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Calculation Aid Tattoo

Zach lost a finger and didn’t want to have to take off a shoe to count to ten. So he got Kirk Nilsen of the Crown & Anchor Tattoo Parlor in Point Pleasant, New Jersey to ink this helpful replacement. Link | Artist’s Website

The Demanding World of High-End Competitive Horseshoe Throwing

At the highest level of every sport, you will find completely dedicated athletes. Brian Simmons is the one of them. He’s the greatest horseshoe thrower in the world: This is what Simmons is thinking about as he stares down a 14-inch tall stake. He is thinking about the slippery clay, and how he might adjust his [...]

14 Awesome and Bizarre Bathtubs

There was an old lady who lived in a shoe …but did she take a bath in one, too? This fashionable pump is a custom bathtub from the Italian design company SICIS. It’s just one of collection of strange and wonderful tubs that seem more for show than for everyday use. Of them all, I’d [...]

Giant Spiders on the Roof

We’re going to need a bigger shoe. Thankfully, this is just an illusion. Marlin Peterson painted Daddy longlegs on the roof of the Seattle Center Armory. When viewed from the right perspective, they look like real life spiders. Artist’s Website -via Colossal

Shoe Horn

Shoe Horn – $14.95 Whether you are a shoehorn / shoespooner collector, or just have trouble getting on your shoes in the morning, the NeatoShop has got the tool for you. Behold the very punny Shoe Horn. It’s a shoehorn. It’s a horn. It’s a Shoe Horn. Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for fun Tools [...]

Warship Shoe

Artist Phil Noto made this shoe for a custom sneaker art show at the Bold Hype Gallery in New York City. I’d hazard a guess that the number 27 refers to a specific vessel, but it’s hard to know precisely which one. Link via Everyday, No Days Off | Artist’s Website | Photo by the artist

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Bill Russell

Today is NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell’s 77th birthday. Let’s look at five things you might not know about the legendary Celtics center. 1. He Wasn’t a Blue-Chip Prospect Most sports fans know the old story about Michael Jordan being cut from his high school’s varsity hoops team as a sophomore, but Russell had to [...]

The Evolution of the Sneaker

1. Plimsolls: Kicking it Old School Plimsolls put the town shoemaker out of business. As the first mass-produced shoes, plimsolls were crafted on an assembly line using canvas and vulcanized rubber. But don’t let the “inspected by No. 35″ tag fool you. These mid-19th century kicks were so crude that they didn’t even differentiate between the [...]

World’s Oldest Shoe

For lovers of fashion, it’s the ultimate vintage shoe.Created more than 5,500 years ago at the dawn of civilisation this perfectly preserved brown leather lace-up is the oldest shoe in the world.It was created from a piece of cow hide 1,000 years before the Great Pyramid of Giza and stitched together with leather thread.The size [...]

Hunt For The Poo Squirter of India

It’s like a modern day version of Captain Ahab’s quest for the white whale Moby Dick. But ickier. A whole lot ickier and much more intriguing. Sam Miller, BBC’s former South Asia correspondent, has been obsessed with finding a man “whose dexterity and gall [he] admires beyond reason,” … the New Delhi Poo Squirter: I was in [...]