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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Weird, weird things found inside people has this great list of odd items found inside people. Let's start with Margaret Daalman. Her X-ray showed  an entire set of forks and spoons (nearly 78 utensils total) that she swallowed. Then there is the Florida inmate that packed 17 Oxycontin pills, 1 cigarette, 6 matches, 1 flint, 1 empty syringe with an eraser over the needle part, 1 lip balm container, 1 condom, 1 CVS receipt, and a coupon all in his rectum.  See them all here.

Giant squid or set of cutlery?

"Bownessie" lake monster or hoax???

Is "Bownessie" of England's Lake Windermere a hoax or a monster?

Tom Pickles and Sara Harrington were kayaking at the lake and snapped this photo with a mobile phone. Pickles described the object as "a giant dark brown snake with humps measuring three car lengths," and had seal-like skin texture with a "completely abnormal" shape. Harrington said she was "completely petrified" by the encounter.

Lake Windermere is a few hours drive from the infamous Loch Ness. Proximity is everything!

Sony apologizes for Japanese band Kishidan's Nazi outfits

Sony Music and MTV have both  apologized for the appearance of Japanese band Kishidan on prime time television wearing Nazi uniforms. The band appeared in uniforms resembling those of the Nazi SS during an interview on MTV Japan's Mega Vector program.

The Simon Wiesenthal Centre expressed "shock and dismay" and urged them to apologise to its fans and the victims of Nazism.

"There is no excuse for such an outrage", said rabbi Abraham Cooper, the centre's associate dean, in a written protest to the band's management company Sony Music Artists, MTV Japan and the Japanese entertainment group Avex.

Judge lends gangster his tie in court

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Accused gangster "Vinny Gorgeous" was caught without a necktie at a recent court appearance in New York City. No problem – judge to the rescue. Presiding judge Nicholas Garaufis lent him his tie after he had been refused one by his jailers.

Vinny – Vincent Basciano – is charged with murder and racketeering for the Bonanno crime family. The judge, apparently, suggested Vinny hold onto the tie until the end of the trial. Fogetaboutit!

How NOT to apply for a job – Stoner resume

From "We at RFT aren't short-staffed, but if you need somebody, this gentleman -- who just faxed his resume to us -- seems game to work anywhere. Anywhere." Here are a few pages from said resume – a good guide on how not to apply for a job. Rock on dude!

Photo: Giant Sponge Attack – Saturn moon closeup looks like giant sponge

This breathtaking image of Hyperion, one of Saturn's 62 moons has the appearence of a giant sponge. It was taken by Nasa's Cassini probe. So what lies at the bottom of these strange craters?

"Nobody's sure, " a NASA spokesman said. Let's leave it to James Cameron to investigate.

Video: Weird and dangerous sport – underwater ice hockey

This is one hell of a bizarre sport, where hockey is played upside down under the ice. A hole is cut in the ice for players to enter and spectators watch the underwater action on a monitor. Please don't try this on your local lake!

Picture: What radio ownership coverage looked like in 1936

From Flickr user j_barry: "This is an advertising book and accompanying booklet from Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc. sent out to advertising companies in order to encourage them to use radio as place to advertise the products that they represent."

Radio in 1936

Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's car auctioned

Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's car –– an old 1977 Peugeot 504 –– was up for auction on the internet. According to the site, proceeds will go to the construction of homes for the disabled in Tehran (or perhaps a nuke or two!)  Bidding has just closed, so if you did not place a bid to own this gem it's too late! The winner will be announced soon.

They have posted this message, "We would like to inform you that the time to participate in the auction of Dr. Mahmood Ahmadinejad's car is over and soon State Welfare Organization will announce the relevant information about holding the auctions".

I'm betting on Moamer Kadhafi as the winning bidder. He'll be needing a get-away car soon.

Just Dumb!!! The Parents magazine asks: “What Do Parents Magazine and Playboy Have in Common?” – Playboy not amused

Parents magazine sent an email out to advertisers comparing itself to Playboy with the tag line “What Do Parents Magazine and Playboy Have in Common?” Huh?? It shows hows Hugh Hefner  holding a copy of Parents magazine. I'm guessing they thought it would be an attention getting way to sell ads. Oops. Playboy was not that amused and has told them to cease and desist.

Reported by AdWeek

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Video: HelmetCam captures skier's plunge off cliff - maybe

A skier wearing a helmet camera tumbles off a cliff and the plunge is  recorded by the camera. The skier escapes unharmed. This video was released by the camera manufacturer, either proud of its durability or putting out a great viral marketing hoax. I'll let you be the judge.

"Beautiful bluebird day. I lose my footing (0:55) and fall down the rock face behind me.The accident is captured from my own point of view from my GoPro camera."

From the creators of South Park: "The Book of Mormon" the musical

The creators of South Park have set their sites on a new target: Mormons.  They have launched their first Broadway musical, "The Book of Mormon",  billed as "God's Favorite Musical". According to the New York Post, the show "tells the story of two young Mormon missionaries sent off to spread the word in a dangerous part of Uganda. You can see it at Eugene O'Neill Theatre on Broadway. Sounds like fun!

3D comes to the porn world: Penthouse 3D launching

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Penthouse Magazine announced it is launching the first porn 3D high-definition channel in Europe named Penthouse 3D. The channel will offer its adult content programming daily from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m.
 No word yet on a U.S. launch.

The content –– both hardcore and softcore –– is described as "100 percent Full 3D Native HD."  Rival magazine Hustler is also expected to launch a 3D channel in March and Playboy is rumoured to be considering 3DTV as well. Was there any doubt that the early adapters of this new/old technology would be the porn industry?