Archive for June, 2008

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…