Thursday, April 24, 2014

This is What a Major Intersection with No Traffic Lights Looks Like

In this timelapse video we see the intersection at Meskel Square, the nerve center of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. While the square is a primary site for the city’s large festivals and celebrations, it is also a chaotic crossroad for thousands and thousands of vehicles daily.
Organized confusion at its finest. Pedestrians, walk with care!

Sources: Twistedsifter, Endoethiopia viajes y aventuras

See The Hilariously Epic Response After Prosecutors Kept Requesting A Statement From A Police Dog.

The law is a tricky beast to tackle. Trials, witnesses, evidence and precedent are all part of a complicated system that should hopefully result in justice. Sometimes, there are misunderstandings and difficult waters to navigate. But what happened to the West Midlands Police Department was absolutely ridiculous.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) repeatedly contacted the department, hoping to get an account of an altercation from Officer PC Peach. PC Peach was unavailable to give a statement, but that didn’t stop the CPS. Neither did the fact that Officer Peach is a K9 officer. Frustrations were mounting on each side, so the department gave in an sent the following statement:

Officers couldn’t understand why the CPS wouldn’t understand that Peach was a dog, so they sent back this statement.
Although it was meant as a joke, The Professional Standards Department will be investigating the police department after the false statement. Obviously, someone should be examining the prosecutors who couldn’t understand why a German Shepherd couldn’t give a statement.

Share PC Peach’s hilarious statement with others. (Good dog!)

Source: Viralnova

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Shared Table Where People Can Work and Cats Can Wander

Wait a minute. Is that a cat inside a table? Created by Ruan Hao for Hangzhou and Hong Kong-based architecture firm LYCS, CATable is a functional wood table that's designed for both people and cats! Like we've seen many times before, there's been a growing trend of transforming livable spaces for the comfort of your cat.

With the proper-sized holes and long passageways, the table encourages cats to roam freely around your workspace. Their natural curiosity would be satisfied by exploring the unknown paths behind each hole. According to the architecture firm, the desk was created due to cat owners' shared experience: "Putting away the cat from your lap top was like a sentimental ritual of temporary farewell."

As Hao succinctly states, "It is a table for us, and a paradise for cats.“ CATable was exhibited at this year's Milan Design Week.

See More at LYCS Architecture website

Source: Mymodernmet