Battery Showdown – The Best You Can Buy

http://www.batteryshowdown.com/

“We decided to test alkaline, lithium and zinc-chloride cells to find the
best AA batteries you can buy for your money on the highstreet and
online. As far as we are aware, this is the largest scale discharge test
of consumer batteries that has been performed. The results surprised us
a lot.”

Different types of AA batteries tested any which way you can to give results on both low and high-drain devices.

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These beauties win hands down for capacity and long-lastingness on all the tests but actually the Duracell Ultra Power ones are the best value for money apparently

Save Our Bridges

http://saveourbridges.com/map.html

One for our friends across the Atlantic this

“By accessing the Save Our Bridges Map, users can enter a zip code to
immediately see the dangerous bridges in their area. Families can see if
their children’s school buses or their own commutes to work or church
take them across a bridge that is both structurally deficient and
fracture critical. Trucking companies and other suppliers can determine
whether the routes their carriers take require that they cross these
dangerous bridges. “

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the Forth rail bridge – this is how we build em over here

Bartender Magic

http://www.bartendermagic.com/

“This site is full of bar tricks, stunts, pranks, scams and gags to help
you increase your tips, make new friends (or enemies),
or just have some fun! This site is one of the oldest
and most established bar trick site on the net thanks to the millions of
visitors!”

I worked behind a bar once many many years ago when I was living in London but I got the sack cos I was always turning up for work too scruffy – my day job at the time was a motorcycle courier and I’d be riding all over London all day and by the time I turned up at the pub my face and clothes would be black from all the fumes / pollution.

The highlight of that career was a £50 tip from a customer for getting his parcel from the City to Heathrow Cargo Terminal in 24 minutes and it just made it in time for the flight to Japan as I recall..anyway – I digress..

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Dogs in Shame

http://www.dogshaming.com/

We love our dogs but they sometimes get themselves into trouble. At this site you can submit a little summary of your own dog’s mishaps. If you’ve got a dog yourself then you’ll relate to this site.

We’ve got a cat at the moment but even cats have their days…

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“Katarina, ate aluminum foil on Halloween. She got taken to the Vet where
they gave her a shot to induce vomiting, and then gave her another shot
to stop the vomiting. She did ‘produce’ the evidence. Trip to the Vet
cost $400.00”

Water Wigs

http://www.behance.net/gallery/Water-Wigs/4889175

We found a bunch of awesome bald men and hurled
water balloons at their heads, to capture the explosion of water at
various intervals. The result a new head of of water hair! We used a
laser and sound trigger to capture the right moments for each subject to
create just the head of hair that fit best with the face.
We
chose to work with triads of colors to create images that are arresting
and amusing at the same time. We feel the color helps transform the
water into some more and adds greater visual interest.”

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Seeing Double?

http://snipurl.com/25lho61

“Jennifer Lopez, Robert Pattinson, Angelina Jolie —
one of a kind? Not quite! These Hollywood stars and many more have
engaged the services of a body double — whether for stunts or
uncomfortably undressed scenes. The unsung stars of Hollywood, they do
all the hard work for none of the glory — until now. We’re taking a look
at celebrity doppelgangers who might have you seeing double. Can you
tell who’s who?”

I don’t think this practice is limited to Hollywood stars – I believe the Mafia and big men of the South American drug cartels use body doubles as well..to avoid getting a bullet in their heads..

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Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

Famous? Famous!

http://www.floatingpath.com/2012/08/23/famous-famous/

“On the night of July 27th, 2012, a huge prank was pulled in New York City and this is the video of what took place. Brett Cohen came up with a crazy idea to fool thousands of pedestrians walking the streets of Times Square into thinking he was a huge celebrity, and it worked! Not only did it work, it caused quite a stir. This social experiment, of sorts, makes a profound statement about how modern culture is so attracted to pop culture, without any real credibility needed.”

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How Many Condoms Can You Wear At Once?

http://www.myscienceproject.org/condoms.html

You may have heard of the practice of double-bagging for even safer sex. This guy has taken it to the extreme to see how may condoms you can possibly wear and the run some experiments.

Read all about it at above link or click the picture..

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this is 625 condoms and was the point that he ran out of condoms to use
🙂

Plane Crashes – Last Words from the Cockpits

http://www.planecrashinfo.com/lastwords.htm

Cockpit voice recordings from black boxes, transcripts & air traffic control tapes.

They say that air travel is the safest form of transport according to statistics but when things go wrong, they can go very fucking wrong..

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April 15th 2008 – A passenger jet crashed Tuesday shortly after taking off from the Goma
airport in the Democratic Republic of Congo, killing at least 18 people
and tearing roofs off houses, according to the Interior Ministry.