Kick Start Your Monday With Holyrood’s Hot Five Picks From The Net
Monday, July 18th, 2011
on behalf of Holyrood Partnership
TOO COOL FOR PLANKING? GIVE OWLING A SHOT (Aimee)
Most of us have laughed at pictures of people taking part in the popular craze “planking” which involves rigidly lying face down in strange locations and uploading pictures of themselves on social networking sites. With it becoming increasingly popular and too mainstream for many, a new one has hit the scene. Owling which consists of simply crouching down and staring off into the distance is taking over with hundreds of people in America, Australia and Britain taking part in the new craze. The new phenomenon already has two Facebook groups dedicated to it and has been described as a “worthy successor” to planking. So get yer cameras oot before this trend also becomes overdone, or even better get creative and start your own!
MAN USES BOY AS CLUTCH AFTER LOSING LEG (Pamela)
A South African man who lost his leg in 1996 following a gunshot injury, was fined 1,000 rand (£90) after he was caught using his son to manage the clutch for him under an expired learner’s permit. To allow him to continue driving the man sat his son next to him in the driver’s seat and told the boy when to change the gears. Back in the day this would have been considered father son bonding. Next they’ll be saying Brittany was wrong for driving with her son on her lap. What? They already did that? Maybe I should check my highway code book again.
WHO DID PEOPLE ASK BEFORE GOOGLE? (Andrea)
This website shows the strangest questions people have typed into Google – from asking is god a mathematician, to whether or not babies poop in the womb. It might all be made up, but if it is true, some of the questions are quite offensive and a bit stupid. Although Google is an amazing question and answer tool, it makes you think about how people sought answers to these questions before it was invented. Although it’s embarassing to ask if fat people fart more (which is another example) there must be someone out there, a real living person to talk to, who would give you the answer. I’m guessing the answer to that one is no, all the same.
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR ASPARAGUS? UP MY NOSE PLEASE (Laura)
Food company Bubble Foods has developed a rather unusual way of eating food – through your nose! The London based company came up with the invention after a group of designers requested powdered asparagus for a party they were and now they are offering it to their other clients after it was a runaway success. Served on a glass plate with a rolled up dollar bill, the dish has provoked out rage from anti drug group who say it glamorizes drug taking and is irresponsible. The makers however see it as a bit of tongue in cheek fun designed to create a talking point at any dinner party. Wonder what on earth they will think of next?
WHEN ALL THE WORDS ARE WRONG (Scott)
I’ve always struggled with song lyrics and thought the Art Garfunkel classic was called ‘Fried Eyes’ and believed Bonnie Tyler was singing about ‘a hard egg’. But it takes a peculiar determination to take a song like Queen’s Boehmian Rhapsody and reinterpret every line for comedic effect in words AND pictures.