October 2008 Archives

25 Most Interesting Webcams In the World

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25 Best Webcams 2007

25 Best Webcams 2006

25 Best Webcams 2005

The best of the best - windows to the world...

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PiranhaCam

Funny Bikinis

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http://fresh99.com/funny-bikinis.htm

Funny bikinis (and a few thongs too). I suspect there's not many women who would have the balls to wear some of these - ah, hold on - that didn't come out quite right...

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Unique Sofa Designs

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http://freshome.com/2008/09/08/35-of-the-most-unique-creative-sofa-designs/

"One of the most important things to do while furnishing your living room is to get good sofa sets. In today's article we will present 35 of the most interesting & creative sofa designs that you can find on the internet …"

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http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=p2H1Vj8_xYw

Impressionist does a lot of quick impressions in quick succession...


Birthday Calculator

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http://www.paulsadowski.com/BirthDay.asp

Use the drop-downs to enter your birthdate and you're presented with many many facts and figures about it.

From mine:

"Your date of conception was on or about 7 January 1969 which was a Tuesday."

"You were born in the Chinese year of the Rooster"

"Your Native American Zodiac sign is Raven; your plant is Ivy."

and a whole lot more...

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Worldometer

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http://www.worldometers.info/

See real-time world statistics in all sorts of areas of interest from population and military spending to the number of tons of beings' biological waste produced. The counters are running!

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13 Things That Do Not Make Sense

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This link was first posted on this blog on October 17th 2007

http://space.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=mg18524911.600

If you like your science then this page will be of interest. It's all about things that scientists at present do not understand and cannot explain.

Learn about the placebo effect, dark matter, cold fusion and more - although of course the articles describe rather than explain.

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"The distribution of dark matter obtained from a large numerical simulation"

More Cowbell Please

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http://www.morecowbell.dj/

Upload an MP3 song, adjust the cowbell setting and listen to your converted track...

Here's one prepared earlier...

 
http://www.cracked.com/article_16614_terrifying-inevitable-future-advertising.html

"No man can know what the future will look like, but we're willing to go out on a limb and say that 1) there will still be advertising and 2) it will be even more annoying than it is now."

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Play With Spider

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http://www.onemotion.com/flash/spider/

"An experimental project to make a natural spider in Flash"

Move the spider with your mouse or hit the space bar to deposit little insects which the spider locates and eats.

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YouTube Picks #10 - He's Dead Jim

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The immortal (sic) words - uttered again and again...



Photos Worth Freezing

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http://wowcoolpics.blogspot.com/2008/09/photos-worth-freezing.html

Similar to my series of "photos taken at exactly the right time" although these are an entirely new set of pics.

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Fun Event and Activity Ideas

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http://www.thesource4ym.com/teenlingo/index.asp

Are you looking for some good youth activities to do besides the same 'ol bowling or miniature golf? Check out some of these ideas for a fun night!

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Dead fish...olympics

Solar Death Ray

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This link was first posted on this blog on 16th October 2007

http://www.solardeathray.com/ 

I know that Mythbusters did this kind of thing on one of their shows but this site takes it a lot further.

Gruesome pictures of things gradually being melted by the ray with a running commentary.

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Bembo's Zoo

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http://www.bemboszoo.com/Bembo.swf

Bembo is the name given to an old style serif typeface based upon a face cut by Francesco Griffo, first printed in February 1495. Click on a letter of the alphabet and watch all the letters transform into an animal with the relevant sound effects. Done in Shockwave Flash.

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Cat's Sleeping Positions

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http://www.zuzafun.com/cats-sleeping-positions

There's something very calming about these pics - if you're in a bit of a bad mood then have a quick browse through this page and it will probably cheer you up.

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70 Amazing Business Cards

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http://www.fubiz.net/blog/index.php?2008/06/04/1692-70-amazing-business-cards

There's some pretty cool designs in amongst this lot. Inspiration for the Mah Boon Krong crowd!

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YouTube Picks #9 - 80 Years In 39 Seconds

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Watch a person aging very fast - not sure how they managed to make this video - must have been magic...




...photoshop magic, that is...
http://matadornights.com/12-coolest-art-installations-in-the-history-of-burning-man/

"From spiritual enlightenment to experimental collaboration to sheer mind-tripping revelry, numerous motivations drive Burners to make the yearly pilgrimage to Black Rock City NV. But one core principal unites them all: radical self-expression..."

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Big Rig jig

Let Them Sing It For You

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http://www.sr.se/p1/src/sing/#

Type in your own lyrics and the little player sings them back for you to listen.

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Self-Balancing Electric Motorized Unicycle

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This link was first posted on this site on Oct 15th 2007

http://tlb.org/eunicycle.html

Is this the answer to our urban traffic woes?  This page also includes instructions on building your own...and you can download the software for the circuitry as well...mighty cool!

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Faces in Places

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http://facesinplaces.blogspot.com/

"A photographic collection of faces found in everyday places."

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Audio Cookbook

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http://audiocookbook.org/

"Recipes for sound design."

All about sound effects - there's a new one posted every day.

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There's one this week for creaky wooden floors

How To Clean Stuff

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http://www.howtocleanstuff.net/

Ever wondered how to clean your remote control? Or your baby's fingernails? Wonder no more - this site is your friend!

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Baby fingernails...

Sex and the Olympic City

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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/olympics/article4582421.ece

Is the Olympic village a sordid sex-fest?

"I am often asked if the Olympic village - the vast restaurant and housing conglomeration that hosts the world's top athletes for the duration of the Games - is the sex-fest it is cracked up to be. My answer is always the same: too right it is."

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Ever wanted to watch a plant grow but not had the time to sit around for months on end while it did? Well this is a time-lapse of a vine growing - not only does it grow, but it attaches itself to obstacles placed near it as well...


Flaming Cursor

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http://www.flamingcursor.com/

I can think of a few ways that this could be made even better, nice idea though...

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2 To The Power Of 100

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This link was first posted on October 14th 2007

http://nathan.link9.net/?page=2_of_100th

If you fold a piece of paper in half, cut along the crease then stack the halves on top of each other...then do this again 99 more times how tall would the stack of paper be? The answer will absolutely blow you away - guaranteed...

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Seeing stars??

The Hand Puppet Master - Video

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http://www.maniacworld.com/Hand-Puppet-Master.html

Silhouette puppetry at its best. Most people can manage a dog after a bit of practice but this person is absolutely awesome!

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Totally Looks Like

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http://totallylookslike.com/

Check out the comparisons that people have made on this site. People can look like other people, animals or just plain objects.

You can also build your own here and have your own looks-like pictures on the site...

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Amy Winehouse looks like Keith Richard? I can see it!

Very Short Stories

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http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.11/sixwords.html

"We'll be brief: Hemingway once wrote a story in just six words ("For sale: baby shoes, never worn.") and is said to have called it his best work. So we asked sci-fi, fantasy, and horror writers from the realms of books, TV, movies, and games to take a shot themselves.

Dozens of our favorite auteurs put their words to paper, and five master graphic designers took them to the drawing board. Sure, Arthur C. Clarke refused to trim his ("God said, 'Cancel Program GENESIS.' The universe ceased to exist."), but the rest are concise masterpieces."

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Arthur C. Clarke

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