Boy found $90G in eBay parcel

While Japanese dump workers waiting for their $55 Grands in gold the 16 years old boy from Norfolk, UK found $90 Grands in the box with PlayStation 2 gaming console he has ordered on eBay.

Two games in the parcel package were missing but I doubt the boy was really upset because instead of games there were EUR 65,400 in cash.

Police dept. of Norfolk will hold the cash till November 22, and if they will not find the owner they will return all the cash to boy’s family.

Hmm… It looks like Santa has started a little too early this year.

Object 825 GTS – Balaclava

Object 825 GTS Balaclava

After the WW2 Soviets have decided to strengthen their submarine fleet. Hundreds of submarines (diesel and later atomic) were in need for bases on the all USSR shores. So in the mid 50’s the construction of these bases have been started in the Severodvinsk (Arctic ocean), Vladivostok (Pacific) and Balaclava (Black Sea).

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You will die

Have you ever forgot about the inevitability of death? Have you?

Mr Johnes Watches: Remember, you will die

If you have, than you need this wristwatch from UK based manufacturer Mr Johnes Watches. The hour hand reads “remember” and the minute one – “you will die“.

Another cool feature of this pretty minimalistic wristwatch is its quantity – just one hundred of copies were made. Each copy has its serial number from 1 to 100 engraved on the back. And you can choose your lucky number. Of cause if you will be lucky enough to get one.

The price is quite democratic too – £79.99 or around $162. If you live outside European Union 17% VAT will be deducted.

Peng Shulin – the walking miracle

Peng Shulin

Peng Shulin survived disastrous truck crash in 1995. He lost his legs and a part of body. For twelve long years the doctors are fighting for his life. And now he can walk, with brand new hi-tech artificial legs.

Peng Shulin on his artificial legs

PSP3 ad in Ecuador

PSP3 Playstaition Portable 3 ad

PSP3 ad spotted in the Ecuador capital Quito. Large PSP3 sign probably referred to upcoming Sony Playstation 3 Portable mobile gaming console painted on the mountain slope in Quito – the world’s second highest capital.

It’s not the first time for Sony to use guerrilla marketing to promote their products but it’s pretty surprising to see $499 PSP3 ad in the country where average income is around $300.

Kalashnikov sleeps well

AK47

“I sleep well. It’s the politicians who are to blame for failing to come to an agreement and resorting to violence,” Michael Kalashnikov, the inventor of the World’s most famous assault rifle said on the 60’s Anniversary of the AK-47 production.

The weapon that has killed millions of people all over the world remains the most popular assault rifle today. It’s featured on the Mozambique national flag, in Russia there are songs about it. Various dictators buying it in thousands, like Hugo Chaves recently. Over a million illegal copies are produced every year in addition to hundred thousands produced in Russia.

Being easy to made and easy to maintain AK-47 and its successor AK-74 became the terrorists of all kinds most loved weapon.

89 oz. of gold found at Japanese dump

89 ounces of gold (2.5 kilograms) in four plates were found by the 66 year old worker at the construction wastes processing plant in Japanese city of Miyoshi, Asahi Shimbun reports. Gold plates worth a total of 6.7 million yen (or around US$55,000) were found among pieces of concrete that were received from the construction site for recycling.

The windfall was seized by the police as lost articles and will be returned to wastes processing plant if the plates are not claimed by the owner in six months.

All over the world wastes recycling is in the Top 10 of the most profitable business (excluding something illegal). But such discoveries make it a real goldmine. What can I say? Tony Soprano has made a bad choice of a place for business.

Moskvitch Car Museum

Moskvitch Car Museum - Moskvitch 412

Somewhere deep in the rural areas of Russia probably most weird car museum is showing its rusty exhibition just under the open sky. Without walls, floor and roof hundreds of Moskvitchs, Volgas and Chaikas are gathering dust making it looks more like a dump than a museum.

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