Summer Holidays……

Punjapit are going on summer holidays & will return about, maybe….. ish two weeks.

everyone enjoy themselves.

by The House of Punjapit

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Boris Johnson at New Olympic swimming pool at Stratford Good Enough to drink

 

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Cloned beagle glows in the dark, comes with on/off switch

Cloned beagle glows in the dark, comes with on/off switch

With one of those conventional glowing dogs that you can find at PetCo or outside of your local nuclear power plant, the incessant light can become an issue when you’re trying to watch a movie or something. South Korean scientists have put an end to this widespread and serious problem by giving their latest glowing dog an off switch.

 

The switch isn’t like a big metal toggle on the dog’s butt or anything; it’s a chemical trigger. If you give this dog (a two year old female beagle named Tegon) an antibiotic called doxycycline along with her food, she’ll start to glow under ultraviolet light:

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Aww, cute! To get this to work, Tegon was cloned, and in the process her genes were modified to instruct her cells to react to the antibiotic by glowing. The point of all this isn’t to just create a dog that you can switch on to save on your electric bill, but rather to explore how to use dogs to help us search for cures to diseases (like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s) that are common to both dogs and humans.

If you want one of these fancy glowing dogs for your own, better start saving: Tegon here took four years to, uh, develop, and she cost about $3 million.

http://dvice.com/archives/2011/07/glow-in-the-dar-1.php

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Derringer Bespoke Motorbikes

Derringer Bespoke Motorbikes

Your suits are custom tailored, so why isn’t your bike? Derringer Bespoke Motorbikes offer serious customization for the discerning customer, as well as a moto-hybrid drivetrain, a 49cc four-strike engine that can go up to 180 miles on a single gallon, a GGB gearbox with a centifugal clutch and freewheel that lets the pedals stay stationary while the engine’s running things, a 70mm drum front brake, coaster rear brake, and any combination of paint, seat, handlebars, wheels, and other options you’d like.

by Arthur Furrowfield

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Sparkling pink and lemon girlie beers launched in the UK

this won’t happen during Friday night cards night….

Molson Coors has become the latest brewery to announce the launch of a new girlie beer for more feminine sensibilities.

 Animée, which is set to launch in the UK this fall, is a 4 percent alcohol brew that’s described as “lightly sparkling and finely filtered with a delicious, fresh taste.”

Instead of amber ale, Animée comes in clear filtered, crisp rosé and zesty lemon flavors – all developed to be less masculine in look and taste.  

The product is the result of two years of research between Molson Coors and BitterSweet Partnership, a venture that was set up to tap into the underserved market of women. Come September, the brewery is expected to mount a heavy £2 million (€2.27 million) advertising campaign.

According to the group, 79 percent of women in the UK say they never or rarely drink beer for reasons that range from bloating, weight concerns, aesthetics, and image.

Animée is Molson’s attempt to capture a market that’s being aggressively pursued by other breweries like Danish beermaker Carlsberg, which launched its version of a girlie beer in May called Copenhagen. The wheat malt and rice-based beer is 4.5 percent alcohol and is scheduled to roll out across Europe this year and Asia in 2012.

Carlsberg also sells a fruit spritzer called Eve in Russia, the UK, Switzerland, Denmark and the Ukraine that comes in lychee, grapefruit, peach and passion flavors.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/sparkling-pink-and-lemon-girlie-beers-launched-in-the-uk-2318890.html

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One Year to Go…. London Olympics

Wanted: 10,000 performers… must like singing and dancing in the rain

 

Ten thousand actors, dancers and singers will be recruited to perform at the London 2012 opening and closing ceremonies.

London Mayor Boris Johnson said he wanted volunteers to impress billions of people around world who will be watching next July’s extravaganza in the Olympic Park in Stratford.

But the would-be stars must be hardy enough to put up with the unpredictable British summer weather.

The Mayor’s office said volunteers do not need to be accomplished actors but must possess “commitment, passion and lots of energy, as well as the desire to rehearse through wind and rain”.

They will have the chance to perform alongside some of the biggest names in British showbusiness in front of 80,000 people in the stadium. The performers will set the stage for the introduction of the world’s athletes.

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard-olympics/article-23973100-wanted-10000-performers-must-like-singing-and-dancing-in-the-rain.do

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The wheels on the bus…

Bus

Terrified passengers had a right bus strop when their oblivious driver motored on – after the wheels had fallen off his coach.

Driver Shi Shao, 48, told police in Shaoyang, Hunan province, southern China, that he thought he’d hit a pothole and was returning to his depot to have the suspension checked.

But his horrified passengers begged him to stop when they saw the bus’s rear axle behind them in the road and could feel the floor of the vehicle turning red hot as it scraped along the road.

“The potholes around here are bad but nothing could be that bad,” said one passenger.

Police – who say the stranded bus caused a three-hour tailback in rush hour traffic – explained: “The driver may now face charges of endangering public safety.”

 
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