American Buddhist robyn…where are you leading us?

via American Buddhist http://www.americanbuddhist.net/pussycat

Arthur and Arf

Optical Aleutians and the Apophenia Effect

Apophenia is the experience of seeing patterns or connections in random or meaningless data. The term was coined in 1958 by Klaus Conrad who defined it as the “unmotivated seeing of connections” accompanied by a “specific experience of an abnormal meaningfulness”…

Optical Illusion

Pareidolia is a type of apophenia involving the finding of images or sounds in random stimuli. For example, hearing a ringing phone whilst taking a shower. The noise produced by the running water gives a random background from which the patterned sound of a ringing phone might be ‘produced’.

this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apophenia

by Arthur and Arden

Kluchevskoy Volcano

Kluchevskoy is the biggest alive volcano in Eurasia – 4,750m over the sea level. It has a perfect, incredibly beautiful cone. Together with Kamen (Stone), Bezymyanny (Unnamed), Plosky (Flat) Tolbachik it forms the Kluchevskaya group of volcanoes. The volcano is about 8,000 years old.


Eurasia’s highest volcano, the Klyuchevskoy, on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia’s Far East, has shown signs of intensified activity throwing red-hot rocks to a height of 100 meters (about 330 feet).  The Klyuchevskoy, which lies 220 miles north of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, is one of the largest active volcanoes in the world and reaches an altitude of 15,584 feet. It erupts about every 2 years.

thankyou  geology.com and russian sentry


Pip G. and Arden

Thirteen Horribly weird facts about Women

It is generally believed that the difference between men and women is enormous. Women and men differ in almost every imaginable aspect of human life, especially when it comes to psychology.



Women will never understand why footballers stand in a line with their hands crossed before a penalty kick during a match. In addition, women never shudder when a male character gets kicked in the groin in a movie.

via  http://english.pravda.ru/society/sex/29-10-2007/99720-women-0

by Arthur (and reluctantly by remora)

‘Lady Guard’, a Pill to Prevent Peeing

when you gotta go…..


Frequent urination and the constant need to keep a bathroom within range cause undue stress and bladder hypersensitivity among Japanese women – at least, so says Kowa, manufacturer  of new Lady Guard pills. The over-the-counter medication lets girls of all ages work, play and relax longer, thus improving their quality of life.


Frank Lampard….. overwhelmed

“Due to the overwhelming response we have received to Frankie’s  last picture we have no option but to post another”


Bottoms up for beer bathers

Punjapit HQ need one of these….


Beer lovers are being given the chance to take the plunge in a health spa pool – filled with 42,000 pints of lager.

Spa bosses in Starkenberg, Austria, claim that beer can treat skin conditions, blood circulation and can even help cure wounds.

The spa – part of a local brewery – contains seven 13ft long pools filled with beer which you can even ask to be served chilled or heated.

Bathers can try drinking the bathwater but head barman Markus Amann, 23, said: “I’d rather swim than swallow, as we have enough cold beer on tap at the bars next to the pools.


Porn Maker Turned Farmer Joins Move to End Japan Co-Op’s Grip

see Arthur the two can be done…..


Ganari Takahashi’s first career, making pornographic movies, made him $10 million. He hopes his second, growing fruit and vegetables, will help upend a farming system that costs Japanese taxpayers $45 billion a year.

He’s one of an increasing number of Japanese farmers who say they can make a profit by leaving the world’s most heavily subsidized agricultural industry and selling directly to consumers rather than through the national cooperative.


Keepin Time with Putin and Berlusconi

Mr. Putin’s love of luxury watches is a known fact and he usually wears his watches on his right hand, this may be because he’s left-handed or it may just be to be different. Either way, his choices of luxury watches over the years always ignite a shopping frenzy among the Russian elite that want the same watch as the Prime Minister.

The most expensive luxury watch that Putin has been spotted wearing is a Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar valued at 35,000 Euros, which is about $51,500 dollars.


However, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who is also passionate about high end watches (even when he’s nude bathing), beats Putin by wearing the most expensive among different heads of state; a Constantin Vacheron valued at $540,000. Ex President Bush on the other hand, wore a $50 Timex Indiglo

via http://designerwatches.watchesbydesign.com/other-luxury-watches/putin-hands-over-his-luxury-watch/

by Arthur and Pip G.

South Korean defects to North Korea, fulfills dream


A South Korean citizen fled to communist North Korea through heavily armed border posts, fulfilling his long-standing dream, Korean media reported on Tuesday.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) was quoted by the Yonhap news agency as saying the 30-year-old man, identified as Kang Dong-lim, might have defected through barbed wires at the border, which were discovered cut open.