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".
It's not everyday that a nine-month-old baby gets accused of attempted murder, but this is exactly what has happened to a young boy in Pakistan. Mohammad Musa, just eight months old, along with his father and other members of his family, were booked for throwing rocks at gas company officials in the world-class Ahata Thanedaran neighborhood in February.
Inspector Kashif Muhammad attended the alleged crime scene, and has since February 1, been suspended. He wrote in his report that it was a case of attempted murder. The eight-month-old boy was required to attend court with his father, where he was held on his father's shoulder, after which he was fed milk from a bottle while his father was answering reporters' questions.
The 50-year-old father of the boy said: "Everyone in the court was saying 'How can such a small child be implicated in any case'? What kind of police do we have?" The problem is, Pakistan's minimum age of criminal responsibility is 12, which was raised from seven last year - except for cases involving terrorism.
Daniel Kochanski, a Manhattan-based court stenographer, during a high-profile criminal trial typed just a few words instead of the trial dialogue. Those words were "I hate my job, I hate my job," something he wrote over and over again.
The problem gets worse, as Kochanski has since been fired, but it has thrown 30 Manhattan court cases into the air. A high-level source of the NY Post has said that Kochanski's "gibberish" typing may have jeopardized hard-won convictions by giving criminals that chance to claim crucial evidence is missing.
One of the sources said: "It should have been questions and answers - instead it was gibberish". The story itself reads ust like Stanley Kubrick's 1980 movie starring Jack Nicholson, "The Shining" where Nicholson's character began typing "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy," with the source referring to Kochanski: "He hit random keys or wrote, 'I hate my job. I hate my job. I hate my job,' over and over".
Norwegian skydiver Anders Helstrup has escaped death from a meteor, as he was skydiving back in 2012. The mystery object nearly hit him, and at the time, he and his skydiving partners thought it was a rock, or something from the plane or his parachute.
But geologist Hans Amundsen, after examining the video (above), said: "It can't be anything else. The shape is typical of meteorites - a fresh fracture surface on one side, while the other side is rounded". Amundsen said that the meteor was most likely part of something much bigger, but it broke down as it broke into the Earth's atmosphere.
The skydiver told The Huffington Post: "I can guarantee you the story and footage is real, recorded just as it happened. I am aware that April 1 was 3 days ago, but this has nothing to do with that. The story is just as amazing to me as it is to most others that are trying to get their head around it. I have tried to convince myself [of] every other possible explanation, but I can't seem to make myself believe it's something [other] than a significantly large object".
We have lot of Nerf wars at my house. My daughter has a Nerf bow and she will randomly jump out of closets and shoot me, typically right in the eye or the groin. After that, I have to get payback with my junky single shot Nerf gun. I need to escalate the Nerf arms race with the Nerf.
I could toss this thing into the room, run away and rest assured knowing I won. ThinkGeek says that the thing shoots 80 Nerf darts in every direction when it goes off. I would wager you could only find about 78 of them after it fires.
The Nerf Nuke can be thrown or launched with a special launcher. Right about now, you are probably thinking this doesn't look safe, or even very real. You would be right, it's one of those epic products that ThinkGeek trots our every April 1 to tease us. The cool thing about ThinkGeek is that it often turns its prank products into things you can actually buy. I would so buy this.
If you are a fan of The Walking Dead or other zombie movies and shows, you probably have wondered how you would fare in a zombie apocalypse. I know I would not want to be in a major city in the event of a zombie outbreak, too many people to be turned. I'd certainly rather be in a rural area.
A site has taken a bunch of statistics on gun owners and fitness along with data gleaned from Facebook and cobbled together a list of the states most likely and least likely to survive the zombie apocalypse. The list is entertaining if you like zombie shows, but ultimately the research is a bit weak.
The publisher of the list doesn't even give us a key so we know what the points mean. It appears the less points in a category, the better. I also take issue with Texas being labeled as not surviving the zombie hoard. We may not have as many paintball or laser tag places as some states, but there are three gun ranges within a 15-minute drive of me in a city of 100,000 people. I think a gun range and a real weapon is the best training. The best state to be in according to this list if the zombies come is Alaska with the worst being New Jersey.