Friday, November 02, 2012

Friday Fun

Woohooooooo! Another week gone, another week closer to the day I die and whatever adventure lies beyond that.

First up, the vids from the BBC.

Wanna know why leaves turn red and yellow in Autumn? How about letting a scientist tell you. On top of that, they've now shown that bees can tell a Picasso from a Monet. A contender for an Ignobel prize. Elsewhere, a fashion designer has invented jeans that help reduce global warming.

In the arts, Conwy in Wales hosted a digital arts festival in which most of the town was bathed in moving scenes of light, while a broken water main in Melbourne, Australia sent a fountain of water 250ft into the sky.

Sport now and competitive pogo-sticking. See them guys jump, and a journalist fall over. Not quite a sport, but horrorgami has it's own show. What is horrorgami? scary paper folding. Also on the horror theme, some impressive pumpkin carving with 3D pictures.

A shop in Lancashire has been uncovered after it ceased trading 40 years ago, with some of the stock still on the shelves. Fascinating if you love history.

Lastly, a collection of BBC website viewers' photos on the subject of bricks. More interesting than the title leads you think, trust me.

In other news, Yasser Arafat has a double, working on a grocery stall in Gaza. Staying in politics, just about, fancy picking a celebrity US president? The BBC have created a way to do so.

I love it when crime goes wrong, and one group of smugglers perform an epic fail when their car gets stuck trying to cross the fence separating Mexico and the US.

How would you react if you got stuck in a lift? Here's ten real life examples. Talking of tens, did you know only one candidate (Bob Dole) has worn a green tie in a US presidential debate? That and nine more things you didn't know last week.

And's picture time.


And finally, a contender...for a Darwin Award.

On that note, I bid you adieu and I shall see you on Monday.


Patti said...

Thanks for the laughs and the teddy bear is so cute.

Gabriel C. Taylor said...

Ah, that last one...Oh, that last one. I've seen people try some ridiculous things, but that one takes the cake.

Martin Willoughby said...

Patti: Isn't it just.

Gabriel: Only two things are infinite: space and human stupidity.

Mark Koopmans said...

HEy now,

He seemed to be getting along just fine :)

Martin Willoughby said...

Mark: What they didn't show was the photo from a few moments later.

Milo James Fowler said...

Man, I thought for sure "movie theater chute" would win, but then I came to "mowing the hedge." Good stuff as always, Martin.