You might think a cursed phone number sounds like the plot to an uninspired horror flick, but anyone who had the number listed above since its first issuing in the early 2000s has died.
That includes the CEO of a Bulgarian mobile phone company who died of cancer at 48, as well as two crooks—one a mafia boss and the other a cocaine-dealing estate agent, both of whom were “gunned down.” All three died within four years of one another. Since then, the telephone number has been suspended, and the company that owns it refuses to comment as to why.
via Mental Floss
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Courtesy B.J. Novak
This video shows actor B.J. Novak reading his new book, The Book With No Pictures, to a crowd of children. You might think that kids would not stand for this, but you’d be wrong. Words can be amazingly entertaining. We need to give our little ones more credit. Nice work Mr. Novak. Buy it here.
A Taliban sniper managed to get a non-fatal headshot on a Marine’s helmet while the Marines were conducting a joint helicopter raid in the Now Zad district, Helmand Province in 2013. The shot occurs around the :45 mark. Warning: F-words
No other proof needed to demonstrate these guys have balls of steel.
via Bag of Nothing
Watch this 1200 ft tower base jump into a pool on top of a 34 story building.
More base jumping videos here.
via Bits and Pieces
Here is another line of flatulence filtering underwear. Shreddies are sold for just $32 for women and $40 for men. Presumably because men are gassier. Apparently the skivvies use chemical warfare technology to cancel out your offensive butt thunder. Go buy here you rot ass!
I posted on another product like this once before.
This is the new single from AC/DC’s forthcoming album, Rock or Bust (Due December 2014). If it looks like AC/DC and sounds like AC/DC, then it’s probably AC/DC.
Pre-order the album here.
Good news and bad news Minnesota Amazon Affiliate account holders. You are now welcome to have an Amazon Affiliate account again. Minnesota bloggers should all be rejoicing about this change. I was worried we’d never see this happen until the tax law Governor Mark Dayton pushed through was reversed or a Republican took office.
Now for the bad news. I contacted Affiliate support via chat today and was informed that old affiliate accounts will NOT be reopened due to “technical and legal” challenges. The Amazon rep told me that my old account would need to be deleted and that I would have to re-apply for a new one. You can still use your existing Amazon login and email for your new Affiliate account.
I had the Amazon rep delete my old one on the spot and I restarted linking old content from this blog. It is a tedious process, but there is no way around it. The rep said that they will be sending a notification to old affiliate account holders very soon.