Archive for July 21, 2011

Zombie boy – Rick Genest

Rick Genest (born August 7, 1985) is a Canadian artist and fashion model born inMontreal. He is also known as Zombie Boy for being tattooed like a corpse across the majority of his body

On March 5, 2010, A Facebook fan page was created about Rick’s unusual choice of tattoos. This page reached 1,516,145 members (as of May 11, 2011) and ultimately led to his discovery by Lady Gaga‘s Fashion Director Nicola Formichetti.

Nike SB Koston Aqua/Slate Blue

SB Koston One style has just been unveiled in a cool, stylish blue on blue colorway. Having removed the sneaker’s midsole, the insole has been lined with a Lunerlon material to provide even more support. With a skateboard-specific tread to enhance grip when riding and neoprane collar for improved comfort around the ankle, the sneaker also features a suede upper with seamless lining.

Nuke Lamp

Designed by Luca Veneri using fluid dynamic simulation to emulate the shape of a mushroom cloud.

Buy it Here – Nuke Lamp

Arab sheikh carves name in sand until it’s visible from SPACE

Remember as a kid writing  your name in the sand with a stick?

Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Ahyan, 63, has scrawled his name in sand on an island he owns with letters so big they can be seen from space.

The word ‘HAMAD’ measures 1,000 metres high and is a staggering two miles long from the ‘H’ to the ‘D’ on the Al Futaisi island. And rather than allow the writing to be washed away by the ocean, the letters actually form waterways that absorb the  tide.The ruler’s name is even visible on Google’s map service.

The sheikh is president of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates and boasts a personal fortune second only to the Saudi king’s. Hamad, also known as the ‘Rainbow Sheikh’, is a member of the Abu Dhabi Ruling Family. He is understood to have some 200 cars including seven Mercedes 500 SELs painted in different colours of the rainbow which he stores in a giant pyramid.

Russian tricks – Inflatable army of tanks and planes

The Russian army is blowing up everything in sight – from rocket launchers to radar stations, fighter jets and arms factories.

But those fearful of a new world war need not worry as the Red Army has simply developed a fetish for rubber – with a new military arsenal stocked full of inflatable weapons.

Defence bosses are toying with the flexible firearms in a bid to bamboozle satellites and surveillance aircraft into thinking its forces are more powerful than they actually are :))

Russia’s new fighting force includes tanks, complete with gun barrels, an S-300 missile launching truck, MiG fighter jets and entire radar stations.

Manufacturer Rusbal has been dealing with defence bosses since 1995 but refused to say how many air-filled models have been made, sold and deployed

Apple is $50 Billion away from becoming The World’s Most Valuable Company

Apple is in a position to become the most valuable company in the world.

The company announced on Tuesday that it sold 20.34 million iPhones and 9.25 million iPads in the second quarter of 2011, up by 142% and 183% respectively. That translated to a quarterly record revenue of $28.57 billion and a record net profit of $7.31 billion.

Despite that growth, Apple remains the second most valuable company in the world.

Last year, Apple surpassed Microsoft’s market cap and took the title of the world’s most valuable tech company with a market cap of $223 billion. Only one company exceeded its worth: Exxon Mobil, whose net worth at the time was $281.5 billion. Today, the oil giant is worth an astounding $412 billion.

Can Apple catch up with Exxon and become the world’s most valuable company? If Apple continues to post record-breaking earnings, it’s definitely possible. However, Exxon Mobil’s profits are soaring as well, and energy tends to perform better than consumer electronics in a stagnant or down economy (you don’t need an iPad, but you still need to drive your car).

2012 Porsche 911 – Hot Weather Testing in South Africa

Porsche engineers oversee hot weather testing of the all-new Porsche 911 in South Africa.