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Ashera: At $20,000, the worlds rarest and most intelligent cat could be all yours.

In 2007, Africa, amazing story, American News, ancient, archeology, Art, Ashera cat, asia, Bear, Beverly hills, Cats, China, civilisation, crazy, Crazy news, entertainment, exotic cats, genes, Humour, leopard, Life, Moscow, Odd News, People, pets, Places, Russia, sex, Society, Uncategorized, USA, wild animals, World News on June 5, 2007 at 8:21 pm

Mix the African Serval                 

& The Asian Leopard Cat


With your regular domestic cat.

& you’ve got yourself…

“The Cat of the Century”

The ultra-exotic  “Ashera” cat.


At a cool $20,ooo plus US dollars, the uber trendy Ashera cat is said to be the largest, rarest and most intelligent domestic cat. US based company  Lifestyle Pets Inc. has already sold two of the felines to an unknown Beverly Hills family, as well as a Russian mogul in Moscow.

A proprietary blend of the exotic bloodlines of the African Serval and
the Asian Leopard Cat and subsequently crossing with a domestic cat,
the Ashera is unique in that genetic monitoring is used to standardize breeding and ensure that the defining features and size of the Ashera remain exceptionally consistent.

Fully socialized, the Ashera gets along well with children and other
pets, acting and playing like a regular domestic cat. Unusually for cats,
the Ashera takes well to being walked on a leash (cat walk). The Ashera will be limited to less than 100 per year.

So all you need is just a spare 20,ooo US bucks and you’ll be all set. I think I’ll pass thanks, I’m more of a dog person anyway.

Speaking of Meowing, I thought I might just throw this one in for a cheap feline based laugh.

Robot to guard school from ‘outsider seduction’

In 2007, 21st century, archeology, Art, civilisation, comedy, crazy, Crazy news, Human survival, Humour, Life, mad hatter, Odd News, People, Places, robot, Society, south korea, technology, TV, World News on June 4, 2007 at 4:31 pm

 A robot is to be deployed as a security guard at a South Korean school in what its creators claim is a world first.  

The robot, dubbed OFRO, will be posted at a Seoul middle school to test its potential before going on sale.Makers DU Robo said it could be used to alert staff to attempts by outsiders to seduce students.

“One possible scenario is that OFRO will alert officials when it detects someone trying to seduce a student,” the firm’s CEO Kang Jung-Won said.

Teachers could then either warn the offender through a loudspeaker or send human security guards.The firm claims it is the first time a robot has been used to guard an educational institution.“After going through the feasibility test, we (will) look to commercialise the feature-rich OFRO that retails at around $US100,000 as a school guardian,” said Kang.

OFRO moves at a leisurely maximum of five kph (three mph) and can either patrol pre-programmed routes or be manually controlled. It has a camera and microphone link to teachers or a security firm.

A cup (or 4) of tea a day keeps the doctor away.

In archeology, Art, asia, China, civilisation, crazy, Crazy news, England, Humour, Life, mens health, Odd News, People, Places, Queen, Society, UK on June 3, 2007 at 8:49 pm


“Ahh yes, jolly good I say!”

Health researchers in Britain say tea can have positive benifits againsts heart disease and some cancers, as well as being a good drink to re-hydrate.  Polyphenol antioxidants are found in many foods and plants, including tea leaves, and have been shown to help prevent cell damage.

Other health benefits seen included protection against tooth plaque and potentially tooth decay, plus bone strengthening. “Drinking tea is actually better for you than drinking water. Water is essentially replacing fluid. Tea replaces fluids and contains antioxidants so it’s got two things going for it”, said public health nutritionist Dr Carrie Ruxton at Kings College London.

Dr Ruxton’s team found average tea consumption was just under three cups per day. She said the increasing popularity of soft drinks meant many people were not drinking as much tea as before.

“Tea drinking is most common in older people, the 40 plus age range. In older people, tea sometimes made up about 70% of fluid intake so it is a really important contributor,” she said.

Worlds oldest fruit discovered.

In ancient, archeology, civilisation, crazy, Crazy news, Japan, melon, Odd News, Uncategorized, World News on June 2, 2007 at 8:55 pm

Archaeologists in Japan have unearthed a 2,100 year old melon which still has it’s flesh inside apparently preserved underground over the centuries in a vacuum-packed state.

radiocarbon analysis was used to estimate the age of the fruit, believed to be the oldest melon found with flesh still on the rind, said Shuji Yamazaki, a local official in the city of Moriyama, 200 miles southwest of Tokyo.

The melon might have been so well-preserved because it was in a vacuum-packed state in a wet layer below the ground, an environment hostile to microorganisms that might otherwise have broken down the remains, Yamazaki said.

 story.melon.ap.jpg The old melon.

I bet it’s still tasty.

There’s only one way to find out….