Clever Advert for Farmers Market

I love the idea behind this advert for the Calgary Farmers Market, how do you prove that you are open all winter? Knit Jumpers for your produce!

Although I doubt many Calgary Farmers actually farm Bananas… Surely it’s a little too cold up there for that.


Via Creativity Drink

Think You Love Snow White? Not As Much As this Person…

I don’t think anyone loves Snow White as much as Annfaye Kao, 27, from Taichung, Taiwan. According the the Daily Mail the Tattoo’s took three months to finish. Ouch.

Still it’s pretty and she now has the entire cast of a film she loves on her back… Where she can’t see it… Oh Well…

Annfaye, from Taichung, Taiwan, had the intricate art work inked across her whole back in a marathon three month tattoo session

Via Obvious Winner

Clean House Flow Chart

I don’t know about you but when I clean the house it tends to consist of my shuffling things about the house to clear different areas, by cluttering up other areas, I also have a really bad tendency to get distracted by cleaning one thing while I’m supposed to be cleaning something else. The flow chart above might just be what I need to organise myself. Then again if I did print it out and use it as a check list I’d probably lose it when I got distracted by something…

Via Life On Paper

Watermelon and R2D2 Bike Helmets

Nutcase Watermelon Bike Helmet

I went through a phase of loving everything to do with watermelons, at that point I would have happily worn this helmet by nutcase it features:

  • Adjustable Spin Dial allows for perfect fit and three sets of removable low-density polyurethane foam insert liners for comfort, and for refining fit.
  • Anti-Pinch, Magnetic Buckle/chinstrap for one-handed operation
  • 360 degree Reflectivity in front, back and side Nutcase logos
  • Complies with CPSC standard for age 5 + up – Injection-molded ABS shell- Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) protective inner foam for high impact protection
  • 2 Front intake vents, 7 multiple top-mounted exhaust vents, and 2 Rear exhaust vents

Via Geek Alerts

Burton RED Avid Grom R2-D2 Helmet

I’m not sure I have the cahonies to wear this R2D2 helmet by Red it’s features

  • Spin Fit System – Easily dial in the fit and customize the liner’s circumference with this super low-profile system.
  • Airvanced Ventilation – A customizable airflow venting system that allows the rider to control the helmet’s climate.
  • Goggle Gasket – Fully removable, waterproof/breathable shield that eliminates the gap between goggle and helmet.
  • Ultra Lightweight In-Molded Polycarbonate Shell
  • Snow, Skate, Bike Crossover
  • ASTM 2040, CPSC, and CE 1077B Certified

Also via Geek Alerts

Chinese is not easy…

I have tried to learn Chinese, I spent a few months listening to audio lessons to try and get to grips with the language before going on holiday to Beijing a couple of years ago. It’s not an easy language to learn, grammatically it’s fairly simple, the difficulty is with the tones.

What to you or me might sound like one sound can actually be a falling rising tone, a rising tone a a falling tone or a flat tone. They all sound fairly similar to the untrained ear, or at least they do when someone is talking at full speed. I thought I had got the hang of the tones and gleefully tried to talk to people using my new found linguistic masters, but because I had no idea what I was doing not only could I not understand them they couldn’t understand me. The above poem consisting only of the syllable shi using various tones and contexts points this out beautifully…

That said English isn’t exactly the easiest language to learn if you aren’t a native speaker, I’ve seen this kicking about for the internet hundreds of times:

  1. The bandage was wound around the wound.
  2. The farm was used to produce produce.
  3. The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
  4. We must polish the Polish furniture.
  5. He could lead if he would get the lead out.
  6. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
  7. Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
  8. A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
  9. When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
  10. I did not object to the object.
  11. The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
  12. There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
  13. They were too close to the door to close it.
  14. The buck does funny things when the does are present.
  15. A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
  16. To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
  17. The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
  18. After a number of injections my jaw got number.
  19. Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
  20. I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
  21. How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?
It’s odd because to us all of the above is second nature, English spelling also confuses non native speakers, mainly because of the number of letter combinations that produce the same sound look at the letter “C” for example, the word can’t is pronounced kant, but celebrate is pronounced selebrate. The letter “C” is essentially a redundant letter, and don’t get me started on ph why that combination of letters sounds like an “F” is confusing to any non native speaker.
So yeah, Chinese may be complicated but so is English…