Guy gets train logo tattooed for free tickets

train logo tattoo

Yep, I found a follow-up tattoo news item to the ‘guy gets glasses tattooed on his face’ story that made me go tjongolongo! Australian Grant Burton has had the logo of a train company tattooed on his back for his parents. He wanted to give his parents something special for their 40th wedding anniversary. The only problem was the fact that he is unemployed, which meant he didn’t have much cash.

Dinner plate that complains when you eat too fast

dinner plate that complains when you eat too fast

Swedish scientist have developed a dinner plate that will actually speak to you when you’re eating too fast. The Mandometer is an electronic scal which will fit under a plate and has a separate small screen. The food is weighed before you start eating. As you start to eat you will be able to see on the screen how fast you’re eating. If you’re eating too fast the plate will tell you to slow down.

Guy gets glasses tattooed on his face

guy gets glasses tattooed on his face

I came across an article and video about this guy, Matthew, getting Ray-Bans tattooed on his face. Tjongolongo, how weird is that. As you can imagine, the video has become viral lately. Tjongolongo, how on earth could you get someone to do something as ridiculous as this. I hope he got some good money out of it, but still, no amount of money could be worth glasses tattooed on your face could it?

Human shaped bed

humand shaped bed

And when I say human shaped bed, I actually mean a bed shaped as a human! I came across this picture of a human shaped bed last month and it immediately made me go Tjongolongo and got me intrigued, why on earth somebody would make something like this! It turns out the bed was made by British artist Dominic Wilcox. According to his website he works within the territory of ‘everyday’. He takes everyday objects and creates something with a little bit of dry humor and adds a new perspective to those everyday objects.

A garbage can as a toilet?

pee-lie bin

A Swiss designer has created the ‘Pee-lie Bin’ a wheelie bin that doubles as a public toilet. Tjongolongo, how weird is that! The Swiss designer, Stephan Bischof decided to transform the traditional British wheelie bin as a solution to the growing problem of public urination in the UK city centre streets. Tests have even showed that people (mostly drunk ones…go figure…) were fine with peeing in the converted wheelie bins.

Top 5 mashups of 2009

music note, top 5 songs

I love music and really like good mashups. It had been a while since I listened to some mashups so I decided to browse for some. I came across a lot of bad ones and some good ones that made me go Tjongolongo! I hope the artists themselves are also looking at what others are creating with their music, would be nice to see some real mashups, like Jay-Z and Linkin Park did creating an entire album with mashups.

UK to be hypnotised using Twitter and Facebook

social media hypnosis

A British hypnotist is set to cast a spell over the internet for a mass online hypnosis session. The hypnotist, Chris Hughes, will try to set a world record casting the largest mass online hypnosis session. He will try to stick his followers’ hands together and leave them unable to open their eyes. Not only people from the UK, but people all over the world have signed up to be hypnotised.

Snore-Chestra snores Silent Night

helps stop snoring

Christmas is here so it’s only fair that I write about a Christmas inspired tjongolongo moment. Awhile ago I read an article on Newslite about a group of musicians that rounded up snorers from around the UK to record a song. The musicians used the snorers snoring sounds to create the song. The end result is a very weird rendition of Silent Night.

A car as a musical instrument

car as musical-instrument

My brother send me this video about a bunch of people using every little bit of a car that makes a nice sound and turn it into a nice tune! The video was made by Julian Smith and some of his friends. They took a Jeep, all rehearsed their part for 2 weeks and then started filming. It took them 7 hours to get the Techno Jeep video right! To top it off, they even created a ringtone out of the whole thing!