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The Superstitious Stock Market Fund

Since investing in the stock market is a little bit like reading tea leaves, artist Shing Tat Chung decided to take it all the way: he has created a stock fund that trades on superstitions. “We have to realise that actually when [...]

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme XXVIII

It’s Thursday night and I feel all right…because it’s once again time for GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common. Leave your best guesses in the comments. Jesus Jones – Right Here, Right Now Janet Jackson – Rhythm Nation Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar On Me Creedence Clearwater Revival – Proud Mary Wang [...]

6 Magicians Who Died While Performing The Bullet Catch

Is it possible for a human being to catch a speeding bullet in his mouth? For centuries, magicians have been convincing audiences that it is. Whether the bullet catch is an illusion or the result of lightning-fast reflexes, it definitely comes with a fatal risk. Since its introduction in the late 1500s, many magicians have [...]

Push-and-Store Cabinet

Chung-Tang Ho made a solid cabinet made of wooden inserts that push out the back as you insert items through the front. Or, as Droog’s description puts it “The cabinet is in fact a sculpture in the round you and your objects can participate in.” Link via OhGizmo! | Photos: Droog

Movable Type Rubik’s Cube

Yu-Hsiang “Shaun” Chung is an artist specializing in typography. He made a movable wooden Rubik’s Cube that can be used as a stamp: Chinese has a long history with the printing. In 105 AD, Cai Lun invented the paper. In 200 AD, the Chinese invention of Woodblock printing produced the world’s first print culture. In 1040, [...]

The Beatles Complete on Ukulele Dot Com

Apparently I’m late to the party on this one: thebeatlescompleteonukulele.com is a web project devoted to re-recording every Beatles song, using ukuleles, and posting the songs for free online. This is their Mission Statement: At www.TheBeatlesCompleteOnUkulele.com we will release a new recording of a Beatles song* featuring a different artist every Tuesday. A short essay will [...]

Fun With Live Microphones

Much has been made in the press of President Obama’s off-the-cuff, off-the-record remark about Kanye West and his upstaging of Taylor Swift at the Video Music Awards ceremony. Even though Obama simply voiced what most viewers were thinking, there was a lot of media criticism/analysis after the fact as to whether his remark should’ve been [...]