Thursday, September 27, 2007

One Big Baby

I ran across this story on the "A Russian woman has given birth to a baby weighing 7.75kg (17.5lbs), more than twice the average newborn weight. The "little" girl, Nadia, was delivered by Caesarean section at a hospital in the Altai region of Siberia, joining eight sisters and three brothers.
"We were all simply in shock," reports quoted Nadia's mother, Tatyana Barabanova, 43, as saying.
"What did the father say? He couldn't say a thing - he just stood there blinking," she said...Among the heaviest babies recorded are a 10.2kg (22.5lb) boy born in Italy in 1955, and a 10.8kg (23.8lb) boy born in the US in 1879 but who died 11 hours later."

Good grief! That's 17.5 pounds!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Amazing Lego Art

I ran into these pieces of amazing Lego art on They are all done by Nathan Sawaya. He called himself a brick artist. If you liked these, then you can see more at his web site.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Story about surgery gone wrong - but the interviewer can't stop laughing!

I ran into this clip on a blog devoted to Funny Doctor & Nurse Videos. You can view the clip here. The interviewer can't stop himself from laughing every time the male guest speaks with a high pitch voice. The looks from the 2 guests are priceless. Many thanks to KenBurgin for the clip.

Ideal Home For An Aspiring James Bond Villain

I ran across this story while on A missile base "is the ideal home for an aspiring James Bond villain, or an anxious survivalist seeking a refuge that can withstand an atomic bomb. A former US intercontinental ballistic missile base - with a network of underground tunnels and silos, but no nuclear warheads - is on sale on eBay for $1.5m. Located in a remote corner of Washington state and still ringed by its original barbed-wire-topped fence, the 56-acre site is being marketed as a "gorgeous" property and potential resort.
Bari Hotchkiss bought the former base 10 years ago from owners who obtained the property in the 1970s, after the US government deemed obsolete the Titan missiles it was built to launch... Mr Hotchkiss says there are 18 former Titan bases, most of which were sold off.
But his base, he says, is one of the best preserved.
"Most of those former bases are much much smaller, and most all of them have water problems with water leaking in them. So they're filled with water or so wet there is terrible rust, and ours is dry. Portions of our missile base look like it's built last year," he said.
Much of the Cold War era technology was stripped from the site by the military, and to make much of the underground network useable would require several million dollars...

A number of other former US missile bases are also on the market.
The website describes the buildings as "castles of the 20th century". "

Here is the actual e-bay listing with descriptions and pictures. So far, there are no bids. If you're interested, then you need to know the property will be re-listed until sold, leased or a joint venture deal [is] signed." Seller will take a down payment of $300,000 on the $1.5 million sale price.

Monday, September 24, 2007

TV Memories...

I am a big fan of Uncle Barky is a television reviewer that I always enjoyed reading in the Dallas Morning News. He was laid off and now works for no one but his web site readers. He just posted some videos of how the Networks sold their new television seasons. They should bring back some good (hopefully) memories. Drop by Uncle Barky and let him know that Texas_JAM sent you... Make sure to click his ads as we want him to continue.

Dalas, Dukes of Hazard, Rocky, MASH, Incredible Hulk, Jeffersons, All In The Family, Wonder Woman, Hawaii Five-O, Alice, WKRP... Look for some old time movie stars

Dynasty, Monlighting (young Bruce Willis), Fall Guy, Who's The Boss, Love Boat, Hotel, Webster... (check out the remote control used in the ad)

Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, Cosby, Empty Nest, 227, Golden Girls, Hunter, Alf, Night Court...
Jamie Foxx, Katie Holmes, Shannen Doherty...

This ran only once on Sept 10, 2001 due to the tragedy of 9/11.
Friends, ER, Frasier, Law & Order, Wiil & Grace...

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Turning Traffic Lights Green

Have you been stuck at a red light for what seems like "forever"? Well, I sure have. I ran across a "fun stuff" post from minib. Minib has a video of a guy teaching motorcycle drivers how to prep their bikes to get the traffic light to change green. It is extremely original and it works! You can see the video here.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Cool Widget

Now I am no expert blogger like Debo Hobo. But she found one cool widget. It's an awesome world clock that has a number of features. See the World Clock in action for yourself here. Debo Hobo calls it "the coolest thing since perhaps sliced bread." I totally agree with her. While you're there, let her know Texas_JAM sent you. Thanks

Egg Art

I discovered these amazing pictures of egg art. The eggs have been stacked into amazing shapes. I found these pictures here. The pictures were taken at an exhibit in China.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

October 12th

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahma(Nut Job)

According to the Islamic Republic News Agency, Iranian government spokesman Gholam-Hossein Elham said ",Supporters of the Zionist regime[Israel] will receive their response during the world Qods Day's rallies." He said this Wednesday (Sep 19th). "Qods Day is held each year on the last Friday of Muslims fasting month of Ramadan after it was nominated by the late Founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, as a day to voice the protest of the Islamic Ummah against the Zionists.
The day falls on October 12 this year.
"The US loses all opportunities to cooperate with regional and other world states by trying to support a regime (the Zionist regime) which is now at its weakest political and social position," Elham said.
He warned that Washington's insistence on its wrong policies and arrogant approaches would have no result "but further political disgrace" for itself.
Referring to the approaching World Qods Day, the spokesman stressed, "Supporters of the Zionist regime will definitely receive the final response for their support on that day." "

So what will be this Final Response?

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Rabbi Reveals Name of the Messiah

Found this gem of a story courtesy of ALa71's blog Blonde Sagacity.

"Shortly before he died, one of Israel's most prominent rabbis wrote the name of the Messiah on a small note which he requested would remain sealed until now. When the note was opened, it revealed what many have known for centuries: Yehoshua, or Yeshua (Jesus), is the Messiah....

He also mentioned that the Messiah would appear to Israel after Ariel Sharon’s death. (The former prime minister is still in a coma after suffering a massive stroke more than a year ago.)"

For the rest of the story please read the article.

It's one amazing story.

US family tries life without toilet paper

According to the BBC, the Beaven family from Manhattan are living life with out toilet paper and other amenities. The wife and daughter are following along with the husband's wish to live as naturally as possible. And of course a future book is planned. Found out for yourself the further details.

Not Dead Yet!

Carlos Camejo, a Venezuelan man who had been declared dead but woke up in the morgue in excruciating pain after medical examiners began their autopsy, poses for the camera in La Victoria September 17, 2007. Camejo, 33, was declared dead after a highway accident and taken to the morgue, where examiners began an autopsy only to realize something was amiss when he started bleeding. They quickly sought to stitch up the incision on his face. (Reuters)

'Dead' Man Wakes Up Under Autopsy Knife
"A Venezuelan man who had been declared dead woke up in the morgue in excruciating pain after medical examiners began their autopsy.
Carlos Camejo, 33, was declared dead after a highway accident and taken to the morgue, where examiners began an autopsy only to realize something was amiss when he started bleeding. They quickly sought to stitch up the incision on his face.
"I woke up because the pain was unbearable," Camejo said, according to a report on Friday in leading local newspaper El Universal.
His grieving wife turned up at the morgue to identify her husband's body only to find him moved into a corridor -- and alive.
Reuters could not immediately reach hospital officials to confirm the events. But Camejo showed the newspaper his facial scar and a document ordering the autopsy."
What an amazing story! Imagine the shock of the coroner... And his wife just road a roller coaster of emotions. Thank goodness she ended up on the high. Grabbed this story from It is a Reuters story.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

They just want to drive...

Saudi women rely on relatives or chauffeurs to drive them around

I read this story from the BBC.
"A group of women in Saudi Arabia is for the first time to lobby the kingdom's government for the right to drive cars....Correspondents say the demand is likely to be rejected, as conservatives argue if women are allowed to drive, they will be able to mix freely with men....The issue of women driving has recently become the subject of public debate...Two years ago, a member of the Consultative Council sparked a heated debate when he pointed out there was nothing under Islamic law or the constitution that justified the ban, and that the council ought to discuss ways of lifting it.
Mohammed al-Zulfa's comments later prompted the Saudi interior minister to dismiss calls for the ban to be lifted, saying the country had other priorities.
The current driving ban applies to all women in Saudi Arabia, whatever their nationality. It was originally unofficial, but became law after an incident in 1990, when 47 women challenged the authorities by taking their families' cars out for a drive.
After strong criticism from the Saudi religious authorities, the women were jailed for one day, their passports confiscated and many lost their jobs... A founding member of the Committee of Demanders of Women's Right to Drive Cars, Fawzia al-Oyouni, said",This is a right that has been delayed for too long." "
So what do you think? It's time for parts of the world to move past the Middle Ages.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Amazing street art

I found these amazing pictures of street art at the RedJellyFish website. If you found these pics amazing like I did, then you can view more. All pictures were drawn on flat surfaces. Now that is what I call talent.

Does he get prison time for this?

So OJ was arrested over the weekend in Las Vegas for a armed robbery. According to Foxnews, his victim recorded the audio of what happened while it occurred. You can actually hear the recording for yourself. He was "was booked Sunday night on two counts of robbery with a deadly weapon, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and conspiracy to commit a crime and burglary with a firearm..." He could face up to 30 years in state prison on each robbery count; I don't think he will. The story even made the BBC.

I firmly believe he murdered both Ron Goldman and his ex-wife Nicole. He is a wife (woman) beater, and this is the lowest form of life. And some thought OJ was looking for the real killer(s). Didn't realize he thought they were in a Las Vegas hotel room. Too bad he just found himself.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Dancing hot dogs...

I am not kidding with this headline. Word of caution - there is music for the dancing hot dogs. I don't want anyone getting in trouble at work when the music hits your speakers. Take a look for yourself...

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Hand Paintings

I ran into these cool pictures on Rider87's WorldSnooper blog. These are just amazing. The detail is extremely well done. Rider87 says you can get more of these photos at Bored Night. Swing by both sites to see more amazing photos of the hand paintings.

World's smallest 4-seater car

Toyota unveiled "world's smallest four-seater micro-car" at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The Daily Mail reports that "the 'IQ' prototype is just 9ft 9 inches long - about three inches shorter than the original Mini - and is expected in showrooms within two years. It has enough room for three adults and a small child, but a sliding seat arrangement means it can be driven as a two seater with added boot space."

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

September 11, 2001

Photo Taken By: Thomas E. Franklin

Title for New Indiana Jones Movie...

Lucasfims has confirmed the title of the new Indiana Jones movie. The name will be "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." Co-star Shia LaBeouf made the announcement during the recent MTV VMA show. However, the fun at the show (Britney's performance, Pamela Anderson's ex-husbands fighting) drowned out the announcement.

Monday, September 10, 2007

They called him "The Streaker"

I ran across this story today...

"OAKLAND, Calif. — A carpenter caught hammering nails and sawing wood (insert your own joke here) in the nude has been found by a judge to be not guilty of indecent exposure.
Alameda County Superior Court Judge Julie Conger ruled Thursday that although Percy Honniball of Oakland was naked, he was not acting lewdly or seeking sexual gratification.
Honniball, 51, was arrested last year after he was spotted building cabinets in the buff at a home where he had been hired to work.
The carpenter has said he likes to work in the nude because it's more comfortable and it helps him keep his clothes clean.
Honniball earned two years' probation in 2003 after being caught three times working naked in Berkeley, which prohibits public nudity. Oakland does not have a similar ban."

So what would this judge consider as being indecent exposure? Hello!

Hilarious Political Music Parody - "We Hate The USA"

You should be able to recognize a few of the fake political voices in this funny parody. It is work from the famous Paul Shanklin.

Here's a link to the song...

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

A big oops... (II)

In a previous post, I alerted my readers to a problem that the BBC reported. Well, this problem has reared its ugly head in the US. According to the Washington Post, Susan Levine reports that "Tens of thousands of condoms provided free by the District to curb HIV-AIDS have been returned to the health department because of complaints that their paper packaging is easily damaged and could render the condoms ineffective.
Demand at two distribution sites in Southeast set up by nonprofit groups plummeted more than 80 percent after the condoms...were introduced this year. More than 2,000 packets a week were scooped up in mid-March, but by late May, only 400 were being given away each week.

Volunteers concerned about why interest had dropped began asking people who had picked up the condoms. They were told about packets ripping in purses or bursting open in pockets. As a result, recipients said they had little confidence that the condoms would offer protection.
In addition, expiration dates on some of the Chinese-made condoms were illegible."

Looks like another recall for products made in China... No problem of lead paint here though...