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Motorola RAZR shares a distinction with Zippo

The Motorola RAZR cell phone shared a distinction with the Zippo lighter when it recently stopped a bullet that hit Louisiana resident R. J. Richards in the chest while he was mowing his lawn. Apparently the bullet was not fired at Richards intentionally but was a nearly spent 45 caliber bullet from a “hunting accident”. However it did hit him hard enough to destroy the phone.

via  Coolest Gadgets

November 24, 2008 Posted by | People, Strange | , , | Comments Off on Motorola RAZR shares a distinction with Zippo

Teeny steed

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Toy horses are usually pink and plastic – and aimed at young girls. But this little pony is 100 per cent natural – and ready to make friends with anyone her size.

Born ten days ago…in the southern state of Victoria, Australia, the…miniature horse – which is yet to be named – has already formed a bond with Sam Leith, 12.

More pictures at  Mail Online

November 24, 2008 Posted by | animals | , | 1 Comment

This must surely be sacrilege

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A chocolate bar laced with salty bacon bits is proving a hit in Britain, at least with some people. Selfridges, the only store in the UK that stocks the American product reportedly sold out its’ entire stock within 48 hours, according to the Daily Mail. Dubbed Mo’s Bacon Bar the odd concoction sells for a pricey £5.99 for a 3oz bar.

Ewan Venters, food and restaurant director at Selfridges, said: “… It’s a real explosion of flavours and people love it.”

Not everyone agrees, however. Claudia Connell of the Daily Mail described it as “the most unpleasant thing ever to have passed my lips” and “…like eating a chocolate the has been dunked in an…ashtray.”

via Bacon-flavoured chocolate

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This Spanish city is dead serious about solar energy

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A Spanish city has found an unusual place to generate renewable energy – the local cemetery. Santa Coloma de Gramanet, near Barcelona, has placed 462 solar panels over its multi-storey mausoleums.

via BBC NEWS

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