Plumber Pranks Brother By Tapping Beer Through Every Faucet Of His House

For you beer lovers, you probably would want nothing more than to to continually pump beer through the pipes in your home. Sounds nice…for a minute…in theory. Well, some pranksters in New Zealand did just that to one of their friends, and it was awesome, authentic, elaborate and potentially overkill.

Russell Brown, the “victim” has played many a prank over the years, and his brother decided it was payback time.  His brother, Sean teamed up with a New Zealand Brewery Tui and plumbed beer through Russel (and his wife’s) home. They tapped EACH AND EVERY faucet, to stream ice cold beer.

Blackberry Cans Half of US Sales Team

Woof.

Blackberry’s tale is getting sadder by the minute. With the big reveal of the iPhone 5s tomorrow the fact that blackberry has laid off half of its US sales team is rather telling.

BlackBerry confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that “a small number of employees were laid off,” but declined to provide an exact figure. WSJ claims several dozen”staff were laid off.

In August Blackberry  announced plans to find a partner and alter their modes of operation. Basically, they need to drastically change the way they do business-or else. Well, looks like or else is here. The company hopes to be sold by November.

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California Bill Okays Electronic License Plates

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With all of our technological advancements, one part of the car has remained the same for quite some time, the License Plate. In California, a bill allowing the use of electronic license plates passed the state’s assembly last week, and is set to be signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.

The electronic license plate lets the California government remotely post alerts on a license plate to indicate whether the driver of the vehicle is uninsured, suspended, or the registration is expired. The new plates would also allow authorities to post an Amber Alert across the screen, or even a “stolen” alert on the plate in the event the vehicle is taken from its owner.

This is a pilot program scheduled to go into effect by 2017, but California is not the only state proposing technological initiatives. Both New Jersey and South Carolina are looking at technology as means to register and regulate motorists.

Naturally, there are several privacy concerns that will be raised. The bill states that the pilot program will only target 0.5% of registered vehicles. The data that will be collected will just be enough to assure that vehicles comply with registration.  The bill also states that they will not use the program to gather information about movement, location or the use of the vehicles. 

 

[Via Mashable]

Darth Vader’s theme from “Star Wars” in the style of Beethoven

This video was uploaded in 2009 but recently spread like wildfire on Youtube. Richard Grayson improvises on an audience from a concert on March 8, 2009, where he is asked to play the Darth Vader theme song from Star Wars in the theme of Beethoven. Makes me wish I never quit the Piano (or the Flute or the Violin…) against the advice of my mother.

NY Children Hospital Installs a Pirate-Themed CT Scan Machine

So Incredible.

Hospitals leave a pit in my stomach. They’re hard for adults and even more difficult for kids. I can only imagine how scary procedures, CT Scans, and MRI’s would be for a little kid. Well, the New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital decided to add a little pizazz to their CT Scan by employing a pirate theme.

NY Presbyterian is one of the largest Children’s hospital in the country, and it was the perfect place for such an installation.

Pretty freakin’ awesome.

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Source: childrensnyp.org

 

Mario and Luigi Parkour

Perhaps you thought Parkour was a newer trend, fueled by YouTube. Forget not our video game favorites, Mario and Luigi.

Watch stunt guys Christian Russell and Ronnie Shalvis dodge fireballs, collect coins and hit bricks, all while flying through the air dressed up as Mario and Luigi.

So…if Mario and Luigi were real live people in our world, they would most likely be Parkour Phenoms.