Luke Kay, 42, has sold for £1 million of Hollywood productions stuff. For the story, his huge collection was the cause of conflict with his wife Sharon, who banned it from the house, in Swindon, Wiltshire. They split 3 years ago after 21 years of marriage. Actually, his collection was so big that he stored it in his house, in another house and two storage units. But he decided to sell his collection because it was too much to keep.
He possessed stuff that had really been used in famous productions such as Star Wars (outfits worn by Luke Skywalker, other suits and his original light sabre, full size replica of Jabba the Hut, of R2D2, of Yoda and outfits worn by Han Solo and Anakin Skywalker), Battlestar Gallactica (original helmet), Knight Rider (one of the original ‘Kit’ cars), Predator (original mask), Power Ranger (mask).
Hi everyone! The summer here is hot, hope you have hot days too wherever you are. Such summer days make you only wish for one thing – to go to the beach or a swimming pool, just to be near the water ;)) Anyway, I also noticed that our visitors are bit by bit returning from their vacation. And this is great, the more, the merrier. If you are the first time on the site, then Join us If you have any pictures, or other material to share, then feel free to contact us. Send them by using this form. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Paris. Children watch a puppet show for the first time in their lives.
Hi everyone! I know I know, it's been 2 days that I haven’t written the Curiosities. I had a crisis of imagination ;) Otherwise, these last 2 days, we had small problems that occurred on 2 sites and therefore had to arrange it. Starting today, we put a new format of the Curiosities. Now we will have images with stars, bonus pictures and animated gifs. And ‘the morning hello’ won’t be written every day like before but when there is something important to say or make an announcement. Or if you want, for example, to wish someone a happy birthday, you can send me the photo of that person, write a poem or something else and I will post it here in the Curiosities
Hi! Another summer week is behind. But two days off are ahead. This is great too ) I wish you a good rest and to spend time usefully. If you drop in on the site this weekend, don’t forget to explore our huge Archives of 2008 and 2009 :) Well, if it’s your first time here, then bookmark us and don’t forget to REGISTER
A data storage device of 1GB in 1980’s and 2009. Times change )
That is what happens if you are going across mudflats in search of the perfect afternoon fishing spot.
This news was sent us by Johannes Arnstad. “The animal (don't know the name, but its a male sheep), was standing on a cliff next to the wire that supports the phone pole. It got tangled and desperate, and the result is shown in the pictures”.
Hi! Are you in a good mood? And if you remember that today is Wednesday? :) I actually came just to tell you a quick “hi” and I should be going right away. It is a tense week, many things to do but we can manage it. Good day and see you tomorrow.
Hi! Cheers on this Monday day! Today we have lots of interesting things in this set of news. Stay with us )
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Cruel way to get revenge, for example, on your cheating girlfriend. You buy her this “charming” bikini, go to the beach, she goes to bathe, after three minutes bikini totally dissolves in water and you’re just looking at her reaction while people around applaud. What would be more cruel is to take pictures and leave her there :)))
Meet the acting president of South Africa. Funny guy ))
This is Stormy Daniels. American porno actress that wanted to run against Republican Senator David Vitter in Louisiana in 2010 . Dreams, dreams ... Recently she was arrested because of domestic violence misdemeanor. She hit her husband )
Hi! It’s finally the last working day. Cheers! Are you glad? I know I am! Another tough week came to an end. It's time to make plans for the evening. I'll go to a bar to drink a beer ) Good weekend to you. Rest well. See you on Monday
Celebrities like to have some beer too ;) Brad Pitt
And Emma Watson
Meat business card. New trend? I wouldn’t risk to have one )
Hey everybody! How’re you doing today? I’m fine, the whole Izismile team is doing just great and ready for another day to find great news for tomorrow. Don’t forget that you can participate in the site’s life (apart from writing comments, of course) by sending us your pictures and videos using this form For those who haven’t noticed yet, we put a new opinion poll on the right sidebar, so feel free to vote! I didn’t have enough time to gather little interesting news for the Curiosities today. But I’ll make things up tomorrow. Have a nice day!
Hi! The week continues and we are already on Wednesday. I love this day because it’s only one day before Friday. Don’t forget about summer and summer vacations or you can miss all the warm days passing time in front of your computer, like I do ;) That’s it. See you tomorrow.
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That’s how the younger sister of Miley Cyrus famous is smiling.
And here is the star herself. Yep, they are sisters )))
And for dessert, another star smile from Kate Hudson
Very sad story happened not far from Vancouver, Canada. The Sapphire Princess hit the 70ft fin whale in the ocean off Alaska. It was not discovered until the 116,000-ton ship docked. It is not known whether the whale was already dead when it was hit.
A little glimpse into a Borneo’s “Sea gypsies” simple life. More and more of them have been moving onshore to live. Some of them are keeping up their nomadic style of life without a fresh water supply and electricity. They are only going ashore to bury the dead. Clickable.
A French photographer has captured a stunning photo of the space shuttle Endeavor docked with the International Space Station crossing the face of the sun. The photographer Thierry Legault, who is known for his amazing astronomical imagery, uses specialized solar filters to capture the images. [WIRED] Clickable.
When you play in a movie, you often have to show emotions with your face. Here is an example with Jennifer Lopez. Ok, it’s more to show you pics of Jennifer Lopez than to show you her talent ;)) (11 pics)
Hi! I got my computer repaired this morning, I will never vacuum it again ;)) By the way, there was half a kilo of dust in the system unit. Long ago, when I was not working yet on Izismile, I went to other websites and gladly watch any cool pictures and videos. Though, I’ve always been thinking, why everybody posts only 5-10 funny pics a day and think it is enough? Thus was born the idea to collect and post a lot of interesting, funny and just unusual pictures and videos in one daily set of news. It seems that we manage to do it since you are still with us. But having such quantities of pictures, I sometimes forget what I have already posted on the site and what not. So, excuse me for the possible repetitions ) Let me remind you that IZI have its own page in two social networks. We have almost 800 on Facebook fans and 300 on Twitter. Join us!
The wrong interview outfits according to a study of 500 senior executives. 76% of bosses surveyed said they would decide against a candidate because of their clothes. So, choose carefully the clothes for your interview)
Gymnastics is not all about flexibility, of course it’s essential, but it’s also about balance, concentration, synchronisation and style. The pics show a Russian team while performing acrobatic gymnastics. There are only 3 pics but they are really impressive! (3 pics)
Hi there? Did you have a good rest? May be a barbecue on Sunday afternoon? ;) My weekend was short but productive :) I finally went to do some summer swimming in one of the local swimming pools. Well, that was great! From bad news: I had a problem with my computer, it’s just crashed and I had to give it into a repair shop and go working at my friend’s house. So, I’ll be short, because it’s been a long time since I installed at his place ;))) But I managed to make this set of news together for today. So, enjoy this beautiful summer day and have fun on the site! See you tomorrow!
The French army was branded 'imbeciles' after a shelling exercise set fire to a suburb of Marseille. The Foreign Legion conducted the artillery practice despite scorching summer temperatures - meaning virtually every shell that landed on a hillside started a fire.
This 21 year-old capuchin is a real star and hit in Texas as he shows off his skills in steering a collie to round up “a flock of startled sheep”. He’s even got his Facebook account. I know it’s crazy, but this little monkey is comfortable in the saddle and shows his dog who’s the boss! Clickable.
Giant 'soap bubble' found floating in space. IT LOOKS like a soap bubble or perhaps even a camera fault, but the image that you see above is a newly discovered planetary nebula.
Meanwhile, the Japanese are already producing robot-brides :)
A new scanning technique allows expectant mothers to hold a life-size model of their unborn child. The technology takes data from ultrasound, CT and MRI scans, converts them into virtual 3D models, which can then be ‘printed’ as a plastic representation of the developing baby. Clickable.
It's a family affair: A family of four who all graduated at same time... from same university!
Hi! How are you? It is a good day today. It isn’t Friday, true, but still, it’s not Monday neither ;) There are more and more comments on the site. And this is a good news. There is no bad news which makes it another good news ;) Our surprise is moved for a few days ;) Send your pictures .The users’ picture compilation is coming soon :)
Ah ha ha )) The day Daniel Radcliffe met Rupert Grint.
More than 7,000 high school students take part in an earthquake drill at a school in Caloocan, the Philippines.
Hi! No big news today, just not much to tell. In short, I’m glad to see all of you. And I’m also reading all your comments. So interesting... :)) Good afternoon. See you tomorrow.
Yesterday it was the most popular joke in the internet. If your child asks why he has to study, work and earn a lot of money, you don’t need to answer him. Just show him this photograph of the president of Renault company Flávio Briatori :))
Don’t try to escape from the police like this guy did. He got scared and decided to ride over the police car because there was a traffic jam. He got 6 years in prison.
Internet beats all the records, the number of users increases by 50% each year. Take a look at this graph. Clickable.
Peter Doherty just the way he is :)
Never-before-seen photo shows Neil Armstrong's face as he first walks across the moon.
This black-and-white TV set was released in 1936. And it is still working.
For a note )
Playing nicely: Woody Harrelson (right) and Owen Wilson have fun on the water. But before long, the pair can't resist a spot of play fighting. The pair make as splash as they fall into the water. Oops: The pair should remember that fighting always ends in tears. [dailymail.co.uk]
A mysterious glob of unknown material up to 12 miles long has appeared off Alaska's northern coast. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Terry Hasenauer says, "It's certainly biological. It's definitely not an oil product of any kind."
Yesterday we saw a nice series about the cheerleaders of Major League Baseball inside the curiosities– well today, we continue with sports and we will have a look on some beautiful female Russian volleyball players - playing beach volleyball… on the beach of course (30 pics)
A big Monday hello to you all ) We spent all of the weekend working. We’re preparing little change on the site. Let it remain a surprise for you for now. You will see it tomorrow or on Wednesday. In short, plans are huge. We will make a forum soon; will have slight changes in comments and much more. Stay with us and put IZI into your bookmarks. Let this Monday be a nice warm summer day for all of you ;)
There is one thing which is pretty cool with sport (beside sport itself), it’s the cheerleaders!! So today inside the Curiosities, we will take a look at some cheerleaders of Major League Baseball. Enjoy! (62 pics)
Hi! It was an awful day yesterday. Those who yesterday came on the site could see a warning from Google that the site is spreading malicious software and is not recommended to visit. When I saw this I got very upset. I started to check the site. Everything was clean. The problem was detected in an advertisement that we placed. I removed it immediately and applied to Google to remove Izismile from a black list. Google quickly viewed the application and 7 hours ago removed the warning.
I'll say it again. We would never let that happen on purpose, to harm and infect your computers. Our reputation is on stake. Izismile is 6 months old and we never had such incidents. Could someone really think that after six months we decided to pull such a dirty trick? ) Never! We would never do it even for all the money in the world :) Because we appreciate you and your opinion about us is very important. Good Friday to you and have an excellent weekend. See you on Monday!
In the center of the photo is the winner of a poker tournament with his win. Why don’t I play poker yet? ))
The hugest book in the worlds is sold on Amazon. It costs only $30,000.00.
I’m not for weapons, but when beautiful girls are carrying one, I must say I find it pretty sexy :)) And as I know you like it too, a selection of those “dangerous” women is waiting for you inside the curiosities (44 pics)
The three men in this picture are Fu Lu Shou, which means good fortune, prosperity, and longevity. But in this version they are a ten story building! Tianzi Hotel is in Hebei Province, China, and holds the world record for being the “biggest image building.” [Neatorama] Clickable.
World record was set on July 13 at Birmingham's National Indoor Arena - 582 drummers were playing for five minutes in rhythm and managed to break the previous record of 2006, when there were 533 drummers. This record took its place in the Guinness World Records. Clickable.
As we often speak of Megan Fox, Hayden Panettiere, Emma Watson and few others, we can’t forget the famous Britney Spears who made a great come back and proved she could still be on top. So here are some pics of her in different outfits (13 pics)
Hey everybody! Three working days passed by very quickly. In truth, I don’t have time to do all the stuff I want to. And there’s a lot of stuff. Some visitors complained about different pop-ups, adware or malware for that the last few days. We found the problem and have all set up, the perpetrators were punished )) Let me know if you find any problems. Thank you.
This is perhaps the most unsuccessful new wax statue in Madame Tussauds museum. Wax Barack Obama don’t look like the real one )
A drunk in Bochum Germany, had to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in a drain up to his waist. The 46-year-old was unable to recount how he ended up there.
The twin sisters who've spent £60k on cosmetic surgery to always look the same. Like many identical twins, Jo and Kerry Burton have always done everything in tandem - from coming down with chickenpox to donning tutus for ballet lessons. So when Jo decided to have cosmetic surgery on her nose, Kerry naturally followed suit. The sisters have since spent £60,000 on a host of operations - all carried out at the same time by the same doctors - to ensure they cannot be told apart. Clickable.
As Hayden Panettiere is getting more and more popular since she plays the role of a cheerleader in Heroes, we can see lots of pictures of her quite often so here is a new series of photos where she is really sexy (13 pics)
Hi! Today I will be very short. Have a nice summer day ) This summer is not the best to find short interesting news for the Curiosities (
A chihuahua named Smokey wandered around with a fork stuck deep in his head for three days! A handle broke off a grilling fork and flew right into his head at a family party in Kentucky. Smokey then ran off into the woods and was lost for three days before being rescued. He was immediately taken to the hospital. Vets took just thirty seconds to remove the lodged barbecue fork in Smokey’s brain. The dog is expected to make a full recovery.
With the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (6) on July 15, Emma Watson is on all the Medias, she even makes the cover for Teen Vogue August 2009. So let’s see the photos from the cover shoot (21 pics)
Hey! How was your weekend? ) I tried hard not to approach to my computer almost the whole weekend and I did it. I even missed working ) Now, you’ll need patience for only 5 days to work well and in the meantime we will keep entertaining you the best we can. So, bookmark Izismile and come visit us everyday.
Hi everyone ! Doing good ? Well, my expectations for a good weather didn’t came true as I thought. No beach :( But it’s ok because it’s FRIDAY!!! It will be a cinema night today )) So, I wish you a great weekend too! See you on Monday.
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On this photo, you see one of the most amazing couples of Malaysia. They are husband and wife. He is 37 and she is 106 years old. They got married in 2006. But the most interesting thing about them is that recently her husband has been arrested for drug possession. Malaysian laws are very strict about drugs. Now it is unclear whether the husband will see his wife when he is released from prison)
Is it me or Lady Gaga has some real problems in her head) She came like this to some press conference. Clickable.
One of the Chinese laws states that all buildings situated on the federal highways must have a well-groomed appearance and be painted white. That's how poor peasants deceive the inspectors who pass on cars.
8 movies in the history of cinema which gathered over 400, 000, 000 dollars at box office. Clickable.
The Sukhoi PAK FA (or PAK-FA) is a fifth-generation fighter which is being developed by Russia. Clickable.
Jeep for marriage. That is the ad from this woman who offers Jeep Wrangler for 5-year marriage with her. For more details read the ad below.
“That's right! Act now on this one-time offer. All you have to do is date and marry me and you can be the proud owner of a 1992 Jeep Wrangler (along with a 1970 woman). Jeep has a lift, safari top for the summer/hard top for the winter, rear locker, 33" tires and (new this year) an 8000 lb winch.
Not only do you get the Jeep, but you get me. And boys, I don't come stock. I am FULLY LOADED! My add-ons include: a great sense of humor, an affection for "garage nights" (that means working on stuff in the garage), an amazing work ethic, temple-worthiness, an appreciation for sports, the ability to live well within my means, logical reasoning skills, a "work hard so you can play hard" mentality, and I'm great with kids, too!
Terms and Conditions: 1. Marriage must last a minimum of 5 years. 2. Jeep cannot feel neglected - trips to Moab required - but it's a package deal. You take the Jeep, you take me! 3. Honda 400EX included in lifetime package. 4. Honeymoon required. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Men only, please. I am ALL woman!”
Hey!!! How are you? It’s easy to work these days since the weather is not that great. Here in West of France we had some rains, it’s not that hot anymore. But I hope that this weekend it will be hot so it would be possible to go on the beach :)))))) Hope it’s a good weather where you are. See you tomorrow!
To ensure that employees at Keihin Electric Express Railway in Japan are putting their best lip forward, the company has implemented a "smile check" policy, in which workers will be required to smile into a camera and have their mug subjected to software analysis of their happiness.
Imagine if you could look at something once and remember it forever. The group of scientists was studying a poorly-understood region of the visual cortex. The researchers concluded that this region of the visual cortex, known as layer six of region V2, is responsible for creating visual memories. They found that if they boosted production of a protein called RGS-14 (pictured) in that area of the visual cortex in mice, it dramatically affected the animals' ability to remember objects they had seen. What's particularly intriguing is the fact that this protein works on visual memory only. So, it would be perfect for mapping. It would also be useful for engineers and architects who need to hold a lot of visual images in their minds at once. And it would also be a great drug for detectives and spies.
An astonished mother has told how she gave birth to conjoined twins despite being told by medics she was expecting two normal babies. Scans and ultrasound tests had failed to pick up that the babies were joined at the waist, forming one long body with a head at each end. Doctors in Xiaogan, eastern China, have so far been unable to say even what sex the tots are as they have been born without any external sexual organs.
The commanding officer of a regiment in the U.S. Marine Corps was about to start the morning briefing to his staff, battalion and company commanders. While waiting for the coffee machine to finish its brewing, the colonel decided to pose a question to all assembled. He explained that his wife had been a bit frisky the night before and he failed to get his usual amount of sound sleep. He posed the question of just how much of sex was ‘work’ and how much of it was ‘pleasure?’ The regimental executive officer chimed in with 75-25% in favor of work. A captain said it was 50-50%. The colonel’s aide responded with 75-25% in favor of pleasure, depending on his state of inebriation at the time. There being no consensus, the colonel turned to the private who was in charge of making the coffee. What was HIS opinion? Without any hesitation, the young PFC responded, ‘Sir, it has to be 100% pleasure.’ The colonel was surprised and, as you might guess, asked why? ‘Well, sir, if there was any work involved, the officers would have me doing it for them.’ The room fell silent.
Hi! The first working days have passed very quickly. Today it’s Wednesday, which means that Friday is not far away :) The most important news of yesterday was, of course, the funeral of Michael Jackson which was turned into a show. First, the burial ceremony of the singer took place at the cemetery Forest Lawn and then was held a farewell concert with the participation of world stars in Staples Center. More than a million fans of the pop idol arrived in Los Angeles, but only the 20,000 persons who managed to buy tickets could see all this on live. For those who have not watched the ceremony on TV, I gathered some photos. Here’s a quick photo report from the scene. Click on the picture
Toy story: Sammy Burns, in black, and best friend Megan Barton were wheeled into the prom by Sammy's uncle Glenn Lawrence and her brother Tom.
Singers and bands that earned the most in 2008: 1. Madonna - $110 million 2. Celine Dion - $100 million 3. Beyonce - $87 million 4. Bruce Springsteen - $70 million 5. Kenny Chesney - $65 million 6. Rascal Flatts - $60 million 7. Coldplay - $60 million 8. AC/DC - $60 million 9. Eagles - $55 million 10. Toby Keith - $52 million 11. Bon Jovi - $50 million 12. Dave Matthews Band - $45 million
Harsh anti-tobacco ad. Clickable.
Take a tour through Michael Jackson's private arcade game collection. Click HERE
A Russian newspaper published on a plastic bag. You can take things in it and read the new while you’re in the subway, for example. The newspaper is not complete, of course, but the idea is original. Clickable.
Jimmy went to a psychiatrist. “Doc,” he said, “I’ve got trouble. Every time I get into bed, I think there’s somebody under it. I’m going crazy!” “Just put yourself in my hands for one year,” said the shrink. “Come to me three times a week, and I’ll cure your fears.” How much do you charge?” “A hundred dollars per visit.” I’ll sleep on it,” said Jimmy. Six months later the doctor met Jimmy on the street. “Why didn’t you ever come to see me again?” asked the psychiatrist. “For a hundred bucks a visit? A bartender cured me for $10.” “Is that so! How?” “He told me to cut the legs off the bed! Ain’t nobody under there now!!!
I recently asked my friends' little girl what she wanted to be when she grows up. She said she wanted to be President some day. Both of her parents, liberal Democrats, were standing there, so I asked her, 'If you were President what would be the first thing you would do? ' She replied, 'I'd give food and houses to all the homeless people.' Her parents beamed. 'Wow...what a worthy goal.' I told her, 'But you don't have to wait until you're President to do that.. You can come over to my house and mow the lawn, pull weeds, and rake my yard, and I'll pay you $50. Then I'll take you over to the grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out, and you can give him the $50 to use toward food and a new house. ' She thought that over for a few seconds, then she looked me straight in the eye and asked, ' Why doesn't the homeless guy come over and do the work, and you can just pay him the $50? I said, 'Welcome to the Republican Party.' Her parents still aren't speaking to me.