Friday, November 9, 2007

"Mr. Toilet" Builds House

A man in South Korea has built a toilet-shaped house. This photo is not altered.

Bananas on the Beach

Thousands of bananas washed up on the beach when a cargo container lost several containers during a storm. Here's a simulation of what would happen if the fruit had washed up on a more southerly shore.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

What's Cnet Doing?

This is from Google Reader. It is unaltered.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

1895 Train Wreck

This isn't a doctored image, but is still very impressive. It is of the train wreck in 1865 at Montparnasse in Paris.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

My New Website

I have created a new website. It focuses on the TI-BASIC programming language. Visit it here.

Rat Island Targeted

Biologists are aiming at wiping out the "Rat Island" located in the Aleutian Islands. When the rat king heard about this, he came to visit these "scientists." Here is a recreation of the aftermath.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

North Korea's Kim Gives Mushrooms

Kim Jong-il gave the president of South Korea 8,818 pounds of mushrooms, valued at $2,600,000. Here, a look at the gift before it was shipped to South Korea.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Cat Starts Fire, Dog Saves Family

A cat started a fire in a Maine home, forcing the dog to save the family. Here, a recreation of the cat in action.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Cat Talks about the Pope

A new book for children will explore the life of Pope Benedict XVI, told by Chico the cat. Here, a rare photograph of the reclusive author:

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Yahoo! Answers

Over 3000 points now, a comfortable level 4. 895 questions answered, with 101 chosen as best, giving me a best answer percentage of 11%.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Lab Tech Bites Boy while Drawing Blood

A lab technician bit a boy in the shoulder while drawing blood. Here, a highly accurate newsroom sketch of the lab tech:

Court Won't Declare Chimp a Person

Austrian court refuse to recognize Matthew Hiasl Pan (the chimp) as a person. Animal rights activists plan to take the case to Austria's Supreme Court. Here, Pan shows up for his latest court date:

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Chavez to Set Back Clocks by 30 Minutes

Chavez, the dictator/president of Venezuela, has ordered all clocks in the nation to be moved back 1/2 an hour. According to an in-depth source, Chavez spends a lot of time in his "clock room". Here, a rare insider photo of his secret room:

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Venice Bans Rice at Wedding Due to Pigeons

Reuters reports that Venice is going to ban rice at weddings due to the pigeons it attracts. Since weddings are common in Venice, the pigeons have grown considerably. An example of why rice is being banned.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

New Look

Enjoy my new and improved color scheme.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Odd Advertisment in Google Reader

Check out this ad that appeared with this odd news story:

Friday, September 14, 2007

Town Removes Traffic Lights to Cut Accidents

Reuters reported that a town in Germany has removed all of the traffic lights and stop signs in their downtown area. A recreation of the aftermath:

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Leeches Invade Japan!

Reuters reports that leeches are invading Japanese cities by coming down from the mountains. There is a photo included with the story, but I like my recreation better:

Aaand We're Back!

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Many thanks to the Blogger team for their prompt response.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

China Short 2000 Pilots

According to Reuters, China will be short 2,000 airline pilots in the next few years. If the use of lead paint in toys is any indication, China will find some odd (and possibly illegal and unsafe) method of dealing with this.
My prediction is simple. They will use some surplus structural steel wire and tow another plane. Here's what it would look like:

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Goat Sacrificed for Nepal Airline reported that a goat was sacrificed in front of a 757, in an attempt to help the airline. Again, a highly accurate recreation:

I guess they'll have to remove all of the "No animals were harmed in the making of this airline." stickers.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Man Rams NH Police Station

A man in NH used a stolen bulldozer to ram a police station. Again, a recreation:

Man Steals Bridge in Russia

Reuters reported that a Russian man stole a 15 meter bridge. It was hard police work, but they tracked him down. Here's an official police photo of his home when they arrested him.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Live Duck Race

The USA Today website reported that a live duck race has been held in Deming, NM, for 28 years. This is a stark contrast to the dead duck race held in Numaville, IA. The following is a recreation of what the 263rd Dead Duck Race looked like this past year.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Snake Rattles Solo Piliot in Miss.

A Grey Rat Snake licked a pilot's elbow while in flight, according to Yahoo! News. The following is a recreation of what happened.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

"Got Talent" Judge Hurt in Segway Accident

Piers Morgan broke several ribs in a Segway accident. He apparently hit a curb. Here's an original recreation of what the scene may have looked like.

Map of the Internet

Here's a map of the internet. It doesn't even really matter if it's 100% accurate, it's just really cool.

Yahoo! Answers

I am now at level 2, and I have also changed my picture/avatar (it was blank before) to my custom-made "Powered by Firefox" logo at right.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Exploding Lawn Mower Destroys Georgia Home

USA Today reported that an exploding mower destroyed a house in Johns Creek, Georgia. The enraged mechanical beast burst into flames, catching the house on fire when the owner attempted to start it in the garage. The wife attempted to throw a gas can out the window, but it broke and "spread fuel everywhere". There is no word on why he would try to start the mower in the garage.

The weather in Lawrenceville, GA (7 mi SE) on August 14 was 98.6 degrees with a dew point of 61.2 degrees. This information is from

The included photo is a recreation of what the scene may have looked like.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Yahoo! Answers

165 points! Level 2 here I come!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Putin Resumes Bomber Patrols

Today the USA Today website reported that Vladimir Putin is resuming long range bomber patrols. This came on the heels of a joint Russian-Chinese military exercise on Russian soil. The Russians and Chinese have formed a "strategic partnership" intending to "counterbalance Washington's policies". If you read other USA Today stories involving Russia, you'll notice a trend.

Same Story on:
Fox News
Washington Post

Other related news stories:
1. Meetings cement Russia-China ties
2. Russia, China flex muscles in joint war games
3. Russia forces World Service off FM radio
4. Russia, Georgia talks fail to ease missile row
5. Russian air patrols a 'show of might'
6. New era of discord for Russia and west
7. Viewpoint: Russia's missile fears
Note: the first link is from, so it's probably government controlled.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Yahoo! Answers

Yahoo has a great answers site. You have a point system which tells you how experienced or dumb a person is (generally). You get points for answering questions, and lose points for asking them. You'll also get more points if you answer it better than average. I have 129 points right now (you start with 100).

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

My Goals for this Blog

My goal is to get people to add cool websites to their daily internet surfing patterns. Any of the websites to the right (my daily list and my personal sites) are a good place to start.