Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Drivers Hotline

A disgruntled driver makes his views known about a recent clampdown by Irish police on the use of mobile phones while driving. We understand that the driver was safely parked when these photographs were taken. Still, he makes his point!




Mercedes driver's protest against the ban on mobile phones while driving - Independent.ie:

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Come into my parlour said the Spider to the Fish

Spiders that have discovered the benefits of a fish-based diet are the subject of a study by a Swiss-Australian team, which has recently come to public attention. Indeed, eight of the 109 known families of spiders around the world have been found to have the ability to catch and kill fish much bigger than them, by ambushing their prey and injecting them with a lethal venom.


Fish-eating spiders discovered by scientists – video | World news | theguardian.com: "

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See also - Fish-eating spiders are crawling all over the world, scientists find


Monday, April 28, 2014

Famous Last Words

Last Words Spoken By Criminals Before Execution

Friday, April 25, 2014

Like Something you would Find in a Zoo

It would seem that love knows no boundaries where the animal world is concerned, proving indeed that prejudice is for the primitive!



Rare half-zebra half-donkey "zonkey" born at zoo in Mexico - Independent.ie:

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Noah's Ark is a Washout in Exeter

From: Exeter Express and Echo:
An Exeter cinema was forced to close due to flooding - on the same day Noah opened on the big-screen nationwide. 
Those wanting to attend the first viewing of the latest blockbuster at Vue cinema in Exeter on Friday could have been forgiven for thinking they got a little closer to the action than anticipated. 
Staff discovered the excess water when they arrived for work just after 7am. The venue had to close to the public until 2pm - meaning the first showing of Noah at 12.15pm had to be cancelled. 
The scale of water may not have been as biblical as it was on the big screen - and it is unclear if any animals had to be rescued from the confines of the cinema - but the irony wasn’t lost on cinema-goers. 
One tweeted: "#Irony. The day Noah was released Exeter Vue was flooded overnight." 
The film starring Russell Crowe is expected to become one of this season’s biggest blockbusters and opened across the country on Friday. It tells the story of Noah’s vision of Earth destroyed by a flood and he decides that The Creator wants him to build an ark to protect the world’s innocent animals. 
A spokesman for Vue cinema said: “We can confirm that there was flooding at Vue Exeter on Friday 4th April due to a fault with an ice machine. 
"We are open for business as usual and are working with engineers to get this issue resolved as quickly as possible.”

Read more: Noah Movie Real Life Flooding | Express & Echo


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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Good Ship Sails for Shirley Temple Black

With the passing of famous child actress, Shirley Temple (later Shirley Temple Black), a rare cinematic curio has come to light.

According to Slate, Temple's early films were Baby Burlesks shorts, which satirised popular movies of the day.
The joke was that the actors were all under the age of 5. Historian John Kasson writes of the Burlesks: "The intended humor of these shorts, which seems exceedingly strained to modern viewers, rests on the difference between adult knowledge, desires, motives, and pleasures, and childhood innocence."

In the following Baby Burlesk, entitled Kid in Africa, Temple plays a missionary by the name of Madam Cradlebait, on a cannibal taming expedition in 'darkest Africa'. Whatever about the concerns raised that the film is 'uncomfortably racist', its very awkwardness provides an interesting glimpse into the early years of Hollywood.


Shirley Temple Black: The awkwardness of her Baby Burlesks films.:

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Saturday, February 8, 2014

When Holidays Bite Back

The islands of Hawaii are a tourist paradise and surely rank high in everyone's dream vacation. But when things go wrong, who you going to call? If you just said 'Ghostbusters', you really are a twat and likely to be in need of more than mere legal advice. However, if you need a Hawaii Injury Lawyer, it's worth knowing that Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks are the islands largest personal injury law firm who also serve neighbouring islands.


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Monday, February 3, 2014

Spanners in the Works

The creator of this fascinating collection is an Australian by the name of John Piccoli. He lives in Boort area near Bendigo in Victoria. For how it all got started, read an Interview with 'The Spanner Man' by Maureen Lucas.





















Sunday, February 2, 2014

Hole in the Wall (or How Not to Rob a Bank)

Images of a failed bank heist that took place in a west of Ireland town.

Although the robbers succeeded in their bid to wrench the ATM from the wall that was holding it, they were apparently panicked by the rapid response of the local law enforcement personnel, forcing them to dump the stolen goods "unopened in a field 15 kms away", where the machine (an presumably the contents) were later recovered.

Also left behind at the scene was the mechanical digger used in the robbery bid. All of which might lead one to opine: Does crime really pay?







ATM machine found after being ‘ripped from wall’ - Independent.ie:

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Boulder Me Over

These dramatic pictures (courtesy of the BBC, lest any one of you may be doubting their authenticity) record the destruction wreaked when a large boulder became dislodged and smashed through a barn, narrowly missing a farmhouse in northern Italy. Another boulder stopped just short of the house. The house was occupied at the time but fortunately, no one was injured.


The larger boulder, in the foreground is one that apparently became dislodged many years before


As this and the previous picture show, the rock not only missed the house, but also a car that was parked nearby
  

BBC News - Boulder smashes through Italian farm:

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A what of starlings?

A 'murmuration' is the name given to starlings when, like, you see a whole bunch of them together. This footage was shot somewhere on the River Shannon, Ireland's longest river. Pretty impressive stuff.

Starlings are known to very gregarious, have complex vocalisations, are able to mimic sounds from their surroundings and are also believed to be able to identify individuals of their species by their calls.



Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Dishing the Dirt

Story of Amou Haji, an 80-year-old Iranian Man who, apparently, hasn't bathed in 60 years and also smokes animal poop. Luckily, we're not judgemental: we accept all sorts of weirdos on this website, as long as they bring us cheap laughs and keep our tired little minds titillated.


Amou Haji, 80-Year-Old Iranian Man, Smokes Animal Poop, Says He Hasn't Bathed In 60 Years (PHOTOS):

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Monday, January 27, 2014

The Costs (and risks) of Motoring

If reports are to believed, the pictures that follow tell the tale of a motorist in China, who chose to drive across a frozen river for the purpose of avoiding a motorway toll. A little dangerous and over-the-top, we are sure you will agree. Now if he was doing it to avoid traffic gridlock, it would be entirely understandable.




Tight-fisted driver risks his life driving across frozen Yellow river to avoid a 50p toll | Mail Online:

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Breeze your Way to a Degree

The task of writing papers for college is a big demand on the student's time, requiring preparation and planning, which let's be honest the average college student does not possess. Bodies pumping with adrenalin and hormones, minds fuelled with curiosity places him/her at a considerable disadvantage in this regard.

Companies offering paid essay writing services, may offer the way out. These can be found all over the internet, offering services that include custom essays, term papers, research papers, dissertation and many more.

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Immaculate Conception? Probably Not

A Catholic nun, who is rushed to hospital complaining of stomach pains, gives birth to a healthy 9 lb baby boy, whom she names Francesco, after the current Pontiff. We kid you not!

"It's not possible, I'm a nun," she told doctors, according to the Italian press.

The mother superior of the convent to which she is attached is reported as saying, "It seems she was not able to resist temptation." Apparently not.

Fellow nuns are said to be 'very surprised', while her local bishop says, "It would be preferable that she now lead a secular life with her baby, away from religious institutions."
Nun gives birth in Italy, names baby Francis: Reports - The Times of India:

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Additional reporting from:
The Telegraph - see Nun gives birth to baby named after Pope

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Keep Smiling: it's only a broken dose!

The gentleman pictured here is Andy Eichholz, a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) figther, who suffered this slight facial re-alignment following a knock-out blow that came from his opponent, Wade Sauer, in their recent heavyweight clash in Pendleton, Oregon, USA.

We wish Andy a speedy recovery, though judging by the expression, his face doesn't look too far out of joint.



MMA fighter suffers the worst broken nose you will ever see - Independent.ie:

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Two Heads, Not Always Better than One!

A calf born with two heads in a remote area of Morocco has proved a popular visitor draw with locals flocking to see the new arrival, which has been named Sana Saida (Happy New Year in Arabic).




"The International Business Times said the calf can eat from both mouths and is healthy."
Birth deformities such as these are ascribed to a condition known as polycephaly, a disorder that results in having more than one head. It is different from the condition that causes twins to be born conjoined.

The condition is not related to any one species and has been recorded throughout history. It is believed to occur most commonly in snakes and turtles. In the last year alone, a two-headed shark was reported in Florida, USA around the same time that "a two-headed lamb was born in a remote town in Ghana."


Two-headed calf Sana Saida born in Morocco - Independent.ie
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Additional sources:
It's not just any two-headed shark. It's the rarest two-headed shark ever recorded
Wikipedia - Polycephaly
You Tube - Two-Headed Snakes (Epic Wildlife channel)

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Life (and death) is Like a Game of Chess

It has been reported that police in Ireland are investigating a death following a stabbing incident - believed to be have resulted from a dispute over a game of chess - that took place during the early hours of Sunday, 12 January.
There was no sign of a break-in and detectives are working on the theory that the man was attacked following a row over the movement of a piece of a chessboard.

A man has been detained and is being questioned.

More on this story:
Gardaí believe Dublin man killed over chess game - RTÉ News:

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Saturday, January 4, 2014

World War 2: Still Killing People after all of these Years

A bomb dropped in the 1940s finally finds a victim.


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1 dead as World War II bomb explodes in Germany | Nation & World | The Seattle Times:

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Chinese Consumers not to be Out-Foxed

Walmart has recalled a donkey meat product sold in some of its stores in China amid reports it was contaminated with fox. ...
... Fox meat sells for about $1 per kilo in Shandong province and is cheaper than donkey, a popular snack in some parts of China. While popular, donkey accounts for a tiny fraction of overall meat consumption. In 2011 China slaughtered 2.4 million donkeys, according to country’s livestock industry yearbook. ...
... Food and product safety scandals remain rampant in China, despite years of government attempts to tackle the problem. There have been countless cases in recent years of adulterated rodent meat being passed off as that of more expensive animals.

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Walmart recalls donkey meat - because it contains fox - The Irish Times - Thu, Jan 02, 2014:

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