Five-year-old took 4×4 on joyride

A five-year-old boy took his family’s automatic 4×4 on a four-mile “joyride” before crashing it into a wall, it has been disclosed.

Traffic officers described the incident as “remarkable” and said the boy and other drivers were lucky to have escaped without serious injury.

Several motorists dialled 999 after spotting a Mitsubishi Shogun being driven erratically and slowly by a small boy on roads east of Chichester, West Sussex, just after 7am on Thursday.

At around the same time, the boy’s father reported to police that his son had driven off in the family vehicle moments beforehand. A short while later the 4×4 hit a wall in Pook Lane, Lavant, and Sussex Police believe the boy had travelled just over four miles from his home before crashing.

Forgetting how tragically this could have ended… What an adventure for a 5 year old? I bet he gets a nice new electric toy car for his birthday.

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The shrew loo: The rare jungle plant that recycles droppings

It is the ultimate in recycling. Meet Nepenthes Lowii, nature’s own lavatory. This is the first time the plant has been captured on camera being used by the mountain tree shrew – animals that rely on the plant both for nourishment and as its very own lavatory. The plant, which is found in Borneo, is the only one in the world that collects the droppings of animals and uses them to produce a sugary substance, which the shrew then eats.

The Shrew Loo
The Shrew Loo

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Wannabe Porn Studs Whored For Their Cash

Wannabe porn studs were dealt a hefty blow by an ad for porn extras placed in a U.K men’s magazine. Instead of getting to shoot on film they blew a load chasing the producers.

The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that an advert for “adult movie xtras” was not strictly honest in offering wannabe porn studs a substantial money shot.

The ad, in an unnamed men’s magazine, read: “Act out your fantasies on film, Earn Big Bucks. Adult movie xtras needed now! Call 08714 XXXXXX or 08714 XXXXXX xtreme-red.com”.

One disappointed punter “answered the ad and paid several thousand pounds up front”. He referred the matter to the ASA on the grounds that “the ad did not make clear that obtaining work through the advertisers would involve significant financial outlay”, and “he did not believe the advertised work was available, as he had never been given the precise details of when and where shoots would take place”.

Don’t you just feel sorry for those guys? No? Nor do I really. You can read more at El Reg.

Find Search Terms and Keywords in Realtime

A lot of webmasters find their keywords by trial and error. They find a subject then use a dictionary and thesaurus to locate words that might relate to it, some just guess a few keywords, and the slightly more organized use online tools to analyze the sites of their competitors and copy their keywords. They are good methods to assess keywords but they take a lot of valuable time. Wouldn’t it be better if we could locate keywords as people search for them? In realtime or as near to realtime as possible? I don’t need to see you nodding to know your answer: yes it would, it would make it so much easier to locate words that are being entered into search engines….

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Free Mediacal Icons Set

A great way to impress to impress your website’s visitors is to approach them in good clothes. The peeps at Smashing Magazine have released a set of 60 icons for use in both private and commercial websites. the set is free to download and comes with one restriction – they must only be distributed to third parties via Smashing Magazine.

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Better User Experience With Storytelling – Part One

Stories have defined our world. They have been with us since the dawn of communication, from cave walls to the tall tales recounted around fires. They have continued to evolve with their purpose remaining the same; to entertain, to share common experiences, to teach, and to pass on traditions.

Today we communicate a bit differently. Our information is fragmented across various mass-media channels and delivered through ever-changing technology. It has become watered down, cloned, and is churned out quickly in 140-character blurbs. We’ve lost that personal touch where we find an emotional connection that makes us care.

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