World’s Most Intimidating Lawn Ornament

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In Wisconsin, an Oldsmobile Alero is more than meets the eye: he’s a 23-foot-tall red robot, and his name is Hardwire. The Transformer’s creator, George Edgren, says he wasn’t particularly involved with the franchise. “I liked them, but I wasn’t a huge massive fan or anything. It’s not like an ‘I needed to be there on opening night’ kind of deal,” he tells The Verge. But when a friend suggested that he make one of his own, he ultimately took up the challenge. Over the course of a month, he bolted together the giant robot that now stands in his driveway.” w/ photos

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Girl With 3 Legs To Have 2 Removed

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With three legs all to herself, a 22-month-old toddler from Panama will next month undergo a major surgery at Shriners Hospitals for Children Los Angeles to remove the two that don’t work. Ana Paula was born a conjoined twin, with not just three legs but three kidneys and potential reproductive issues. Her sister did not survive the procedure that separated them when they were roughly three weeks old. Their medical condition is so rare, in fact, that only a dozen survivable cases are reported each year, reports KTLA.” w/ photos

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Death Metal Band To Perform Inside A Soundproof, Airtight Box!

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Death metal band Unfathomable Ruination will be performing regularly outside the Gherkin in London throughout July and early August – but mercifully for those with sensitive ears, they will be doing so from inside a soundproof box. The unique performance art piece, Box Sized Die, by Portugese artist João Onofre, is part of the public exhibition Sculpture in the City. Each performance will see the London-based band enter a two-metre square, hermetically-sealed steel cube and play a self-described “intense and brutal” set until their oxygen runs out.” w/ photos

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New Technology That Could Cut Public Restroom Wait Times

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“It’s a simple yet elegant solution to the bane of concert, theater and sports event attendees everywhere. A light above each restroom stall glows green when the stall door is open and turns red when the door is locked, instantly showing which stalls are available. Allen Klevens, co-founder and CEO of Tooshlights, an L.A.-based startup, says that the technology could potentially cut wait times by up to 50 percent. It all gives new meaning to ‘green means go… Tooshlights can also collect data on restrooms’ usage rates: for example, a consistently green light in a sea of red may tip off the maintenance crew that a loo is out of order or needs to be cleaned. Plans also call for Tooshlights data to be integrated into a venue’s smartphone app, to show in real time which rest rooms have the most vacant stalls, potentially reducing wait times even further.” w/ photos

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Robot Valet To Park Cars At German Airport

Travelers at Duesseldorf airport in Germany can soon leave the job to a robot valet. An airport spokesman says the robot, nicknamed Ray, starts work Tuesday and can be booked using a smartphone app. Thomas Koetter says all travelers need to do is leave their car in a designated area and confirm it’s empty and ready to go. Then Ray or one of its cybernetic colleagues will take the car to one of 249 parking spaces reserved for robots.” w/ photos

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Casual Sex Is Good for You

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“A recent study conducted by researchers from NYU and Cornell dispels the popular notion that casual hookups — defined as sexual activity outside the context of a romantic relationship — will leave you with low self-esteem and depression. The research, published in the journal Social Psychology and Personality Science, involved a group of NYU students who kept a weekly diary over the course of 12 weeks documenting any and all adult snuggles — and the effect those instances had on their overall well-being. Sociosexually unrestricted students reported higher well-being after having casual sex compared to not having sex, the researchers found. Also, those who were sociosexually unrestricted reported lower stress and greater overall emotional health after casual sex.” w/ photos

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Russian Policewomen Getting Disciplined For Wearing Short Skirts

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“The Interior Ministry has launched a crackdown to combat the trend toward shrinking hemlines witnessed among Russia’s female police officers, Izvestia reported. The ministry imposed a ban against all uniform modifications in response to the growing number of shortened skirts worn by women, and the tendency of their male counterparts to hack off their shirt sleeves. In addition to modifications, police are now prohibited from mixing their uniforms with civilian clothing, and from wearing wrinkled items, Izvestia reported, citing a decree handed down by Deputy Interior Minister Sergei Gerasimov to all heads of departments. Gerasimov warned that such liberties taken with police uniforms only serve to undermine the authority of the Interior Ministry, and to discredit the police force as a whole.” w/ photos

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The Shower Bus?

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“From a distance, it looks like a food truck, but step inside and it’s clear, there’s no food here. It’s called a Lava Mae. Doniece Sandoval is the founder. She came up with the idea of converting old Muni buses into showers two years ago. ‘Each of our buses has two complete bathrooms with a shower, sink, toilet and changing room,’ said Sandoval. ‘It’s been in idea stage for so long, to actually see the result is unbelievable.’ The shower buses will run off city fire hydrants.” w/ photos + video

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Inside A Fetish Fitness Bootcamp

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Just like a normal bootcamp we begin with exercise but take it to another level as I add a twist of kink. At the beginning of the class the subs (submissives) are made to kneel before me while I collar them and ask them about their various misdemeanours. During the class I push their limits as I demand them to work harder. I make them kiss my boots while they perform push-ups, sit on their laps while they tricep dip, sit on them while they plank for core stability, and I smack their bottom with a paddle if the job isn’t up to my expectations and so on. It is fun, entertaining, and we are keeping fit.” w/ photos

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Student Gets Stuck In Giant Stone Vagina

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Firefighters had to be called in to deliver the man, head-first, to safety after his foot became trapped in the large marble sculpture at Tubingen University in Germany. The unnamed man is believed to have been dared to climb inside the sculpture, which sits outside the university’s institute for microbiology and virology. But his legs soon became wedged in the carving and, despite labouring to free himself, the experts had to be summoned.” w/ photos

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