Archive for August 7, 2011

Tasting the rainbow

The saying ‘you are what you eat’ is true for these insects as stunning pictures show their abdomens changing colour as they sip on sugar drops. Father of three Mohamed Babu set up the photographs after his wife, Shameem, showed him some ants had turned white after drinking spilt milk.He gave the creatures the brightly coloured sugar drops and watched as their transparent stomachs matched the food they were eating.

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Charlie Harper’s Death

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So Harper married Rose — the neighbor/stalker he flew to Paris with last season — but things went downhill quickly when she found him in the shower with another woman.

In the episode, we’re told Rose speaks at the funeral and recounts what happened to Charlie … saying the day after the shower incident she and Charlie were waiting for a Paris subway when Charlie “slipped” and the subway literally blew him apart in a “meat explosion.”

The strong inclination was that Rose pushed him and got away with it. It seems Chuck Lorre couldn’t take his aggressions out on Charlie Sheen, but he did the next best thing by taking it out on Charlie Harper.

Charlie Sheen : “I will be watching my fake funeral, attended by my fake ex-girlfriends, from my very, very real movie theater, with my very real hotties in tow.”

1965 Mercer-Cobra Roadster

A rare classic is headed to the auction block later this month.  The 1965 Mercer-Cobra Roadster is rare indeed, a design by mid-century Chrysler design vet Virgil Exner and his son of the same name.  The Mercer-Cobra was a special build that was designed as a throwback to vintage raceabout roadsters.  Inside, it was state-of-the-art for its time, sitting on a Cobra chassis with a Ford V8 as its heartbeat.  That sleek, white skin and copper accents give it the visual feel of gold-laced ivory, which speaks to the rarity and expense of this beauty.  RM Auctions suggests that its price range could climb as high as $1.2 million on August 20th, 2011.

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Vandeyk ‘Nightstream’ Bikes

Vandeyk has made it their mission to build the most beautiful hand-crafted bikes out there. They present their first collection, entitled ‘Nightstream’. Each collection is limited to only 25 bikes

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Simplicity, craftsmanship and only the best components are at the core of the brand’s philosophy. That means that Chris King, Paul Components or Phil Wood are being exclusively used on Vandeyk bikes. The paint design for the first collection “Nightstream” was created by artist Harry Seifert. Technically Nightstream is a Mountainbike with reduced and timeless technology, inspired by the golden times of Mountainbiking in the early 1990s