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Everything else that doesn’t fit any category. Videos, oddities and weird news, for examples.

Faroe Islands Got Google’s Attention, Gets Into Street View Loan Program

Remember the beautiful and tranquil islands where apparently there are more sheep than people? Also, remember how one fine young lass who created SheepView 360 in a bid to beckon Google Maps to do a Street View of the islands? Well, it looks like Durita Andreassen’s efforts to grab Google’s attention have paid off. The largely unknown archipelago found right smack in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean has finally gotten her due attention from Google Maps. Google was impressed by what Andreassen and her team did and decided to lend a helping hand to the islanders by inducting the Faroe Islands into Google’s Street View camera loan program. Continue reading Faroe Islands Got Google’s Attention, Gets Into Street View Loan Program

Letter With Just Hand-drawn Map Gets Delivered To Remote Icelandic Farm

We always think that a proper (and official) address gets your mail delivered, but a report surfaced in May this year proved that address is optional – if you can draw out a map of the addressee, or at least, it appeared to be possible in Iceland. The story goes that an Icelandic tourist (no gender was mentioned, btw) wanted to send a letter to a tourist-popular farm in Hvammsveit, West Iceland, but there was a problem. While the farm did have a Facebook page, the address puts it right smack in the middle of a lake, which obviously, couldn’t be right. Continue reading Letter With Just Hand-drawn Map Gets Delivered To Remote Icelandic Farm

Whatsapp Update Shares Info With Facebook And Here’s How To Opt Out

Ever since Facebook’s acquisition, Whatsapp has evolved quite a lot, mostly for the good, though not every update it pushes out put a smile in everyone’s face. And this latest update is bound to draw flak from users. While the incorporation of Whatsapp Calling, end-to-end encryption, and Whatsapp web and desktop are seen as welcome additions, the updated Terms and Privacy Policy that came with this latest update may not go down well with a lot of folks. Back then when Whatsapp was acquired by the social media giant, it pledged to remain independent of its new parent company, but now, things have took a turn with the new terms and privacy policy now stating that it (Whatsapp) will be sharing some user data with Facebook, along with “any of our other family.” Continue reading Whatsapp Update Shares Info With Facebook And Here’s How To Opt Out

Greatest Fisherman’s Haul: A Giant Clam-produced Pearl Worth $100M

10 years ago, an unnamed fisherman in the Philippines dived into the water to dislodge a stuck anchor and subsequently returned to the surface with a shell which the anchor had apparently lodged on. The angler didn’t think of it much then and proceed to bring home the shell. All this while, he kept what he identified as a “good-luck charm” under his bed, until a blaze force him to vacate with the shell. Likely with the belief that the shell might be jinxed, he brought it to Puerto Princesa’s tourism office. It was only then, the revelation begins. Continue reading Greatest Fisherman’s Haul: A Giant Clam-produced Pearl Worth $100M

Japan Prime Minister Morphed Into Mario For Rio 2016 Closing

After 16 days of intense competitions, the quadrennial sporting event has finally come to an end. Rio 2016 has not been easy from the start. The game was plagued by scandals, ill-behaviors, crimes, and pain, but all those were overshadowed by a spectacular closing ceremony where Tokyo, represented by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, took over the Olympic flag. So, from here on and out, it will be all about Tokyo 2020 and given Japan’s reputation, we’d expect a lot from the games in respect to organization, logistics, quality of amenities, among other things. Already, Tokyo has won many hearts when a two-minute clip starring the Prime Minister himself (yes, the PM!), alongside iconic Japan anime and gaming characters, was broadcasted during the ceremony. Continue reading Japan Prime Minister Morphed Into Mario For Rio 2016 Closing

Wait, What? Now, There’s Little Proof That Flossing Works?

Don’t you just love these studies that tell you what’s good and what’s not? I mean, besides the obvious, there’s a bunch of studies for on topics like is mouthwash actually good, or whether coffee is detrimental to your health or not. Last week, we came across one such report relating to dental flossing, which naturally, made me raise my eyebrows. According to the report, “there’s little proof that (dental) flossing works,” and the U.S. actually admitted that its (dental flossing) effectiveness “had never been researched, as required.” Continue reading Wait, What? Now, There’s Little Proof That Flossing Works?

Here’s Why The Iconic Rolls-Royce Hood Ornament Never Got Stolen

A handful of automobiles sport hood ornament. Mercedes-Benz once had those and so did Jaguar and few others, but not many have them anymore, likely because an object at tip of the hood is a target of mischief. However, for Rolls-Royce, the Spirit of Ecstasy has remained a design fixture in every vehicle the British luxury marque have rolled out and apparently, never been stolen? Well, at least not in modern times and by modern times, we mean from 2004 onwards. As it turns out, Silver Lady is protected against theft by a brilliant mechanism. Continue reading Here’s Why The Iconic Rolls-Royce Hood Ornament Never Got Stolen

Have A Coffee And Have Your Dong Blown In This Upcoming London Cafe

Man suffers from morning wood, but the boner won’t persist till you have your cuppa at your favorite coffee joint. However, that doesn’t mean a man can’t get it up when his trusty companion is called upon, such as in a cafe called Fellatio Cafe. Fellatio Cafe is exactly what it sounds like: a cafe that serves not just coffee and pastries, but one that comes with a blow job, aka oral sex, for a fee, of course. As crazy as it may sound, it is a real thing and it is coming to London, which makes you go “really? London, are you sure?” Yes. It is. Continue reading Have A Coffee And Have Your Dong Blown In This Upcoming London Cafe

Goldgenie Opens First Luxury Retail Store In UAE

Good news, lovers of all things gold who can totally afford it. The growing name in bestowing the midas touch on gadgets, Goldgenie has opened its first luxury retail store in UAE. It is a milestone for the luxe customizer who is best known for elevating ordinary gadgets, or any other objects, really, to the luxury realm with real gold plating and sometimes, even embellished with precious and rare stones for the added bling. It is a huge deal for Goldgenie because some such customizers turned out to be non-existence or simply can’t prove their worth. However, Goldgenie not only proves that it is a real deal, but it can strive too and striving extremely well. Continue reading Goldgenie Opens First Luxury Retail Store In UAE

Daredevil Skydiver Make Record 25,000 Feet Jump Without Parachute

For some people, jumping out of an aircraft at tens of thousands of feet with a parachute is a big no, no, much less leaping off without one. But that was exactly what skydiver Luke Aikins did. Oh wait, in fact, we should be calling Luke a ‘daredevil’ instead because he accomplished the unimaginable: he leaped off a single prop light aircraft without a parachute at an altitude of 25,000 feet (7,620 m), plummeted at speeds of hundreds of miles an hour and survive to tell the tale. A jump team of three accompanied Luke down to around 4000+ feet (around 1,200 m) before pulling their chutes and leaving Luke on his own. From that point, Luke made his way down to California desert where two layers of safety net measuring 10,000 square-feet awaits. Continue reading Daredevil Skydiver Make Record 25,000 Feet Jump Without Parachute