Jan 15, 2010

Hey What the!? }BOOM!{ Chocolate overdose and Avatar crap...

KODIAK, Alaska – A World War II relic that was displayed outside an Alaska bar for years turned out not to be a dud.

Soldiers on Wednesday detonated the 1,263-pound aerial bomb. Radio station KMXT reports it lost some of its boom after 60 years, but it did go with a bang.

The ordnance was recently donated to the Kodiak Military History Museum by a local resident, but the museum director determined it was more than just an interesting artifact.

Soldiers from the Fort Richardson Explosive Ordnance detail inspected the bomb and determined it still had Dunnite, a highly explosive material also known as "Explosive D."

They recorded the detonation and salvaged a piece of the "Da Bomb," as it was known, for display at the museum.

Holy CRAP! At least no one was hurt...

On other news...

BEIJING (Reuters Life!) – The Great Wall never looked so tasty: a team of Chinese confectioners have built a 10 metre (33 ft) long replica of the structure entirely out of chocolate in a bid to entice Chinese to eat more of the sweet stuff.

The chocolate wall is made from solid dark chocolate bricks stuck together with white chocolate and is one of the attractions at the World Chocolate Wonderland exhibition and trade show which will open to the public later this month.

Chocolatier Wang Qilu said his version of the ancient wall was a feat of engineering in itself, with a carefully constructed crumbling section at one end to resemble the real thing. He also had to make sure his materials did not melt.

"You have higher and lower levels and you have to fit each brick into place, one by one, to build it up, it's difficult," he said.

Up to 80 tonnes of chocolate were used in making the displays, which include a mini-army of 560 chocolate replicas of the famous Terracotta Warriors standing to attention on a layer of chocolate flakes.

The show's general manager, Tina Zheng, said she hoped the displays would give chocolate a boost in the Chinese market and its billion-plus consumers.

"Chocolate has not been around in China that long, it doesn't have that several-thousand-year history that it does in the West which has made chocolate as common as milk or fruit," she said.

"While in China, chocolate is a speciality or something given to children, in general, it is not widely known."

Local and foreign chocolate manufacturers will take part in the show, she added.

om nom nom? Now that's a LOT of chocolate... Quake in Haiti? not important... People getting depressed over Avatar, now THAT's news worthy of CNN...

Seriously, AVATAR? Sure the movie might have amazing visuals, but the overhyped and overpriced Pocahontas/Dances with Wolves rip-off featuring CGI blue cats is depressing people!? Give these people a piece of the Great Chocolate Wall of China... That might cheer them up...

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