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Watch: Artist Creates Purr-Fect Mural

When a person loves something with all their being, they tend to show that off. This is especially true for cat lovers and they can be the worst. Cats on their clothes (no, we don’t mean the hair), cats on their jewelry, cats on their eye glasses, even on their walls!

What is great about that is it can be a form of art that will stay with you forever. Some like it painted on a canvas and framed in a delicate, ornate frame. Others like it as a mural, directly on the wall.

One such mural was painted by freelance illustrator and graphic designer Stephanie Ho. The Temasek Polytechnic graduate worked as an in-house designer with two different companies before heading out on her own path, so that she can design things like this big little project.

A cat-loving couple from Singapore commissioned a mural from Stephanie that will demonstrate just how much they love cats. Armed with Nippon Odorless All-in-One paint, Stephanie took a total of six hours to draw a meowtain of cats next to a big window in their Build-to-Order apartment.

The couple had one special requirement for the meowtain though – that it would include the Labrador from the husband’s family and the Shih Tzu that the wife used to have.

Stephanie took due diligence to record her creative process as she begins drawing the cats from the ground up. Each cat has her own personality, just like in real life! We think it’s meowvellous, and looks completely worth the S$1,000 the couple paid for it!

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Get Smart With St. Patty’s Day Facts

With March being Irish Heritage month, it’s time to put your knowledge to the test.  How many of these St. Patrick’s Day facts did you already know?

St. Patrick’s Day was founded as a religious holiday:  The holiday honored St. Patrick, a fifth-century saint who brought Christianity to the Emerald Isle.

There have been parades for a long time:  On March 17, 1762, New York City threw the first recorded St. Patrick’s Day parade.  The parade was for Irish soldiers who had served in the English military.

Presidents enjoy a parade: President Harry S. Truman attended the St. Patrick’s Day parade in 1948.

March is Irish-American Heritage Month: Congress began recognizing March as American-Irish Heritage month in 1991.  The month highlights the contributions and achievements of the Irish in America.

Lots Of Irish-Americans

Large percentages of Irish Americans:  In 2014, Massachusetts claimed an Irish-American residency of 21.5%.  Following closely behind Massachusetts is New Hampshire, claiming 20.9%.

The total number of reported residents of Irish ancestry in the US is 10.4%, just over 33.1 million.  In America, this is the second highest percentage of ancestry, topped only by German Americans.

More educated:  Those claiming Irish heritage have a high rate of college and high school completion.  In fact, 93.7% of Irish Americans have high school diplomas and 35.6% of those over 25 have a bachelor’s degree.

Overall in America, only 86.9% have high school diplomas, while only 30.1% hold a bachelor’s degree.

Higher paying jobs:  Irish American households report median incomes of over $62k while the average overall salary in America is just under $54k, according to a 2014 study.

Homeowners:  Irish Americans are more likely to own their homes, with just over 68% homeowners compared to the national average of 63.1% of Americans claiming home ownership.

Find an Irish classic at a restaurant near you:  A survey taken in 2014 revealed that on St. Patrick’s Day, 235,701 restaurants offered the classic corned beef and cabbage, while just over 41,580 bars served up drinks for St. Patrick’s Day.

Many places across the United States honor the Irish: Oklahoma, Minnesota, Nebraska, Texas, and Missouri all have towns named after the shamrock and there are 16 towns named after the capital of Ireland, Dublin. Illinois, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and South Carolina all boast towns named Clover, and Minnesota also features the city of Cloverleaf.

Stocking up for St. Patrick’s Day:  In 2014, a survey revealed that 2.2 billion pounds of cabbage and 40.3 billion pounds of beef were provided farmers across the United States.

Make Your Own Irish Stew

If you want to enjoy an easy recipe for corned beef and cabbage this St. Patrick’s Day, it doesn’t mean hours over a hot stove.  Here is the best way to make this Irish classic using your crock pot:

  • Fill the slow cooker with water
  • Add the corned beef and seasonings (pickling spices)
  • Cook meat all day
  • Cut up cabbage and cook over the stove for ten to fifteen minutes

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You’ll Love This 101-Year-Old Mom Playing In The Snow

When you think of sledding, snowmen and snowball fights, you most likely picture kids in mittens and knit caps.  What you may not be expecting is that one of the kids playing in the snow is anything but; she is 101 years young and full of appreciation, spunk, and a wicked snow ball throwing arm.

Armand Foisy took his 101-year-old mother for a day trip in Lillooet, British Columbia.  When Armand was going to turn around and avoid the snow, his mother begged him to take her straight to the heart of the snowfall.  Armand may have been curious, but he couldn’t have predicted Albini’s next move.

When he pulled over for a view of the peaceful snowfall, Albini had something else in mind altogether.  She left the warm, snug car and bounded outside to frolic in the fluffy snow.  Luckily for all of us, Armand had his camera ready and captured this adorable footage of his 101-year-old mother playing in the snow like a jubilant child.

Armand uploaded his footage to Facebook with the caption “Here’s proof that if you find pure joy in the simple things you can live 100 years.”

Let Your Inner Child Come Out

The holiday season brings out the youth in all of us, no matter how old we are.  Albini proves that aging gracefully means staying in touch with your inner child and carrying a spirit of youth with you throughout your life.  She is living proof that people can find joy, no matter what their age.

While kids are the ones we usually see building snow forts and having snowball battles while the adults shiver in cold misery,  Albini reminds us that we can still enjoy winter no matter our age and revel in its beauty like the kids we all should still be at heart.

We are so lucky that Armand had his camera and was able to capture this inspiring footage of Albini as she frolicked happily through the cold, wet snow like any kid, perfecting her skills making snowballs.

We may consider ourselves to be cool and hip adults, but one thing’s for sure; until you’ve played in the snow while being just over a century in age, you’ll never be quite as cool as the joyful, sweet and fun-loving Albini.

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Hope: Bambi Changes Homeless Man’s Life

After reading a story like this one, I wouldn’t be surprised if we all started making it a practice to pick through the trash for treasures. Apparently, you never know what you can find – and how much it’s worth! But the good luck of one Canadian homeless man is actually quite heart-warming.

Just Worth $20

Adam Gillian isn’t your average homeless man. In order to pay for food, he makes a practice of dumpster diving for valuable things to sell to Curiosity Inc., an antique store where he resides in Edmonton, Canada. In his search one day, he came across a picture of a scene from the Bambi movie.

Just to see if it was worth anything, he brought it to Alexander Archbold, the owner of Curiosity Inc. Alexander bought it from him for $20, and Adam was happy enough with the profit.

Worth More Than $20

However, Adam had no idea the value of what he had found – and neither did Archbold, at first! The picture turned out to be an original drawing from the Bambi movie, an extremely rare find.

It was so rare that the value of the picture was over $3,000! Now, Archbold could have kept all of this to himself, but instead, he began a search for Adam Gillian to give him the $1,700.35 – the total after fees – that he owed him.

Why So Sympathetic?

Going above and beyond to find success in his search, Archbold finally found Adam after making a YouTube video to record his hunt. Archbold shared the exciting news with Adam over lunch.

However, Archbold wasn’t finished yet. The antique store owner had himself experience homelessness at a young age and felt that he needed to do more to help Adam get off the streets. In a great act of kindness, Archbold began a GoFundMe page for this unique homeless man, spurred by their unique story.

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Hero Groom Ditches Wedding To Fight Fire

When your big wedding day comes around, it’s only natural that you want to enjoy yourself. With so much stress – and so much investment – on the build-up, just enjoying your big day is the goal. However, for some people, the work never stops.

You might find that you spend way too much of your wedding policing guests and asking people – as politely as you can – to stop messing up everything.

Frustrating? You bet. For one groom, though, it’s a little different. When you choose to marry someone who is in a job as impressive as being a firefighter, you are agreeing to certain concessions.

So, when one groom decided to bail on the wedding that he’d spent so long planning, there was a natural shock. When you find out why he chose to do so, however, it becomes a little easier to accept.

Running away with someone else? unforgivable. Too drunk on the stag do and forget to turn up? Disgraceful. Gong away to fight a fire? Yeah … hard to argue against.

Jeremy Bourasa was to marry the love of his life, Krista, in their September 1st wedding in Minnesota. However, despite some problems on the run-up to the wedding, they managed to get everything prepared and properly.

Even though stuff like wedding venues letting them down, they managed to secure their venue at a place Jeremy loves: the St. Paul Park Fire Station.

They were worried a fire call might come in during the wedding but were told that others would deal with it. Despite doing everything they could to keep the wedding moving forward and with everything going to plan, a major call came in during the wedding photos.

A Major Incident

Sadly, the fire was totally out of control: they needed more brave firefighters to contain it. Krista could see he was desperate to help, not to let his friends and comrades down. So, she said: “I just looked over at Jeremy and I could just see it in his eyes. He felt so torn. And I said, ‘Go ahead and go, babe. They need you.’

“I’ve got the rest of my life with him. They needed him for that moment.” She said when speaking to KARE11.

It’s a truly amazing video, and shows his commitment to being a hero for his community.

As the couple had endured major familial tragedy due to fire, which had claimed the life of their nephew two years prior, it was plain to see that Jeremy was not willing to let anyone else suffer without trying his hardest to stop it.

Job done – and what a job. Well done to both of them – Jeremy and Krista, we salute you and wish the happiest of marriages together!

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5 Times Stars and Others Were Wearing Hilarious T-Shirt Prints

We are showing off our goofy side and showing the world how hilarious we are. Our shirts do the job. Thumbs up if you would definitely wear a hilarious tee; and if you don’t, these ones would surely make you change your mind. Our shirts help to express your thoughts and personality in ways that actions and words cannot effectively do justice.

It might not always hit the mark, however, 90% of the time, the effort put it in is usually in alignment with the thoughts on the tees.

Whether worn by celebrities or regular people, funny t-shirts have edged their way into modern day life and they are definitely here to stay. Take a look at these clever, comical, and at times crass but definitely hilarious tees sported by these fine people.

Dreams Do Come True

Make a wish, and it just might just come true. This fan totally got her to wish when she met with Irish actor Andrew Scott who is well known for playing the character Jim Moriarty in the popular BBC series Sherlock alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. That is one lucky shirt lady.

Hipster Jake

Haha! Jake Gyllenhaal really lightens some of the tension on homosexuals with his t-shirt. With all the campaigns and debates about the homosexual community, Jake seems to be reminiscing on his Gay cowboy role in Brokeback Mountain as his tee indicates, “I was a Gay cowboy before it was cool!”

You Heard The Man

With a Guinness World record as the most watched man on TV, a successful career as an Actor, singer, producer and businessman, David Hasselhoff was popularly known as The Hoff definitely shows us with his tee that his sense of humor doesn’t take the backseat either. Way to go, David! We like that you’re funny too!

True Beliebers

Their smiles kind of leave you wondering if their girlfriends put them up to it after a Beiber argument. Whether or not they are truly Beliebers, they seem to be preaching to the choir, because Beiber seems to be the Bae-toven of our time.

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6 Ordinary People Who Hit Viral Stardom In 2018

This time last year, you never heard of the eye-roll student or jumped out of a car to dance to a Drake song. However, people such as Harriet Ellis and comedian Shiggy have been part of 12 months filled with memes and viral content that has kept the public laughing all year.

Social media would have been a more somber place without them. For most of them, it was a brief moment in the spotlight, but for others, it led to a career boost. Here’s how viral fame positively affected some of the biggest stars of social media in 2018.

The Student Who Rolled Her Eyes All The Way To Stardom

Harriet Ellis reportedly had marriage proposals, was spotted by fans in supermarkets, and even had a stranger offer to send her money (which she declined) after her fifteen minutes of fame. How did it happen, she was caught on camera rolling her eyes behind ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage during a TV political debate.

“It was something that was genuinely, truly me and there’s no better reason to go viral than by being yourself,” she told BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat. “I wasn’t being mean or doing anything embarrassing.”

Harriet noted the only real change to her life was that she got more followers on Twitter. But the 21-year-old says her days of rolling her eyes at former politicians behind their backs are behind her as she heads in a new direction with her future. “I don’t want to get involved in politics again, I want to live a quiet life. I’m going to be a teacher next year, I just want to change the world through teaching, rather than through politics.”

The Singer Whose Ye Is Different To Your Ye

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It’s is nothing short of astonishing where one Instagram post can get you. For singer Osh, he somehow Instagrammed his way to a record deal with Sony Music. He posted a video of himself singing his track “My Ye Is Different“, which later went viral and was even made into a meme.

“At the time I didn’t imagine it would do what it’s done,” he told BBC Newsbeat. “But now that it has happened I’m not surprised because I realized that this song is good.”

Osh later released a full version of his track – complete with a music video – at the end of November. The singer said he wanted people to “laugh and smile” when they heard the song, but he had no intention of stopping the hard work now that he’d found fame. “If it’s meant to be then it will be but if not then not. Just keep grinding,” he said.

The Tweet That May Have Changed Your Chips

Have you tried chips from KFC recently? If you have and were satisfied with the flavor, then Charlie Burness’s tweet from 2014 might be responsible for it. KFC found Charlie’s tweet – which said its fries were so bad, the only reason people liked its food was for its chicken – and cleverly used it to promote its new chip recipe.

“Life is too short for bad food,” Charlie told BBC Newsbeat in November. “Everyone knows they’ve got a reputation for not delivering on the fries. They’re kind of soggy like they’ve been reheated as soon as you get them.”

KFC’s new chips are nowadays made from spuds with the skin left on and are chunkier. In December Charlie said she’d actually not tasted the new ones yet.

The Club Couple Who Launched A Thousand Memes

Club photographers have an eye for capturing the best (and worst) of nightlife, however, when David Wilkinson took a photo of Lucia Gorman in Milk nightclub in Edinburgh she just looked a bit, well, bored. “When I took the picture, it was just a quick snap before I left to go home,” he told BBC Newsbeat in September.

“I don’t like just taking pictures of people smiling. I like to notice the little details, so when I saw it I thought this definitely needs to go up. The day that it blew up it was my birthday, but I actually got more messages about the picture than I did about my birthday so it was quite weird.”

Lucia said she was most likely ready to go home when the photo was taken, by which point she would “nod at anything”. And Patrick, the young man in the photo, said he just regretted wearing that shirt.

The Man Who Banged His Head And Became A UK Icon

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Who’d have thought you could make thousands by from getting hit by a cyclist? Well, not everyone gets hit like Ferdi Coming Fast. Ferdi went viral after he growled at a stranger who crashed into him on a pavement while he was changing a tire on a car.

He reportedly confirmed to Reece Parkinson on 1Xtra that he’d earned more than £10,000 since the clip went viral – although he’s still working as a framer. Ferdi even released a single in which he not only tackled the problem of speeding cyclists but also recommended people forget the other pressing British issue – Brexit.

The Comedian Who Danced His Way Into A Drake Video

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Alright, we understand US comedian Shiggy isn’t technically an ordinary person, however, we couldn’t help but give him a shout out. Now cast your mind back to the summer of 2018 and you may recall people jumping out of their cars to dance to Drake’s “In My Feelings“.

Well, the viral sensation all started with Shiggy who posted a video of himself dancing to the Drake song and asked others to get involved. Soon, including Will Smith, took on the #InMyFeelingsChallenge and the craze went viral.

“It was honestly 100% spontaneous,” he told BBC Newsbeat at the time. “It wasn’t even meant to be this big or get to the level it’s at where everybody is doing it.”

Shiggy admitted seeing his mum do the dance he created was the highlight of the experience at the time. After the dance went viral, Shiggy eventually appeared in Drake’s official video for the song.

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Fake Festival in UK Confused Half A Million Revelers

For the good people of Britain, one of the most common problems you have is the weather. We’re often left with about 12 weeks of the year to fit all of our enjoyment into – and it’s why so many festivals happen year-in, year-out.

Some festivals sound better than others, of course – but it’s important to remember that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Take the festival which was supposed to have everyone from Liam Gallagher and Richard Ashcroft to the Arctic Monkeys, the 1975 and Blossoms.

It’s like a dream festival for all of those middle-aged men with Paul Weller haircuts!

Sadly, a dream was all it was. A rather wild college student threw together an awesome looking flyer for an event called ‘Yorkshire Fields’ – and it had just about everyone you could think of. It even had Scottish musical superstar Gerry Cinnamon!

More importantly, though, the line-up was a lot of bollocks. It was posted online, and it got so many people excited. Ollie Yates is the mastermind behind the evil scheme, and he managed to make a fool of many a festival traveler. It was all part of a social media campaign for college, and Yates decided it was a good idea to try and fool half the UK music scene.

With a simple £5 Facebook Ads boost, the post got around the social media page and before long had around 500,000 people viewing the image in total. This seen people talking about, tagging their mates and making plans for a totally fictitious festival.

The dubious scheme unveiled

However, as it continued to go on, it had to eventually be unraveled for the waiting public. The announcement on the ‘official’ Facebook page announced that it was a social experiment to test how social media could empower and build business: hence the total lack of detail outside of the single Facebook page.

Yates spoke about the project with LADBible, where he said: “The aim was to get a few reactions on how the post could be shared and how something that’s so ludicrous [could] go viral, and actually get people to believe it.

“I didn’t expect the result I got in the end. I got the page to over 5,000 likes (which is now going down as I announced it wasn’t real).”

Naturally, there has been a happy mixture of charming ripostes, witty retorts and, as this is the internet, downright abuse. Given it was eventually being shared around musicians and asking them for comment, we’re sure that this college experiment has well and truly been a resounding success – so long as you never spent hours trying to work out how to procure tickets

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Can You Beat These Christmas Guinness Book Records?

It is a few days until Christmas. So many people are looking forward to the big day. While some people have fun wining and dining, others are making history. If you are interested in taking up the challenge, continue reading to know some outstanding Christmas achievements that have made it into the Guinness Book of Records.

Artificial Christmas tree with the highest number of dazzling lights

This record has been held by Universal Studios in Japan for many years. The scene is at the theme park in Osaka; the impressive display has always made headlines since 2011. We have seen the lights on the artificial Christmas tree increase from 260,498 to 580,806 lights which was the record for this year. The team’s effort has been fully recognized by the Guinness Book of Records. Would you like to take up this challenge?

Longest wish list ever written to Santa

In Beijing, a scroll was created in 2017 it featured over 124,969 Christmas wishes to Santa. This is the longest wish list ever presented in the world. The occasion happened at the Santa Village, Mohe, Heilongjiang, China.

Fastest time to dress in a Santa costume

This wonderful record is held by a German named Andre Ortolf. He was able to wear a scarlet Christmas suit as Santa in 30.94 seconds. This amazing feat was done in September this year.

Largest tuba ensemble

During a rendition of ‘Silent Night’ at the Thirteen Christmas Carols and Hymns, the team broke a record and formed a large tuba ensemble in 6 minutes 34 seconds only with a whopping 835 participants. This record was set by the Kansas City Symphony in the United States.

Largest cup of hot chocolate

One of the favorite drinks to have at Christmas is hot cocoa. It helps to keep your insides warm. So a team of Mexicans made a huge cup of hot chocolate, it was about 4,816.6 liters. This happened on 6 January at Three Kings Day event. The ceremony is done to mark the day three wise men visited Jesus at the manger. The team behind this wonderful achievement are from the Municipo de Uruapa.

Largest chestnut roaster

Somebody had to do it. Roasting chestnuts is one of the fun activities at Christmas. The largest chestnut roaster measures 10.48 m in length, 6.23 m –diameter, and it weighs 650 kg. This huge chestnut roaster can process 1,100 kg of chestnuts at the same time. It was created by the Comune of Roccamonfina and Associazione Verde Collina in Italy.

Fastest time all the chocolates from an advent calendar were eaten

There are twenty-four chocolates on the advent calendar. In December 2017, Kevin Strahle AKA the LA Beast made history by eating them all in 1 minute 27.84 seconds. To do this, Kevin had to open the doors following the numerical pattern which means he opened the doors according to the traditional countdown to Christmas. If you have been given an advent calendar this Christmas, you can give it a try.

Fastest marathon wearing lederhosen

Running in knee-length lederhosen can be quite difficult. But one man was ready to break the records, and it was a marathon. David Smith, a Briton was able to finish 55th while participating in a marathon wearing his lederhosen. The marathon lasted for 3 hours and 33 minutes. This event happened on 3 December 2017.

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Watch: World Record Hand-skating!

The good people who we share this world with are capable of truly horrible things. For every act of barbarity that we see which reminds us we’re no better than or predecessors, though, we get to see someone proving the amazing limits we can take our bodies to. Take Mirko Hanßen of Germany.

He managed to enter the Guinness World Books of Records by achieving a whopping 50m worth of hand skating in a mere 8.55 seconds!

Caught in the act in Bocholt, Germany, on 17th November 2017, Hanßen used a K2 Mach 100 set of skates to achieve the amazing feat. Working with the city as well as family and friends, he set up two light sensors to work as the start and end point. He also used the classic stopwatch and tape measure, of course. Appearing in the 2019 edition of the GWBOR, Hanßen said: “After I was part of some TV shows I want to make the next step and be part of the famous Guinness World Records book.

“With a lot of tough training, I learned more and more, for example, to skate on one hand and to jump over a ramp.”

With immense physicality needed to pull off such a feat, it’s no surprise that this is a record which has taken a long time to match. For Mirko, the immense physical requirements needed to get the job done would be hard to fathom.

Thanks to his dedication to his craft and his ability to train on his balance quality, though, Mirko has made sure that he stands out for all of the right reasons. This amazing feat might take some time before someone even gets close to beating it – 50m in just 8.55 seconds, amazing!

This will likely be one of the headline records for 2019, so be sure to take a quick watch at the video and see for yourself why so many people love to take on this kind of daring experiment. Scary? Almost certainly. Worth it? Just look how happy Mirko looks, and that should answer your question!

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Watch: Nissan Breaks Record in Desert

As humans, it’s pretty easy to give ourselves a hard time – all the time. We see things about our species and just cringe with embarrassment. It’s easy to get lost in just how utterly uncaring we can be to our planet. Sometimes, though, we do some pretty cool stuff that reminds you, behind the bluster, we can (sometimes) be pretty cool and creative. This was recently shown in pretty fine detail by those who took on a rather awesome 180-car Nissan parade.

Doing so out in the desert of Dubai, the 180 cars all combined together to create the shape of a falcon. From afar, it looks absolutely amazing. As you might imagine, such daring managed to snare the cars who took part to the Guinness World Book of Records. It was a very impressive image, and was part of a wider ‘car dance’ that definitely got people talking and record books breaking.

This won the award of being the ‘Largest synchronized car dance’ when they took part at the Dubai Rugby 7s stadium. Indeed, this didn’t break the old record more than it cleaved it into two pieces. This broke the previous record by a whopping 3 cars!

It’s a pretty impressive record in itself, and it was all led by Axcil Jefferies. Two lines of cars made up the whole routine, and it’s very impressive to see as the cars move around in what looks like more or less perfect harmony.

Despite numerous cars being of different sizes, shapes and colors, it all blends together in a very impressive image indeed. It’s thanks to this that the Nissan NMEF parade is one of the best around as well as definitively the biggest.

An impressive feat


Indeed, the award was noticed by Nissan Marketing and Sales Regional Vice President and Nissan Middle East President, Kalyana Siagnanam. They stated: “At Nissan we are committed to bringing our customers ‘innovation that excites’, and we are thrilled to have broken yet another Guinness World Records title with the Nissan Patrol.

“The Patrol family holds a unique and special place in the hearts of people in the Middle East, and we have seen highly encouraging year-on-year sales increases across the entire range.

“We believe the launches of the Patrol Falcon, Gazelle and Gazelle-X will continue the car’s proud legacy as one of the only true all-terrain vehicles of its time, and this new Guinness World Records title will further cement the Patrol’s legendary status in the region.”

While records like this can often sound a little odd, it’s clearly beaten all of the previous competition. With some of the previous moves being equally impressive, too, it’s fair to say that this has been a bit of a battle to get the record won outright. Now, though, it’s easy to see why so many people were impressed: this truly has been a remarkable piece of choreography, and more than certainly is worth the recognition that it’s been bringing in.

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Student Finds World Class Car in Grandmothers Garage

When living the life of a student, you need to find money – and fast. Money is hard to come by in the hours after studying, but you’ve gotta pay for the weekend somehow, right? That’s why cleaning out at your grandparents is always a decent way to get money for a few beers. However, it’s not often that when you go along to help out with your grandmother that you find something of genuine value during cleaning.

From an old vinyl to some wartime memorabilia, you might something cool. At best, you might help make a few bucks for your grandparents – and they might help you in on the reward. However, how often do you walk into the garage of a grandmother and find an untouched Lamborghini!?

That’s what happened to Eriegin, who took on the task of cleaning out her grandmother’ garage. Her grandfather had sadly passed on, and cleaning out a garage with the best part of 20 years of clutter was going to be a challenging starting point. However, she did have an inkling that they might find some good value to put light on what is obviously a tragic circumstance. What she did find, though, was quite different to what anyone might have expected.

Finding the time to do something special

While we described at the top that many students help out for money, it’s clear that Eriegin was doing this to be kind. Her grandfather had passed on, leaving her grandmother in need of a lot of help. Reading over documents and looking at the financial situation of her grandparents made her feel worried: without a material change in circumstance, her grandmother might not be able to stay at home forever.

So, she got to work, hoping to both help get the place tidied up and hoping to find something that would be worth a few bucks. Pulling back a big section of tarp, she stood, amazed, at what was at in front of her – a fresh, untouched Lamborghini.

This was among the rarest cars on the planet, too – a 1982 LP500S Lamborghini Countach!

Undriven, in good (though by no means perfect) condition and also totally ready to be sold on, this was a tremendous find. And better yet? There was a Ferrari 308 next to it!

Instead of selling these rare cars back in the day, it was clear that her grandfather had held on to them with good reason. In a flash, their financial fears were put away into the distance, with offers made on both vehicles despite their condition issues.

While in perfect condition they could probably make you close to a millionaire, these amazing strokes of luck turned the tragedy of loss and the worry of financial deprivation into a feel-good story that, at the very last, had a happy ending after the loss of what was clearly a very intelligent, caring man.

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BlizzCon 2018 Produces Dazzling Cosplay Again

Every year, gaming giant Blizzard puts on their conference to show off their latest and upcoming releases. This year, at BlizzCon 2018, fans turned out in their droves to take part in the way they always do: by dressing up as their beloved heroes from series such as Warcraft, Diablo and StarCraft.

Blizzard is one of the biggest names in gaming and easily rank among the most influential names in the entertainment as a whole. When they come to town you’ll notice a wonderful upsurge in marines, Zerg, mages, warlocks, paladins and even Tauren to be wandering around. That’s when you know that Blizzard is in town.

And this year, they announced some awesome stuff. The likes of a full remaster for Warcraft III was huge, and made up for the damp squib that was the Diablo mobile release. Despite the bad PR that release got, it’s a shame to see the developers look so lost on stage. The whole announcement was kind of hard to watch, and it just kind of sucks that the organizers left the people on stage announcing what was obviously something that wasn’t going to raise the roof to deal with the sour atmosphere afterward.

Still, fans obviously enjoyed themselves – some of the customers this year were simply breathtaking as you can see here.

From people cutting around as Jim Raynor to people dressed up in some of the Epic World of Warcraft loot from across the years, there was plenty to admire about the cosplay this year. Some of the dress-up was outrageous, with everything from takes on the like of Tracer from Overwatch to the Lord of Terror, Diablo, himself!

People love to go wild at these events, and it’s easy to see everything from proud Protoss to noble Night Elves standing around various stalls together, laughing and talking away. Oh, if only their respective in-game universes could be so harmonious…

From people roaming around as Illidan to those going for a strictly Halloween vibe, this kind of event always bring out the most wacky and wonderful fans of the Blizzard major franchises. Whether you are hugely into Blizzard games or want to just find out what all the fuss is about, you should go along next time: you’ll meet some wonderfully creative people who love to look absolutely outstanding for the occasion!

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3 Times You Had To Laugh When At The Airport

There are things that you can accept in certain places, and in other places not. For example, a man in underwear is totally ok when it happens in front of a TSA guy at the airport. In your workplace? Not so much. In other cases, you would accept annoying people because you were on your way to a vacation and were in a good mood. Which would never happen on the street on your way to work.

At the airport, you are much more forgiving to the weird, funny and wacky. Take these three times where you knew that something was wrong on so many levels, but it was at the airport so you never gave it a second thought.

Hogging the travelator (The moving walkway)

Often you find people at airports running, rushing to catch their flight or spend some time in the duty-free shops, but there are moments one has to sit back and laugh, like the guys stuck behind this old lady who seems totally oblivious that she is causing one huge traffic jam! That…or she just doesn’t give a damn! You should see more like this.

Double Take

Made you look… :-)

When traveling, or even going down the street, you better check how you look before you leave the house. And look all around, not only how you look face to face. This woman made people all around the airport look twice… “wait, is she… oh my. No, wait, it’s her bag!” was the most spoken sentence in every language in that airport on that day. Oh, btw, it’s her travel pillow. And it’s only one part of many more hilarious moments at the airport.

Camo-flight

Last time I checked, an airport was not a hunting ground. A proper one that is. It could be hunting grounds for weirdos, but still, no need for a full-out camo suit. Not that this could ever be called a camo suit. I mean, I believe that a person having this on in the woods would be the hunted and not the hunter.

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Incredible Star Wars Inspired Robot Up And Running

While the concept of building robotic platforms might be the thought process of evil masterminds, such technology is an exciting prospect. One man appears to have taken his sci-fi childhood inspirations to the next level, however. Hampshire-based Matt Denton has put together an absolutely incredible 2-tonne robot that has been awarded the Guinness World Book of Records award for “Largest Rideable Hexapod Robot” – while we aren’t sure on what competition may exist, it’s still a damn impressive accolade.

An incredible 9ft 2” by 16ft 4”, this incredible beast is easily one of the most enjoyable pieces of mechanical innovation we’ve seen for some time. It was apparently inspired by the famous AT-AT robot of Star Wars fame, especially from the Hoth battle in The Empire Strikes Back. This unique animatronics creation is instantly one of the coolest things we’ve seen, though it does strike a momentary realization that this is perhaps just a touch too similar to Doctor Octopus of Spider-Man fame.

Denton, then, makes the Guinness World Book of Records for 2019, with this incredible robot coming to life after a long-term construction process. Running access on its own HexEngine software, ‘Mantis’ is capable of moving at the comical speed of 0.6mph. That’s not too bad, though: the concept of one of these things being faster than a man is just not worth thinking about at present!

A technological marvel

Looking at the Mantis, it’s pretty damn hard not to be wowed by the work that has gone into its creation. The building of it began in 2009, close to a decade ago. With similar machines in the past built by Denton, albeit much smaller, he laid out the groundwork for what would be needed.

Working alongside Jason Lee, who worked on the Harry Potter films they managed to turn one of his old hexapods into a robot turtle …. With six legs.

By gaining the investment needed to get into building his hexapod for use underwater, Denton got to work. A 1.9 tonne version was built, with the aim being to try and get a similar understanding of the problems that would come with the eventual 200-tonne edition that was requested.

This version, Mark II, is just the first improvement after the chall

enging first Mark. Mentioning that he had “to become an expert in many areas!”, Denton spent much of his time reading up on what he needed to know to eventually make this work as he had intended

A childhood lover of machine creation, Matt said: “When I got to the age of 13, I was always taking them apart and rebuilding the and making Frankenstein toys out of two things, trying to make them faster or better or bigger!”

Working at places like Space Precinct, the TV show, and also at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, Matt was able to make some huge career moves: including being involved in the creation of Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

This amazing story is just getting started, but we’re sure that we’ll hear a lot more about Matt Henson and the Mantis as the years and decades go by. Keep him in mind though: he could be one of the great minds of his generation!

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