Tag Archives: crappy-ideas

Cheeky baboon troop ransacks car

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/glance/839863/plague-of-baboons-converges-on-car When I was about 10, my parents took us to the local safari park. Two hours later, we were still screaming, and they couldn’t pry us out from under the back seats. Having tigers stalk your car and giraffes try to fit their entire head into your window are good signs that fenced-in zoos […]

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15 of the Meanest CAPTCHAs ever – Oddee.com

http://www.oddee.com/item_96665.aspx I loathe CAPTCHAs, so it’s amusing to see some of the most obscure, impenetrable examples ever offered.

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Cocoa Pipe Lets You Literally Inhale Chocolate | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2009/04/get-a-whiff-of.html Thought this was cute until I saw the name: “Le Whif” sounds like something censored out of a P

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Fountain Tab Faucet by Jin-sun Park & Byungmin Woo & Yanko Design

http://www.yankodesign.com/2009/03/26/my-faucet-is-better-than-yours/ Massively expensive tap turns your bathroom sink into a water-wasting fountain! For those too lazy to turn their heads to drink, or anyone who hasn’t seen this done better (and cheaper, and tastier) in Rome.

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Polar Bears & Eskimo Dogs Become Friends

http://www.flixxy.com/polar-bears-eskimo-dogs.htm “Polar bears and Eskimo* dogs become friends” Cuteness of the clip undercut – as usual – by my tremendous cynicism. I have visions of this guy’s dog team happily hauling him straight to the “friends” with whom he allows them to consort. *For the love of God, people, stop using the term Eskimo. Even […]

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How Mr Westfallen woke up as Mr Happy Spanners – Times Online

http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/the_way_we_live/article5400724.ece The Times documents some of England’s citizens’ recent – and ridiculous – name changes. My personal fave is Happy Adjustable Spanners, but this story better sums up the piece: His determination “not to take life too seriously” led Garry Fisher to adopt the name on a false ID featured in a US teen movie. […]

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