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A Chinese woman, having heard of the dangers of skin cancer from exosure to the sun, decided to make herself a protective suit. It surely works but it scared the bejeebers out of everyone else on the beach.

via Ananova – Homemade sun-suit scares bathers.

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September 18, 2009 Posted by | crazy, Dumb Stuff | , | Comments Off on SPF rating = almost infinity

Clam chowder anyone? Ivar’s is the best in Seattle, I think.

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He has been called the greatest self-promoter in the history of Seattle. And now, more than 24 years after he died at age 79, Ivar Haglund apparently has managed one more fantastic stunt.

Underwater billboards that date to around 1954. Anchored to the bottom of Puget Sound with concrete footings. Yes, at the bottom of Puget Sound. At around 55 to 80 feet in depth, depending on the tide, and near the shore.

You know, just in case you were in a personal submarine cruising along Elliott Bay, or Edmonds, or Alki Point.

More via Seattle Times Newspaper.

Three of the stainless steel billboards have been brought up in the last month.

September 18, 2009 Posted by | Fun stuff, Odd signs | , | Comments Off on Clam chowder anyone? Ivar’s is the best in Seattle, I think.

Penny flattening almost flattened young woman

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A young Cincinnati woman was struck by a train when she was trying to flatten a penny on the railroad tracks. Seems she thought you had to hold the penny down. Fortunately she suffered only a slight head injury.

No word on what happened to the penny.

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September 18, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Stuff | | Comments Off on Penny flattening almost flattened young woman