World’s Strangest

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Porthole Laundry Chute

I want one. I don’t have a laundry chute, but I would like to have a porthole somewhere. Maybe I could cut one into the fabric of my cubicle? Allee Willis loves them. Over the years, she’s bought several vintage portholes and installed them around her house. Link -via Claire Long | Photo: Maryanne Bilham

Laundry Art of Kaarina Kaikkonen

Can laundry be art? Finnish artist Kaarina Kaikkonen thought so! The artists elevated the act of hanging laundry on clothes lines into an art form: Link – via Jay Mug

Disney’s "Electronic Whip" Ensures Worker Productivity

Disneyland may be the happiest place on Earth, but it’s no walk in the park for its hundreds of laundry workers. Steve Lopez of The Los Angeles Times wrote about the "electronic whip" [...]

Scented Laundry Products Emit Carcinogens

Love the fresh smell of clean laundry? Be careful – you may just be snorting up carcinogens: Analysis of the captured gases found more than 25 volatile organic compounds, including seven hazardous air [...]

Bizarre Things You Can Rent

I joke about renting a laundry-folding robot because seriously, who likes to fold laundry? As it turns out, I could probably find one to rent if I looked hard enough. I could also rent a tree, a goat, a wife(?!) or any of the 20 things listed in this handy infographic from The World’s Biggests. [...]

Chinese Student’s Laundry Hack

When you think of doing laundry, you probably are thinking of throwing your dirty clothes into the washing machine, turning it on and walking away while the machine does its thing. Well, that’s not how the rest of the world do laundry. Many people still wash their clothes by hand – but that doesn’t mean that [...]

Woman recreates da Vinci’s ‘Last Supper’

Who says the only medium for a great masterpiece is oil and canvass ? After doing 800 hours worth of laundry a Northern Michigan woman was able to pro…

Woman Recreates DaVinci’s Last Supper with Laundry Lint

Laura Bell of Roscommon, Michigan, collected laundry dryer lint and used it to make an enormous version of Leonardo DaVinci’s The Last Supper: Bell says she needed about 800 hours to do enough laundry to get the lint, and 200 hours to recreate the mural. She bought towels of the colors she wanted and laundered them [...]

The Late Movies: Target Women (aka, TV Commercials are Stupid)

Sarah Haskins shows ridiculous portrayals of women in TV advertising in her “Target Women” web series for Current TV. It’s full of jokes. You should watch it. It’s not annoying or preachy. That is all. You Are Never Safe (Broadview Security) Not even when you’re at home in broad daylight, playing soccer with your kids. “You may [...]