With all the recent stories about cybersecurity, ransomware and the WannaCry hack, here's Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, in action spraying holy water around a Russian police control centre to protect it from computer viruses.
What fresh Hell is this? As Dorothy Parker once commented... a Sylvia Plath finger puppet, that also doubles as a fridge magnet!!! You can also have Virginia Woolf, Frida Kahlo, Emily Dickinson and, of course, Dorothy Parker.
The manufacturers (the Unemployed Philosophers Guild) offer a range of about 150 other puppets, so you can also put your finger up (metaphorically speaking) Jane Austen, Jesus, Gandhi, Oscar Wilde, Moby Dick, Edgar Allan Poe (and his Raven), and Schrodinger's Cat.
And in today's WTF! news... clearly my education was sadly lacking, we never had moustache knotting classes at my school – how different my life could have been!
Is your home lacking something? Just have boring fake coals in your fireplace or fire pit? Well, here's something to impress/freak-out (delete as appropriate) the neighbours and kids!
For use in natural gas or LPG fireplaces/fire pits, each skull is made "from heat-tolerant ceramic and lava granules, layered over a steel structure" and is available in a choice of four colours (although these black ones look the most realistic). They cost US$65 each (+ delivery) and are available from Amazon.com. Unfortunately they are not available outside the United States so those of us in the UK will have to opt for the D-I-Y option and head off (unintentional pun) to the nearest cemetery with a shovel. https://www.amazon.com/Myard-DELUXE-Log-Imitated-Fireplace/dp/B00KBNIZGM
According to a recent Reuters report, ports in China now have enough iron ore stockpiled on their wharves to build 13,000 Eiffel Towers. For readers in England, the total height of 13,000 Eiffel Towers is the equivalent of 81,625 Nelson's Columns. (Our picture is a view from the top of the Trafalgar Square column.)
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