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STAY SAFE AT HALLOWEEN KIDS, BEWARE THE GOBLIN INFUSED M&M’S

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Posted by abeodbart October 31, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Clearly this very serious issue needs all our attention: We need to get active and protect the children, ward away demons and find a more effective way to represent sarcasm in text format.

EIGHTH SEVERED FOOT WASHES UP ON CANADA’S PACIFIC COAST

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Posted by abeodbart October 31, 2009 at 12:38 pm

The foot, in a size 8.5 white Nike running shoe, was discovered on Tuesday by two men walking on a beach in a suburb of Vancouver, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement.
The British Columbia coroners’ office is conducting a forensic autopsy and other tests to try to match it to missing persons, police said.

Seven feet were previously found along the rugged coast of British Columbia province and the neighbouring US state of Washington, including one later determined to have belonged to a missing man who was depressed. The other feet discovered include a female pair, a male pair and a male right foot.
DNA testing has not yet determined the identities of the others, said police.

Scientists say the feet could have drifted dozens or thousands of miles because human body parts can remain intact in water for years when protected by shoes or sturdy clothing.

“There has been no evidence to date to support foul play in relation to these discoveries and it appears that all remains separated from the body, disarticulated, through a natural process,” police said.

Telegraph

BOTTLE BANK ARCADE: SMALL REWARDS CHANGE OUR BEHAVIOUR

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Posted by abeodbart October 31, 2009 at 12:14 pm

This site is dedicated to the thought that something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change people’s behaviour for the better. Be it for yourself, for the environment, or for something entirely different, the only thing that matters is that it’s change for the better.

The above example is the third in a series of 3 current ideas that show how small and engaging rewards can be used to change peoples behaviour.

The Fun Theory

RADIOLOGIST TURNS SCANS INTO ART

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Posted by abeodbart October 31, 2009 at 11:44 am

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A radiologist has turned scans of his patients’ hearts, teeth and other body parts into works of art.

Kai-hung Fung maps various organs using 3D computed tomography (CT) scans.

After feeding the data into a computer, he adds colour to his works using a method he invented called the ‘rainbow technique’. But he makes no other alterations, preferring a pure picture of what body parts really look like.

He said: “The pictures I create are generated directly from the medical 3D workstation, representing what I see on it. I do not use software such as Adobe Photoshop to further change the image.

“My aim is to preserve the direct relationship between the data and the artwork.

“It is a true integration of art, science and technology and can be studied both scientifically and enjoyed as a visual art.

“The imagery is packed with information. Each line or point represents specific anatomical structures in the body in normal or diseased state. It creates an unusual perspective.”

Since he started producing his works at Pamela Youde Nethersole Easter Hospital in Hong Kong they have been shown in galleries across the world.

Proceeds from sales of his pieces are donated to charity.

Telegraph (thanks, KirstyJ)

FRIDAY FUN: FUNNY LOOKING VEGETABLE

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Posted by abeodbart October 30, 2009 at 6:04 pm

Well normally it’s a face or rude looking vegetable but this just takes the biscuit:

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Grace
I came to see the Infamous tour in Southampton (April 11). Derren is my biggest hero, and I found myself incredibly lucky enough to be up on stage with him. Derren was as genuine and charming as I'd always hoped (which proved a contrast to my nervous and shaky demeanour). He is a brilliant showman and an all-round pleasure to watch. The show was sensationally mind-blowing - I'll be sure that I never miss another. Thank you Derren, for everything that you do. Sorry I was so shaky! Grace
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Derren Brown, For my daughter's birthday gift in November of 2013, I gave her a ticket to your show. For Christmas, I gave her a round trip ticket to London from Pensacola, Florida, our home. On my birthday, I flew from the Middle East, where I'm teaching English, to join her. On the 25th of March, you gave us your best. It was the highlight of our First English Spring Tour. No matter how far apart we are in the world or mindset, we both agree...we have no idea how you do it! And we like it that way.
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