Extreme Jubbling – Five People Riding On One Motorcycle. [Video]

5 people riding on one motorcycleThis Jubbling here, in this video, this is the Jubbling that gives Jubbling a bad name. We’re ok with the kid dangling on the back of the motorcycle but carrying five people is just showing off. Four on one two-wheeler is the Jubbling sweet spot. [LL]

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Jubbling Shouldn’t Be A Crime: Starbucks Barista Eats Food Out Of The Trash. Gets Fired.

Coulson Loptmann - former Starbucks barista who ate food out of the trash.

Former Starbucks barista, Coulson Loptmann, was fired for eating food out of the trash.

A Starbucks barista, who’s on food stamps, ate some food from the trash and got fired. Here’s the story (Consumerist):

“A 21-year-old barista who worked at a downtown Seattle Starbucks claims he was fired for taking a sandwich out of the trash and eating it. He argues that since his employers were going to toss it anyway, why should he be punished for pulling it out of the garbage, especially when he hasn’t been working enough hours to pay his bills?

The former employee tells The Stranger that he hadn’t eaten all day and was on a seven-hour shift, so when a coworker threw out some breakfast sandwiches that were out of stock, he figured it’d be fine and dandy to grab one for himself.

‘She said, ‘What a waste, huh?’’ he explained. ‘And she tossed it in the garbage. I figured, it’s in plastic, it’s fine. So I reached in and grabbed it.’

It wasn’t fine, according to what he says his manager told him a week later: She’d heard of the sandwich incident and spoken to HR, and ‘they consider it stealing, and it’s against policy. So I’m sorry, but I have to terminate you.’

A Starbucks spokesman says he can’t comment on an individual employee because ‘it is a violation of our policy to consume marked-out products.’ It’s not about stealing, either he adds: ‘We do not want our partners to consume potentially spoiled products and get sick.’

So could you get fired for breaking that policy? Not usually, said the spokesman, unless it was the culmination of a ‘broader, ongoing performance issue.’

The worker insists there were no such issues, and that he doesn’t believe the policy against eating out of the trash is about his own health, and not stealing.”

What I read: a hungry Starbucks barista was fired for Jubblingly eating some good food that shouldn’t have been tossed in the trash. Probably a misunderstanding similar to what George Costanza experienced in the Seinfeld episode where he ate an eclair out of the trash.

So please Starbucks, reconsider and give this kid his job back. Jubbling isn’t a crime but the unnecessary waste of throwing out perfectly good food should be. [The Stranger and Consumerist]


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Human Powered Ferris Wheel In Myanmar. [Video]

Human powered ferris wheel in Myanmar.

From the YouTube description:

“Movie was made at Luna park in Yangon (capitol of Myanmar) in January 2013. I could not believe my eyes to see man’s muscle power made a ferris wheel work. The height of the wheel was 10-15 meters. A few young men went to the top of the wheel. They climbed there without any safety protections. They were barefooted or wore flip-flops. At the top they stared to move one direction. The move made the wheel work slowly. When they reached the bottom of the wheel they jumped on the ground. Generally they were as agile as a monkey. Some strong and fit men speeded up ferris wheel. It was also stopped by man hands. Fuel cell generator made only lights work.”

Could it work here in the US? Have you been to a county fair lately? [Arbroath]

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Jubbling FAIL: Couple On A Scooter Pulling A Baby Stroller. [Video]

Reduce: check.
Extreme Jubbling: check.
FAIL!: CHECK!

[CN]

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Recycling Done Right! Toys Fashioned From Discarded Shoes.

From Imgur.

Discarded flip-flops sits in a crate ready to be washed, sorted, and carved into toy animals.

Discarded flip-flops sits in a crate ready to be washed, sorted, and carved into toy animals.


Shoes are scrubbed.

Workers wash and scrub discarded flip-flops prior to them being sorted and carved.

Workers wash and scrub discarded flip-flops prior to them being sorted and carved.


Carver Daniel Lekalau, 26, uses scissors to trim the mane of a toy lion.

Carver Daniel Lekalau, 26, uses scissors to trim the mane of a toy lion.


Machinist Benedict Ndambuki uses a lathe to smooth off the rough edges of a toy elephant.

Machinist Benedict Ndambuki uses a lathe to smooth off the rough edges of a toy elephant.


Finished toy animals are laid out in rows to dry in the sun.

Finished toy animals are laid out in rows to dry in the sun.

From Imgur.


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Reduce: Offloading Three Tons Of Bamboo In 30 Seconds Without A Forklift.

Televisions, your next. [RocketNews 24]


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