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#186 – Week of August 17, 2012 SF Writers Predict the 2012 Future, from 1987 – [fascinating!] The Great Moon Hoax, more – [vintage, info] A remake of the first website ever made – [web history] When Forgeries Are Worth More Than the Originals – [cool info] iTypewriter: Finally Enjoying Typing! – [cool project] Adam Niklewicz: Extreme Sculptures Based on Food [...]

Kid Game Rules With Piotr Kron

Piotr Kron is an interesting fella living in Hannover, Germany (if his YouTube tags are correct) intent on bringing (what I hope is) humor to the subject of children’s game rules. Take, for example, his explanation of the rules for Candy Land where he explains, “If you’re a grown up and you’re playing against a [...]

11 Awesome Outdoor and Interactive Ads

While no one is really sure how many ads a person sees each day, our landscape and media are becoming ever more cluttered with advertisements, from product placement in television shows to traditional billboards. Brands have been forced to become more creative (or intrusive) than ever in an attempt to draw consumers’ attention. As a [...]

Your Best Google Easter Egg Ideas

You’ve probably heard about Google’s ability to do a barrel roll. All you have to do is ask. Most people are aware of Google penchant for taking creative license with its own logo, and its habit of pulling off April Fool’s Day pranks. But fewer people were probably aware of the “Easter Eggs” hidden [...]

10 Nifty Google Easter Eggs

I learned this morning from reddit that the Google search page will do a barrel roll if you tell it to. That’s far from the only neat tricks Google has embedded in their sites for those who have the time to find them. For those who don’t, Buzzfeed has a list of ten you might [...]

Google Doodle’s Freddie Mercury Tribute

(YouTube link) This is a Google Doodle tribute to Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara) for what would have been his 65th birthday on Monday. If the doodle isn’t showing up on the Google search page in your region yet, you can see it here. Clicking on the doodle will bring up this video. -via reddit

Snow Dalek Will Exterminate Frosty!

As record-breaking amounts of snow descend not only upon much of America but evidently Europe as well, it’s nice that we turn to fun and creativity, rather than dwell on the environmental implications of whats going on, because that way lies pee-pee pants fear. On the other hand – snow Daleks! Apparently as the snowpocalypse has dragged [...]

United States of Autocomplete

What a neat idea! Type the name of each state in the US into the Google search field one at a time, and see what autocomplete suggestions come up. Then make a map of them. That’s what happened at Very Small Array, which resulted in this. I would have guessed Kentucky easily. See a larger [...]

Having Fun with "Google Suggest"

The “autofill” feature of the Google search box was designed as a timesaver, but the suggested searches can also be entertaining. Writing in Slate, Michael Agger compared the autofill of “less intelligent” and “more intelligent” queries, an exercise that has previously been conducted at Digg. The image above is a screencap of two Google searches conducted [...]

Tuesday Turnip

In case you’re not familiar with the Turnip, it’s a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages “turn-up.” As always with this feature, the _floss is not responsible for accuracy. If you know one of the below statements/links to be untrue, by all means, let [...]