Weekly Travel Destination 14/09/2019 If only my wife stared at me as much as she stared at Finland’s Architecture!!

story by Mark Dixon

Helsinksi is an architectural dream!

The capital of Finland boasts some of the most beautiful and jaw dropping architecture in the world.

Unlike me (who according to my wife I have no sense of style), the city’s elegant nature blends neatly with its contemporary style and architecture to create a soothing view that will be sure to have you wondering how they did it and how its kept so good…much like my marriage

Be sure to visit the Hotel St. George, once the center of the city’s printing industry. The property features more than 400 pieces of art, culminating in an installation by Ai Weiwei. Oodi, Helsinki’s new central library, is a sweeping cloudlike structure that includes not only sun-infused reading rooms but a cinema, recording studios, and crafting rooms. The latest addition to the gallery scene is Amos Rex, an underground museum of contemporary art, with domed exhibition spaces that bulge upwards into an urban plaza.

So whether you are taking a canal tour or eating at the Karl Fazer Cafe, Helsinski is the place to visit. Take a look at some pictures and you decide.


Portcawl, Wales Town Council has approved the installation of toilets designed to be anti-theft, vandalism and anti-sex. The pilot project is expected to cost around GBP200,000.00. But hey its not like their aren’t other more important areas to spend money on…what we do in the shitter is one of the most important ones.


Movement sensors inside the toilets will respond to “violent” activity, while weight sensors will be installed to detect the entrance of more than one person, triggering the deterrent measures. The toilets have also been designed to prevent rough sleepers taking shelter inside: If a user remains in the toilet for too long, a warning message will play, while the lights and heating will switch off. The planning documents also include a high pressure floor and wall washer, which could activate after every use of the toilet, or less frequently. An automated 10-minute “deep clean” process will take place every night.

It is yet uncertain what will be charged for toilet usage but the move has already sparked outrage:

one instagram user said “imma still use it to f*** and just get a soaking while doing it”

ok….wrong one that wasn’t outrage.

Other persons have come forward and ventilated concerns over disable use and accidents. Some have expressed the view that though it may achieve its goals of warding off the homeless and thrill seeking is this a priority? Doesn’t someone who sleeps in a public toilet need help?

Jawdropworthy contacted the Wales Town Council for their views but to date received no response.

Source: CNN news

Walmart to reduce its market share and the sale of ammunition

Story by jack hackett davis

Rifle bullets on wood table with low key scene

Walmart has pledged to reduce its share in the ammunition sale industry from about 20% to 5%. The retail giant has taken the stance to no longer offer .223 and 5.56 calibre ammunition once stocks are sold out.

This decision comes on the hilt of increased gun violence and in particular one such incident involving a gun-man who marched into a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas and opened fire killing 22 people.

Walmart has been a long standing dealer in arms and ammunition servicing many hunters and sport based including military enthusiasts with their weaponry needs.

This led to some persons taking the stance to openly brandish their weapons in Walmart stores as a position “guns don’t kill people, people kill people” theme and to reinforce their right to bear arms.

It is noteworthy that Walmart CEO has refused to curtail the sales of weapons themselves indicating they had a proud heritage of servicing local sport and huntsmen.

Jawdropworthy sought comment from a representative at Walmart who indicated that whilst gun violence remains a live and active issue. Walmart will do all in its power to ensure these incidents do not reoccur. The individual (who does not wish to be named) further stated we have issued warnings about openly brandishing weapons. The retail giant remains committed to servicing the industry within the confines of law and legislation.

What are your thoughts?

It was only matter of time before our shit got taxed…well not exactly but close enough

story by: Jason Hamil Ford, blogger and writer-Jawdropworthy.com

Miracle or Mystery

Story by Jack Hackett Davis

Have you all ever heard of the Jordan Taylor decapitation story?

No its not some morbid horror tale but rather one that makes you question in the existence of a force greater than us or the very concept of luck and miracles.

In 2008 Jordan Taylor, then aged nine, was involved in a three car crash which resulted in his decapitation. Doctors were, however able to successfully re-attach his head who at the time commented:

” He remains neurologically intact”.

Jordan has made a full recovery and to date few can explain how he was able to survive such an ordeal.

Jawdropworthy is currently seeking a way to contact Jordan’s family for an update

Storming Area 51

By Jack Hackett Davis
Area 51 raid is on!!!!!!

  • what started as possibly a simple facebook ploy or attempt to gain followers and build a hype has turned into a reality
  • Today (20th September, 2019) and previous days has seen this become a reality with tens of thousands settling on the outskirts of the Nevada area with tents, vehicles, costumes etc.
  • The real question remains….what is the likely outcome if any at all or can this become a new yearly festival trend?

Area 51 is a ‘secret’ military base located in Nevada. Certain files surrounding its operations were declassified following the CIA’s acknowledgment of the base’s existence in 2013. The site has been stated to be primarily used for aircraft and weaponry testing.

The site is still largely compartmentalised and kept confidential which has led to many conspiracy theories surrounding its operations. These include the existence of ‘aliens’, storage of UFO’s etc.

A naruto run originates from the popular anime ‘Naruto’, the lead character runs leaning forward and both hands behind being kept steady.

Many have gathered to storm the area in run/raid naruto style.

Send us your pictures!!!


By Jack Hackett Davis

In a small Italian town, hundreds of years ago, a small business owner owed a large sum of money to a loan-shark. The loan-shark was a very old, unattractive looking guy that just so happened to fancy the business owner’s daughter.

He decided to offer the businessman a deal that would completely wipe out the debt he owed him. However, the catch was that we would only wipe out the debt if he could marry the businessman’s daughter.

Needless to say, this proposal was met with a look of disgust.

The loan-shark said that he would place two pebbles into a bag, one white and one black.

The daughter would then have to reach into the bag and pick out a pebble. If it was black, the debt would be wiped, but the loan-shark would then marry her. If it was white, the debt would also be wiped, but the daughter wouldn’t have to marry the loan-shark.

Standing on a pebble-strewn path in the businessman’s garden, the loan-shark bent over and picked up two pebbles.

Whilst he was picking them up, the daughter noticed that he’d picked up two black pebbles and placed them both into the bag.

He then asked the daughter to reach into the bag and pick one.

The daughter naturally had three choices as to what she could have done:

  1. Refuse to pick a pebble from the bag.
  2. Take both pebbles out of the bag and expose the loan-shark for cheating.
  3. Pick a pebble from the bag fully well knowing it was black and sacrifice herself for her father’s freedom.

She drew out a pebble from the bag, and before looking at it ‘accidentally’ dropped it into the midst of the other pebbles. She said to the loan-shark;

“Oh, how clumsy of me. Never mind, if you look into the bag for the one that is left, you will be able to tell which pebble I picked.”

The pebble left in the bag is obviously black, and seeing as the loan-shark didn’t want to be exposed, he had to play along as if the pebble the daughter dropped was white, and clear her father’s debt.

Moral of the story:
It’s always possible to overcome a tough situation throughout of the box thinking, and not give in to the only options you think you have to pick from

“Roku” to overturn Netflix’s lead?

  • Roku has been one of the most successful streaming sites as of 2019 with an over 370% aggregate growth
  • Roku is growing at a faster rate than Netflix did during this stage of their respective development

Roku’s streaming business is growing faster than Netflix was at a similar stage in the company’s life, according to analysts at William Blair.

The firm said it expects Roku to reach 80 million active accounts by 2025.

“In our view, Roku will experience similar phased stages of international growth as Netflix did during its international expansion,” analyst Ralph Schackart said in a note to clients Tuesday.

Shares of Roku, which sells its own streaming devices with thousands of channels and also provides an operating system for smart TVs, have been on a tear this year, climbing nearly 370% since January.

Earlier this month, Roku topped expectations on its second-quarter earnings and said it reached 30.5 million active users during the quarter, up 39% from the same period last year and 1.4 million more than it had in the prior period. Schackart said Roku’s active account growth is tracking ahead of Netflix at parallel stage.

1/2 BILLION pharmaceutical abatement plan

Purdue Pharma LP, Cephalon INC, Johnson and Johnson, Janssen Pharmaceutica Inc are among the company names listed in a case brought by the State of Okhlahoma.

  • State claims public nuisance by entities in relation to rising sales and statistics in opioid drug us
  • Defendants ordered to implement an nuisance abatement plan for one year at an estimated cost of over 1/2 billion dollars.
  • The companies did not issue any counter-claims but sought to argue that the State failed to meet its burden of proof.

On August 26, 2019, an Okhlahoma Judge issued judgment in a matter subsequent to a jury trial that lasted over 33 days.

The State of Okhlahoma brought a case against several pharmaceutical entites accusing them of being the significant contributors and therefore the ones who have created a “public nuisance” in the form of rising opioid drug use.

In summary, the State provided direct witness testimony and statistics to show the growing scourge of opioid use. The State directly accused the entities of utilizing false marketing and advertising techniques to promote the sale and use of opioids.

The Judge found that the Defendants have in fact committed these acts and that the said acts have caused harm to the populace of Okhlahoma

Jawdropworthy news attempted to contact several of these entites for questions on whether they thought the judgment was fair but all have thus far declined to comment.

story by: Jason Scott Makidevis

Ali Baba’s Chairman Jack Ma, retires

Jack Ma, Alibab’s Chairman announced his retirement on Tuesday 9th September, 2019. He indicated in a public press conference that he would be dedicating his time to philantrophy and rural education.

Jack Ma grew up poor in communist China, failed his university-entrance exam twice, and was rejected from dozens of jobs, including one at KFC, before finding success with his third internet company, Alibaba.

Today AliBaba is a successful e-commerce venture with suppliers and sellers plying their trade to an ever-growing customer base. The business has a networth of over USD400 billion dollars.

But this isn’t the end

  • It is likely that Ma will continue to play a pivotal role in the business future. Ma remains a founding partner and one of several others responsible for controlling the licenses which govern the business operations;
  • Alipay faces certain fierce competition and it is likely it will continue to do so especially if its competitors smell a drop in leadership. Ma will likely continue in his role with Alipay which governs most of the site digital payment systems.
  • It is noteworthy that Ma (born 1964) is still relatively young and will likely be spending his time in other business ventures as well. The general ethos is that he is unlikely to be considered out of the game.

Jawdropworthy attempted to contact a representative of Alipay for comment on the business future and competitor ‘wechat’ but have thus far been unable to acquire comment on the issue.

Modern day monopoly

Story by Melissa Keane

Feudal or counter capitalism.
This is the notion of having a single entity propped up to gain market control, restrict resources and monopolise gains to the benefit of investors.
How it works? Every so often major capitals and banks would select an emerging market whether it be oil, manufacturing (in the past) and now tech etc. They then select the company they believe has the best model and likelihood of success and pump copious amounts of capital into it. These initial investors are often prepared for delayed gratification and ofcourse not all funds come from legitimate sources.

As this one business now has capital and resources it can engage in extreme practices whether these be buying out competitors, real estate blocking, licensing, marketing or simply price wars that smaller companies cannot compete with.

The business gains control and eventually can be worth billions. It can then go public allowing ita initial investors to now realise the benefits of their investment. Previously this took 15 to 20 years or more.
However, in a digital age with amazon, google and tech giants leading the charge of the wealthy. This time period can be circumvented. But there are major drawbacks as softbank recently realised with wework and uber. Both these companies received millions in funding from softbank. Uber’s IPO was hardly encouraging whilst wework postponed their own, removed their co founder and ceo, Adam Neumann and are basically both bleeding cash.

Investors have realised that the online and tech world means fast money but unless there is someway to foster longevity as with google and amazon they would lose momentum for one simple reason…hype never lasts.
Oracle ceo has described both wework and uber as nothing but glorified shells of what was already existing…co working spaces and taxi services. This isnt gold or property and wont always be here or be able to survive competition.
Its possibly why many tech billionaires now have serious investments in real estate, gold and other business.