MonthJanuary 2006

Holland launches Fun Burials

Holland launches Fun Burials

A Dutch entrepreneur is offering what he hopes will be the latest extreme sport – ‘fun burials’.

For 75 euros, people can be buried 5ft down in a coffin for an hour – under a 3.5 tonne concrete block, reports

The coffin has an oxygen supply, a panic button and is linked by webcam to a computer which friends and family can watch.

Full Story: Ananova.

(via Sploid).

Chinese man can’t be photographed

Police in China’s Henan Province are baffled by a local man who can’t be photographed.

Ye Xiangting showed up at his local police station to be photographed for an ID card. Cops were shocked when he sat for a picture and didn’t show up in the image.

Workers at the station checked everything. The digital camera worked fine. Ye carried nothing on his body or in his clothes that could interfere with the electronics.

Full Story: Sploid: Chinese man can’t be photographed

I’m in Portland

Just a quick update to let everyone know why it’s been slow… I’ve made my move to Portland. I don’t have Internet access where I’m staying, so updates may be spotty for a while.

Prying in the chapel…how Rosslyn coped with Da Vinci

FOR the congregation and staff of the ancient Rosslyn Chapel it has been, by any standard, an extraordinary year. Thanks to the publishing sensation that is Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, the 15th century chapel, which sits along a rough track beside the small Midlothian village of Roslin, has become a place of literary pilgrimage. Devotees of the multi-million selling historical thriller have flocked to the chapel, which plays a relatively brief, but key part in the controversial novel.

Full Story: Prying in the chapel…how Rosslyn coped with Da Vinci.

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