No winner this week. Maybe next time...
Friday, October 29, 2010
- Flow of ants, and ants as fluids.
- How to make a penny.
- Start building your own "robot swarm" with Cubelets (20 blocks, $300).
- Confessions of a used-book salesman.
- Baseball and math: the fastest way to run the bases.
- Two kittens with fainting goat syndrome.
- These gears really work?
- Film producer finds controversial footage in Charlie Chaplin's 1928 The Circus: time traveler using a cellphone. Or is it just a hearing aid?
- Creators of the world's largest gummy bear now offer the world's largest gummy worm. Unfortunately, they're all sold out for now.
- Remember cassettes and boomboxes? Even if you don't, you might enjoy this incredible stereo illusion.
- 17 (amazing?) pizza cutters.
- People are awesome.
- Enjoy the old-time photos collected at My Parents Loved Halloween.
- Carving a Jack-o-lantern with a Glock.
- If you travel by air often and are bored with the state of flights, then you might get some mileage out of Fun with TSA (Travel-Safe Activities).
- Pizza lollipops. Make your own!
- The 50 most-hated characters in literary history.
- Cake Wrecks offers up All-Hallow's Wrecks and pitiful pumpkins.
- Have you ever seen Thai iced tea made like this?
- How to make a mummy meatloaf.
- 9 strange vacations.
- The bizarre Spanish beach of Gulpiyuri.
- 3D films are becoming more popular, but why should you have to wear 3D glasses that have been on other people's faces, when you can buy your own personal Oakley TRON:Legacy 3D glasses? Only $150!
- Gamers! Huge TRON:Legacy homage with almost every classic videogame known to man.
- You might be surprised that Amazon still sells cassette tapes. True, many come from associated sellers, but still, it's an interesting list.
- How do you capture a fart? Seriously? In the bath.
- Rescued baby hummingbird.
- Mispelled tattoo.
- Vintage Star Wars travel posters.
- The grossest jobs in science.
Here's a fun little physics game that's also very simple. The only control is the spacebar, which you use to get the ball to the star. You have to learn what each level does and how to time it so you can solve each puzzle. Try your hand (or your spacebar finger) at Flabby Physics.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
It's on 24 hours a day, 8 days a week, at the famous crosswalk that The Beatles immortalized on their album cover. Just outside the studios, on the road with the same name, it's the Abbey Road crossing.
It's fun to watch the visitors pause in the crosswalk for a picture while annoyed traffic stops for them. The gallery has some amusing captures as well.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
- Holy, Holy, Holy, Batman!
- More optical illusions.
- Water balloons without the balloons.
- The world according to San Francisco.
- More from The Oatmeal: 7 things you really don't need to take pictures of. (I'm guilty of #2.)
- Now what can you buy from a vending machine? Live crabs.
- Use old-school technology to bring big sound to your iPhone 4 with the horn stand acoustic amplifier.
- Homemade Russian computer with 70 terabytes of storage.
- Spruce up your iPhone 4! Opt for a back sticker that makes it look like a Gameboy, or go for the brushed metal replacement back.
- Winter's coming. Own opponents in snowball fights, and learn a new word, with the Snowball Xistera.
- Are you a farmer that needs to one-up your peers? Then you need a Lamborghini tractor.
- A comprehensive glossary of GIFs. (It'll take a bit for all them to load.)
- Secretary cat. Um, yeah.
- Google maps street view plus random location equals teleporting Globe Genie.
- NSFW. African-American reminisces about his elementary school racist field trip. NSFW (language).
- Ladies: How to meet European men at a dance club.
- The evolution of the geek.
- The Fat Sandwich.
- Panda lips.
- Marvel/Tron:Legacy mashups.
- Crazy swimsuits.
- Russian traffic stop interrupted by surprise visitors.
- I'm not sure what to think about lying to my kids.
- The worst beers in the world.
- Jammin' Johns.
- How could I not post this? The world's largest toast portrait.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
The internet, among other things, proves you can sell anything. And in this case, it's dirt. Although it's not just any dirt. It's carefully-selected dirt from specific states, encased in a clear box with the state's silhouette on it. In fact, it's so carefully selected that not all states are yet available. Get the facts, and the dirt, at The State Dirt Company.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
- A new coffee-table book about The Empire Strikes Back includes some rarely-seen photographs.
- Incredible footage of venturing into the mouth of a volcano.
- Marty McFly's futuristic self-lacing shoes are going up for auction.
- The US Army is getting Fallout 3-style wrist-mounted displays.
- Famous last words mashup. WARNING: Gore and language, as you'd expect.
- Water droplet bouncing on a superhydrophobic carbon nanotube array.
- The A to Z of the shortest book titles.
- Superman's social network nightmare.
- Why you see "Free Public WiFi" in so many places.
- The true size of Africa.
- A 911 call... about an elephant.
- Type in the word of a wikipedia article, and you can see how many articles (hops) are between it an Hitler at Hitler Hops.
- Spinning bullet on ice.
- Superhero cake.
- During filming of the new Transformers movie, Autobot Bumblebee hits a police SUV.
- Hot chick is a pole-dancing ninja.
- The release of the 25th anniversary set of the Back to the Future movies contains an interesting extra: the original Marty McFly was Eric Stolz.
- Dating site OK Cupid is back with more number crunching, this time dispelling (and proving) stereotypes in gay versus straight.
- 109 cats in sweaters. Yes, really.
- The Grover Old Spice ad parody, smell like a monster.
- Classic bait-and-switch in this Australian ad.
- If you know your Star Trek, you know your Red Shirts.
- Legos in the city.
- How to brew beer in a coffee maker, using only materials commonly found on a modestly sized oceanographic research vessel.
- Synesthesia, the video.
- The New Mexico 2010 Balloon Festival.
A combination physics and puzzle game. Position your shooter and try to cause enough damage to finish a level. Once you complete all 28 levels, you can go back to try and better your score. It's a lot of fun to play Block Knocker. I really liked the reverse gravity parts.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
This guy not only follows new releases of music pretty heavily, he also reviews them. Now, it's a given that all reviews are subjective, but his are often bitingly sarcastic. And the kicker? In this world of Twitter and Facebook updates, his reviews are only four words. It's Pop Psychology.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Friday, October 08, 2010
- The number of emails versus snail mails.
- If you've ever been on a forum, you know how the internet works.
- Need to map out your decisions into parallel universes? There's an app for that!
- Another classic from The Oatmeal. "If you do this in an email, I hate you."
- 50 viral images the web shared this year. (That's a horrible headline!)
- Father and son made a homemade spacecraft.
- And, in a related effort, the first rickroll in space.
- Just in time for winter, it's an electric snuggie.
- Amazing cardboard cameras that actually work.
- If you love TRON and motorcycle leathers, then you need the TRON Legacy motorcycle suits.
- Disney's California Adventure park to add Flynn's arcade from the original TRON.
- How to gatecrash a circumcision party in The Maldives.
- Incredibly depressing mega millions lottery simulator.
- If you can afford it, then you can live in (and off of) the life-sized edible gingerbread playhouse.
- There's a new cupholder design, but I question how "life-altering" it actually is. For instance, don't the old boring ones hold 4 cups?
- A graphic guide to Facebook portraits.
- Isn't this male enhancement underwear enhancing the wrong side?
- Say hello to mechanically-separated chicken.
- Lab fireworks with potassium chlorate and a red gummy bear.
- Buy a Facebook friends poster to quantify your friends' icons.
- Vintage ads of fictional futures.
- Beautiful pictures of the Atchafalaya swamp.
In this physics problem-solving game, you have to aim your firehose and relative strength of shot to send your water "cannonball" on the right trajectory to hit the little flames. You only have a set number of shots per level, and you get extra points for having shots left over. Like always, it starts off easy, but throws you some curves when you try to master Firefighter Cannon.
Thursday, October 07, 2010
I usually don't crosspost, but something about this one struck a chord with me.
Today, there was one extra large Cheerio in my bowl. Very, very large. It registered in my brain just as I put it from the spoon into my mouth, and in that second, I wondered whether it was actually bigger than the others or whether it was just way more absorbent. And by the time I thought to check, I was chewing it along with all of the other ones in that spoonful.
Beautiful, Kent, beautiful.
Posted by NuclearToast at 9:00 AM
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
You might be surprised what you (or others, actually) can make out of gelatin. So much so, in fact, that there's a web site dedicated to some of the stranger and more amazing items. And it's all perfectly edible! Check out the results at My Jello Americans.
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Monday, October 04, 2010
Sunday, October 03, 2010
Friday, October 01, 2010
- Google Instant is a new way to search. Unless you type in a banned word. Here's the Google blacklist, where the capital letter being the point where the Instant goes silent.
- Six scientists tell us about the most accurate science fiction in their fields.
- Need to call in an air strike? There's an app for that.
- How to respond to a crackpot theory.
- There are surprises, and not, in a new study that lists the jobs with the highest and lowest divorce rates.
- Bringing the concept of tilt-shift photography to Van Gogh paintings.
- The most NSFW SFW picture ever. So don't view it at work, even after you figure out what it is.
- Retro gamers (and Rod!) will love 8-bit wood.
- Lots of console gamers get the red ring of death, but not all of them hold a funeral for their Xbox 360.
- Everyone has a weakness. I confess mine is the original Batmobile (yeah, I know). And now you can buy a licensed replica. Time to start my paper route again!
- The art of leaf cutting.
- I don't know what it is, but it sure is cool to watch: Ana Somnia - lights out.
- Cyberpunk style guide. (Stills from Hackers.)
- Google Earth views of development provide human landscapes in southwest Florida.
- Surprised Vader, based on the original surprised kitty.
- The 10 greatest archetypal swords.
- Works for him =and= her! It's the toilet nightlight.
- Knitted Elvis wig.
- Remember "David after dentist"? Check out this brother and sister after having their wisdom teeth out.
- "Walk Like an Egyptian", Bluegrass style.
- 6 romantic movies gestures that can get you prison time.
- Beautiful carnivorous plants.
- The worst Family Feud answers ever.
- The many faces of Spock.