Tuesday, October 29, 2013

News: Britney Spears Music Used To Scare Off Somali Pirates

Reminds me of that airport in England that uses Tina Turner music to scare birds off the runway. From Breitbart.
Britney Spears Music Used To Scare Off Somali Pirates

Whoever believes that Britney Spears' music isn't powerful, need think again. Chart toppers like "Hit Me Baby One More Time" and "Oops I Did it Again" have proven to be effective weapons when blasted at approaching Somali Pirates who reportedly retreat at the mere sound of the songstress.

Rachel Owens, 34, a merchant navy officer on huge super tankers off the east coast of Africa says music is a really effective way of deterring the pirates and their high-speed skiffs: “Her songs have been chosen by the security team accompanying our tankers because they thought the pirates would hate them most.

"These guys can’t stand Western culture or music, making Britney’s hits perfect.”


Creepy Shots From Google Street View Of The Day

Bizarre randomness captured by the Google van. I've posted something similar before, but these are a lot creepier. From Mashable, where you can find more pics and explanations.

 Mashable: "An anonymous user on a paranormal message board insists this is an image of an angel returning to heaven. We're thinking it's probably just a glitch on Google Maps, but who knows?"

Mashable: "The town of New Baltimore, N.Y., is either the portal to hell, or Google Street View uploaded some very corrupted files. The entire town is similarly haunted-looking, thanks to a major Google glitch."

 What the hell is that next to the house?

Mashable: "This image set off a media panic when a Redditor first discovered it. The red streak along this dock in the Netherlands looks like evidence of a gruesome murder, but turned out to be a trail of water dragged along the wood by a wet dog." 

Mashable: "A Reddit user found this disconcerting image of an emaciated figure standing on a balcony in France. Although the scraggly-haired, demonic-looking shadow is most likely a tiki statue, Google has since blurred out the image. This has prompted paranormal enthusiasts to question the perfectly rational explanation to this creepy picture." 


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