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Archive for Wild and Wacky
Someone has come up with another new way to lose weight: the “Miracle Patch.” Although before we get too far into this here’s how it works, you stitch the patch onto your tongue and it prevents you from eating solid food.
It started in Venezuela, but now one doctor has brought it to North America and promises quick results – of course it also means if you actually try and eat anything solid while the patch is on there, you’re going to feel extreme pain.
And if that’s not enough to kind of scare people away, the side effects might. Along with pain there’s difficulty speaking and trouble sleeping, oh plus you can only wear it for a month at most since it has the potential to actually grow into the tongue.
You can check out more (including pictures so fair warning) here.
There’s nothing like the feeling you get when you benefit from, or cause, a random act of kindness right?
Well in New Hampshire there is a group of people looking after each other when it comes to parking meters. They call it Robin Hooding in Keene and they claim to be fighting the “violent monopoly” the city has going on with their meters and how quickly enforcement officers swoop in to issue tickets. So this group quickly throw money into the meters to stop tickets from being handed out.
However, the city of Keene isn’t having any of it and is now trying to sue the group to stop the actions. The city claims the problem is these “Robin Hooders” (as they’re known) are following around enforcement officers and in the city’s words, taunting, interfering, harassing and intimidating them. The group says all they are doing is recording and uploading videos of their actions.
The problems of the beautiful. For Laura Fernee her looks cause her all kinds of hassles, the biggest being that she can’t find a job.
Fernee has a PhD and says, ”I’m not lazy and I’m no bimbo. The truth is my good looks have caused massive problems for me when it comes to employment, so I’ve made the decision that employment just isn’t for me at the moment. It’s not my fault…I can’t help the way I look. In the end, as much as I loved my work, going in to work became very, very difficult because of the psychological impact on me. I know people will judge me for choosing not to work but they are underestimating just what a curse good looks can be in the workplace. Everyone thinks it must be great to be attractive but there are serious downsides. Male colleagues were only interested in me for how I looked. I wanted them to recognize my achievements and my professionalism but all they saw was my face and body. Even when I was in a laboratory in scrubs with no make-up they still came on to me because of my natural attractiveness. There was nothing I could do to stop it.”
You can read more here.
So you’d figure after all this time we just couldn’t find another thing to add to underwear, but French underwear company Le Slip Francais is trying to raise money for their latest idea: perfumed underwear. For men.
And if you’re thinking WTF!? Then check this out, they’ve already raised almost $25,000 from investors who think the idea of sweet smelling underwear for men is a great idea! Basically they are building little capsules into the fabric so that as the guy moves around a scent will be released which will last up to about 30 washes. As for the smell, they’re not quite as specific there except to say it’s quite a masculine perfume based on musk and pears.
Although if you’re thinking it’s a good idea you might want to jump on board, since the company is trying to sweeten the deal saying that supporters will get a lot of perks for backing the project – everything from key rings to the chance to become the face of the brand.
Pearl Cantrell is a 105 year old woman from Texas and she credits her long life to one thing: bacon.
She said she worked hard, had a big family with seven kids and has loved life, but when it comes to how she made it to 105 she really says it’s because she eats bacon every day. The best part is Pearl is still going strong too, since she really believes you’re only as old as you feel. That’s why her 105th birthday party was a three-day affair with more than 200 people hanging out – and there was plenty of bacon thanks to Oscar Mayer. When they found out about Pearl and her bacon love they sent their Wienermobile to make a bacon delivery to Cantrell’s home, and then drove her all around Texas.
Have they gone too far? Jones Soda Company has flavoured soda pop that tastes like Canada’s symbolic holy trinity of ingredients — fries, gravy and cheese curds.
This limited-edition flavour is brought to you by Seattle’s pop stars largely known for their root beer, cream sodas and lemonades.
Available in select cities across Canada and especially in Quebec, where poutine was invented.