Ethan Schlussler has been building a tree house. It’s nine meters (thirty feet) from the ground – quite a long climb by ladder. Ethan decided there had to be a better way, and built a lift using an old bicycle. It reminds me of the lift I built to get to my treehouse when I was about eleven years old. Mine wasn’t as sophisticated, nor did it need to climb so high, but it worked quite well.
The full story on Ethan and his lift is here.
Watch Ethan’s own video of the lift in use:
The Age reports that Lee Beaumont, from Leeds in the UK, got so sick of telemarketers that he decided to turn the tables on them.
Mr Beaumont set up a personal premium rate phone line, and now makes money from the callers. He has a separate normal number for family and friends; everyone else has to pay to call him.
Talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Northern Taiwan, Saturday 31 August 2013: It’s raining, but you’re driving carefully when the hill beside the road kind of explodes, dumping rocks on your car. The worst is yet to come, apparently…