Friday, October 05, 2012

Friday Fun

And there's a bumper crop today.  First up, this weeks odd and funny videos.

Heard of Gangnam Style?  Well, it's spawned copycat videos and the originator describes what it means

Remember Steve Austin, the Six-Million Dollar Man?  A man in Hull, UK, has received a bionic hand that's changed his life.  If that doesn't impress you how about photos of arty artificial limbs for people.  London's mayor, Boris Johnson, was nearly in need of artificial limbs after a near miss from a lorry.  Everyone was fine.  Slightly different artificial limbs now: high heeled shoes.  A male orthotist has devised a course to show people how to walk in them. 

Onto the natural world, and a rare white whale has been spotted off the coast of Australia.  In Japan, a typhoon sends a car flying, while in Canada flooding causes a manhole to erupt and send a car into the air.

Something slightly less natural now, a yodeling trail has been set up in Austria.  You hike and yodel and yodel and hike.  On the subject of exercise, how about skateboarding...then being run over by a deer.  OUCH!

For the final video, something that goes BANG.  In this case a WW2 mine in the English Channel

Other stories include the story of the lucky money at the Bank of England. Okay, so it's real money with special serial numbers.  Also from the UK, one man gets his head stuck in a rubbish bin, pictures from the Elvis Festival in Porthcawl, a dog that found its way home after being stolen and what happened to the money one young girl raised from her school dinners blog

From the rest of the world, Iranian media was caught out by a spoof story at The Onion website, 10 monster traffic jams from around the planet and French Bees that produce blue and green honey

Finally, did you know Korean eunuchs live 19 years longer than uncastrated men from the same social class?  Neither did I.  That and nine other things I'll bet you didn't know last week.

Now for the pictures.

On that cute little note, I'll bid you adieu and wish you a fabulous weekend.


Dana said...

These are great! Two of them in particular really resonated with me. I'm sure you can probably guess which ones. :)

Have a great weekend!

Martin Willoughby said...

Dana: I can guess. Have a good one yourself.

shrink on the couch said...

The most watched video ever and I had no idea what it was. Heard of Gangnam style but was clueless until your blog enlightened me. So, thanks for that.

Mark Koopmans said...

LOVE your Friday Fun posts, thanks :)

Can you add a "share" button, so we can tweet your funniness :)

Cheers, ;) <<< My favorite :)

Martin Willoughby said...

Shrink: I seek to inform and educate. Job Done.

Mark: Good idea. Consider it done.