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Posted on 5/28/2009 03:26:00 PM

Famous Faces on Pizza

Professional food artist, Prudence Staite, created these edible likenesses using just cheese, tomato and other favourite toppings.

Bon appetit!

A serving of Gordon Brown comes with a more convincing smile than the You Tube Version.

Victoria Bacon's recipe started off with a bit of spice but you have to like your Posh pizza very thin and crispy

Mouthwatering Marilyn Monroe: This is generously endowed number is a favourite with male customers.

The King
became a bit fatty after the Hawaiian Style

Sir Elton John: This one was very thin on topping for a while but restored after a few hits.

The Queen
: Pizza royale is one firm favourite - starting with Coronation chicken.

Camilla: Tastes slightly horsey, Capricciosa Parker Bowles is perfect for royal customers who like capers

Lady Thatcher: The strongest Magherita. Contains iron. And you can be sure those earrings aren't government leeks.

Tony Blair: Pepperoni Tony became Prime Mozzarella but has not been dropped from the menu

London mayor: Firm upper crust, can be a bit of a pesto but voted No 1 in London, Bozzarella Johnson.
Ann Widdecombe: Can be rather peppery, made with extra virgin olive oil and a Tory favourite

This comes in big, big portions. You won't have mushroom for anything else after a helping of Brian Blessed.

Chicago-style winner and flavour of the month all around the world - everyone wants a slice of Barack Obama

Fresh from the Eggs Factor it's a plate of Simon Cowell: Britain's got topping and plenty of cheese
Immortalised: An image of Susan Boyle has been created in a pizza

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Posted on 5/27/2009 02:51:00 PM

Colorful Decorated Vehicles in Pakistan

Pakistan, the country today is known for terrorism and extremism but it has beautiful culture and lovely people. In this post we are discussing wondorous truck and bus decoration of art of Pakistan. This extraordinary tradition has it’s routes in the days of the Raj when craftsmen made glorious horse draw carriages for the gentry. In the 1920’s the Kohistan bus company asked the local Michaelangelo, Ustad Elahi Buksh, a master craftsmen to decorate their buses to attract passengers. Buksh employed a community of artists from the Punjab town of Chiniot, who’s ancestors had worked on many great palaces and temples dating back to the Mogal Empire.

It was not long before truck owners followed suite with their own designs. Through the years the materials used have developed from wood and paint to metal, tinsel, plastic and reflective tape. Within the last few years trucks and buses have been further embellished with full lighting systems.

Via Peter Grant

Viewing deck of a truck with colorful painting.

Driver cabin is also custom designed and very colourful.

Customized design of front bumper of Hino truck.

Paintings are common at rear side of trucks.

An artisan painting a truck.

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Posted on 5/12/2009 12:59:00 PM

World's Most Unusual Festivals

From rolling cheese in Gloucestershire to wife-carrying in Scandinavia, the world is full of quirky, colourful – and downright bizarre – events. They may not be to everyone's taste, but here is a selection of some of the unusual festivals you can find around the world this year:

La Tomatina (August 26, 2009 - Buñol, Valencia)
The industrial town of Brunol welcomes 20,000 visitors to throw tomatoes at one another in an oversized food fight. There are differing theories as to how it began, one suggesting that it stems from anti-Franco protests in 1945.

The Baby Jumping Festival (El Colacho) (June 11-15, 2009 - Castrillo de Murcia, Spain)
First staged in 1620, this strange event celebrating Corpus Christi sees grown men dressed as the Devil leaping over a row of babies lying in the street.

Cheese Rolling
(May 25, 2009 - Coopers Hill, Gloucestershire)
This popular festival involves hundreds of contestants chasing a roll of cheese down the steep, muddy Coopers Hill in Gloucestershire.

Boryeong Mud Festival
(July 11-19, 2009 - Boryeong, South Korea)
First staged in 1998, the Boryeong Mud Festival now attracts more than a million visitors to the South Korean city. Said to be rich in minerals, the mud for the festival is trucked in to Daecheon Beach for tourists and locals to enjoy.

Camel Wrestling Championship (January, 2010 - Selcuk, Turkey)
Now restricted to the Aegean region in Turkey, camel wrestling involves two camels butting each other until one gives in or is pinned down. Often the loser will run into the crowd of spectators causing panic as onlookers try not to get trampled.

Wife Carrying World Championships (July 4, 2009 - Sonkajärvi, Finland)
Participants in the seventeenth world wife carrying championships aim to win a relay race while carrying their wives. The winner receives their wife's weight in beer. Similar events have now sprung up around the world.

Monkey Buffet Festival Thailand
(November, 2009 - Lopburi, Thailand)
Over 600 monkeys are invited to feast on over two tonnes of grilled sausage, fresh fruit, icea cream and other treats. The locals see it as a thank you to the monkeys which inhabit the village and bring thousands of tourists their each year.

Hadaki Matsuri (Naked Festival) - Japan
Participants will usually dress in a Japanese fundoshi, or loincloth, and throw mud and water at one another to symbolise purification. Naked Festivals are held in a number of locations across Japan, usually in summer or winter. Though traditionally a spiritual event, many now join in just for fun.

Noche de Rábanos (Night of the Radishes) (December 23, 2009 - Oaxaca, Mexico)
In the 16th century, after radishes were brought to the Americas, vegetable sellers used to make sculptures of radishes to advertise in the markets. Since 1897 the custom has been celebrated with an annual festival, with the best sculptors awarded cash prizes.

Ivrea Orange Festival (February, 2010 - Ivrea, Italy)
Every year in the town of Ivrea, residents re-enact an ancient battle in medieval costume, armed only with oranges. Nine teams of orange-throwers battle against one another, while participants are fed with free beans to keep energy levels up.

(August, 2009 - Trie Sur Baïse, France)
Participants at this festival in the French hamlet of Trie Sur Baise can enjoy sausage eating, piglet racing and a pig imitation contest.

Burning Man
(August 24-30, 2009 - Black Rock City, Nevada)
Ticket prices vary, approx. £200
Each summer close to 50,000 hedonists gather in the Nevada desert for eight days of mayhem, culminating in the burning of a giant wooden effigy.

Räbechilbi Turnip Festival
( November 14, 2009 - Richterswil, Switzerland)
Over twenty tonnes of carved turnips and fifty thousand candles are displayed in this Swiss festival celebrating the humble turnip. The event includes parades of illuminated houses and plenty of music and entertainment.

The Testicle Festival
(July 29 – August 2, 2009 - Clinton, Montana, USA)
$15 general, $20 camping, $40 to park your RV
Over 21’s only
Around 6,500 people are expected to attend the 27th annual Testicle Festival at Rock Creek Lodge in Montana. It's a strictly adults-only affair, as although the festivities revolve around the theme of eating bull’s testicles, or ‘Rocky Mountain Oysters', visitors should expect oil wrestling, wet t-shirt competitions and lots of public nudity; 'No Panty Wednesday' sees punters offered a free drink in exchange for their underwear.

The Redneck Games
(July, 2009 - East Dublin, Georgia, USA)
Born out of anger at media suggestions that the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta would be hosted by a 'bunch of rednecks', the Redneck Games features events such as 'toilet seat throwing', 'bobbing for pig's trotters', the 'mud pit belly flop' and the mysterious 'armpit serenade'. A Canadian version of the games began in 2006.

World Toe Wrestling Championships (June, 2009 - Ashbourne, Derbyshire)
Visitors free, £1.50 to enter (proceeds to charity)
Toe Wrestling involves two opponents sitting opposite each other and placing their feet on a ‘toedium'. Toes interlocked they wrestle with both feet until one contender's foot is forced to touch the side of the frame. This year proceeds will go to the Make A Wish Foundation.

World Bog Snorkelling Championships (August 31, 2009 - Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales)
Competitors, many in fancy dress, battle to be the fastest to snorkel through 60ft of bog. Well over a hundred people compete each year.

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Posted on 5/10/2009 01:18:00 PM

10 Artistic Ice Cube Trays

Frozen Smile Ice Tray
This isn't your grandpa's ice tray - though the ice do look suspiciously like a set of his dentures! Well, freeze up a batch of cubes with the Frozen Smiles Ice Tray ($5.49), serve them to your party guests... and watch them smile!

Gin and Titonic Ice Tray
Ice ahoy! Go ahead and make your party's fun unsinkable with this Gin and Titonic Ice Tray ($6.98). (Titonic, get it?) Be sure to watch your guests' faces light up as you hand them their drinks chilled with Titanic and icebergs (and be sure to tell them you're King of the World!)
Ice Invaders Ice Tray
Did you spend a good portion of your childhood (and your allowance) blasting 2-dimensional aliens to smithereens? Now you can freeze those precious moments in time with Ice Invaders Ice Tray ($9.99). An ice tray made from 100% silicone, so it's oven and dishwasher safe.
Jazz Ice Cube Tray
Kick back and chill with the Fred Cool Jazz Ice Cube Tray ($7.49). Simply fill this food-grade silicon tray with your favorite juice, water, or soda pop, freeze, and then get ready for the coolest Jack-n-Cokes you have ever seen. Ice mold makes three guitars and two small ice song notes all at once. Be sure to order extra for parties!

Fossiliced Dinosaur Ice Tray
Turn your next cocktail party into a success of epic proportion - well, at least you can add fun to your drinks and make 'em the toast of the party with dinosaur fossil ice cubes. The Fossiliced Dinosaur Ice Tray ($15.00) is the perfect prehistoric touch to modern day drinks (they're great for Jell-O molds, too!). The food-grade and freezer-safe silicon trays can withstand temperatures of -58 °F to 446 °F.

Bone Chillers Ice Cube Tray
Chill your beverages to the bone. Fill and freeze the reusable Bone Chillers Ice Cube Tray ($6.00); you'll create an icy array of skulls and crossbones that'll have everyones's timbers shivering. Drink up, me hearties!

Cool Jewels Ice Cube Tray
You know the saying, "Diamonds are a girl's best friend"? Well, with the Cool Jewels Ice Cube Tray ($5.75) a girl can have several, albeit very temporary, best friends. This flexible silicone ice cube tray makes 6 sparkling assorted gemstone shapes to chill down and bling out your favoroite beverage. Just add crystal clear water to the ice mold, freeze, and voila, you've got six ice diamonds or fill it up with different colored juices to create other ice gemstones like rubies, sapphires or even black onyx.
Ice Princess Ice Cube Tray
This adorable Ice Princess Ice Cube Tray ($8.00) will create magic wands fit for a fairy princess. The set features glittery reusable drinking straws that fit into an ice cube tray to make fair wands with star-shaped ice cubes at the tip.

Love Lip Ice Cube Tray
Feel the love with the Love Lip Ice Cube Tray ($8.96). Add sizzle to your special celebration; whether it's Valentine's Day, Anniversary or to show your love for that special someone with a lovely drink.
Lego Ice Bricks Tray
Serve the coolest drinks around with ice that looks like LEGO bricks, or build your own LEGO ice sculpture with the Lego Ice Bricks Tray ($19.95) Cool as ice!

via Oddee.com

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