October 30, 2009

That’s One Small Train



There's more information at James River Branch.

Posted By: mdb777 - Fri Oct 30, 2009 - Comments (5)
Category: Buildings and Other Structures, Crafts, Toys, Video

October 29, 2009

3D with no glasses plus 360 degree view

Sony has a new prototype 360 degree 3D process, which is demonstrated in this video.



They are looking for applications -- I bet there are some suggestions out there!!

Posted By: gdanea - Thu Oct 29, 2009 - Comments (5)
Category: Technology

Find Your Perfect Religion

Confused by all the many religions available? Need an easy way to choose the one that's right for you? Try this religious flowchart. Just answer honestly and follow the arrows. Here's the link-
http://potomac9499.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/religion-flowchart_1.jpg?w=450&h=690

Posted By: patty - Thu Oct 29, 2009 - Comments (12)
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Double Decker

There are double decker sandwiches and double decker buses, but how about double decker graves? The City of London Cemetery is attempting to begin reusing graves, if they can convince families to agree to it. Reuse of graves is not a new idea, in fact other European countries have been recycling graves for a very long time. Britain and the United States have generally considered graves to be more permanent but, at least in England, the dead are getting crowded and shared graves is a possible solution. Of course the price will be the same as for first use graves, approximately $3200.
http://news.aol.com/weird-news/article/uk-cemetery-share-a-grave-with-a/741803?cid=46

Posted By: patty - Thu Oct 29, 2009 - Comments (4)
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October 28, 2009

The Perfect Disguise



Kinda makes the duct tape bandit look like a genius, huh? There were two of them with the same brilliant disguise arrested for attempted robbery. Someone, apparently, saw them trying to break into an apartment and called the police. http://www.newsvine.com/_news/2009/10/28/3435814-iowa-cops-nab-permanent-marker-burglary-suspects

update: I found a link with pictures of both the 'permanent marker bandits'.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4429957

Posted By: patty - Wed Oct 28, 2009 - Comments (6)
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Chinese Fruit Bats Engage in Some Kinky Behavior



A scientific paper published today on http://www.plosone.org details some interesting bat behavior. The article title really says it all Fellatio by Fruit Bats Prolongs Copulation Time. The paper's abstract goes on to state "A positive relationship exists between the length of time that the female licked the male's penis during copulation and the duration of copulation. Furthermore, mating pairs spent significantly more time in copulation if the female licked her mate's penis than if fellatio was absent."

The image above (and a more in-depth discussion of naughty bat behavior) comes from this article on Treehugger.com

Posted By: dherlich - Wed Oct 28, 2009 - Comments (6)
Category: Animals, Science

October 27, 2009

Two Girl Hitchhikers

Posted By: Paul - Tue Oct 27, 2009 - Comments (5)
Category: Fashion, Underwear, Law, Sexuality, 1940's, Cars

October 26, 2009

PS3 versus Bravia TV at 50MPH

There are some things that can be done which really shouldn't. But if the advertising company can talk Sony into losing a couple of pieces of equipment, what's the harm? Here's the hook -- buy one of these Sony TV's and get a PS3 -- FREE, FREE, FREE!! They are giving away 25,000 PS3's. Sorry, only available in Australia!!



Insert the next two objects you think should meet at high speed in your comments!!

Posted By: gdanea - Mon Oct 26, 2009 - Comments (4)
Category: Advertising

Beep Beep

Brother and sister Daniel and Tevyn East were traveling close to the Nevada\Utah border at 1a.m. on October 12 when they struck a coyote. As they were going 75 mph they felt there was no use stopping, because surely the animal was killed. The pair continued to their destination in north San Juan. Two fuel stops, 600 miles and 8 hours later when they checked the car for damage they found a live coyote trapped behind the fender. Wildlife officials were called and the animal was eventually freed. The coyote only had scrapes on one paw and actually escaped from where it was being held pending release into the wild, effectively releasing itself. The pictures are interesting and make me wonder just how the animal ended up where it was unharmed. Opinions?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1223087/Pictured-The-coyote-hit-car-75mph-embedded-fender-dragged-600-miles--SURVIVED.html

Posted By: patty - Mon Oct 26, 2009 - Comments (3)
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Another Use For Duct Tape

Duct tape, so versatile that it is used for everything from restraining someone to fixing a rusty bumper, has yet another new use. A 22 year old Norwegian man used duct tape, stockings and boxes to conceal 14 royal pythons and 10 albino geckos on his person in order smuggle them into his country. That's right, he had 24 live reptiles hidden under his clothes. The snakes, which are the smallest of the python family and non-venomous, were in stockings taped to his stomach. The geckos were in boxes taped to his thighs. After all that effort to put all those animals on his body, he got caught because customs found a tarantula in his baggage and searched him. But he saved a bunch of money on his car insurance.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/10/26/international/i081844D06.DTL

Posted By: patty - Mon Oct 26, 2009 - Comments (5)
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