Thursday, October 31, 2013

Face Art You Wouldn't Want To Wake Up With...

Described here as Fantastic Halloween Makeup Transformations, these wonderful and not so wonderful face and body art creations are not what you'd want to see when you look at yourself in the mirror tomorrow morning.
Or, are they...

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Twenty Two Carat Gold Toilet Paper For The Filthy Rich And Very Stupid...

For those filthy rich with more money than sense or for those who have everything but still feel insecure and want something else to boost their egos they can now buy a roll of twenty two carat toilet paper to wipe their whatevers.
Australian loo paper manufacturer The Toilet Paper Man has produced a roll of toilet paper that's gone on sale for $1,376,900.
That's around eight hundred and twenty six thousand British pounds.
To make sure their wipe is gentle and more enjoyable, the roll is three-ply to ensure the user the utmost comfort.
If you can handle it, there's more here.
But if they want to cut out the middle man so to speak, they could just throw their money straight down the toilet...

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Ethan And His Girlfriend Are In Love. With Their Tiny 100 Square Foot Home...

They built it themselves.
Their first home. Their love nest.  
It was and still is, a labour of love.
They live on a farm site with several other tiny houses, in central Texas.
Their simple tiny house has been mostly built with pre-loved materials.
There's more about their love affair with tiny house living here.
Isn't love wonderful...

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Simple And Delightful Tiny Homes On The Back Of Small Pick-Up Trucks...

One of the simplest, easiest and least expensive to get started in tiny house living on wheels is to just attach some sort of living accommodation to the back of a truck.
A bit like hitching your wagon to a star.
Most of the trucks these days are go almost anywhere vehicles with 4WD options.
Often they're designed so the tiny house can simply be removed at a destination and you can use the truck for another purpose.
Downsizing is the way to go and this concept makes it even easier...

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill Wins Poll With His Funniest Insulting Remark In History...

Former British PM Winston Churchill was once very publicly accused of being very drunk by Lady Astor. Yes my dear, the witty Winston replied, and you are very ugly.
However in the morning I shall be sober...
With that wonderful retort, Winston Churchill has just won a poll of two thousand Britons to find the funniest put down in history.
Lady Astor is also attributed with saying to him, Winston if I were married to you,
I'd put poison in your coffee.
Said he, If I was married to you, I'd drink it...

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

There's A Tree In This Kazakhstan House Concept By Almasov Aibek...

We love the idea of living in a tree house and there's a wonderful variety of tree house ideas to choose from. But here's a different concept.
Kazakhstan based architect Almasov Aibek has designed this cylindrical glass house of four levels, each separated by a wooden floor with a tree growing through the middle of the entire structure.
There's more about it here.
Accommodating two people, the house, due to be completed next year, will be located in the Almaty area and will have very little privacy but evidently great views.
People in glass houses. I guess they won't be throwing stones...

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Here's A Simple, Smart And Efficient Composting Toilet You Can Easily Make Yourself...

Excrement isn't a subject that most of us talk about around the dining table.
I know politicians talk shit anywhere anytime but this voiding business is something that can't be, well, avoided. Most of us deal with it daily.
Walt Barrett has come up with his own version of a simple composting toilet that is easy for the DIY person to make.
It's eco friendly and inexpensive too.
Check it out here at Tiny House Blog.
Another opportunity to think outside the square...

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Free Beer For Canadians In Europe...

It's always been a good time to be a Canadian but now if you're a Canadian in Europe and you like Molson beer, it's even better.
To boost national pride, the Canadian beer company Molson has placed these bright red beer fridges all over Europe.
You can get a free beer.
But only if you're a Canadian.
To access a beer you need to scan your passport and then hey presto,  the fridge opens and you take your beer.
There's more to know about free beer here.
So for all those Americans who sew a Maple Leaf on their backpacks.
Sorry, your cover is blown.
Just keep wishing you were Canadian...
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Hewlett Packard Who Started Life In This Old Garage Ironically Tells Its Staff To Come To Work At The Office...

The computing and technology giant Hewlett Packard started life in this little old garage that is now considered to be the birthplace of Silicon Valley and is part of the National Register of US Historic Places.
The company who makes it possible for people to work at home has now issued a memo to staff saying we need you at the office.
You can see more about it here and here.
What a wonderful irony...

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Sixteen Year Old Malala Yousafzai Will One Day Win The Nobel Peace Prize...

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon applauds the serene and confident sixteen year old Malala Yousafzai as she delivers her wonderful speech to the audience of the United Nations Youth Assembly at the day named in her honour.
The Taliban shot the then fifteen year old Malala in the head on October 9 last year in an assassination attempt.
Her recovery led to her most remarkable and well presented speech that you can see here
It is a speech of quality and sincerity and hopefully it's not the last the world will hear from this remarkable young woman.
Despite being a favourite, she did not win the Nobel Peace Prize for 2013 but there's always another year.
Malaha has an extraordinary future ahead of her and has already said she intends to be a future Prime Minister of her beloved Pakistan. Not only her Pakistan but the global society would be a better place if it takes heed of Mahala Yousafzai.
The world needs to embrace her and her ideals.
The Taliban have confirmed that they still plan to kill this young woman. Because she speaks a truth that they know will expose them.
Weakness, fear and hopelessness died the day she was shot she declares. Strength, power and courage were born.
Martin Luther King Jr, Ghandi, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela would be proud of this beautiful and brave young woman.
We should be too...
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