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Archive for January, 2011

Atari Mug: You Never Forget Your First

Certainly not me. I remember my first like it was yesterday. Oh, when I first laid eyes on you Dig Dug, my heart went pitter patter. Nothing else compares, not even Pole Position. This clever Atari Mug: You Never Forget Your First lets you reminisce about the good ol’ days of videogaming every day with your [...]

Bleeding Tooth Fungus and Other Creepy Plants That Shouldn’t Exist

David Dietle wrote a highly entertaining post on Cracked about the 10 Creepy Plants That Shouldn’t Exist. The list starts off with a bang with this one: #10. Bleeding Tooth Fungus The bleeding tooth fungus looks kind of like a wad of chewing gum that leaks blood like a rejected prop from The Shining. They’re also called the [...]

Men of Tears

Real men don’t cry … or do they? Lee Glickstein and Pete van Dyk founded a group dedicated to promoting crying as a therapeutic practice: A few moments before 4 p.m. on a recent Wednesday, nine men ages 25 to 67, filed into a small, bare office in San Anselmo, arranged their chairs in a circle, [...]

Quantum Physics Shell Game

What do you get when quantum physicists learn to play a con game? A paper in Nature Physics, of course! We won’t pretend to understand a word in this report at Physorg, but we hope it will one day bring on a quantum super computer so we can play Angry Bird really, really fast. According to [...]

Literal.ly: a Photo Blog about Literal Things

Our pal Oddee has launched a new photo site called Literal.ly (yes, like bit.ly, the domain name is Libyan), dedicated to pictures taken literally. Some of the photos are quite clever, some have been going ’round the Net for a long time (pic above, for example) that their provenance is unknown: Link

The World’s Top Most Expensive And Luxury Bed Goes On Sale

A handcrafted double bed has gone on sale for £4 million and is touted as the world’s most expensive place to rest your head. The Baldacchino Supreme is inlaid with 107kg (236lb) of 24ct gold and is fashioned out of chestnut and ash wood with a cherry wood canopy. It comes complete with Italian silk and cotton [...]

Crochet Tom Servo

Sure, we all miss MST (MST3K – Mystery Science Theater 3000). But the show lives on forever in our hearts, on our DVD shelves, and through our geektastic arts & crafts. Craftster user MageAkyla has created her very own chibi Tom Servo, and you can too, with her step-by-step walkthrough: Link

Indy Explains Egypt

Confused about the situation in Egypt? It’s understandable, there’s a lot going on and with the Internet clampdown you’re left in the hands of the news organizations, which already had their hands full with coverage of Snooki’s novel. I don’t know about you, but i find that there’s no better way of absorbing information than [...]

The Late Movies: What the Heck’s An Internet?

It wasn’t so many years ago, you’ll remember, that the Internet was just a twinkle in Al Gore’s eye. Soon after its birth came Compuserv, local-area dial-up bulletin board systems, AOL — and a slew of TV segments and how-to videos designed to address the question that seemed to be on just about everyone’s mind [...]

NYC Subway Map Turned into a Musical Instrument

(Video Link) Alexander Chen took Massimo Vignelli’s iconic 1972 map of the New York City subway system and turned it into a musical instrument. The routes are treated like strings, and whenever a train intersects a string, that string is plucked: Length determines pitch, with longer strings playing lower notes. When a string is in the middle [...]