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June 23, 2009

Don’t Tweet in the Bathtub—Drive Instead

It was bound to happen. Trying to stay connected during a bath, Maria Barbu died after her battery died from a long twitter session. Apparently, she was trying to plug in and the laptop dropped in the water.

Here's the link:

http://www.ncbuy.com/news/2009-06-22/1018060.html

You may be harassed for driving your bathtub in Russia -- here's the link --

http://www.boingboing.net/2008/10/10/russian-cops-hasslin.html

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Posted By: gdanea | Date: Tue Jun 23, 2009 | Comments (1)
Category: Accidents

Wild Turkey Rolls Manure Truck

Well actually the driver rolled the truck, and no, burbon was not involved. Scott Fisher was driving a manure truck in northern New York, near the Canadian border, on Monday. Suddenly a wild turkey flew in the open window of the truck cab. Mr. Fisher attempted to scare the bird back out and lost control of the vehicle. He took out several fence posts, hit a utility pole, and rolled the truck full of manure on it's side in a ditch. Man that's really gotta stink! Read it here- http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090624/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_turkey_truck_crash_4
Posted By: patty | Date: Tue Jun 23, 2009 | Comments (3)
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Forgotten and Unseen Electronics Part 22

Back in my first post I showed you the world's first trackball. I have now found the smallest trackball. It was made by a company named Donya (another japanese company). It uses a usb to connect to the computer and then you have to try to use this trackball that's as small as your fingertip to move the arrow. If you can understand Japanese you can buy one here:

http://www.donya.jp/item/10499.html

If you can't understand Japanese here's a translated page:

http://translate.google.com/translate?sourceid=navclient&hl=en-GB&u=http%3a%2f%2fwww.donya.jp%2fitem%2f10499.html



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Posted By: phantomspy1 | Date: Tue Jun 23, 2009 | Comments (3)
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When You Are A Pedestrian

Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jun 23, 2009 | Comments (1)
Category: Death, Motor Vehicles, Documentaries, 1940's

Tubapunk!

Visit his homepage here.



Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jun 23, 2009 | Comments (1)
Category: Eccentrics, Geeks, Nerds and Pointdexters, Music

Whamola

This is a strange new musical instrument based on the washtub bass. So far, the only widely recognized musician to play the whamola is Les Claypool. Here he is playing his song "Whamola", on his whamola (which is named Steve).

If you would like a whamola of your own, you can buy one from this guy.
Posted By: fyshstyxx | Date: Tue Jun 23, 2009 | Comments (5)
Category: Crafts, Music

June 22, 2009

Video projector glasses

The designers want these to be used by people who are driving so they can see the GPS directions in the glasses.



I'm guessing this device will be the next thing to be banned for use while driving, since people will be watching videos, texting and reading e-mail on the road. The researcher even suggests reading e-mails during presentations!!
Posted By: gdanea | Date: Mon Jun 22, 2009 | Comments (1)
Category: Technology

Forgotten and Unseen Electronics Part 21

A lot of accessories have been made for the wii since it came out. This is the weirdest one I have found. It's a bowling ball to help you out in Wii Sports or other bowling games. I could see this causing a lot more accidents than the Wii Remote did. You can buy one here:

http://www.ctadigital.com/catalog.asp?menuid=Catalog&display=itemdetail&categoryid=143&groupid=143&id=2500



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Posted By: phantomspy1 | Date: Mon Jun 22, 2009 | Comments (3)
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The Past is Another Country #3

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[From The Saturday Evening Post for December 27 1958.]

Just let your filthy mind from the year 2009 have its evil way with this innocent story.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jun 22, 2009 | Comments (2)
Category: Domestic, Marriage, Sexuality, 1950's

Tennis Grunts

Here's an article about the controversy of grunting in pro tennis. Read it, then check out the samples in the clips below, and decide what you think!






Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jun 22, 2009 | Comments (5)
Category: Eccentrics, Sports, Superstition, Screams, Grunts and Other Exclamations
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