July 2008 Archives

You Tomb

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http://youtomb.mit.edu/

"YouTomb is a research project of MIT Free Culture. The purpose of the project is to investigate what kind of videos are subject to takedown notices due to allegations of copyright infringement with particular emphasis on those for which the takedown may be mistaken."

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It's curtains for the VDOs listed on this site...



Wonder How To?

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http://www.wonderhowto.com/

"Explore the largest collection of free how-to videos anywhere. Whether you're looking for a quick tip, an easy solution, or just a little DIY entertainment. WonderHowTo is your one-stop shop to browse, search, or network your way into the expanding universe of free video tutorials."

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Mix a perfect Margarita


Weird Statues and Sculptures

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33 weird status and sculptures

33 weird artworks in one single page. 'The Thumb' and 'The Magic Tap' are good.

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Magic tap, which appears to float in the sky with an endless supply of water. In actuality, there is a pipe hidden in the stream of water.

The Other Side of the World

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http://www.antipodemap.com/

Nice little page which uses the Google Maps API to show you opposite sides of the Earth. I note that Bangkok is exactly opposite to a place just offshore Peru while Edinburgh is opposite to a place in between Australia and the Antarctic.

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Top Ten Angry On-Camera Meltdowns

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http://gawker.com/390156/top-ten-angry-on+camera-meltdowns

"Some of these went out live, some were stolen from satellite feeds, but they're all golden."

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Mr Angry

Bad Things Happen

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http://www.cockeyed.com/magic/bad5.php

Giant list of bad things that can happen to you rated in special units - Dolors - which were invented to illustrate the philosophy of Utilitarianism.

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"You figure out that you've got more hair on your arse then on your head."

Things to do When You're Bored

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http://www.urban75.org/useless/bored.html

"Bored? Listless? Help is at hand!

Categories are:

- Things you can do with absolutely nothing
- Things you can do with very little
- Things you can do with another person

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Little Grains of Sand

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http://discovermagazine.com/photos/01-each-grain-of-sand-a-tiny-work-of-art

We just see sand as tiny rocks of yellow / brown colour but when you take a close-up look at it - it's something else.

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(Picture taken from another site cos this one's done in Flash)

Challenge the World

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http://www.ibeatyou.com

Choose your competition and do your stuff...also check out the staring competition.

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Unforgettable Faces

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Unforgettable faces

Collection of pictures of faces "that you will be doomed to remember for a very long time."

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Make your Complaint

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http://complaintwire.org/

Had a bad experience with something? Want to voice a complaint? The more people that use this site, the more powerful it becomes as something the business world will take notice of...

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Weird and Wonderful iPhone Designs

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Don't expect to see any of these iPhone designs on the market anytime soon...

"What you're about to see is over 100 of the most impractical, nonsensical and flat-out retarded cellphone designs the world has ever seen."

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Arse from Elbow

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http://www.zegelin.com/love_files/ArseorElbow.htm

Do you know your arses from your elbows? Myself, I got 12/14 - not that I am an expert on this type of thing mind you...

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It's an arse...no it's an elbow...no, it's definitely an arse...or an elbow...ohh my god this is just toooo much!!

Urinals of the World Unite!

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http://urinal.net

"The best place to piss away your time on the internet!"

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Urinal at a LPG station in Phuket

Ask a Chick

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http://www.ask-a-chick.com/

Hi fellas - got any questions that you'd like a woman to answer? Then this site is the place to ask it. You can also see old questions that have already been asked and answered.

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No - not this kind of chick...

Eric Conveys an Emotion

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http://www.emotioneric.com/

Taken from the site - "The concept here is simple, this is a humor-oriented interactive website. You request an emotion (or reasonable facsimile), and I will try and act it out for you."

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Working on a tech support line...

Unmotivational Posters

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http://www.experienceproject.com/uw.php?e=206860

"You know the kind... here are some that turn the concept on its head (warning, some images are not safe for work)."

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Defacing Government Tender

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Money doodles

This is a series of pictures of US currency that has been defaced in various ways. All the denominations are featured here - except the very high-value notes for obvious reasons I would have thought...

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Sea Captain Lincoln

Human Emoticon

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http://www.danwade.com/emoticon/flash.html

Site done in Flash depicts human expressions behind all our emoticons :-)))

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Done by Dan Wade

Demotivation

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http://demotivate.com/giveup.cfm

Read about failures, demotivated sayings, articles in the news and an updated column.

"Is it ignorance or apathy that is destroying society?"

"I don't know and I don't care..." (Taken from the site)

Bored? Make some Art

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Works of art to make when you're bored

Not that they would be easy to make - but some great pictures here...

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Know your Knots

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http://www.animatedknots.com

Learn how to tie your various knots through instructions and animations showing exactly how they are tied.

There are many, many knots under different categories such as boating, climbing, fishing, scouting, search & rescue, household, and decorative.

Personally I need my knots for the odd time that I actually go out fishing and this site looks to be the best on the knot topic...

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Typer Racer

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http://play.typeracer.com/

Have a typing race against someone else over the internet. App chooses a random passage from a random book and then you have to type it out with no mistakes in a race against someone else. At the end of the race you get a words per minute score.

You can also practice typing in a non-competitive exercise.

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Out of this World Fishing

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http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2008/04/out-of-this-world-fishing.html

Pictures of weird, unusual and record-breaking fish...enjoy...

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World's largest catfish was caught on the Mekong in Thailand (646 pounds)

Letters to God

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http://www.sharenator.com/Letters_To_God/

Best of  a bunch of letters written by kids to God.

e.g. "Dear God - maybe Cain and Abel would not kill each other so much if they had their own rooms. It works with my brother. - Larry"



Trapped in an Elevator

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Trapped in the lift

So this fella gets stuck in an elevator in NY City for 41 hours and it's all been recorded on the CCTV in the lift...

Watch the speeded up video of his ordeal.

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Shockwave Simulations

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http://phet.colorado.edu/sims/string-wave/string-wave.swf

Time-killer to be endlessly tampered with...and if this is isn't enough find others of the same ilk

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Musical Rollercoaster

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Ride the musical rollercoaster

Video made to a piece of classical music where you can experience riding the musical staves as if it was a rollercoaster ride...fantastic!

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Pizza Delivery Man Stories

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http://tipthepizzaguy.com/stories/

"These are true stories that happened while in the process of delivering pizza. You may be surprised at what you find. There are 306 stories in the collection and growing. The most recently submitted appears first."

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Creative Ads

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http://www.dxyne.com/creativeads/

Cool adverts on bags, buses and cups - things are not what they seem...

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