6 Easy Office Pranks to Pull On Your Co-Workers

Work can be very boring sometimes with nothing interesting going on but those boring days can be spiced up with a few brilliant office pranks. Here are a few brilliant office pranks you could try. Trust me, your colleagues are going to love (or hate you) for this.

 

6 Easy Office Pranks to Pull On Your Co-Workers

 

1. Discount Sale Anyone?

Okay, so what’s that thing that your colleague whom you want to pull a prank on can’t do without? Is it their beautiful car or very expensive mobile phone? Well, here is what you would do, you should look for a magazine where you can place an advert in the classified ads section (or use a classified ads website) and then put a picture of your colleagues’ priced possession for sale at a very ridiculous price.

You could sell their latest iPhone at $100. Then include in the advert that people who are interested in buying those things can only call within working hours (when you would be in the office with your colleague). Now watch your colleague’s face when they start getting dozens of calls from prospective buyers.

 

2. Alien Takeover

Well, this would only work if the person you are playing a prank on is not really a tech-savvy person. Otherwise, it would only take them few seconds to figure out what is happening and then ruin the prank. For this prank, what you should do is to wait till your colleague steps out of the office, and then connect a wireless mouse to their computer. When they are back in the office, you should start using your mouse to remotely control their computer. You could play music, display pictures and just watch your colleague battling with what they would think to be an alien invasion of their computer.

 

3. Salty Coffee, Sugary food

When everyone is out of the office, look for the office sugar jar and replace the contents with salt and then replace the salt with sugar. Stand on the side and watch your colleagues face when they take a sip of their salted coffee.

 

4. Possessed Printer

For this prank, you would remove the normal printing papers from your office printer and then load it with papers with alarming images printed on it. You could spice it up a bit by loading it with papers bearing funny photos of your colleagues.

 

5. Happy ‘Not My’ Birthday

This is very easy to pull off, just buy a piece of cake with your colleagues name boldly written on it and place it in the office fridge. You could add a sticker that says “Person’s birthday cake, do not eat” Well, everyone at work who sees the cake would say happy birthday to your colleague who would just be irritated because it’s not their birthday and they have to keep explaining to everyone who comes over to wish them a happy birthday.

 

6. Your Remains?

This is a very good prank to play on the office secretary or receptionist. Just give them a number of a funeral home, tell them it’s a customer’s they have to call and the customer’s name is ‘Myra Maines’ and then watch call a funeral home asking for their remains.

 

Top 7 Most Expensive Mobile Phones in the World

A large percentage of humans living in the world today use mobile phones daily. Mobile phones are a lot more than communication gadgets,  business and also for entertainment purposes hence the reason why everyone wants to get the best mobile phones their money can buy.

Of course, mobile phones vary in prices, while some would cost just a couple of bucks, there are some mobile phones that cost more than the car you drive.

 

Top 7 Most Expensive Mobile Phones in the World

 

Here is a list of 7 of the most expensive mobile phones in the world today.

1. Diamond Rose iPhone 4 32GB

At a price of $8 million, this phone conveniently sits on top of the list as the most expensive phone in the world. The phone which is made of about 500 individual 100ct flawless diamonds was designed by Stuart Hughes.

 

2. Supreme Goldstriker iPhone 3G 32GB

The Supreme Goldstriker iPhone 3G 32GB sells for $3,200,000 and is the second on the list of the most expensive phones in the world. Its case is made of about 271 grams of solid 22ct Gold while the screen features a trimmed screen with about 53 1ct diamonds on the edges. As for the home button, it is covered in 7.1 carat diamonds. The Supreme Goldstriker iPhone 3G 32GB also comes in a chest that is carved from a single block of granite and Kashmir gold with a lining on the interior made of nubuck top-grain leather.

 

3. iPhone 3G Kings Button

The iPhone 3G Kings Button was created by Austrian Peter Aloisson and sells for $2.4 million. It is made with beautiful white diamonds of 6.6 carats on the home screen button and has more than 138 diamonds installed all over it.

 

4. Goldvish Le Million

This is not as popular as the iPhones but is a very unique, beautiful and expensive phone. It was designed by Emmanuel Gueit and sells for $1.3 million. The phone, which has received numerous awards and recognitions including Guinness World’s most expensive phones sold in the Millionaire Fair Games features 18K white gold and 20 carat VVS1 diamonds spread over its body.

 

5. Diamond Crypto Smartphone

This phone is simply an object of art. It was designed by Peter Aloisson a famous luxury accessories designer and sells for $1.3 million. The phone is made of 10 rare blue diamonds and 40 other diamonds. It also features some Rose Gold and has some remarkable security features.

 

6. Gresso Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot

The Gressor Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot was created by Gresso, a traditional purveyor of luxury phones in 2005 in Switzerland. It costs about $1 Million dollars and is made of solid gold weighing 180 grams and a back panel made with the most expensive wood in the world, African Backwood that is more than 200 years old. It also features some Sapphire crystals.

 

7. Vertu Signature Cobra

Vertu Signature Cobra was designed by a French Jeweler named Boucheron. It has one of the most exclusive designs in the world with a form of cobra snakes wrapped around the phone. It also features pear-cut diamonds, round white diamonds, emerald eyes and rubies.

 

5 of the Most Notorious Computer Viruses in the World

I remember my first experience with computer viruses; it was in my first year in college and I would be putting it mildly by saying it was a real pain in the neck. I lost so many documents and files to the devastating hit from the infamous ILOVEYOU worm.

But my experience is nothing compared to what some other people have suffered, entire companies have had to lose millions due to destructive computer virus infestations in the past and virus developers don’t seem like they are about to stop making those nasty little things.

 

5 of the Most Notorious Computer Viruses in the World

 

Here are the most notorious computer viruses you wouldn’t enjoy having to deal with;

1. My Doom

My Doom was first noticed in January 2004 and it wreaked havoc all over the world with over 2 million computer users affected within the first few weeks of its release. It was transferred via email messages with compelling subject lines. This virus which is also known as ‘novarg’ conveniently takes the cake as the most notorious computer virus ever.

First, you get a mail with a subject line that says ‘Mail Transaction Failed’. The mail comes with an attachment as well. If the attachment is executed, the virus would quickly latch on to all the email addresses found in the recipients address book and then transfer the mail to them as well. Losses of more than $38 million were incurred due to the spread of this notorious virus.

 

2. ILOVEYOU

Okay, this was the one I suffered years back and it still ranks as the second most notorious computer virus in the world. The ILOVEYOU virus was first detected in the Philippines on the 4th of May, 2000 and became a global problem within few hours. The virus of course plays on the human emotion, Love.

You get a mail with the subject “ILOVEYOU” and then you, thinking it’s a message from your lover or a secret admirer, go ahead to open the mail which contains a .TXT file titled ‘Love-Letter-For-You.TXT.Vbs. As soon as the file is launched, the virus latches on to the first 50 email addresses it finds in your windows address book and sends the mail out to them too. It also affects multimedia files saved on the computer as well.

 

3.  Sobig F

Sobig F is another notorious virus. It was discovered in August 2004 and cost damages worth over $4Billion. It is actually the 6th of the Sobig virus ‘series’ with the Sobig A-E having wreaked havoc at different times in the past. Sobig F also comes with a mail from a legitimate source and once opened, creates security holes through which the users contact email addresses are trapped and attacked as well.

 

4. Code Red

Code Red was discovered in July 2001 by two employees of the eEye Digital Security. They were enjoying the “Code Red Mountain Dew’ drink when they discovered the virus hence the reason for the name ‘Code Red’. It took advantage of a flaw in the Microsoft Internet Server system and affected more than 400,000 servers in the world including those of the White House.

 

5. SQL Slammer

The SQL Slammer also known as ‘Sapphire’ was first discovered in January 2003. It is a standalone malicious program that affected more than 75,000 hosts within few minutes. It targeted random IP addresses to discharge the worms to. Affected organizations include Bank of America ATM service, Continental Airlines and Seattle’s 911 emergency response services. Over $1.2 Billion losses were incurred due to the attack.

 

Have You Seen 10 Of America’s Hottest CEOs? See Them Here

The hottest CEOs in America are very popular as a result of their good looking and beauty as they are well known for being the head bosses at most of the massive companies in America. Initially, they used their brains to start or buy up most profitable companies across the globe thereby looked astounding in the process.

Among the list of CEO, women could be of minority gender but they are perfectly balance in beauty and brain. As if their good looking is not enough, majority of them are some of the best young entrepreneurs in the world with many things to accomplish. They are sexy, super successful and wildly attractive. Below are 10 America’s hottest CEOs:

 

Claire Chambers

 

  • Claire Chambers

She is the CEO of Flirty Girl Fitness, a lingerie retail company. She founded Journelle in 2007 and the revenues of 2008 were about $2 million. She gave a new meaning to ‘hot stock picks’.

  • Kerry Knee

The CEO of Flirty Girl Fitness, a fitness lifestyle company. It was founded in 2005 and presently, it contains a total number of 120 employees.

  • Julie Smolyansk

Julie is the CEO of Lifeway Foods, the chief of dairy products maker and Alyssa Rapp who is the head of wine shopping/ recommendation site Bottlenotes. In 2008, the total revenue of the company was reported $39 million.

  • Theresa Phillips

Theresa Phillips is the CEO of Graspr. This is a how-to video website which was founded in 2006. In 2008, the company got a funding of $2.5 million.

  • Alyssa J. Rapp

Rapp is the founder and CEO of Bottlenotes Inc. Previously, Alyssa served as the marketing/sales manager for RO Imports; an importer of boutique New Zealand wines in New York and co-presided over 500-person wine club at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Alyssa is a graduate of Yale University in 2000 with B.A in Political Science and history of Art from and M.B.A from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business in 2005.

  • Candida Royalle

Candida is the CEO of Femme productions – an adult film company which was founded in 1984. The revenue of this company in 2008 was $4 million.

  • Rashmi Sinha

Rashmi Sinha is the CEO of Slideshare founded in 2007. The company focused on a presentation sharing and the revenue in 2008 was about $3 million. Rashmi is a savvy business acumen spotted for her good looks. She originated from India.

  • Alicia Morga

Alicia is the founder and CEO of Consorte Media. The media direct focus is on a digital marketing. Due to various unique visitors in United States, Consorte Media’s network has reached 14 million visitors monthly.

  • Sharen Turney

Among the top ten hottest American’s CEOs is Sharen Turney. She founded lingerie chain Victoria’s Secret Megabrand in 1977 and the sales in 2008 attained was $1.63 billion.

  • Tina Wells

Tina is the CEO of market research company Buzz Marketing Group. Just of recent, Buzz Marketing Group recorded 9,000 consultants and Tina was appointed as Board of Directors for Philadelphia Orchestra and also honoured by Chamber of Commerce as the Philadelphia Young Entrepreneur of the year.

A powerful woman who is a CEO of a company is a challenge, a damsel in distress, girl of low circumstances and the subject of affection. CEO woman are desired only if she is under the authority of a more powerful man. You do not need to understand the rich and powerful CEO woman so as to enjoy their office goodwill but it will be much interesting to think about the reason why they are ogle and know that they could buy and sell you anytime you displease them.

 

The World’s Top 10 Most Expensive Buildings

There are a lot of jaw-dropping, exquisitely beautiful buildings in the world today and many more are cropping up, thanks to the competitive nature of humans. Certainly, there would be many more brilliant architectural innovations in the future but currently, these are the overall most expensive buildings in the world.

 

1. Abraj Al Abait Towers, Mecca

The Abrai Al Abait Towers is located at Mecca in Saudi Arabia. The government owned building is used as both a residential and a commercial building. It is part of an initiative by King Abdulaziz to create a more conducive environment for pilgrims who visit the city regularly. It is the third tallest building in the world, and houses the world’s largest clock. The cost of this building is put at US$15 billion.

 

2. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Marina Bay Resorts was developed by the Las Vegas Sands and the project cost about US$5.5 billion in 2010. It’s an integrated resort fronting the Marina Bay, Singapore and has several facilities like hotels, theatres, restaurants and exhibitio0n centers to mention few.

 

3. Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore

The third most expensive building in the world is also located in Singapore. And cost the developers, Genting, Singapore about US$4.93 billion to get it off the ground. It has Casinos, water parks, marine life parks and houses the world’s largest oceanarium.

 

4. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

The Emirates Palace was designed by John Elliot and owned by the Abu Dhabi Government. It is a seven star luxury hotel that was built to showcase the Arabian culture. It has about 394 exquisitely designed and furnished suites and cost about US$3 billion to construct.

 

5. Australian Parliament, Canberra

This 351 feet high building was constructed about 26 years ago and cost about $1.1 billion to build. It is the meeting point of the Australian Parliament and has about 4,700 rooms.

 

6. The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas

This building is one of the most popular buildings in the whole of Las Vegas. It is also popularly called ‘The Cosmo’ It is located at the South of the Bellagio and on the West of the Las Vegas Boulevard and features 2,995 rooms, a 110,000 sq ft Casino, restaurants, spas and theatres. The Cosmo is owned by the Blackstone group and listed as one of the top hotels in the world, and cost US$3.90 billion to construct.

 

7. One World Trade Center, New York

The World Trade Center or the Freedom Tower as some would rather call it, is the main building of the new World Trade Center built by the US government after the September 9, 11 attacks destroyed the former World trade center. It is currently the fourth largest building in the world, and cost about $3.80 billion to construct.

 

8. Wynn Resort, Las Vegas

The Wynn Resort is located in Nevada and named after its owner, Steve Wynn. The 614 foot high hotel cost $2.7 billion to construct, and has earned several awards for its amazing aesthetical features.

 

9. Venetian Macau, Macau

The Venetian Macau is a US$2.4 billion hotel located in Macau China. It houses the largest single structure hotel in Asia and the largest Casino in the world.

 

10. City of Dreams Casino, Macau

The City of Dreams Macau cost the owners, Melco Crown Entertainment about $2.4 billion and is one of the largest casinos in the world.

 

Billionaire’s Top Tips for Achieving Financial Independence

An average human being wishes to be financially independent and that’s quite understandable, seeing that there are many perks that come with being financially independent.

The best people to learn from are people who have actually struggled to get to the top and successfully attained financial independence.

 

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Here are some tips shared by the world’s famous billionaires.

1. Carlos Slim

“When you live for other’s opinions, you’re dead”

When you are treading a part that has never been trodden or trying to initiate new things, there would be people who would think that you are totally crazy or that you are risking too much. There would even be people who would think that you do not have the qualities it takes to be successful but Carlos Slim is saying you shouldn’t pay attention to such people’s opinions but simply go ahead to do your thing whilst believing that you can achieve success.

 

2. Bill Gates

“Be nice to nerds, chances are that you would end up working for one”

There are lessons to be learned from Nerds. While everyone else goes around partying and hanging out, nerds stay focused o their education, career or whatever they are passionate about.

You don’t necessarily have to be a nerd to achieve financial independence but you certainly can learn a few things and pick up certain characteristics from nerds like being focused and serious with your career or business.

 

3. Warren Buffet

“I don’t look to jump over seven-foot bars; I look for one foot bars that I can step over”

Warren Buffet is saying that you can start small. You don’t necessarily need $100,000 to set up that business, you can work with the little you have and gradually grow your business to the top.

If you keep waiting for that big break to get things done, you may never be able to get anything done.

 

4. Oprah Winfrey

“You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job and not be paid for it”

One of keys to unlock financial independence is to do a business or settle for a career that you actually love and you are passionate about. Don’t just do it because people everyone else is doing it. Do it because it is what you love doing and would even do without gratification if you had to.

 

5. Brazillian Eike Batista

“I think big, and I’m not afraid to take risks”

To achieve financial independence, you have to be ready to step away from your comfort zone and take big risks as most successful billionaires today are people who dared to do things other people were too chicken to do.

 

6. Sara Blakely

“Don’t look to your friends, families and associates alone for validation”

On your journey to financial independence, you would need genuine, constructive criticisms which you may not really get from people who are very close to you.

 

7. Mukesh Ambani

“I think that our fundamental belief is that for us, growth is a way of life and we have to grow at all times”

This means that you must keep looking for ways to improve and grow your business or career and avoid stagnation.

 

8. Jeff Bezos

“A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well”

Ensure that your brand or personality is always associated with excellence.

 

9. Mark Zuckerberg

If you want to have the biggest impact, focus on solving the most important problems”

Look around you, there would always be problems that need to be solved, wants and needs that people need to be met; that’s where the key to lasting financial independence lies.

 

10. J.K Rowling

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default”

 

 

 

 

 

Top 10 Of The Wealthiest Sport Teams in the World

Sport is a favorite pastime for majority of people and if you are a sports lover, you would most likely have one or two sports teams that you support. However, for some category of people, sports is more than just a pastime, it is a business which they continue to invest millions of dollars in.

Perhaps you favorite teams would make it to the list of the top 10 wealthiest sports teams in the world.

 

richest clubs

 

  • Real Madrid

Real Madrid is the wealthiest sport team and football club in the world, and is said to be worth over $3 Billion USD. The team has been around for over 82 years and has bought the most expensive footballers to play on the team in the past. Real Madrid’s fan base continues to increase each year as the club’s net worth keeps increasing yearly.

  • FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona is one of the most popular and successful clubs in Spain and in the European continent generally. The club is worth over $3 billion dollars and more than 1,300 fan clubs in the world. Lionel Messi, the current captain of the club, is one of the most successful football players in the world.

  • Manchester United

Worth about $2.81 Million, Manchester United became listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2012. Manchester United is currently supported by major companies in the world and has popular players on its team such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney.

  • New York Yankees

The New York Yankees is a baseball team which has had some of the best baseball players of all time such as Joe DiMaggio, Derek Jeter and Babe Ruth. The club is currently worth about $2.5 Billion.

  • Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys is a widely accepted US national football team. The club which was established in 1960 is currently worth about $2.3 Billion.

  • Los Angeles Dodgers

Another wealthy sports team is the 132-year old Los Angeles Dodgers. The team was established in 1883 and used to be known as the Bridegrooms or Robins at a point. Today, the Los Angeles Dodgers is worth over $2 Billion.

  • FC Bayern Munich

FC Bayern Munich is worth $1.85 Billion and has more than 30,000 members worldwide.

  • New England Patriots

The New England Patriots was formerly known as the Boston Patriots. It was formed in 1960 by Billy Sullivan, a business man. The club was renamed the New England Patriots after moving to Foxborough, MA. The Club is currently worth $1.8 Billion.

  • Washington Redskins

The Washington Redskins is another American football club on the list of the richest sports teams in the world. It was formerly known as the Boston Redskins and is worth a whopping $1.7 billion.

  • New York Giants

The New York Giants is a football team that is said to be financially worth $1.55 Billion. It was founded at a time when football wasn’t so popular in the United States and has grown to become one of the strongest and most popular sports teams in the United States.

 

10 Most Expensive Video Games Ever Developed

Video games were first introduced around the 1950’s even though they weren’t so common at the time. If you wanted to play a video game in the 50’s, you would have to sit in front of a computer that looks like a whole building. Was it this much fun then? Well, you might have to ask your Parents or Grandparents; perhaps they were one of the lucky few who got to play video games in the 50’s.

As technology advanced and computers became smaller however, it now became possible for most people to own home consoles and enjoy computer games from the comfort of their homes. But to keep things more interesting, more games had to be developed.

 

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Some of these games are relatively cheap to develop but some games really cost a fortune. Here is a list of the top 10 most expensive games ever developed.

#1 Destiny

Destiny is the most expensive video game ever made in history, with a price tag of $500 Million to cover for development costs as well as marketing and distribution costs. This price was revealed when a contract with the developers, Bungie and the publishers, Activision was leaked. I

Destiny is a mythic science fiction game with interesting features like role-playing and massively-multiplayer (MMO).. It was released on September 9, 2014 and has received mixed to positive reviews so far.

 

#2 Grand Theft Auto V

Although the budget of Grand Theft Auto V comes nothing close to that of Destiny, it is still the second most expensive game ever developed. According to the developers, Grand Theft Auto V gulped a whooping &265 million; not that they regret it now though because Grand Theft Auto V became the best selling game ever within few hours of its release and grossed more than $1billion in sales revenue.

 

#3 Call of Duty; Modern Warfare 2

Call of Duty Modern Warfare was released as a sequel to Call of Duty; Modern Warfare 4 and gulped than over $200 million dollars in production, distribution and marketing costs.

 

#4 Star Wars

The Old Republic: Star Wars is a household name amongst game lovers all over the world. As at 2011, Star Wars was the most expensive video game ever produced, with a price tag of $200 Million.

 

#5 Final Fantasy VII

Although Final Fantasy is old, having been released in 1997, it is still one of the most expensive and most hyped video games ever. It costs around $214 Million (Considering inflation).

 

#6 MAX Payne 3

Max Payne 3 was released in 2009 by Rockstar games, and cost about $105 Million to produce at the time.

 

#7 Infinity by Disney

It’s not a complete list of most expensive games ever produced without a Disney game on the list. It cost Disney about $100 million to get Infinity out there into the market.

 

#8 Grand Theft Auto

Grand Theft Auto IV, which sold 3.6 million copies within the first day of its release, is also estimated to have cost $100 million.

 

#9 Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption also cost the developers close to $100 Million and took six years to be developed.

 

#10 Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider has sold more than 7.5 million copies since its release in 2013 and cost about $100 million to produce.

 

Top 10 Hottest Celebrity Couples – Celeb Couples That Moved 2014

There are many hot couples among the celebrities but there are always celebrity couples that are sexy together which is almost illegal while some other couples married themselves legally and still hold till now. Whatever the case may be, they all have one thing in common; that is undeniable sexiness. Here are top ten hottest celebrity couples:

 

Shakira and Gerard Pique

 

  • Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whitely

Jason Statham is the kind of all-man action hero and for him as hero to date a Victoria’s Secret model in person of Rosie Huntington has indeed made him a lucky man. Statham is a favourite reader and his secret to maintain a leading man shape all through his mid-40s is to dine alone to avoid getting social and overeat.

  • Russell Wilson and Ashton Meem

The fact that Russell Wilson could have any woman he wants as a young star quarterback of Super-Bowl-winning Seattle Seahawks, he chose to be with his wife, Ashton Meem ever since their high school days. both love each other so much to the extent that Ashton follow Wilson in 2011 to University of Wisconsin after short playing second baseball for the Class A affiliate of Colorado Rockies.

  • Shakira and Gerard Pique

The most impressive feat of Gerard was when he landed the sexy Colombian singer Shakira. He said his major surprising key to his unstoppable success to ‘Men’s Health Spain’ was that he and his teammates eat sushi after their games.

  • Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn

About four years ago, Tiger Woods, who is the world’s highest-paid athlete, went down with his Escalade after a quarrel with his then wife called Elin Nordegren. Today, Woods is the top golfer across the globe and presently dating Lindsey Vonn. She is 29 skier who would have undoubtedly be the hottest woman at the 2014 Winter Olympics if not of knee injury she suffered.

  • Future and Ciarra

Rapper Future and R&B singer Ciarra came to know each other in the recording studio, Epic Records and now engaged. This is not so unusual. Due to the nature of their job, by working together, has fetched them a lot of unexpected benefits.

  • Katy Perry and John Mayer

Both are musicians that have experienced their share of public breakups. Katy was married to English comedian, Russell Brand for just a year and two months while John Mayer’s breakup with Taylor Swift supposed to be the title of her song ‘Dear John’ and he has not denied the tune of his ‘Paper Doll’ which is all about Swift.

  • Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

The age difference between Johnny and his fiancée Amber heard is 23 year which no one could easily notice. The appetite of older guys for youthful female beauty is barely a secret.

  • Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo

Just of recent, Adam Levine marvelled the audience at his proficiency at all manners of gruelling yoga poses which he has been practised for about 60 months. This helps to keep his body in a better shape that attracts his fiancée at age 24, Behati Prinsloo who is a Victoria’s Secret model.

  • Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher

After the high profile of Kutcher marriage to actress Demi Moore and their divorce, Kutcher is presently dating Mila Kunis, his former co-star on ’That ‘70s Show’ premiered in 1998.

  • Charlize Theron and Sean Penn

The relationship between Sean Penn and Charlize Theron started recently. Their first public appearance was at Penn’s recent gala for Haitian earthquake fundraising for the victims and Theron is United Nations Messenger of peace concentrating is attention on HIV prevention in Africa.

 

10 Worst Inventions in History

While most of us are grateful for inventions like electricity, transportation, internet and credit cards (what’s life without a credit card?), it’s important to note that not all inventions are great or even appreciated.

There are some inventions that seemed like someone just had too much time on their hands, or someone was trying to make a terrible joke. Here are 10 inventions that fall into this category.

 

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1. Crinoline:

Think of what it would look or feel like to walk around with a big round cage attached to your body, that’s exactly what a crinoline looked like. Women in the 1850’s in their bid to be more fashionable came up with a trend to make their dresses balloon out. This had to be done by wearing a six-foot wide crinoline made of horsehair, cotton and even metal. This hindered them from moving or even sitting comfortably.

 

2. Anti-Eating Masks

Anti-eating masks were designed for gluttons who had problems sticking to a diet or couldn’t do without food. Basically, they had to wear these masks which looked like cages to make it impossible to stuff anything at all into their mouths. It also made it pretty difficult to speak or breathe properly. Well, there was too much self loving in the world for such gadgets to thrive.

3. Comfort Wipes

Comfort wipes were designed for people who didn’t fancy the idea of their hands coming in contact with excrement after taking a dump. It was like an extension of the arm that helped you hold the tissues to clean up after doing your thing.

 

4. Baby Cage

This was developed in the USA in 1922 and spread to London in the Early 1930’s. It was designed to ‘cage’ babies whenever their parents were out of sight or to promote ventilation without having the baby fall down.

 

5. Smell -O-Vision

Smell-O-Vision was invented in Switzerland by Hans Laube for use in movie theatres. The gadget was designed to release certain scents that correspond with movie scenes. However, it didn’t work out because if wasn’t cost effective and a lot of viewers complained of not catching the scents or lingering scents after a related scene had long been shown.

 

6. Clippy the Office Assistant

This was invented by Microsoft on their computers in the 90’s to give users the necessary suggestions or advice needed to enhance computer usage experience. Even though Clippy was a helpful invention, it was a rather annoying and distracting one that popped up at the most annoying times and asked the most annoying questions.

 

7. Agent Orange

Agent Orange is one of those brilliant inventions which later turned sour. It was designed for use by the US military during the war in Vietnam in order to clear forests easily and get a clearer view of the troops but it ended up harming humans and casing wide spread birth defects and cancer amongst citizens of Vietnam.

 

8. Hair Growing Sprays

These were designed to help hide baldness but ended up making the users head look like a kid’s coloring book.

9. Parachute Jacket

This was invented by a French Tailor to act as a parachute. But it came to a fatal end when the inventor Frantz Reichelt decided to test his new invention by flying off the Eiffel tower. The parachute jacket failed leading to his death.

 

10. Phone Fingers

Phone Fingers are a type of ugly gloves designed to be worn on the fingers to protect the phones’ screens.