New Underpants-Stacking World Record

The 53-year-old, from Whitburn, South Tyneside, pulled on 302 pairs of slacks to grab back his title and set a new Guinness World Record. ‘I think I’m the first person to hold the record twice, probably because no one else is daft enough to do it twice,’ he said after his latest triumph. Mr Craig, dubbed Geordie Pantsman, shot to fame in 2010 when he pulled on a record-breaking 211 pairs of underpants, later auditioning for TV show Britain’s Got Talent. However he lost the record earlier this year to Janine Keblish of the US after she squeezed on a whopping 252 pairs.” w/ photo + video

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HDTV Sellers Inflate Advertised Screen Sizes?

“Just how big is that 40-inch TV? It could be smaller — much smaller — than 40 inches. TV sellers are misleading consumers into believing the actual ‘active’ screen is bigger than it really is, according to HD Guru’s own research. Deceived consumers think they’re getting a better buy, finding a bigger screen HDTV for less money than competing models. In 2008, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission issued guidelines to TV makers and sellers to ensure consumers aren’t deceived.” w/ photos

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Cinema Ninjas?

“Cinema-goers have often wished for a more effective deterrent against those annoying people who talk or answer their phone during a film. Now staff at London’s Prince Charles cinema – perhaps most famous for hosting occasional singalong screenings of films like The Sound of Music – have come up with the idea of employing ‘ninjas’ to stamp out audience members’ bad behavior during regular screenings. Volunteer Catherine Small is one of the team of unpaid ninjas who dress up in anonymous black body suits and monitor screenings at the cinema.” — InetExclusive

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Perpetual Motion Machines

“I’m calling bullshit. Only silly people think perpetual motion is possible. Study engineering and you’ll know why it’s not.” — SeewahB

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BBQ Donut Boat

Ever wished you and ten friends could sit under an umbrella and cook up a BBQ all while floating on a lake? Course you have, who hasn’t? Well, with the deliciously (if confusingly) named BBQ Donut Boat we’re excited to introduce one pretty fantastic floating food barge. Seating up to 10 people and featuring a specially installed BBQ grill, you can even correct your course between courses with the compact outboard engine. With loads of storage under the seats and the fully adjustable sun shade, you can take to the (not so) high seas for hours. The BBQ is a low smoke charcoal kettle grill, especially setup to ensure maximum safety and ease of use and the moulded table settings ensure your sausages and steaks won’t slide off.” w/ photos

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Top 9 Overlooked Technologies That Could Transform The World

“We live in an era of accelerating change. Technology is changing and innovating faster than most of us can keep up. And at the same time, it’s easy to get so caught up in shiny visions of the future, and not notice the astounding things that are happening in science and technology today. So the next time people ask you where the future went, tell them it’s already here. Here are nine underrated or overlooked technologies that could transform the world before you know it.” w/ photos

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