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Update: Attack Site Status Fixed

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Some of you may have noticed your web browsers or search engines flagging this website up as an 'attack site' which is potentially not safe.

If you come here regularly you may remember me posting that we were no longer accepting comments on the posts due to excessive spamming in the comments sections. Well I finally got around to looking into this today and it turned out that some of the spam comments contained hyperlinks into known malware sites :(

There were so many instances of this that it was going to be mammoth task to pick out the wood from the trees so I've ended up having to delete ALL comments ever made on this blog.

If you are a regular visitor and have left genuine comments (and I know there are plenty of you out there) then I am very sorry about this but needs must.

Thank you for your understandings and to mark this significant change I'm going green :)

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Liam x

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TripAdvisor's Top 25 Beaches in the World

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http://bit.ly/2llAapw

My view is beaches are great, but very overrated as a factor in deciding where to pay 000s of pounds to go on holiday to..its just sand and seawater  - and varying numbers of mosquitoes (depending where you go).

Anyway TripAdvisor is all about the best places to go - as reviewed by normal travellers / holidaymakers and this is the count down on beaches side of things..

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this one has got funny trees on it..(Palm-Eagle Beach, Aruba)

Some Very Unusual Cars

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http://visboo.com/wtf-cars.html

I expect most of these were built in the States and there's a few of these that I wouldn't mind having a shot in, but some of them are indeed downright weird..

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what if it's like pissing down and you need to get in - or out lol

Pointer Pointer

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http://www.pointerpointer.com/

I'm sure I've featured this one before, possibly more than once, but it's so great I thought I'd post it again...

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Artist Brings Old Photos Back To Life

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http://bit.ly/2l2Pdo5

"Marina Amaral is an amazing artist that restores old black and white photos and adds colour to them. Using depth research, she makes the colourized photos as close to the original as possible...."

Virtual Reality + Roller Coaster = Fun

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http://www.technologycraze.net/entertainment/virtual-reality-roller-coaster-fun/

"Get ready roller coaster fans. You're in for the ride of your life. Six flags, in conjunction with Samsung is offering you the ride of a lifetime. They have decided to kick the thrills into overdrive with the first virtual reality roller coaster available on the North American Continent. Virtual reality has been changing the way that we look at things for years but now roller coasters are getting in on the action"

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WTF Photos

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Some Unfortunate Names

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http://bit.ly/2lo4wKV

"If your surname was Stroker, would you seriously name your son Willie?"

For these examples what were the parents thinking? Maybe they were unplanned and/or difficult births and the name is payback time?

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This poor man didn't have a chance lol - no wonder he ended up in the police force..or maybe it was that he changed his name to this in order to get promoted haha

More of 'There I Fixed It'

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http://bit.ly/2kPJ29j

"Summer is over for Brazil's 'marvellous city'. In a series of eerie and depressing new photos released last week, the 2016 Summer Olympic venues in Rio de Janeiro are seen filthy and deserted just 6 months after the end of the games, including the legendary Maracana Stadium. In a city that hoped desperately to be lifted out of poverty and debt by making back the money they spent, these are the ruins of a shattered dream."

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YouTube Picks - 15 Seconds of Russia

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"A collection of interesting moments from Russian daily life in a bunch of 15 second videos."

brrr...looks a bit chilly over there..

Bad Kitchen Fails

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http://bit.ly/2kGEJgx

"this is sure to make you feel much better about your own inadequacies in the kitchen. Some of them are minor, some are major, and some are downright dangerous."

I myself have recently had an incident making a banana milkshake For Alec and me whereby I overfilled the blender and it exploded all over the kitchen, including half of it landing in my dinner - Thai Nam Tok and banana milkshake don't go well together...

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"I Forgot I Was Making Caramel At Work. It's A Tad Overcooked"

Who Wore It Better?

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http://bit.ly/2luwlSC

"Who wore their pants better, Justin Bieber or a baby? Who looks better in black and white, Kim Kardashian or a killer whale? Can Kendall Jenner's style really compete with a shredded car seat?"

Check out the funny collection of pictures by clicking on link above or the picture below to see what they mean.

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Heidi Klum or a car washing brush lol..
http://bit.ly/2k8El73

"Using 300 specially-designed "Shooting Star" drones, Intel kicked off the half-time break of the Super Bowl by lighting up an American flag behind Lady Gaga. Each drone acted as a 'pixel' in a 15×20 formation which could be lit in four billion colour combinations. The cool bit is that all of the 300 drones were controlled only by two people, one of whom was there only for backup."

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http://bit.ly/2kP4wUp

"Gamers take care of each other. That's what 26-year-old James Young witnessed after his subway accident when he fell on tracks and lost left leg and arm (among other injuries). During his recovery, he was approached by the video game company Konami (the guys who were promoting the new Metal Gear Solid game) who cooperated with high-tech scientists to make James a bionic arm replacement.

The prosthetic was designed by Sophie de Oliveira Barata, from the Alternative Limb Project, and then given a Metal Gear Solid makeover, among the neat gadgets incorporated into the robotic arm. These include a light torch, USB ports for charging, a smartwatch and even a flying drone which mounts on the shoulder.

The arm itself is controlled by James' shoulder muscles and is nimble enough to handle coin-sized objects, which is no small feat for the prosthetics nowadays. The cost of this bionic arm was around £60,000 (about $75,000), but as with all technology, it should go down in price soon."

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Top 7 Minecraft Home Accessories

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http://walyou.com/top-7-minecraft-home-accessories/

"By now, if you haven't heard of Minecraft, you're probably living under a rock. If you have kids, chances are they've been obsessed with this game at some point (or still are). Even if you don't have kids, it's hard to escape the cultural phenomenon that is Minecraft. You probably thought that only games with amazing graphics would be successful these days, right? Well, when Minecraft arrived on the scene a few years back, it proved that games didn't need cutting-edge graphics for greatness, and it's taken its place among a list of amazing modern video games."

I dedicate this post to my younger son - Alec. Now get on with your homework!!!

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ThinkGeek Minecraft Redstone Torch USB Wall Charger

http://caringwhispers.com/how-to-keep-a-positive-attitude/

"Life is a journey in which you experience various ups and downs. Nothing good comes in life without a lot of struggle and setbacks at every point. Only those who keep a positive attitude can deal with all sorts of negativity..."

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Faith is important - whatever religion you are..

Flowers That Don't look Like Flowers

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http://bit.ly/2jEAIKC

Orchids are wonderful yet mysterious things..

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the Bee Orchid (Ophrys apifera)

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