Archive for November 8th, 2009

Name That Movie

Illustrator Paul Rogers puts together six drawings of iconic images for each classic movie. Your challenge is to name the movies from the drawings. You don't get a clue as to the plot, the dialog, or the actors. I co...

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Turning Rainwater Into a Playground

Image: De Urbanisten and Studio Marco Vermeulen Two Dutch architects want to alter the storm drainage system of the city of Rotterdam to redirect water into playgrounds. The water will be used to fill fanciful ponds...

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Bread Shoes

Photo: Dalia Birske Martynas Birskys of the Vilnius-based design studio DaDaDa sells slippers made out of bread. For your comfort, you can select from various sizes and grains. It's hard to argue with his sales pitc...

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8-Bit Wedding Invitation

Image: GeekStir Luis Diaz Santis and Magaly Guerrero Ramierz sent out invitations to their wedding depicting themselves as 8-bit characters in a two-player combat video game. Chris Jacob of Gizmodo suggests...

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Inflatable Seat Belt

(YouTube Link) Ford is developing a seat belt that inflates when the car detects a crash. In The Wall Street Journal, Matthew Dolan writes: Its inflatable rear seat belts spread crash forces over fi...

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Harp Cover Songs

(YouTube Link) Ben Miller of Urlesque has compiled several pop, rock, and metal songs performed by harpists, such as CKania13's rendition of Led Zepplin's "Stairway to Heaven." The other videos are selecti...

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Longcat Fleece Scarf

Longcat is long, and warm, too because he's a scarf made of fleece, felt, and polyfil. Also available in Tacgnol style (black). This internet meme is brought to you by artist Heather Dugger. Link -via The Daily What...

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The Tin Horse Highway

The Outback town of Kulin, Australia, welcomes many tourists for the annual Kulin Bush Races in October. In the days leading up to the races, locals construct fanciful horses out of all kinds of materials to entertai...

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Teeny Tiny Books

This is sort of like the library necklace, but with real books.  From the Publishing House of Miniature Books in Russia come these tiny masterpieces measuring less than half an inch tall. I used Google Language Tools to...

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Astronomical Clocks – Literally and Metaphorically

Astronomical clocks - amazing works of engineering that are sometimes six hundred years old - can be found throughout the world.  Europe, however, has the lion's share.  Here are some of the more remarkable exa...

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Virtual Cow Butt

Veterinarians have no choice when they need to check a cow for pregnancy or infection. The standard procedure is to stick your arm up the cow's rectum. The technique is difficult to teach to veterinary students because,...

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