Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Singing man, aquaplanes and flips car (caught on inside camera)

I was traveling from Indianapolis to Whitewater, WI for a practice weekend with Machine Ultimate. I was going 70mph (speed limit) on I65 north. I travel the 3-4 hours by myself every time and use singing as a way to pass time, and critique it later. At this point I was practicing a nasal type voice on a Casting Crowns song when the crash happened. I was watching the road and saw nothing that caused me to worry. Simply hydroplaned in a heavy rain. My car slid sideways, and then was completely backwards by the time I slid off the road and went down a small hill. I hit a mile marker sign (230) on my way off the road. Here are two of the most amazing parts: I sustained NO injuries. Not even a scratch. And my car took NO mechanical damage and is completely driveable. Only body damage.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Making Basswood Pliers with David Warther

David Warther, son of the world's renown master carver Ernest "Mooney" Warther, shows us how to carve (in 10 cuts!) the infamous pliers they give away to all the visiting children to the Warther Museum.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Playing vinyl albums with an Aussie dollar note!

We heard that the new pound note can do this trick... well, the Aussie dollar has been the vinyl-playing currency of choice since 1988!

The new $5 note brings up the sweet sounds of BRIT'S BLUES (1958) by Red Norvo and his orchestra (composed by Elmer Bernstein) beautifully, as demonstrated by NFSA Education Manager Cris Kennedy

Friday, 21 October 2016

Korean chemical plant explosion

Korean chemical plant explosion

First Look at Nintendo Switch

Introducing Nintendo Switch! In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system to enable unprecedented new video game play styles.

Son confronts Zenith Staybrite Ltd salesman who charged his dementia-suffering mum £6,000 for doors ‘she didn’t need’

A son has accused a double-glazing company of 'preying on the elderly' after he discovered his vulnerable mum had been sold two doors for nearly £6,000 when all she needed was a £50 handle.

Dominic MacMahon claimed double-glazing company Zenith Staybrite Ltd had taken advantage of his 81-year-old mother Dr Heather Collins.

Dr Collins was cold-called by the the company on Monday evening and told the rep the handle on her front door was loose and needed fixing.

The following day a salesman arrived and spent about two-and-a-half hours with the widow, who gets confused about what day of the week it is and needs the support of three part time carers so she can live independently.