WTF: June 2011 Archives

275x250.jpg A Scottish band have released what's thought to be the world's first edible and playable chocolate record. And it's said to taste as good as it sounds.

Edinburgh-based three-piece 'Found' worked with a local baker to produce the chocolate disk version of their single 'Anti Climb Paint' which can be played in any record player.

After several weeks of trial and error, baker Ben Milne was able to make the working chocolate record by using the same negative metal templates used to produce vinyl versions.

While you will only get around ten 'recognisable' plays out of the record before it wears down, you can always munch it. And even the sleeve and label are edible having been made from rice paper and icing sugar respectively.

275x250.jpg If you doze off at the theatre, it's normally a sign the show you're at isn't very good. But that not the case at the Barbican in London… they've got a show designed to send you to sleep.

Their production 'Lullaby' has been specially created to send the audience to sleep and consists of things such as soothing storytelling and singing octopuses.

If that wasn't enough, the audience lie in pre-booked beds and attend the 'sublime sleepover' in their pyjamas - ready to be lulled to sleep by the slumber-inducing show.

After watching the action and falling asleep, the audience are left to sleep before being woken and served breakfast the following morning at 7.30am… which sure beats a Travelodge.

275x250.jpgA pub in New Zealand has started selling a rather odd drink… apple flavoured horse semen. Yes you read that correctly.

Bosses at The Green Man Pub in Wellington say they started offering the spunky 30ml shots after coming up with it for a food contest.

And they have been blown away by the demand for the £12 drink which is served chilled and is said to contain about 300 million individual horse sperm cells.

Steve Drummond said women have been more curious than men about the unique drink.. though men have often dared each other into downing one.

He added there was also one female customer who's commented she was concerned because she thought she might conceive children with long faces. It's not known how much she'd had to drink first.



Some people just don't like doing things the easy (and safe) way. Like this guy who trims his hedge by swinging a chainsaw on a rope around his head.

This is Steve McGranahan - who calls himself 'The World's Strongest Redneck - and spends his free time doing dangerous things like this.

Last year he filmed himself trimming his hedges with a lawnmower on a stick, so this year he wanted to go one better and came up with the chainsaw plus rope idea.

In the three minute video Steve (a future Darwin Award winner if ever we saw one) can be seen launching the chainsaw and then swirling it around his head so that it trims his hedge.


A video featuring dozens of Asian carp jumping out of a river and bombarding a boat in the US, has become an online hit, unsurprisingly.

The 70-second clip shows a family travelling down the Spoon River in Illinois which is heavily populated by Asian carp. As they soon find out.

That's because -- as anyone who has ever been on YouTube will know -- Asian carp have a fear of boats, and are blessed with an amazing jumping ability.

So when a boat passes over them, the 5-10lb fish leap up to two metres from the water en mass. Something you can see for yourself if you just click play.


Something tells us this video clip will be cropping up in a fair few sporting 'What happen next?" quizzes over the next few years.

That's because when Alex Bogomolov Jnr threw his racquet to the ground in a fit of anger during a game at Wimbledon, it took a very unlikely bounce.

After hitting the ground, the tennis racket flew back up and above the shocked -looking 28-year-old from America.

It then continued to fly over the 10ft wall of Court 17 and disappeared from view until it was returned by an official... Yes, we are serious.


Travelling by hot air balloon must be one of the most tranquil ways to navigate the skies… normally. But not when Zane Whitmore does it.

That's because the 34-year-old from Portland was recently suspended from the bottom of a hot air balloon by four piercings on his back.

In a stunt which is said to have been two years in the making, Whitmore was suspended beneath a tethered hot air balloon which was then launched.

The balloon then traveled to a height of 10,800 feet during the 75-minute flight which will feature in an upcoming movie… not it's not the sequel to UP.


A traffic policeman in the Philippines has become a hit with locals, tourists and now the internet after starting to direct vehicles with dance moves.


Ramiro has become a cult figure on the streets of Pasay City where he can most often be found on the crossing of Edessa Street and Macapagal Street.

While the 54-year-old says his job is to keep traffic flowing, he also sees it as his duty to bring happiness to drivers and pedestrians.

And while his body-popping method of directing traffic is proving a hit on YouTube… there's no news on how many distracted drivers have crashed after seeing him.

275x250.jpg Most 16-year-olds would find it cringe-worthy enough to be waved off to school by their parents, but Rain Price knows a whole new level of embarrassment.

That's because his dad Dale has spent the past year waving to him in bizarre costumes including a bride, an evil clown and Harry Potter.

Since his lad became a high school freshman last June, Dale has each morning donned a new outfit and waved to his son as be boarded the school bus.

In total there have been 170 different costumes with highlights being Batgirl, the Little Mermaid and Princess Leia. Rain may use a word other than highlights.


275x250.jpg A US man who describes himself as an 'armchair astronomer' claims he's found a strange structure on the surface of the red planet after using the Google Mars.

Though more professional astronomers are yet to be convinced, David Martines has already dubbed his find "Bio-Station Alpha" and claims it's evidence of extraterrestrial life.

Martines says he was scanning Google Mars when he stumbled on the discovery which he says is a 700ft long and 150ft wide cylindrical structure.

Speaking on YouTube - where great astronomers release their findings - Martines said: "It could be a power station or it could be a biological containment or it could be a glorified garage — hope it's not a weapon."

275x250.jpgBritish intelligence bosses have hacked into a al-Qaeda website and replaced instructions on how to make bombs with a recipe for cupcakes.

The operation is understood to have been launched by MI6 and GCHQ after the website - which included a 67-page magazine download - was identified as a terrorist threat.

The magazine included an article on how to 'make a bomb in the Kitchen' detailing the construction of a pipe bomb using sugar, match heads and a miniature lightbulb.

Or it did until the culinary counter-strike which saw boffins replace the article with one published by the Ellen DeGeneres chat show detailing how to cook "The Best Cupcakes in America".

It's not known how al-Qaeda will respond to the cyber-warfare operation… but we've got a mean creamy caramel flan recipe waiting for them.

275x250.jpg Roland Bunce may not look like the typical male model, but thanks to an internet campaign he looks set to win a high profile modelling competition.

When he entered himself in the 'Make me the Next model 2011' contest being run by Next, the tubby 24-year-old didn't think he had a chance of winning.

But his entry has gained support from a number of high-profile internet sites and the computer science graduate from Belfast now looks set to take the prize.

This mean he could win £2,000, a professional photo-shoot and an introduction to modelling agency Storm. Click here to help make it happen.  mfvkvfm3663 

275x250.jpg If you frequently find yourselves craving ice cream while sailing, you could be in luck… because the world's first amphibious ice cream van today set sail on the River Thames.

The bizarre vessel - which has a top speed of five knots and chimes Rod Stewart's classic 'We Are Sailing' - has been fittingly been dubbed the 'HMS Flake 99'.

It was the brainchild of David Mounfield, a stand-up comedian from Brighton, who got to she his dream realised after winning an online competition.

This morning David captained the amphibious ice cream van along the famous London river, much to the surprise of commuters on the riverbank… though non seemed desperate enough for an ice cream to swim over to him.




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