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Pokémon-Go is Un-Islamic Harmful Mania

by: the Common Constitutionalist

This year, February 27, Pokémon (pocket monster) turned 20. It was created by Japanese game designer Satoshi Tajiri for Nintendo as a video game for the old Gameboy handheld video game platform. My sons still own theirs. It was introduced to the United States in 1998. Nintendo was quick to capitalize on its popularity. The video game soon spawned a celebrated trading card game, books, movies and a television series. The tag line of Pokémon is: “Gotta Catch Em All.”

Since then, at least a few of the Pokémon characters have gained international recognition. One of the most recognized characters, called Pikachu, was made into a five story tall Thanksgiving Day parade balloon.

But like most everything else, particularly in the what-have-done-for-me-lately world of video games, all things must come to an end – except Pokémon.

Unless you have been living under a rock – and even then it would be hard to miss the hundreds and thousands of people in any given geographic area that appear to just be walking around aimlessly. The one thing they all have in common is the smartphone, which they stare into as they stroll about. read more

41,000 Sq.Ft. Super-Yacht

The seas around Monaco and other holiday hotspots for the super-rich are about to get even more crowded with the delivery of the world’s fourth longest superyacht.

Owned by one of Arsenal FC’s largest shareholders, Dilbar measures 156 metres (511.8ft) and is the largest yacht in the world in terms of internal volume, with a gross tonnage of 15,917 tons.

She was custom built for 62-year-old billionaire Alisher Usmanov, whose reported net worth of £9bn makes him one of the richest citizens of Russia. read more

Jet-Powered Body Board

The sleek profile of the first

The sleek profile of the first “near production” Kymera body board (Credit: Oliver Starr/Gizmag)

Gizmag first met garage inventor Jason Woods back in 2011. Since then the Kymera jet-powered body board has been evolving into what is now a nearly production-ready machine complete with official specifications and pricing. We recently had some fun on the water putting the board through its paces.

Out of the car and into the water

Although it’s been quite some time in coming, the painful birth has produced a nice looking baby. At 46 lb (21 kg), it’s light enough to easily carry from the parking lot to the shoreline, although with a separate trip to grab the 24-lb (11-kg) battery. Even with that second trip, unless you’ve got to stop to put on a wet suit, you can still be out of the car and into the water in less than two minutes if you snagged a good parking spot. read more

Podcast – HuffPo Loves Government Mandated Overtime – Congresswoman Suffers Swatting Hoax – Zika is Spreading in America

A writer at the Huffington Post is hailing Obama’s latest control issue – mandatory government decreed overtime pay for the private sector. He says it will likely benefit 12 million American families. I disagree.

I speak in segment two of a computer generating swatting hoax perpetrated on a Massachusetts Congresswoman in retaliation for a bill she introduced to prevent online harassment.

The Zika Virus has hit America, but don’t worry – it has nothing at all to do with the huge influx of immigrants streaming across our border. The CDC assures of that. Coincidently, I disagree with this also. read more

New Egyptian Tomb Found

Following months of investigations, researchers studying King Tutankhamun’s tomb believe there is a 90% chance it does contain at least one, if not two, hidden chambers.

Radar scans of the tomb in the ancient necropolis of Luxor have revealed two possible rooms, and they’re likely to contain remains believed to belong to Queen Nerfertiti, Egypt’s antiquities minister Mamdouh el-Damaty said.

If confirmed, Mr El-Damaty added ‘it could be the discovery of the century’ and that it’s ‘very important for Egyptian history and the history of the world’.

Radar scans of the tomb in Luxor have revealed two possible rooms according to Egypt's antiquities minister Mamdouh el-Damaty at a press conference in Egypt (pictured). Tutankhamun's chamber is shown top alongside the suspected location of the chambers right and bottom in blue

Radar scans of the tomb in Luxor have revealed two possible rooms according to Egypt’s antiquities minister Mamdouh el-Damaty at a press conference in Egypt (pictured). Tutankhamun’s chamber is shown top alongside the suspected location of the chambers right and bottom in blue

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Dubai Complex To Have Its Own Rainforest

Details are limited at this planning stage, but there will be watersports activities for public guest ...Details are limited at this planning stage, but there will be watersports activities for public guest and those of the hotel and apartments

Lavish buildings are the norm in Dubai, with each boasting flamboyant features to set them apart from the rest. Few, however, can boast their own artificial rainforest like ZAS Group’s planned Rosemont hotel and residences. The two-tower development will be operated by Hilton’s luxury Curio brand. read more

Ice Breaking Yacht

The SeaXplorer will be able to move "backwards" through ice up to almost one meter thickThe SeaXplorer will be able to move “backwards” through ice up to almost one meter thick (Credit: Damen)

While the vast majority of us will never be able to relate to this “problem,” it is conceivable that the world’s super-rich could eventually get bored of cruising the same ol’ Caribbean and Mediterranean seas. read more

Traveling Private Island

This private island can move anywhere.

A BOLD set of designs have been floated for an outrageous man-made, private island.

Featuring a penthouse, jungle deck with a waterfall and an alfresco dining area, it would be the first in the world to move under its own power.

Owners of the island would be treated to 360-degree views within the penthouse, accessible by an 80-metre elevator.

Around the complex, residents would find all the amenities expected on a land-based tropical getaway — including a spa, gym, beauty salons, bar and pool.

The inclusion of vertical gardens, palm trees and even a shark-feeding station add more natural elements to the nautical island. read more

Retro Camper with Rowboat Roof

American Dream has brought back the classic boat-trailer

American Dream has brought back the classic boat-trailer

 There are plenty of camping trailers that haul boats and other outdoor gear into the wild. We’ve covered options like the SylvanSport GO-Easy and BCT MOAB Yak within the past year. Portland-based American Dream Trailer Company has a new – er, revisited – idea for how to best transport a boat on your camper. In place of the typical gear racks, its trailer uses a matching boat that secures to the trailer roof like a fitted hat.
 A camper with integrated rooftop boat may sound unusual, but it’s not a new idea. Back in the 50s, the Kom-Pak Sportsman, manufactured in Medford, Oregon, roamed highways and forest roads as a towable fiberglass camper with boat roof. According to information published byMecum Auctions in 2010, it’s believed that only about 16 Sportsman trailers were ever built, with maybe half a dozen surviving to modern day. The trailers were designed to match Ford station wagons of the day, and anyone that likes vintage vehicles should find them quite the photogenic duo.

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Daredevil Biker Traverses Cliff

This breathtaking video captures the moment a cyclist traverses an almost-vertical rock face to conquer the world’s most dangerous trail – before making a return journey.

Michal Kollbek was filmed defying gravity as he made his way over the famed White Line in Sedona – a near impossible route carved into a rock in Arizona.

The stunning one-minute clip was filmed using a drone flying overhead and sees Polish rider Kollbek gradually make his way along the path with Red Rock State Park seen in the background.

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Death-defying: Daredevil Michal Kollbek rides his bike across the famed White Line in Sedona, in Arizona’s Red Rock State Park

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