Because who is perfect?

Designers working with Pro Infirmis, a Swiss organization for the disabled, brought in five volunteers, each with a different disability. They took their measurements and then made adjustments on mannequins to create figures that match the unlikely models’ bodies.

When they were done, they placed the mannequins in a storefront in downtown Zurich.

The results are amazing.

Thanks TwentyTwoWords

Clamped Good Samaritan Protestor Lives In Car For 11 Days

A protester has been sleeping in his clamped car as he believes he should not have to pay the fine as at the time of the clamping he was helping a blind woman up steps. He is determined to reverse the fine, which he can afford to pay, however Dublin City Council has vowed that the fine shall stick.

Good Samaritan

Kelvin Sheridan (30) was livid when he returned to find his car clamped on Dublin’s Cathedral Street last Tuesday after he had helped a blind lady who was going to mass up the steps of the nearby Pro-Cathedral.

“I don’t think it’s right that a person can be clamped for doing what I did.”

“I want this to end so I’m asking the clamping company to take off the clamp.”

However, Dublin City Council bosses are refusing back down, insisting that cars are not released without the 80 euro fee.

“This vehicle was clamped on the instruction of the gardai,” a spokesperson said.

“There is process if a motorist feels they have been unfairly clamped.”

Kelvin, who has been receiving sandwiches and tea from passers by, admitted that he hasn’t been sleeping or eating well.

But he isn’t giving up.

“I can’t leave my car,” he argued. “If I do the gardai will impound it and then I will have to pay the 135 euro release fee as well as the 80.”

Thanks Sunday World

Students take pictures of school lunches

This images are truly stomach churning.

Considering the childhood obesity epidemic that the Western World is facing, it is not surprising that children may be eating too much processed food. However what is surprising is that those who should be providing nutritious alternatives (Governments, schools, hospitals) are not.

In the US, a company Fed Up, encouraged students to send in pictures of the lunches they are being given at school. Thanks Twentytwowords

They received 7,025 images. Here are some of the worst.

Salisbury steak

Salisbury Steak

potato wedges

Potato Wedges

Pork

Pork……

Pizza

Pizza

Pasta

Pasta

Noodle surprise

Noodle Surprise (The surprise being that it is edible)

Nachos

This is meant to be nachos

Chili dog and cheese fries

Chili dog and cheese fries

Beefaroni

I don’t know what this is but it is called Beefaroni

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Ghostmothers

Getting a child to pose long enough to get a decent portrait is a struggle for many photographers. However in the early days of photography they had a fairly ingenous way of getting babies/toddlers to pose for a photo. Mothers of the infants would sit the little ones on their laps while they disguised themselves so that they ‘blended’ into the background.

See if you can spot the parents…..

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Portrait sessions in the late 1800s ‘were challenging for sitters because of the low emulsion sensitivity and consequently lengthy exposure times,’ experts at Sewanee University of the South told Digg.

‘In the case of children, one stress-reducing device for keeping them still was to cloak mothers and disguise them as a support on or against which the child rested.’

Thanks Dailymail

Christmas Tinner

The meal in a can has nine layers – from a fry-up for breakfast through to turkey and veg and even mince pies for dessert – all in a tin.

‘Almost half of British gamers plan to spend the majority of Christmas Day testing out new games and consoles,’ explained a spokesman for the company.

‘It’s the ultimate innovation for gamers across the nation who can’t tear themselves away from their new consoles and games on Christmas Day – the first all-in-one festive feast in a tin .’

Christmas DinnerI for one think that anyone who is seriously considering using the tinned food as a substitute for a real Christmas dinner should then donate their freshly prepared meal to someone in need. Just a thought.

Thanks Metro

Feminist Cocktails

A group of Oxford University students have decided to reinvent some of the world’s favourite cocktails as feminist classics.

The cocktails featured in the Bodies Zine, a magazine put together by the student union’s women’s campaign, include

“Cosmopolitan is a shit magazine”

“Consensual Sex On The Beach”

“Manhatin’ (Just Kidding)”

“Bloody Mary Wollstonecraft”

“Virgin-ia Woolf”

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Thanks HuffingtonPost