You've seen a MINI Cooper, no doubt. No imagine a MINI as a limousine. A 27-foot-long limousine. A UK businessman (Kamran Akram) has converted a MINI Cooper S into one. He sent the Mini to Las Vegas for the over $100,000 makeover. Mechanics chopped the car in half to insert additional segments. Perfect for formal events and a crazy night out, this MINI comes with a dance floor and a disco ball, a champagne fridge, as well as TVs and DVD players.
If brides are going to spend so much effort and money on their wedding dresses, they might as well get the most out of them. Jennifer Salvage has definitely gotten her money’s worth out of her wedding dress with a photo project — titled “One Dress One Woman One World” — that she embarked on with her husband shortly after they got married. The project features Salvage wearing her wedding dress at exotic locations or in outrageous situations all over the world. The wedding dress has traveled with the couple on the many trips they have made over the last few years. While some of these pictures show the bride posing prettily against beautiful landscapes, others capture her in the midst of activities such as dog-sledding in Iceland and snorkeling in the Bahamas.
When Brittanie Penrose and her friend Aaron Lanari threw a message in a bottle off Oceanside Pier in California in 2010, they didn’t think they’d hear about it again. However, the old wine bottle popped up last week on the shores of Guam, more than 6,000 miles away. Penrose forgot about the bottle, until she got the message saying it was discovered. Penrose was recovering from brain cancer when she and Lanari wrote two notes and put them in an old wine bottle. At the time they were 24 years old. The bottle was found by 14-year-old Javier Sanchez, who was helping during the International Coastal Cleanup.
... Brittanie explained of the letter she wrote, “I just described me and what I’m doing, and at the time I was a phlebotomist and was fighting cancer.” She says the bottle was Lanari’s idea. While much of Brittanie Penrose’s letter was unreadable because of the sun, it still contained information on how to find her on Facebook. The letter also included her email address.
A Massachusetts company has created a high-tech beer pong table for a Massachusetts Institute of Technology fraternity, Outsmarting Technologies, founded by an MIT Mechanical Engineer, has created The Formidable Beer Pong Table, which features four built-in washing mechanisms to sanitize ping pong balls and a gutter collection system to keep run-off from spilling on the floor. The table is waterproof and designed to handle the impact of a 215-pound person landing on it. The company said the table cost about $1,200. Editor: A YouTube video showing off the table has an upload date of September, 2012. Not sure why this story's come back around to news sites again.
Kate Middleton, her husband Prince William and their little bundle of joy Prince George finally have a place to call home as they have moved into Kensington Palace. The family has been on the move ever since the last stages of Kate’s pregnancy, when she was escaping the oppressive heat in London and fled to the comforts of her childhood home at her parents’ estate in Bucklebury. After returning to London to give birth to the couple’s first child and heir to the throne, Kate and William went back to the Middletons’ quiet retreat, a secluded home perfect for the relaxation that they needed and the privacy to enjoy getting to know their new son. The family was later off to Anglesey, Wales where the Prince was wrapping some business as he concluded his tour of duty as a search and rescue pilot with the Royal Air Force and where Kate Middleton and William had lived for three years. Now, as they prepare for George’s christening in a few weeks, the family is trying to settle into their new place.
The new $100 note begins circulating Tuesday. Over a decade of research and development went into its new security features.
... Look for a blue ribbon on the front of the note. Tilt the note back and forth while focusing on the blue ribbon. You will see the bells change to 100s as they move. When you tilt the note back and forth, the bells and 100s move side to side. If you tilt it side to side, they move up and down. The ribbon is woven into the paper, not printed on it.
... Look for an image of a color-shifting bell, inside a copper-colored inkwell, on the front of the new $100 note. Tilt it to see the bell change from copper to green, an effect which makes the bell seem to appear and disappear within the inkwell.
... Hold the note to light and look for a faint image of Benjamin Franklin in the blank space to the right of the portrait. The image is visible from either side of the note.
The weather's still warm enough to spend the next few days in flip-flops and sandals, right guys? WRONG. In a survey of 6,000 women, it turns out most don't want to see our furry feet and trashy toes. Flip-flops? Nope, not unless you're going to the beach, the lake, hanging out by the pool, or sitting on a boat. Sandals? Sorry, still too much toe-action -- unless you're wearing the more rugged, hiker-style sandals that cover the toes. And those Adidas athletic slip-on things many guys wear with socks? They only place you should be wearing them is in a gym shower.
... And women in the survey also want guys to get some freaking pedicures. 78% of women surveyed said men need to take better care of their feet.
A dad in the U.K. recently discovered that his 6-year-old twins, a boy and a girl, charged nearly $1,600 worth of in-app purchases while playing games on his iPad in just two days. The man and his wife (of St. Ives, Cambridgeshire) received four pages worth of charges from Apple, for items like virtual pets and virtual clothing, ranging in cost from $4 to $125. Apple has refunded the family's bill as a sign of good will.