Now that’s a car

June 29, 2016 at 11:03 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Chinese company unveils a two-storey house printed by a 3-D machine: “A company in China has unveiled a house created entirely though a 3D-printer. Experts took part in the creation of the building which was printed in one go at a construction site in the Tongzhou district of Beijing. It took just 45 days for the project to be completed. The entire large villa was printed in one go without being cut and then put together using a number of different pieces. Each floor has a height of 9 feet, reports zol.com.cn. Special reinforced concrete was used to build the villa which has now been painted and is open to members of the public to come and take a look. In recent years, the use of 3D printing in construction has increased and can also help keep down costs.

A Japanese Haka??: “The students of Tokyo’s Tokyo’s Ikubunkan school kapa haka group performed for rōpū Māori during a trade visit. The students had spent a year on exchange to New Zealand and taught themselves both the haka and waiata when they went home. It begins with a large group of girls singing in unison and shaking their fingers. A leader makes loud calls throughout the song and the other singers reply in song. Their second song is more active and includes well synchronised dance moves and foot tapping. As the girls finish the boys come through the centre of the crowd. They organise themselves into a triangle shape team on the floor with their feet set wide and menacing looks on their faces. The calls for the haka are made from a boy in the middle of the crowd. The boys slap their wrists and sides in perfect unison. Then they call out the words of the haka together. The Maori who commented on the post were thrilled with the high quality of the performance”

Surprise! The secret to a woman securing a job interview may be as simple as wearing a low-cut dress: “New research suggests that female applicants who included a photo of themselves in revealing clothing were 19 times more likely to secure an interview. The study, which is to be revealed at a body image conference in London on Tuesday, was conducted in Paris and covered the chances of earning a job interview for sales and accounting positions. Using two similar looking women with near identical experience on their CVs, they each applied for 100 roles wearing conservative clothing and another 100 roles pictured in a more revealing outfit. The study took place over a three year period. Out of the 200 roles that were applied for, the submissions which were accompanied by a low-cut dress received 62 more interview offers than their more conservatively dressed counterparts”

Can you believe she is FIFTY? Chinese fitness fanatic amazes: “With her flawless skin, wrinkle-free complexion and super-toned body, 50-year-old Ye Wen from China looks decades younger. The mother-of-one from China’s Henan province puts her youthful looks down to her fitness regime after picking up swimming at the age of 30, reports the People’s Daily Online. She took her hobby one step further in March, swimming across the straits of Malacca, according to the report. And she is also hoping to swim the Han River in South Korea. Ye said she trains daily at her local swimming pool and keeps toned by heading to the gym two to three times a week for two hours.

Have you heard of the magic ‘poop button’?: From laxatives to different types of tea, there any many schools of thought on what is the best cure for constipation. According to Wendy, who runs the blog, Wisdom of the Moon, when suffering from constipation, all you need to do is press a particular spot a short distance from your belly button, and thanks to the acupressure, your bowels should start moving again – and soon. Wendy has dubbed it the ‘poop button’, and claims that the magic spot is three finger-widths directly below your navel. Wendy explains that she first came across the alternative healing method via an unnamed friend of hers, who consulted the book, Natural Healing for Children: An Essential Handbook for Parents. She says in the post that as soon as her anonymous friend tried the ‘poop button’ with her son, Freddie, he was no longer ill”

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