Wednesday, May 31, 2006


Don't drive during the 2006 Football World Cup

A warning to all drivers: Don't drive when the 2006 Football World Cup matches are on as there will be a huge rise in the number of car accidents when drivers rush home to see their teams:

During the Euro 2004 championship, the accident rate went up by more than 50 per cent.

Monday, May 29, 2006


Your ears grow longer with age

It has been proved: your ears grow longer with age:

In 1999, Dr VF Ferrario and four colleagues from the Functional Anatomy Research Centre at the University of Milan in Italy, writing in the Journal of Craniofacial Genetic Developmental Biology, present evidence that not only do ears get longer with age, but it happens to both women and men. Men’s ears start out longer than women's and they stay that way.

Why ears grow longer with age? Gravity over time forces every body appendage to sag. The bane of human aging: If it can sag, it will sag! Ears included.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006


The World's most expensive mobile number: 666 6666

Someone just paid £1.500.000 for the number 666 6666:

Having seven sixes as your mobile number might seem devilish to some, but interpretations vary. A brief dip into the weird world of numerology shows 666 is seen as holy in Judaism because it represents six directions - up, down, north, south, east and west. Others equate it with the Arabic word "ellah" meaning God.

On a techy note, the first Apple Computer sold for $666.66, the sixth letter of the Hebrew alphabet is w - so www. shows how evil the internet is. And finally, Viagra has a molecular weight of 666g/mol.

Thursday, May 18, 2006


America's Secret Plan to Invade Canada

Did you know about America's secret plan to invade Canada?

At a length of 5,522 miles (8,891 kilometers), Canada and the United States share the longest non-militarized border in the world.
U.S. Army was to attack in force on three fronts – advancing from North Dakota towards Winnipeg, moving from Vermont to capture Montreal and Quebec, and moving from the upper Midwest to take over the nickel mines of Ontario. The plan also called for a convoy to travel up Route 99 to Vancouver, and for the British colonies in the Caribbean to be taken. The goal of the U.S. was not only to defeat Canada, but to claim it as a prize

Wednesday, May 17, 2006


Wash while you flush

The Toilet Lid Sink lets you wash while you flush:

With each flush of your commode, clean water that would otherwise go straight down the toilet is first routed up through a chrome gooseneck spigot to dispense pure water for hand washing. The Toilet Lid Sink installs easily without tools, is attractive for any bathroom and is a great space saver. Shuts off automatically. Porcelain-like white plastic replaces your existing tank top and adjusts to fit standard toilets up to 8in wide and 18-22in long. Built-in soap dish. Overhang varies up to 1.5in.

Wednesday, May 3, 2006


Pilot locked in the belly of a (F-22) Raptor for 5 hours

$180.000 is needed to fix the damage to the F-22 Raptor when they liberated the pilot:

A fire crew had to cut open the canopy of a US Air Force Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor fighter with chainsaws on 10 April to free the pilot, who had been trapped inside for 5h.

The Raptor stealth fighter, heralded as the most technologically-advanced fighter in the world, entered service in January after 19 years of development. Each jet costs around $134 million per unit.

The canopy became stuck in the down and locked position and could not be opened manually after the pilot cycled the mechanism several times, following a pre-flight warning that the canopy was unlocked.

Via The Register


Creative job offers

...LE FAREMO SAPERE... collects the worst and most creative Italian job offers. Here is an example:

Prestigiosa azienda informatica ricerca con urgenza un sistemistacon competenze negli ambienti Solaris, Shell e Directory.
Completa il profilo la capacità di interfacciare Sql a un DB.


Life in Milano

People sometimes ask me how it is to live in Milano. Well... it is full of Italians which makes life interesting:

A car was pulled over north east of Milan for zigzagging across the highway. The polizia making the stop was confronted by the sight of a 70-year-old woman in her birthday suit attempting to have sex with the 59-year-old male driver


The gift for the man that has everything...

Change an Infant's Diaper Video for mobile devices:

Take Five Films in conjunction with El Dorado Media and the makers of the award winning "Daddy''s Tool Bag" bring you this roughly 6 minutes and 30 seconds of video that provides an overview of how to change a baby's diaper. This Video should not be considered a detailed review of this topic and we recommend that you seek additional resources before you undertake this as a challenge. Nonetheless, we hope you enjoy this glimpse into the world of Changing a Baby's Diaper. Have Fun!