Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Computer games get the blame again

Every time I read an article like this I cringe. Apparently there's a "serious" difference between genders when it comes to literacy according the the latest PISA study. Boys are behind girls in this area, and without any scientific source, computer games are pointed out as the source of this difference.
It's blatantly obvious that whoever makes these statements have never ever set foot in a virtual world like Azeroth. Making your way around there takes a whole lot of both linguistic and mathematic skills. The media loves taking punches at games, and World of Warcraft is their favorite. What about kids out skiing? Are their literacy skills improving on the snow? And girls watching gossip shows on TV, are they better off than a boy writing, reading and speaking a second language every day?

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Video of the Samuel Koch stunt

German stunt-man Samuel Koch was almost killed when performing a stunt on the German TV show Wetten Das. He miscalculated his jump, and ended up brutally faceplanting. The show was immediately cancelled.


On the bright side, Justin Bieber's planned performance on the show was cancelled too.

Faceplant Knockout On German Game Show - Watch more Funny Videos




Articles: VG | Bild | VG

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The sexy weather girl

In a recent poll by the magazine Mann, weather girl Isabella Martinesen was voted Norway's sexiest girl. The result surprised the 31 year old, as she describes herself as a lazy person that does not work out at all. Just imagine what this sexy one would look like if she worked out...

Here's a video of her:



Articles: VG

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Worst hangover ever

So you wake up after a fun night on the ship, but your memories about last night are a little vague. As you get off the boat, the FBI arrests you. Memories start coming back, and oh yes... You thought it would be a good idea to enter some restricted areas on the ship, and release the anchor. This is what allegedly happened to 44 year old Rick Ehlert on board the cruise ship Ryndam en route from Costa Maya, Mexico to Tampa this Sunday.
And this poor guy is facing some pretty serious charges, with a maximum penalty of 40-years in prison and a $500,000 fine.


Norwegian articles: VG | TV2
English articles: WTSP | CruiseBruise

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Norwegian Idol contestant nails a millionaire

23 year old Sandra Lyng Haugen came in fourth in the 2004 edition of Norwegian Idol. Since then she has made a couple of horrible songs, and more importantly, used her "assets" to find "love". Her last relationship with the 25 years older healthguru David Sandoval ended this summer, but she didn't stay down for long. She is now dating the relatively young Norwegian millionaire Torben Frantzen (only 16 years older than Sandra), who apparently was her best friend prior to their relationship. They have known each other for 1.5 years.


Let's just say it as it is, shall we? She's young with big boobs, he's rich. That's love right there :)


Article: VG | Dagbladet | TV2

Friday, November 26, 2010

Heidi advarer


Heidi Montag advarer unge jenter mot plastiske operasjoner. For eldre jenter er det dermed fritt fram! Heidi var faktisk overrasket over at ti operasjoner på en dag gjorde vondt...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sivil ulydighet endrer neppe avgiftene

Studentene i England raser over forslaget om økt studieavgift. De trekker til gatene for å demonstrere. Men man ser at det samme skjer om og om igjen. En "fredelig" demonstrasjon ender med hærverk, vold og opptøyer. De er nok sinte og frustrerte, men tror disse studentene virkelig at okkupasjon av bygninger, ramponering av biler og slåssing med politiet løser noe? At regjeringen skal snu basert på sivil ulydighet er meget usannsynlig.


Artikler: VG | TV2 | BBC

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

To taktiske røde kort

I sluttminuttene av kampen mellom Real Madrid og Ajax pådro både Xabi Alonso og Sergio Ramos seg sine andre gule kort for dagen og ble sendt av banen. Real Madrid ledet da 4-0 og var allerede klare for åttendedelsfinalen, og det er jo rimelig åpenbart at begge spillerne halte ut tiden for å få sine gule kort med vilje. Da stiller de nemlig til åttendedelsfinalen med blanke ark...


Artikkel: VG


Heldigvis for fotballen, straffet dette seg! Men hadde det ikke vært mer naturlig om spillerne også fikk en kamps karantene?

Mange Kim's ingen kos

Nord Koreas leder Kim Jong-il's sønn Kim Jong-un vil vise hvem som er sjefen, og mindre enn to måneder etter utnevnelsen til 4 stjernes general kommer et angrep på Sør Korea. Man kan vel med dette fastslå at maktskiftet i Nord Korea neppe betyr en mer åpen og vennlig nasjon, snarere tvert i mot. Spørsmålet er om dette var et lite skremmeskudd for å poengtere at de fortsatt er der, eller om det er starten på en større krig.


Artikler: VG | Dagbladet | Aftenposten

Monday, November 22, 2010

Endelig iOS 4.2!

Apple's iOS 4.2.1 er nå endelig rett rundt hjørnet. I tillegg til norsk tastatur for iPad, kan nevnes følgende nyheter:

  • AirPlay - Stream media trådløst
  • AirPrint - Trådløs uskrift
  • Find My iPhone er nå gratis!
  • Bedre multitasking på iPad
  • Unified Inbox
Totalt skal det være over 100 nye funksjonaliteter i oppdateringen.

Artikler: VG | Macworld

Snow and freezing temperatures in Scandinavia

Believe it or not, but Norway is expecting freezing temperatures and it will snow a lot in Sweden! In the middle of the winter! This very shocking news has made the frontpages of major newspapers in both countries.
And this just in, there will be sun in Key West!

Articles: VG | Aftonbladet

Lindsay nærmer seg bunnen

Ta en titt på bordet, bak glasset... Jepp, her har vi en av årsakene til Lindsay Lohans dalende popularitet. Etter en strålende start på karrieren, har hun virkelig klart å ødelegge for seg selv. Alkohol og dop i flere år har gjort Lindsay til en såpass uberegnelig person at filmrollene droppes i takt med rettsmøtene hennes. Og nå er hun ikke lenger aktuell som pornostjernen Linda Lovelace i filmen "Inferno". Spørs om det ikke er en stund til vi ser søte lille Lindsay i en Disney film igjen.


Artikler: VG | Cinema Blend | Dagbladet | Celebitchy

29 miners saved, 2571 to go...

While the rescue of the 29 miners from the flooded Sichuan coal mine in China sure is good news, this barely amounts to 1% of the mine related deaths of 2009 in China. And with China's well known censorship, one can only speculate in what the real numbers are...

Articles: VG | People's Daily | Guardian | The Australian | Jpost

The story behind the flatheaded man



Yes, it is real. And yes, I do have the story about how it happened, courtesy of a guy who met him:
I met this guy once at the hospital, we had a long talk because I was there for a head injury and I was all bandaged up. He was a really nice guy but his life story should be a movie. His father left him and his mom when he was 6, his mother passed away when he was 12 from cancer. He was just a teenager when he was in a car accident, drunk driver in a pickup truck. His injuries were a result of the accident, he had to learn to walk again, learn to speak, he said eating was the hardest thing to learn again. His memories are really weird, sometimes he'll say something that you know he didn't do, its almost like he can't tell which of his memories are really his. When he was talking to me he claimed he was port of the mercury program for Nasa at one time, poor guy is really confused.
And here's the police report where they describe his unique physical features:




Articles: VG | Aftonbladet | NY Daily News

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Marvelous Marbles

Marbles sure was fun when I was little, but no one loved me enough to make me something like this:


Awesome Kid's Room Marble Run - Watch more Funny Videos

Drunk Norwegians forces KLM flight to turn around

A couple of drunk Norwegians behaved threatening towards the flight attendants on KLM flight 1592, and the captain decided to turn around after 30 minutes in the air. The drunks were arrested on the ground, and might even get a nice bill from KLM to cover the cost of passengers missing their transit flight. It's good to know that Norwegians are keeping up the drinking tradition outside of the summer holiday :)



Article: VG

Kong Kristus - Ingen turistattraksjon

Den polske presten Sylwester Zawadzki har gått i strupen på brasilianerne, og fått oppført en Jesus statue 6 meter høyere enn Kristus-statuen i Rio de Janeiro. Den enorme statuen er visstnok kun oppført av religiøse grunner, uten at disse er utdypet noe mer...


Artikler: VGNY Daily News

World Toilet Day

Rundt 1,1 milliarder mennesker må gjøre sitt fornødne uten noe form for toalett. Singapore baserte World Toilet Organization organiserte derfor World Toilet Day, og kom i den anledning med følgende oversikt over verdens verste nasjoner når det gjelder sanitetsforhold, og hvor mange som er uten toalett:


10. Niger: 12 millioner
9. Brasil: 13 millioner
8. Nepal: 15 millioner
7. Sudan: 17 millioner
6. Nigeria: 33 millioner
5. Pakistan: 48 millioner
4. Etiopia: 49 millioner
3. Kina: 50 millioner
2. Indonesia: 58 millioner


Og på en overlegen førsteplass:
1. India: 638 millioner


Artikkel: CS Monitor

Svenske damer vant 103 millioner SEK

Elleve venninner fra Vikmanshyttan i Sverige vant 103044299 SEK  i Lotto på lørdag. Med den nette sum av 9367663 hver (minus skatt!) skal de elleville damene betale lån og dra på hotell. Snakk om å slå seg løs!


Artikler: VGAftonbladet
Video: Expressen