Who said chess was a sport built only for Russians and goofy, prep school kids? One famous group has stepped forward in an attempt to make chess cool again. The famous hip-hop troupe the Wu-Tang Clan has joined up with the ChessPark social network to bring chess to everyone with their own rap infused style. WuChess.com claims to be “the world’s first online chess and urban social network.” I really didn’t know that socializing was such a core part of playing chess considering it’s usual target demographic. But I guess this is what makes WuChess different!
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He’s a revered Hindu monkey god. And now, he’s the chairman of an Indian business school.
Children’s books are often written with a purpose. Sometimes they are to teach a moral principle, show you not to be embarrassed about who you are, tell you to stay strong under peer pressure, and even make sure you know it’s okay to poop, but what about that books that teach you unconventional wisdom. Dr. Michael Salzhauer of Miami, Florida has written a book, “My Beautiful Mommy,” to help parents tell their children about the changes to be expected from an impending plastic surgery. I used to have trouble adjusting to my mom’s new haircuts, so one can only imagine what a kid thinks after his mom has a boob job!
When I was a kid, I used to love getting glue on my hands and having to peel it off. One of the best parts was trying to see if I could get the entire sticky film off my hands without it breaking. I never accomplished the feat, but I still managed to get a bunch off without it ever coming apart. Simple joys like this can get you through your younger years, but having a crap-ton of glue all over you can actually turn you off from the stuff completely. Just ask these Chinese firefighters!
People do weird things with their dogs, for their dogs, and because of their dogs. You know the types; the ones that carry their dogs in their specially designed $500 a stitch baby skin purses. Perhaps you’ve seen the ones that have costumes made up for their precious little carpet wetters. Little fluffy yappers trotting around with Christmas sweaters or scuba suits. Wait, what? Scuba suits? Indeed.
When I was 13… well, I can’t really recall what I was doing at the horrible age of 13, but I sincerely doubt I was shooting for a Guinness World Record title. I don’t even understand how this kid came up with the idea for this. If you think about it, it is rather gross.
“A 13-year-old boy is claiming the world record for blowing balloons with his nose. Using one nostril at a time, Andrew Dahl inflated 213 balloons within an hour… in the town’s public library. His feat has been submitted for review by Guinness World Records.”
Only in West Virginia could a plan like this be devised and then implemented. A casino in Wheeling, West Virginia, will be giving away an entire tanker of gas to one lucky individual. I’m not that much of a gambling man, but if a tanker of gasoline is up for grabs, that might just turn me around! The tanker contains 9,000 gallons of fuel that the winner will be able to take home in the form of gift cards. Sorry guys, a real tanker isn’t given away. I know that some of you would like to have it in the event of the eminent zombie attack.