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Archive for October, 2010

RC Enterprise Submarine

(Video Link) The model builders at Yokosuka Dry Docks built a model of the Federation starship Enterprise as a remote controlled submarine. At their YouTube channel, you can see similar submersible models from Space Battleship Yamato, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Wars. Link (Google Translate) and YouTube Channel via technabob Previously: RC Enterprise Plane

Man Makes Tiny Guns out of Corn Stalks

83-year old Leo Clark makes tiny model guns out of corn stalks. Some of them feature moving parts and can be loaded with tiny cartridges, also made completely out of corn. They’re incredibly detailed, right down to the crosshairs in the scopes. You can watch a local news video about Clark at the link. Note [...]

Funny Posters at the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear

Photo: Kevin H. [Flickr] I’m sure most of you are aware of the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, as hosted by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. I’ll leave the political pontifications to other sites, and focus on the very, very funny posters pool at Flickr.

Gruesomely Awesome BottleHood Tumblers

Halloween BottleHood tumblers: Asylum | VooDoo | Resurrection – $14.95 Next Halloween (or this Christmas – hint hint), dress up your beverage in these gruesomely cool BottleHood beer bottle tumblers. from the NeatoShop. They’re “upcycled” from beer bottles by local artisan cutters. Fun to use and good for the environment, too! More BottleHood items: Link Have a safe [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Sweet Facts for Halloween

This weekend I’ve been sharing tasty facts about your favorite candy treats on Twitter. Here are some of the highlights: 1. Kit Kat flavors available in Japan include wine, sweet potato, wasabi, and soy sauce. * 2. A 3 Musketeers bar originally included three smaller bars: one vanilla, one chocolate and one strawberry. * 3. Chocolate magnate Milton Hershey had [...]

10 Years of the International Space Station

This week will mark the tenth anniversary of continuous human habitation onboard the International Space Station: More than 200 orbiting explorers have visited the space complex; 15 nations have contributed to the missions, providing modules and hardware; and more than 600 experiments have been carried out on board. Link via Gizmodo | Photo: NASA

Doily Car

Paul Overton of Dude Craft is trying to identify this image of a doily made in the shape of a car. His commenters have determined that the model is a Skoda Octavia Combi — a Czech-made vehicle. The doily appears to be located in Prague. Does anyone the name of the artist responsible? Link

Automatypewriter

A new way to interact with fiction from Jonathan M. Guberman on Vimeo. The automatypewriter was conceived as a platform for interactive fiction. It types better than I do and can detect what is being typed on it. It differs from a teletype machine in that the keys move on their own and it can send [...]

City of Skulls

Photo via Elena Chinarina Forget haunted houses – in Russia, there are entire cities and towns that look haunted. Dark Roasted Blend explains: We’d like to call them “ghost towns”, but they are clearly not abandoned. Amazingly, people still live in them, go to work in harshest possible conditions (paradoxically making it the richest and mightiest industrial [...]

Satellite View of a Nuclear Test Site

Yucca Flat in Nevada was the site of 827 nuclear detonations while the US enhanced its nuclear weapons. Pictured above is a Google Maps satellite view of the pock-marked surface. Link via Boing Boing | Image: Google