If you peruse satellite images much via Google maps or Apple Maps, you will run across some strange things. One of the oddest images has turned up recently and is claimed to be an image from Apple Maps. The image is of a lake south of Dores, Scotland.
Some people are saying that what appears to be a giant creature in the image is actually the Loch Ness monster. It looks like a catfish to me hovering near the surface of the water. This is most likely a hoax, but it is interesting.
Do you get pissed at high prices of alcohol at events? Don't you wish you could bring your own alcohol with you, without the massive space and weight it takes to bring it in? Well, powered alcohol is your answer, or Palcohol.
Palcohol is just alcohol, powderized. Palcohol comes in a pouch, which you tip into a glass, fill with water and stir. You can even add a mixer if that's something you like. Palcohol is a patent pending product, which is "made from premium Puerto Rican Rum". 58% alcohol from its weight, and 12% by its volume. We don't know if you can buy it just yet, but this is an interesting development in the world of alcohol. This is something Nucky Thompson needs.
Technology isn't just helping the NSA track every move you do online, but it is also helping criminals, too. In the UK, criminals are using heat-sensing drones to find weed farms, after which they'll go in and take it all in a heist.
Growing weed is obviously illegal, but you're not exactly going to report that your farm of weed is gone. This leads to violence, with a thug talking to Halesowen News, admitting that his crew steals from, and imposes a tax on their targets because "the people growing [weed] are not gangsters". Local members of Parliament are reportedly not in the know, but Tom Watson, who is the Chair of a Parliamentary group on drones had something to say about the weed-heisting using drones.
He said: "This ... story shows the proliferation of drone technology which can be used for both good and bad".
A Florida man has been charged with third-degree murder and child neglect after being accused of suffocating his infant son so he could play video games and watch TV. Cody Wygant, 24, is now being held in Citrus County Jail without bail, and Wygant's 3-month-old daughter has been placed under care of the Department of Children and Families.
Wygant allegedly covered the boy's nose and mouth after the baby cried uncontrollably, holding his grip up to four minutes - then placed the baby in a playpen, put a blanket on him, and returned to his gaming session. For the next five hours, the man watched multiple episodes of "Fringe," and also was gaming - and when he finally decided to check on his son, the boy was unresponsive.
"It is inconceivable that a father could kill his infant son - it just baffles the mind," said Sheriff Jeff Dawsy. "Our only sense of relief now comes from knowing that we did exactly what we needed to do to bring justice to him swiftly. Our prayers go out to those who knew and loved Daymeon."
A 17-year-old Dublin-based male has landed himself in a coma after his friend 'jokingly' squeezed his testicles, leading the teenager to suffer a heart attack at such a young age from teh sheer shock.
Dr. Irwin Goldstein, Urologist and Director of San Diego's Sexual Medicine said that it's definitely possible to suffer a heart attack from such a thing, as the trauma can release massive amounts of adrenaline. He said: "Yes, the testicles are exquisitely sensitive to touch and there is a huge release of adrenalin when there is excessive force applied to these organs. Testicular pain is referred to the lower abdomen, mesenteric plexus, and causes men to stop abruptly what they are doing, lie on the ground, close their eyes and bend their knees. A heart attack could certainly result from severe testicular pain from squeezing".
A source close to the family has said that the attack wasn't intended to cause harm, and that it was just a joke: "A school teacher and one of the youths performed CPR at the scene before the emergency services came which could have saved the teen's life".
Say what you want about the Miata, but the Miata and its newer MX-5 siblings are some of the most frequently raced cars in all of motorsports. Some see them as underpowered cars for hairdressers, but well driven they can be some of the fastest cars on a racetrack despite significantly less power than the competition.
A dude named Brian Young has purchased a Miata for $1000 with plans to turn the car into some sort of drift racer. As part of his getting the car ready, he put in an ignition that requires quarters to start. As you can see in the video, he drops in the quarters and then the car will fire up.
When I was a kid, I mostly played sport with my friends, and afterwards I would be playing LAN games with them. This was my "high" when I was young - but these days, kids have access to much more - including bed bugs, which they crush up and smoke to get high.
Supposedly, kids are capturing bed bugs, crushing them, and thanks to the make up of the bugs, it creates an intense high when smoked, or injected. Pretty incredible, but I really think kids are going too far these days! What do you think? Would you crush up some bed bugs to smoke to get high? If marijuana is only being legalized in some states in the US, how long will it be for bed bugs to be a legalized high?
If you are a fan of the HBO series Game of Thrones, you will recognize these replica eggs right away. These look like the ones given as a wedding gift to Daenerys Targaryen when she married Drogo. The eggs hatched into three dragons when she walked with them into her husband's funeral pyre. That is one of the most iconic images in the series.
If you like the idea of having your own replicas of those eggs, ThinkGeek has a set that is worth a look. The collectable eggs are officially licensed Game of Thrones merchandise. The eggs aren't petrified dragons; they are made from a resin material that will melt if you burn it.
The eggs lay inside a wooden case with a black silk lining and brass hardware. The top of the wooden box has the Targaryen sigil silkscreened on top in red and white colors. The eggs in their decorative box are available now for $99.99 via ThinkGeek.
Michelle Chapman, a 24-year-old British woman has been sentenced to 20 months in prison after she setup multiple fake Facebook accounts abusing herself - where she pretended to be her father and his wife.
Chapman took to Facebook to send herself abusive messages, and then complained to police. Judge Christopher Harvey Clark QC at Truro crown court called the woman "wicked". The court listened to how her actions resulted in innocent people being arrested, and receiving police cautions, and resulted in her father's marriage ending.
She blasted the abuse at herself over a period of an entire year, which only came to an end when forensic Internet inquiries revealed that the Facebook accounts that were abusing her were coming from her own address.
For those who don't know about the Amulet of Mara in the game Skyrim - like myself - it is a piece of jewelry that unlocks dialogue options within the game. One of these options allows you to marry characters in the game, but a real person has used this amulet in real life, to propose to his girlfriend.
Sara Briody, the girlfriend that was proposed to by her boyfriend explained: "I introduced [my fiancée] to Skyrim - and he enjoys every minute of the game. I love watching him play because we both have very different game styles. We do play other multiplayer games together when we have the opportunity".
Briody continues: "He gave me the amulet and while I recognised what it was - it didn't really click as to WHAT it was. "I put it on and he started to smile from ear to ear. Then he said: 'Is that an Amulet of Mara? I'm surprised someone like you isn't spoken for.' Then it finally registered that he was proposing! He got down on one knee and slipped the ring on my finger".