Where’s Waldo Back Tattoo

One Where’s Waldo fan will always be able to find his favorite stripy-shirted children’s character – after having him tattooed on his back. Music producer John Mosley, 22, sat patiently for 24 hours while tattooist Rytch Soddy created a scene featuring150 characters and Waldo hiding among them. The artwork was created in s studio in Norwich and raised $2,881 for charity. Mr Mosley decided on the intrepid explorer due to his happy childhood memories of looking at Where’s Waldo books which feature pictures of the character hidden in unusual settings. The finished tattoo also shows a view of Norwich with the city’s castle and two cathedrals in the background. Mr Mosley said: ‘It will be a talking point for years to come. People will able to look at my back and have fun searching around for Waldo.” w/ photos

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Top 10 Most Overused Songs In Movie History

“Talking to BFI a few years ago, Martin Scorsese said (and this is worth quoting at length): “It’s very easy for the music to become a kind of security blanket, for the filmmakers and then for the audience. It’s bad enough when it’s used for nostalgic purposes, or when it’s used to place a scene in time, but there’s nothing worse than when music is used to tell the audience what they should be feeling. Unfortunately, it happens all the time.” Music in movies can be great, but not when the songs become punch lines beaten into a tasteless pulp through years of overuse. It’s not that the songs on this list are bad — many of them are still very good — but they’ve long since ceased being funny or serious or in any way meaningful in movies. Classical music’s no exception, either. These melodies have become crutches, and they’ve turned into a kind of easy shorthand for filmmakers. It’s time to retire them.” w/ photos

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Cheeky Little Octopus

A small octopus called Squirt is making a big splash at an aquarium in Dorset. The common octopus at Weymouth Sea Life Park got his name because he gives everyone who passes his tank a soaking. Like all octopuses he draws water into his body to absorb the oxygen from it and then passes it out again through special tubes alongside his beak. Curator Derek Scales explained: “Squirt’s a really inquisitive character and soon learned to lift the top part of his body above the water in his tank to take a look around. “Then he realized that if he breathed out while he was doing that he could fire a stream of water like a hose. “He probably fired at one of our team accidentally at first, but having got a reaction he started doing it fairly regularly. “For the past month he’s been squirting anyone who passes his tank.” Aquarist Greg Casten, who spends more time than anyone else amongst the tanks where Squirt is housed, has been drenched more times than he can count.” w/ photos

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Flare Surfing

“Bonus round of the Red Bull Minor Threat as Bruce breaks out the stops and flares up in Indo.” — redbull

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Coffee Prepared At 20,000ft

A team from Lithuania have set a new world record by preparing a cup of coffee in a air balloon flying at more than 20,000 feet high. Nidas Kiuberis, Grazvydas Vilcinskas and Vytautas Samarinas had to don protective clothing and oxygen masks before reaching the impressive height. Once there – with a temperature of around -20C – they used a special Aeropress coffee maker to push hot water through the filter and produce a quality cup of coffee. Coffee expert Kiuberis then took off his oxygen mask and quickly tasted it before putting the mask back on. He said the brew was “as tasty as on earth” not better “as tasty” — so worth flying to 20,000ft then?” w/ photos

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