave..nice one

Seeing Double?

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http://snipurl.com/25lho61

"Jennifer Lopez, Robert Pattinson, Angelina Jolie -- one of a kind? Not quite! These Hollywood stars and many more have engaged the services of a body double -- whether for stunts or uncomfortably undressed scenes. The unsung stars of Hollywood, they do all the hard work for none of the glory -- until now. We're taking a look at celebrity doppelgangers who might have you seeing double. Can you tell who's who?"

I don't think this practice is limited to Hollywood stars - I believe the Mafia and big men of the South American drug cartels use body doubles as well..to avoid getting a bullet in their heads..

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Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

Photoshop Mistakes

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http://snipurl.com/25ktrvc

"If you think your own photoshop skills are poor, check out the absolutely ridiculous photoshop mistakes on above link. The photos here were overlooked by the editors and were actually published in magazines, advertisements or websites."

45 examples listed..

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2 suns??

Famous? Famous!

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http://www.floatingpath.com/2012/08/23/famous-famous/

"On the night of July 27th, 2012, a huge prank was pulled in New York City and this is the video of what took place. Brett Cohen came up with a crazy idea to fool thousands of pedestrians walking the streets of Times Square into thinking he was a huge celebrity, and it worked! Not only did it work, it caused quite a stir. This social experiment, of sorts, makes a profound statement about how modern culture is so attracted to pop culture, without any real credibility needed."

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How Many Condoms Can You Wear At Once?

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http://www.myscienceproject.org/condoms.html

You may have heard of the practice of double-bagging for even safer sex. This guy has taken it to the extreme to see how may condoms you can possibly wear and the run some experiments.

Read all about it at above link or click the picture..

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this is 625 condoms and was the point that he ran out of condoms to use
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Nudity on the Telly

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http://www.parentstv.org/Pressinfo/NudityStudy/

Short video clips showing examples of complete nudity on various TV programmes. Don't worry, it's not hardcore porn so probably SFW..

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Life on Life on Life

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http://snipurl.com/25j30gv

Electron microscope zooms in and finds ever smaller living creatures living on their larger hosts.

"The final stop of this zoom, which spans multiple orders of magnitude, is a little bacterium. That bacterium is resting on a diatom, a class of algae that are known for their silica shells. The diatom is, in turn, sitting on an amphipod, a type of shell-less crustacean."

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YouTube Picks #192 - Baby Turtle Hatching

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Levitating Car

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http://www.snopes.com/photos/technology/levitatingcar.asp

Volkswagen have developed a car that floats along in Chengdu in China. The car is able to levitate due to the abundance of minerals in Chengdu that act as electromagnetic roads.

http://www.planecrashinfo.com/lastwords.htm

Cockpit voice recordings from black boxes, transcripts & air traffic control tapes.

They say that air travel is the safest form of transport according to statistics but when things go wrong, they can go very fucking wrong..

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April 15th 2008 - A passenger jet crashed Tuesday shortly after taking off from the Goma airport in the Democratic Republic of Congo, killing at least 18 people and tearing roofs off houses, according to the Interior Ministry.


The Skeptic's Dictionary

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http://skepdic.com/contents.html

From aliens to doomsday theories, from the Bible Code to complex homeopathy this site discusses the merits of just about everything that people disagree with each other on and provides facts and references. Awesome read for a quiet Saturday afternoon (if you're lucky enough to have one of them).

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Squeeze a Pimple

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http://www.squeezeapimple.com

Destroy those zits..

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