Apparently there's a cleaning company here in Dubai that will send a man dressed in a Spiderman outfit to clean your windows. According to AMEinfo.com, this service already exists in France and Qatar. Wow. Spider Style, a 'Specialist Cleaning Services Entity and Rope Access' facility company recently opened an office in the UAE. With offices [...]
Not sure what game this is from, but I love engrish translations.
20 year old Laura Hall of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire (in the UK) is thought to be the first person to be banned from all pubs, bars, and clubs across England and Wales. She is also not allowed to buy alcohol or drink in public. I wonder what this girl did wrong that makes her so exceptional among other belligerent drunk people, or if this is [...]
Plain Clothes Officer Pulls Gun on Motorcyclist for Speeding; Police Threaten to Jail Him for Recording the Incident
Whatever you do, don’t speed to work in Maryland. Apparently, the cops in that state believe the appropriate way to handle speeding is to use an unmarked car with no lights or sirens to cut off the speeder, forcing them to stop, then jump out the car with no uniform or badge and fail to identify them self while he pulls out his gun and orders [...]
The aptly named YouTube user Booksonmyhead made a video in which she balances 15 books on her head while reciting Pi to 100 digits and manipulating a Rubik's Cube. This young person has a real future ahead of her... imagine how effective she'd be in running a local government!
Seems just an excuse for "show and tell day." Genius. Director Rob Marshall last week told Los Angeles casting directors only actresses with real breasts should apply for a role in the fourth film, called Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. "Beautiful female fit models," the Times Online reported the document as requesting. "Must [...]
An Ohio woman has sued a Beaver County plastic surgeon who allegedly used the wrong kind of implants during breast augmentation surgery. The federal lawsuit was filed by Brittany Daly, of Steubenville, Ohio, against Dr. Beverly Carl of Bridgewater. Ms. Daly says she decided on silicon breast implants on the advice of Dr. Carl because she was [...]
My chem teacher, in high school, used to staple Burger King applications to failed tests. It was hilarious, although I never got one. A North Carolina middle school teacher is in the hot seat over his controversial style of teaching. Rex Roland teaches sixth graders at Enka Middle School in Candler, N.C. Patty Clement says her child was [...]
For 50 years, residents of the French village of Pont-Saint-Esprit have tried to understand the "cursed bread" incident, a moment of terrifying mass insanity and hallucinations that left at least five dead and dozens in asylums. Now the mystery is solved: the CIA secretly spiked the bread from the bakery with enormous quantities of LSD as part of [...]
According to this "Racial disparities in net worth" report (.PDF), single black women have a median wealth of $5. wtf? Women of all races bring home less income and own fewer assets, on average, than men of the same race, but for single black women the disparities are so overwhelmingly great that even in their prime working years their median [...]
Mistaking a loaded gun for a video game controller, a 3-year-old in Tennessee accidentally shot and killed herself, officials said. Cheyenne Alexis McKeehan of Norene, Tenn., shot herself Sunday night after her stepfather left his loaded Smith & Wesson handgun out on a table, Wilson County Sheriff Terry Ashe said. Cheyenne's mother told [...]
This weekend, up to 300 Newegg customers who pulled the trigger on a new Intel Core i7-920 processor found themselves puzzling over a clever fake instead. Who's to blame? It's not exactly clear -- Newegg initially said that the processors were "demo units," but has now posted a statement to Facebook saying that supplier IPEX shipped counterfeit [...]
My friend received the above Delta Weekly Fare Specials email this morning. Note that one of the (erroneous?) specials is a $69 each-way fare from Oakland to San Francisco. That's a 31 mile trip airport to airport across the Bay Bridge, so perhaps it would actually be cheaper to fly than, say, take a taxi?
Parking wardens working for London's local authorities routinely issue tickets against authority-owned vehicles. When this happens, the authority takes itself to court to argue that it shouldn't have to pay fines to itself. Sometimes, they ask the courts to award themselves legal costs from their own pockets. This according to Barrie Segal, who [...]
Epic Beard Man tells us his story... Cliff Notes: He is broke, a Vietnam veteran, and his mom just died.
ShadyURL: "Don't just shorten your URL, make it suspicious and frightening." The shady url for ShadyURL is http://5z8.info/--INITIATE-CREDIT-CARD-XFER--_r8a4a_dogfights
According to the filings in Blake J Robbins v Lower Merion School District (PA) et al, the laptops issued to high-school students in the well-heeled Philly suburb have webcams that can be covertly activated by the schools' administrators, who have used this facility to spy on students and even their families. The issue came to light when the [...]
What pisses me off the most was the woman with the camera shouting "beat that white dude!" and then when exactly wtf she wanted to see happen to the white dude, happened to the black dude instead; all of a sudden, she's like, what the hell was that for? ...like it's a problem now, but it wouldn't been had things been precisely the other way [...]
A new study suggests that elementary school may be a breeding ground for this anxiety. The study found that when elementary school teachers, who are primarily female, displayed a high level of anxiety about math, that skittishness was transmitted to their female students. Those students who spent a year with a math-phobic teacher displayed lower [...]
A reader writes, "Australian Classification Board (ACB) is now banning depictions of small-breasted women in adult publications and films. They banned mainstream pornography from showing women with A-cup breasts, apparently on the grounds that they encourage pedophilia, and in spite of the fact this is a normal breast size for many adult women. [...]