Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
- US cities ranked by penis size.
- Storage from the past and memory from the future.
- The typo we've all been waiting for: the Large Hardon Collider.
- Last week I had the Chatroulette piano improv guy. Ben Folds did it live at a concert in Charlotte.
- Yes, they're really making a Weird Al Yankovic movie.
- If fishing is too much work for you, then you need this RC fishing boat.
- Robot toys made of wood.
- If you have an AT&T cellphone, broadband internet, and crappy reception (like my previous home), then you'll want an AT&T MicroCell. 5 bars in your home!
- Norton reveals the top 10 riskiest cities for cybercrime.
- If your newfangled computers are too futuristic for you, then you might want a throwback wooden computer.
- The bottle opener universal remote.
- Barbeque, schmarbeque, what you really need is an outdoor pizza oven. With real fire!
- When it comes to YouTube, you rarely get a more literally-titled video than balancing 15 books on my head, reciting pi to the 100th digit, and solving a rubik's cube.
- The unspoiled (literally) year-old Happy Meal.
- The A to Z of Awesomeness! Click the letters to the left to see the detail (even if you don't get all the anime/comic/sci-fi/geek references).
- Make your own bacon bourbon porter. (Language warning.)
- 30 funny print ads.
- Alien versus Pooh. Brilliant.
- Clever and callous, it's food arranged on a Princess Diana commemorative plate at Eating off the People's Princess.
- Cleaning a vintage Ferarri 250 GTO.
- Finally, a deliberately phallic logo.
- Burger King's Whopper Face.
Posted by NuclearToast at 10:00 AM
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Man, do I love me some rock climbing. We frequently go to the climbing gym, but when the weather is nice, it's time to head outside (yeah, I know!) and hit the real rock.
Climbing the nose face on Mt. Erie this weekend (click to biggify):
Yep, I had my iPhone along to snap some pics. There's Raggs down below, belaying me.
The view from the top (clicken embiggen):
That's our blue anchor at the edge of the rock. I can see someone's house from here!
Posted by NuclearToast at 11:30 AM
There's a bridge in Paris where the underpass is a mere 2.4 meters (7 feet, 10-and-a-half inches) high. It's clearly marked, but apparently much ignored by drivers. So, of course, there's a site that collects the evidence of trucker incompetence. It's in French, but the pictures speak for themselves at 2m40 Un blog impactant.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
- Chris Parnell and Andy Samberg perform Lazy Sunday - Live on Jimmy Fallon.
- Miniature digital camera/video recorder with some pretty impressive specs, given its size.
- Also, there's this wireless webcam.
- If you've ever gotten the red ring of death, you know what that means. Send off your console appropriately with this Xbox 360 RROD coffin.
- Chatroulette piano improv.
- The world's first mechanical cellphone. It's built by a watchmaker and, yes, apparently you wind it.
- It's hailed as "The KICK of coffee without the cup!" No need to drink your caffeine when you can inhale it with Le Whif.
- The first "disposable" digital camera? Check out this super slim digicam.
- Dogs as typefaces.
- An internet meme is taking pictures of normal scenes, but with someone laying face-down. Of course, there's a site that shows these facedowns.
- 44 years after recording the Trolololo video, Eduard Khil responds to his internet fame and issues a challenge. Also, here's the Trolololo literal version.
- After some construction at the Adelaide Zoo, Chook the lyrebird added construction sounds to his repetoire.
- The top 5 longest place names in the world.
- 12 famous movie quotes as infographics.
- Creative mix and match album covers.
- 10 weird miniature versions of normal animals.
- Crunching the numbers: Chatroulette data.
- 21 stunning pencil sculptures.
- Make your own big-ass message. (Click the screen to make yours.)
- NASA mission posters now often take on a familiar sci-fi look.
- Abandoned Russian churches.
- Top 10 cases of animals saving humans.
- The world's largest flowering plant.
Posted by NuclearToast at 10:00 AM
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
While the site may be hosted by some sort of hotel reservation and review company, they still have a huge collection of odd yet interesting photos of regular people caught in the act of jumping on a hotel bed. The archive goes all the way back to July 2006, and while you may not look at them all (unless you're =really= bored), you'll still be amused by Bed Jump.com.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
- Never lose your car again with the GPS keychain.
- The 1982 movie Tron was an early milestone in computer graphics (and geekery). At long last, the sequel is coming. See the trailer for Tron: Legacy.
- Yes, the Olympic gold medal hockey game was a big deal in Canada. Check out the chart of water usage during the game.
- That didn't take long. Chatroulette plus Google Maps equals Chatroulette Map.
- Academy Award winning movie trailer.
- The LEGO radio alarm clock.
- USB devices continue to amaze me. Charge up this travel mug beforehand and it will both keep your drink warm and STIR it for you.
- The iPhone app for your fridge, App Magnets.
- If you use a laptop for work, you know about docking stations. Here's the first in (what I think will be) a trend: the wireless docking station.
- Do you need a reminder to save water by taking shorter showers? If you're green and into guilt, you need the waterpebble.
- Are you a cracktard when it comes to opening eggs? Then get yourself the amazing EZ Cracker.
- Yet another variation of the "Jesus fish" logo: the sci-fi fish.
- Coconut-headed squirrels.
- If you're a gamer, here's another look at gaming on PCs versus Macs: Oh, you know...
- Hitchcock movie posters re-envisioned.
- Also, Hitchcock appeared in all his films. Hitchcock cameos.
- World's strangest delicacies. Weak stomachs, beware!
- Sometimes great care has gone into making books, not just the contents, but the cover (judged or not). Beautiful bookbindings.
- Memoirs of a scanner.
- Twenty things worth knowing about beer.
- This is some clever video editing and animation: Cycles.
- 30 marvelous motorcycles.
- My father's garden.
- Inspired by the London tube map, it's the underskin body map.
- 11 special collections in university libraries.
- From the What Were They Thinking deparment, it's the bone paperclip.
- Flame painting program (uses Java).
- Trumpet sniping.
- Sure, it's an ad, but it's clever. Guide to taking better pictures of yourself.
- Maybe not the best resource, but here's How Does Homeopathy Work.com.
- Now you can have underwear delivered by mail with Manpacks. It's girlfriend approved!
Posted by NuclearToast at 10:30 AM
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Anyone who's searched for information on the internet knows how hard it can be to narrow down your choices, much less find what you're looking for. But here's a search helper that not only helps you refine your search, it also makes it fun to just drill down for information.
You enter your word or phrase, and it expands an info tree to show you additional choices. The thickness of the line indicates the weight of a particular choice. When you reach an end node, you get some top links. Give What Do You Suggest a try.
(It'd even make a fun, if geeky, drinking game.)
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Monday, March 08, 2010
We've all done it while watching a TV show or movie. "Oh, that guy!" we'll say, as we see someone we instantly recognize, and yet don't know what their name is. Now you can look up these character actors by their face and find out what their name is at That Guy!
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Friday, March 05, 2010
- The extremely ironic headline.
- 16 poorly-named tech products.
- How genetics works.
- 10 reasons to avoid talking on the phone.
- The 12 biggest ripoffs in America.
- Most everyone's written a resume, and if you've hired people, you've also seen a fair share. Bet you've never seen one like this.
- Green screens aren't just for the movies; you might be surprised at how much episodic television isn't real. Check out the Stargate Studios backlot reel 2009.
- The awesome Pong clock kit. Be sure to watch the video.
- Find your lost porn with the Porn Detection Stick! (No, that's not what it's designed for.)
- Whether or not you remember the pop group Ok Go from their treadmill video, you'll love their new song This Too Shall Pass in both the Notre Dame version and the incredible Rube Goldberg machine version. (Yes, those are Notre Dame band members in ghillie suits, and both were shot live in a single, continuous take.)
- The LEGO Star Wars foosball table made completely out of LEGOs.
- Carry your shopping bags messenger-bag-style with the Yoke Shopper.
- Lara Croft and Princess Leia snowball fight.
- Americans are so lazy, they can't even hold up their own heads and need this neck traction pump.
- Whipped cream that can get you buzzed? Yes, it's Whipped Lightning. (I guess "White Lightning" was already taken.)
- You feline lovers will want this cat hammock coffee table.
- Picking up after your dog meets Dustbuster with the Pet Pooch Power System. Never bend over again!
- Awesome super-slow-mo video called Pink Terror. I love the color coordination.
- Have you ever smacked a ketchup bottle to get the glorious contents to come out? Well slap on a sticker and spank it!
- The 10 most addictive sounds in the world.
- How to be a high-class redneck (or high-class frat boy): bottle opener cufflinks.
- Mini wireless keyboard with touchpad and laser pointer.
- Binary vanity plate fail.
- 10 ways to win an Oscar.
- Whether or not you've seen the video of the Russian guy "singing" the "tolololo" song, here's the background info (including the video).
- 20 incredible crepuscular rays (and what they are).
- How to win at ChatRoulette.
- Scout, the fennec fox, makes cute noises when tired.
- Godzilla haiku.
- Burger chain distribution infographics. More interesting than you might first expect.
- The enigma of mazes and labyrinths.
- Identifying subject in 8 famous paintings.
- Mis-cast classic films.
- Dialog with sleepy cat.
- 90 retro breakfast cereals: part 1, part 2, and part 3.
- Staticy cat versus balloon.
- Top 10 spooky sleeping disorders.
- The most terrifying spiral staircases on Earth.
- Tree branch on power lines.
- The story behind 5 banned toys and games.
- Drawing in Microsoft Excel.
- "Trailer" for Tim Burton's remake of Weekend at Bernie's.
Posted by NuclearToast at 11:00 AM
Thursday, March 04, 2010
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
If there's one thing people are good at, it's coming up with ways to use things in all sorts of ways the items' inventors/designers had no idea of. Or sometimes it's just exploiting existing things in creative ways. Either way, you'll be sure to find all sorts of ideas at the Museum of Unintended Use.
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Monday, March 01, 2010
The Olympics are over and now we return to regular broadcasting, meaning no more reruns. And that means The Big Bang Theory. If you've seen it, you know Sheldon (and Leonard too) wear some interesting t-shirts. Now you can find out where they get them (and where you can too) with Sheldon Shirts.