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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Man Marries Pillow

Posted By Ben Goulding, 10 March, 2010 | permalink

They say you can’t help what you fall in love with, but in the case of one Korean man, it’s more like ‘what’ you fall in love with.

Lee Jin-gyu fell in love with, and has just got married to, a pillow. It’s not any ordinary pillow though, it’s a “dakimakura” – a large pillow from Japan, which translates as “hugging pillow”. It’s similar to a body pillow as some may know it.

Lee, 28, dressed the pillow in a lavish wedding dress for the ceremony, which was held at a local church.

A friend said: “He is completely obsessed with this pillow and takes it everywhere. They go out to the park or the funfair where it will go on all the rides with him. Then when he goes out to eat he takes it with him and it gets its own seat and its own meal.”

I assume it was a mutual agreement to get married. Maybe Lee was worried dakimakura might leave him for another pillow. Each to their own, i guess.


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Top 10 Strangest Things Sold On eBay

Posted By Ben Goulding, 9 March, 2010 | permalink

#10 Ad Space on Forehead – A man auctioned off 30 days of ad space on his forehead to be used as a billboard.

Andrew Fischer, from Omaha, Nebraska said: “The winner will be able to send me a tattoo or have me go to a tattoo parlour and get a temporary ink tattoo on my forehead and this will be something they choose, a company name or domain name, perhaps their logo”.

The auction reached $322.


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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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Weird Fact Of The Day (2/22/10)

Posted By Ben Goulding, 22 February, 2010 | permalink

Light doesn’t always travel at ‘the speed of light’ – It only goes at that speed (299,792,458 metres per second) when travelling through a vacuum.

Light slows down when it passes through matter. Did you know that we can drive faster than light has travelled? We would actually overtake it on the freeway. In fact, the light would probably get pulled over for going too slowly. That’s because the slowest light has ever been recorded moving at is 38mph, while passing through an ultracold gas of sodium atoms.

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Woman Calls Cops On Herself For Drink Driving

Posted By Ben Goulding, 3 November, 2009 | permalink

Mary StreyMary Strey is a very honest woman … or maybe just an extremely drunk one. She called police in Clark County, Wisconsin to let them know that she was driving whilst intoxicated.

“Somebody’s really drunk driving down Granton Road,” she told the 911 dispatcher.

The dispatcher asked if Strey was behind the drunk driver, to which she replied “No, I am them.”

The dispatcher asked, “Okay, so you’re calling to report you’re driving drunk?”

“Yes,” Strey said.

The dispatcher told Strey to pull her vehicle over, and she complied. She waited for a deputy to arrive with her hazard lights flashing. According to the police report, Strey failed field sobriety tests, and a preliminary breath test showed she had a blood alcohol content of .19, more than twice the legal limit to drive.

She’s due in court in December, facing charges of first offense operating under the influence.

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Crazy Man Driving a Half Car

Posted By Ben Goulding, 2 November, 2009 | permalink

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This Serbian guy thought it would be a great idea to drive half a car, so guess what he did – he got half a car and drove it! Yeh, really!

Why? – Nobody knows.

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Anvil Shooting: Strangest Sport In The World?

Posted By Ben Goulding, 21 October, 2009 | permalink

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Here’s Gay Wilkinson, who is the world champion anvil shooter. He can shoot 100lb anvils, over 100 feet in the air and claims his record is 200 feet.

Anvil shooting involves placing one anvil upside-down on the ground, filling a brick-shaped cavity in its underside with black powder, and then carefully – with a thick paper patch to prevent sparks – placing another on top of it.

Then the anvil-shooter lights the fuse and runs as fast as he can out of the blast radius.

Could anvil shooting be the strangest sport in the world?

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Weird Gadget of the Day: The Solafeet Foot Tanner

Posted By Ben Goulding, 20 October, 2009 | permalink

solar foot tanner

Here is the Solafeet Foot Tanner, and this is (apparently) why you need to buy it:

If you always feel like people are gawking at your white feet and the unsightly tan lines around your ankles when you wear sandals or pumps, then you need the Solafeet foot tanner. Those tan lines can be gone in 5 to 10 days with just fifteen minutes a day. Then you can go from the golf course to the clubhouse in confidence.

What?! Are people really so insecure that they need to buy a $229.99 foot tanner to get rid of ‘white lines’ around their ankles? I may be naive, but this single appliance sums up everything that is wrong with the world … everything!

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Fastest Time To Recite All 50 U.S. States Whilst Being Hit On The Head With Wooden Spoons

Posted By Ben Goulding, 28 September, 2009 | permalink

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Aside from having one of the longest titles in the history of this website, this is also one of the strangest things that I have ever seen.

Everyone wants to be a world record holder, and these guys have got the right idea about how to get one. That’s right, you think up the most weird task that nobody has every tried before and voila – new (unofficial) world record.

Brian Pierce & Kellie Michaels set world record for Fastest Time reciting the United States in Alphabetical order while being hit on the head with wooden spoons. 21.204 seconds.

Randomness FTW!

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I’m A Fan Of Stuck Tic-Tacs

Posted By Ben Goulding, 25 September, 2009 | permalink

collecting stuck tic-tacs

Chris Robinson likes tic-tacs, in fact he’s so fond of them that he collects, photographs and uploads stuck tic-tacs to his website.

Here’s what he had to say on the subject:

“I’m a big fan of Tic Tacs; there’s always a rattle coming from my trouser pocket. Unless the last couple of Tic Tacs are stuck.
I’ve been collecting the stuck ones.”

If you’re a fan of those tic-tacs with minds of their own, who are prepared to risk everything by holding on, despite being shaken, flicked or hit against a table, to prevent being eaten, then take a look at this gallery.

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Extraordinary Tree Growth

Posted By Ben Goulding, 18 September, 2009 | permalink

Some trees are tall, some a small, and some grow in unbelievable places. Take a look at some extraordinary tree growth. More pictures in the link.



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Woman To Get Married To Fairground Ride

Posted By Ben Goulding, 5 August, 2009 | permalink

Amy And The Magic Carpet

A woman from the US is planning on getting married to a fairground ride. Amy Wolfe, a church organist who claims to have objectum sexuality, a condition that makes sufferers attracted to inanimate objects, wants to marry her favorite fairground ride – the magic carpet.

Their love has blossomed over the years with Amy traveling 160 miles, 10 times a year to visit the magic carpet. In total she had had 3,000 rides in ten years on the 80ft gondola ride called 1001 Nachts.

Amy sleeps with a picture of the ride on her ceiling and carries its spare nuts and bolts around to feel closer to it. Miss Wolfe will change her surname to Weber, after the ride’s manufacturer when they get married.

Really?! Wait! What?! I wonder if the magic carpet feels the same way…Poor old guy. I’d like to see the ceremony though. Getting 1001 Nachts up the isle will be a tough task.


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Holy Burger Grease

Posted By Ben Goulding, 30 July, 2009 | permalink

Image of Jesus ChristImages of Jesus and the Virgin Mary seem to have been appearing in the most unusual of places as of late. The most recent spotting was when a builder from Yorkshire, England, noticed the face of Jesus Christ in a baking tray which he had used to cook a burger for his dinner.

I’m just amazed at the detail of that grease. The odds of it forming like that are incredible. Well spotted!



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