U.K. Gym Is Promoting Napping As A New Workout Regime

(PCM) Who ever said napping wasn’t a good form of exercise? This might just be one type of workout routine we can actually get behind! The U.K. based David Lloyd Gym is now offering “napercise” classes, which they are branding as a exercise class, however all it actually consists of is adult nap time in a room full of strangers!

The hour long classes include a 15 minute time frame for stretches and then 45 minutes of laying down to take a nap. Those that sign up for the class are given a small bed, comforter, and eye mask to help create the best sleep possible.

According to the David Lloyd Gym website:

“Napercise is scientifically designed to reinvigorate the mind, improve moods and even burn the odd calorie.The frantic nature of modern life means that few of us seem to get enough sleep, and if you’re a parent, [a good night’s rest] becomes even more of a luxury. The development of Napercise is inspired by past academic studies into the important health benefits that napping in the day can bring.”

While we are not sure that we would actually need a class in napping, it sure does give busy people an excuse to go to the gym, even if it is only to catch some much needed shut-eye!

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Nordstrom Is Selling ‘Dirty’ Jeans For A Hefty Price

(PCM) Most of us could probably head outside to the backyard, especially after a rainstorm and create our very own version of these muddied-up so-called “dirty” jeans that Nordstrom is selling for the heft price tag of $425!

It seems the jeans have been for sale on Nordstrom’s website for quite some time, but only now has the internet gotten a look at them and the snarkiness has taken over! Many even thought the jeans had to be some type of joke. But these jeans are no joke. In fact, they are also sold at both Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Ave as well!

According to the Nordstrom website, the jeans “embody rugged, Americana workwear that’s seen some hard-working action with a crackled, caked-on muddy coating that shows you’re not afraid to get down and dirty.” Seriously! That is the description!

According to CNN Money, the jeans are made by the fashion company PRPS, which also offers a “mud denim jacket” for deep-pocketed fashionistas who want to rock the all-denim, all-dirt look. The company also makes paint-splattered, pre-ripped dungarees, including one pair it calls simply, “Destroyed.”

The care instructions claim that the jeans can be washed and rest assured they will not lose their caked-on dirt appeal, why because it is fake mud!  Once again, fake mud on jeans on purpose! What is the world is wrong with people these days! Just bring some jeans over to our place and we can have a big ol’ mud fight and heck, we might even cut you a deal and sell you some muddy jeans for only $100!

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Artist Creates ‘Euthanasia Roller Coaster’ Designed To Kill It’s Riders

(PCM) An artist by the name of  Julijonas Urbonas has created what is arguably one of the most controversial inventions. His project is called the “Euthanasia Coaster”, which is a roller coaster that is designed to kill its’ riders. According to his website, Urbonas says his coaster design is “a hypothetic roller coaster, engineered to humanely—with elegance and euphoria—take the life of a human being.”

It sounds a little demented and creepy to us, but Urbonas explains that the Euthanasia Coaster is also designed to provider the rider with a spiritual experience as well. As the riders cart climbs a very long and slow incline that leads to a quarter mile long straight drop, they are given a chance to spiritually reflect upon their lives. When they reach the peak they have a chance to wave and say goodbye to loved ones or change their minds a go back. The cart would be equipped with a “Fall” button, however once it is pushed there is no turning back.

After flying straight down the hill the rider is then thrust upon a series of upside down loops, six in a row to be exact, that create so much centrifugal force that a person would not be able to breathe and would pass way due to lack of oxygen to the brain. Urbonas says that this type of centrifugal force can also create a sense of euphoria in the brain which is why he claims his “death coaster” is actually a quite humane way to end someone’s life.

The project overall definitely creates a shock factor and certainly leads to many ethical questions and concerns. Urbonas says that his project could theoretically be used to assist with curbing overpopulation or helping individuals who are ailing or sick end their lives the way that they choose, almost like one final thrill ride!

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YouTuber Tries To Recreate The ‘Bart Simpson Megaphone Challenge’

(PCM) YouTuber Kevin Kohler, who runs the popular channel TheBackyardScientist, recently made an attempt to recreate the ‘Bart Simpson Megaphone Challenge’ which was inspired by a cult favorite episode of the long running FOX animated series “The Simpsons”. Kohler set up 10 megaphones back to back to see just how loud of a sound he could create.

Kohler explained in the video that the idea for the challenge came to him when he was watching “The Simpson” and saw Bart’s prank from the episode titled “The Secret War Of Lisa Simpson” which aired in season 8 of the series. In the episode, Bart puts 10 megaphones back to back and creates a sound so loud that it led to a shock wave that shattered all of the windows in town, including his father Homer’s full fridge of beer.

Everything started off well for Kohler with the test challenge as he collected and lined up all the megaphone, but what he failed to anticipate was any type of feedback loop. He attempted to rearranged the megaphones to tone down some of the feedback and then shouted into the first one. His sound was not that loud and was pretty much the same as using only one megaphone, as the power sources that make up the megaphones were not strong enough to amplify the sound to the level he anticipated. The sound ended up becoming quite distorted.

Not thrilled with the way the experiment turned out the first time, Kohler and his assisant then decided to move the megaphones into a circular shape and finally created the ear-splitting noise they desired. The feedback loop they measured was 16 times louder than your average vacuum cleaner. You can watch their entire ordeal and the outcome in the video below:

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Pennsylvania Pastor Is Accidentally Mailed 10 Pounds Of Pot

(PCM) Police in Pennsylvania are just as perplexed as the pastor who was accidentally mailed ten pounds of marijuana. The pastor claimed that she received a UPS package to her home in Yeadon, PA which contained the drugs and she immediately contacted the local authorities. The package was originally shipped from Sacramento, California and she ended up opening the box when she arrived at her Southwest Philadelphia ministry only to discover that the box contained several bundles of marijuana which were wrapped up in cellophane and stuffed inside of a plastic bucket.

Of course the pastor is now worried for her own safety, as she fears the packages intended recipients may come looking for the package which landed at her address by mistake. The authorities in Yeadon claim that this is not the first time they have received reports about someone using a stranger address to mail drugs to themselves and are currently planning on investigating the incident further.

They are making an attempt to gain access to surveillance footage from the UPS shipping location in California where the package was dropped off to see if they can identify the suspects who originally shipped the package. Thus far they have had no luck. A similar situation occurred at the City Blue retail store location in Upper Darby, PA where instead of receiving a shipment of menswear they were expecting, the store received a package containing ninety pounds of marijuana instead that had a street value estimated at around $270,000.

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Not Everyone Is ‘Loving’ McDonald’s New Dystopian-Looking Uniforms

(PCM) We are not “loving it” and neither is anyone else when it comes to the new uniform choice for McDonald’s employees. In fact, they truly resemble something straight out of science fiction movie and paint the picture of quite the dystopian future. Something tells us that is definitely not what the company was going for, but they certainly succeeded tenfold!

Many are comparing the new uniforms to the commander uniforms in the “Star Wars” film franchise and while it is understandable that after so many years McDonald’s would want to change up their dress code, couldn’t they have chosen something a little less … can we say … drab!

According to a press release from the McDonald’s corporation the new uniforms were designed as a collaboration between Bindu Rivas and Waraire Boswell, who actually worked at a McDonald’s in California before he started designing for celebrities like Will Smith and Ellen DeGeneres. The new look debuted in April 2017 at all 14,000 restaurants.

“Our new collections focus on comfort, fit, functionality and contemporary professionalism, delivering a uniform that crew and managers will feel comfortable to work in and proud to wear,” Jez Langhorn, McDonald’s Senior Director of HR, said in the release. “Beyond that, it’s another step in the company’s continuous effort to raise the bar by investing in people and improving the restaurant experience with a focus on hospitality.”

We are certain that the company never expected the internet backlash they have began receiving once the images of the new uniform design was released.

We are curious to see just how long this new uniform design will last! The power of the internet can speak volumes sometimes and the last thing McDonald’s would want is for everyone to not be “loving it”!

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