- Star Trek's transparent aluminum has been created in the lab.
- Somehow, I don't think some people know how to make a pizza.
- I was going to link to this cool page that tells the current time using numbers from Twitter posts, but the damn hippies that set it up think Internet Explorer is evil and auto-redirect you to the Firefox page, so you can't even see it unless you use another browser. I hate open source hippies, so screw their effing page.
- Beyonce's Put a Ring on It plus the chicken dance equals The Birdy Song.
- The lost Disneyland construction timelapse video footage.
- An economic analysis of the Somali pirate business model. Cool graphics, and BONUS! a Somali pirate game at the end you can play.
- 100 great movie lines in 200 seconds.
- Student doctors recount things I learned from my patient. I will now steer clear of anyone named "Some Dude" or "This Guy".
- Rare photo of the 1940 Tour de France.
- Dog food for humans.
- Is your water bottle filled only with lonely liquid? You need a water bottle buddy!
- Doc Bottom's all natural Aspray. For odors anywhere (but mostly your butt).
- The Rubik's Cube sandwich.
- Make your own D20 bag of holding.
- Ghost Busters (1954) trailer. Sure, it's a compilation of clips, but what if?
- So you want to be cremated, but don't want to store yourself in a regular urn. How about a personal urn that looks like you?
- Duetto buffo di due gatti (humorous duet for two cats wiki page).
- High-speed photos of water balloons bursting.
- Kenny is evil, because his Grandmother thinks he's teaching her English, but he's teaching her cusswords. (WARNING: BAD LANGUAGE.)
- Britain's colorful pub signs.
- The latest Simon's cat episode: fly guy.
- Now that Walter Cronkite has passed on, who is America's most trusted newscaster? (Mouse over the states for details.)
- This technology (it's a trick, too!) is simply amazing. 3D projections on buildings.
- 25 unusual Russian "nesting dolls".
- Cool replacement caps for mustard, ketchup, and toothpaste: Spread Heads.
Friday, July 31, 2009
It seems easy enough: match up the movie title to its tagline. And some of them are easy, while others will make you guess and then groan when you lose your streak.
Every 5 correct answers nets you a bonus round question.
See how well you know your movies with Taglinr.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
If you have an Apple iPhone, you should be aware of a security issue with the device's handling of SMS text messaging.
If you receive a text message on your iPhone any time after Thursday afternoon containing only a single square character, you should turn the device off. Quickly.
Read about it here.
Posted by NuclearToast at 9:30 AM
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
With temperatures in the Puget Sound in triple digits, and possibly setting an all-time high record (yes, in the 118 years they've been keeping records), the message on my t-shirt is becoming less a geek statement and more a reality.
Not only do I own this t-shirt, I'm wearing it today.
If it weren't for air conditioning, I'd be dead already.
This site truly shows you what can be accomplished if you really know how to cook (or maybe just watch nothing but the Food Network). And the idea is brilliant. Take ordinary fast food (KFC, Wendys, and so on) and use it as ingredients for something fancier. Hence the name, Fancy Fast Food.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
- In the style of Eff My Live and My Live is Average comes the funny That's What She Said. (Thanks, Urn!)
- 43 weird things said at job interviews.
- How to type with a foreign accent.
- 100 things your kids may never know about.
- The (unintentionally?) hilarious North Korea Twitter feed.
- 26 funny/questionable t-shirts.
- The rickroll t-shirt.
- Vader and the Stormtroopers can't touch this. I bet George Lucas is rolling over in his piles of money.
- Russian site with weird Asian photos.
- The YouTube generation ups the ante with a wedding entrance dance.
- Move over, Dick Tracy, it's the world's thinnest watchphone.
- In the ongoing race to prove why people hate advertising, one company wants to inscribe logos on the moon.
- The Dark Knight motorcycle clothing.
- A new green design lets you take a shower outside inside.
- Replace letters with logos to create the brand keyboard.
- Cheetos lip balm. It's made by the company Lotta Luv who, despite having a new media website that designers love but real people hate, has all kinds of branded lip balms, including Tootsie Roll, Twinkie, Bubble Yum, Dr Pepper, and Cinnabon.
- If you've ever wanted to give a gift basket of item bought solely at the corner convenience store, then you need Ghetto Baskets.
- See, as they put it, "a chronicle of bad conversions and storefronts past", at Not Fooling Anybody.
- A fun diorama, advancing through meticulously-photographed scenes, of World War II Russian soldiers assembling a Terminator.
- Baby sea lion swimming lessons.
- Drunk people in yoga positions.
- Young deer bathing kitty.
- Using Twitter's API to find and list every tweet containing "Hitler": it's Twhitler.
- Man gets hit by a train.
- Tightie whities for your hands: Handerpants.
- 10 bizarre scientific studies.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Well, technically, it's not your garage, but your garage door that your making over. It spends most of its life in the "down" position, but it's normally so boring and bland. Am I right?
Now you can do something about it. By choosing a cover that conveys your personality or sense of whimsy, you can give your neighbors something to covet or laugh at. Browse the gallery of selections at Style Your Garage.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Yes, I'm still listening to the "live" feed of the Apollo 11 mission. The landing will occur at about 1:15pm Pacific (4:15pm Eastern) today.
If you're following along, you may be interested in the NASA archives of Apollo 11 images. Such as the recreation of the landing site activity.
Posted by NuclearToast at 11:00 AM
A lot has been written about Microsoft's new bing search, er, decision engine, and whether it has what it takes to beat (or at least match) Google. But why pick one or the other when you can use them both at the same time, and compare their search results?
Get the best of both worlds with Bing versus Google.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
- Cool infographic on the history of the US flag.
- 10 stunning and useful statistics about Twitter.
- Expiration dates.
- World's fastest everything. Ok, not everything, but some interesting ones.
- There are unseen forces all around us, as demonstrated by these paperclips on a Japanese commuter train.
- For the eco-boater in your life, the refillable air horn.
- Perfect for smaller urban spaces, the compact wall-mounted barbeque grill.
- 12 amazing video game tatoos.
- Crappy "top tips" from magazines. Toothpaste mints? Ewww!
- 11 photos where black people were awkwardly Photoshopped in or out.
- How to open a banana.
- The 10 oldest still-inhabited cities.
- The do-it-youself meat house kit: Hot Dog Hide-Away.
- Bent lines optical illusion.
- The world's first colored bubbles, Zubbles, are now available.
- I'm not much of a geek, since I can't master the 100 essential skills for geeks.
- And, building on that, 100 movies every man must see.
- If you thought taxidermy was just stuffing dead animals, you'd be wrong. Sometimes its practitioners create what can only be referred to as WTF taxidermy.
- As a gamer, I can sympathize with the poor people that have to live with first-person shooter disease.
- We take CGI for granted these days, but you'll likely be amazed at this 1930 stop-motion animation called You Auto Lay an Egg.
- Vulcan isn't just a planet in Star Trek, it's also a town in Canada.
- Video of Antarctica Condition 1 weather.
- The second-largest aquarium tank in the world.
- Three public service announcements from the future.
- New Christmas tackiness: light-up NFL "statues".
- A USB hub is one thing, but you've got to be a really geeky Star Wars fan to even know about R2-Q5.
- 17 bizarre and wacky kitchen gadgets. I could go for the egg cuber.
Day two, and they're still mucking around with the sextant, even maneuvering the spacecraft in order to lock on the proper star and get the "horizon" (Earth) properly lined up. Considering both Apollo 8 and Apollo 10 flew the same path to the moon, you'd think they'd have ironed out some of these difficulties.
Wonder how well they slept on their first night in space?
Over 100,000 nautical miles from Earth, traveling at 5200 feet per second. 77 hours until the landing.
Here's a fun physics puzzle-solving game that reminds me of Totem Destroyer. You try to remove all the red blocks, and keep any green blocks. You have to pass a level to unlock the next one, and there are a lot of levels. Do you have what it takes for Red Remover?
Thursday, July 16, 2009
How does a wee tiny spacecraft zipping through the void at 10,000 feet per second make sure it stays on course?
As I hear Mission Control and the astronauts constantly checking their roll, pitch, and yaw settings, one transmission stands out. Armstrong is unable to sight on a star, and requests a new target. Mission Control tells him to switch to star number 45.
And what are these 20th century astronauts using to determine their spatial coordinates? A muthafrikkin sextant.
Posted by NuclearToast at 2:30 PM
Following the "live" CapCom feed on We Choose The Moon is pretty cool. Some observations:
- Lots of NASA lingo and acronyms.
- Antsy Mission Control in Houston badgering the crew for radio checks.
- Occasional departures from the all-business military attitude to describe the view of Earth or pass on birthday wishes.
- Lots of interesting (to me) minutia of instrument readings, equipment status, settings, and so on.
- Even though they're the only two stations on the frequency, Houston and the crew continue to alert each other with callsigns.
"Apollo 11, this is Houston."
"Houston, 11, go ahead."
At just over 5 hours into the flight, and 22,000 miles from Earth, they're travelling around 12,000 feet per second on their way to the Moon. And an appointment with history.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
This week marks the 40th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11, a milestone in humankind's spacefaring. In honor of this event, the site We Choose The Moon is recreating the 1969 launch, trip, and moon landing in real time.
The site has some cool features, like the "of the time" trivia in the bottom right. You can even install a little desktop widgit that makes it easier to track the mission tweets.
I predict lots of viewings of Apollo 13 over the next few weeks. Get it now, before Netflix runs out of copies.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
So, jumping on the Michael Jackson bandwagon, and seeing as how it's still early enough to be timely with the remembrances, here comes the best tribute site I've seen so far.
It's a great idea, and you kinda get sucked in and end up spending a LOT more time than you thought you would watching the Eternal Moonwalk.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
- Version 1.0 of today's most popular software applications, a visual tour.
- The 15 creepiest vintage ads of all time.
- To celebrate its 100-year anniversary, Audi has designed a piano.
- The beer bandolier.
- The USB chainsaw. Yes, you connect it to your computer.
- Pee on the go with the TravelJohn disposable urinal.
- With an iPhone and a 2-buck app called TimeLapse, you can make cool time lapse videos.
- The oddest allergies.
- Incredible video of a train versus a tornado. Skip ahead to about 55 seconds.
- Trailer for the most disasterific film of all time. 2012: It's a Disaster!
- If you like Boston's Foreplay/Long Time or have played it on Rock Band, then you'll love seeing the intricacies of Jon's One Man Band cover.
- We all love The Office, but one man's boss is a little too close to the show's character. So he's started bloggin how My Boss is Michael Scott.
- Stop-motion video of a human skateboard.
- You wear helmets for most outdoor activities these days. But don't just wear a plain old helmet, spice it up with a helmet topper.
- Rare commercial on state-run TV for a North Korean beer that promises to relieve stress.
- 5 brilliant, innovative handgun designs that performed as they were supposed to, but sucked anyway.
- Flags of forgotten countries.
- 12 television characters we never see.
- Hamster dreaming in his sleep.
- Nominees for the 2009 Ugliest Product Design.
- Finally, a Microsoft ad that doesn't suck! Office 2010: The Movie. (Although, a new version of Office? Already?)
- McDonald's menu items from around the world.
- 10 quirky facts about mass-produced food.
Posted by NuclearToast at 10:30 AM
Time for something a little different. Let's do electronic jigsaw puzzles! Each has four difficulty levels; the more difficult one will keep you entertained for a while.
The pieces snap together when you match them correctly. They're already oriented correctly, you just have to move them around and complete the picture.
Rock high above a lake
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
As the saying goes, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. So, of course, the internet expands on the theme of "Eff My Life" (where embarrassing or horrible stories rule the day) and take it down a few notches. Because, let's face it, most of us live normal, regular lives. We need a site we can relate to. And so was born My Life Is Average.
Monday, July 06, 2009
Ola has a bet with his friend, Jorgen, that he can accumulate a large number of giraffes (drawings, renderings, paintings, photographs, whatever). As of this writing, he's approaching 10,000. Which means he has a few more to collect. Can you help Ola towards his goal of One Million Giraffes?
Sunday, July 05, 2009
Friday, July 03, 2009
- How Star Wars, Star Trek, The Matrix, and Harry Potter are actually the same movie.
- The Amazing Girlfriend Manager iPhone app.
- One guy replaced the standard iPhone icons with himself.
- You know how many airlines now have videos for their flight safety briefings? Check out Air New Zealand's Bare Essentials of Safety. (Note: After sitting on this link for today's list, this morning I saw an article on Yahoo News about it!)
- Chris' Ford F-150 jet truck.
- If extraterrestrial civilizations are monitoring our TV broadcasts, then this is what they are currently watching.
- In the ongoing race to convert blankets into clothes, the newest entry is the wearable towel. I see London, I see France, I see someone who doesn't like pants.
- Top 10 ironic ads from history.
- Cats in costume.
- Nail art.
- The internet musical, Web Site Story.
- How two canals with an 8-story height difference were reconnected with the Falkirk Wheel (wikipedia entry).
- Raw cockpit footage of the Blue Angels (just for you, Raggs).
- The 5 most-hated creatures on the planet.
- "Getting dressed up for prom" can mean different things to different people. Especially those in these fabulous prom pics.
- Sure, it's snarky and self-serving, but it's still fun. Top 10 most-hated music genres.
- For the Fourth of July, how about some candy fireworks?
- 20 scary old school surgical tools.
- Keep track of your pet's day (or night) with an easy-to-use pet's-eye-view camera.
- It's cool that you can get Marvel superhero cufflinks and Superman cufflinks and Batman cufflinks, but, seriously, who wears cufflinks these days?
- Is it the best online ad ever? Click it and see.
- The periodic table of typefaces. (Full info here.)
- Take Michael Jackson's Billy Jean video, combine it with the lyrics highlighted from Twitter posts, and you get the tribute site Billie Tweets.
- Salmon they ain't: ducks go up the "down" escalator.
- Amazing music video shot entirely with coordinated webcams.
- How do fireworks work?
The game is a little late today because I've been sitting here for what seems like hours trying to better my score. It's one of your standard timing-and-distance games, but monkeys are just so damn cute! See how far you can kick the ball in Monkey Kick Off.
Thursday, July 02, 2009
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
TV's MacGuyver is legendary for his prowess of using ordinary objects to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Like, say, building a space station using only a paper clip, an empty toilet paper roll, and duct tape.
Ordinary people can sometimes be as inventive. And when the intartubes are around, it's easy for them to share their brilliance (or stubbornness).
Check out the growing gallery at There, I Fixed It.