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The Best Bails and Fails of 2011

The human race is capable of a great many things. Failing is certainly one of them, and thanks to the collective efforts of TwisterNederland8, you can now see a glorious 12-minute compilation of the best bails, fails, and blood trails from the year gone by.

[via @6000]

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People Are Awesome!

Human beings are capable of so many things, and being awesome is one of them. Here is a compilation of different clips that shows how very crazy, athletic, and awesome we can be.

[via Kottke]

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Competition Time! Win a copy of Mercury Hg for Xbox 360!

We haven’t had a nice, fun competition in a long time, have we? We underlings figured that, since Lord Prawn is not keeping too close an eye on things here at Prawn Central (himself being over in Sri Lanka at the moment), we’re going to bestow upon you, Our Awesome Readers, a prize: Mercury Hg for Xbox 360 (courtesy of UTV Ignition Games). That’s right! You can win yourself the very game that was just reviewed here! The caveat, of course, is that we’re going to require you to read the entertaining review! Nothing for nothing, as they say! So get reading. We’ll wait.

Done? Did you see the part about the banana? Good. Bananas always have such high comedic value, no matter where you stick them.

So, to win, all you have to do is this: leave a comment in this post telling us what your favourite element of the periodic table is, and why. Don’t comment your entries in the review’s post—it won’t be counted. The judges will pick the most creative answer, and award that lucky person a download code for Mercury Hg for Xbox 360! You can also help us spread the word of the competition by tweeting the following:

#OneLargePrawn is giving away #MercuryHg for Xbox360. I’m in to win! You can too!

After all, more readers means more competitions!

The standard rules apply: no active contributor to this site or their direct families allowed to enter, one entry per person, etc etc. Read the rules if you’re in any doubt. Now get cracking! You have until Wendesday 9 November, 2011!

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Wolverine Vs. T-Rex!

One day back in 2008, South Korean DeviantART user Andrew Hou was inspired to do some speed painting, and in a matter of two hours, he had created an piece featuring Wolverine going up against a terrifying T-Rex.

Spurred on by the favourable comments on DeviantArt, Hou was compelled to draw the ending to the epic fight. Find out who came out victorious after the jump.

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Slow Motion Skateboarding Fails

Some people succeed at failing and this video from Youtube user ashomsky celebrates those successes.

Shot on a Redlake N3 high speed motion camera at up to 1,000 frames per second, this fail compilation shows skateboarders who perform some wonderful tricks, they just don’t happen to stick the landing all that well.

[via The Awesomer]

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Epic Free Running!

Remember the compilation of terrible freerunning fails and bails? If not, refresh your memory here. As a foil to that, we happened upon a trio of videos that display how the tricks and spins that distinguish free running from parkour are supposed to be done.

The first video, a showreel for British free running team Storm Freerun, contains displays of awesomeness by the team’s current members, although it could have done without all the posturing in the beginning.

The second compilation is by the outfit 3RUN, so-called because of the three disciplines they are excellent at – free running, parkour, and martial arts. It’s a little nauseating in the beginning but if you fight back the vomit, it gets better.

The next clip is the reportedly the world’s best free running compilation, volume 3. It’s relatively entertaining and only brought down by the horrible sounds of Evanescence.

If you have a favourite free running video that you’d like to share, do let us know.

[via NickdeBruyne on Twitter]

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I Dream of Better Cellular Days

Running a blog affords one a few liberties and self-promotion is certainly one of them :-D

I’ve got an old Nokia 3510i hand-me-down from my sister-in-law, Animal Muppet. It gets the job done, but all the kitty stickers on it is really ruining my gangsta rep.

Now I just found out that I’m a finalist in a competition on the local Samsung Blog where the main prize is an awesome Samsung Pixon cellular phone. And your vote could help me win it!

If you’d like to help out, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Register HERE – you’ll receive your login details in the email.
  2. Login to the Samsung Blog HERE and then cast your vote for the entry Skeet and Swizzle HERE.

A big thanks to the mates who have voted already, the cheque’s in the mail ;-)

BONUS: In case you’ve missed it, our own WATCHMEN competition will be ending this Thursday so get your entries in!