Leaping Lizards!

I LMAO when I watched this video! Hilarious!
A special guest on this show brings reptiles. While talking about a particular snake, a lizard jumps off the table in front of them onto the host’s jacket. He looks down and practically soils himself and falls over. He then gets back up and calmly asks the animal guy to kindly take the lizard off of him. LOL

World War II Trophy tank found

An amazing find!
In September 2000, a Komatsu dozer pulled out an abandoned tank from the bottom of a lake near Johvi, Estonia. Soviet T34/76A tank that had been sitting for 56 years. And the pictures prove that it’s in AMAZING condition after all those years in the water.

At that time, a local boy walking by the lake Kurtna Matasjarv noticed tank tracks leading into the lake, but not coming out anywhere. For two months he saw air bubbles emerging from the lake. This gave him reason to believe that there must be an armoured vehicle at the lake’s bottom. A few years ago, he told the story to the leader of the local war history club “Otsing”. Together with other club members, Mr Igor Shedunov initiated diving expeditions to the bottom of the lake about a year ago. At the depth of 7 metres they discovered the tank resting under a 3-metre layer of peat.

Read the story

The latest news about the tank:

Have successfully started the diesel engine not replacing any spare part.
Have replaced only bearings on skating rolls.
Assembly of the tank will soon come to the end and it will be ready to trial runs.
It is planned in the following season to carry on tourists and to show it as a working exhibit of our museum.

Wow, It started up!? You can see the video of it starting up and more details here.

New stuff recently – Firefox and Apple iTunes

Ok, if you haven’t heard yet, Firefox 1.5.0.7 has been released with some small updates (even some memory corruption issues) along with Thunderbird. I would recommend you go ahead and do that if it hasn’t already.

Also, Apple had an announcement this week about thier new line of iPods and a whole new iTunes 7. There’s been some reports about iTunes 7.0 being a bit buggy with some wierd issues, but I’m sure they’ll get on top of that soon. Some new features include a new viewing option for all your current / purchased music that shows album art (cool new interface with some 3d animation – NICE). And they also sell movies now on iTunes. It’s all good.