Another foot in a shoe washed ashore in BC Friday, 23 May 2008
Well it happened again. Back in February we reported on the mysterious human feet that keep washing ashore in British Columbia, Canada. We are now up to four feet and though police are not saying if it is a left or right foot, the three discovered feet before this have all been right and still in sneakers. The first three washed up in the Gulf Islands. In August, two size 12 feet were discovered on Gabriola and Jedediah islands, and a third foot was found in February on Valdez Island. To read up on some really goofy comments that people have made up about the story, head over to cbc.ca. Best on so far: Randy_G wrote: "Police have yet to determine if this latest foot is connected to any of the other severed feet. Let's hope they do the legwork." More info: cbc.ca
The Sauna Truck Wednesday, 16 April 2008
Do you wish that your wilderness experience could include a sauna? Is making your own to much work? Behold the solution! A company in Russia has developed new 4x4 with a mobile sauna attached to the back. Sauna lovers say that there is nothing in the world like jumping right from the hot sauna into the cool waters of a forest lake in some place hundred miles away from civilization... This is really what the camping industry has been missing all along. More photos of the fun and frolicking via englishrussia.com. Not to worry, they are safe for work.
Chopstick Canoe Builder is also a Secret Kayak Builder Monday, 07 April 2008
Sharp eyed Susan (another friend of the site) quickly observed that there seemed to be a kayak poking around the corner of the photo above. Oh course we put our crackpot forensic team to work examining the photo under an electron microscope only to discover that there are (how many?) 4 wood strip kayaks sitting on the racks behind him. For those who don't know what is going on, this photo came from a posting earlier today about canoe builder, Shuhei Ogawara who recently unveiled a canoe he built out of used wooden chopsticks.
Canoe made from used disposable chopsticks Monday, 07 April 2008
Former city employee, Shuhei Ogawara built a 4-meter (13-ft) long canoe out of 7,382 chopsticks. It took him over two years collecting the used chopsticks from his work cafeteria and three months of gluing. To waterproof the boat, he coated the entire thing with polyester resin coat. The weight is around 30 kilograms (66 lbs), which is a bit heavier than an ordinary cedar canoe. Special thanks to friend of the site, Andrew Green for the lead. Courtesy of pinktentacle.com