Man Wants Rehab Due To Soda Addiction

Darren Jones wants to check himself into rehab – to cure a bizarre addiction to Diet Cola. Darren, 38, knocks back 42 litres of the drink every week. Now the 35 stone father of two is vowing to get treatment for his $129 a week habit to get fit again and save his relationship with 33-year old mother of two Paula Mullen. Darren, of Stockport, Greater Manchester, said: “I believe what I have is an actual addiction and I start to worry if I’m getting near the end of the bottle. “If I can’t get in touch with Paula to get me some more I start to panic – it’s like a drug or alcohol addiction. “I called up Diet Coke to ask them if it’s addictive and what I should do and she recommended putting water in it to dilute it, but it would taste horrid and I don’t think it would help.” w/ photos + video

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Slingshot Zombiehammer

“A powerful slingshot is a very good choice, as earlier tests clearly proved. But then again, a close quarter weapon may even be nore important – most of the Zombie killings in the show have been done with clubs, rocks, machetes, even with a screwdriver. So a combo weapon is our answer to the challenge. A 15cm steel spike, sharp and hardened, in combination with a blunt “smasher” side made from a large steel ball, plus a slingshot on the handle side! A spike is the easiest way to destroy a Zombie brain. But what if it gets stuck, and more ghouls are approaching? Therefore, a skull ejector lever has been added. A simple pull, and the spike comes free, ready to make the next ‘dead thing deader’. The weapon is tested agains some vegetables and melons, plus thick particle boards.” — JS

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How To Make A Giant Snow Roof Ramp

“This is the Giant Snow Ramp version 2. Since last year where I live we got record snowfalls so we had tons of snow to work with and was able to build up a ramp purely out of snow. So this year I’m not expecting to have that much snow so to continue to ski off my roof I decided that I would build most of the ramp out of wood and build a frame. Although this version of the Giant Snow Ramp isn’t free it does take away lots of the labor involved with piling up two tons of snow. Don’t be dumb and use common sense your going to be skiing off a roof.” w/ photos

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Old Age Suit System?

“This suit was designed to provide insight into the physical effects of aging. The various components simulate the changes that occur naturally as we age. Put on this suit and you feel increased fatigue, reduced flexibility in joints and muscles, spinal compression, and difficulty with vision and balance. Altogether, AGNES is more than just a suit. It is a calibrated method developed and constructed by exercise physiologists, engineers, and designers. As demographics shift, we need to fully understand the needs of an aging population to design a future that is accessible and engaging for people of every age. AGNES is better way to see how a product, service, or environment is used and navigated by an older adult because it allows us to experience it for ourselves. AGNES is one tool that we use at the AgeLab to study and improve life tomorrow.” — MITAgeLab

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331,038 Synchronised Lights

“331-038 xmas lights synchronized to rockin’ xmas tune! The Guinness World Record for the most lights on a residential property. Sensational experience at Tennyson st Canberra in December 2011. Good on The Richards for creating & sharing this and at the same time fundraising for Sidskids.” — Wollemiwanderer

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