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