Category: Oceania

May 29 2014

Need for Speed Street Luge: Luger is Shooting for 300 mph

Australian street luger Daz Fellows is working on breaking the world record for speed on the street luge. the current record stand at 115.8 mph set by Englishman Jason Bradbury, Fellows plans to more than double that by going 300 mph on a jet=powered luge of his own creation. “Well it’ll be hard to get …

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May 29 2014

Well Played: Australian Senator Pipe Smuggles “Pipe Bomb” Into Parliament to Demonstrate Security Risks

Being afraid for your safety is not a state that you want to live in. That’s why people move out of Michigan. Apparently that’s the situation in the Australian Parliament right now. Due to a change in security regulations some people are not required to go through a full security scan when they enter the …

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May 23 2014

Squee: Cutest Goat in a Wheel Chair You’ll see Today

This is Frosty the Snowgoat. He lives on a farm in Australia. When Frosty was even younger than he is now he was afflicted with Joint Navel Ill. A disease that left poor Frosty without the use of his hind legs. Luckily for him the Edgar’s Mission non profit was around to nurse him back …

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Apr 21 2014

Your Parents Must be Proud: Kurt Coleman, the World’s Vainest Boy

When most sane people are described as narcissistic they usually take offense. Some people though, they thank the haters and then go home and look up narcissism, then they direct message the hatter on twitter to thank them for the comparison to an ancient Greek beauty. Kurt Coleman is one of these people. And that’s …

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Mar 13 2014

The Legal System at Work: Man Loses Drunken Poker Bet Legally Changes Name

The Country of New Zealand has a few things going for it. It’s Middle Earth, there are no snakes, and the government has the power to reject stupid or offensive baby names. Every now and then something can slip past the filters and end up on a legal document. This is one of those cases. …

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Feb 27 2014

Like Low Resolution Pets: Geometric Animal Sculptures

What do you do when you’ve got a TIG welder, a metal shear, and a bunch of aluminum plate. You could either build a very unsafe tank or you could make yourself a friend. Thankfully for the safety of the world, this is the latter. As an amalgamation of the natural and the industrial artist …

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Feb 17 2014

Slight Disappointment: New Zealand Prime Minister not a Space Lizard

In news that left my both rocked, unsettled, and yes, a little disappointed the New Zealand Prime Minister John Key recently confirmed that he is not a space reptile sent to earth to enslave humanity. Said Key: “To the best of my knowledge, no. I’ve taken the unusual step of not only seeing a doctor …

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Jan 31 2014

Stay in School: Or You’ll Die

In what has to be the most disturbing Public Service Announcement since the London DOT did the face crashing through the bathroom mirror joke, the Learn for Life Foundation of Western Australia created this horrifying view into what will happen to you if you decide to skip school. Usually playing hooky only ends with and …

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Jan 09 2014

Austrailian Science Agency Apologizes for Failing to Create a Dragon

A couple of days ago Australia’s Science Agency issued a national apology that they hadn’t yet created or discovered a dragon. I’ll be the first to say that we’ll forgive them so long as they redouble their efforts and give us a dragon by the end of the decade. We dragon lovers are patient people, …

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Dec 18 2013

I’m Impressed: Life Size Lego Car

Steve Sammartino and Raul Oaida must have an immense amount of free time on their hands. And a butt-ton of Legos. They have built a functioning, full size, 256 piston car. A car that’s capable of speeds of up to 20 miles per hour. The word is that it could go faster but then you …

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