What is the most satisfying thing you have ever done to a really mean or rude person?

July 16, 2016 at 12:37 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

When I was 17, I went camping at a beach one day, and decided to make a sand throne, to relax in, except… it wasn’t made entirely of sand, because it would collapse the moment I sat on it. So, I gathered some large stones nearby, arranged them neatly to form an chair, and then covered it with sand to even out the gaps so that it would be comfortable to sit in.

After 2 hours of toiling under the hot sun, the job was done, and I sat in my throne with a great sense of fulfilment. After a while, I retreated back to my tent nearby to rest.

As I stared out of my tent to enjoy the view of the beach and admire my handiwork, a young boy, around 10 of age, went to my throne and walked around it, inspecting it curiously. For a moment, I thought he was going to sit on it. But then, a mischievous glint shone in his eye and he backed away from it a few steps. Then, he dashed and swung a mighty kick! And… collapsed, clasping his foot and crying for his mom.

I stayed in my tent, with tears in my eyes trying to hold back the laughter, thinking “Served you right! “. It wasn’t intentional, but making a “sand” structure with stones was definitely the most satisfying passive aggressive thing I did to a troll who goes around kicking sand structures.

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Chinese holidaymakers frolic on popular coast covered with algae: “As summer rolls around, the east Chinese city of Qingdao is again facing its annual invasion of florescent green algae that transforms its coastline into a large swathe of green. Despite the government’s best clean-up efforts, combating the algae that comes from the Yellow Sea is an uphill battle, with algae piling up on the Shandong Province city’s beaches. The source of headache for coastal officials is, however, quite the contrary for tourists, who are descending on the popular coast to do nothing less than heap the algae on themselves. Photos depict Chinese tourists plastering the algae on their bodies, with some going as far as to bury themselves in it entirely, reports the People’s Daily Online. Adults and children alike are seen frolicking along and posing for photos on the now algae-covered beach. Some have been photographed swimming in the murky waters, while others took in the unusually verdant views”

Greedy mouse gets trapped in a bird feeder after scoffing so many seeds he couldn’t fit back through the gap: “A couple were bemused when they returned home to find a mouse had eaten all the seeds in their bird feeder – and had become so bloated it couldn’t get back out. The tiny rodent had to be rescued, but not before an amusing image was snapped which shows its little face peering out from inside the contraption. They spotted the mouse in the bird feeder which was hanging on a metal frame at the rear end of their garden in South Shields, near Newcastle. Lisa, a bank cashier, believes the mouse could have been stuck for up to nine hours while they were out of the house. She said: ‘The top and bottom of the bird feeder was still attached so he must have got in through the little hole which he ended up peering out of”

Now THAT’S one way to prevent sunburn!: “Holidaymakers in China’s Shandong province have found an alternative to the classic combination of sunscreen and hat. Opting out of tanning, fair-skinned men, women and children visiting the sandy beaches of Qingdao have been sporting Face-Kinis. The brightly coloured protective item is similar to a balaclava and appears to be sewn out of waterproof fabrics. This facemask and swim hat hybrid may seem like a drastic measure to cut down on UV exposure, but it is a popular accessory on these shores. And, it been that way for years. Where some fashions come and go, this item, which was invented in 2004, has remained a staple with the region’s female bathers since reaching the mass market ten years ago. Covering every inch of the face, bar the eyes, nose and mouth, it effectively masks the wearer from the scorching heat of the region, which regularly reaches the mid-thirties in the summer. It has also been proposed that the city’s annual algae bloom and local jellyfish population may be fueling sales.

A woman missing for a week has been found in the roof cavity of a shoe store — alive: The family of a missing Sydney mother are breathing a sigh of relief today after she was found alive and well inside the roof cavity of a shore store in the city’s south. The 31-year-old mother of three, who suffers from an undisclosed medical condition, was last seen at the Paul’s Warehouse in Carlton at around 1:30pm on July 8, reports The Sydney Morning Herald. No closer to finding the Kingsgrove woman on Tuesday, police issued a public appeal for information, saying they held grave concerns for her welfare due to an undisclosed medical condition. She was discovered inside the attic at roughly 12:40 this afternoon, at which point she was taken to St George hospital and treated for dizziness. A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman today said the woman was not trapped and was able to make her own way out, reports The Sydney Morning Herald. Police are not treating her disappearance as suspicious”

Pa. police officer buys meal after man refused to sit by cops: “A Pittsburgh-area police officer bought a couple’s dinner after a man said he didn’t want to sit next to four cops at a restaurant Friday night. Homestead, Pa., Officer Chuck Thomas told ABC News he said “we won’t hurt you” but the man “looked at me hard again” and walked to a table on the other side of the Eat n’ Park diner. Thomas posted a photo to Facebook of the receipt for the $28.58 meal. “Sir, your check was paid for by the police officers that you didn’t want to sit next to,” he wrote in a handwritten note on the tab. “Thank you for your support. I left a $10.00 tip too.” The encounter happened the night after a sniper at a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas killed five police officers. A server later told Thomas the couple seemed “thrown back by it” and laughed when they realized he paid.

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The escort

July 15, 2016 at 12:32 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Hero intervenes to save toddler from being beaten to death by her dad: “This courageous man almost definitely saved the little defenceless two year old girl’s life. When Don Gilbert walked outside his motel room armed with a baseball bat after hearing desperate screams – nothing could prepared him for what he was about to see. Kyle Holder, 32, was beating and kicking his 2-year-old daughter in the parking lot of the Sunnyside Motel. Don didn’t even hesitate to intervene when he saw the out-of-control man senselessly attacking his tiny defenceless little girl. “I hit him once in the back. He had the baby by his feet,” Don told American TV channel KPTV. “He took her to the curb and just slammed her down, and that’s when I cracked him in the skull three or four times.” Police said the girl’s father was out of control when they arrived and they were forced to use a Taser gun to subdue the crazed man. The toddler is in critical condition at a local hospital while her father is behind bars facing first degree attempted murder charges.

A fine fellow: “This monster snake was caught in a backyard in Australia, and no it’s not Pokemon-related. This enormous, three-metre python was found slithering about a resident’s garden in Cooroy Mountain, Queensland this week. That’s just shy of the length of a Nissan Micra to put it in perspective. The Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers were called in to remove the snake. Snake catcher, Lockie, said it was the oldest and largest coastal carpet python he had ever seen. “It would have easily been pushing the 9ft mark,” he said.”

The ISIS-busting bomb: RAF unveil new £105,000 Brimstone 2 missiles: “Britain’s new lethal weapon against barbaric Islamic State militants was yesterday unveiled by the Ministry of Defence. The £105,000 Brimstone 2 missile will destroy small, fast-moving targets from RAF Tornado GR4 jets flying over Iraq and Syria. More deadly than the standard laser-guided Brimstone missile, it has double the range, and can hit lone jihadists on motorbikes wearing suicide vests from more than 20 miles away. It has the same heavyweight punch as it is predecessor but its cutting-edge seeker system and more flexible guidance system means the missile can defeat more challenging targets. The missile can also hit them with greater accuracy which means it can discriminate between the target and other moving vehicles and civilians in ‘cluttered environments’”

Strange new fish: “Federal biologist Jay Orr never knows what’s going to come up in nets lowered to the ocean floor off Alaska’s remote Aleutian Islands, which separate the Bering Sea from the rest of the Pacific Ocean. Sometimes it’s stuff he has to name. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration biologist is part of a group that uses trawl nets to survey commercially important fish species such as cod in waters off Alaska. Sometimes those nets come up with things no one has seen before. With co-authors, Orr has discovered 14 kinds of new snailfish, a creature that can be found in tide pools but also in the deepest parts of the ocean. A dozen more new snailfish are waiting to be named. Snailfish have no scales, feel gelatinous and look like fat tadpoles. Aristotle described a Mediteranean variety found in ancient Greece as “sea slugs.” Many fish have pelvic fins on their bellies, just behind the gills. Most snailfish species, instead of pelvic fins, have a sucking disc that they use to cling to rocks”

The indestructible bridge: Engineers design ‘perfect’ arch they say can withstand anything: “Experts say they have come up with the ‘perfect’ bridge design that can withstand anything mother nature throws at it. In fact, the researchers at Warwick University say nature holds the key to their new design. It uses a design process called ‘form finding’ to produce a structure with no weak points. The question of how to build the optimal arch has been argued through history. This could, for the first time, lead to the design of bridges and buildings that can take any combination of permanent loading without generating complex stresses. Such structures will have enhanced safety, and long durability, without the need for repair or restructuring. Form-finding enables the design of rigid structures that follow a strong natural form – structures that are sustained by a force of pure compression or tension, with no bending stresses, which are the main points of weakness in other structures.

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Not a clue

July 14, 2016 at 1:36 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Brilliant slow-motion video shows two selfie-taking girls FREAK OUT in terror after spotting a wasp in their car: “The clip, a selfie video filmed by the girl in the front seat, is made even more hilarious by the fact that it plays in slow motion. It begins with the girl in the front seat pushing air between her lips to make them flap about before the other passenger suddenly appears over her left shoulder with a terrified expression. Blissfully unaware of what is going on, the blonde girl in front of the camera says something to her fellow passenger before continuing to blow air through her lips at the camera. Then, in the middle of making her silly face, the girl looks upwards to finally see the wasp, and initially looks dumbfounded. The clip ends as it pans to the side to reveal the other girl in the back also in the midst of an open-mouthed cry.

Horrifying moment a Skoda is impaled by dozens of bamboo poles falling off an overloaded truck: “Shocking footage shows the moment a car is impaled by dozens of bamboo poles that were on top of a truck in China. The bamboo poles can be seen falling onto the Skoda and piercing through the glass windows on July 7 in Ningbo, eastern China, reports the People’s Daily Online. The driver escaped with minor cuts and bruises. Footage shows the Skoda driving across the main busy road. It slows down to go over bumps in the road. The truck suddenly comes towards the car and tries to brake however it is heavily loaded with bamboo poles which are used to build scaffolding. The poles crash forwards into the car piercing the windows. According to reports, both windows on the left side of the car were completely shattered. The passenger can be seen getting out of the car unscathed.

Crocodile gives a snake a lift: “This brave snake scaled new heights of bravery when it hitched a lift from a crocodile. The thin green snake slithered up its new pal’s back and onto the top of it’s head, so it could get a better look of the path ahead. But the much bigger crocodile didn’t seem to mind, so its new travelling companion enjoyed the free ride around Tangerang, Indonesia. The surprise encounter was captured on camera by local photographer Thomas Chandra, who spent 20 minutes observing the pair. Mr Chandra said: “It looked to me like the snake was just playing with the crocodile when it climbed onto it’s head. “But the crocodile didn’t react and it seemed to enjoy it too. They stayed like this for about twenty minutes together. “Then after a while, the snake got off and returned to the ground, before slithering away.

Tourist faces deportation from Myanmar because of problematic tattoo: “ANY number of serious crimes could have you deported from your holiday destination, but one Spanish tourist is facing that consequence over a problematic tattoo. The tourist has reportedly been kicked out of Myanmar after local monks took offence to an exposed tattoo of Buddha on his leg. The man was detained in the ancient town of Bagan, which attracts thousands of tourists a year to its temples and pagodas. He was then sent to the major city of Yangon. “Monks in Bagan saw a Buddha tattoo on his right leg because he was wearing shorts. They informed us as it’s not appropriate,” a police officer in Bagan told AFP anonymously. “We will send him back because he violated the rules as a tourist here,” the official said.

Doberman saves toddler: “A NEGLECTED doberman adopted by a loving family last week has saved their toddler from being bitten by a deadly king brown snake. Seventeen-month-old Charlotte Svilicic was playing in the garden of the family’s Atherton home on Monday when Khan the doberman grabbed her by the back of the nappy [diaper] and threw her clear of the approaching snake. The heroic pooch was bitten by the snake after saving the toddler but is recovering after a dose of anti-venom. In an amazing twist, Khan’s breeder revealed his grandfather had saved a child in similar circumstances. Charlotte’s mother Catherine Svilicic yesterday told The Cairns Post Khan had saved the child’s life and the family would be forever indebted. “If I had not seen it with my own eyes, I would never have believed it,” Ms Svilicic said”

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Feeling the Bern

July 13, 2016 at 12:41 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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The grass-topped houses of Scandinavia: “Real-life grass-topped buildings that look just like the Hobbit homes of Middle Earth. The cosy, turf-topped properties are traditional in many countries in Europe, including Iceland, Sweden and Norway. These snug retreats not only resemble their on-screen counterparts but also have a range of environmental benefits. Grassy coverings help to absorb rain water, provide insulation in winter and help to cool the home during summer. They are so popular that there is even an annual competition to find the most beautiful green roof designs, hosted by the Scandinavian Green Roof Association (SGRA). Best of all, the picturesque lodgings blend right into the rolling, lush landscape, with many located right next to cascading waterfalls or in valleys between snow-capped mountains.

Could BEER help prevent cancer?: “New research suggests hops – the flower that makes beer and gives it its zesty taste – could help fend off breast cancer. The plant has long been tied to hormone levels, with studies showing it gives men ‘man boobs’ and soothes postmenopausal symptoms by boosting estrogen metabolism. And now, experts at the University of Illinois at Chicago claim that same process could activate chemicals that prevent tumors from developing. Researchers applied hops extract to two different breast cell lines to monitor its effect on the cells’ estrogen metabolism. As hoped, the researchers found one potent compound in hops – 6-prenylnarigenin, or 6-PN – increased the rate of estrogen metabolism, boosting a detoxification pathway in the cells. ‘We need to further explore this possibility, but our results suggest that 6-PN could have anti-cancer effects,’ lead research Professor Judy Bolton said”

Are fat people less intelligent than thin?: “Fat people are less intelligent than people with a normal weight, a provocative study claims. Overweight men and women have less grey and white matter in key areas of the brain. They also have greater impulsivity and ‘altered reward processing’, the study said. The researchers said that their findings could explain why overweight people make poor diet choices – they do not have the mental capacity to control themselves. Nor are they able to stop themselves from making poor choices when the do eat something. The theory is likely to prove controversial as weight loss campaigners have emphasised that each individual has different reasons for their struggle with their body. The research involved sophisticated brain images of 32 adults recruited from the city of Baltimore in Maryland, 16 men and 16 women”

Red-faced mother complains that her son’s birthday bunting spells ‘Tappy ratyr’ – only to be told it actually reads ‘Party party’: “Emma Curwen, 43, bought the 89p bunting from Aldi to decorate her home in Preston, Lancashire, ahead of her son Dylan’s 7th birthday party last Monday. She expected the decoration to read ‘Happy Birthday’ and was left confused when she hung up the string of letters and they spelt ‘tappy ratyr’. It was only after she posted a complaint to the supermarket that friends told her that the bunting wasn’t faulty and she had simply put the letters for ‘party party’ in the wrong order. Ms Curwen said that Aldi still responded to her complaint even though it had been her mistake”

Daisy the dog CRIES when the children are dropped off at school: “Daisy has been crying every school morning since September 2015. As the children pause to say goodbye, the pet barks and whimpers. The clip was filmed in California, and shows how the emotional pet reacts as the children make their way into school. The two children are videoed going past the car, stopping for a second to say goodbye to Daisy. Daisy lets out a couple of barks, almost as if it is saying its own farewell. Then follows a whimper, followed by a look of bemusement at why the children have left her. ‘Daisy, say bye,’ says the children’s mother from inside the car, but the dog is too busy whimpering away. The dog then lets out an over-exaggerated howl of sadness. ‘We’ll get them after school Daisy,’ concludes the woman.'”

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The joy of shopping again

July 12, 2016 at 2:15 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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A man is knocked down in the street by a drunk woman driving a Mercedes – before he gets up, lights a cigarette and walks away unharmed: “The dramatic moment a pedestrian was hit by a suspected drunk driver and thrown head-first 10 metres along the road has been captured on security video. Emergency services were called to Pitt Street in Sydney’s city centre at around 12.30am on Monday following reports a man had sustained head injuries after being hit by a car. The pedestrian was initially unresponsive and left bleeding on the ground after the collision, but remarkably was able to walk away with a lit cigarette before paramedics arrived to treat him. It’s believed he was concerned about paying for an ambulance. The 24-year-old driver of the white Mercedes 4WD, who returned a positive roadside breath test, was escorted to the police van by an officer who told her: ‘You are drunk, you do not deserve to be on the road the way you’re acting'”

CCTV footage shows the shocking moment a brave store worker fends off a thief with a PRICE GUN – as he tries to attack her with an electric pen: “A discount store clerk has been filmed bravely fending off a would-be thief as he tried to attack her with an electric shock pen. CCTV footage from Smiles Discounts in Mount Gravatt, in south-east Brisbane shows the 40-year-old clerk named Kiran standing at the register when a man attacks her. The offender is seen lunging at Kiran who instantly picks up a pricing gun to defend herself. The thief then reaches for the pricing gun, but the Smiles Discount store clerk, quickly fights back holding onto the device. Admitting defeat the stranger is seen running from the store empty handed with Kiran on his tail”

Woman jailed after using dog collar training device to give electric shocks to a toddler: “A former female soldier who used a dog training collar to inflict electric shocks on a toddler has been jailed for three years and four months. Lanna Monaghan, 34, who caused serious neck injuries to the boy, had seen the collar on a pet and said: ‘If it works on a dog, it will work on kids.’ But in the latest blow to the Named Person scheme it has emerged that though her victim had a state guardian it was the NSPCC children’s charity which reported Monaghan to the authorities after being contacted by her mother. Over 15 months, Monaghan also subjected the toddler to cold showers, bit and kicked him, and hit him so hard with a wooden spoon that it broke. The private hire car worker, who served in the Army for nine years, was said to have attacked the child as punishment for not eating his food or for urinating on the floor.

Nurse who stole 68-year-old grandfather’s £5,000 Rolex watch as he lay dying from a massive heart attack faces jail: “A nurse is facing jail after he stole a £5,000 Rolex watch from a dying grandfather. Joseph Miller, 40, pocketed the watch as medics fought to save the life of David Davies, 68, who was rushed to St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester after suffering a cardiac arrest. Months later Miller went to a jewellers in a bid to get the Submariner Rolex watch valued before offering it for sale. Today he appeared before Portsmouth Crown Court and pleaded guilty to stealing the watch while on duty in the hospital’s accident and emergency department. Judge Ian Pearson told the senior nurse that the crime was ‘serious’ and warned him he could face jail. Under current guidelines he could face a prison sentence of around two years”

Airlines demand supersize seats on new jets as passengers struggle with widening waists: “Passengers with ever-expanding waistlines will soon be able to fly in comfort as airlines demand bigger seats for larger customers. A new generation of jets is set to rectify the problem, and this weekend one of the first planes, Bombardier’s C-Series CS100, will be shown off at the Farnborough Airshow. The aircraft features seats which are larger than in most commercial passenger jets. Passengers in window and aisle seats will find an ample 18.5ins (47cm) in width, whilst customers in middle seats will have 19in. EasyJet currently offers snugger seats with a minimum of 17.5ins (44cm) in width available but Ryanair is even less generous with seats only up to 17ins wide. The first of the CS100 planes were delivered to Swiss International Air Lines last week – with one set for the Hampshire air show”

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A TOUCHING GOLF STORY

July 11, 2016 at 2:27 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A man lost an arm when his golf cart rolled over on him on a down slope. He became very depressed because he loved to play golf.

One day in his despair, he decided to commit suicide and end it all.

He got on an elevator and went to the top of a building to jump off.

He was standing on the ledge looking down and saw this man down on the sidewalk skipping along, whooping and kicking up his heels. He looked closer and saw that this man didn’t have any arms at all.

He started thinking, “What am I doing up here feeling sorry for myself? I still have one good arm to do things with.”

He thought, “There goes a man with no arms skipping down the sidewalk so happy, and going on with his life.”

He hurried down to the sidewalk and caught up with the man with no arms. He told him how glad he was to see him because he lost one of his arms and felt useless and was going to kill himself. He thanked him for saving his life and said he knew he could make it with one arm if the guy could go on with no arms.

The man with no arms began dancing and whooping and kicking up his heels again.

He asked, “Why are you so happy anyway?”

He said, “I’m NOT happy. My balls itch.”

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500kg deadlift smashes record: “EDDIE Hall just keeps breaking records. The English strongman stunned the crowd at the World Deadlift Championships over the weekend by becoming the first man in history to deadlift 500 kilograms (1,102 pounds). While the crowd at the Leeds Arena was going wild, Hall slumped to the ground and began bleeding from his nose. He said afterwards that the lift “nearly killed” him. “The pressure on my body was surreal. I passed out after. I had nose bleeds. It’s not healthy doing something like that. “But I’ve done it. I’m sure it will be in the history books for a very long time… It’s that great feeling, Like the first man on the moon, the first man to run a mile in under four minutes. And now I’m the first to deadlift half a ton.”

To Inspire Young Voters, Japan Tries Comics, Teen Models and a Talking Grain of Rice: “To persuade 18- and 19-year-olds to head to the polls for the first time this weekend, officials in Japan have launched marketing campaigns starring a series of ambassadors they believe will play to the budding democratic instincts of the country’s youth. They include a male model and his platinum-haired sweetheart, a lovelorn comic-book character and a talking grain of rice. The opposition Democratic Party hopes to increase turnout by inviting actual young people—in fact, teen models—to talk sessions with lawmakers where they chat about the latest cellphone apps and gossip about romance between members of parliament. At a recent event, participants suggested free ice cream and more shelters for abandoned pets as policies they wanted the government to adopt. “These models have a lot of big fans, and these events might be an opportunity to make those fans think that politics is actually a part of their lives and that they should vote,” said Democratic Party lawmaker Akihiro Hatsushika.

This massive planet has three suns: “About 320 light years away lies a large exoplanet in a triple star system. It may sound like a planet straight out of the fictional realm of Star Wars, but this world actually exists in our galaxy. Astronomers spotted HD 131399Ab, as the new exoplanet is dubbed in a paper published Thursday in the journal Science, and its three stars using direct imaging, so they have a snapshot of this bizarre, star-filled world. The exoplanet sits between its three stars, with each fiery orb pulling at the smaller celestial body. And its orbit suggests that this exoplanet may actually be teetering on the edge of being ejected from its star system. The other stars are so far off in the distance that they don’t really have much of an effect on the planet,” Kevin Wagner, an astronomy PhD student at the University of Arizona who discovered the strange new exoplanet, tells The Christian Science Monitor. In other words, HD 131399Ab orbits star A, but the exoplanet’s orbit brings it a third of the way to the other two stars, B and C, which are close together”

A restaurant in West Yarmouth, Massachusetts turned heads when it unveiled a busty mermaid sandcastle: “Considering the fact that the breasts are covered with a clam shell bikini, the owner of Salty’s Raymond Roy just doesn’t understand the controversy. The controversy surrounding the saucy Salty’s sculpture was actually brought on by the local police department. There were 41 sand sculptures created by Greg Grady and his team from New Hampshire. According to the Cape Cod Times, the police had posted pictures of the sculptures on their Facebook page. The mermaid caused an uproar, and police chief Frank Frederickson was forced to remove the pictures because a few citizens found it offensive. While Frederickson himself thought the pictures were “terrific,” off color comments and phone calls to the department were enough to make him issue an apology. The mermaid was designed to mimic Salty’s current logo of a mermaid riding a lobster. The controversy has not stopped people from eating at the local cafe, and Roy has no intention of doing away with the sculpture before the end of the summer celebration”

Redditor Gets Old Macintosh From Craigslist, Finds Weird 80s Porn Software: “On Craigslist, Redditor wowbobwow picked up an old, broken Macintosh SE that was destined for a landfill. But once he got the beige box cleaned up and working again, he discovered a big NSFW surprise hidden in a fake “America Online” folder. The redditor had actually stumbled upon a strange piece of Mac history in the form of an “interactive erotica” app, called MacPlaymate, which was created by comic book artist and software designer Mike Saenz in 1986. As you’d expect from a game running on a computer with only 1 MB of RAM and a 20 MB HHD, the premise of the porn was incredibly simple. Players could strip a digital avatar named Maxie, use various sex toys with names like Mighty Mo Throbber, and watch Maxie make it with other digital characters. The software even had a “panic” button that brought up a spreadsheet in case another human walks by. At the time, Saenz sold the game for $20-$50.”

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Horror movie fun

July 10, 2016 at 3:41 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

This is my wife’s story, but it’s a good one…

Around 35 years ago, we were still dating. I left her apartment on my motorcycle and was on the 70-mile trek home.

My wife, uncharacteristically, was watching a horror movie on TV that was really scaring her. She regretted getting into this movie after I had left her apartment. The creepy, evil ‘bad guy’ in the movie was named “Victor.”

My wife was so scared that, when her phone rang, she nearly jumped out of her skin. What’s worse, when she answered the phone, a stranger’s voice calmly asked,

“Is Victor there?”

My wife SCREAMED, “WHO IS THIS???!!!”

Imagine the poor, innocent caller on the other end of the phone!

My wife was afraid to go to sleep that night …even after she told me the story on the phone. I have never known her to watch a horror movie by herself since.

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Terrified French backpackers asked police to SHOOT ‘a spider the size of a dinner plate’ after it crawled into their campervan in the Australian outback: “French backpackers were saved from ‘spiders the size of dinner plates’ by Queensland police. Two Mareeba officers were on patrol near Granite Creek in far north Queensland when they were flagged down by French backpackers. The startled backpackers said their campervan had been ‘invaded’ by spiders the size of dinner plates. Upon closer inspection by police only one spider needed to be removed from the vehicle. When the backpackers asked the two female officers to shoot the spider, the police informed the holiday makers their aim was good- but not that good”

High school girls left in shock after a diner secretly pays for their meal: “A group of highschool girls were ‘gobsmacked’ when a mysterious stranger paid for a large portion of their meal when they were enjoying a night out together. Lexie Higgins, 16, and her friends had treated themselves to the night out at the Royal Garden Restaurant in Wagga Wagga in New South Wales when they were surprised by the kind gesture. When the waiter at the restaurant brought over the cheque a heart-warming letter and $60 was in its place. The note read: ‘Hi, once when I was a student, a stranger paid my meal…Pay it forward girls. Carmel.’ ‘We were gobsmacked – we just didn’t know what to think. ‘I felt a big rush of emotions – I was relieved because my family is struggling with money so I could use that money to help dad pay for things,’ she added. The 16-year-old has a part-time job and often saves up to go out with her friends during the school term and said ‘friendship means a lot to us'”

Shallow woman loses her baubles: “Elizabeth Fox-Banos thought keeping her vast collection of jewels in a big red toolbox was the least likely place a thief would suspect to find them. But the raven-haired Sydney socialite confessed that when she found that everything from her diamonds to her emeralds had been stolen she was ‘devastated’. The Colombian-born spice heiress has called Sydney home for over 40 years and is well-known in the socialite community particularly during the 1980s and 1990s when she was most active. She said: ‘They took the lot … and I mean everything. All the diamonds, all the pearls, the gold, the emeralds … absolutely everything … I’m devastated.’ Although the jewels were worth more than a million dollars Fox-Banos admitted that their sentimental value was more important to her. Pictures of the jewellery released by Fox-Banos include butterfly earings studded with precious stones a pair of pearl earrings and what appear to be a gold bracelet and necklace”

South Korea: Participants fight off summer heat in massive water gun festival: “In a bid to beat the summer heat, South Koreans have taken part in a huge water gun fight in the streets of Seoul. The fight is part of the fourth Sinchon Water Gun Festival, which kicked off on July 9. Water fights have recently become popular summer festivities in Korea, according to local media. The festival, which is held in the Yonsei-ro area of Sinchon, runs for two days and also includes a grand parade and concert, according to the Visit Seoul website.

It’s the enchanted forest! Internet goes crazy over ‘magical wonderland’ found in a Chinese university: “With the lush trees, beautiful lighting and a mersmerising reflection, this set of pictures could come straight from a fairy tale story. In reality, this stunning scene was found yesterday on the campus of a Chinese university after the school was submerged in floodwaters brought by heavy storms. Although the weather has caused inconvenience to students and staff, Chinese social media users seemed to have taken more interest in the school’s watery views and have called the campus a ‘magical wonderland’, reported the People’s Daily Online. According to the report, the pictures were taken inside the Nanjing University of Science and Technology. Part of the campus, which is situated on the lower grounds, was flooded after the city had been battered by continuous torrential downpours for about three weeks”

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How did that snail get there?

July 9, 2016 at 2:08 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Neither of them seem to know what to do about the situation

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Laid back New Zealand. Masked robber points a GUN at a kebab shop worker… but he ignores him to calmly finish serving a customer: “The masked robber walked into the takeaway shop in Christchurch on May 28 and put his bag down on the counter before pulling out a black handgun. Security footage shows the employee at the Souvlaki Shop appearing to be unfazed by the weapon as he continues wrapping up a kebab in a brown paper bag. The robber is then pushed to the side as the worker hands over the order to a customer seated inside the takeaway shop. The customers brushes past the masked man to collect his kebab and can be seen backing away out of the shop. The employee nonchalantly walks back to the kitchen and out of view of the CCTV camera. His calm exit forced the robber to pause for a few seconds before shrugging and leaving the store empty handed. Police in Christchurch released the CCTV footage in the hope of finding out who the masked man is”

Dutch airline to launch first ever service with draught beer ON TAP: “Dutch airline KLM is set to launch the first ever service with draught beer on tap. It confirmed that it has now succeeded in pouring the perfect pint at high altitude using an innovative dispenser. It was developed by Dutch brewing giant Heineken and KLM hopes to use the prototype on random intercontinental flights in its network. Edwin Griffioen, who designed the new installation, said: ‘Because the air pressure is so much lower in an aeroplane than at sea level, a traditional beer tap will not work as it will only dispense a huge amount of foam. ‘It was one big jigsaw puzzle, as the keg of beer, the cooling system and the air pressure compressor all had to fit in an airline catering trolley. ‘In the end we had to leave out one of those pieces to make it all fit, so with pain in our hearts we had to leave the cooling behind.'” The kegs of beer – four per flight – are now being delivered to Amsterdam Airport already cooled”

Inside the huge abandoned WWII mine buried deep under the Ural mountains: “Russian Mikhail Mishainik risked his life to take these pictures of an abandoned mine in the Ural mountains. It’s thought to have been built when World War II broke out, when the Soviet army was desperate for resources. Creeping along dank tunnels with a risk of gas leaks and landslides isn’t everyone’s idea of fun – but this explorer can’t get enough of it. The need for the minerals it produced dropped when hostilities ended and the mine closed – but the structure is still intact. There is plenty of risk involved in exploring it, though. The mine was built quickly, so the engineering of the supports may not be robust, and there is a potential for gas leaks from chemicals such as methane and hydrogen sulphide carbon dioxide. And there’s the aforementioned flooding, filled with debris”

Camper waves goodbye to brown bear as he leaves national park and can’t believe it when it RETURNS his farewell: “This is the amazing moment a man driving home after spending a weekend camping out in the wilderness is greeted farewell by a giant bear. Dylan Furst, 25, had spent the weekend in the Olympic National Park in Washington State when he came across the wonderful scene. As he passed the bear, he decided to salute it and wish it farewell. Furst visited the park with the express intention of looking at bears but he did not expect the response he received. The photographer, from Bellingham in Washington, said the bear was not threatening and was happy to interact with a human. ‘When I was leaving I said ‘goodbye bear!’ and waved at it, then he waved back. I couldn’t believe it. ‘I was no more than 10ft away from the bear, separated by a small wire fence. He didn’t seem threatening at all, and it was almost tempting to go up and hug him.”

12 die in giant Indonesian traffic jam: “Twelve people have died during a massive three-day traffic jam in Indonesia that stretched more than 20 kilometres (13 miles) and brought thousands of holidaymakers to a complete standstill, an official said on Friday. The horror traffic at a major highway junction at Brebes, a city on the main island of Java, was so bad that Indonesians dubbed the disastrous toll gate “Brexit”, from the words “Brebes exit”. Roads across the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country are choked every year at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, as millions head to villages to celebrate Eid, which fell on Wednesday. But the chaos at the “Brexit” junction this year was particularly acute in the three days before Eid, as tens of thousands of cars crammed the arterial highway, transport ministry spokesman Hemi Pramuraharjo told AFP. “In terms of this Brexit case, there’s been a total of 12 victims over different days,” he said. The deaths occurred between July 3 and July 5″

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German shepherd in action

July 8, 2016 at 5:04 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Take your dog for a swim: “Scientists have said dog owners worried about their pets’ joints should ditch daily walkies in favour of the doggy paddle. Experts say swimming is not only great exercise for dogs, but can also help improve their strides and treat elbow dysplasia – a genetic developmental abnormality, causing pain and loss of mobility. They say the treatment – coined ‘canine hydrotherapy’ – is particularly useful for Labrador and German Shepherd breeds, who are especially susceptible to the condition. Mobility is a huge issue for dogs suffering from forelimb lameness, affecting their ability to live a normal happy life. Hydrotherapy has been shown to be of huge benefit to dogs with, and without, mobility problems. Hydrotherapy has been shown to be of huge benefit to dogs with, and without, mobility problems”

Cab driver returns $187,000 in cash left in the back seat: “A lot of people have left things in Raymond “Buzzy” MacCausland’s cab over his 50 years of driving in and around Boston. So when a homeless man abandoned his backpack on the back seat early Saturday afternoon, MacCausland, 72, headed over to the hotel where the man had said he was staying. At the front desk, he unzipped the bag in search of the owner’s name. Instead, spilling out of the top were three thick stacks of cash — the tip of a $187,786.75 iceberg. Within hours, police found the owner at the hotel — a homeless man who had cashed a sizable inheritance check and tucked it away in his backpack. The man had learned just days earlier that his recently deceased parents had unexpectedly left him hundreds of thousands of dollars. No bank would cash the check, he said, so he went to a check-cashing store and stuffed the money into his backpack. “I knew he’d find me,” the man said. “I didn’t panic at all.” He said he could tell from his brief talk with MacCausland that he was a good man — an “old soul” like himself”

Snowflake Mexican reporter fired after locals carry her through flood waters: “A TV reporter caught on film being rescued from a puddle by townspeople in Mexico has been fired for apparently caring more about her shoes than the story she was there to cover. Lydia Cummings, 24, was in the city of Puebla in central Mexico in late June when she was photographed getting ferried over a flooded street by a man and a woman. She can be seen with her arms wrapped around both of their shoulders, clutching a microphone in one hand and a pink cellphone in the other, as the two townspeople hoisted her up from her legs, with their feet completely submerged in the murky floodwater. The picture went viral almost instantly with the hashtag #LadyReportera and became the subject of dozens of hilarious memes.

Snowflake British garbage collectors: “A father said his local bin men should be ‘ashamed’ after he filmed his nine-year-old daughter moving a wheelie bin they refused to collect – after branding it too heavy. Firefighter Paul McMillan said he took the footage to embarrass the refuse collectors who he suggested had gone soft compared to the bin men of the past who used to carry rubbish away on their backs. He insisted there was nothing unusual in the bin and that there was still space inside when he put it out to be emptied in Cheylesmore, Coventry, on Tuesday. But when he returned later that day a sticker had been placed on the un-emptied container informing him that the bin was too heavy to be collected. To prove just how manageable the bin was, he asked daughter Lacey to show the council workers how it’s done”

Couple come home to find a KOALA relaxing on a their couch and warming himself by the heater: “A couple has been left lost for words after coming home to find a furry house guest taking up residence on their couch. Michele Goodman and Vicki Haines, returned to their Soldiers Point home in the New South Wales Hunter Valley on Tuesday night to find a koala warming himself up in front their heater. ‘It looked exactly like he was watching TV,’ Michele told KO FM. ‘He was facing the TV, sitting in front of the heater. It was very cute.’ While the koalas appears cute and cuddly, they have been known to act aggressively, especially when feeling threatened. ‘The dog was barking at him and I could see him get his claws ready to attack the dog,’ Michele said. ‘I wasn’t too keen to get to close to him.’ After a couple of calls, they got in touch with the Hunter Koala Preservation Society. While they waited 90 minutes for the koala to be collected, Michele and Vicki took some snaps of their furry house guest.”

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An oldie but goldie

July 7, 2016 at 1:04 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


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Enraged son calls the police on his father for burning his stash of cannabis plants: “A man in the Northern Territory called the police on his father after he destroyed his stash of cannabis plants. Officers were called to a home in Humpty Doo, about 40 kilometres from Darwin, after the pair had a fight at the family home. ‘As retribution his father burnt the son’s prized cannabis plants in a bonfire on the property,’ Duty Superintendent Louise Jorgensen said. ‘The son was indignant and enraged,’ Duty Superintendent Jorgensen said. Police also said the son was not concerned about dobbing himself in for possessing cannabis, but ‘He seemed to believe that the destruction of the same was far worse than the possession’. As the cannabis was destroyed when it was thrown into the bonfire, no charges have been laid. ‘The evidence has been destroyed. Along with his reputation,’ Duty Superintendent Jorgensen said. The son has now moved out of the family home to live with relatives”


Eating in keeps you slim! Home-cooked meals ‘slash risk of type 2 diabetes by 15%’
: “Eating in could keep you slim and cut your risk of diabetes. Research shows that people who normally have their dinner at home are thinner than their counterparts who like to dine out. And their risk of diabetes is cut by up to 15 per cent. Nipping home for lunch is also good for health, the study found. The researchers, from the Harvard School of Public Health, said that home-cooked meals are likely to be healthier than those eaten out. The condition, which is fuelled by obesity, eats up a tenth of the NHS’s budget and leads to disabling and life-threatening complications from stroke and heart attacks, to blindness and circulatory problems that lead to limbs being amputated. Researcher Geng Zong tracked the health of almost 100,000 middle-aged men and women for up to 26 years. The volunteers were quizzed on their diet and lifestyle as well as where they ate their meals. All were free of diabetes at the start of the study but, by the end, more than 9,000 had developed the condition”

Oddball sparks interest: “A Melbourne ‘hipster’ with a penchant for Kmart couture and Chanel capes has found himself an online following of admirers almost overnight. Samuel Davide Hains was featured in a street style Q&A where he was photographed in a pair of Osh Kosh B’Gosh overalls, worn back to front, and a beret gifted to him by his uncle. His unique response prompted the story to go viral on social media. In his interview he described his style as ‘bucolic socialist with improvised elements (like jazz)’, and declared he would ‘never be caught dead’ in ‘neo-hippie “bush-doof” couture, a small, inefficient beanie, or anything less than extraordinary’. ‘I admire the style of Trotsky in leather, Albert Einstein, John Coltrane,’ he said. ‘I’m not only inspired by people, but places and ideas. In his street style piece Samuel admitted his favourite store was discount retail giant Kmart, but he liked to pair his bargain pieces with fashion favourites like his Chanel cape. The admission has many calling him the ultimate hipster”

Watermelon boy: “With his cheeky smile and adorable outfit, this little boy seems to carry an irresistible charm. In fact, the two-year-old from the city of Chongqing is the latest internet star in China after he was pictured helping his father, a fruit seller, harvest watermelons. The boy’s father, surnamed Zhang, arranged the pictures to be taken before uploading them on social media, according to Chinese media. The fruit farmer, from Yongchuan District of Chongqing, hoped the heart-warming images could attract more people to buy his watermelons. In the photos, the boy, who remains unnamed, wore a traditional Chinese robe and carried a little bamboo basket on his back. In one picture, he was trying to pick up a melon while grimacing; in the other, he seemed to gesture how big the fruit was to himself. The boy’s hard work was awarded later as he was seen enjoying a slice of the fruit while sitting on a bamboo chair.

Furious passengers delayed for SEVEN HOURS after woman demanded to get off flight because she wanted ‘to get a divorce’: “Over 500 passengers were left stranded for seven hours after one woman’s impromptu decision to change her relationship status. The travellers were forced off a flight – which was heading from Moscow to Vladivostok, Russia, on Monday – as one woman on-board decided she needed a divorce, pronto. Witnesses claim that while the plane was taxiing she demanded to be let off the flight and repeated over and over again: ‘I am not in the mood to fly now.’ Due to safety regulations, everyone was forced to exit the plane, too, and have their luggage security-screened again, which prompted the long delay, according to Russian news agency RIA Novosti. Irked passengers took photos and videos of families and elderly travellers disembarking at Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport. They raged at the airline, asking them to punish the divorcee-to-be for the inconvenience”

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