Archive for April 14th, 2010

Indiana Bones And The Temple of Groom

My wife and I came across this dog grooming business with an awesome name in Simi Valley, California. Of course, Indiana Jones fans already know that "Indy" was the nickname of the family dog. Thanks Tiffan...

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The Alot

Allie notices bad grammar and lazy typing. One common mistake we see a lot is to make the words "a lot" into one word, but Allie takes this particular mistake in stride. So that we may all enjoy the joke, she illustrat...

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Green Eggs & Hamlet

(YouTube Link) What would Hamlet be like if it had been written by Dr. Seuss? Justin Moran wrote a one-act play summarizing Shakespeare's masterpiece in this manner. Here is a production of it by the ACME...

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Bass Tournament Cheating Leads to Jail Time

Robby Rose of Garland, Texas, was caught padding his catch in a fishing tournament when a one-pound lead weight was found in the small fish he caught. Since the prize in the tournament was a bass boat, he was charged wit...

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Can an Automated Postal Center Stamp Help You Beat a Deadline?

Automated postal centers print stamps on demand, and the stamps are imprinted with the date of purchase.  Now, suppose you need to mail something that is time-sensitive requiring a postmark by a certain date - an applic...

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KittehRoulette

Have you tried Chatroulette? Do you need a unicorn chaser to wash away those images now planted in your mind? Then you might want to try KittehRoulette. It's a site that displays random videos of cute cats. Much,...

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Mirror Man

Flickr user SiLver sKY spotted a street performer near Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. He was wearing an outfit composed of mirrors, from head to toe. More pictures at the link. Link via Nerdcore | Photo: f...

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Retro Calculators

(YouTube Link) Retro Calculators is a web museum of mechanical calculating devices, such as slide rules and adding machines. Its YouTube channel includes videos of these machines in use, including the abov...

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Meet Meline

(Video Link) Meet Meline is an animated short film about a young girl who discovers a strange creature while at play in her grandparents' barn. Virginie Goyons and Sebastien Laban produced it independently o...

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The Newest in Bulletproof Tech: T-Shirts

Scientists have developed a way to make T-shirt fabric reinforced with boron carbide, which is the same material used to strengthen military tanks. Boron carbide has a hardness just short of diamonds. Imagine that stre...

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Banana Museum Saved

A couple of months ago, we told you about Ken Bannister selling the entire inventory of the International Banana Club Museum. The collection found buyers, Fred Garbutt and his mother, Virginia. They paid an undisclosed a...

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New Words to Describe Kids

(YouTube link) Check out some clever words to describe the way kids exasperate their parents. My kids have outgrown most of these phases, but I remember them well! Link kids, words, language, humor, children, coined w...

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Cat with iPad

Iggy and his owner have discovered that the iPad was apparently developed for the convenience of cats. Unlike conventional laptops, it doesn't have to be opened. The touch screen does not require opposable thumbs to use....

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The Throne of Weapons

We are happy to present a guest post by Chris Ingham Brooke of Environmental Graffiti. (Image by ngbiblog) Recycling is a potent concept. Many regard it as simply the repurposing of objects in order to pr...

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Bath Bombs

My kids love bath bombs, but they are usually shaped like a plain ball. That situation has been rectified, and you can pre-order bath bombs that look like bombs! This might help to get reluctant little boys into the ba...

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The 30-Second Rule, A Decision Tree

You've just dropped food on the floor. Should you eat It? This handy flow chart will help you decide, but if you subscribe to the 10 second, 20 second, or 30 second rule, you'll have to read fast! Link -via Rue the DayFo...

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The Mathematics of Rope

Rope has always been, well, rope. The ancient Egyptians made their ropes essentially the same way we make ours today. This is because the optimum configuration of tension and turns makes a strong rope that won't stretch...

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Custom Made Felt Book

StacyBee's baby is due next month, and she made a custom book out of felt and other decorations just for her. Each page has a letter of Lydia's name, illustrated with things that begin with that letter. Is this adorable,...

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Bacon AT-AT

Here's a combination of memes I don't think we've seen before: Star Wars and bacon. The Bacon AT-AT was actually what I wanted to build before, but didn't have enough time, so it seemed like the natural choice. Th...

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