Friday, November 09, 2012

Friday Fun

It's Friday, so kick back, put your feet up and laugh/smile at the following.

First up, Gangnam Style has become a worldwide hit and even the robots are getting into the swing of it. Personally, I can't wait for the first space walk to be done Gangnam Style. Talking of odd walks, London is hosting a game where people pretend to be zombies or try to escape them.

If you have green fingers, you may want to try growing vegetables on your roof, as these people in Gaza have done.  From the sensible to the grossly stupid, one driver in the US was caught driving on the pavement near a school bus and has been sentenced to wear a plaque that describes her as an idiot.

It's always fun when things go wrong, like a firework display that takes two minutes instead of thirty, and a sprinkler system that soaks the crowd at a football match. Most people laughed it off, but some got really irritated.

In other news, what mark will humanity leave in the fossil record? Lost of sheep bones by the look of it. Who will take over from us? It could be the elephants as one has been taught some Korean.

Meanwhile, people in the Hertfordshire village of Pirton have knitted replicas of various buildings to raise money for a heritage project, and in Northern Ireland, one cat hitched a lift under the bonnet of a car, and survived.

What have the Australians ever done for us? Here are ten inventions from Down Under that make the world the place it is today. Now you know who to blame.  Over in Africa, a makers fair in Nigeria is encouraging people to invent things to benefit others. Notable items include a generator that runs on urine. (Yes, I thought of that joke too)

And the final news item will cheer the heart of authors everywhere.  A charity for abuse victims will turn donated copies of Fifty Shades of Grey into toilet paper.

Want to see some pictures from the rest of the world?  Good.  First up, some photos from Africa showing various events from the past weeks, including a fashion show.  Then there are BBC website viewers photos on the subject of Turkey (the nation not the bird).

Lastly, ten things we didn't know last week, including such gems as 'IKEA has sold over 11 million meatballs in the UK'.

Now, it's picture time.

And on that note, I bid you Adieu and wish you a wonderful weekend.


Lisa Shafer said...

I repinned the "your" and "you're" one. :)

Victoria Lindstrom said...

You went far beyond my expectations today, Martin. Laughter, insight, and wisdom - all good for the soul. You have a wonderful weekend too.

Mark Koopmans said...

As always, my favorite post of the week.

(Can you do my lamppost at the end of the street next time?)

OK. That sounded weird.:)

Martin Willoughby said...

Lisa: I thought you might.

Victoria: Awww, shucks. Have a great one too.

Mark: I'm sure can do your own...if that doesn't sound even worse.

Jeff Hargett said...

I do so appreciate your Friday posts. "-)

Martin Willoughby said...

Jeff: We all need a little jollity in our lives.

defcon said...

Cyanide and Happiness comic! (the caveman one) Love their stuff even if it's pretty mean. Lots of cute fun items here. :)

Martin Willoughby said...

Defcon: Most comedy is mean, the trick is not to go too far.