Monthly Archives: October 2007

‘Suicide blonde’ kills three people while trying to kill herself

‘Suicide blonde’ kills three people while trying to kill herself

From article: A model who killed three people while trying to commit suicide has been told she faces up to ten years in jail. Stunning Jeanette Sliwinski deliberately rammed her car into another vehicle that had stopped at a red light. The three occupants of the car were killed instantly in the horror smash –(…)

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A thief has stolen a book titled “Steal this Book” from a modern art exhibition in Switzerland.

From Annanova: The organisers of the Basel Shift Festival have decided not to report the theft to the police yet, and hope the thief will return the book. The book with the words "Steal this Book" emblazoned across its cover had been placed in an incubator by artists from the Viennese artist's group Ubermorgen. A(…)

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No halloween costume yet? No worries—print out these really scary masks

No halloween costume yet? No worries—print out these really scary masks

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Stainless Steel Spiders made from Stolen Scissors

Stainless Steel Spiders made from Stolen Scissors

Christopher Locke buys up confiscated scissors from TSA auctions and makes these really cool spider sculptures from them. Follow link to see more pictures and a how-to of the process.

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Walmart custom cakes? probably not such a good idea…

Walmart custom cakes? probably not such a good idea…

From Neatorama: Some people that work here had a going away party the other day for a woman that is leaving. One of the supervisors called a Walmart and ordered the cake. he told them to write: “best wishes Suzanne” and underneath that write “we will miss you”. here’s the cake that was delivered. Link

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Serial jailbreaker escapes for fourth time

Serial jailbreaker escapes for fourth time

|Found image This is a wild story: BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A Belgian inmate made a dramatic escape from jail for the fourth time Sunday evening after his armed accomplices landed in the prison grounds in a hijacked helicopter, prosecutors said Monday.  Nordin Benallal, self-styled "escape king" with several convictions for armed robbery and carjacking, has(…)

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The Best and Worst Logo Remakes of the Century

The Best and Worst Logo Remakes of the Century

Link to lots more samples  Below: the new NYC Taxi logo that caused an uproar, click here to see reader submitted designs, some of which are excellent. Designed by Wolff Olins — who also created the 'fabulous' London 2012 Olympic logo:   Link to BBC readers alternatives

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Sam Adams (Beer Co.) sues Sam Adams (Mayoral Candidate)

Sam Adams (Beer Co.) sues Sam Adams (Mayoral Candidate)

Will the *real* Sam Adams please stand up:  PORTLAND, Ore. – The Boston brewers of Sam Adams beer objected when they learned that a mayoral campaign here included Web sites invoking the name of their product. What they didn't realize is that Sam Adams is also the name of the candidate — and has been(…)

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Just in time for Halloween, skull templates to carve on pumkins

Just in time for Halloween, skull templates to carve on pumkins

Found here. (A PDF file is also available for download)

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Actual news headline — Guilty barmaid crushed cans with breasts

From article: A BARMAID has been fined for crushing beer cans between her bare breasts while an off-duty colleague has been fined for hanging spoons from her friend's nipples, Westrern Australia police said today. Police said the 31-year old barmaid pleaded guilty in the local magistrate's court to twice exposing her breasts to patrons at(…)

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NASA withholds results of air safety study so as not to upset travellers — or affect airlines bottom line

NASA withholds results of air safety study so as not to upset travellers — or affect airlines bottom line

Clip from ABC News: Anxious to avoid upsetting air travelers, NASA is withholding results from an unprecedented national survey of pilots that found safety problems like near collisions and runway interference occur far more frequently than the government previously recognized. NASA gathered the information under an $8.5 million safety project, through telephone interviews with roughly(…)

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New Senate Bill would grant immunity to e-mail providers, search engines, Internet service providers and instant-messaging servers

New Senate Bill would grant immunity to e-mail providers, search engines, Internet service providers and instant-messaging servers

Clip from c|net: A new Senate bill would protect not only telephone companies from lawsuits claiming illegal cooperation with the National Security Agency. It would retroactively immunize e-mail providers, search engines, Internet service providers and instant-messaging services too. The broad language appears in new legislation that a Senate committee approved by a 13-to-2 vote on(…)

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New sport, single bamboo cane water race

New sport, single bamboo cane water race

Ananova reports: A new water sport in which contestants row a boat made of a single bamboo cane has been invented in China. Villagers from Chishui, near Zuiyi city, came up with the idea, reports News Express. They make the boats out of locally grown bamboo and hold races on the Pinzhou River. "Participants can(…)

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Diana jury coach crashes in Paris… as it tries to outmanoeuvre the paparazzi

Diana jury coach crashes in Paris… as it tries to outmanoeuvre the paparazzi

Think I neeed to create an 'ironic' category…  The coach carrying the Diana inquest jury has reportedly crashed as it traced the Princess's last movements around Paris.   In an eerie parallel with the catastrophic accident which killed the Princess, the bus driver was apparently trying to out-manoeuvre paparazzi outside the Ritz   The jury,(…)

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Q&A: Ridley Scott Has Finally Created the Blade Runner He Always Imagined

Q&A: Ridley Scott Has Finally Created the Blade Runner He Always Imagined

From the Wired article:  Wired: You started working on this movie more than 25 years ago. How does it feel to be talking about it again? Scott: It never went away, so I'm used to it. It kept reemerging, and that's when I realized that it had really unusual staying power. It's all very well(…)

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The cool photography of William Hundley

The cool photography of William Hundley

William Hundley takes photographs of people covered with sheets while jumping. Lots more images

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RIAA Jury Finds Minnesota Woman Liable for Piracy, Awards $222,000

RIAA Jury Finds Minnesota Woman Liable for Piracy, Awards $222,000

Clip: DULUTH, Minnesota — Jammie Thomas, a single mother of two, was found liable Thursday for copyright infringement  in the nation's first file-sharing case to go before a jury. Twelve jurors here said the Minnesota woman must pay $9,250 for each of 24 shared songs that were the subject of the lawsuit, amounting to $222,000(…)

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