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Surfer's monster ride puts big-wave spotlight on Europe
submitted by Gretchen Wright in action and alternative sports from CityTools members
When it comes to monstrous surf, Europe doesn't get much respect among surfers who ride big waves for a living. But that could soon change thanks to Benjamin Sanchis' recent taming of a bona fide monster beyond the Basque Country south of Hossegor, France. The ride (see video), at a break called Belhar....(more) (added: Feb 19, 2011 at 10:24 am)

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Kayakers snap photo of England’s version of the ‘Loch Ness Monster
submitted by Grace in tabloid news from CityTools members
Nothing puts a damper on a serene afternoon's kayaking like the sight of a primeval sea monster . That was the rude lesson for Tom Pickles and Sarah Harrington, who'd taken their watercraft out on the foggy waters of Lake Windermere, only to encounter what appeared to be "an enormous snake" sw....(more) (added: Feb 19, 2011 at 11:08 am)

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LSD Tripper Amputates, Flushes Monster-Containing Testicles
submitted by Robert Cauthorn in tabloid news from CityTools members
Arcata California has been seeing an outbreak of psychotic behavior, perhaps related to bad drugs... Now this... "On April 18, officers responded to a residence to assist the Arcata Mad River Ambulance with a 31-year-old male subject who had just castrated himself. Medical personnel and officers were unable to locate the subject’s testicles.....(more) (added: May 14, 2010 at 04:16 pm)

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Hackers hack monster burritos down to sensible size
submitted by Robby in environment from CityTools members
“Burrito creep” is the sort of jargon you’re unlikely to hear unless you descend deep into a highly specialized world. In this case, that world is the food company Chipotle, and “burrito creep” is the term of art employees have come up with to describe a seemingly unstoppable phenomenon: No matter what they try, the burritos keep getti....(more) (added: Jul 14, 2014 at 07:42 am)

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Yours Truly, BP -- A musical tribute to BP's Monster in Chief, Tony Hayward
submitted by Micca in disasters from CityTools members
It's amazing to me that Hayward still has a job. Perhaps his next one will be washing dishes in an American prison.... (added: Jun 09, 2010 at 12:36 pm)

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'Monster' iceberg shedding hundreds of offshoots
submitted by Suzy in environment from CityTools members
An island-sized iceberg is breaking up as it drifts closer to Australia, producing hundreds of smaller slabs spread over a massive area of ocean, experts said Monday. The 140-square-kilometre (54-square-mile) block of ice, known as B17B, was seen some 1,700 kilometres (1,054 miles) south-southwest of Australia's western coast on December 9, pro....(more) (added: Dec 15, 2009 at 12:37 am)

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Artist Jay Nelson builds monster home at 200 square feet
submitted by Robby in environment from CityTools members
It's not quite a house, and for Nelson it's actually pretty big. (added: Jul 15, 2014 at 02:42 pm)












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