For less than the equivalent of $1600, you can pay French company, Ultime Ralit to give you a basic abduction package.
The package includes you being taken by strangers, gagged and forced into a car and kept in a dark cellar for 4 hours.
For an added fee, you can add boat chases or helicopter escapes to your abduction package. You can also stay in that dark cellar for longer... If you pay.
The company offers to get you through real sensations of violence, terror and fear of a real kidnapping. If you dare, you will sign a contract and liability waiver. Once you sign it, you have no idea when your kidnapping will take place.
The company follows you and abducts you at the right time. Some people have decided to use the service in order to tackle some of their greatest fears. For example, being buried alive. While the service is not technically illegal, the police say authorities should be warned. Would you ever consider being fake kidnapped like this?
You probably remember photosynthesis from grade school. It’s the process through which plants convert sunlight and CO2 into oxygen and carbohydrates.
There’s been a lot of research into how we can perform this process artificially. This would be great both in producing renewable energy and in reducing dangerous CO2 emissions.
Artificial photosynthesis will also have a big impact in that it won’t compete with the food supply for land. There’s a couple of visions for how we will achieve this at a grand scale.
The first is that we have large light capture facilities near the costs where plants can split sea water into hydrogen and oxygen.
The second is that every human structure in the planet (roads, vehicles and buildings) have a special ability to do photosynthesis.
For the longest time, The Lion King was the top animated movie of all time. It is undoubtedly one of the most classic masterpieces of animation history. Pocahontas, while great in it's own regard, not quite so.
However, you wouldn’t have gotten that answer if you asked the Disney animators in 1991, when they had a choice of working in either. Both movies started production at about the same time, and most animators decided for Pocahontas.
As a result, most of the lead animators on Lion King were doing their first work supervising a character or just were interesting in animating an animal.
In the end, both movies were successful and critically acclaimed, but I think we can all agree that The Lion King was the better of the two.
A New York dad is fighting back against allegations that he is an unfit father. A New York court-appointed psychiatrist ruled him unfit in part because he refused to take his son to the Golden Arches.
The man is in the middle of a custody battle. His son, age 4, threw a temper tantrum asking to go to McDonald’s. The dad said no. He told him he could have dinner anywhere else or skip the meal.
The kid said he’d skip the meal and went and told his dad. The court appointed psychiatrist called the man “wholly incapable of taking care of his son,” and that he should be denied weekend visitations.
You’ve probably visited the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) multiple times before. For over 23 years, it’s been the #1 source for movie information with cast and crew info as well as trivia and goods.
However, an interesting thing about them is that they’ve existed since October 17th, 1990. That predates the first web browser by a couple of months!
As it turns out, IMDb existed before the time of web browsers as a USENET group called “rec.arts.movies” that collected a list of credits.
Although the name IMDb was a few years away, this group eventually became the IMDb we know and love.
If you didn’t know, the very first web browser was called WorldWideWeb and was released on December 25, 1990. The software later became known as Nexus to avoid confusion between the product and the WWW.