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Trololo Guy Comes To Terms With His Newly Found Fame

Posted By Ben Goulding, 12 March, 2010 | permalink


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Eduard Khil, the man who has recently gained worldwide fame from his performance, which quickly became known as “Trololololololololololo”, reacts to parodies on YouTube with the media.

This is what he said to “Life News“:

I haven’t heard anything about it. It’s nice, of course!

Thereby hangs a tale about this song. Lyrics were written for it, but they were poor. I mean, they were good, but one couldn’t publish them at that time. They contained words like these: “I’m riding my stallion, so-and-so mustang, and my beloved Mary is thousand miles away knitting a stocking for me”. Of course, we failed to publish it at that time, and we, Arkady Ostrovsky and I, decided to make it a vocalise. But the essence remained in the title. Yes, it’s a little prankish – it has no lyrics, so we had to make up something for people would listen to it, and so there was an interesting arrangement.

Haven’t seen “Trololololololololololo” yet? Watch it here.

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Top 6 Marriage Proposals Gone Wrong

Posted By Ben Goulding, 10 March, 2010 | permalink

Becoming engaged is meant to one of the best days in a person’s life, but when something goes wrong with the proposal, it can end up being one of the worst. Here are the top 6 marriage proposals gone wrong.

#1 Man Dropped Ring On Brooklyn Bridge

What was meant to be an elaborate marriage proposal turned out to be a nightmare for one man and his partner.

Don Walling and his girlfriend, Gina Pellicani, had gone to dinner with family to celebrate his 29th birthday. Afterwards, they decided to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge where Don would propose.

With a relative filming the event, Don got down on one knee, took out the ring box and opened it, but to his horror the engagement ring fell out of the box and into the New York traffic below.

Don scaled the side of the bridge as motorists, thinking he was suicidal, begged him not to jump. Next, a suicide prevention van pulled up and police stopped the traffic.

When the ring was eventually found, the platinum band was damaged but all the stones were fine, luckily… Not really.

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Mind Blowing Card Trick

Posted By Ben Goulding, 9 March, 2010 | permalink


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This is my favorite card trick of all time. Don’t worry if you’ve already seen it, because it will probably blow your mind even watching it a second time. It’s called “Jumping Gemini” and in this video it’s performed by the incredible Roy Raphaeli. Enjoy.

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Tunnel Vision Illusion

Posted By Ben Goulding, 9 March, 2010 | permalink


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Watch what happens when you get closer and farther away from this drawing. Viewing in full screen is better, but be careful not to bang your head!

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Never Lose Track Of North With A Compass Table

Posted By Ben Goulding, 8 March, 2010 | permalink


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Do you find yourself getting lost in your own home? No? Me neither, but this compass table will make sure you never do. If you find you’ve got a load of spare compasses lying around the place, shove them all in a table for storage and have a fantastically creative coffee table that will impress all of your compass-loving friends. Even better, build a lazy susan full of compasses. That’ll keep you entertained all day long, guaranteed.

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Top 10 Funniest Google Search Suggestions

Posted By Ben Goulding, 8 March, 2010 | permalink

The Google Suggest tool is a great tool that shows you suggestions that Google thinks you are searching for, as you type. However, Google’s somewhat unusual sense of humor often comes out with the suggestions it comes up with. Here are the top 10 funniest Google search suggestions.

1. I like…


Yeh, me too. Personally, I think it’s the best way to impersonate a dinosaur.

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Top 10 Town Planning Fails

Posted By Ben Goulding, 5 March, 2010 | permalink

Town planning is important to ensure a good economic and social environment for the community, but sometimes it goes wrong. Here are the top 10 town planning fails.


Bike Lane Fail – Source

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Top 10 Most Stupid Inventions

Posted By Ben Goulding, 4 March, 2010 | permalink

Inventors don’t get it right all the time, so we’ve compiled a list of the 10 stupid inventions.


The Chopstick Fan, because hot noodles is just asking for trouble. The chopstick fan cools down those noodles on your chopsticks like nothing else. I mean, who wants to wait for natural airflow?

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Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo (WFOTD)

Posted By Ben Goulding, 3 March, 2010 | permalink

“Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.” is a grammatically correct sentence used as an example of how homonyms and homophones can be used to create complicated constructs.

In this sentence, ‘buffalo’ can mean the animal, the city in New York, or a verb meaning ‘to bully’. It was first used by William J. Rapaport in 1972, an associate professor at the University at Buffalo.

Try squeezing that into your next conversation…

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Top 10 Most Unusual Beards

Posted By Ben Goulding, 3 March, 2010 | permalink

Beards come in all shapes and sizes, but some beards are simply better than others. Here are 10 of the most unusual beards from around the world.


Jack Passion reigning World Beard and Mustache Champion

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Stuntman Smashes Motorcycle Jump Record – Twice!

Posted By Ben Goulding, 2 March, 2010 | permalink

American, Seth Enslow has broken the world record for the longest motorcycle jump, and if that wasn’t good enough, he then went and broke the record again after the media missed the first one.

Seth was due to attempt the stunt at 9:30am near Australia’s Sydney Harbour, but instead he took off at 8:45am, and landed an incredible 175ft (53.34m) jump on his Harley-Davidson XR1200. However, only around a third of the media were in attendance at this early stage, so he was forced to do it again, and this time he went even further – an unbelievable 183.7ft (56m) to smash the previous record, which had stood for 11 years, by more than 25 feet.


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Top 10 Deformed Fruits and Vegetables

Posted By Ben Goulding, 2 March, 2010 | permalink

Fruits come in all shapes and sizes. One apple might be bigger than another, one orange may be more spherical than it’s peers, one banana may be curlier than the rest, but here are the top 10 deformed fruits that really stand out from the crowd.


Snake Courgette Via Trendhunter

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OK Go’s “This Too Shall Pass” Video Is Incredible

Posted By Ben Goulding, 2 March, 2010 | permalink

Ok Go’s new video for the single “This Too Shall Pass”, which was released today on YouTube, is probably the most complicated music video ever created. My explanation couldn’t do it justice, so just feast your eyes on pure genius from the band.


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Lego Star Wars Foosball Table

Posted By Ben Goulding, 1 March, 2010 | permalink

Now tell me, have you ever seen a cooler foosball table than this? This is no ordinary foosball table, it’s a fully-functional, fully-playable, Lego Star Wars foosball table. Yes, that’s right, Stefan built a foosball table using only Lego, but what makes it stand out is that all of the foosmen is replaced with Star Wars minifigs. This man is a genius.

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Top 10 Road Sign Fails

Posted By Ben Goulding, 1 March, 2010 | permalink

How about ‘Dont’t drink and make signs’?

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North Korean Traffic Ladies Are Hypnotic

Posted By Ben Goulding, 26 February, 2010 | permalink

This video is proof that North Korea does traffic police the best in the world. It’s almost as hypnotic, as it is dizzy-making. Maybe that’s the reason it’s hypnotic.

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Weird Fact of the Day (02/25/10)

Posted By Ben Goulding, 25 February, 2010 | permalink

Many of us may have the pre-conceived idea that the word ‘puke’ is a modern word, invented by trendy youths as an alternative for the word ‘vomit’. However, the first recorded use of the word ‘puke’ in the English language comes from no less than William Shakespeare.

Shakespeare used it in the famous ‘All the world’s a stage’ speech in As You Like It, where he refers to ‘the infant, mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms.’

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Top 10 Most Valuable Comic Books In The World

Posted By Ben Goulding, 25 February, 2010 | permalink

#10 Amazing Fantasy No.15

Best known as the title that introduced the popular superhero character Spider-Man in 1962. It was published by Marvel Comics.

Approximate value in mint condition: $210,000


#9 Flash Comics #1

Published in 1940, and featuring the Flash, this comic is so rare, as it was only produced in very small quantities and issue number 2 was re-named “Whiz Comics”.

Approximate value in mint condition: $290,000


#8 More Fun Comics No.52

The Spectre first appeared in the issue dated February 1940. More Fun Comics was the first publication of the company that would become DC Comics. It was also the first comic book series to feature solely original material rather than reprints of newspaper strips.

Approximate value in mint condition: $300,000


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Quick – 10 Billionth iTunes Customer Wins $10,000 Gift Card

Posted By Ben Goulding, 24 February, 2010 | permalink

Since 2003, the iTunes Store has become the biggest legal music retailer in the world, accounting for 70% of worldwide online digital music sales, but now Apple iTunes is about to reach another huge milestone – 10 billion song downloads, and that’s in just seven years!

Details of the most downloaded songs of all time from iTunes are in the link. Oh, and if you happen to be the 10 billionth customer, you’ll win a $10,000 iTunes gift card. You’ve got to be quick though – times running out!

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iDo: The First Apple Wedding

Posted By Ben Goulding, 22 February, 2010 | permalink

An Apple obsessed couple have become the first to get married inside an apple store.

Josh and Ting Li, from New York, tied the knot at 12.01 on Valentine’s Day, in the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue. The ceremony was dominated with Apple products and references to the technology giant.

Their priest was dressed as Steve Jobs, they read their vows from iPhones, and the rings were tied to a ribbon wrapped around a first generation iPod.

Part of their vows included a passage from the Apple CEO that said: “You have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down.”

Mrs Ling, dressed in a strapless wedding dress, had her vows written on a card that said “I love you more than this” followed by a picture of an iPhone.

Let’s not even get started on the honeymoon…

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