Sunday, 23 September 2012

Quick someone register that domain.

Apple maps are hilarious.

Apparently the Washington tower is now in the Philippines

Apparently, the Washington Tower is now in the Philippines…

Park creeping into neighbouring residential roads like a rampant weed... spooky.

This park is overflowing into a residential area. Also note general loss of detail.

Apple decided to merge the cities of Niterói and São Gonçalo, in Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil.
Not sure if Niterói residents will be happy about this mistake…

Apple decided to merge the cities of Sao Goncalo and Niteroi..

Friday, 21 September 2012

Strange Hobby

Ah yes this is what we all do secretly when we get home isn't it?

Rarely a day passes when I don't see a group of guys in the cosy corner of my local pub where rustling up a nice little tampon rabbit.

Yes. Tampon Crafts. Somebody does this as a hobby.

'For any time of the month'.

I can't quite imagine the moment when someone sat down (or stood up, whatever) and thought I know what I could do with one of these...

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

My tea drinking tree

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illustration by Joanna Bradshaw.

Monday, 17 September 2012

My little brother is now a Unicorn

BIC For Her Fashion Retractable Ball Pen, Medium Point, 1.0 mm, Assorted-Fashion Ink, 2 Count (FHAP21-ASST)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

498 of 507 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars THEY NEED TO PUT A WARNING ON THE PACKAGE August 21, 2012
By Rachel
I know it says "for her" on the package but I, like many, assumed it was just a marketing ploy seeking to profit off of archaic gender constructs and the "war of the sexes". Little did I realize that these pens really are for girls, and ONLY girls. Non-girls risk SERIOUS side effects should they use this product. I lent one to my 13-year-old brother, not thinking anything of it, and woke up the next morning to the sound of whinnying coming from the room across the hall. I got out of bed and went to his room to find that my worst fears had been realized :

MY LITTLE BROTHER IS NOW A UNICORN and it's all my fault. Sure, you'd think that having a unicorn for a little brother would be great but my parents are FURIOUS - I've been grounded for a MONTH!!! They made an appointment for him with our family practitioner, but I'm not sure it'll do any good, and they told me that if it couldn't be fixed I'd have to get a job to help pay for his feed and lodging D:

I repeat, boys, DO NOT USE THIS PEN. Unless you want to be a unicorn, and even then be careful because there's no telling that you'll suffer the same side effects.


(I'm giving it two stars because even though they got me grounded, the pens still write really nice and bring out my eyes)

272 of 276 people found the following review helpful

5.0 out of 5 stars Well suited to make markings August 27, 2012

"Wife", I said, "If you could have one new fashion accessory to go with your Snooki's Sultry Hobo Handbag what would it be?" Finally, her dreams can be realized. I'll have to teach her how to use a pen safely but it will be worth the effort once she starts earning big bucks addressing envelopes at home.

The product itself came two to a package as advertised and both of them contained ink so you don't have to worry about making your own. They really retract although the ejector plunger may wear as the wife practices pushing the ram. Also, the roller ball on the one I broke open was 1.2 mm (which rounds down to 1.0 mm) so it may be a little too heavy gauged for a female beginner penslinger. I think the balls are made out of tungsten carbide although the lab results won't be ready for several weeks. The ink pH, viscosity check, and appearance fell in line with manlier inks although the pink ink was a nice "for her" customization.

Overall, these pens are well suited to make markings on paper and other materials! A felt tipped pen would probably have been a better choice for beginners as there is less chance of eye damage. Of course no pen is truly eye safe. You can get around this by purchasing a good set of safety goggles for her before letting her hold the pen.

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful

2.0 out of 5 stars A Man in a Woman's World, September 17, 2012

This review is from: BIC For Her Fashion Retractable Ball Pen, Medium Point, 1.0 mm, Assorted-Fashion Ink, 2 Count (FHAP21-ASST) (Office Product)
I accidentally grabbed one of these pens (the lovely purple one) out of my wife's purse and instantly got my period. Now I'm feeling bloated and weepy.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Edgar Mueller - brilliant

Edgar Mueller waterfall parking lot

I have a problem with the next one as I don't like even standing on my head for fear of seeing sky beneath my feet.

*freaking out* but, awesome huh.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Tea 101

"After water tea is the most widely consumed beverage in world".

So presumably wine is before water?

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Uk languishing in 7th for consumption per capita? Come on people. Drink more tea.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Bubble Wrap Calendar

A perfect gift for literally anyone.

Pop each day as it goes by.

Although I think we all know it would be all used up by 2nd January.



Monday, 10 September 2012

I wish it was socially acceptable for people to do this.

Well if you could, you would, wouldn't you.

Now he looks like a chocolate covered banana and I just want to eat him.

Ooooh has anyone else fallen in love with the Tesco chocolate tea? Just me?

Apparently Tea pigs do a version.. Has anyone tried it? Is it a squillion pounds?

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Raaaaaaarrrrr! It's a TEA REX!

A Tea Rex. Brilliant.

Something that may just make loose leaf tea worth the faff.

Now I want a Diplodocus shaped teapot to go with it.

Available at

Saturday, 8 September 2012

I know! Let's take some pictures of some dogs underwater today.. Seth Casteel said. And the internet applauded.

more on Seth's online gallery here

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Saving the rainforest with tea cosies

Yorkshire Tea Rainforest Project oh for a tea cosy..

The Tea Leaf Trust

Celebrating being able to post again by linking to the fabulous Tea Leaf Trust. Doing wonderful work, making a real difference, and still enjoying a spot of tea and cake.

Our kind of people.

The Tea Leaf Trust is a UK registered charity (charity number 1123427) created with the aim of improving the quality of life, reducing poverty and promoting ethnic cohesion in the tea-growing regions of Sri Lanka, through wide-ranging educational initiatives.

Find out more about their great work here