Crocodile Gets A Bikini Wax?

This looks like a job you could really get your teeth into. Staff at a salon Down Under have given a particularly scaly customer a ‘bikini wax’ and full body exfoliation. In a bizarre bid to show off their skills to potential new customers, they plucked and pedicured a crocodile. And just in case you’re wondering whether reptiles have hair, there’s some on the waxing strip to ‘prove’ it. The saltwater beast was borrowed from a crocodile research center in Darwin, in Australia’s Northern Territory, especially for the stunt. And when it left, it was like a new lady – ready for the rough and tumble of a crocodile mating season.” w/ photos

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The Dragon Gate

“A common technique employed throughout the construction of the estate, including the gate, is the use of curves. The silver dragon is composed of perfectly curved stainless steel and glass-blown eyes. The wings display a metallic mesh and the rings at the dragon’s sides are individually hand-forged to look like chain mail, adding a different texture to the piece. In addition, the dragon gate’s reflective nature causes it to highlight and mimic the colors of its surroundings, providing more variations in shade and tone. Despite using one element, the dragon is layered and has a complex surface and varied appearance.” w/ photos

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World’s First Mobile Phone

“Found by a researcher in the Pathe vaults, this clip from 1922 shows that 90 years ago, mobile phone technology and music on the move was not only being thought of but being trialled… We believe this clip was shot in New York.” — britishpathe

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World’s Smallest Food Truck?

“You might be forgiven if you haven’t noticed the ‘truck’ yet. Despite being thoroughly wrapped in Verts Kebap branding stuff, it’s a bit on the wee side, vehicle wise. In fact, it is one of those Smart car thingies, like the ones scooting all over town as part of the car2go outfit. But while the vehicle may be tiny, the Germans’ plans for it are huge. “The interior has been built by a company in Germany called, Frenzel,” said Heyne. “They usually build custom-made busses for soccer teams, luxury busses, this type (of thing). We got them excited about the idea to build something small.” What was once the passenger seat is now the home of a power system that uses two truck batteries. It keeps a refrigerator and a food warmer operating in the back of the vehicle. With the hatch up, an operator can slide out the food container assembly, screw four metal legs into a metal table top, erect a canopy made from a frame employed by tailgaters at football games, and start taking orders. The result is a vehicle ideally suited for the hit and run tactics of a sort of guerilla food business competition in an industry dominated by the typical fleet of stationary big trailers.” w/ photo + video

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Top 10 Laughable Movie Accents Of All Time

“Admittedly, mastering an accent in a few short months is a difficult task, and one that should be lauded for those who succeed. But, in many cases, the outcome is pretty brutal, resulting in the bastardization of not only the character, but the entire movie. For whatever reason, some reputable actors either don’t even try, or just aren’t the best at their craft despite their reputations. The following who’s who of Hollywood stars have appeared in numerous hits, including some with which they’d be better off disassociating themselves.” w/ photos

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