Biggest carp ever was caught

World biggest carpWorld Record Academy reported the biggest carp ever was caught in Thailand. Fisherman Kik from the local travel company Jean-Francois Helias’ Fishing Adventures has caught the 265 pounds (120kg) sweet-water fish on a specially developed rod in the Bung Sam Lan lake.

Siamese Giant Carp is one of the biggest sweet-water fish in the world along with Mekong Catfish and Beluga (river salmon). But Beluga fishing is strictly prohibited this days.

Some times salt-water big fish could be caught in the river. Like those shark in St. Petersburg.

Sunrise and sunset times

Have you ever wonder when the sun is rising in Sacramento, CA or what the best time to shoot sunset tomorrow in Puerto-Alegre, Brazil?

Gwenerate sunrise and sunset times table

Photodoto.com knows the answer. They have set up a useful applet on their page, so it’s really easy now to know the sunrise and sunset time in any city of the world. Just point on any place on the map, or use the search box and you’ll get the right times for this area for today and all next month.

The map is powered by Google, so the navigation is the same as in Google Earth. Also you can choose your local timezone and get the sunrise/sunset table in your local time.

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.