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Archive for April, 2011

Archive: April 2011

Unusual Musical Instruments, Part 2 Some Odd, Forgotten and Bizarre Sounds Keep Your Eyes on the Ball! (Funny Pics) Everything depends on it. Everything. The World’s Most Powerful Mobile Crane The Apotheosis of All Truck Cranes Extreme Sleeping, Part 2 Tired! (Sleeping, no matter what) Automotive Madness! (Funny Pics) Idiotic drivers and their magnificent machines Intricately Carved Pulpits Stunning examples of religious art Early “Photoshop” & April [...]

Nose Stylus for Hands-Free Smartphone Usage

Dominic Wilcox finds it difficult to use his smartphone while taking a bath, so he invented this simple but brilliant solution: the Finger-nose. He can strap this plaster attachment onto his head and navigate his phone without using his hands. Link via Gizmodo | Photo: Dominic Wilcox

Another Royal Wedding

Video Link This one took place in 1923. You might recognize the happy couple – they were recently the subject of an Oscar-winning movie. Yup, that’s Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, AKA the Queen Mother, and Prince Albert, Duke of York (the future King George VI). Via Lil Blue Boo

The Harley-Davidson Scooter

In the 1960s, Harley-Davidson was struggling. Honda, with its line of popular scooters, was not. So Harley-Davidson tried to break into this market starting in 1960. The “Topper”, powered by a 165cc two-stroke engine, was marketed as a recreational and utility vehicle, useful for fun excursions and package delivery. It even came with a sidecar [...]

Roast Beef Bubble Gum

Roast Beef Bubble Gum – $3.45 Has the price of gas got you down? Roast Beef Bubble Gum from the NeatoShop is there for you when you can’t afford an expensive meal to cheer yourself up. Remember, slow roasted goodness is just a gumball away. Be sure to check out all the deliciously funny Mints & Candies [...]

Grandma Selling Suicide Kit on the Web

After watching her husband die a slow, painful death from colon cancer, a 91-year-old grandma named “Charlotte” is selling suicide kit on the Internet: Charlotte makes the kits — which cost buyers $60 — by taking large plastic bags and sewing soft elastic bands around the opening. There is a slot in the bag for a [...]

Junktimus Prime

Rachel Blackman made this Optimus Prime model out of scrap metal for the Fremont Solstice Festival. Kind of dieselpunk, don’t you think? Link via Walyou

Bureaucratics by Jan Banning

Dutch photographer Jan Banning traveled the world for his 2008 book Bureaucratics, a comparative study in bureaucrats from around the world. Jan traveled to Bolivia, China, France, India, Liberia, Russia, Yemen and the United States to snap photographs of civil servants – from fiscal authorities to police, from governors to local clerks – seated behind [...]

For the Ultimate Solution to Bicycle Theft, Use an Old Bank Vault

The Spalding Building in Portland, Oregon, has perhaps the most formidable-looking bicycle storage facility in the world. It consists of repurposed bank vaults: Tenants of the 12-story structure can lock their rides up in one of two vaults converted to bike storage in the ex-bank part of the building (and scrub down in the nearby showers [...]

X-Ray Origami

Japanese artist Takayuki Hori created a lovely series of origami animal figures with printed skeletons. When displayed under the right light, they look like folded x-ray images. Here’s how he does it: each translucent sheet is first printed with either the images of fragments of an animal’s skeleton, or, on some pages, human-made discarded objects that [...]