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September 21, 2016 at 10:39 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Incredible moment Kung fu master flicks csrds so fast they pierce beer cans: “A deck of playing cards is definitely not something you would expect to see in the arsenal of a Kung fu warrior. But in the hands of this martial arts master it could be just as deadly as the double-edged sword or the flying dagger. An astonishing video shows Zhou Chaofeng throwing cards so fast he can pierce a beer can. The footage, taken in Mianyang, Sichuan Province on August 11, shows Chaofeng launching the cards across great distances, and at rapid speed. Amazingly he then throws them at bottles of beer, causing the liquid to spray out from the side. In December 2002 he launched one over 65 metres (216 feet) at a speed of just under 92mph, making it the fastest ever throw too.”

Arty-farty nitwit: “Celebrity photographer Tyler Shields has set fire to a $15,000 Louis Vuitton suitcase for his latest artistic project. Shields, 34, broke the hearts of millions of women around the world when he torched the vintage case in the name of art. He described the shoot – for his ‘Provocateur’ series – as being a ‘crazy’ experience. He added: ‘This is one of the last shots I did for my new book. It took me a few years to find the trunk as they are rare and not cheap.’ This is not the first time Shields has destroyed a luxury item for a photo shoot.In 2012, he burned a $100,000 crocodile skin Hermes Birkin along with then girlfriend Francesca Eastwood, daughter of the famous actor and film director Clint Eastwood. He has also wrecked a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes and a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow for his work.

Teacher installs bike pedals under her students’ desks to stop them fidgeting and help them channel their energy: “An imaginative teacher has come up with a novel way of stopping her students from fidgeting – by installing bike pedals under their desks. Bethany Lambeth, who teaches maths at Martin Middle School in Raleigh, North Carolina, noticed several of her students had trouble focusing during her lessons. So as a way of helping them channel their energy, she put the bike pedals in place so they wouldn’t lose concentration. ‘As soon as we got them the kids loved them straight away. ‘Before they would drum on desks, touch other students, just generally fidget – but they don’t do that anymore. And she claims that since the desks were installed in April this year, the quality of her students’ work has gone up and grades have rocketed”

Can the iPhone 7 survive being frozen in Coca-Cola? Tech vlogger tests out whether the smartphone still works after 17 HOURS in the freezer: “The new iPhone 7 may be water-resistant – but a technology vlogger decided to test whether it could survive after being frozen in Coca-Cola for 12 hours. Taras Maksimuk, from California, submerged the smartphone in a dish filled with the fizzy drink, before leaving it to set in the freezer. The video shows that he actually left it for nearly 17 hours before taking out the block of frozen coke. He then used a hammer to gently break the ice and retrieve the iPhone 7. After finally getting the freezing cold phone out, he discovered that it was indeed still working. However, the iPhone 7 was working a lot slower than usual and the battery had drained from close to fully charged to 18 per cent”

The ladies win one: “A tourist has been left red-faced after attempting to reverse parallel park a number of times and failing miserably, only for his female passenger to do it in one attempt. he pair were attempting to park their vehicle on the side of the road of a one lane street in Queenstown, South Island of New Zealand, over the weekend. The footage, captured by a car waiting to pass, shows the man attempting to reverse into the spot but remaining metres away from the kerb. The driver eventually gives up and exits his vehicle to allow his female passenger to sit in the driver’s seat. In just one attempt the woman manages to seamlessly park the car. The passengers sitting behind the camera were left in tears from laughter when the female passenger parked the car in seconds”

And don’t forget to catch up with all the Strange Justice before you go.

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