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Lightsabres: Lasers Compared To Star Wars Weapon Sold On Web To The UK Lightsabres: Lasers Compared To Star Wars Weapon Sold On Web To The UK By Damien Pearse, Sky News Online A handheld laser likened to a Star Wars lightsabre and so powerful it can instantly blind and "set fire to skin and other body parts" can be bought online and shipped to the UK. The device - with a beam 1,000 times stronger than sunlight on the skin - is touted by makers as "the most dangerous laser ever created". Trading standards chiefs said they were "seriously concerned" about the sale of the model and have warned against its use. As well as blinding, burning and causing cancer, its Hong Kong-based maker admits that "a split-second laser light in a plane cockpit (...) can be disastrous". Star Wars fans are among hundreds of people who have already shown an interest in buying the laser, for sale to the general public for £135.
There are more than a trillion URLs in Google's index. Yes, that's a one with twelve zeros after it. And Google crossed that milestone two and a half years ago. With so many sites on the web in 2011, how do you know which to pay attention to? Mashable's editors haven't quite visited a trillion pages, but we've checked out a lot in the past year, and we've compiled a list of 10 websites we think are poised to have big years in 2011. 10 Websites to Watch in 2011 10 Websites to Watch in 2011
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Munich’s famed frothy festival, Oktoberfest, may get all of the glory, but the world is full of destinations where the natives know – and love – their beer, and where you can sample some local brew all year long. We sipped our way around the world and came up with 10 great destinations for beer lovers – how about a visit to a bustling German city that’s home to more than 20 beer gardens? Or perhaps a visit to the world’s oldest brewpub is more your pint of ale? And we can all probably agree that a city in Asia where beer is sold in vending machines is definitely worth a visit. So no matter how you say “cheers” – whether prost, na zdraví, kampai, or salúd – our list of the top cities for beer lovers will help you raise a glass around the globe. Beer Lovers Beer Lovers
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We love us a good badass war story, almost as much as we love a good survival story. But in the overlapping part of that Venn diagram you get these guys, who didn't let what clearly should have been fatal injuries stop them from kicking mind-boggling amounts of ass. Major Robert Cain Kills Many Tanks, While Blind Who? 6 Soldiers Who Survived Shit That Would Kill a Terminator 6 Soldiers Who Survived Shit That Would Kill a Terminator
List of films considered the worst List of films considered the worst The films listed below have been cited by reputable critics in multiple reputable sources as among the worst films ever made. Examples of such sources include Metacritic, Roger Ebert's list of most-hated films, Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide, Rotten Tomatoes, Mystery Science Theater 3000, RiffTrax, and the Golden Raspberry Awards ("Razzies"). 1930s[edit] Reefer Madness (1936)[edit] 1940s[edit]
15 Words You Won't Believe They Added to the Dictionary 15 Words You Won't Believe They Added to the Dictionary The Oxford English Dictionary is constantly updating, adding new words to reflect the vibrant changes in language and culture. Of course, that also means that as said culture spirals toward a frightening and retarded oblivion, the good people at Oxford have to be there to chronicle it. Here are some recent additions that make us fear for our future. n. In the fiction of J.K.
They say that those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it, so pay attention for Christ's sake. It turns out that many of our ancestors achieved levels of violence that take them right out of the realm of "badass" and into the less cool area of ball-shriveling atrocity. These are the civilizations you don't want to face during, say, your next time travel adventure. And yes, the Spartans are down there. History is kind of spotty on the Celts (they never wrote anything down, and many of the witnesses died brutally) but what facts survived confirm one thing: They had gigantic Celtic balls. The 5 Most Terrifying Civilizations In The History of the World The 5 Most Terrifying Civilizations In The History of the World
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Anthropomorphic + Futuristic = Fantastic Floating Homes Futuristic, yet, but not the far-fetched science-fiction fantasy industrial design you might think – the Oculus by Schoepfer Yachts may not be for sale yet but it is already in pre-production mode with naval architects on board, so to speak. Hardly your typical houseboat, it is a virtual cruise ship for the rich and famous who can afford to buy it when it is fully planned and built. The anthropomorphism of this luxury floating home is of course intentional – the front deck like the gaping mouth of a gigantic sea creature and the sleek curves mimicking streamlined oceanic animals. Anthropomorphic + Futuristic = Fantastic Floating Homes
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Nokia Liquid Phone by Rune Larsen Nokia Liquid Phone by Rune Larsen A Phone That’s Not Afraid to Mess with Water Among the grievous wrongs done by touchscreen technology, the worst is its disregard for tactile feedback. Without the pleasant sensation of a button being pressed, we are woefully incapable of using any gadget without complete visual attention. This Nokia concept tries to right this wrong by using a small pump to fill a substrate beneath the screen that gives our fingers something to feel and press.
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While playing with Facebook Chat I wondered if it supported emoticons. Turns out it does. But when I tried the >:-) emoticon (a 'devil') and saw it printed as boring text, I wondered, "what smilies does facebook actually support?" Complete list of Facebook Chat Emoticons | calebbrown.id.au
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Ambiguous Words Ambiguous Words Here's a bunch of words that, by themselves, have a handful of meanings. Because of this flexibility, they can be instrumental in titles for your songs/poems/stories/etc. Click on each word to delve deeper into these words' meanings. The most flexible words are at the top of the list. In other words, we cut you a break by breaking the breaks on "break" and a bunch of other ambiguous words, without taking a break!
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Beef: It's what's on the Web! At least it seems there is no shortage of crazy burger pics and impressive (if not a little gross) works of "hamburger art." This homage to the all-American love of beef patties is enough to bring a tear to your eye (and cholesterol to your arteries!). To all my carnivores out there -- here are our fave Web Hamburgers: The Sneaker Burger Top 11 Weirdest Burgers: A Tribute
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