Ducks are great swimmers — but they also make for great boats.
At least according to shipbuilder Christian Bohlin, who sailed his eye-catching duck-shaped ship across Stockholm harbor on May 27.
One of two novelty boats constructed by the shipwright, this waterfowl-inspired watercraft has plenty of high-flying features. The ship reportedly boasts a sauna, a kitchenette and two sleeping cots for bird-brained sailors.
Sure, those millionaire outfielders are good but can they catch a fly with an eight month old baby in one arm and a backpack strapped on? Maybe they should hire Tiffany Goodwin to give them lessons in how it’s really done.
More via KOMO News | Offbeat.
- Tiffany Goodwin Catches Foul Ball While Holding 8-Month-Old Baby…Sweet! (PHOTO) (realestateradiousa.com)
There’s a thin line between buttery and battery — and Dawn Elizabeth Rhash crossed it, according to police.Sheriff’s deputies in Collier County, Fla, say the 49-year-old attacked her male roommate with butter on May 21…
The victim told deputies that he and Rhash “were having an argument about what food was hers and what was his” when the suspect “threw butter at him striking him in the leg,” the document notes.
Postings here may be a little sparse for the next few days. I am in Wyoming at Jackson Hole and from there to Bryce, Utah, then back home.
The new book by Annie Jacobsen, Area 51, dismisses the alien spacecraft theory for the Roswell incident and suggests that Stalin, inspired by Orson Wells’s famous radio adaptation of the HG Wells novel War of the Worlds, enlisted Joseph Mengele, the infamous Nazi “Angel of Death” who had fled to South America, to create a crew of “grotesque, child-size aviators” who would be flown in a jet-propelled, single-wing Horton Ho 229 and be flown to America to cause hysteria similar to the 1938 broadcast. But the plane, remotely piloted by another aircraft, crashed and the Americans hushed up the incident.
via THE ANOMALIST
- Roswell ‘was plane full of alienlike children sent by Stalin’ (news.cnet.com)
- Roswell Extraterrestrials Were ‘Plane Full of Alienlike Children Sent by Stalin’ (themoderatevoice.com)
A man who dressed as Brian the Snail from The Magic Roundabout to compete in the London Marathon has finally finished… after 26 days.
After donning the giant 9ft-long snail suit, Lloyd Scott had to lie on his stomach and slide along on a sled until he’d completed the famous 26.2-mile course.
- Ex-Blackpool keeper Lloyd Scott finishes the London Marathon after 26 days (offthepost.info)
- Marathon man’s snail pace (thesun.co.uk)
According to a report in the UK’s Daily Mail, Russia’s Kemerovo State University is planning to set up a research institute to study the recent increase in yeti sightings in Siberia. Fifteen witnesses claim to have spotted the elusive hominid in the last year alone.
A New Zealand schoolteacher who crashed her car while brushing her teeth has landed herself in court.
Police officer Graham Single told the Blenheim district court, 272km north of Christchurch, that Cherie Margaret Davis, 65, set the cruise control of her car to 100km/h, “got out her toothbrush and started brushing her teeth”.
Ms Davis subsequently lost concentration and crashed into a rock bank by the side of the road, the Marlborough Express reported…
More via News.com.au.
A Taranaki farmer has lost a cow but kept his milking shed following a freak series of events.
A motorist was traveling along a dark, wet Manaia Rd near Kaponga on Friday night when he hit and killed a black friesian.The animal was thrown over the top of the car, peeling back the (hood) and shattering the windscreen. The car smashed into a pole which caused a power surge to race along the wires into the farmer’s house.
The same surge blew up the cowshed meter board and set it on fire. However, it melted a water line directly above which extinguished the blaze.
More via National – 3 News.
A Dutch museum-goer got into a sticky situation when he waded into a carpet of creamy peanut butter not realising it was a modern art installation.
The hapless visitor somehow failed to spot the 14m expanse of edible goo at the Boijmans van Beuningen museum in Rotterdam, the second largest city in the Netherlands, Algemeen Dagblad reported overnight.
Bemused tourists watched as the man sank into the 1100 litres of peanut butter – enough to fill more than 2000 regular-sized jars. He has been asked to pay for the damage after leaving a trail of footprints.
Are they kidding or just deluded? Fourteen square meters of peanut buter on the floor is “art?”
An unusual crime has police searching for a suspect.
A surveillance camera at a Kroger in Greenwood caught a man stealing $700 worth of teeth whitener.
In the final years of his life, Wain’s cats became more abstract and less whimsical. His once playful cats began to resemble fearsome, almost kaleidoscopic, Hindu deities. Many psychological textbooks feature drawings from various stages in the artist’s career to show the progression of Wain’s schizophrenia.
More via Louis Wain: The Man Who Drew Cats.
- Louis Wain: Communicating through cats (brilliantbrent.wordpress.com)
A 42-year-old Indiana woman who authorities believe was high on bath salts trashed a hotel room Wednesday, Indiana State Police said this morning.
Police said (she) was sitting on (a) bed when they arrived at the hotel…rambing about evil spirits and needing to write on the walls of the room to protect her from the spirits.
A family member who was present told police that Winter was an abuser of bath salts. When snorted, bath salts cause hallucinations, police said.
- Bath Salts Drugs: Problems, Ingredients, Dangers, and More (webmd.com)
- What is cloud nine bath salt (wiki.answers.com)
It seems to me that even “journalists” should have to adhere to correct word usage. Here’s one of the most common misuses of a word:
“…were killed after being struck by falling building parts…”
“After?” Really? They weren’t killed “when” the falling building parts struck them? If it truly was “after” then what killed them?
Through an open phone line, an Onondaga County 911 dispatcher listened as three suspects allegedly planned another crime. One of the suspects had inadvertently pocket-dialed 911 and the dispatcher was able to relay their scheme to investigators…
(Police) were already en route to investigate a report of a suspicious person…when the 911 dispatcher picked up the cell phone call. When officers passed by their location in Clay, the dispatcher even heard them say, “there go the cops now.”
More with video of the three criminal masterminds via NewsChannel 9 WSYR.
Upset that his cocaine dealer had given him the wrong change, a South Carolina man called police to complain about the unsatisfactory transaction and, of course, was promptly arrested.
More via The Smoking Gun.
…unless it is 268ft 4in long like the one rolled by long time Cuban cigar roller Jose Castelar Cairo. There’s a picture of both the cigar and the man at the link.
via The Sun |News
The problem with most touchscreen smartphones is that you need two hands to run them. This weird looking nose stylus solves that problem, by letting you peck away using your nose when your other hand is…uh…preoccupied.
It started as a 1930s Boeing Stratoliner, owned by Howard Hughes. The tail and wings were cut off to transform it into the houseboat it is today, dubbed Cosmic Muffin and based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
- Eco Floating House is Serene Answer to Real Estate Woes (treehugger.com)
- Houseboats in Amsterdam (amsterdamlogue.com)