Archive for July, 2014

Up For Auction – 40 Inch Turd

longturd-sSorry, this beauty has already been sold. The item’s description –

This truly spectacular specimen is possibly the longest example of coprolite ever to be offered at auction. It boasts a wonderfully even, pale brown-yellow coloring and terrifically detailed texture to the heavily botryoidal surface across the whole of its immense length. The passer of this remarkable object is unknown, but it is nonetheless a highly evocative specimen of unprecedented size, presented in four sections, each with a heavy black marble custom base, an eye-watering 40 inches in length overall.
Estimate $8,000-10,000

The auctioneer’s listing HERE.

Screenshot of listing HERE.

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Vantablack – A Material Too Black To See

vantablack-sAccording to The Independent –

A British company has produced a “strange, alien” material so black that it absorbs all but 0.035 per cent of visual light, setting a new world record. To stare at the “super black” coating made of carbon nanotubes – each 10,000 times thinner than a human hair – is an odd experience. It is so dark that the human eye cannot understand what it is seeing. Shapes and contours are lost, leaving nothing but an apparent abyss. Actual applications are more serious, enabling astronomical cameras, telescopes and infrared scanning systems to function more effectively. Then there are the military uses that the material’s maker, Surrey NanoSystems, is not allowed to discuss.

Continue reading HERE.

 

 

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Beetles Killed The Beatles Memorial Tree

beetles-sAccording to Spin –

A tree planted to honor of the memory of the Beatles songwriter George Harrison has been killed by actual beetles. As the Los Angeles Times reports, the living local monument fell victim to an infestation of insects that couldn’t be bested. According to Councilman Tom LaBonge, the 10-foot-tall pine planted in 2004 bit the dust only recently, and a new one will be planted in its stead shortly.

Continue reading HERE.

 

 

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Gas Leak At Burrito Company

evol-smNot what you think; it was carbon monoxide.

The local news reported –

BOULDER – Workers at Evol Foods in Boulder were evacuated Monday morning after high levels of carbon monoxide sickened several employees. Boulder Police and Fire Departments were alerted shortly after 8:00 a.m. of employees inside the food service building feeling ill.

Continue reading HERE.

Mysterious New Crater Found In Siberia

russian-craterNPR reports –

The area of Russia is said to be called, ominously enough, the end of the world. And that’s where researchers are headed this week, to investigate a large crater whose appearance reportedly caught scientists by surprise. The crater is estimated at 262 feet wide and is in the northern Siberian area of Yamal. The crater has been a magnet for attention and speculation since aerial footage of it was posted online last week, showing a gaping hole and what looks to be rocks and earth that exploded from within it.

Continue reading and watch short video HERE.

Man Narrowly Missed Both Doomed Malaysia Airline Flights

Maarten_de_Jonge_SmAccording to BuzzFeed –

Maarten de Jonge was supposed to fly on both Flight MH370, which has yet to be found after disappearing over the Indian Ocean in March, and MH17, which was likely shot down over Ukraine this week, reports Netherlands public broadcaster RTV Oost. The athlete told RTV Oost he still plans on flying to Malaysia later this week, and that despite his close calls with disaster, he isn’t too worried about the flight. “I have been lucky twice,” he reportedly said.

Read more HERE.

 

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London Notes Monty Python’s 50th With 50 Foot Dead Parrot

50ft-blueNorIt’s not dead, it’s restin’.

According to Fastcocreate.com –

To celebrate the achievements of the Monty Python crew, UKTV channel Gold–which will air the final performance of the reunion on Sunday–contracted with sculptor Iain Prendergast to create a 50-foot fiberglass version of the famous “Norwegian Blue” parrot. The parrot, which is famous for being dead from the moment it was sold, was placed on Monday at Potters Fields Park in South London, near Tower Bridge. This is both a fine reminder to tune in on Sunday to the broadcast and an outstanding opportunity to inspire countless visitors to declare in increasingly frantic tones that “This parrot is no more! It has ceased to be! It’s expired and gone to meet its maker! This is a late parrot! It’s a stiff!”

Continue reading HERE.

 

Craigslist Just For Rich People

monopoly-manAccording to BuzzFeed –

Prices tend to be higher than what you’d find in typical classifieds sections, with goods such as vast estates, boats, Rolexes, diamond rings, and expensive cars. They’re mostly listed by bankers, hedge fund managers, private-equity types, and their friends.

Obviously, you’re too poor to visit such a site, so you must make do with reading about it HERE. Obviously!

 


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