Entries from November 2006 ↓

Submit Your Christmas Lights

This site has people posting their Christmas decoration pictures from around the world. There are also voting for the “brightest” house, and comments detailing the number of lights and decorations. Pretty cool indeed.

Go to http://christmas.bronners.com

Indian Boy Eaten by Herd of Pigs

A three-year-old boy has been eaten alive by a neighbour’s herd of pigs on the outskirts of the Indian capital, Delhi, police say.

The boy, Ajay, strayed from the family home as his parents and other family members were having lunch.

When his mother went to look for him, she found the pigs chewing something and spotted bits of her son’s clothing.

She threw stones at the animals but they turned on her. Her screams alerted neighbours who came to her rescue.

Relatives in the village of Samaipur Badli in north-west Delhi told police the boy had been carrying bread, which might have led the animals to attack him.

A senior police official, Manish Aggarwal, said a local man who owned the pigs had been detained for causing death due to negligence.

“Three children were playing outside their house when the incident took place,” Mr Aggarwal told the BBC.

“The victim, Ajay, strayed from the area but his parents or relatives were not there to save him since they were having lunch inside their house.”

(Via BBC News)

Mercedes Knows If You’re Asleep

Ever fell asleep while you’re driving despite knowing the fact it’s way too dangerous but you can’t help feeling too tired at certain times?

Mercedes Benz has thrown some light into its thinking and processes as it develops a system that will detect when you’re in danger of falling asleep at the wheel.

Over the course of their investigations, the company’s team of engineers, cyberneticists, mathematicians, computer scientists and psychologists is testing out a variety of methods for detecting driver fatigue as soon as it sets in. One of these techniques is the eye-blink observation method: an infrared camera directed at the driver’s head permanently monitors the eye-blink frequency, enabling microsleep to be detected the instant the eyes stay closed for a certain period of time. A warning signal sounds in the car’s cockpit in response.

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(Via PistonHeads)

The Holiday (2006) Trailer

The HolidayAre you ready for ‘The Holiday’? No, not the holiday. ‘The Holiday’ is a romantic-comedy movie starring Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law and Jack Black. It will be released nationwide on December 8, 2006.

Iris (Kate Winslet) is in love with a man who is about to marry another woman. Across the globe, Amanda (Cameron Diaz) realizes the man she lives with has been unfaithful. Two women who have never met and live 6000 miles apart, find themselves in the exact same place. They meet online at a home exchange website and impulsively switch homes for the holiday. Iris moves into Amanda’s L.A. house in sunny California as Amanda arrives…

Watch the trailer

Crazy Driver

This guy drives to work like he’s on the video game.