Cheese Grater Toilet Paper

September 24, 2009 by  
Filed under Kitchen Sink

This ain’t your Grandma’s Charmin! Available through play.com, this manly toilet paper is the perfect accessory for that hunting camp or Una-Bomber shack.

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Via: Nerd Approved

“Dead Head” Personal Cremation Urns

July 30, 2009 by  
Filed under Amusing Gadgets

Finally! A good use of 3D technology! Want to put the cremated remains of that special someone in something more than a Target garden pot? Then look no more. Cremation Solutions of Arlington, VT has come up with “Personal Urns.” Just send in a couple of good photos of your deceased loved one and in 2 weeks, you can have a life like head that will hold the cremated remains. If they weren’t so darn expensive ($2,600 for the full size, $600 for the 1/4 size) they’d make cool planters or cookie jars!

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Source: FoolishGadgets

Odds & Ends

July 26, 2009 by  
Filed under Odd Factoids

55% of online teens use social networks
More than half (55%) of all online American kids ages 12-17 use online social networking sites, according to a national survey of teenagers conducted by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

WEB SURFING
A Harris Interactive survey of small business execss found that 78% of respondents didn’t feel that Internet usage by their employees hurt their companies’ productivity.

PAYCHECK’S A LITTLE SHORT…
A study conducted by a team led by Timothy Judge, Professor at the University of Florida, found that tall people make more money than short people by $783 per inch per year. In fact, height was more important in determining income than gender and experience does not limit the effect. The researchers suggested that there is a belief (myth, urban legend) that society respects tall people and holds a biased view that they are successful.

RETIREE AUTO TAX
The auto union hourly workforce has declined at a yearly rate of 4.5% from nearly 250,000 in 1994 to about 120,000 today. The cost of retirements currently adds $1405 per vehicle – retirees peaked in 2008, and prices reflect this change.

BUYING POWER
According to the Center for Responsive Politics and the Federal Election Commission the pharmaceutical industry has increased its contributions to federal election campaigns tenfold since 1990; $2.4 million to $21.9 million.

THEY HAVE BEEN AROUND A LONG TIME
Gail Collins’ book, America’s Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines (William Morrow), delves into every facet of women’s contribution to our country and the way society has viewed them. Consider:

* In the 1800′s, tomboys were considered “little girls who showed the least tendency toward thinking and acting for themselves.”
* The true scarlet letter was a P for pauper. Like today, the most distressed segment of the economy are single mothers with children. In revolutionary Pennsylvania, a single mother with children who received public handouts had to wear a red P on their sleeve.
* During WWII, 1,000 women flew 60 million miles – most of the time they were shot at because they were towing targets through gunnery practice; or they were testing planes, grounded because of malfunctions.
* The first colonial lawyer that was a woman (Margaret Brent) filed 134 suits in eight years; but she did pull Maryland through a crisis.

CAN’T PAY ME TO DO THAT
Which jobs are on the Bureau of Labor Statistics list as the most dangerous, even during a period when on-the-job deaths fell 6.6% — to the lowest level since 1992? Timber cutters, pilots, fishermen, construction workers, structural metal workers, drivers – sales workers, roofers, electrical power installers, farm workers and truck drivers.

MEMORY LAPSE
A study by Richard Jenning at the University of Pittsburgh shows that high blood pressure can age the brain by ten years. Even hypertension can contribute to short-term memory losses. PET scans showed that those with high blood pressure had less blood flowing to memory regions of the brain.

Strange State Laws (A – H)

July 23, 2009 by  
Filed under Odd Factoids

Reading this list makes you wonder about the sanity of our elected officials, regardless of when these laws were enacted.

Alabama

  • It is illegal to play dominoes and solitaire on Sundays.
  • It is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church.
  • Bear wrestling matches are prohibited.
  • If you put salt onto a railroad track, you may be punishable by death.
  • It is illegal for a man to spit in front of a woman.
  • Alaska

  • Huskies are not permitted in school buildings.
  • No child may build a snowman taller than himself on school property.
  • It is illegal to give alchol to a Moose in Fairbanks.
  • Arizona

  • Any misdemeanor comitted while wearing a red mask is considered a felony.
  • It’s unlawful to refuse a person a glass of water.
  • In Globe it’s illegal to play cards in the street with a Native American.
  • In Hayden it’s illegal to disturb bullfrogs or cottentailed rabbits with in the city limits.
  • In Nogales you are not permitted to wear suspenders.
  • In Tucson women can’t wear pants.
  • Arkansas

  • A man can beat his wife yet only once per month.
  • In Little Rock dogs can’t bark after 6pm.
  • In Little Rock if a man and woman flirt with each other on the streets they could be jailed for 30 days.
  • California

  • It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.
  • It is illegal to set a mousetrap without a hunting license.
  • Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet from a tavern, school or place of worship.
  • A woman can’t drive while wearing a housecoat.
  • It’s illegal to eat an orange while in the bathtub.
  • It’s illegal to prevent children from playfully jumping over puddles of water.
  • In Blyth a person must own two cows before s/he is permitted to wear cowboy boots in public.
  • In Pacific Grove, “molesting” butterflies can result in a $500 fine.
  • In┬áPasadena it’s illigal for a secratary to be alone in a room with her boss.
  • In Long Beach, it is illegal to curse on a mini-golf course.
  • In┬áLos Angeles it’s illegal to cry on a witness stand in any state court.
  • In Los Angeles it’s also illegal to bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.
  • In San Fransisco it’s illegal to beat a rug in front of your house.
  • Colorado

  • In Denver it’s illegal to mistreat rats.
  • In Denver it’s also against the law to loan your next door neighbor your vacuum.
  • In Pueblo, it is illegal to let a dandelion grow within city limits.
  • In Sterling a loose a pet cat must have a tail light.
  • In Logan County, it is illegal for a man to kiss a woman while she is asleep.
  • Connecticut

  • A husband may not kiss his wife on Sundays in Hartford.
  • It’s illegal to dispose of used razorblades.
  • Any one riding a bicycle in excess of 65mph will be ticketed.
  • It is illegal to walk backwards after sunset in Devon.
  • In Hartford it’s illegal to educate a dog. (I guess there are no attorneys in Hartford…)
  • Delaware

  • Drive in theaters are not allowed to show R-rated movies.
  • In Lewes it’s illegal to wear pants that are “form fitting” around the waist. (also known as the “muffin top” law)
  • You are not permitted whisper in church in Rehoboth.
  • Florida

  • You cannot sing in a public place while wearing a swimsuit.
  • Women and salon owners can be fined for falling asleep under a hairdryer.
  • If you are a single, widowed or divorced woman, it is illegal for you to parachute on Sunday afternoons.
  • You may not skateboard without a license.
  • It’s illegal to put livestock on a school bus.
  • Georgia

  • It’s illegal for a barber to advertise his prices.
  • It’s illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole.
  • It’s illegal to change the cloths on a store storefront mannequin unless the shades are drawn.
  • In Johnsboro it’s illegal to say “Oh,boy”.
  • In Quitman it’s illegal for chickens to cross the road. Really.
  • Hawaii

  • It’s illegal to put pennies in your ear.
  • It’s illegal to wear only swimming trunks in public.
  • Residents may be fined for not owning a boat.
  • Aging Superheros Exhibit

    July 14, 2009 by  
    Filed under Weird News

    So, you’ve probably been wondering what an aging superhero looks like? Well, wonder no more. Superman has to use a walker, Wonder Woman needs liposuction and Catwoman is constantly catnapping. Kind of sobering that while super, they are not immortal.

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    The elderly superhero exhibit is the work of La Maison Rouge.

    Rodent Fashion Accessories

    July 14, 2009 by  
    Filed under Weird News

    Tired of the mass produced fashion accessories on QVC or Home Shopping Network? Then look no further. Reid Peppard in the UK is offering one of a kind rodent wear to complete your unique look. From guinea pig hair combs and white rat purses for the ladies to mouse bow-ties and cufflinks for the men, she is part taxidermist/ part fashion designer/ part macabre visionary. Order now before the Halloween rush. Bonus to all you web merchant wannabes out there… she is seeking distributors!

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