Wednesday, November 26, 2008
If you focus on the picture, all the wheels start to spin (in both directions). However, if you then concentrate on a single wheel, that wheel will stop whilst the others keep turning.
Check out all of the top 20 optical illusions here, courtesy of the Telegraph UK.
From The Daily Dust:
You have to hand it to the German privacy laws, they provide some of the greatest get-out clauses we at The Daily Dust have ever seen. Take this one, in regards to speeding tickets. To get one in Germany the police need (a) your licence plate and (b) to clearly identify you as the driver.
Catch is, they’re not allowed to identify the passengers. So, thinks one plucky Brit, what happens if their delightful automatic privacy screens will mask the passenger in the left hand seat. Which is where I, in my british designed left hand drive car, am sitting. Bingo, no proof it was me driving!
Which would be cheeky enough, but then to really make his (or her) point, he decided to put a life size Animal from the Muppet Show into the seat, just for the camera. Raaaa-raaaa-raaaaa,” as the drummer from Dr Teeth and the Electric Mayhem would say.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Ten years ago, the judge found that too many repeat offenders were returning to his courtroom.
Mr Sacco did not feel that the message that noise pollution was unacceptable was getting through, so he decided to give the teenagers a bit of their own medicine.
The playlist at a recent session included:
The Platters' Only You
Joni Mitchell's Chelsea Morning.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Needless to say, the most disturbing thing about the movie was the fact that everyone seemed obligated to wear shirts that said "Got Ferrets?" I feel like, if you are at the Ferret show, more than likely you've got ferrets.
I knew that PBS didn't even think to highly of the movie, because they didn't break once to hit the viewers up for money. It was like they were apologizing for making me feel so dirty. The best part is that the ferrets all have names like "Obsidian Tears" and "Mr. Marshmallow Man," and one woman got a bit to close to one of the ferrets and it took a huge gash out of her nose.
I'm not sure what looks worse, wearing a shirt that says Got Ferrets? or wearing the same shirt, covered in your own blood while screaming "WHY MR. MARSHMALLOW MAN, WHY?!?"
So maybe at this point the movie still sounds appealing. You're thinking you'll throw back a couple Ferretinis (Stoli, sugar and mouse vomit), sit back and have a good laugh. Well then I would encourage you to just watch this clip....it kind of sums up the whole movie in 40 seconds. This is the edited version. In the movie the song goes on for 41 minutes.
Check out a great warning label for Ferrets here.
But now the International Maritime Bureau is looking to help by offering a real-time map of pirate activity based on Google Maps.
You can click on each flag to get a detailed report of the incident. Just taking a glance at the map, I would try to avoid doing much sailing around Africa.
Friday, November 21, 2008
By the way, they're looking for investors.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
"I came up with Brooke, Cooper, and Carter, and he came up with Trout, John Elway and Barack Obama," Jackee told KUSA in Denver.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I think this is just another slap in the face for drunks, shoplifters and flashers.
Needless to say, I didn't do so well with my answers.
Have you ever engaged in bestiality?
Monday, November 17, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
NASA will soon be installing a new device on the International Space Station that should put a fun spin on drinking clean water in space. This handy machine will process the astronauts' urine into drinking water. I guess Bear Grylls is now in charge of mission control over there - seriously, I've never seen one man drink so much of his own urine with so much gusto.
NASA, though, seems to think this is a great idea.
"We did blind taste tests of the water," said NASA's Bob Bagdigian, the system's lead engineer. "Nobody had any strong objections. Other than a faint taste of iodine, it is just as refreshing as any other kind of water."
"I've got some in my fridge," he added. "It tastes fine to me."
So if you ever get invited over to Bob Bagdigan's house for dinner, for god sakes bring you own water. Who know's what else he's got in his fridge. Oh, and don't confuse him with Bob Balaban, he's cool and only drinks Dasani.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
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Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Abbi Vincent-Lloyd, a chicken farmer in Herefordshire claims that hot air balloons and airplanes flying over her farm are causing her chickens to go crazy and die.
She claimed the stress of seeing the enormous balloons overhead caused them to run for cover.
It is as they desperately try to find shelter that they bump into each other or their surroundings, exploding the eggs inside them, she said.
This in turn causes an infection, which is thought to have led to scores of them dying.
Miss Vincent-Lloyd, 32, said post mortems of the animals revealed they had died from peritonitis, developed from the egg being released inside them.
She said: "I had lost about 15 birds when I decided to have the vet do a post mortem on two of them.
"I told the vet about the hot-air balloons and jets flying low over the farm and straight away he said that was the cause.
That's my kind of medical professional. You tell him what you think is wrong and he agrees. A diagnosis like that really slams the door on any lingering doubt.
Most hot air balloons seem pretty harmless, but I could see how this one might upset a few chickens. It's sad to see such a majestic creature that could have lived a long and fulfilling life die at least two weeks before their time.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
In a shout out to over-sized middle America, or Joe the pre-diabetic, as that voting block prefers to be known as, Twinkies will now be avaiable in a 100 calorie version.
I'll give that a moment to sink in. There are probably a lot of people trying to catch their breath from scrolling so fast.
According to David Leavitt, vice president of snack marketing at Hostess:
...people asked for a lightened version and the company got to work. They didn't want to just shrink the Twinkie, known for its elongated shape, Leavitt said, so they created three, miniature round versions. Leavitt said people enjoy having multiple bites rather than just the one product...
So you just ask Hostess to do something and they "get to work." God bless them. Appratently, though, they won't kill for you. So stop asking them. And who doesn't enjoy multiple bites when they're eating something? Isn't that the logic behind the 72-ounce steak they offer throughout Texas? Or the Toblerone?
I just think it's great. Finally a Twinkie we can all enjoy. And now that we've conquered diabetes, especially in kids, we can all eat a Twinkie without any guilt. Heck, since you love multiple bites so much, have three or four.