Friday, December 31, 2010
Aussie weatherman Steven Jacobs didn't know one of his vocational hazards would be a pelican attack.
Broadcasting from the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Jacobs was in the middle of his report recently when a pelican named Marnie began repeatedly biting his backside.
Jacobs, of Nine Network Australia, joked on "The Early Show" that he has no idea what provoked the behavior, but it could have been the fish he’d eaten the night before.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
This marriage proposal during the warm up of the Cercle - Standard football match (Belgium) has gone very wrong
Monday, December 27, 2010
These kids stayed up late watching scary movies so to punish them, rather than grounding them, the dad gets a chainsaw and a clown mask and goes to town.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
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Thursday, December 23, 2010
Shaquille O'Neal has done a lot of wacky things throughout his career, from attempting to rap to starring in the abomination known as Kazaam.
But Shaq, the music conductor? You betcha.
Last night at Boston's Symphony Hall, the Boston Celtic donned his finest black and white tuxedo and made his "conducting debut."
O'Neal led the Boston Pops Orchestra and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus in "Sleigh Ride" at the Holiday Pops Concert.
I gotta admit, this was much better than anything we saw when Shaq played a genie.
You can tell he's about 0.03 seconds from busting out laughing while he's conducting the orchestra.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
This seems like an interesting idea. If your remote control car has a long enough range, you may be able to get it to walk your dog. This dog seems content on following his mechanical master.
Indonesian villagers claim to have captured a python that is almost 49 feet long and weighs nearly 990 pounds, a local official said.
If confirmed, it would be the largest snake ever kept in captivity.
Hundreds of people have flocked to see the snake at a primitive zoo in Curugsewu village on the country’s main island of Java.
Local government official Rachmat said the reticulated python measured 48 feet 8 inches and weighed in at 983 pounds.
The Guinness Book of World Records lists the longest ever captured snake to be 32 feet. The heaviest — a Burmese Python kept in Gurnee, Ill. — weighs 402 pounds, the book said on its Web site.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Dale Weise (born August 5, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Friday, December 17, 2010
In case anyone needed further proof that Sean “P. Diddy” Combs knows how to throw a party, last night’s hotel room soiree in honor of his new album was officially, and literally, en fuego.
Not only did over 200 people show up — hotel managers at NYC’s The London maintain Diddy told them the guest list was capped at 20 — but things got really hot when one model’s hair caught on fire. According to UStream video of the event, the model was lounging (read: posing) in the hotel room’s jacuzzi tub when she leaned back over a candle and her head went up in flames. Rapper Fabolous, who was perched on the edge of the tub, was the first to spot the fire, and alerted the bathing beauty who screamed and quickly dunked her head in the water.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Oscar Milton, a 17-year-old center for Almtuna J20 in Sweden, didn't settle for imitation and went for the innovation in scoring an amazing goal: Lifting the puck onto his blade and tossing it off the back of the goaltender's mask in a game against Nacka of Stockholm.
The slow-mo replay of this goal, really captures what makes it an instant classic; well, that and the mini pile-on by his teammates after the tally. No wonder it was a goal of the year.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Universidad San Martín vs León fight
On 8 December 2010 the first leg of the 2010 Peruvian championship final between León de Huánuco and Universidad San Martín descended into a mass brawl around half an hour into the game, leaving the referee with little choice but to send off two players from each team. The game continued and ended 1-1.
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Sometimes local politics can be boring, but not when you have someone like Phil Davison. In a campaign speech asking for Stark County, Ohio’s Treasurer, Davidson screams and shouts and looks less like he’s trying to get the Republican nomination and more like he’s defending his heavyweight crown. Clearly he learned the wrong lesson from Linda McMahon. You’re supposed to go from wrestling to politics. Not the other way around.
In the amazing video uploaded by the Stark County Political Report, Davison rants for a solid six minutes while the audience tries (and fails) to hold back laughter. While his eyes alternate between studying his prepared notes and bugging the hell out his sockets, he promises listeners that “drastic times call for drastic measures.” Whether or not those measures include a hardcore sleeper hold is not yet clear.
Still though, the more politics look like professional wrestling, the better. Not only will it help fulfill the prophecy set forth in Mike Judge’s Idiocracy, it will also be a whole lot more entertaining.
La Senza presents the cup sized choir. Karmarama only picked up the business just last month, and they've already created this, just in time for Xmas-carols.
"Seven girls with bra sizes A to G make up the musical notes of the Cup Size Choir."
Clearly, the campaign is aimed at men, the educate them about cup sizes before they do their xmas-shopping, women usually don't like being compared to keyboard-buttons and want to know if the EFG cups look good when the women wearing them are standing up. Go fig.
Monday, December 06, 2010
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Thursday, December 02, 2010
Serbia and Greece Brawl in Basketball Exhibition
Nenad Krstic, the starting center for the Oklahoma City Thunder, spent night in police custody in Athens for his role in a bloody brawl in an exhibition game between Serbia and Greece.
Atletico Madrid coach Quique Sanchez Flores has received a 2-game touchline ban from the Spanish FA (RFEF) as a result of his behavior during his side' s 3-2 home defeat to Espanyol at the weekend.
With his side trailing 3-2 in the closing moments, Quique lost his temper at Espanyol midfielder Javi Marquez, who was lying on the ground after having been fouled and tried to pull him to his feet.
The '80s revival movement that took place on the pitch as Birmingham's pitch invaders charged toward the away supporters, throwing flares over the human wall of riot police that quickly assembled, and dodging the torn-up seats hurled by Villa supporters probably won't do much to affect the bid at this late stage, but still...it wasn't good.
On the tape, Ramirez told police that two men had kidnapped him and that he had escaped from a white SUV. He said at the time, he did not know where he was.
In court on Friday, Kyle Ramirez testified that he later told police he had made up that story because he was scared that his tormentors would find him.
Also Wednesday, a DNA analyst testified that blood on an aluminum baseball bat found in the home of his captors matches that of Kyle Ramirez, who said he was physically abused and held at the Tracy home in 2008.
Argentine legislator Graciela Camano slapped her colleague Carlos Kunkel during a Budget meeting being broadcast live on two networks.
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She later told the press she couldn't take his grandstanding any longer.
"He kept shouting without making a single proposal." Let's roll tape on this honey of a move
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
A T-Mobile advert filmed at Heathrow Airport was broadcast simultaneously across 80 TV channels - in a broadcasting first for the UK.
The three minute ad, in which thousands of passengers landing at London’s Heathrow airport were welcomed by a singing flash mob, aired across every commercial station in Britain at the same time.
An estimated 10 million people saw the touching T-Mobile commercial, which was filmed at Terminal 5 on Wednesday.
In the ad, bleary-eyed travellers were greeted by hundreds of happy people clapping and singing welcome home songs. Hundreds more onlookers joined in, including cabin crew, taxi drivers and baggage handlers.
T-Mobile’s Spencer McHugh said: “We all know what it can be like arriving at an airport after a flight.
“We thought that, just for one day, we should give travellers a welcome they would never forget.”
This is an amazing goal scored by Juveniles goalkeeper Airton in an Under 17 Youth tournament in Brazil.
This was a match between local clubs Caxias v Juveniles at Centennial Stadium on November 21, 2010.
Juveniles went on to win the match 2-0 thanks to their goal-scoring goalkeeper.
Monday, November 29, 2010
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
You wonder what goes through the minds of footballers sometimes - although it's pretty clear what Qatar's Fahad Khalfan was thinking after missing the easiest of open goals in the Asian Games against Uzbekistan.
You don't need to be an expert lip-reader to see the 18-year-old mutter 's***' under his breath as the camera focuses on his reaction after what can only be described as one of the misses of the century.
Taking advantage of a mistake by Uzbeki goalkeeper Timur Juraev, who flapped at the ball in the opening moments of extra time, Khalfan found himself almost completely alone inside the penalty area.
So, with the scent of glory in his nostrils, Khalfan takes a couple of touches until he's pretty much in the centre of the goal, two yards out.
The problem is the ball's not well placed for him to strike it with his favoured left foot.
'But no matter', he thinks, 'I'm only a couple of yards out so I'll use the outside of my boot.'
Oops. Cue ball hitting post and widespread bewilderment among team-mates and opponents alike.
A moment of panic insues as our Fahad realises his mistake - and that's when the camera finds him.
Yes, Fahad, 's***' just about sums it up.
The worst part about the whole episode was our hero's side ended up losing 1-0 after extra-time. Bet he wasn't a popular guy in the dressing room afterwards...
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Ark Hotel China - 15 floors in 48hours
Behold China's real estate boom, in time-lapse! It took just six days to build the Ark Hotel in Changsha. According to the video, no stationary cranes were used in construction and there wasn't single injury among the site's workers. Hat tip to Good
The finished building stood 15 stories and used prefabricated columns (the foundation was apparently already built). Better yet, because the building's parts were factory-built waste was minimized.
The former Ohio Edison Mad River Power Plant's 275-foot smoke stack crushes surrounding buildings as it falls the wrong way during its demolition Wednesday, Nov. 10.
Those were some of the last words heard before shouts to get back as the old Mad River Power Plant’s 275-foot tower toppled in the wrong direction about noon Wednesday.
The blasts should have sent the stack onto a cleared area directly to the east, but instead the tower crashed to the southeast.
No one was injured but the tower knocked down two 12,500-volt power lines and smashed a building housing back-up generators.
A terrifying video of a death-defying group of teenagers walking out on a beam 900ft up is a hit online.
The one-minute clip shows one girl carefully edging out on an iron girder above a distant forest below.
But she is soon trumped by a blond-haired boy who smiles at the camera before pulling off an even more spine-tingling stunt.
He slides out on to the bar before standing bolt upright at the end with his hands on his hips admiring the view.
One fan wrote: "I got scared just looking at the video. They got balls."
But another asked: "Why in the hell would you ever want to do something so stupid and pointless?"
Monday, November 15, 2010
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RTL Television, one of the main German TV stations, announced Das Supertalent (The Supertalent). The prize is €100,000. The show is presented by Marco Schreyl, who is also the host of Deutschland sucht den Superstar - the German version of Pop Idol. The first jury consisted of Dieter Bohlen (also a judge on Deutschland sucht den Superstar), comedian Ruth Moschner, and circus director André Sarrasani. RTL Television is the main broadcasting arm of RTL Group, which also owns the "Got Talent" production company FremantleMedia. 19-year-old opera singer Ricardo Marinello was the first winner of the grand prize.