Archive for the ‘ Health & Personal Safety ’ Category

Umbrella That Whacks As Strong As A Steel Pipe

This is how strong and hard this Unbreakable Umbrella is. Use as a walking stick or cane and no one will know you’ve got a weapon in your hand. Weighs less than 2 lb. Carried by the Presidential Security Group (PSG) of the Philippines President.


Ideal self-defense weapons are those that are legal to carry everywhere, do not attract attention, are simple to use, and do not require practice.

How to use this bashing brolly:


A Bed Tailor-Made For Insomniacs

It’s a haven of a bed from French designer Mathieu Lehanneur.

A creation based on extensive physiological studies of people who suffer from chronic insomnia.

Sound. Light. Temperature.

All 3 factors affecting sleep are carefully controlled in this ‘Once upon a dream’ bed.

Curtains automatically close. The temperature and lighting levels are gradually lowered.

Gentle white noise blocks out external sounds.

Within fifteen minutes the light dims from 1000 Lux to 0.

Once Upon a Dream is designed for champagne maker Veuve Clicquot’s hotel, in Rheims, France. widn

Give Your Attacker A Taste of Your Cell Phone

Ha! Ha! Only it is NOT a phone but a taser like stun gun.

Just 1 second of contact should do the trick. A dose of 950,000 volts.

It’s also a powerful 12 led flashlight.

more info and get it here

It Was Absolutely Terrifying

“We heard a very large bang, the oxygen masks came out. But the crew was very calm and everything was fine,” said Phil Rescall, a 40-year-old man from England travelling to Australia for work.

“The shock came when many got off the plane and saw the hole,” he told AFP. “You see the hole and you realise we were very lucky.


“Some people were crying, some people were pretty shaken when they saw the hole.”


Actual footage on board troubled 747-400 Qantas flight QF30, which took off from Hong Kong and was heading for Melbourne on the morning of 25 July 2008.

Melbourne woman, June Kane, told how parts of the plane’s interior broke apart in the depressurised cabin.

“There was a terrific boom and bits of wood and debris just flew forward into first (class) and the oxygen masks dropped down,” she told ABC Radio. She later saw a gaping hole near the wing, with bits of baggage hanging out. “It was absolutely terrifying, but I have to say everyone was very calm.”

Can Your Cellphone Save You When Its Battery’s Dead?

A definite yes!


It can start a fire.

Watch and learn and bring along some steel wool next time you wander into places where you’re likely to get lost!

Thing is, will you have the foresight?

Top 5 Sources of Monounsaturated Fat

Top 5 sources of monounsaturated fat:

1. Extra-virgin olive oil 20 grams per ounce

2. Canola oil 16 grams per ounce

3. Pecans 12 grams per ounce

4. Almonds 10 grams per ounce

5. Cashews 8 grams per ounce

Research shows men who eat more monounsaturated fat have higher testosterone levels which is great for gaining muscle.

A monounsaturated fat molecule is liquid at body temperature and allows LDL cholesterol to pass more easily into your liver and out of your body. That is good news for you cos it reduces your heart-disease risk.


Tea Teutonically

German design Tea Stick Infuser. Just fill with loose tea and swirl in hot water. Stainless steel. Slick, simple and smart.


By Floz – $20 from the MoMA Store.

via Cool Hunting