Thursday, April 2, 2009
Is all I can say. As a golfer EVERY hole (much less shot) to me is a challenge but there's a 19th hole at the Legend's Golf and Safari Resort in Africa that's nothing short of amazing! I'm not talking a liquid 19th hole (e.g. bar) The course's so-called "Xtreme 19th" hole is a par 3 -- a par 3 whose tee is atop a cliff more than 1,400 feet above a green carved like the continent of Africa. You've got to take a helicopter to get to the tee box, and from there it's more than 630 yards to the pin. Once you tee off, it takes nearly 30 seconds for the ball to hit the ground.
Should you manage to drill a hole-in-one on the 19th, congratulations -- you've just won yourself a million bucks, and the right to call yourself the most Xtreme golfer on Earth! And unlike certain signature holes you can play just the Xtreme 19th, if you like. You can, of course, add it to your existing round, a la carte. And for tournaments held at the Legends, it will serve as the playoff hole. Playing all 19 holes runs about 2,000 South African rand, or about $220 in American bills, but for that you get the helicopter ride, plus a bunch of souvenir swag and a DVD of your shot.
Inspired by watching a documentary about Google Earth, 18-year-old Rory McInnes decided to give aerial observers an eyeful, with the help of a can of white paint. It only took him a half-hour to create the masterpiece. Amazingly, the penis on the roof was undiscovered for an entire year, until a passing helicopter pilot spotted it and let his passengers take pictures. During a recent interview with London's Sun, Rory's mom said, "We don't want any more children, so the idea of sleeping under a giant fertility symbol is rather worrying."
Indeed ma'am it is.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Many great hoaxes have been pulled off throughout history. Taco Bell "buying" the liberty bell. Orson Wells' War of the Worlds radio broadcast, George W. Bush beating Al Gore... the list goes on and on. Here's one you may not have heard of but it's great.
In 1957 the jokesters at BBC, ran a segment on the coming of spring after a mild winter and what that meant for Swiss farmers. The answer? An unusually large spaghetti crop. According to the Museum of Hoaxes, "Huge numbers of viewers were taken in. Many called the BBC wanting to know how they could grow their own spaghetti tree. To this the BBC diplomatically replied, 'place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best.'"
Cook until desired tenderness and enjoy.
And not to be outdone... last year's BBC April Fools gift.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
But now it looks like if you've ever dreamed of being a G-Man the time is now my friend.
The CIA (yes that CIA) is recruiting persons for jobs within the clandestine organization.
Let's be honest... you peep, spy, eavesdrop on your neighbors anyway... Bust out the black suit, expressionless gaze and Ray Bans and give it a listen HERE.
Ohio man arrested for drunk driving on a homemade vehicle.Ohio cops arrested a man for drunk driving on a motorized bar stool. That's right, a motorized bar stool, which can be seen (Right) in a police evidence photo. According to cops, Kile Wygle, 28, crashed his bar stool near his Newark home earlier this month and called 911 due to his injuries. When an officer arrived and asked Wygle what happened, he answered, "I wrecked my bar stool." According to a Newark Police Division report, a copy of which you'll find here, Wygle's homemade ride is powered by a Briggs & Stratton lawnmower engine. Wygle noted that the bar stool could hit nearly 40 miles per hour, but that he was only going 20 when he wiped out. A plastered Wygle, who failed a series of field sobriety tests, was charged with DUI and driving with a suspended license, both misdemeanors. His bar stool was not impounded.