Entertainment

Chinese Boy Is The New Susan Boyle

Posted By Ben Goulding, 7 April, 2010 | permalink


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Here is a young man named Lin Yu Chun, competing on a Chinese reality show called Super Star Avenue, performing a rendition of Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You”. Don’t be fooled by appearances, this guy could be the next Susan Boyle.

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Girl Performs Poker Face On 4 iPhones

Posted By Ben Goulding, 5 April, 2010 | permalink


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This girl has got some serious iPhone playing skills. Watch her perform Lady Gaga’s ‘Poker Face’ using various features on the iPhone.

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Ben Folds Is Back With A Final Tribute To Merton

Posted By Ben Goulding, 1 April, 2010 | permalink


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Ben Folds is back with a final tribute to Merton. This video was taken from 4 live shows incorporating Mertonian Chatroulette – approximately 12 minutes a night.

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Wavy Circles Optical Illusion

Posted By Ben Goulding, 30 March, 2010 | permalink


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Look at these two wavy circles. Did I say wavy? Take a look.

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Moon of Saturn is Pac-Man in Disguise?

Posted By Ben Goulding, 30 March, 2010 | permalink

Mimas, one of the moons of Saturn, has been caught looking remarkably like that of the video game icon Pac-Man.

The image, taken by the Cassini spaceship which is orbiting the planet, measured temperature differences across the object’s surface and produced a map mimicking the popular character.

Mimas is about 400km (250 miles) across. It has a distinctive scar called Herschel Crater which has led many to draw comparisons with the “Death Star” from the Star Wars movies.

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Needle Through Balloon Trick Revealed

Posted By Ben Goulding, 29 March, 2010 | permalink


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Ever seen the needle through a balloon trick and wondered how it’s done? Well, the needle actually does go all the way through the balloon. Watch the video to see how it’s done.

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Sonic and Mario’s Awkward Reunion

Posted By Ben Goulding, 25 March, 2010 | permalink


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Here’s a funny little video by College Humor showing what happened when Sonic met Mario at a restaurant. Sonic hasn’t been doing too well lately and it gets very uncomfortable.

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Top 15 Funny ChatRoulette Screenshots

Posted By Ben Goulding, 24 March, 2010 | permalink

Merton meets Ben Folds

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Top 7 Most Popular Crazes of the Nineties

Posted By Ben Goulding, 23 March, 2010 | permalink

#1 – Pokémon Cards

Upon its release in 1996, Pokémon immediately became one of the most sought after card games in history. Whilst an 11 pack of cards should normally have cost around $5, rare individual cards were being traded for over one hundred times that, with some booster packs selling for as much as $9,000.

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World’s First Ferrari Theme Park Unveiled

Posted By Ben Goulding, 22 March, 2010 | permalink

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, which is set to open in 2010, is the world’s first Ferrari theme park and largest attraction of its kind.


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The Park is located on Yas Island – set to become a global tourist destination with a wide range of accommodation and entertainment facilities – on the North East side of Abu Dhabi’s mainland.

It will fittingly feature the fastest roller coaster in the world, capable of travelling at speeds of up to 125mph and generating the same G-force as driving a Ferrari Formula One car.

More details about the park in the link.

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Ben Folds is Chatroulette Piano Player?

Posted By Ben Goulding, 22 March, 2010 | permalink

By now I’m sure you’ve seen “Merton”, the piano playing guy on Chatroulette who has become an internet sensation for his freestyling on the the webcam-chat site.

Well, there has been much speculation that the mystery man might be Ben Folds due to his uncanny facial and voice resemblance. To clear things up, during one of his concerts in Charlotte, North Carolina, the real Ben Folds flipped open a laptop on the piano and started playing on Chatroulette.


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So now we know who the hooded piano player is. Actually, we don’t. “Merton” has since said “Not Ben Folds. Seriously. Ben is a much better pianist, and listen to the voice on the “Man in the Dark” part – totally not his voice at all. Besides, wouldn’t Ben cover more of his face to disguise his identity?”.

My brain is frazzled.

Oh, and here’s the original just in case you haven’t seen it yet.


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Hack Dice By Cooking Them

Posted By Ben Goulding, 19 March, 2010 | permalink


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So you’re playing Craps with your friends, but you’re just not getting any luck. The dice won’t fall right for you. Here’s how you can (hypothetically) change your luck. (Hypothetically) put your dice in the oven with the numbers you want facing upwards, cook for ten minutes and then leave to cool. You’ll suddenly start getting the numbers you want (hypothetically). Why? Watch the video to find out.

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Kings in a Pack of Cards (WFOTD)

Posted By Ben Goulding, 18 March, 2010 | permalink

The four suits in a standard deck of playing cards originated from France in the fifteenth century (around 1480). French playing card manufacturers assigned names to the faces of the four kings.

The King of Spades was King David, the second king of the united Kingdom of Israel according to the Bible. The King of Clubs was Alexander the Great, the ancient Greek King that conquered most of the world. The King of Hearts was King Charlemagne who was the leader of the Franks, whilst Diamonds was Julius Caesar.

This practice had largely disappeared by the 19th century however.

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Strong Lady Rolls Up A Frying Pan

Posted By Ben Goulding, 17 March, 2010 | permalink


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Kathy Bertram is a very strong lady who posts videos demonstrating her feats of strength on YouTube. In this video she rolls up a frying pan. Yes, she actually rolls up a real frying pan! She can also snap baseball bats, rip phonebooks, crush cans and so much more. She’s basically a destroying machine. You can check her other videos out at her YouTube Channel.

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Top 5 Irish Contributions to the World

Posted By Ben Goulding, 17 March, 2010 | permalink

#1 – St Patrick’s Day

Celebrated on March 17th annually, St Patrick’s day is one huge party that goes on all around the world. It’s a celebration of all things Irish and remembers the death St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.

Parades and parties take place in many countries including Great Britain, Canada, the USA, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Montserrat and of course Ireland.

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Pikachu Cars, I Choose You!

Posted By Ben Goulding, 16 March, 2010 | permalink

Whoever had the idea of converting their car into everybody’s favorite Pokémon character, Pikachu, is simply a genius. The attention to detail on these cars are second to none. I’d love it if when you press the horn, it screams out “Pika Pika Pikachu!” What car wouldn’t get out of your way then?

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Eduard Trololo Khil Wants You To Write The Lyrics

Posted By Ben Goulding, 16 March, 2010 | permalink


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Eduard Khil, who has become a worldwide superstar overnight for his ‘Trololo’ performance, wants to sing the song again, but this time with lyrics – and he want you to write them.

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Color Changing Cylinders Optical Illusion

Posted By Ben Goulding, 15 March, 2010 | permalink


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This ’shady’ optical illusion was created by YouTube user, greeenpro2009. Watch how the cylinder changes color as it moves along the page. No camera tricks were used in the video.

Why does my brain want to trick me like this?

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Top 5 Unluckiest People Who Ever Lived

Posted By Ben Goulding, 15 March, 2010 | permalink

#1 – Jason and Jenny Cairns-Lawrence

They have been caught up in three separate terrorist attacks during their vacations.

Jason and Jenny Cairns-Lawrence, from England, were in New York during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Having experienced such a tragic event, they never imagined that they would ever be caught up in another terrorist attack in their lives, but four years later they were.

Jason and Jenny happened to be in London during the worst terrorist attack, the country had ever seen. A series of bombings took place, targeting the underground and overground transport systems, killing 52 people.

By now, Mr and Mrs Cairns-Lawrence could class themselves as the unluckiest tourists in the world, but just three years later, they would be in the wrong place at the wrong time once again.

In 2008, the couple took a vacation to the exotic Indian city of Mumbai. They couldn’t believe it when they were faced with yet another terrorist attack. This time there were more than ten coordinated shooting and bombing attacks across, killing at least 173 people and wounding at least 308.

Jason and Jenny weren’t injured in any of the attacks, so there is a case to say that they are the luckiest couple that ever lived, but I sure hope they warn us about the next time they go traveling.

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Top 5 Longest Place Names in the World

Posted By Ben Goulding, 13 March, 2010 | permalink

#1 – Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateahaumaitawhitiurehaeaturipuk-
akapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu

With a whopping 105 letters, “Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateahaumaitawhitiurehaea-
turipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu” is officially the longest place name in the world. It is the Māori name for a hill in southern Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand.

It’s shortened to “Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu” (57 letters) in the New Zealand Geographic Placenames Database, and often shortened even further to “Taumata”, for ease of conversation by the locals.

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