Stuntman Balances Himself On A Nail

Xin entertained the crowds when he balanced on his head on the end on a spike. Putting his hands out to the side, he balanced all his 66kg (10st 7lb) body weight, putting intense pressure on his skull. The 47-year-old has practiced the stunt for more than 20 years. He can hold the pose on top of the spike for more than ten seconds – impressive, seeing as most people would struggle to keep their balance doing a floor head-stand. After the stunt, Li Xin leaned forward to show off a small but definite indent on the top of his head.” w/ photos

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Toy Cars Used To Create Paintings

An artist has been dubbed ‘Pic-cars-so’ after using toy cars covered in paint to create amazing artworks. 28-year-old Ian Cook from Birmingham drives the toys across the canvas, spreading the paint to produce motoring-focused images. While Cook has a degree in fine art, he says wanted to find a way of combining his love for painting with that of motor sport. And the bizarre idea came to him after being given a radio controlled car as a Christmas present and told not to get paint on it.” w/ photos

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Purple Bouce Bike

“Peter William Wagner bounces across the fairgrounds at Maker Faire Bay Area 2011, delighting everyone whose path he crosses. The big purple eccentric-axeled bike has two inflated all-terrain wheels that can also function as flotation for the aquatic parts of the annual Kinetic Grand Championship in and around Arcada, California, where this ‘whim-cycle’ has appeared for the last six years. Even Peter’s baby granddaughter enjoys the ride.” — MakerFaireVideo

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Man Crashes Car Into DWI Checkpoint

It is not considered turning yourself in if you’re drinking and driving and you slam your car into the state’s mobile Breath Alcohol Testing lab at a DWI checkpoint, said Maj. Kevin Yarborough of the Newton Police Department. That may come as a shock to Douglas Shane Southard, 21, of Hickory, who is accused of doing just that early morning at the intersection of US 321 Business and West Ninth St. The lab, known as the BAT Mobile, had been stationed at the checkpoint since midnight. By about 2:45 a.m. the Newton, Hickory and Conover Police Departments, along with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office, Alcohol Law Enforcement and State Highway Patrol were beginning to break down the checkpoint. “The patrol car parked behind that BAT Mobile had been moved,” Yarborough said. About eight people – including a magistrate, several officers and two suspects caught by the checkpoint – were still inside the mobile lab when Southard slammed his red 1989 Chevrolet Camaro into the back of the bus.” w/ photo

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