Say what you like about their current book keeping skills, but one thing that Europeans have in spades, is respecting the rights and health of their citizens. So its with much fanfare, that I applaud their decision to prohibit the introduction of body scanners into their collective airports. Not only do they show you nude, but the scanners also use ionizing radiation, which has been shown to damage human DNA and cause cancer.
The States on the other hand, have no such qualms about scanning the crap out of their citizens. Health effects aside, have you ever really wondered what the customs officer is seeing when he sees your silhouette?
Its this. Warning, this isn’t really Safe for work, because the image officers see are pretty explicit in nature, showing the persons body in very good detail. Granted the first image they see have full body scanners, click here.
While I applaud the airport customs efforts to not let dangerous items or firearms on to flights worldwide, this is going one step to far. Especially when you have Florida customs officers who illegally go on to save 35,000 images of scans, which inevitably were released out on to the internet.
To read more on this Pro Publica article, click here or on the image above.
Today’s must read.
I’m a huge fan of FedEx. Take the movie Castaway for instance.
The film shows one of their freight planes nosediving into the Pacific, taking the planes crew to a watery death and Tom Hanks on to four years of island based solitude. While obviously fiction in nature, it was a ballsy move for any corporate to do, let alone one that totally relies on expediently delivering parcels worldwide. But it worked for them, as the last thing you see is a dutiful Tom Hanks delivering a FedEx parcel to a woman at the end of the movie (which insinuation suggests he spends the rest of his life with).
So somebody told be about a new ad they’ve got out featuring a goose & a puppy. Now in my opinion, nothing is more naff than a brand peddling their wares through adorable small animals because its just so cliche. But I’ve gotta say, this is actually pretty good. For one thing it contains dominoes. Lots of freaking dominoes. Well played FedEx, well played.
Oh and whats the ad for? Apparently their new not-so-quick delivery service.
I can’t imagine finding a project that I could happily spend the rest of my life pushing, but then again, perhaps I just haven’t found it yet. But these five outstanding gentlemen have. Representing a project that was started by their forefathers in 1948, these men are sculpting an epic memorial from the blueprints of a larger than life vision.
If you’ve got five minutes to watch something epic, then check out the video below.
Another must see.
The view from an RC helicopter never ceases to amaze me and the Marcinko brothers seem to have mastered the art of it. Here is just a taste of some of their killer work.
Check it out below. And if you’re in the market to get some outstanding camera work done, here’s their website.
Another outstanding info-graphic here, this time showing that those supposedly healthy smoothies and fruit drinks that I gulp down, aren’t all that good for me after all. So bad in fact, that I’d be better sticking with a cold soft drink. Or better still, just a cold glass of water…
Check it out below.
Created by: Health Science
- Tuesday 20th November – Hair on fire, Dumb ways to die, Mr. Robot Hand, Playing with my friends and Red Bull’s Athlete Machine
- Wednesday 31st October – LOL at the pussies, Cannon Ball VS Car, The Adventures of Bunker 42, Iron Man 3 & Octobers Fail Compilation
- Friday 19th October – Bombing Ice = Busted Ass, Some amazing arctic imagery, An outstanding time lapse vid, Game Show Fails & a Health message with a twist
- Monday 15th October – Falling 24 Miles to Earth, Upside down head sheep, How text messages work, The World’s fastest pram & French bees do the craziest things
- Tuesday 2nd October – Best proposal ever, One Sexy Comet Beast, How Hot Does Stuff Get, RC Helicopter vs. the world & and Incredible Truck Crash (happy ending)
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