The 6 Pointless Products That Prove That People Will Buy Anything

Do you remember the good old days when we only used to buy stuff that we really needed? Back then we only spent money on basic stuff like food, clothes and second hand Led Zeppelin cassettes.

These days you can buy pointless products that add nothing but a touch of extra stupidity to your life.

The Car Exhaust Grill

Pointless Products That Prove That People Will Buy Anything

This is the single most ridiculous thing I have ever seen in my life, and I say that as someone who once willingly sat through a boxed set of Dynasty DVDs. Why let all that nasty, horrible smoke that comes out of your car go to waste when you can cook a healthy burger with it? Eh? What if I wanted lasagna or baked Alaska? Could it handle those bad boys? I very much doubt it. Also, what if you got stuck in traffic for, say, an hour and your burger turned into a piece of charcoal?

The Self Stirring Mug

Pointless Products and the Self Stirring Mug

If you just looked at that picture and thought, “ooh, that would be groovy, man” then can I start by reminding you that the 1970s ended quite some time ago. Apart from that, how busy a life could you possibly lead that would render you physically incapable of stirring your own freaking beverages? God made the Earth in 7 days and even he found a few seconds to dredge up the sugary sludge at the bottom of his celestial cappuccino. If your problem is a lack of strength to move your teaspoon in a circular motion against the negligible friction of a warm liquid then perhaps the exercise will do you good.

The Baby Food Processor

Pointless Products and The Baby Food Processor

I almost bought a baby food processor when our little girl was born. My thought process went something like; got baby, need baby food processor. Hang on though; don’t I already have a full sized food processor at home? Like, yeah I do. Would it handle baby type food in the fast and efficient way it processes adult oriented meals and snacks? Um, so why would I need a pointless product like this as well.

The Vacuum Cleaner Hair Cutting System

Pointless Products and The Vacuum Cleaner Hair Cutting System

Cutting your hair in an effective and safe way isn’t pointless at all. In fact, I would call it one of life’s most essential little jobs. Until baldness start to squeeze the life out of you with its death like grip you will want to avoid your follicles getting in your eyes and completely covering your ears, rendering you both ridiculous looking and oblivious to the sights and sounds around you. Having said all that, using a vacuum cleaner attachment to carry out this maintenance work is just crazy. You do know that they invented these things called scissors?

The Avocado Saver

Pointless Products and The Avocado Saver

My life used to be a mess. You see, I love avocados but I can’t eat a whole one and have no friends to share them with. As you can imagine, this led to my house very quickly being filled with rotting halves of avocados. I would make a small amount of guacamole then add the left over fruit (yes it’s a fruit, don’t call me out on this you or you’ll regret it) to the ever-growing pile.  Thankfully, one day I found the answer. I threw out the god-damned bits I didn’t want.

The Air Conditioned Shoes

Pointless Products and The Air Conditioned Shoes

This is actually the only pointless product I would buy without a salesman having to press the cold steel of a loaded gun to my nether regions. You see, my feet do get over-heated at times and the resulting build-up of smell and moisture could only be released through, hey, air conditioned shoes. Maybe they’re not so pointless after all, although I still have some doubts.

Some of the Most Famous Last Words Ever Spoken

If we look at the most famous last words ever spoken we find a mixture of the inspirational, the mundane and the downright dumb. The following are some examples of what some people chose to say with their final words on Earth.

Pardon me sir, I meant not to do it - Marie Antoinette

Most Famous Last Words

She never actually said “let them eat cake”, I’m sorry to say. Although I like to think that she probably secretly thought about saying it at one point anyway. However, the French Queen Marie Antoinette did make this famous quote just before the guillotine did its job, after she had accidentally stepped on the executioner’s foot on her way to her death.

I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have – Leonardo da Vinci

Most Famous Last Words

There is being modest and overly self critical and there is simply not realizing that you are probably the greatest blooming genius to ever walk the Earth. I have seen a few different translations of the famous last words spoken by Leonardo but they all show that he felt that he could have done more with his life. Yeah, creating some of the world’s finest pieces of art, inventing machines that were centuries ahead of their time, producing the most anatomically correct drawing of a man of its time, perfecting the art of writing backwards and with both hands at the same time and a few other little hobbies were just a waste of time really.

I’m bored with it all – Sir Winston Churchill

Most Famous Last Words

The final last words of the man who led Britain into battle in WWII show that he was ready to give up the good fight and move upstairs. In fact, his last words are sometimes incorrectly quoted as a rather more poetic phrase that he said earlier; “I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.”

Hey fellas! How about this for a headline for tomorrow’s paper? French Fries!”

Most Famous Last Words

This brings a whole new level to the meaning of gallows humor.  James Donald French said these famous last words to the assembled press just before being sent to the electric chair in Oklahoma in 1966.

Yes…a bullet-proof vest – James W.Rodgers

Most Famous Last Words

Another bit of last-minute dark humor came from convicted murderer Rodgers just before the Utah firing squad started up. He was asked whether he had one last request and came up with these famous last words.

No, you certainly can’t – John F Kennedy

Most Famous Last Words

I don’t think I had ever read the last words of JFK before today. In the end, it wasn’t anything particularly exciting that he said. However, he was just replying to the comment from the governor’s wife, “You certainly cannot say that the people of Dallas haven’t given you a nice welcome, Mr. President.”

I’m going to the bathroom to read – Elvis Presley

 Most Famous Last Words

Do you know what Elvis’ famous last words were? When he couldn’t get to sleep one night in 1977, Elvis told his then fiancée, Ginger Alden, that he was heading to the bathroom to read. She believed that he meant that he was going to take prescription drugs while in there. She told him “don’t fall asleep in there” but when she woke up later he was dead on the bathroom floor.

The 10 Funniest Hair Salon Names

It’s clear that going to a new hairdresser for the first time is one of life’s scariest experiences. Would it help if they have a funny hair salon name for it? It sure would.

Curl Up & Dye

Funniest Hair Salon Names

This is a classic name for a hair salon in the UK, with a very nice play on words. I’m sure I’ve seen a few places with this name in my time but I can never resist a little smile every time I see one.

Hair Dot Com…b

Funniest Hair Salon Names

This is either the cleverest funny hair salon name I’ve seen or the worst. I just can’t seem to make my mind up about it. Actually, I reckon it might be the worst and most contrived but still funny.

The Chainsaw Massacre Salon

Funniest Hair Salon Names

When it comes to scary hair salon names it doesn’t get much better than the Chainsaw Massacre Salon. What the hell do they do to your hair in this place anyway? Most times I’ve had my hair cut they’ve used the traditional scissors and comb approach instead of whipping out large pieces of industrial machinery.

You’re Gorgeous, But What’s With the Hair?

Funniest Hair Salon Names

This is a very good question in this funny hair salon name. You might be smartly dressed and looking good but what about your freaking hair? If you are gorgeous but your hair is an utter disgrace then it seems to make sense to get it sorted. Why didn’t you think about this before?

Ass Hair Salon

Funniest Hair Salon Names

I have genuinely no idea why you would call your hair cutting business Ass Hair Salon. To be honest, the possible reasons for this name don’t really bear thinking about anyway.

Hairkiller

Funniest Hair Salon Names

Do you want your hair to be cut or killed? It might not be a question you are used to being asked but this funny hair salon name does just that.

Rock Paper Scissors

Funniest Hair Salon Names

This is a pretty ingenuous name for a hair salon, although I hope that the stylists don’t choose between those three different implements to cut your hair with. My nephew has just learned how to play this game but he simply chooses scissors every single time. He still manages to beat me most of the time.

Shear-N-Dipity

Funniest Hair Salon Names

This is another of those hair salon names that treads that fine line between creative genius and blooming awful puns. It is based on the word serendipity, meaning happy surprise or coincidence. Does this means that you will get a pleasant surprise when you get exactly the haircut you wanted?

Hair Potato

Funniest Hair Salon Names

This is another inexplicably funny hair salon name. In fact, I’m not even sure that it is a hair salon, although the internet tells me that it is. Why would you call your hair salon Hair Potato? It sounds like the kind of place where they would make you look like a tuber. What would you even want that?

Destroy Hair & Beauty Salon

Funniest Hair Salon Names

Do you want your hair destroyed or just cut? It’s a tough choice, isn’t it? I’m not sure if they use chainsaws in here or not. It would certainly give me a bit of fear about going in here, which might make the whole hair salon experience a bit more exciting.

Top 15 Sex and the City Quotes

Sex and the City is one of the most popular series reclaiming female sexual independence. It is also a statement about glamor, fun and feminist ideas surrounding 4 female friends trying to live and thrive in New York City. We all enjoyed the four different characters: Carrie, the forever romantic writer, Miranda, the empowered lawyer; Samantha, the explicit sexual encounters-seeker, and Charlotte, the refined and elegant prude. To celebrate the series we fell in love with more than 10 years ago, here are the top 15 Sex and the City quotes reflecting special moments that impressed us and helped create the series’ brand.

1. When we realized how important family is

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“The most important thing in life is your family. There are days you love them, and others you don’t. But, in the end, they’re the people you always come home to. Sometimes it’s the family you’re born into and sometimes it’s the one you make for yourself.” (Carrie)

2. When we shared our views about men with Samantha

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“There isn’t enough wall space in New York City to hang all of my exes. Let me tell you, a lot of them were hung.” (Samantha)

3.  When we knew joking about men would be fun

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“Ladies! Seamen, twelve o’clock!” (Samantha)

“I pray when I turn around there are sailors, because with her, you never know.” (Miranda)

4.  When we find out simple truths from Carrie

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“Sometimes we need to stop analyzing the past, stop planning the future, stop figuring out precisely how we feel, stop deciding exactly what we want, and just see what happens.” (Carrie)

5.  How poetic post-break-up feelings can be

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“After a break-up, certain street, locations, even times of day are off-limits. The city becomes a deserted battlefield, loaded with emotional landmines. You have to be very careful where you step or you could be blown to pieces.” (Carrie)

6. Where spending too much can get you

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“I’ve spent $40,000 on shoes and I have no place to live? I will literally be the old woman who lived in her shoes!” (Carrie)

7.  How you can end up with a baby even in the most improbable situation

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“He has one ball, and I have a lazy ovary! In what twisted world does that create a baby? It’s like the Special Olympics of conception.” (Miranda)

8.  How funny sex seems through Samantha’s eyes

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“Easy?! You men have no idea what we’re dealing with. Teeth placement and jaw stress and suction and gag reflex. And all the while bobbing up and down, moaning and trying to breathe through our noses. Easy? Honey, they don’t call it a job for nothing” (Samantha)

9.  How do we all feel about exes

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“Oh please, there’s always a competition with an ex, it’s called ‘who’ll die miserable?” (Samantha)

10.  How bad but funny Carrie’s ideas about finances were

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“I like my money where I can see it – hanging in my closet.” (Carrie)

11. How funny Miranda was when talking about her sex life

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“’Do any of you have a completely unremarkable friend or maybe a houseplant I could go to dinner with on Saturday night?” (Miranda)

12. When we found out the truth about housing

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“Beauty is fleeting, but a rent-controlled apartment overlooking the park is forever.” (Carrie)

13. When Carrie summed up sexism

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“When men attempt bold gestures, generally it’s considered romantic. When women do it, it’s often considered desperate or psycho. ” (Carrie)

14.  How we enjoyed Miranda making fun of Charlotte

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“”I read it in a magazine.” (Charlotte)

“What magazine? Convenient Theories For You Monthly?” (Miranda)

15. How Stanford got us to look carefully at our own lifestyle

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“Puberty is a phase… fifteen years of rejection is a lifestyle.” (Stanford)

At the 15-year anniversary of the series, we couldn’t think of anything better than those quirky and hilarious 15 Sex and the City quotes for you to enjoy the sassy spirit of sisterhood. Could you think of any other quotes you liked?

 

10 Weird Fruits You Should Try

We all love to eat tasty meals, but from time to time we like trying new foods. For those days, you could try something that gives you comfort and pleasure, but you might as well want to try something more adventurous and exotic. We give you a list of weird fruits you probably never heard of. Some of them look like from your worst nightmare, but, surprisingly, they are also tasty. And if that isn’t the case, you might call it a culinary experiment and give it a try anyway.

1. Ackee

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Ackee is a strange fruit that looks like a combination of a big grape attached to a miniature yellow brain. Only the yellow part is edible. It currently grows in West Africa, Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti. Unfortunately, the other parts of the fruit are highly toxic, producing hypoglycemia. On the long run, this translates into Jamaican vomiting sickness, a condition which affects those who eat the non-edible part on the whole fruit in its underdeveloped stages.

2.  Miraclefruit

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This fruit is known for its ability to transform sour tastes into sweet ones, although the composition is similar to limes and lemons. This is due to a molecule called miraculin which distorts the taste making it appear sweet. Because of this difference between its composition and its taste, there is a risk to produce stomach injuries if consumed in high quantities, because of its acidity. Extracts from the miraclefruit are used in the food industry as sweeteners for replacing sugar.

3.  Langsat

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This one looks a little bit like a potato from a distance, but it’s actually similar in taste with a bittersweet grapefruit.  The fruit can be eaten raw or can be used as syrup. Malaysia, Thailand and Philippines are one of the largest producers of langsat.

4. Cupuaçu

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Next on our list of weird fruits iscupuaçu, a buttery fruit from the Amazon basin used for desserts and sweets. Its taste is a combination of chocolate, pear, banana and pineapple flavors. It is related to the cocoa tree, which explains why it is also used for body lotion products. With the current crisis in cocoa production, cupuaçu is considered an alternative in order to save the chocolate industry.

5. Pepino

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Pepino is a very common fruit in South Africa, it is related to tomatoes and resembles a combination of pear and melon. It is exported all over the world but in high demand in Turkey and New Zealand. It is used in a variety of combination, in salads, along prepared meat and also as desserts aside ice cream.

6. Safou

Weird Fruits

Safou is also known as the bush pear and grows in a tree that can get more than 100 feet tall in the African forests. The fruit can be eaten raw or cooked and is an incredibly rich source of oil. In fact, the African pear may be a solution to ensure food security in many African countries.

7. Horned melon

Weird Fruits

The ferocious fruit is in fact highly nutritious. The African fruit is now grown in the U.S. as well. As you would expect from a fruit related to both the cucumber and the melon, the plant is mostly made out of water, a huge benefit for those living in the hot African climate. Because it can be stored at room temperature for many weeks, the fruit is often used for decorative purposes.

8. Dragon fruit

Weird Fruits

The fruit is not only delicious, it simply looks amazing both on the outside and on the inside. The fancy fruit grows on cactuses and can be served just as the kiwi. The dragon fruit has them all: high level of Vitamin C, low on sugar, contains phosphorus antioxidants.

9. Purple Mangosteen

Weird Fruits

The mangosteen is originally from Indonesia, but now grows in countries like Puerto Rico and Columbia. Due to its high fiber content and low caloric value, the purple mangosteen is recommended in diets. The fruit has a sweet and tangy taste.

10. Bael

Weird Fruits

The wood apple tree, as it is also known, is a sacred Indian tree. Wood apples can grow as large as pomelos and have a very tough shell. You’ll need a machete to access the pulp, which tastes like marmalade and smells like roses.