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Japanese Restaurant Serves World’s Largest Sushi

The Umewaka Restaurant in Anjo City, Japan serves the “Generous Roll”, a futomaki that weighs more than 13 lbs. and has a diameter of almost 8″. The cost? About $200.


Oui Fm Campaign

Here is the new print campaign for Oui Radio , devised by the  the photographer Matthew Raffard. A new baseline “Rock is here to change your life” to announce that the station now broadcasts in Province,France.


LEGO – Life-Size Pixelated Ford Explorer

Ford has created a full-size replica of the company’s new Explorer crafted from Lego bricks. The sculpture was created by 22 designers over the course of 2,500 hours. All told, there are 380,000 individual bricks at work, weighing in at a hefty 2,654 pounds, and a 768-pound aluminum platform supports the creation.


Boo the Pomeranian has millions of fans and his own book

He has nearly two million fans and a book deal. But Boo isn’t a reality TV star, actor or a pop singer – he’s a pet dog. The five-year-old Pomeranian has the fame most celebrities dream of after amassing 1.79million fans on social networking site Facebook.  And Boo is also a hit with the ladies. He attracted the attention of Hollywood stars including Khloe Kardashian, who posted a picture of the dog on her blog last year and singer Ke$ha, who Tweeted that Boo was ‘her new boyfriend.’

His owner, who has concealed her identity and location in the U.S. and uses the pseudonym J.H Lee told Time:’My friends loved looking at pictures of him.  ‘We started the first Facebook page as a joke.’

Boo shot to fame when he realised the key to looking so good in photographs is a great haircut. The canine’s unique look is down to an happy accident – his long hair was so knotted, it had to be shaved off.

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Lee said: ‘The groomer said they wouldn’t even be able to get a brush through him. ‘I was really upset when I heard that. But when I picked him up, I found he was actually really cute that way.’

Boo has been busy promoting his new book, a collection of photographs entitled ‘Boo, the life of the world’s cutest dog.’ The £8.99 book features exclusive photographs of Boo ‘doing all his favorite things, lounging around, playing with friends, exploring the whole wide world, and making those famous puppy-dog eyes


Kent HD 100′s

As you can see Kent released a new pack of cigarettes, a long version of Kent 8 HD

 


YouTube Introduces Video Editing

Some YouTube users may be noticing that they can now edit their videos onsite thanks to a new feature that rolled  out globally Wednesday.

Using the feature will enable you to edit uploaded YouTube videos while also maintaining the same video IDs, making it possible to hold onto view counts and comments. Existing links to the video will also continue to work. All you have to do is click “Edit Video” on your video’s page or on the My Videos page.

While the editing feature isn’t necessarily meant to replace software like Final Cut Pro, it is meant to help users fix their videos in a less time consuming manner.

“We noticed that a lot of people were uploading videos to YouTube that we can say are somewhat unpolished,” says Jason Toff, product manager at YouTube, adding that rougher amateur footage tends to be a lot more common than professionally edited work on the site.


Looking Into The Past : 9/11

d as part of the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the tragedy of the World Trace Center September 11, 2001, the following specific project was carried out by the photographer Jason Powell, mixing past and present photographs of places of NYC.

Andy Whitfield, Star of ‘Spartacus’ Series, Dies at 39

Andy Whitfield, who starred in the television series “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” died on Sunday in Sydney, Australia. He was 39.The cause was non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, his wife, Vashti, said in a statement.

Whitfield took what was supposed to be a temporary leave from the show, which was an instant hit after its January 2010 debut, after a routine check-up in March of that year revealed a recurrence of cancer.

Starz Entertainment, the premium channel that airs the show, used different actors to film a prequel called “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena,” while awaiting the star’s return. But  Whitfield never recovered enough to come back.

Chris Albrecht, president and chief executive of Starz, said in a statement, “The man who played a champion on-screen was also a champion in his own life.” Mr. Whitfield faced cancer with “courage, strength and grace,” he said. In addition to his wife, Mr. Whitfield is survived by two children and a sister. In her statement, his wife described him as “our beautiful young warrior.” She said he died in her arms.

 


Windows XP Bliss Today

One of the most famous wallpaper images is undoubtedly the default Windows XP image showing a blissfully relaxing vista of green rolling hills and a bluer than blue sky. The wallpaper, probably one of the most viewed images of all time, is aptly named ‘Bliss.’ Do a Google image search for just the word ‘bliss,’ and the first result is the Windows wallpaper.

The man behind the camera  is American photographer Charles O’Rear. Don’t let his name fool you into thinking that the photo was in fact taken in Ireland. Bliss, as it turns out, is in California. In Sonoma County to be exact. The photo was taken in 1996, years before Windows XP launched, and before the area was converted into a vineyard. In fact, a photo taken 10 years later from exactly the same spot where Bliss was shot, shows a disappointingly, dreary view

So how much did O’Rear get for taking what is considered one of the most famous photos of all time? A non-disclosure agreement prevents him from revealing the actual figure, but according to Napa Valley Register, O’Rear stated that it was:

“extraordinary” and second only to that paid to another living, working photographer for the photo of then-President Bill Clinton hugging Monica Lewinsky.

Taken with a medium format camera, the most surprising fact about the image is that O’Rear claims that it wasn’t digitally manipulated.

If you want to see it today just go to Google Maps and enter the following coordinates: 38.248966, -122.410269.


Bully Cat Stuffs Cat In Box

A bully doesn’t simply put someone in a cage. He make an effort to keep his victim in the cage, as shown by this cute but evil cat.


Profile Pictures

Discover the work and series “Boyz and Girlz and net”exposed to Arles by photographer Mathieu Grac.

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Ed O’Neill – Walk of Fame Star

Television star Ed O’Neill was flanked by co-stars past and present when he was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Tuesday.

Christina Applegate and Katey Sagal, who played O’Neill’s daughter and wife on the long-running comedy series “Married with Children,” and Sofia Vergara, Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez, Ariel Winter, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet — his on-screen kin in his current sitcom “Modern Family” — attended the ceremony

O’Neill’s was the 2,446th star unveiled in the television category.


Motorcycle Made From Lobster Shells – Idiots

This motorcycle made from lobster shells was created by Taiwanese food carving artist Huang Mingbo at a seminar on cooking art in Fuzhou, southeast China’s Fujian province.

Although a doggy bag  for leftovers shaped like this would be impressive


Mandatory Evacuation in New York

In an unprecedented decision, nearly 300,000 people who live in flood-prone areas of New York City were ordered to evacuate Friday as Hurricane Irene sets its sights on the nation’s largest city. New Yorkers, many of them without cars, don’t have much time to get out of the way before the city shutters its subways, buses and trains on Saturday.

At a press conference Friday, Mayor Bloomberg ordered a mandatory evacuation for all 270,000 residents living in low-lying Zone A areas, and the Far Rockaways. “Nature is a force more powerful than any of us,” the Mayor said, “and it really is better to be safe than sorry.”

The areas include the Battery Park City complex on the southern end of Manhattan; Coney Island, famed for its boardwalk and amusement park; the beachfront community of the Rockaways and other neighborhoods around the city. “We’ve never done a mandatory evacuation before,” the Mayor continued, “and we wouldn’t do it now if we didn’t think the storm had the potential to be very serious.”

While the evacuation was a first for New Yorkers, “I would think that the vast bulk will comply,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at a news conference. “Unfortunately, there’s a handful who will not comply until it’s too late. And at that point in time, you can really get stuck.”

“Waiting until the last minute is not a smart thing to do,” he added. “This is life-threatening.”


Wunderland Theme Park

Wunderland near Kalkar, Germany, cleverly combines a never-been-used multi-million-pound reactor with classic fair rides, including a merry-go-round, Ferris wheel, carousel and log flume.A swing ride has even been fitted inside the old cooling tower, while a 130ft-high climbing wall features on the outside.

When it was originally built in 1972 the construction – dubbed the SNR-300 – was destined to be the world’s most technologically advanced nuclear power plant and Germany’s first fast breeder nuclear reactor.But 12 years and more than £3 million later, the project was eventually cancelled after a series of public protests and nuclear disasters elsewhere, including Chernobyl.

By 1996 there were a few hotel rooms on the site, which gradually expanded to several hundred – as well as bars and restaurants.Since 2002, the park has seen the addition of more than 40 rides and a museum as well as a miniature golf course and tennis courts.


If Web Browsers Were Celebrities

Infographic is a great laugh! Since the rise of the Interweb, the variety of Internet browsers that have become available offer something different for every computer and owner’s taste. From Netscape to Internet Explorer (all hundred versions of it), to Firefox and Google Chrome, the browsers of the moment each top the one before in speed, design and accessibility.


500 People in 100 Seconds

Here’s an excellent video from Eran Amir that features 500 people holding 1500 photographs in a mere 110 second clip.

What’s interesting about this film is that it’s a stop-motion video within a stop-motion video.

 


Tom Cruise – Red Bull F1

Tom Cruise, producer and star of “Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol”, which comes out in theaters on December 21, tested the Formula 1 Red Bull Racing in Southern California, having David Coulthard as instructor.

Cruise, a fan of motorsport, who has driven many racing cars over the years, but never a Formula 1 car, reached a top speed of 291 km / h, with only 4 km less than the maximum speed reached by Coulthard, after driving a 850-horsepower car around the 4 km  circuit at Willow Springs, in Rosamond,California.

“Tom really knows his way. I was surprised that he learned so fast and he really is a perfect driver, ” said Coulthard.” His reactions were incredible, considering how complicated it is to drive aFormula 1 car. He’s a driving his car to the limit in daily life. Today was not monotonous. Tom really impressed me. “

 


Celebrity Caricatures

Focus on the work of the artist Stanley Chow based in Manchester. Portraits and caricatures of many celebrities and personalities such as Muhammad Ali, ClarkKent, Messi, Dexter or Natalie Portman. Hover over the pics for names

-Full Gallery inside->


Where’s Wall-e?

Richard Sargent  created this robot-laden illustration, filled with bots from R2-D2 to Rosie the Robot to Bender to Woody Allen in Sleeper.


Hula Hoop World Record

These incredible pictures show 2,496 gathering in Taiwan today to smash the world record for mass hula hooping.

The huge crowd managed to spin their plastic rings simultaneously for an impressive three minutes twirling their way into the record books. The previous record of 2,290 people, which had stood since 2000, had been set in the nearby town of Kaohsiung.The event, organised by a local health food company, was held to celebrate the Republic of China’s centennial and to inspire people to get more exercise


Hewlett-Packard ditching tablet, smartphone and computer businesses

Computer giant Hewlett-Packard is pulling out of the tablet and mobile phone market after poor sales of its products and stiff competition from rivals Apple and Google.The announcement – just a year after the company spent billions acquiring failing mobile maker palm – came as HP said it also plans to sell or spin off its PC division.Together, the moves would take HP out of the consumer market, though it will continue to sell servers and other equipment to business customers.

The shock move comes in the wake of alarming news from retailer Best Buy, who according to reports are struggling shift its stock of over 250,000 HP Touchpad tablet.It has only shifted 10 per cent of the stock so far and is reportedly asking HP to take the rest back.

‘Our TouchPad has not been gaining enough traction in the marketplace,’ said HP CEO Leo Apotheker in a conference call.

‘We have made the difficult but necessary decision to shut down the WebOS hardware operations.’

HP’s mobile device business, which includes the webOS-running smartphones and TouchPad has suffered while rivals Google and Apple have seen roaring sales of their products.


The Hollywood Megamercial – DC & Ken Block

Filmed over the course of five days, director Ben Conrad (Zombieland and 30 Seconds or Less) and his team at Logan deliver a Hollywood caliber production complete with pyrotechnics, massive stunts and a series of unbelievable tricks.


Romanian gypsies squatting

An immigration officer returned home to find gipsies had moved in, ransacked the place and dressed in her clothes.

Julia High was even offered a glass of her own wine by the Romanian squatters.They claimed they had rented the property from her ‘son’ because she had died, and produced a set of fake documents.

The family of five adults and three children had ripped up carpets, emptied the fridge and dumped her belongings in bin bags in the garden of her £270,000 home. They left water damage to the kitchen and bathroom, while a computer and digital cameras were missing. Only her beds and wardrobes were left intact. And once evicted, they squatted in another home two streets away.

She said: ‘The women came to the door dressed in my clothes, they were sitting around my dining room table, drinking my wine out of my glasses. They even offered me a drink and told me they were from Romania. They said I was dead and my son had rented the house to them. I am very much alive, single and I don’t have a son.’

Miss High, who works for the UK Border Agency, had spent a weekend visiting her parents and on the Monday evening went to see the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall before returning to the terraced home in Leytonstone, east London, which she has owned for 30 years.

via DailyMail


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