THE WORLD’S MOST UNUSUAL ABODE’S (Aoibhínn)
We all have entirely different notions of what an ideal home should be; some of us aspire to live in mansions while others would prefer a quaint cottage by the sea. For the most part there really is little variation among the houses constructed in the last 100 years lets say. However, there are always exceptions to the rules and the folks at Demilked.com have found some eccentric and elaborate habitats on the planet. From the world’s slimmest house in Poland, to an almost exact replica of Fred Flintstone’s ‘cave house’ and Mexico’s very own giant seashell home. For all the big kids out there I present the ultimate Slide House; an unusual three-story fun house quipped with a slide that connects all three floors!
TERRFIYING TREE ON TERRIBLE TUESDAY (Sarah)
It’s Tuesday, which is some people’s Monday. Not mine, but some people’s. So if you’re one of those people, here’s something for you. The link below takes you to a great video featuring a man, dressed as a plant, jumping out at people. What’s not to like?! So, if you’re suffering from some serious Tuesday Terror, check it out, or even better give it a go yourself. If there is not a suitably ice-free or dry plaza near you, why not try hanging out in the lobby of a hotel. All video submissions will be gladly accepted.
IPADS CAN’T REPLACE EVERYTHING (Melissa)
Well it’s not exactly brilliant news for all those stationary lovers out there as the digital era seems to be taking over all those neat little post-its and notepads. There is one room however that is safe from this tree-saving age, the bathroom, as shown in this French advert by Le Trefle. They cleverly let all you technical-savvy kids out there why you can’t always rely on the latest technology to replace paper.
POPE-ING IN FOR A QUICK WORKOUT (Lewis)
Vatican officials are sweating over claims it has splashed out £21million on a Rome apartment block above ‘Europe’s largest gay sauna’. The startling reports will be hugely embarrassing for the Catholic Church as its cardinals begin voting today for a new Pope to replace Benedict XVI following his surprise resignation. The popular Europa Multiclub Sauna and Gym is widely regarded as ‘the number one gay sauna in Italy’. Their website features a video promoting one of its special ‘bear nights’ in which a man strips down to a thong before changing into a priests outfit.
THUMBS UP, INTIMACY DOWN (Aimee)
I’ve heard some horror show Facebook fails through employers finding raging boss insults and employees ‘liking’ activities which haven’t exactly gone down too well with the men at the top. So it comes as no surprise that our Facebook activity could unwittingly reveal highly personal information about ourselves. Microsoft Research studies are claiming to be able to pin down indivudals race, IQ, sexuality, substance use, personality or political views merely down to our Facebook activity.
On a first look at the groups and examples, I thought to myself what a load of mince. What does liking a pages about abandoned buildings, Frank Butcher, crab sticks and trees say about me?