This model for some unknown reason decided to have a 12,000 third boob,not photo shopped
Saturday, 27 September 2014
Air traffic controllers have been left baffled by a plane which left a bent contrail in the sky, suggesting it suddenly changed its path mid-air.
Teacher Florence Lehmann spotted the plane’s trail, which resembles a ditch, as she left her home in Southsea, Hampshire at around 7:20am on Monday.
Miss Lehmann said: "It's really weird. It looks like the pilot sneezed or fell asleep. Somebody said a UFO had been spotted recently in the area and the pilot had tried to avoid it, which I quite like the sound of.
"There was no wind this morning and the plane actually moved trajectory."
A spokeswoman for Nats, the air traffic control company, said she was unable to explain why the plane had apparently changed direction.-READ MORE-http://www.independent.co.uk/news/weird-news/mystery-surrounds-bent-plane-trail-photographed-over-southsea-9749747.html
In 1920, construction began on what was to become an important new transportation system for Cincinnati, Ohio. Local voters had given near-unanimous support to a $6m (£3.7m) municipal bond, and despite wartime restrictions and shortages, the project began. Little did the city’s officials know that the system they were building would never carry a single passenger. Five years later, the money had run out, the federal government refused to help and construction was halted. Today, there is an entire six-mile subway system abandoned underneath the Cincinnati streets. Though Cincinnati’s empty subway is an extreme example, it’s part of a global phenomenon that’s actually quite common. Underground travel has become a familiar routine for millions of urban dwellers, but most commuters are unaware that lurking on the other side of the walls are the remains of abandoned stations, slowly deteriorating. Known as “ghost stations”, they are silent but powerful reminders of forgotten history. Tom Moran, editor of the website Urban Ghosts and an expert on abandoned stations, says: “For me, what makes abandoned subways more compelling than other subterranean infrastructure is the fact that they were built to cater for large crowds of people – unlike sewers and utility tunnels – and thus contain all the necessary features of a public space, from fire escapes to ornate signage and advertising on the walls. It’s that missing human element that makes them more eerie.” In the west, many stations were abandoned due to the boom and bust cycles of capitalist markets; in former or current communist countries, ghost stations are symbols of the excesses of authoritarianism. But their histories remain local. Though no longer part of the daily lives of people, each abandoned station is firmly rooted in its city’s past – and may yet become part of their city’s -READ MORE-http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/sep/25/-sp-world-subterranean-ghost-stations-tube-abandoned-underground
Sunday, 21 September 2014
Saturday, 20 September 2014
A VILLAGE has become home to a host of characters thanks to crafty residents.
More than 30 weird and wonderful scarecrows have been created in Easington Village as part of a competition.
An astronaut, teddy bears picnic, Britannia and a giant wooden robot have all been put on display by people hoping to win a prize.
Organiser Alice Morton arranged the colourful competition for the second year, and said she is pleased with the response.
“I wanted to organise it because I thought if I don’t do it, then no one will,” she said.
“It is a way to get the whole community together and getting crafty.
“We’ve got a Humpty Dumpty, Little Miss Muffet, a builder and a genie, to name a few.”
Alice, 18, who is due to start a degree at Leeds Metropolitan University next week, has also organised a scarecrow awards fair, which will take place tomorrow.
Everyone who has entered the scarecrow competition will win a prize, and those who attend will get a chance to see pictures of the entries.
A judging panel will decide who wins which prizes, and there will also be entertainment for all the family, including a bouncy castle-READ MORE-.http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/all-news/weird-and-wonderful-scarecrows-on-show-1-6851310
Saturday, 13 September 2014
Saturday, 6 September 2014
Is it a mushroom? Is it a jellyfish? No, it's a new animal so bizarre in appearance that it has defied attempts to place it anywhere in the vast animal kingdom.
What is agreed is that Dendrogramma belongs somewhere in the very lowest branches of the animal evolutionary tree. But whether it is a stingless jellyfish, a comb jelly or even part of a group of enigmatic organisms that most researchers think went extinct half a billion years ago remains up for debate.
"The specimens of Dendrogramma are very intriguing, and raise nearly as many questions as they answer," says Guy Narbonne at Queens University in Ontario, Canada, who researches those enigmatic organisms, called the Ediacaran biota.
Two species of Dendrogramma have so far been discovered. They were found in 1986 by Jean Just at the Natural History Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen and his colleagues, on the seafloor off south-east Australia at depths of 400 and 1000 metres. The animals were dead by the time they reached the surface, but their bodies were quickly submerged in formaldehyde to keep them intact.
They resemble mushrooms, with a disc on top and a stalk protruding downwards from the centre (see photo). They are very small, the discs averaging 11 millimetres across and the stalks 8 millimetres long for the nine known specimens of Dendrogramma enigmatica. The second species – Dendrogramma discoides – is slightly larger: its disc is 17 mm across and sits on a 4.5 mm-tall stalk.
There are no obvious sex organs in the specimens, no nervous system and no apparent means by which the disc could be flexed to enable movement. Unsurprisingly, then, placing them on a known branch of the animal kingdom has proved a bit tricky. Some things are clear, however. Because they don't have any obvious bilateral symmetry – unlike most animals – the two Dendrogramma species must sit on one of the lowest branches in the animal evolutionary tree, occupied by the few animals that lack this symmetry. This means they probably have affinities with very simple marine animals – but which ones?"Dendrogramma lack the immediately recognisable character- READ MORE-http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26156-weird-creatures-may-be-relics-from-dawn-of-animal-life.html#.VAsCCKMXN5g-ALSO IN -http://strangeanimalsaghostman.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/new-species-found-in-deep-sea.html
Vets who performed emergency surgery on a “miserable” Great Dane who could not stop retching found the cause of the animal's suffering to be the 43 socks it had eaten.
After two hours of surgery, Dr. Ashley Magee retrieved all 43 socks from the 140-pound (64-kg) Dane.
"We see some very strange things, but this is by far the most socks we've ever pulled out of an animal," Ms Harch said after X-ray images of the dog's belly won third place in a veterinary industry competition called ‘They ate WHAT?’The canine appeared to have penchant for coloured socks in smaller sizes, according to images of the retrieved items.
The Dane was beaten to the top spot by an X-ray of Kermit the frog who had eaten more than 30 small ornamental rocks from his owner’s garden. The rocks were safely removed and Kermit went on to make a full recovery, according to Veterinary Practice News.
Marley, a male German shorthaired pointer, won second place with an X-ray of his stomach after he devoured a shish kebab – and the skewer.
An X-ray of the Great Dane's stomach DoveLewis will put the $500 (£306) prize money towards funding emergency care for pets of low-income animal owners, Ms Harch said.
"His owners wish to remain anonymous," she added. "But they are getting a kick out of the award.