Olympic Babies Compete in Crawling Race

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They’ve only been born for a year and they’re already competing in sporting events. No wonder they’re called Olympic Babies.

Babies born on August 8, known as Olympic Babies, take part in a sporting competition that fits them like a diaper, a crawling race.  The race took place on August 6, 2009 in Beijing, to commemorate a 1 year anniversary since the Olympic Games held in the Chinese Capital.

via China.org

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Biggest Toilet Paper Prank Ever?

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Toilet paper pranks are very popular, but I can bet you’ve never seen anything of these proportions.

Someone spent a lot of effort and money to pull off what may be the greatest toilet paper prank in history. It all happened on Maplefield Road, in Pleasant Ridge, Michigan and it took hundreds of toilet paper rolls.  According to the neighbors, this particular home falls victim to pranks like this twice a year.

This looks pretty funny and cool, but I would hate to be the one who cleaning up the mess.

via WXYZ

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A Home at the Office

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The word workaholic just got a whole new meaning. I know a lot of people who put work ahead of everything else and stay at home long into the night, just to finish up their tasks. But building a cardboard home at work?

Sounds pretty pathetic, but it actually looks pretty damn cool, doesn’t it? It even has a cardboard mail-box and a chimney.

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The World’s Most Beautiful Banknotes

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I’ve never considered money as something beautiful to look at, but I have to admit, some banknotes look better than others. Here are the top 10 most beautiful banknotes in the world, according to David Standish, author of The Art of Money:

Top 10 currencies via CNBC

10. Faroe Islands (Kronurs)

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9. Iceland (Kronurs)

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8. Hong Kong (Hong Kong Dollars)

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7. Cook Islands (Cook Island Dollars)

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6. New Zealand (New Zealand Dollars)

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5. Comoros (Comorian Franc)

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4. Switzerland (Francs)

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3. Sao Tome & Principe (Dobras)

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2. The Maldives (Rufiyaa)

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1. The French Pacific Territories (Franc)

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They’re all interesting, I guess, but here are a few other nice looking banknotes from around the world, maybe even nicer than the ones in Mr. Standish’s top:

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Money Wallet Looks Awfully Tempting

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Things are often more than they appear to be, but the money wallet is a lot less.

Designed to look like a bunch of $100 bills in a rubber band, the Money Wallet looks awfully tempting to pickpockets, so it’s a good way to distract their attention and protect your savings.

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The Upside of a Flood

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Floods are never pretty, they cause a lot of damage and sometimes even death. But, if you can, it’s good to see a positive side in everything.

Take these two guys from Belarus, for example. After the streets of Minsk were flooded, on July 24, they found a way to turn things from tragic to fun. Using a jet-ski they had a world of fun instead of worrying about the flood.

via blogs.kp.by

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The Talented Roosendaal Rats

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Rats have been called many things, but… talented? That doesn’t happen very often, but these two rats aren’t ordinary either. Just like the surfing rats, they do cool tricks.

Trained by Dutch photographer Ellen van Deelen to hold different musical instruments and pose for the camera, the Roosendaal Rats are considered very talented by their owner. She confesses rats weren’t exactly her favorite creatures, but, after buying these two, she realized they are highly intelligent creatures.

They simply grab the instruments, hold them in a professional manner and aren’t camera shy at all. On the contrary, they listen to their trainer’s commands to the letter, during photo-shoots.

Now, Ellen aims even higher and wants to teach her furry pets to play the instruments  and wants to turn the duo into a larger band.

via Ellen van Deelen

via Telegraph.co.uk

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Making Ice-Cream Flavored Clouds

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The Cloud Project has found the perfect way to get people more involved in the burning issues like cloud seeding and nanotechnology.

Normally, most people would be less than interested to discuss such problems, but when ice-cream is involved, they become a lot more communicative. Using an old ice-cream truck with an industrial water-spray mounted on top, Zoe Papadopoulou and Cat Kramer managed to attract quite a crowd. Their plan was to shoot out liquid nitrogen mixed with ice-cream flavors, thus creating ice-cream flavored clouds.

In reality cloud making is really not that simple, but the concept really attracted the public and made them more aware of the problems we are facing. Real ice-cream was handed out together with important information regarding nanotechnology and its use in our society.

via Like Cool

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A Pair of Real, Home-Grown Man Boobs

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And no, I’m not talking about the chest of an obese couch potato. These are true man-boobs obtained through a complicated medical procedure…

Well maybe not that complicated, basically all this guy did was fill his chest up with some saline solution, using a couple of needles. I’m sure it wasn’t very painful but…why would any guy do that???

Anyway, if you were wishing for your very own pair of man-boobs, but wasn’t fat enough and couldn’t afford a professional boob-job, now you know you can grow them in the comfort of your own home.

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Spittball Championship in England

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Although I wasn’t able to find much info about this spitball competition, I know it was held somewhere in Britain and it’s sort of like the Spitball World Championship. I really liked some of the fancy spitball launchers some of the contestants displayed. They show just how passionate some people can be about a…sport other people find silly.

via Ochevidec

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How to Cook Lasagna in Your Dishwasher

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Get ready to send your cooker to the junkyard, you’re not gonna need it once you learn how to make lasagna using your dishwasher.

It’s really no big deal, just prepare your lasagna the way you normally do, cut into smaller pieces and place each of them on extra-thick aluminum foils. Wrap every piece just like you would a child’s lunch in a paper bag. Then take the lasagna pouches and place them on the bottom rack of the dishwasher. Set the machine to normal cycle and select “heated dry” and “sanitize”, for maximum heat.

Now all you have to do is wait for the dishwasher to finish and you’ll be able to enjoy a well-done lasagna, everyone’s favorite Italian dish. The best thing about this wacky way of cooking is you can wash the dirty dishes at the same time, as long as you make sure the lasagna is sealed shut.

Isn’t this great?!?

via wikiHow

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Gold Dollar Chain Made of Perler Beads

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How much does a fake gold chain cost these days? Apparently you can have it for only 32 bucks.

If you’re one of those wanna-be rappers who wanna look like their idols, but are on a budget, then this is a great alternative. This fake bling chain made not be made out of real gold, but who cares, it’s still awesome. Magnet Games only have one on stock right now, so, if you like it, check Etsy right now.

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Biggest Pillow Fight Ever?

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One thing is for sure, the Chinese know how to relax.

I mean, what’s more relaxing than an old fashioned pillow fight? It makes you laugh, lets you take release the pressure without hurting anyone, it’s perfect. Looking at the photos, I can say this outdoor pillow fight, staged by the authorities of Nanning, China, was a great success. People are laughing, having a good time, like they have no care in the world.

via China.org.cn

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Chinese Squeeze into A Car for Fun and Money

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The Chinese know how to have fun and make money at the same time.

During a contest that took place in Nanning, competing teams had to squeeze as many members as they could into a car. They had 3 minutes to get into the car and had to last 10 seconds with all the car doors shut. Not an easy task, but with all that Yoga, I’m sure they managed pretty well. We don’t know how many people fit into that car for the win, but what we do know is the winning team got a prize of 500 yuan. That’s about $73. But who are we kidding, it was never about the money.

via people.com.cn

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Surf’s Up Dog!

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Dogs show-off surfing skills at the 4th Annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competion in Imperial Beach, California.

Well after seeing the surfing mice, these photos of dogs mastering the surfboard just don’t seem that impressive anymore. But, I guess they deserve some credit, after all, surfing’s certainly not an easy sport. Still…surfing mice, now that’s impressive.

via Telegraph.co.uk

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