Monthly Archives: January 2008

Waterfall Project coming to New York (Summer 2008)

Waterfall Project coming to New York (Summer 2008)

UPDATE: Video available here or by clicking on the image. NEW YORK – Four giant waterfalls will be erected in New York for three months this summer in a public art project city officials hope will create $55 million in extra tourism revenue for the Big Apple. The waterfalls, including one that will fall from(…)

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China continues its suffocating stranglehold on Tibet

China continues its suffocating stranglehold on Tibet

found image of Taleban (similar) ignorance A SENIOR Tibetan lama and Chinese government advisers have defended contentious rules banning reincarnations of "living Buddhas" without approval. The rules are apparently aimed at empowering China to name the next Dalai Lama when the 14th and current Dalai Lama dies. Last July, China's State Administration of Religious Affairs(…)

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Louis the octopus who loves his Mr Potato Head

Louis the octopus who loves his Mr Potato Head

Louis the octopus clearly thinks two heads are better than one when it comes to toys. The 1.8m-wide (6ft) creature is so attached to Mr Potato Head that he turns aggressive when aquarium staff try to remove it from his tank. The giant Pacific octopus was given the toy for Christmas and has even learned(…)

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Maverick’s surf contest is on for Saturday 01-12-08

Maverick’s surf contest is on for Saturday 01-12-08

HALF MOON BAY – Many of the world's best and bravest surfers are heading toward Half Moon Bay as organizers of the legendary Maverick's Surf Contest have scheduled the big-wave event for Saturday. Surfers were given the word this morning, said brothers and surf partners Tyler and Russell Smith of Santa Cruz. Organizers have been(…)

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Her nickname is Snakegirl – and just one look at her extraordinary stage act reveals why…

Her nickname is Snakegirl – and just one look at her extraordinary stage act reveals why…

    The 18-year-old contortionist, who dresses in a snakeskin costume, is amazing audiences with her incredible poses and eye-watering gyrations.  Nokulunga Buthelezi is so naturally flexible that her mother found her asleep one day when she was three – with her legs tucked behind her neck. Six years later, the young girl from South(…)

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PSA : The end of the world will be on Saturday, July 5, 2008

PSA : The end of the world will be on Saturday, July 5, 2008

Found imageDisclaimer: image represents a Raelian craft and not one of the Xists. see below CLEVELAND, Ohio, January 4, 2008: The Church of the SubGenius has announced that the end of the world will take place on Saturday, July 5, 2008. In preparation for the fulfillment of this doomsday prophecy, the Church is requesting that(…)

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Puppies and Flowers : Rare unpigmented penguin

Puppies and Flowers : Rare unpigmented penguin

The sighting of a rare penguin has excited researchers newar Mawson Huts in Antarctica. An adult, unpigmented Adelie penguin was photographed near Granholm Hut on Sunday. Penguins lacking pigmentation are referred to as "leucistic" and don't usually survive until adulthood because they attract predators and don't breed. Australian Antarctic Division biologist, Rhonda Pike, says only(…)

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Hoax nuke blast seen on TV weather

Hoax nuke blast seen on TV weather

  PRAGUE, Czech Republic (AP) — Members of a Czech art group who hacked into television broadcasting with images of a hoax nuclear explosion were charged and will have to stand trial, a state prosecutor said Thursday.art.nukeblast.jpg The six members of the Prague-based Ztohoven group were charged last month with spreading false information and face(…)

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Workers at a bubble wrap factory complain about the ‘popping’ sounds from nearby police shooting range

Workers at a bubble wrap factory complain about the ‘popping’ sounds from nearby police shooting range

ELMWOOD PARK — The maker of Bubble Wrap — the famously addictive packaging that people love to pop, crackle and stomp on – says the popping of gunshots from a nearby police shooting range is giving its employees a headache. Sealed Air Corp., maker of the cushioned plastic since 1957, says the noise from gunfire(…)

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