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Swedish design chain Ikea wants you to sleep in-store over night!

In 2007, capitalism, comedy, Crazy news, Economy, England, EU, europe, fetish, Finland, Humour, Ikea, International, Life, Norway, Odd News, sex, Sleep, sleepsex, Society, stunt, Sweden, World News on July 16, 2007 at 12:35 pm

Consumerism gone crazy?

Haven’t yet finished the shopping you wanted at Ikea, and the store looks like it’s about to close. Oh no! Guess you better head for the exits…Or do you?

No need to worry folks, you can stay in the store overnight, not a problem.

The Guardian reports:

“It will be like an alternative hostel,” said Frode Ullebust, a company spokesman. “There will be the regular dormitory with lots of beds stacked up together. We will also have a bridal suite, with a round bed and a hanging chandelier, and the luxury suite, where customers can enjoy breakfast in bed.”.

Every night the 30 customers permitted to sleep over will be able to stock up on meatballs, Norwegian salmon and cranberry mousse as Ikea is offering free dinner and breakfast. “The shop opens at 10am so if they are lazy, people might get woken up by shoppers testing out their mattresses,” Ullebust said.

Customers will also be able to take their bedsheets home. “It’s a nice souvenir,” he added. “We will also give them bathrobes with the Ikea Hostel logo on, and some slippers, so they won’t get cold at night.”

Now that’s just plain awesome. How much for the luxury suite I should wonder? Sounds like one hell of an idea for a honeymoon.

The crazy new idea will be tested in two Oslo, Norway warehouses. No word yet on the concept catching on in other parts of the world.

Sure hope it does!

It all begs the question, where did this sleep over Ikea idea come from?

Well, I’ve got a sneaking suspicion it must have been from this recent Aussie comedy sketch…

Women dream about sex just as much as men.

In adult, American News, bono, brad pitt, george clooney, health, hottie, Humans, Humour, love, mens health, music, naked, nudists, Odd News, People, photography, politics, porn, Porn stars, psychological, psychologist, rock, science, sex, Sleep, sleepsex, Society, study, Uncategorized, United States, USA, World News, X rated on June 14, 2007 at 7:11 pm

 

A new Canadian study on what we dream about when we sleep says that men and women dream about sex on an equal level.

The study was based on interviews with 109 women and 64 men who logged their dreams over a period of two to four weeks. The volunteers racked up some 3500 dreams, with 8 per cent of those being of an erotic nature.

It found that women think about doing it with movie and rock stars and politicians or lovers of past, while men dream about making love to multiple partners in public or unknown settings.

The women who took part in the study were twice as likely to have dream scenarios featuring celebrities such as actors Brad Pitt or George Clooney, or Irish rocker Bono, as their male counterparts.

Men, on the other hand, reported dreams featuring multiple sex partners twice as often as the women.

Men almost never had to put their ego on the line and come on to a woman. In about 90 per cent of the erotic dreams males logged, the women made the first move.

“The men had women coming on to them – at least in their dreams,” said author Antonio Zadra, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Montreal in Canada.

The pattern may reflect a certain amount of wishful thinking given the usual social norms that apply in the dating and courtship world, Professor Zadra said.

And finally, when it came to erotic dreams that dealt with sexual disappointments, the genders had very different tales to tell.

The women recounted scenarios where they were turned off by something that happened or the pace of proceedings. For the men, it was more often a case of their virtual partners refusing to engage in certain activities, or their sexcapade plans falling through for some reason.

“Maybe their demands were unrealistic even for their dream characters,” Prof Zadra said.

All the participants in the study were heterosexuals.

College students go wild, invent booze in a packet, aim to reach “youth market”.

In adult, amazing story, Amsterdam, Art, Booz2Go, comedy, crazy, Crazy news, death, drinking, England, entertainment, Germany, Helicon Vocational Institute, Holland, Humour, Life, Odd News, People, Places, police, Sleep, World News on June 8, 2007 at 7:47 pm

 

Final Year University students in The Netherlands have come up with, what I think could, or should be, one of the greatest inventions of all time.

It’s called Booz2Go, and its powdered alcohol in and instant, available in 20 gram packs. All you need to do is add water and hey presto! You have yourself your very own bubbly, lime-colored and -flavoured 3% alcoholic beverage. Brilliant!

“We are aiming for the youth market. They are really more into it because you can compare it
with Bacardi-mixed drinks,” 20-year-old Harm van Elderen says.

The students said companies interested in making the product commercially could avoid taxes because the alcohol was in powder form. A number of companies are interested, they said.

“Because the alcohol is not in liquid form, we can sell it to people below 16,” said project member Martyn van Nierop.
Well that’s a little bit irresponsible, and I thought alchohol abuse for under 18’s/21’s (depending on your country) was already a big problem.

The legal age for drinking alcohol and smoking is 16 in the Netherlands.

I’ve already chosen a slogan for the boys….”Booz2Go, coming to a High School (or nursery) near you!”
Good luck fellas!

Dead man rides through the night.

In 2007, amazing story, Art, civilisation, Communism, croatia, death, europe, natural world, People, photography, Places, Sleep, Society, technology, transport, World News on June 5, 2007 at 1:16 am

A Croatian man rode on a tram for nearly 6 hours before the driver discovered he had died. The 61-year-old man boarded the vehicle around midnight Friday night, and soon fell asleep.

The tram went on picking up and dropping off passengers throughout the night, a Croatian daily newspaper reported.

The driver, separated by a glass partition from the rest of the tram, tried to wake him up at the end of his shift and realized he was dead.

The police put the death down to natural causes but are still awaiting post-mortem results of the man identified as Tomislav K.