Move aside American Idol… here comes the Bulgarian Idol…


Roflmao… [Hat tip to Jon]

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Cute video, from Sea World, Orlando…


Dolphin playing bubble ring (Hat tip to Mfrost and Neatorama)

Graziano Cecchini, the guerilla artist who infamously turned Trevi Fountain into a red pool last October, has stroked again.

Cecchini released half a million of coloured plastic balls from the top of the Spanish Steps in Rome on Wednesday (Jan 16)… a prank similar to the famous Sony Bravia commercial.

Cecchini said that he had done the stunt to raise the profile of Burma and the Karen people. He and his three other ‘compatriots’ are later arrested.

The Karen is a minority who have fought for an independent state since 1949, and accuse the military junta of ethnic cleansing. [BBC]


Videos of Graziano Cecchini’s prank (left) and the Sony Bravia’s bouncing balls commercial

Members of a Czech art group who hacked into television broadcasting with images of a hoax nuclear explosion were charged and will have to stand trial.

The six members of the Prague-based Ztohoven group were charged last month with spreading false information and face up to three years in jail if convicted, said Dusan Ondracek, the state prosecutor in the northern town of Trutnov, who is in charge of the case.

On June 17, viewers of a Czech television channel watching a Web cam program monitoring weather in various Czech mountain resorts could see a nuclear explosion taking place in the Krkonose or Giant Mountains in the northern Czech Republic. [CNN]


Video – hoax nuke blast seen on Czech TV

An interesting music video teasing the current trend in internet world, where billions of dollars are pilled into startup companies that have no proven track record besides some optimistic forecast.


Won’t you blog about this song?… Yes, I just did

The song is not really great… but what a piece of viral marketing gem by the Richterscales.

Young chimpanzees can beat adult humans in a task involving remembering numbers, reveals a new study by Tokyo researchers. It is the first time chimps have outperformed humans at a cognitive task.

The chimps had previously been taught the ascending order of the numbers. Using an ability akin to photographic memory, the young chimps were able to memorise the location of the numerals with better accuracy than humans performing the same task. [Newscientist]


Video – a chimp performing the task (Hat tip to Tokyomango)

Former American Idol contestant Kellie Pickler on TV show “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader” last week and stunned the audiences with some dumb moment.

She was asked: “Budapest is the capital of what European country?”


Video – Europe is a country and everyone speaks French???

Well, there is nothing wrong if we don’t know where is Budapest; my first guess was Romania and I got it wrong as well (the correct answer is Hungary)… Kellie’s responses beat me though.

Regardless, Kellie managed to raise at least US$25,000 for charity by appearing on the show… it doesn’t matter if she is dumb or not, she is probably doing better than most of us in contributing to the society. Thumbs up for that.

A cute video of baby giant pandas playing in snow…

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