Ok, I know this is politically incorrect but still damn hilarious. A group of 20 members from the local weight watchers in Växjö in southern Sweden gathered together over Christmas to compare the no if pounds lost by each.
Unfortunately for them their combined weight exceeded the tolerance levels of the floor at their meeting location and the entire floor collapsed. Thankfully no one was hurt during this, but this should give the members that little extra motivation to loose weight.
Source: Floor collapses at Weight Watchers meeting – Times Online.
Don’t know if its true or not but its been getting a lot of press. Apparently Spring Airline in China doesn’t have enough planes to support all the customers they are getting inspite of them ordering new planes. So they have found a unique solution to their problem; in some portion of their planes they will replace the seats with ‘barstools’. This will allow them to fit upto 40% more passengers.
However if any of you have ever sat on a bar stool, you will realize that its not the world’s most comfortable seating option and I just can’t imagine people sitting on them for long periods of time. Although if the bar-stools were next to a bar, I am sure they will get a lot of takers.
The second problem I see is the safety issue. I can’t think of any safe way they can attach a seatbelt on a bar-stool. If this was possible then I am sure it would have already been implemented in bars around the world to keep their drunken clients safely seated…
I am sure that this is just a what-if exercise that was leaked to the press and not something serious. Although, if it was serious it might be a good way for them to carry more passengers on short flights.
Thanks to : The Raw Feed for the original link.
This is funny:
A news story describing a successful launch of China’s long-awaited space mission and including detailed dialogue between astronauts launched on the Internet Thursday, hours before the rocket had even left the ground.
I guess this shows the reliability of the Chinese media.
Source: Yahoo! News
I swear I don’t go looking for this kind of stuff….
Inventor Andrew Schneider has come up with a hot new concept for a SOLAR-POWERED BIKINI. A USB connector on the hip lets you plug in your USB-chargeable gadget.
hmm… I can see some interesting pickup lines coming in the future…
Source: Solar Powered Bikini
Thanks to The Raw Feed for the link.
Ok, now I know you can buy anything on eBay.
Earlier I spoke about paying a company so that ‘cool’/pretty people leave messages on your myspace page so that you look more popular than you are. Then Michelle pointed out that you can pay another company that calls you on your cell so that you sound more popular than you are.
Now I just found this auction on eBay where this girl is promising to be the winner’s MySpace girlfriend for a month.
Do people really care so much about looking cool/popular? Are they really that shallow?
How desperate are people to look cool and popular on social networking sites? A lot it seems… Check out this site called: Fake Your Space
From the site:
Welcome to Fake Your Space. You have found a new and exciting service which offers help to all the men and women out there who don’t feel like they are popular enough on social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook. If you are tired of seeing everyone else with the hottest friends and want some hotties of your own, then this is the place for you.
You can pick the hottest looking friends to leave you messages. We have a wide selection of men and women of all ethnic backgrounds.
So for $0.99 a month you can have your profile populated with a lot of hot looking men/women.
Whats next? A fake calender that shows you going out on a date with a hot girl (With links to fake photos) when you actually spent the evening watching re-runs on TV?
God, some people are so unbelievable..
You have got to be freaking kidding me…
A retired veteran and candidate for Oklahoma State School Superintendent says he wants to make schools safer by creating bulletproof textbooks.
Bill Crozier says the books could give students and teachers a fighting chance if there’s a shooting at their school.
Thanks to Schneier on Security for the link.
Original Article: WBIR.COM – Candidate says bulletproof books could save lives in school shootings
Just when I thought that it couldn’t get any worse… I found this:
Indian version of Thriller
This is a pure rip off of the famous Thriller video by Michael Jackson in some south Indian movie. Thankfully the music sounds different but the dance looks the same, and it has the same ugly red jacket.
I don’t mind when some one copies a little bit of a song, or creates a parody of something, but this is just plain ridicules. A couple of years ago it wasn’t so evident when Hindi movies copied something from an english movie, but now with the increasing globalization its increasingly easier for people to identify what movie a particular concept was stolen from…
The sad part is that its not just Indian movie makers who do this, they are just the most ballant in creating the ripoffs and its not like we have a shortage of filmmakers with original idea’s in India, its just that some people find it easier to copy than to create original ideas…
Somebody took the audio from a Microsoft Vista “we’re so brilliant, we’ve invented all this new stuff” shill session and overlaid it on a video of themselves doing it all on their OS/X desktop.
Pretty amusing stuff. The best part is that I can do most of it on my Linux box as well.
Check it out at: Here
Thanks to Ben Okopnik for the link.