Oddball of a World vol.8 – On Shocks, Fish, Snail Mail, Belgium, Autopsies and Baby Names

Remember that the titles are links! (so is everything orange).

Also please vote on the poll on the right which duration I have extended for another week!

SHOCKED THIEF

With the rise of copper on the rise, it is only natural to invest your spare time in stealing some copper, right? Try not to steal copper from live 11,000 V cables.

FISH ARE TIME CAPSULES

Remember that satellite released with a time capsule containing Earth’s inhabitant’s letters for the 50,000-years-in-the-future inhabitants of our planet? You don’t need no expensive satellites as a 15 year old letter from a Japanese girl was finally returned to her…. by a fish.

SPEAKING OF WHICH…

A fish may take 15 years to return your letter, but to have it delivered it looks like Snail Mail is literally SLOWER than snails themselves. Read this experiment to find out how.

KINGDOM FOR SALE

If you can spare 10 million Euros, you can buy Belgium off eBay.

WAIT! I AM STILL ALIVE!!!

From what I’ve heard (don’t ask how), dying is a terrible experience. More terrible is waking up while you’re being autopsied on.

THE BATTLE FOR BABY NAMES CONTINUE…

So yeah, the battle didn’t end… after another couple got rejected for their baby’s name “4Real” (because the system doesn’t accept numbers, not because it is ridiculous), the couple are appealing to court threatning that it is either “4Real” or “Superman”.


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  • Qwaider قويدر

    LOL!
    Some people don’t deserve to have their genes continue to pollute the gene pool! Yet, they manage to spring a baby or two .. and spend the rest of their lives enjoying other kids making fun of his name! 4real this time!

  • Qwaider قويدر

    LOL!Some people don’t deserve to have their genes continue to pollute the gene pool! Yet, they manage to spring a baby or two .. and spend the rest of their lives enjoying other kids making fun of his name! 4real this time!

  • KJ

    Abu Fares -Before everything else, your son should NOT be playing GTA. It is rated for MATURE gamers and this is the game that is gaining lots of notorious attention because of all crimes in real life happening based on it or related to it. While I don’t think sane people will be affected by the game’s violence, it is still not suitable for Fares’s age (especially some sexual elements). So delete it even if he has to throw fits.There is a violent game to come out soon, called God of War: Chains of Olympus. It is fantasy violence so beheading a medusa isn’t like running over a prostitute after sleeping with her in GTA (yes, your son is actually recharging the hero’s health by having him engaged in sexual acts).Now let me divide the recommended games for you (the names are all links):Patapoon is an ingenious and intelligent game which he should play.Puzzle Games:LuminesPuzzle Quest (excellent game, I am playing it myself)Action:Syphon Filter: Logan’s ShadowGradius CollectionMetal Slug Anthology (really nice)Action Adventure (perfect for his age):Rachet & ClankPrince of Persia Rival Swords (amazing, he will love it)Tomb Raider AnniversayCastlevania Dracual XDaxter (perfect for his age)Strategy (may be difficult for him though):Metal Gear Acid (it has a mature story though)Metal Gear Acid 2 (again, mature story)Jeanne D’arcFighting:Tekken Dark ResurrectionStreet Fighter Alpha 3

  • abufares

    Completely off the subject.
    I noticed that you are an avid PSP gamer. I bought one for Fares(Age 7+) a couple of weeks ago . He’s spending lots of his free time playing with the damn thing and many of the games I got him include beheading, butchering or some form of bodily abuse. Remember that all the games we have here are pirated (real cheap) on CD’s and I install them for him on the memory card. Of course the software of the unit itself was cracked so that it takes these games. Well anyway, when I install them I have no idea what they are and let me get back to the original subject of this long and tedious comment. Do you have a few games to recommend? One final note worth mentioning, while his father acts younger and sillier than his years Fares acts older and smarter than his.

  • abufares

    Completely off the subject.I noticed that you are an avid PSP gamer. I bought one for Fares(Age 7+) a couple of weeks ago . He’s spending lots of his free time playing with the damn thing and many of the games I got him include beheading, butchering or some form of bodily abuse. Remember that all the games we have here are pirated (real cheap) on CD’s and I install them for him on the memory card. Of course the software of the unit itself was cracked so that it takes these games. Well anyway, when I install them I have no idea what they are and let me get back to the original subject of this long and tedious comment. Do you have a few games to recommend? One final note worth mentioning, while his father acts younger and sillier than his years Fares acts older and smarter than his.

  • KJ

    Qu -
    Yes I know… And surprise surprise it is those stupid people that make it to the top. I guess this 4Real person got lots of publicity because of this… which means the media is getting money out of it which means the news editors are being paid for it. So technically speaking the world is moving on because of stupid people

  • KJ

    Qu -Yes I know… And surprise surprise it is those stupid people that make it to the top. I guess this 4Real person got lots of publicity because of this… which means the media is getting money out of it which means the news editors are being paid for it. So technically speaking the world is moving on because of stupid people

  • KJ

    Abu Fares -
    First of all let me warn you that calling any videogame device a “damn thing” will anger the videogame gods. Please mind your tongue or you will be digitally smited :P LoL

    Anyway, he is into beheading, there are some games where Fares can behead. What other game types is he into, so I can make a good list? There is a nice game I am playing, Jeanne D’arc, which is a strategy game (like chess) and story-driven, so he actually has to do some reading as well as use his brain in the game.

    So tell me what he is into (you can ask him) and I will compile a good list.

    PS: If you get your hands on a game called Metal Slug Anthology I am sure you will definitely like it as well. It is like Contra!

  • KJ

    Abu Fares -First of all let me warn you that calling any videogame device a “damn thing” will anger the videogame gods. Please mind your tongue or you will be digitally smited :P LoLAnyway, he is into beheading, there are some games where Fares can behead. What other game types is he into, so I can make a good list? There is a nice game I am playing, Jeanne D’arc, which is a strategy game (like chess) and story-driven, so he actually has to do some reading as well as use his brain in the game.So tell me what he is into (you can ask him) and I will compile a good list.PS: If you get your hands on a game called Metal Slug Anthology I am sure you will definitely like it as well. It is like Contra!

  • abufares

    KJ
    I don’t want Fares to get more attached to the extremely violent games if they happen to be brainless that’s why I’m seeking your help. His favorite, as far as I know is GTA. He likes adventure games in general. His English is very rudimentary of course.
    And finally excuuuuuuuuse me for upsetting the Videogames Gods. May they get pulverized in MMC’s, HD’s & RAM’s. May their joysticks freeze solid. May their games get compatible on all platforms (this last one will hurt them most I think, heheheheh wicked laugh)

  • abufares

    KJI don’t want Fares to get more attached to the extremely violent games if they happen to be brainless that’s why I’m seeking your help. His favorite, as far as I know is GTA. He likes adventure games in general. His English is very rudimentary of course.And finally excuuuuuuuuse me for upsetting the Videogames Gods. May they get pulverized in MMC’s, HD’s & RAM’s. May their joysticks freeze solid. May their games get compatible on all platforms (this last one will hurt them most I think, heheheheh wicked laugh)

  • KJ

    Abu Fares -
    Before everything else, your son should NOT be playing GTA. It is rated for MATURE gamers and this is the game that is gaining lots of notorious attention because of all crimes in real life happening based on it or related to it. While I don’t think sane people will be affected by the game’s violence, it is still not suitable for Fares’s age (especially some sexual elements). So delete it even if he has to throw fits.

    There is a violent game to come out soon, called God of War: Chains of Olympus. It is fantasy violence so beheading a medusa isn’t like running over a prostitute after sleeping with her in GTA (yes, your son is actually recharging the hero’s health by having him engaged in sexual acts).

    Now let me divide the recommended games for you (the names are all links):

    Patapoon is an ingenious and intelligent game which he should play.

    Puzzle Games:
    Lumines
    Puzzle Quest (excellent game, I am playing it myself)

    Action:
    Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow
    Gradius Collection
    Metal Slug Anthology (really nice)

    Action Adventure (perfect for his age):
    Rachet & Clank
    Prince of Persia Rival Swords (amazing, he will love it)
    Tomb Raider Anniversay
    Castlevania Dracual X
    Daxter (perfect for his age)

    Strategy (may be difficult for him though):
    Metal Gear Acid (it has a mature story though)
    Metal Gear Acid 2 (again, mature story)
    Jeanne D’arc

    Fighting:
    Tekken Dark Resurrection
    Street Fighter Alpha 3

  • abufares

    Thanks KJ
    I knew I could count on you.
    So that’s what they do in GTA besides stealing cars and wreaking havoc on the streets. Thank you for enlightening me.

  • abufares

    Thanks KJI knew I could count on you.So that’s what they do in GTA besides stealing cars and wreaking havoc on the streets. Thank you for enlightening me.

  • asoom

    why don’t the couple just go with superman? His nickname can then be soup which is a cool nickname to have.

  • asoom

    why don’t the couple just go with superman? His nickname can then be soup which is a cool nickname to have.

  • KJ

    Abu Fares -
    You’re welcome… how’s your boy doing now without GTA? LoL

    asoom -
    I know right!!! LOOOL @ soup ahhahaha oh man he will be bullied beyond help! (as if the other names won’t invite as much bullying)

  • KJ

    Abu Fares -You’re welcome… how’s your boy doing now without GTA? LoLasoom -I know right!!! LOOOL @ soup ahhahaha oh man he will be bullied beyond help! (as if the other names won’t invite as much bullying)

  • Kaileena

    LOOOOOOL! Weird stuff!
    I don’t know why the letter is a big deal =s It’s not much of a surprise or anything!

    lol I hope the fight goes on till the baby is old enough to say no!

  • Kaileena

    LOOOOOOL! Weird stuff! I don’t know why the letter is a big deal =s It’s not much of a surprise or anything!lol I hope the fight goes on till the baby is old enough to say no!

  • Sam

    gosh poor baby! he is going to hate his parents one day….and maybe hire a hitman to kill them eh?
    and yiks poor guy being autopsied! i guess it is better than waking up after being burried!

  • Sam

    gosh poor baby! he is going to hate his parents one day….and maybe hire a hitman to kill them eh?and yiks poor guy being autopsied! i guess it is better than waking up after being burried!

  • KJ

    Kaileena -
    Imagine if they name the baby “unnamed” LOOOL

    Sam -
    I will pay for the hitman :D

  • KJ

    Kaileena -Imagine if they name the baby “unnamed” LOOOLSam -I will pay for the hitman :D

  • Hamza

    Belgium for sale? why don’t ppl auction KSA?

    Loved the snail mail experiment..Sooo much fun.

    just a min..so they didn’t register the name because of the number “4”.??..so it didn’t occur to anybody that they can call him “for Real” :S

  • Hamza

    Belgium for sale? why don’t ppl auction KSA? Loved the snail mail experiment..Sooo much fun. just a min..so they didn’t register the name because of the number “4”.??..so it didn’t occur to anybody that they can call him “for Real” :S

  • ammaro

    hey bro; im around… are you stuck on my old RSS feed?

    i changed it btw… check ammaro.com, i put a link up for the feed

  • ammaro

    hey bro; im around… are you stuck on my old RSS feed? i changed it btw… check ammaro.com, i put a link up for the feed

  • ammaro

    i love the copper story. i read it a few times and i still crack up whenever i see it again

  • ammaro

    i love the copper story. i read it a few times and i still crack up whenever i see it again