Not content with gaining the official title of ‘Home of Rugby‘ earlier this year, (albeit by just one point), New Zealand have gone and secured themselves the denomination of ‘Home of the World’s Largest Insect.’
This amazing picture was taken by adventurer Mark Moffett, a man who National Geographic described as: “the Indiana Jones of Entomology,” after he discovered the giant Weta up a tree on Little Barrier Island in New Zealand. Apparently Weta’s suffer from Island Gigantism a common side effect for species who are allowed to breed in practical isolation, (which explains why Brooke Shields’ boobies seemed to be growing at an alarming rate throughout the course of The Blue Lagoon…oh the memories) This Weta has now officially been declared the biggest insect in the world which can eat whole carrots and has a wing span of seven inches. Good luck sleeping tonight!
Scottish comedian Limmy comes under fire from Tory MP Louise Mensch for his Thatcher comments on Twitter, (Mensch is the same MP who’s in favour of fox hunting and wants to shut down Twitter and Facebook at the slightest hint of social unrest) – (Telegraph)
We love this story. The guy who runs I Heart Chaos helps out a young 13 year-old gamer who had his copy of Skyrim stolen right out of his hands as he left Game Stop – (I Heart Chaos)
Graphic Novellist Frank Miller calls the ‘Occupy’ protestors ‘pond scum, thieves, louts and rapists’ and in doing so has enraged a lot of his fans – (Frank Miller Ink)
The Western Black Rhino of Africa is now officially extinct and two more rhino species are set to follow – (CBS News)
3,000 policemen storm Rio De Janeiro’s biggest slum– (CNN)
Some of the requests the Foreign Office has received throughout the years have been downright bizarre – (BBC News)
Amazon reassures buyers that the Kindle Fire can compete with the best – (The Atlantic Wire)
In Saudi Arabia right now the in-thing for many young and filthy rich men is trick driving. Performing high speed stunts in expensive high powered cars on public motorways, with scant regard for the safety of others as this mesmerising ten minute video above demonstrates.
As you’ll see in the first two minutes alone the speeding car drifts and spins in front of a school bus and then a petrol tanker. And if driving like a Hollywood stuntman in public wasn’t insane and dangerous enough they get their equally deranged passengers to fire assault rifles out of the windows, because no car stunt would be complete without the presence of live ammunition.
Another ‘craze’ young Saudi men seem to be obsessed with is ‘Road Skating’, where passengers hang from moving vehicles and skate along the road with not even a single knee-pad in sight. You know if we were betting men…
Every now and then you’ll read or hear about a story involving an individual who was either paralysed for life or left horrifically scarred doing a relatively simple mundane task like changing a light-bulb, jumping off a trampoline or running for a bus.
These stories send a shiver up your spine because you think about how that could so easily happen to you. We don’t get those shivers. We only get those shivers when we think back to all the craziness and downright insanity that filled our childhoods, the dangerous risks we took, the scant regard we had for safety and the scrapes we often got ourselves into.
It’s a miracle we made it through our youth in one piece and videos, like the one above, serve as a reminder of those times…and that’s when the shivers begin.
First of all this isn’t a rifle specifically made to fire golf balls because that would just be daft. Why on earth would you want a rifle which fired golf balls? This is an attachment you can fix on to your existing assault rifle, in case you have a M16, M4 or AR-15 sitting in your murder cupboard gathering dust, which allows you to fire golf balls. Makes much more sense now, doesn’t it?
Apparently the company selling this piece of hardware claim the launcher can fire golf balls up to 250 yards. That’s got to help towards shaving that handicap down. (via I Heart Chaos)
And what better way to demonstrate this application at work than a couple of rednecks in a forest. Thank the maker we only have midges to worry about in our woodlands.