Archive for October 19th, 2010

The Worst Beer in the World

According to the connoisseurs at ratebeer.com, Old English 800 is the worst beer in the world. Here's one review: Bad aftertaste, rancid mouth. Not fit for students, bums or the desperate for a drink. Nothing but hor...

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$5,000 Yo-Yo

Yo-yo builder Shinobu Konmoto crafted this $5,000 yo-yo. It's made by hand over six months to be mechanically and aesthetically perfect. Link (Google Translate) and Process Photos via Gizmodo | Photo: Nostalgiayo...

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Antimov: The Contest for Suicidal Robots

The Antimov Competition derives its name from Asimov's Third Law of Robotics: "A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law." Entrants to the compe...

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Vanessa Dualib's Food Art

Food artist Vanessa Dualib makes clever sculptures with minimal changes to the objects themselves. You can view many examples at the link, such as the above "Fridge Veggie Walrus." Link via GeekosystemVanessa Du...

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Macross Wedding Cake

Jerry and Kat got married. Their cake was designed to resemble the ship SDF-1 Macross from the old anime series Macross. Or possibly the Americanized version, Robotech. You can view more...

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Birdhouse Roofing Tiles

Dutch designer Klaas Kuiken made ceramic roofing tiles that are shaped like birdhouses. He writes: Nowadays birds are not welcome under rooftiles anymore, so they lost a beautifull nest place. Placing a house on...

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World's Largest Toast Portrait

I'm sure many people have wished that their mother-in-law was toast. Laura Hadland turned a photo of her mother-in-law, Sandra Whitfield, into the world's largest toast mosaic - comprising 9,852 slices. The toast mo...

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Cannonball Tree

The cannonball tree bears fruit that is shaped like a cannonball. When these 10-inch spheres fall from above and hit the ground, they crack open with a sound like a cannon firing. The tree (scientific name Courou...

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R2-D2 Jack-o-Lantern

Noel Dickover carves amazing jack-o-lanterns, such as the R2-D2 pictured above. After searching for just the right pumpkin for the job, Dickover spent 10-11 hours sculpting it. The legs and scope were shaped from piece...

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Critter Gitter

Here in Texas, it's not uncommon to see chairs mounted on metal frames over pickup trucks. They're mobile stands used by hunters who want to get a good view over an area. The Critter Gitter, pictured above, is a ve...

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Firemen Rescue Flushed Kitten

Three-year-old Alannah Merleto of Baulkham Hills, New South Wales, Australia flushes a lot of things down the toilet, as some children do, but her two-day-old kitten was the worst thing she could flush. Mum Ammie Croft...

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Home Sheep Home

Shaun the Sheep stars in a cute physics game in which you guide the sheep home. You have obstacles to cross, and three sheep of different mass. While you figure out a strategy, enjoy the artwork and sound effects. Li...

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Printable Sundial

Damia Soler created a website that makes sundials. Type in your location, and it'll give you a printable paper sundial customized to function there, provided that you point it in the right direction. And the site w...

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Stephen Fry on Grammar Nazis

(Video Link) You do seek out opportunities to point out the grammatical errors of other people? If so, Stephen Fry holds you in contempt. He argues that (1) the subjective and changing nature of language prevents...

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Ants Inspire the Awesome A.N.T. Transporter

Brian Lee, a 24-year-old design student, submitted an entry to an Australian vehicle competition -and won! His design, the Aid Necessities Transporter (A.N.T.) is built to bring supplies to disaster areas. The design was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/19/ants-inspire-the-awesome-a-n-t-transporter/

Togo's Soccer Imposters

A soccer team from Togo traveled to Bahrain to play against the Bahrain national team. Bahrain not only won, they were surprised at their opponent's lack of fitness. When the Togolese soccer authorities heard about the m...

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Jammin' Johns

Marvin Maxwell once made a guitar from a toilet seat. Now he's reversed that idea and made a toilet seat that looks like a guitar! Or how abut a "piano bench", if that's your taste? Several colors are available from...

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Tweet It – iPads vs iPhones

(YouTube link) Portable devices go head to head in this parody of Michael Jackson's "Beat It" from Peter Furia, Beau Lewis and David Fine, with vocals by Patrick Dunnam. -via Laughing Squid...

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6 Poisonous Foods We Still Eat

Eating food that is known to be poisonous is like playing Russian Roulette. Some people believe the thrill of flirting with death is worth the risk. Then there are those foods that we all eat, but didn't know they were p...

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Neato-Puzzle #3

It's Tuesday and you know what that means! Another puzzle from our pals at Conceptis Puzzles! Yes, every Tuesday, we'll be offering a different logic puzzle, today featuring a 9x9 sudoku puzzle. Please give us some fee...

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15 Cool and Creepy Halloween Party Foods

If you’re throwing a Halloween party this month, don’t let it be a regular old costume party. Instead, spice things up by adding some of these Halloween-themed recipes into the mix. Whether you opt to have a full din...

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Does a Cat Always Land on Its Feet?

(Image credit: Flickr user Mini Mookiy. This is not "Esther")by Fiorella Gambale, Ph.D. Institute for Feline Research Milano, ItalyCats have excellent balance, and are remarkably acrobatic. When turned upside d...

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