A New Zealand born photographer put his camera on a buggy to get some close up photos of lions. His plan worked better tan he could have imagined as the lions tried to eat the camera!Tags: Fun Things
A reader’s two year old son colouring in the Contractual Remedies Act. A future lawyer!Tags: Fun Things
Watch this cute six year old girl sing. Priceless.Tags: Fun Things
Someone give that ram a Tui!
The Herald reports:
A Nelson trailbike rider has become an internet sensation after posting a video showing him being attacked by an angry ram.
Marty Todd’s YouTube video, in which the surly ram known as Rambro prevents him from riding up a dirt track, has gone viral after being featured on CNN and Britain’s Daily Mail website.
“I was riding my trailbike up a hill when I came across this grumpy old ram with huge horns,” Mr Todd said. “It charged my bike then started attacking me, [he's a] surprisingly powerful animal.”
Mr Todd said he couldn’t turn his trailbike around as he was on a steep hill and if he did the ram would have charged him side-on, which could have broken his leg
“This guy is known for his aggression and attacks for no reason, he’s even attacked a group of pig-hunting dogs. In the end I had to pick up a branch and wave it in front of him, he didn’t like the noise and backed off enough for me to make my escape.”
Maybe he needs to ride with a shotgun!Fun Things
A local web series designed to tell younger people a few useful things, in a light hearted way.
In this episode they cover why you should not put tomatoes in your fridge, cleaning your jeans by freezing them, how to lift the barrier arm to get out of parking buildings, and don’t use petrol station toilets.Tags: Fun Things
Chacha has the top 15:
- I weigh this much
- I have had this many sexual partners
- I’ll be ready in a minute
- That sex was great
- I’m not mad at you
- I’ve got a headache
- It was on sale
- This is just what I wanted
- I don’t mind if you look at other women
- I’m fine
- You’re the best I’ve ever had
- I’m focusing on my career right now
- Fake phone number
- I have a boyfriend
- It’s not you, it’s me
I am sure there is an equivalent list for men somewhere!
Tags: Fun Things
This is hilarious. A message was left on the wrong number. All over $20.
The Herald reports:
A misdialled number, a $20 debt and the threat of “20 whacks” has sent a New Zealand woman’s abusive phone call viral on the internet.
A woman identified only as Karen of Lower Hutt thought she was leaving a message for her associate Rachel when she shouted profanities down the phone demanding the return of the $20. …
The phone call starts off quite controlled but escalates into abusive screaming as Rachel is accused of winning money at the pub and avoiding Karen to dodge the debt.
I think we need to get Karen and the mysterious Rachel onto TV!Tags: Fun Things, You Tube
Michelle Cooke at Stuff reported:
For many people it is just a famous, comical quote, but some passengers on a New Zealand-bound flight did not see the funny side in Wynand Mullins’ T-shirt, which read “Prepare to die”.
In hindsight, Mr Mullins says his T-shirt, with a popular quote from the fantasy film The Princess Bride, may not have been the best clothing choice for a flight, but he believes the reaction of Qantas was over the top.
Mr Mullins, a Kiwi living in Sydney, was one of the first to board his Auckland-bound flight on Sunday evening. While other passengers took their seats, Mr Mullins was approached by a flight attendant who said some people on board were intimidated by the words on his shirt.
The shirt had a large name tag which read: “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”
The line is one of the most memorable from the 80s movie The Princess Bride.
I can’t believe someone complained about that. Unless you were in fact the killer of Inigo Montoya’s father it obviously doesn’t apply to you!
A great film. Have watched it a dozen times at least.Tags: Fun Things
Michael Dickison at the Herald has a great article on the Apocalypse.
The top 5 scenarios for the end of the world as we know it
Remember Independence Day? Astrophysicist Craig Kasnov recently announced that three very large, fast-moving objects were approaching Earth. Though largely discounted by others, the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) researcher Kasnov said the “flying saucers” were tens of kilometres long and would arrive mid-December.
How to prepare: Some say you should head to the French Pyrenees, from where you may be beamed up and rescued.
2) Natural disaster
Supervolcanoes cause mass extinction. The most recent occurred in New Zealand about 26,000 years ago, while a likely site for the next eruption is Yellowstone National Park, in the United States.
How to prepare: Leave the Pacific’s Ring of Fire, preferably for equatorial Africa, where humans survived the last volcanic winter.
3) Nuclear attack
Surviving the initial horror of thermonuclear war is just the beginning. A nuclear winter will follow as debris, smoke and soot block sunlight for weeks or even years, and then there’s radiation sickness, lawlessness and the breakdown of civilisation to worry about.
How to prepare: For a quick end, stand outside as the bombs fall. Otherwise, build an underground bunker with enough supplies, guns, clothing, etc, to survive in the Mad Max-style post-apocalyptic wasteland.
4) The god of war cometh
Bolon Yokte, a Mayan deity, is prophesied to return to Earth in 2012, although key passages on a stone tablet containing the prophesy have eroded away.
The god may cause huge chaos and upheaval – or bestow upon people the energy to take an evolutionary step.
How to prepare: Only human sacrifice can save us now.
Biblical messianic prophesies suggest a Second Coming of Jesus, possibly including resurrection of the dead. Armageddon is often associated with such an event.
How to prepare: Watch Supernatural from series three onwards. And pray a lot.
The entire article is hilarious.Tags: apocalypse, Fun Things
Fox News reports:
Angus T. Jones, who has played the role of Jake Harper on the hit CBS show since 2003 and reportedly earns $350,000 an episode, is featured in a new video for the Forerunner Christian Church, in which he calls the sitcom “filth” that contradicts his devout Christian values.
That’s not all. The 19-year-old actor even urges fans to stop watching.
“I’m on ‘Two and a Half Men’ and I don’t want to be on it,” he said. “If you watch ‘Two and a Half Men,’ please stop watching it and filling your head with filth. People say it’s just entertainment. Do some research on the effects of television and your brain, and I promise you you’ll have a decision to make when it comes to television, especially with what you watch.”
Jones goes on to express guilt that his profession may be inflicting serious damage on its audience.
“If I am doing any harm, I don’t want to be here. I don’t want to be contributing to the enemy’s plan … You cannot be a true God-fearing person and be on a television show like that. I know I can’t,” he continued. “I’m not OK with what I’m learning, what the Bible says and being on that television show.”
I wonder if Jones has asked to be released from his contract? To go on taking $350,000 from a show you denounce as filth is rather hypocritical.
Personally I’ve hardly watched it since Charlie Sheen left. It just isn’t the same without him.
Hat Tip: Bob McCoskrieTags: Fun Things
Saw this ODT article on my old Otago hostel:
The University of Otago will carry out earthquake strengthening at Carrington College over the summer holidays as it awaits the results of further assessments on some of its buildings.
The work at the residential hall Carrington College is part of a $50 million earthquake-strengthening programme unveiled by the university earlier this year.
At the time, Otago University chief operating officer John Patrick said it was hoped to complete strengthening work by 2019. After the first round of building assessments, only the Scott building – at between 25% and 30% of new building standard (NBS) for earthquake strength – was found to be earthquake prone.
Other buildings assessed in the round including the School of Medicine’s Lindo Fergusson building and Scott building, the arts building and the clocktower buildings were found to be less than the university’s draft target of 67% of NBS for its older buildings – meaning that work would have to be carried out to bring them up to that standard.
Since then, Linton House at Carrington College had been found to be earthquake prone – at 28% of NBS – in July.
Hmmn Linton House is the house I was in. Glad there were no earthquakes when I was at Carrington!
Mind you I may have contributed to the lack of strength in Linton House. I heard about how the smallest room in the hostel (Linton 2) had a record of managing to get 40 or so people in it despite being something like 2.5m by 1.5m in size. It was called the closet.
I am competitive and like breaking records so tried to beat that one weekend. By having girls go on the shoulders of guys, we managed to fit 78 people into the room, which was truly impressive. We also had an ODT photographer perched on the top of the closet who managed to get a nice aerial shot of us in the room.
The photo appeared on the ODT front page, and not surprisingly was seen by the Warden who summoned me and went on at some length over breach of fire regulations, damage to the ceiling of the dining room (beneath us). My meetings with the Warden on such issues were semi-regular.
An earthquake during the 78 people in the room would have been very unfortunate. I suspect we may have made world news though, and possibly won a Darwin AwardTags: DPF, Fun Things
AN INDIAN farmer has become the world’s oldest dad aged 96 – beating the record he set himself two years ago. …
Speaking at his home in the state of Haryana, near Delhi, Mr Raghav said: “What can I do? This is all God’s wish. He wanted me to have another son.”
Mr raghav admits that as proud as he is of having two healthy sons at his age, his neighbours are more jealous of his sex drive, The Daily Mail reports.“I do it three or four times a night. My neighbours are jealous and they keep asking me for my secret but all I tell them is that it is God’s will,” he said.
“I’m healthy and I enjoy sex with my wife. I think it’s very important for a husband and wife to have sex regularly.
“When she asks I will go on all night but for the sake of my child I’ve put our needs aside for now.”
Mr Raghav told The Tiems of India that he had remained a bachelor and practised celibacy throughout his life until he met Shakuntala about 10 years ago.
No sex for the first 86 years!! No wonder he is making up for it now.Tags: Fun Things
The BOP Times reports:
An attempt at breaking a world-record for skinny dipping planned for Mount Maunganui is being labelled unacceptable and indecent.
The idea was raised by The Edge radio station after listeners voted the nudie run at the Bay of Plenty beach would be the best way to herald the start of summer.
Marketing manager Emily Hancox said the skinny dip world record attempt would, hopefully, be held on December 1 “as a bit of fun”.
“It’s not for people to be shy or embarrassed. If people can see the fun in it and try to get New Zealand on the map for that [world record], it will be great,” she said.
What a great idea.
However, national director of Family First NZ Bob McCoskrie said holding the event in such a public place would be “completely unacceptable”.
Very smart idea of The Edge to get Bob to condemn it, as that should help them get more publicity for it
The world record for a collective skinny dip was set by 413 people in the United Kingdom last year.
Hell, easy to beat.Tags: Family First, Fun Things, skinny dipping