By Spooky on January 23rd, 2009 Category: Pics, Tech
And a great way to hide from your parents without getting bored.
I know it looks like an ordinary closet from the outside, and that’s the idea, but inside lies a powerful command center from where a computer geek does great things like…playing World of Warcraft, hacking people’s computers and other fun activities.
This has to be one of the best computer hideouts I’ve ever seen. Not recommended for claustrophobics though.
By Spooky on January 23rd, 2009 Category: Funny, Pics
And I do mean long eye-lashes.
Fashion has been getting weirder and weirder for quite a while now, so sooner or later something like this had to happen. People are getting bored of hair-extensions and they’re getting their eye-lashes extended. It seems sight isn’t an issue when you’re trying to be a true fashionista.
By Spooky on January 22nd, 2009 Category: Auto, News
Didn’t know Russia builds super-cars? That’s alright, they didn’t, until now.
Marussia is the invention of Russian GT driver Nikolai Fomenko and it has become the first Grand Turismo car built in Russia. That’s not the most important thing about Marussia, since most of the parts come from abroad, but the fact that you can change its body as easy as replacing a mobile phone’s facet.
The steel frame that holds the 3,5 litre engine and all the other important parts is the core of the Marussia, while the ultra-light plastic body can be easily changed by the owner.
Marussia is a true GT racer, producing 300 horse-power and accelerating from 0 to 100 km. per hour in just 4.2 seconds.
By Spooky on January 22nd, 2009 Category: Foods, Pics
Believe it or not, this delicious looking bed has it’s own page on Facebook.
This fluffy hamburger is actually a cheeseburger (notice the cheesy matress). It has all the right ingredients, including, pickles, letuce and sliced tomatoes, all it needs is a little ketchup. Actually a lot of ketchup, but who cares, the Hamburger Bed looks good enough to eat any way you look at it.
By Spooky on January 21st, 2009 Category: Funny, Pics
You want your kid to be cool? Get him a Bling Teeth grill and he’ll shine like a star. At least his mouth will.
Here is one thing I never thought would be sold as a children’s toy, bling teeth. Vampire teeth, sure, teeth with a gap, why not, but BLING TEETH?!? Who would anyone want to make their kids look like young gangstas or pimp daddies?
So don’t forget, if u want your kid to have a “fat” look, buy him a Bling Teeth grill, or better yet get him the whole collection.
By Spooky on January 21st, 2009 Category: Auto, Pics
GP Limos is certainly an original idea. Nobody has ever created a racing vehicle to fit 6 passengers and the driver.
Mike Pettipas is the mastermind behind GP Limos and creator of the World’s Fastest Street-Legal Limousine. The concept of GP Limos is pretty simple, build a racing car that looks like a Formula 1 car, fit it with a powerful engine and accomodate 6 passengers.
No info is revealed regarding the GP Limos‘ engines but it’s got to be something realy impressive, if Pettipas wants to beat the Bugatti Veyron‘s speed record of 253 mph.
GP Limos is a service offered to the public, so if you want a lap around the track in one of these babies just go the official GP Limos website and get in touch.
By Spooky on January 21st, 2009 Category: Art, Pics, Tech
Datamancer presents his new creation, a scrabble keyboard for the Apple Macintosh.
The special keyboard uses real scrabble tiles, hand-beveled and fitted on a USB, clicky, mechanica-switch keyboard. The casing is made out of aluminum, to fit the simple, sleek design of the Mac.
The scroll and Num and Caps keys have been fitted with LEDs that shine through the carved lettering. Datamancer‘s beautiful keyboards are priced between $1,200 and $1,500 depending on the design and materials used in the build.
By Spooky on January 20th, 2009 Category: Events, Pics
To celebrate the Orthodox holiday of the Epiphany, on January 19, Russians plunge into ice-cold water to purify their bodies.
In a ritual imitating the baptism of Jesus Christ in the River Jordan, wholes are cut into the ice covering rivers and ponds across Russia and priests bless their waters. People actually stand in line, late into the night, wearing only their swim-suits or underwear, to jump into the ice-cold water.
The cold water is said to have a cleansing effect on those brave enough to jump into it, but some of the brave swimmers just do it for fun and thrills. Not recommended for the faint-hearted, the ritual of the Epihany helps harden the body and make it more resisliant to illness.
Surely some good Russian vodka helps the swimmers get through the ritual a lot easier.
By Spooky on January 20th, 2009 Category: Events, News
Ilham Anas is a 34-year-old photographer who has become famous for looking like Barack Obama, the new president of the United States of America.
Ilham Anas has become quite a celebrity in his home country of Indonesia and he now makes most of his money from appearing on various TV shows and posing as Barack Obama. His success story began when the original Obama won the elections last year, and his colleagues started making jokes about their striking resemblence.
His co-workers even dressed him up in a suit and tie, and took pictures that quickly found their ay on the internet. Since then his popularity has grown constantly and Indonesian can’t get enough of Obama’s look-alike. As you may know, Barack Obama lived in Indonesia fo 4 years, so his popularity is pretty high there.
By Spooky on January 20th, 2009 Category: Events, Pics
I always thought celebrating New Year’s was all about fun. How can bathing in ice-cold water be considered and enjoyable experience…unless you’re a seal or a penguin?
About 6,500 Dutch gathered onScheveningen Beach, in The Hague, for a quick splash in the waves, to celebrate the coming of a new year. Both young and old, most of the crazy swimmers said they do this kind of thing for kicks, because being normal is simply too boring. I agree with that, but swimming in water with a temperature of just 6 degrees Celsius? No thanks, I think I’d rather jump out of an airplane.
By Spooky on January 19th, 2009 Category: News, Tech
After the disaster caused by the huge earthquake in May 2008, China is looking for safer schools for its children.
And a possible solution is the temporary schools proposed by Japanese architect, Shigeru Ban. After the terrible earthquake that hit China and caused over 69,000 casualties, Ban brought his ingenious idea to the attention of the authorities, who approved the project. He and a team of Chinese students started building safe schools out of cardboard pillars, plywood roofs and polycarbonate as insulation.
The cardboard and plywood schools are temporary, but in case of an earthquake, should the structures collapse, the materials are nowhere near heavy enough to cause serious injury. The materials used are fireproof and waterproof. Shigeru Ban hopes soon he will be able to build multi-storied buildings out of cardboard.
By Spooky on January 19th, 2009 Category: Events, Pics
If you couldn’t watch Obama’s inauguration in person, you can do it at Legoland California.
Over 1,000 figurines and hundredes of thousands of bricks were used to recreate Barack Obama’s hystorical inauguration on the steps of the capitol. Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and their two daughters, Sasha and Malia, are depicted as he takes the oath.
The figurines used in the LEGO recreation of the inauguration were all faceless, but one could recognize famous personalities like, ex-president George W. Bush and his wife Barbara, the next Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband, former president of the US, Bill Clinton, Aretha Franklin and Oprah Winfrey.
The LEGO inauguration will remain on display at Legoland California until May, so you have plenty of time to stop by.
Often shortened to El Camino del Rey, this dangerous walkway has claimed many lives in recent years.
El Caminito del Rey was built in 1901 as a connection between the power plants of Chorro Falls and Gaitanejo Falls. It took four years to finish and in 1905 Alfonso XIII, King of Spain, crossed the walkway for the inauguration, thus giving it its name, The King’s Walkway.
Built along the steep walls of a narrow gorge, in the Malaga region, El Caminito del Rey has deteriorated severely in the last years and after four people died crossing it, in 1999 and 2000, the authorities decided to close it off to tourists. It’s only 1 meter wide and it stands 300 meters above the river floating in the area. Onlly a small part of the walkway has handrails and much of the concrete walkway has collapsed, leaving only the steel beam that originally held it up.
Despite the efforts to keep tourists away from El Caminito del Rey, many still sneak past security in search of adrenalin-induced thrills. In 2006, the regional government of Andalusia approved a restoration plan of 7 million euro.
By Spooky on January 16th, 2009 Category: Events, News
Jetliner crashes into the Hudson River after impact with a flock of seagulls.
Just 2-3 minutes after taking-off from the La Guardia Airport, in New York City, flight 1549 flew directly into a flock of geese that knocked-out both its engines. The pilot alerted the passengers to hold on, as he attempted to force-land the plane into the frozen waters of the Hudson River. He nailed the difficult landing and because of that there were no deaths and the most serious injury was a woman with two broken legs.
The passengers got out of the plane after the landing and climbed on its wings, waiting for the ferry-boats to come and take them to shore. 78 of the 155 passengers were treated by paramedics for hypothermia, bruises and other small injuries.
For his skillful landing under the given circumstances, the plane’s pilot has already become a local hero.
By Spooky on January 16th, 2009 Category: Pics, Travel
Sleeping in a wine-barrel without getting drunk is bvery possible at a lovely, little hotel in the Netherlands.
De Vrouwe van Stavoren is probably the only hotel in the world that offers accomodation in real wine barrels. They are indeed genuine 15,000 liters Swiss wine barrels converted into small luxury rooms. Every room is equipped with a television-set, radio, shower and toilet, so you pretty much have everything you need.
The one thing that might bother you, if you’re not a wine enthusiast, is the smell of wine that the barrels still maintain. All in all the Barrel Hotel, in Stavoren, northern Netherlands, makes for a very pleasurable experience.