This vintage (2011) clip shows Australian TV host Karl Stefanovic describing his home defense strategy: keeping a "long stabby thing" by the side of the bed. Cohost Lisa Wilkinson reports having a "swordy thing." Correspondent Georgie Gardner also has a long stabby thing, the one you suspected. Nevertheless, there has been some discussion of what Karl's long stabby thing might be; my money is on a four-foot poker, useful for fending off not only burglars but also logical positivists.
Helena Hauss (previously at BB) created this amazing set of handpainted Delft blue ceramics: "An approach to represent the inner strength and fury that comes with being a woman, in contrast to an appearance of delicacy we're too often branded with." Replicas are on offer! Here's a video of Hauss painting: READ THE REST
You've probably been hearing a lot about NLAWs, Javelins, Stingers, TB2 drones, and even Molotov cocktails in the coverage of the war in Ukraine. Here are some videos to give you a bit of background on the weapons being employed by the Ukrainian military and citizenry in their courageous efforts to repel Puti-tang's army. Image:… READ THE REST
Archaeologists in Japan have uncovered what may be early Japanese ninja weapons including rocks that may have led to the metal throwing stars beloved by Hollywood and pre-teens. Uncovered during excavations at Iwatsuki Castle and Hachioji Castle, the flat "throwing stones" and clay caltrops may date back to the Siege of Odawara in 1590. From… READ THE REST
As summer comes to an end, getting your kids excited about their education can be as hard as convincing them to eat some broccoli along with their pizza. But with helpful — and dare we say fun — e-learning programs, your kids can fully immerse themselves in their creativity, critical thinking skills, and more, and they can… READ THE REST
Being comfortable when you travel is one of the simplest and most important ways to make any trip easier. And by any trip, that means a trip around the world or even a trip to the grocery store. The most effective way to get more comfortable is with a durable, supportive, and ideally stylish shoe. This hemp sneaker has… READ THE REST
We're always looking for ways to make sleep more comfortable and efficient. And when it comes to upping your snooze game, there are a number of ways to do it. Our preferred way to kick your ZZZs up a notch is to ensure your bedding is of superior quality. That's pretty easy and affordable thanks to our Back to Education… READ THE REST