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11 Insane Sci-Fi Inventions You Never Knew Existed [Infographic]

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Remember your favourite Sci-Fi spectaculars such as ‘The Zygon Paradox’, ‘Commander Bucko and his Space Chums’ and ‘Galaxy Gambol’? If you are anything like me, your favourite part of these remarkable intergalactic epics are the crazy futuristic devices and gadgets that the principal characters utilise. Things for your health, items for transportation and large virtual reality zones where you can pretend to be Sherlock Holmes or Lovejoy. But you may be gob-smacked to learn that many of these items currently exist within our planet: Earth. Below you will find a whole legion of these magical objects, displayed in Infographic form. Their history, influence and dimensions will be utterly explained to you. And what is more we’d be happy for you to swipe this wondrous pictorial for your own World Wide Web ‘inter-page’ and place it wherever you wish, just by copying the code you can see below. And don’t worry, a gaggle of Thought Police in visors and white uniforms won’t break down the door of your pod for doing so.    

You Might Be a Petrolhead If… [Infographic]

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Is someone is currently screaming into your face, “CARS CARS CARS, all you talk about is CARS” before bursting into tears and rushing from the room, as you turn over from Top Gear on Dave to watch Top Gear on BBC Three, while idly watching cars drive by through the window? If this is you, you might be a Petrolhead, that peculiar condition where anything automotive causes your eyes to glaze over, your breath to shorten and your voicebox to release involuntary ‘erg’ sounds. You simply love motors. Their cute little bonnets, there delightful floor mats and their infeasibly attractive roof racks. Every aspect of the internal combustion engine causes you to swoon and gurgle like a young lady at a David Essex pop concert. But if you are still to be convinced about your Petrolhead standing, have a squint at this rather nifty Infographic, which lays out all the potential symptoms of Petrolhead-ism, a bit like those terrifying information posters you get at the doctors office about gout that leave you feeling a little clammy. Use the code below to swipe this beauty and share the facts with potential fellow sufferers. As you Petrolheads always say, “Happy Car Driving!”

The World’s Largest Things [Infographic]

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Everyone knows that bigger is better. Everyone. Except possibly those unfortunate people that can only leave their homes by having an exterior wall removed. I mean think about it, who is the greatest footballer to have ever lived? That’s right, it’s also the biggest footballer: Peter Crouch. And you may have noticed that when we had nice chunky mobile phones, back in the 1980’s, everything was hunky dory. Now we have those tiny, titchy handsets and the economy is completely in the toilet. There must be a connection. In honour of all things gigantic, we have this massively entertaining infographic showcasing various large things and the vast joy that they bring people. And we want to share this joy, so swipe the code below and paste it into every web page you see with a gap. We feel that will be both big and clever.

Is Your Car Killing You?

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We all love our motor vehicles. We love driving them, we love eating in them, we love fly-tipping out of them. Seriously, I would marry my car if I could. Marry her. I would, absolutely. Don’t push me, because I will. I’ll go out this afternoon and marry my Mondeo. Bella. And have the reception at Halfords. And just like several of the other people, and inanimate objects, that I have previously married, our cars are continually trying to kill us. As the delightful Informational-Graphical (Or Infographic) below illustrates, there are a variety of ways in which your vehicle can suddenly become deadly – from fumes to Sat-Navs to appalling posture. And when they come to life due to some ancient Nordic curse. We want to spread the word about all this auto-mayhem, so please feel free to swipe the graphic for your own internet information page, bulletin board or virtual hob-nobbery using the code displayed below. And don’t drive angry. Or badly.    

Innovations To Expect in the Future [Infographic]

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So far the future has been bitterly disappointing. No legions of servile, brainwashed citizens wearing white jumpsuits in some sort of desert setting, all bending under the tyranny of a mysterious despotic leader who appears on over-sized video screens and is probably played by Christopher Plummer. I mean, what’s up with that? Instead we have Coke Zero and a popular television show that is actually set within a High Street chicken shop. Thanks a lot, future. So let’s hope when this particular epoch crumbles into oblivion, there will be a load of exciting stuff barrelling down the pike. As this delightful Infographic illustrates, the future is going to have some boss aspects, including bionic bits, trains and things that we stick in our brains. All of which our insect overlords are sure to be onboard with. And in the spirit of anarchy, you can simply take and display this Infographic elsewhere, by pinching the code below. Ok, get ready, because the segue I’m about to lay on you is going to BLISTERING. Ready? Ready for this segue? Right, here it comes: And if you want to enjoy a taste of future today, why not try out Water Jetpack thing we…

Gamers: Win a Driving Experience…

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You’ve stung around corners in your Bravado Gauntlet while playing GTA5. You’ve torn up some city streets in your M1A2 Abrams in COD: Ghosts. You’ve probably driven through a barn and emerged covered in hay and chickens while trying to conquer The Dukes of Hazzard: Racing For Home for the PS1. I sincerely hope so. There is an amazing hidden screen where Daisy and Boss Hogg… actually never mind, we’re getting off track. So why am I shouting at you about video games and vehicles and startlingly short hot pants? Because we love you and because we want to send some dedicated gamers out there to get a taste of metal, petrol and guns (paintball) in the real world. All you have to do, using the exciting competition mechanics you see below, is tell us which of the following you would like to do the most. We will randomly select one entry at random once the competition has expired and then that person will be sent off on the vehicular adventure of their dreams (i.e. the one they picked, they can’t spend the night with KITT from Knight Rider or anything). So what’s on offer? Which of these is the…

Take Advantage of Our National Elf Service!

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Turkey Twizzlers. Eggnog flavoured Malibu. Standing outside an all-night garage at 11.59pm on December 24th and pleading with the man inside to sell you that Neil Sedaka compilation CD from behind the counter that he actually brought from home. Christmas has many wonderful traditions. But as you may be aware, one Christmas tradition is about to be mercilessly ripped from before our eyes in a way that is neither festive or particularly jolly. For the first time since the Nativity, the film that typifies Christmas more than any other, Elf, will no longer be shown on terrestrial screens but has been snatched, Grinch style, by Sky, so it can now only be viewed by satellite dish owning Millionaires and those on remand. We’ve taken legal advice, but incredibly it seems there’s no law against it. Not even a European one. But then we remembered that in our Wiltshire bunker constructed for any occurrences connected to the Rapture, Ragnarok or a Zombie Uprising, we do have an ‘Emergency Crimbo Contingency Pack’ nestled in the lower quarters. This consists of some powdered turkey, a bauble,a collapsible Yule Log and 50 copies of Elf on DVD. In the spirit of giving and cross-promotion…

Win a Horsey Murder Book!

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Are you a fan of winning free things, intrigue and tiny little men in colourful costumes? Yes, of course you are! Then do we have a fabulous free giveaway, prize-abundant competition type thrill-vent (a new word I just invented to signify a thrilling event – please don’t steal it, I have trademarked it and I am very litigious. Oh? Don’t believe me? Just try it, go on, I dare you?). We have ten stupendous copies of the new racing thriller After the Fall by champion jockey A.P. McCoy for you readers to win, thanks to the lovely men and women at Orion Books. In this first novel by the racing legend, a young hotshot jockey, packed to the hilt with his own demons and issues tries to claw his way to the top of the racing game while trying to seek revenge on the people responsible for his father’s downfall. Yoinks! Now there’s an intriguing prospect. But before you all dash to Amazon and download it to your Kindle Fire using the one-step checkout process, here’s a chance to get it completely free and with no strong attached at all. Honestly. Nothing. Despite the… No, not even that. I’ve just…

Anatomy of a Scary Film [Infographic]

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BOO! You see, it’s pretty easy to scare someone. Or is it? You may think that horror films comprise of a bloke in a weird mask chasing a teenager with a screwdriver through a haunted Aldi. But it is so much more than that. There’s catering for a start. Lots and lots of catering. And as far as I’m concerned, that’s about it. However, I have now been SCHOOLED with this amazing infographic that breaks down and distillates all the necessary elements required to make your cinema-going experience as uncomfortable as possible. All the bits it takes to make a spooky movie (or spoovie) are investigated good and proper. So turn all the lights on, have your mum ready on speed-dial and have a trawl through the Anatomy of a Scary Film, featuring all your favourite monsters, zombies and Blair Witches. And feel free to scare and share. There is code underneath that allows you to completely STEAL this puppy and stick it on your blog, vlog or bloggie.

Thrilling Helicopter Video Thrill!

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Chopper. Whirlybird. Skyplane. No matter what you call a helicopter, there is one thing you can be sure of. They are very thrilling. How thrilling? How about thriller writer Frederick Forsyth performing all of Michael Jackson’s Thriller while on a tightrope THAT’S ON FIRE! That is only half as thrilling as a helicopter. Especially when this particular helicopter is a a-scooping and a-swooping over the buildings, pigeons and congestion charges of the greatest capital city in the whole country. London Town. So great that Wings named an album after it. So large it now has three football clubs within it. So historic it makes you physically sick. Yes, that probably sounds pretty nice. But I can tell you want proof. Actual proof that riding in a helicopter over London is in some way thrilling. Well here it is in all it’s cinematic glory. We just filmed, edited and rendered this amazing video showing what it’s like to head out on one of our incredible London helicopter experiences. Take a cockpit eye’s view of the incredible sights and thoroughly iconic views you encounter while you are zapping about up there. You can see the video below and if it’s whetted your…