The biggest tosser perhaps?

The World Stone Skimming Championships

I‘m going to have to start a category ‘events I wish I’d gone to but only just found out about them after they happened’ to remind me of these things next year. Ok I’ve done it.

This shot is taken from the The World Stone Skimming Championships 2009 on Easdale Island, Scotland. I saw that Anne Ward (I Like) had been this year. Apperently the island is made out of slate, so has plenty of little flat rocks that are ideal for skimming.  It’s strange that the results are in meters, me and my brother always used to play the most bounces wins. Either way I want a go and will try and remember it next year!

Time Lapse Beard Action

Great time lapse video from German hiker Christoph Rehage growing his beard (and barnet) while walking back home from Beijing?! He didn’t make it all the way back to Germany, just across China (4646km), but he did keep a bloody good account of his hair growing.

I’ve seen a few facial hair time lapses over the years, none as good as this. Some times it’s the standard day by day frame by frame technique, but usually he mixes it up with multiple shots as he rotates showing more of the scenery, or people in the background and some great timely facial expressions.

Strange seeing him shave it all of at the end, looks a completely different person, character even, I think he looks like a nicer person with the beard, he’s kinda slightly sinister without? Anyhow I know when I shaved my beard off after the CDT it freaked me out and I grew it straight back to cover the person I didn’t recognised below. If think with the caption “was it really me?” at the end, he felt the same. Grow it back Christoph, beards are best!

Via: Swiss Miss.

More cake action!

Cake baking

While I’m on the subject of cakes, I came across this Threadless Cake baking competition (now ended). Basically you had to re-create a Threadless t-shirt as a cake, my favourite was this You Are The Best cake by Leslie Evans. Look at the all the bloody detail on that lettering?! Everyone seems to be using ‘fondant’ though? Not nearly as tastey as marzipan, yum yum, looks like it might be a bit more sturdy to work with though.