Ghana’s coffin art

Friday, 29 May 2009, 17:03 | Category : Crumbs, Curiosities
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Would you like to be put to rest in a coffin shaped like a pen, a saw or maybe a car?

Of nudist nights and Liga Polskich Rodzin

I found this highly amusing, though I probably shouldn’t have :]
For those who cannot read Polish, there was a nudist night at a Łódź swimming pool. Liga Polskich Rodzin (Poland’s resident right-wing psychos) took the case to the police because some of the people present at the event were underage. The official bodies explained that [...]

Bet dieting

Tuesday, 26 May 2009, 16:02 | Category : Crumbs, Curiosities
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Since I’m regaining my obsession with losing weight (hopefully I’ll explain why in my monthly summary post ;)), I thought it appropriate to post this. I imagine this kind of dieting would work well for many people. I mean if I had to give some of my money to a charity that campaigned for something [...]

Haizhu Bridge or where to commit suicide in China

Sunday, 24 May 2009, 13:04 | Category : Crumbs, Curiosities, Politics, Human Rights & Other Serious Stuff
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This is an article about a recent event on Haizhu Bridge. It’s a place that suffers from frequent traffic jams caused by would-be suicide jumpers (they very rarely actually jump). Apparently one of the people in the traffic jam got impatient and pushed the would-be jumper off (onto an emergency air cushion - the jumper [...]

Who said that older people can’t learn to use computers?

Friday, 22 May 2009, 21:42 | Category : Computer Stuff, Crumbs, Curiosities
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I always knew that my dad’s excuse of not being able to learn to use the computer because he’s old was flimsy :] It’s a shame that older people tend to have a lot of resistance against computers. Many of them are lonely and the internet offers older people plenty of convenient ways of socializing [...]

Are sex strikes becoming popular?

Wednesday, 13 May 2009, 0:34 | Category : Crumbs, Curiosities, Politics, Human Rights & Other Serious Stuff
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The first time I heard about women striking by withholding sex from their men was a couple of months ago. In Kenya things seem to have gone further.
The women in Kenya are worried that the political situation in the country has become so tense that it may have violent consequences - like it did two [...]

Dancing Birds

Sunday, 10 May 2009, 12:33 | Category : Crumbs, Curiosities
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Meet Snowball, a parrot that enjoys dancing to the Backstreet Boys ;)

How to make a car vanish?

Sunday, 10 May 2009, 12:30 | Category : Crumbs, Curiosities
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A Lancashire design student figured she could make objects disappear by painting them right. Check it out - it’s quite amazing :)

Susan Boyle and her story

Friday, 17 April 2009, 14:34 | Category : Crumbs, Curiosities
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I read this on Equus’s blog and almost didn’t click on the video link, but I’m really glad I did *grin* Normally this sort of thing happens only in the movies.
Susan Boyle on Britain’s Got Talentby dwarthy

Snoop Dogg Millionaire

I don’t usually blog about music, but this was just too weird ;) So Snoop Dogg decided to mix things up a little and after the success of Slumdog, he recorded a song with Tanvi Shah - one of the singers on the Slumdog soundtrack. I thought mixing hip hop with Bollywood music wouldn’t be [...]