Monday, March 31, 2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Top 10 facts about Light My Fire

By +Alexa Rankin

During a drug fueled recording session in August 1966 the four young men known as The Doors decided to put the finishing touches on guitarist Robby Krieger's partly written song, 'Light My Fire' and as a result created the band's most recognizable hit.

The Doors - The Doors
The Doors - The Doors

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Windows XP eXPires

By +Tina Cruris

April 8th marks the end of an era for many computer users as Microsoft will cease to support their dinosaur edition of Windows known as XP. XP was the first operating system that I ever used when I finally caved in and bought a computer back in about 2002. My first memory of booting up the system was "Wow, look at that rolling green field; now how do I use this thing..."

Microsoft cease Windows XP support
Time to upgrade?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Tasmanian Triangle blamed for MH370 crash

by +Brad Naylor

Nineteen days after the take off of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 on March 8th, the Australian government have admitted that an area surrounding the island of Tasmania known as the Tasmanian Triangle may be to blame for the loss of that flight.

Tasmanian Triangle may have claimed flight MH370
The Tasmanian Triangle has claimed numerous lives to date

Monday, March 24, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Slap the Penguin joins the 700 Club

by +Ian C

Can you believe that we have reached 700 posts? Neither can we. Well we did and we have finally been welcomed into the 700 Club.

The 700 (posts) club welcomes Slap the Penguin
Not affiliated with the CBN version of the 700 club

Monday, March 17, 2014

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Wrestlemania XXX may be broken

By +Ian C

Wrestlemania XXX is just 3 weeks away, and organizers are struggling with last minute worries that Wrestlemania might be broken.

Wrestlemania Broken
Wrestlemania Broken

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Malaysian plane headed to One Direction concert

By +Tina Cruris

Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 left Kuala Lumpur one week ago bound for Beijing and systematically disappeared. One by one the plane's communications and transponder were disabled as the plane took an unexpected left turn and flew across the the northern part of Malaysia. Soon after that, the plane vanished entirely. The circle represents the possible range of the 777 airplane at the last known point of contact.

Path of missing flight MH370
Actual and intended path of flight MH370

Friday, March 14, 2014

March 14th is Pi Day

Being a fully qualified member of the Nerd species, it is my duty to report all news related to math, Sci-Fi and computers. For those of you who have not yet heard, today in the geek community is Pi Day. This actually only works in America because America is the only country dumb enough to put the month before the day when writing the date. 

Date format comparison
This is why there are no pyramids in the US

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Kermit the frog joins Coldplay

Coldplay main man Chris Martin has burned out his vocals while recording the bands latest album, 'Ghost Stories', and has called on one of his friends to fill in with singing duties while he recovers from voice strain. That friend is none other than best selling recording artist Kermit the Frog.

Kermit sings Rainbow Connection
Kermit singing Rainbow Connection

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Spam was invented by Hormel in 1937, long before email was invented and back in those days it was a can of meat of dubious origin. There are several theories about how spam got it's name; SPiced hAM is the people's favorite, while others suggest that Special Processed American Meat is the how it got it's name. Either way it's still pretty dull food product.

Spam, spam, spam, wonderful spam, lovely spam
Spam, spam, spam, spam, wonderful spam, lovely spam

Monday, March 10, 2014

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Celebrity Panhandling - Mike Edwards

By +Tina Cruris

Back in 1989 Jesus Jones released their first album, 'Liquidizer', which launched singer/songwriter Mike Edwards into the realms of super-stardom. 2 years later Jesus Jones released 'Doubt', which confirmed their position as the number one alternative dance/techno group named after a religious icon.

Jesus Jones
Mike Edwards (L) with the rest of Jesus Jones

Friday, March 7, 2014

Upskirting the law

The Slap the Penguin Guest Post Contest is still running and you still have time to enter. For more details about the contest click HERE. This post comes from a reader who only discovered our website a few weeks ago, Eve Summers. Let us know what you think of her entry...

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick hastily signed a bill today to make taking upskirt pictures illegal. Taking pictures or video beneath a person's clothing without their permission is now unlawful. This legislature aims to protect the innocent miniskirt and loose shirt wearing population of Massachusetts from the growing popularity of upskirt, downblouse and spycam pictures and videos on the internet.

Upskirt Photography
Say Cheese!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Greek yogurt aimed at larger women

By +Alexa Rankin

French yogurt giant Dannon (Danone outside the USA) is now marketing it's Greek yogurt at a larger audience. And by larger audience I don't mean more people, I mean bigger people. Dannon are pushing the healthier aspect of Greek yogurt and suggesting that fat people should replace one meal a day with a single serving of Greek yogurt.

Oinkos Greek Yogurt sounds like Oikos Greek Yogurt
Oinkos, για το λίπος των χοίρων

Monday, March 3, 2014

Sunday, March 2, 2014

What got slapped 12 months ago - March 2013

by +Tina Cruris

Finally we can get back on track with our reslap posts after the rather long hiatus in early 2013. The purpose of these posts is to give new readers an insight into what we were doing 12 months ago, and to give seasoned veterans a reminder of how good this site used to be.

The premise is simple, I will post a headline and a brief synopsis from one of our key stories from this time last year, and if it tantalizes you then you click the link and are instantly whisked back in time to read the full story. (Actually, you aren't really whisked back in time, but a new window will open showing you the post from our archive.)

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