World’s Strangest

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The Acoustic Alarm

If you’re tired of waking up to the blaring of an annoying alarm, check out The Acoustic Alarm by University of Dundee product designer Jamie McMahon. It’ll serenade you out of bed. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube]

Clothes Hanger Chair

Joey Zeledón’s Coat Check Chair is beautiful in its simplicity. It’s made from coat hangers and the steel bar from a closet rack shaped into a chair frame. Link via Not Cot

Monolith by David Herbert

Clarke & Kubrik, VHS, and Monolith. Check, check, and check. David Herbert created this giant 8-foot tall VHS cassette tape of 2001: A Space Odyssey from foam, plexiglass and latex paint. Now, how many of you automatically think of “ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOURS EXCEPT EUROPA. ATTEMPT NO LANDINGS THERE.” – via Coudal Partners

Amazing Uninhabited Islands

If you’ve ever wanted to visit an abandoned tropical isle, then you’d better check out this WebEcoist article featuring ten stunning and completely uninhabited islands. While some are prone to flooding or have no fresh water, others seem like they could sustain humans despite the inability to create lasting settlements on the land. Take, for example, [...]

Insect Hotel

Beyond the Hive was a design competition where architects and designers vie to create urban housing facilities for insects. This one above, the “Insect Hotel” is the winning entry by architecture firm Arup Associates. More entries over at Vidafine: Link Is it bad that the first thing that came to mind was the phrase from roach motel [...]

Scheduled Maintenance Tonight

Our check engine light is on. From roughly 9-10 tonight, the entire site will be down for scheduled maintenance. If all goes according to plan, we’ll be back in action in time for The Late Movies. We’ll make up for this down time by working a full day on Sunday. Stay tuned for details.

Mystery Couple Starts "Magical" Chain Reaction

It started with one mystery couple in a Philadelphia diner.  Without leaving their name or number, they paid for not only their food, but a random stranger’s breakfast.  This set off a chain reaction of generosity. The manager on duty, Linda (who asked that I not mention her last name here, for reasons I can’t get [...]

Visualized Facts About Bottled Water

If you’ve ever wondered what the financial or ecological costs of a bottle of water really are, then check out this great infographic detailing the facts of bottled water. Some of the things are really interesting, like the fact that 40% of all bottled water companies just get their water from tap water. Link

LEGO Diorama is an Amazing Pop-Up

If you think a pop-up book is impressive, check this one out: a pop-up diorama of the Kinkaku-ji Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan, made entirely out of LEGO blocks! YouTube user talapz created this out of 4,500 bricks. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] – via The Brothers Brick

No fingerprints? No cash!

Steve Valdez of Tampa, Florida had a check written to him from his wife. He took a check to her bank to cash it. Bank of America requires a thumbprint to cash a check from anyone who does not hold an account there. The problem is that Valdez was born without arms. The bank refused [...]