The egg is entitled the E4U – standing for Egg, Evolution, Electricity and Eco-friendliness. The result of an annual invention contest among Hyundai engineers in South Korea, the odd-egg was designed as a potential future of personal mobility: It can travel up to speeds just shy of 20 mph, weighs 176 lbs. (sounds mobile to me), and boasts a 24V battery attached to a 500W electric motor.
The sculptures, which are up to four metres high feature scenes from popular sci-fi films and television shows, including Star Trek, King Kong, Star Wars, the Time-Machine, Alien and even popular TV puppet series Thunderbirds.
A five-foot carving of Spock’s famous hand sign is part of the Star Trek work, with many characters featured all carved precisely from mounds of sand. Read more…
The fire beauty treatment actually isn’t uncommon in China. It even has a name: Huo Liao (fire treatment). It is a widely practiced form of alternative therapy and a very popular at that. Huo Liao therapists prepare a special towel soaked in a ‘secret elixir’ and a little alcohol. The towel is then lit up, only to be put out just a few seconds later with another towel. Video footage shows people getting their backs treated in a similar manner. Apparently this technique can be used on any part of the body. It is said to stimulate the skin and address dullness, sagging and wrinkles. And it isn’t just for beauty, it is said to relax the muscles and make you feel great as well. Fire treatment is known as a miraculous cure for just about anything, from obesity to the common cold. Read more…
Tonik, a poodle-Shih Tzu cross, was destined for the scrap heap after spending time in a kill shelter in Indiana, USA.But the odd looking mutt was saved at the last moment and is now available for adoption for a fee of £160 ($250). The pooch is described by the Mishawaka rescue centre as a ‘very sweet boy who is trying to figure things out and enjoy people’.