Cassette Tape Skeleton

July 11, 2008

This post at the Wacky Archives has a bunch of photos of this fantastic sculpture by artist Brian Dettmer. I don’t know too much about the piece, except that it’s (obviously) made from melted cassette tapes from the 80’s, and that it’s very, very cool.

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An Elephant Painting an Elephant

July 5, 2008

From the Telegraph UK’s, “Picture of the Day” comes this fantastic series of photos showing Noppakhao, a Bull elephant in  Ayutthaya province, Thailand painting a picture of another elephant. I love this!

28 BILLION Bottles of Water

July 3, 2008

This madness needs to stop. I urge all of you to never buy another bottle of water ever again.

Click on the image for larger size, or follow this link.

The Great Stingray Migration

June 30, 2008

Every year up to 10, 000 poisonous cow-nose stingrays migrate from Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula to the warmer waters off the western Florida coast. Look at this photo! Wow. Click on the image for the story and more photos, or just follow this link.

15 Different Ways to Tie Your Shoe

June 27, 2008

Popgive.com has this neat graphical presentation of 15 different ways you can tie your shoe. I’m planning on getting some new kicks soon, maybe I’ll try a few of these. Click on the image to see the others, or follow this link.

Concealing An Airplane Factory…

June 27, 2008

During World War II, the Lockheed Burbank Aircraft Plant needed to be hidden and protected from a possible attack by the Japanese, so the Army Corps of Engineers stepped in and  covered it with camouflage netting and  trompe-l’œil. Cool! Click on either image for more photos, or follow this link to the source.

Before:

After:

Do Signs Lie?

June 26, 2008

Yes. Yes they do. 🙂

Crazy Subway Map

June 19, 2008

I think if I was lost, using my (non-existant) Japanese language skills to ask for directions would be easier than trying to figure this thing out. Click for full version.

Papercraft Pinhole Cameras

June 19, 2008

Did you know there was a “World Pinhole Camera Day?” Me neither. The folks over at ReadyMech are credited with starting the recent “papercraft” craze. Check out their site for free, downloadable, flatpack, pinhole cameras you can print out and make and actually use. Fun!
Edited to add: While you’re at it, check out the ReadyMech homepage for some easier (less involved) papercrafting fun!

New York: 1800-1900

June 19, 2008

From this thread on the forums @ WiredNewYork.com: A fantastic collection of photos from the 1800’s and early 1900’s. I love old photos like this, you can almost smell the grit and horse manure. They also make me feel very lucky to live in a time with such diverse fashion. Look at all those Bowler hats!

Teamwork

June 19, 2008

From SonnyRadio. Found via Reddit.

Watermelon Man

June 19, 2008

Would love to try to do something like this sometime, although I fear I’ll just end up ruining the watermelon. Hahah the banana horns are great.

Mother Duck Walks Miles to Save Ducklings. Awww!

June 18, 2008

Mom,

Something tells me you would have done the same for us.

The six ducklings fell down an underground access and were swept away – but mum could not fit through it.

Danger ... ducklings fell into storm drain

So the mallard followed their frantic quacks overground across two main roads and a railway line until they stopped under a manhole in Gosforth, Newcastle.

She then sat quacking loudly for at least four hours until jogger Peter Elliott, 59, and daughter Vicki Jefferson, 30, stopped to see what was wrong with her…

Link to Sun article…

Escape

May 21, 2008

Click on the image to see the rest.

Better Stay Back…

May 20, 2008

Just a friendly reminder not to tailgate…

Click on the image to view it in context.

87 Million Year Old Praying Mantis Found

April 26, 2008

The director of the Kuji Amber Museum has found an 87-million-year-old praying mantis at an amber mine in Northeast Japan. The mantis is one of only seven in the world from the Cretaceous Period and is the oldest ever found in Japan.

“I found it in a deposit that had lots of other insects—ancient flies, bees, and cockroaches—but this was the only praying mantis.”

Link to National Geographic article.

Bill Stickers: Guilty

April 15, 2008

Punctuation Police

April 15, 2008

I “love” it! 😉

Found at http://radian.org/notebook/quote-unquote

Mt. Huashan Hiking Trail

April 8, 2008

Mt Huashan Hiking Trail

The whole trail doesn’t look like this, but it’s still just about the most incredibly dangerous hiking trail in the world. I would love to go there sometime, who’s with me?
More photos can be found here.

Home Made Roller Coaster!

April 7, 2008

Home Made Roller Coaster

Wow! Jeremy Reid of Oklahoma built this 444ft wooden roller coaster in his backyard. It’s got an initial drop of 20ft and hits a speed of 20mph. Cool! Check out bunch of photos and other info at his website www.jeremyreid.com