Archive for the ‘WTF’ Category
The video: Being in a long-distance relationship isn’t easy. But of all the hardships, sleeping alone while your beloved is hundreds or thousands of miles away might be the worst. Now, a Scottish designer named Joanna Montgomery has created a product called “Pillow Talk” to ease the pain. Each member of a couple wears a special ring sensor at night, and places a fabric panel inside his or her pillowcase. When one person goes to bed, the ring wirelessly communicates with his lover’s pillow and causes it to gently glow.
Apparently this is part of their recruitment campaign. I know. I was thinking the same three letters.
THESE ghostly images are said to be evidence of the increasingly malevolent spirit Mr Boots, who stalks the Blair Street underground vaults.
The apparition earned its nickname from the many unexplained reports of heavy footsteps heard since the vaults opened nearly 20 years ago.
But it appears the resident ghoul is getting miffed by all the visits and has started to vent his anger. Last week, a tourist suffered a bang to the head in a paranormal attack. Mercat Tours staff even had to fill out an incident report on the injury.
There are those fans who will tell you that cosplay is a high art to be taken seriously — and what follows is a photo essay which doesn’t feature those fans! Shown above is Waldo doing a photo bomb of Princess Leia Organa.
Marvelous and Gemaga are preparing a “special” pillow for the 3DS title Senran Kagura.
It’s not your typical pillow. A portion of it actually rises… you can probably guess which section that is before even looking at any of the images.
To add to the creepiness, 4Gamer says that there is roughly a 0.5 centimeters difference between the two cups, with the right cup being the taller one.
If you prefer the left side, you can exchange the fillers from the two cups. Creepy indeed.
This pillow will be sold only if it receives enough pre-orders. Consumers can pre-order the product until October 17 here. It sells for 5,980 yen.
“Is My Son Gay?,” a new app available in the Android Market, has a rather simple premise: It claims to determine, through a series of 20 questions, whether or not the survey-taker’s offspring is, in fact, a homosexual. And yet despite this simplicity of purpose, the app is–surprise!–incredibly controversial.
The Android app was made by French developers “Emmene Moi” (Eng.: “Bring Me”), whose only previous work was on “Mon Fils Est-Il Gay?” (Eng.: “Is My Son Gay?”). The English version of “Mon Fils Est-Il Gay?” looks to be a straight translation from the French, as the app’s description in the Android Market appears to have been ripped from a computerized service like Babelfish. Here is the description:
You’re questioning yourself? 20 questions to know more about your son. After this test you’ll have the proven answer to a question you might have since maybe a long time.
The app itself is a 20-question survey of “Yes” or “No” questions designed to identify your son’s sexual preference. Via rue89, and translated into English by resident HuffPost French speaker Alice Hines, these questions are:
1. Does he like to dress up nicely? Does he pay close attention to his outfits and brand names?
2. Does he like football?
3. Before he was born did you wish he would be a girl?
4. Has he ever gotten into or participated in a fight?
5. Does he read sports magazines?
6. Does he have a best friend
7. Does he like team sports?
8. Is he prudish/modest?
9. Does he like diva singers?
10. Does he spend a long time in the bathroom
11. Does he have a tongue, nose or ear piercing
12. Does he spend time getting ready before being seen in public?
13. Have you asked yourself questions about your son’s sexual orientation?
14. Are you divorced?
15. Does he like musical comedies?
16. Has he introduced you to a girlfriend ever?
17. Is the father (you) very strict or authoritarian with his son?
18. In your family is the father absent?
19. Was he shy as a child?
20. Is he close to his father?
Reaction around the Internet has not been kind.
In all his years in Brazilian law enforcement, police chief Marconi Almino de Lima had never faced a case like this: a sordid tale of love, jealousy, a contract killer and kitchen condiments.It all began in June when Maria Nilza Simões, a housewife in the small town of Pindobaçu, around 240 miles from Salvador, in the north-eastern state of Bahia, allegedly sought out a local gun for hire to do away with her husband’s lover.Carlos Roberto de Jesus, an unemployed ex-con, accepted the mission. For around £350 he agreed to kill Erenildes Aguiar Araújo, known simply as Lupita. According to one version, Lupita had been having an affair with Simões’ partner and Simões wanted her rival out of the way. The day of the murder was to be 24 June.All was going to plan until the novice hitman located his target. The hit turned out to be a childhood friend. Unable to go through with it, De Jesus grappled for a way out, eventually devising what he apparently thought was an ingenious solution: tomato ketchup.Armed with two bottles of the sauce, he opened up to his friend, led her into the forest and staged a mock-execution with a mouth gag and a machete. Lupita was doused in tomato ketchup and a photo was taken as proof of death.”I tore my own top, I stuck the knife in my side,” she told a local newspaper. “He tied me up and threw the ketchup. He took a photo and delivered it to her.”The photograph – this week splashed over the front pages of Brazil’s tabloids – shows Lupita’s head tilted backwards, her body smothered with distinctly unrealistic-looking “blood” and a long knife, jammed comically under her arm-pit.More Monty Python than CSI Miami, the photo nevertheless worked. Simões is said to have been taken-in by the image, shown to her on a mobile phone. The fee was paid.But another twist was to come. Days later, Simões was walking in the local market when she saw her contract killer canoodling with the supposedly dead Lupita.Furious, she marched into the local police station and reported him for theft. Her decision triggered the strangest investigation police chief Almino de Lima is ever likely to face.”In eight years service I have never heard of anything like it and we hear a lot of stories,” the police chief told the local Correio da Bahia newspaper.All three characters are now facing charges. Simões for issuing death threats against Lupita; Lupita and De Jesus for extortion.De Jesus, the ketchup killer, has reportedly skipped town while Simões faces public humiliation.”Did she really not notice that the knife was stuck in the arm-pit?” Vera Márcia de Araújo, a local shopkeeper, told a local newspaper. “The whole town is laughing in her face.”Lupita, now a local celebrity nicknamed the “ketchup woman”, seems to have come off best.Reports on Friday suggested her newfound fame had led to her name being touted for a seat in the local town hall.”That’s what people are saying around here, but it’s something I’ll have to think about,” she said.Hélio Palmeira, the town’s mayor, has claimed she has a good chance of being elected while Walterley Kuhin, a local radio-show host, also backed a future campaign: “The people around here are pretty fed up with the town hall. Why not get some ketchup in there?”
A police officer, a prostitute, an opossum and a “flaccid rubber replica of a penis” — they’re not the ingredients to a punch line, but rather the details from a Florida crime report.
On September 14, a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office task force was patrolling the streets of Bradenton for suspected prostitutes. At about 10 p.m., an undercover detective with a backup team stationed nearby pulled up next to a white female in a green spaghetti-strap shirt.
“She got into the undercover vehicle and told me to head north,” the undercover John, identified only as “Smith,” wrote in the police report.