The same armored car company that built cars for Tsar Nicholas, Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky are now offering the Dartz Prombron Monaco Red Diamond Edition armored car with whale penis leather seats. This SUV also comes with gold plated bulletproof windows, a tungsten exhaust, diamond and ruby encrusted gauges, a external Kevlar coating and three bottles of the most expensive vodka made (RussoBaltique). The asking price for this dorky SUV comes in at a whopping 1.6 million dollars. It's set to be showcased at next years Top Marques show in Monaco. Sydney Morning Herald/Dartz
In Japan, Microsoft and Burger King decided to celebrate the release of Windows 7 with a seven patty high burger. For only 777 yen (about $9) you can purchase this five inch tall, 2500 calorie burger. Daily Mail
A UCLA study has found that internet use increases brain activity. A group of people between 55 and 78 years of age were split with half using the internet daily the other half barely ever going online. The frequent users showed increased activity in the language, memory and vision centers of the brain. The benefit was found to be attainable after only one week of steady internet use. The brains of all of us WUvians must really be jumpin' then. http://www.switched.com/2009/10/20/the-internet-literally-changes-your-mind-study-shows/
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