Tuesday, November 6, 2007
This mountain valley holds many large emerald lakes, each of which drains into the next in spectacular series of waterfalls. The whole valley is heavily vegetated and is so inundated with water that it would be practically impassible if it weren't for the extensive network of wooden walkways built for the national park.
Eight-year-old twin boys Jared and Justin Serovich have come up with a solution to the terrifying schoolyard wedgie. A favorite of school bullies, a wedgie is when the underwear is pulled tight above the waist — momentarily torturing the victim in the groin region. The "Rip Away 1000" uses rigged boxers and fabric fasteners to hold together some seams.
"When the person tries to grab you — like the bully or the person tries to give you a wedgie — they just rip away," Justin said. The third graders came up with the idea after they were giving each other playground taunts and their mother's partner joked someone ought to invent wedgie-proof underwear. The project saw the boys to the finals of a central Ohio invention competition.
Problem: Dirty Face
Momspit (inspired by the original) is the universal no-rinse cleanser. It’s not a sanitizer and does not contain any alcohol. In fact, it’s gentle enough to use on your face. Momspit foams for easy application, eliminates dirt and grime, and leaves skin moisturized and yummy smelling. It’s the perfect thing to throw in your purse, place on your desk, or keep in your car. To use: Apply a small amount on hands or face and rub in completely. No rinse needed.
What a clever name for this product.
A German church steeple has knocked the leaning tower of Pisa from the Guinness Book of Records as the world's most lopsided building. The tower in the village of Suurhusen applied in June for the title and has now officially beaten the famous landmark in Pisa. Guinness Book of Records confirmed the award after officials measured it leaning at a 5.19 degree angle compared to only 3.97 degree angle at which the tower of Pisa leans.
The church was built in middle of the 13th century but a 90ft tower was added in 1450. The tower was built on wooden foundations and the combination of the oak wood foundations and wet soil has caused the tower to slowly lean to one side over the years. Several attempts to stop the tower from leaning any further have been made since 1982, and it was eventually stabilised in 1996. The church is still in use and also offers guided tours but church officials are appealing for donations to help maintain the building.