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September 20, 2009

Globetrotters Costume Party

Here is a history of The Globetrotters Club, which is still in operation today.

Shortly after their founding, in 1947, they threw a costume party, pictured here.

I hope such events are still part of their activities.

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September 19, 2009

World’s Largest Orgy

Leave it to the Japanese to organize an orgy. The world record setting event had 500 participants half men and half women. A warehouse was used for the orgy and it was professionally filmed and photographed. DVDs are being sold. Be warned, the link is definitely NSW. http://www.weirdasianews.com/2006/10/13/world-record-in-japan-largest-orgy/
Posted By: patty | Date: Sat Sep 19, 2009 | Comments (9)
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Forgotten and Unseen Electronics Part 43

A lot of people would remember back on their eighth birthday (or younger) that they wanted a remote control car and when they got it, they realized after five minutes this isn't as good as the commercial made it look. Now you can buy a remote control Ramen Noodle Cart which in real life doesn't move unless it's being towed. It's only for sale in Japan so here's the link for the people that live there.

http://item.rakuten.co.jp/keitaistrap/248-042057/



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Posted By: phantomspy1 | Date: Sat Sep 19, 2009 | Comments (3)
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September 18, 2009

If It Weren’t For Bad Luck…

A Sandusky, Ohio couple had a really bad day Monday. Gregory and Judith Moses were hit by a car while crossing the street. His knee was injured and she was bruised. That alone would be bad enough, but while they were being treated at the hospital their son arrived home to find his parents' car gone as well. Two teens were later arrested driving the car in Cleveland and charged with receiving stolen property. Now that's a lousy day! http://www.philly.com/philly/news/weird_news/20090918_ap_ohiocouplegetscarstolenafterautoaccident.html
Posted By: patty | Date: Fri Sep 18, 2009 | Comments (1)
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Robot with Bones

Though these robot bones are made of plastic and the muscles are motors, this robot moves more like humans than any other robot.



With kite strings for tendons and elastic to aid movement, it more closely mimics human movement. But I still don't want to shake a robot hand -- is that intolerant?

Here's another animatronic rocker -- very fun and starring at Universal Orlando.

Robo Bones singing "Mustang Sally"!!

RoboBones from Chris on Vimeo.


Here's "Robo Bones" My Space page:

http://www.myspace.com/robobones
Posted By: gdanea | Date: Fri Sep 18, 2009 | Comments (8)
Category: Robots

What’s The Chances?

A freak coincidence, that's what a spokesperson for the Bulgarian national lottery is calling it. It being the drawing of the same 6 numbers, in different order, on September 6th and again on the 10th. The Sports Minister, Svilen Neikov called for an investigation. The chairman of the lottery commission, Konstantin Simeonov, states that the resulting investigation found no wrong doing. The Bulgarian lottery has been drawn for 52 years this being the first time for repeat numbers. The numbers are picked by machine on live television. A mathematician was quoted as saying that the chance of the same 6 numbers being picked on consecutive drawings is more than 1 in 4 million, but not impossible. No one won the first time, but 18 people had the winning numbers on the second drawing. Each received the equivalent of $7,700. At least 18 people expected the same numbers to come up, and lucky them, they were right.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090918/od_nm/us_lottery
Posted By: patty | Date: Fri Sep 18, 2009 | Comments (6)
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Barry White Comes To The Rescue Of Zorro!

A six year-old male shark imported by the London Aquarium to breed with their resident female was initially a disappointment. Zorro the zebra shark showed little interest in London girl Mazawabee, despite having built a reputation as a lover at his previous home in Belgium. Staff at the aquarium floundered around for a solution before suggesting that perhaps Zorro's uncharacteristic shyness could be overcome with a little masterly mammalian mood music from legendary sole-singer, Barry "Great" White?

Surprisingly, the treatment has almost worked too well, to the saving of Zorro's reputation and further enhancement of Barry's. Zorro and mate Maza are now so ardent that their frequent, and violent, public courtship has alarmed some visitors, with Zorro's "love-bites" being misinterpreted as an attack. But with a "tiger in their tank" the aquarium staff are happy, Zorro is happy, Maza is (probably) happy and maybe, somewhere, Barry is smiling too (Annova).
Posted By: Dumbfounded | Date: Fri Sep 18, 2009 | Comments (6)
Category: Animals, Music

September 17, 2009

Monster Snake

Florida Department of Fish and Wildlife received a complaint from an Apopka, Florida neighborhood. Neighbors were concerned because of a large pet snake. Upon investigation a DFW officer discovered a giant Burmese python. The snake is 18 feet long, 400 pounds and 30 inches around the thickest part of her. Her name is Delilah and according to her current owner,Melvin Cheever, she is docile, well fed, non aggressive and happy. Well fed is right, when investigators arrived Cheever had just fed Delilah 7 rabbits. Cheever says his brother has raised her for 16 years. The brother is moving to West Virginia and has gone ahead to prepare living space for Delilah. That is why the snake resides with Cheever. One of the neighborhood complaints is that Delilah sometimes escapes her chainlink cage, which Cheever admits is true. DFW has placed the snake with a caregiver who has proper permits for such animals till they can ascertain Cheever's permit status and decide if the animal has been properly caged and cared for by him.
http://news.aol.com/article/400-pound-python-delilah-seized-from/667516 for ashort report and video of an interview with DFW officer.
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/orl-bk-python-seized-apopka-091109,0,732521.story
for more in depth story.
Posted By: patty | Date: Thu Sep 17, 2009 | Comments (5)
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Super Crazy Weird Trailers 3

Masterpiece? I'll let you decide.

Posted By: mdb777 | Date: Thu Sep 17, 2009 | Comments (7)
Category: Movies, Video

September 16, 2009

Oops!

Sara Gaspar thought she got the tip of a lifetime from Notre Dame University. She worked catering events for the school and received a $29,387 tip on April 17th. She claims to have tried to call the NDU catering department three times without receiving a response. Then, she says, she received a threatening call in June after the money was spent. NDU claims to have found the typing error, she should have received $29.87, in May and to have requested return of the money then. The school has filed suit accusing Gaspar of unjust enrichment, fraud and conversion. Gaspar says she is frightened and depressed and is paying for the school's mistake. Who do you believe?
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090916/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_notre_dame_big_tip_3
Posted By: patty | Date: Wed Sep 16, 2009 | Comments (5)
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