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  • A long time ago, there was a circuit called the Migla Millia. On it cars raced day and night. Fast they were and quickly they swerved around every corner of its gravel track. Yet one car held and still holds the highest average speed record for that track (166 Km/h) and it is the famed 328 by BMW.

    This year marks the 75th anniversary since the 328 rolled out of the BMW factory walls. In homage to this great automobile, BMW has designed the 328 Hommage: a concept car celebrating the acclaimed history of the 328.

    It is powered by a 3.0L six cylinder engine. While this is all we know of the insides of the 328, its exterior design reveals to us the beauty and vision of BMW's design house.

    Check out the video and pics after the break.


    (via: Autoblog.ca)
    If I was stranded on a desert island and had to take one thing with me, it would be this incredible real time translation app made by a bunch of Japanese techies. Finally, there is a quick and effective way to talk your way out of becoming the indigenous tribe's dinner stew; this is assuming you didn't loose your tablet at sea. If so, then you should lean the international sign for I cook well with carrots.

    Go to a webpage. Pretty much anything will do. Once you're at a page, enter in the following javascript into your URL bar:

    javascript:var i,s,ss=['http://kathack.com/js/kh.js','http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.5.1/jquery.min.js'];for(i=0;i!=ss.length;i++){s=document.createElement('script');s.src=ss[i];document.body.appendChild(s);}void(0);

    Right mouse button moves the ball towards the mouse. Have fun. *edit* You will need a browser that does HTML5. Works best in Chrome, it should work in Safari too
    Click on the image to see the joke!

    It's been 50 years since Aston Martin and Zagato, an Italian design house, teamed up together to give us the 1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato. And now, in honor of their 50th anniversary they present the world with the Aston Martin V12 Zagato displayed at last week's Concorso d'Elegenza Villa d'Este.

    It is an astonishing automobile with a design that stays true to its 1960s predecessor. The body was hand made since it was not possible to build it using machines with each aluminum sheet designed seperately and then molded together to form the panel. The wing alone is made up of seven pieces.

    Underneath its beautiful exterior. the Zagato maintains the Aston Martin's V12 6.0L Engine churning out 500 bhp and 420lb/ft of torque.

    Check this wonder out and it's predecessor in the pictures to follow.


    (Source: Top Gear and Supercars.net)

    Cookies by Douglas Adams (author: "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy")
    This actually did happen to a real person, and the real person was me. I had gone to catch a train. This was April 1976, in Cambridge, U.K. I was a bit early for the train. I'd gotten the time of the train wrong.
    I went to get myself a newspaper to do the crossword, and a cup of coffee and a packet of cookies. I went and sat at a table.
    I want you to picture the scene. It's very important that you get this very clear in your mind.
    Here's the table, newspaper, cup of coffee, packet of cookies. There's a guy sitting opposite me, perfectly ordinary-looking guy wearing a business suit, carrying a briefcase.
    It didn't look like he was going to do anything weird. What he did was this: he suddenly leaned across, picked up the packet of cookies, tore it open, took one out, and ate it.
    Now this, I have to say, is the sort of thing the British are very bad at dealing with. There's nothing in our background, upbringing, or education that teaches you how to deal with someone who in broad daylight has just stolen your cookies.
    You know what would happen if this had been South Central Los Angeles. There would have very quickly been gunfire, helicopters coming in, CNN, you know. . . But in the end, I did what any red-blooded Englishman would do: I ignored it. And I stared at the newspaper, took a sip of coffee, tried to do a clue in the newspaper, couldn't do anything, and thought, what am I going to do?
    In the end I thought, nothing for it, I'll just have to go for it, and I tried very hard not to notice the fact that the packet was already mysteriously opened. I took out a cookie for myself. I thought, that settled him. But it hadn't because a moment or two later he did it again. He took another cookie.
    Having not mentioned it the first time, it was somehow even harder to raise the subject the second time around. "Excuse me, I couldn't help but notice . . ." I mean, it doesn't really work.
    We went through the whole packet like this. When I say the whole packet, I mean there were only about eight cookies, but it felt like a lifetime. He took one, I took one, he took one, I took one. Finally, when we got to the end, he stood up and walked away.
    Well, we exchanged meaningful looks, then he walked away, and I breathed a sigh of relief and sat back. A moment or two later the train was coming in, so I tossed back the rest of my coffee, stood up, picked up the newspaper, and underneath the newspaper were my cookies.
    The thing I like particularly about this story is the sensation that somewhere in England there has been wandering around for the last quarter-century a perfectly ordinary guy who's had the same exact story, only he doesn't have the punch line.
    (Excerpted from "The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time" by Douglas Adams)
    Well apparently this has been a growing concern in the United States and has therefore led to the Center for Disease Control to come up with the following:
    Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse

    The following was originally posted on CDC Public Health Matters Blog on May 16th, 2011 by Ali S. Khan.
    There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That’s right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens you’ll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you’ll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency.

    A Brief History of Zombies
    We’ve all seen at least one movie about flesh-eating zombies taking over (my personal favorite is Resident Evil), but where do zombies come from and why do they love eating brains so much? The word zombie comes from Haitian and New Orleans voodoo origins. Although its meaning has changed slightly over the years, it refers to a human corpse mysteriously reanimated to serve the undead. Through ancient voodoo and folk-lore traditions, shows like the Walking Dead were born.

    In movies, shows, and literature, zombies are often depicted as being created by an infectious virus, which is passed on via bites and contact with bodily fluids. Harvard psychiatrist Steven Schoolman wrote a (fictional) medical paper on the zombies presented in Night of the Living Dead and refers to the condition as Ataxic Neurodegenerative Satiety Deficiency Syndrome caused by an infectious agent. The Zombie Survival Guide identifies the cause of zombies as a virus called solanum. Other zombie origins shown in films include radiation from a destroyed NASA Venus probe (as in Night of the Living Dead), as well as mutations of existing conditions such asprionsmad-cow diseasemeasles and rabies.
    The rise of zombies in pop culture has given credence to the idea that a zombie apocalypse could happen. In such a scenario zombies would take over entire countries, roaming city streets eating anything living that got in their way. The proliferation of this idea has led many people to wonder “How do I prepare for a zombie apocalypse?”
    Well, we’re here to answer that question for you, and hopefully share a few tips about preparing for real emergencies too!

    I am not a touchscreen user myself, but I have experienced frustration whenever I had the opportunity to use one. The keys are too small, clicking two letters at once, getting the wrong key to ultimately have a word unrelated to the intended one. As the web has proven, Auto correct is a complete failure that attempts to go around the problem without solving it.

    One main idea come to mind to this innovative group of people: The original keyboard was invented to accommodate two hands. What if a new keyboard is needed for touchscreen devices with enough space to barely fit a single finger? And so was born The 8pen. It uses a constant touch of the surface using a single finger, with continuous motion to choose letters. This may sound hard at first, but once you watch the preview, you quickly see that it's very easy to pick up. My favorite part is the fact that you can have predetermined sentences saved as easy to input symbols on the screen.

    If any of you gets the opportunity to try it out, do let me know what your first impression was and if you've gotten used to it.

    Must be a guy with one heck of an imagination! This stop motion is simply drawings of an unstoppable elephant, all done on-top of biology notes, which makes it even nicer as you constantly have words in the background. Great stuff!

    (notes on) biology from ornana films on Vimeo.

    I've showed you how to propose through Chatroulette (here). Now let me show you how you can do it at the movies and in style!

    (Via: Ghadeer Daham)
    What a fitting subject for the blog's 100th post.

    I would like to present to you Alaa Wardi, he is a Jordanian musician that lives in Riyadh.

    He has been uploading videos of his music to his Youtube channel and is gaining some traction, as he is quickly becoming one of the top followed artists on Youtube in the Middle-East.

    His style will strike you as foreign at first, but you'll soon feel a sense of familiarity once you soak in his wonderful Arabic lyrics.  Moreover, the harmonies he pulls off in his all vocal songs (i.e. all instruments are replicated by him) will leave you feeling all warm and cozy on the inside.

    So check him out and support him in every way you can, since such a talent needs to be fostered rather allowed to fade into the blackholes of our minds.

    Enjoy his wonderful song and check out his youtube channel ==> Here

    (Via Ramsis)

    "The U.S. and Its Allies Will Do Anything to Prevent Democracy in the Arab World" are the words spoken by the world renowned political dissident Noam Chomsky.

    Check out this very thought provoking clip about his views on the west's stabilizing efforts in the middle east.

    F5 is a cutting-edge creativity festival exploring the intersection of art, design and entertainment. The fest brings together the thinkers and doers that are breaking ground and shaping new standards in media and design, becoming the essential meeting point for future-minded individuals with the power to create lasting change.

    Here is one of the entry's to the festival. It is just breathtaking and amazing.


    The Lonely Island are back with their new album called "Turtle Neck and Chain". If you've liked "Incredibad" then your in for a side splittin good time. The Album was release today with its latest single Jack Sparrow ft. Micheal Bolton bursting through the internet with over 3 million views. Check it out below and make sure you DL this shit off of iTunes!


    How stupid can a cat get?? Sorry all cat lovers out there, you might find this cute, I just laugh at this...


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