January 2009 Archives

Simply Fired

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This link was first posted on this blog on November 1st 2007

http://www.simplyfired.com/blog/

SimplyFired.com is another blog-based site with many hilarious and some quite unbelievable stories submitted by people about why they were fired from their jobs or simply had to leave for some ridiculous reason. Some good videos up here as well. Read, watch and submit your own story on this site.getting-fired.jpg


Adobe Cards

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http://www.adobecards.com/

Take a look at what you can do in Flash these days...

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Very Funny Ads

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http://www.veryfunnyads.com/

I wouldn't say these were very funny, but they are all good for a chuckle. Watch video clips of adverts in various categories...

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Carlsberg ads are usually good for a laugh...

YouTube Picks #24 - Insane Street Football

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2008 Mug Shots Of The Year

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http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2008/1217081mugyear1.html

"What makes a good photograph? A compelling subject, proper lighting, and exquisite composition would certainly be components. But what makes a good mug shot? A compelling subject, of course. And a cow costume never hurts."

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Unnecessary Knowledge

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http://www.unnecessaryknowledge.com/

Did you know that tigers have striped skin as well as fur? Or that the average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long?

Click the 'Generate' button at the top to scroll through them.

Get your useless trivia here!

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this one must have done about 32 miles

What Are The Odds?

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http://www.funny2.com/odds.htm

Ever wondered what the odds of injury from using a chainsaw were? Or the odds of you dating a supermodel?

Well apparently it's 4,464 to 1 and 88,000 to 1.

Of course you'd be assuming that all human beings were exactly the same, looked the same and went about life in exactly the same way all the time, but hey, this still makes for a bit of interesting reading...

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this fella knows all about it

Geograph The British Isles

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This link was first posted on this blog on October 31st 2007

http://www.geograph.org.uk/

This project aims to cover every map grid square in Britain with photographic footage. You can browse pictures of your own home town (or street in many cases) or submit your own photos to the project to be featured on the site.

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this is the coverage map at the moment

How Strong Is Your Password?

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http://www.passwordmeter.com/

If you're like me then you have 7 or 8 different passwords that you have to remember on a daily basis. Some passwords are weak and some are strong. Generally speaking, passwords should have a mixture of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols to be really strong. However if the letters spell out a word or a name, or the numbers are sequential then things like that serve to weaken your passwords.

Some passwords can easily be guessed - especially if you actually know the person the password belongs to, and, if not then there are such things as dictionary attacks or brute force attacks which try different combinations of characters at the speed of the hacker's computer.

This page tests the strength of your passwords, gives you a strength percentage figure and allows you to see the weaknesses present in your passwords. Awesome!

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Little People - A Tiny Street Art Project

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http://www.little-people.blogspot.com/

A collection of pairs of pictures of 'little people' - one is in close-up and the other gives perspective.

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"they're not pets, Susan..."

YouTube Picks #23 - Shrimp on a Treadmill

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...to the Benny Hill tune in the background


Face Averages

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http://www.faceresearch.org/demos/average

You start with a load of pictures of anonymous faces - select as many as you like, click the button and the computer will generate a face which is an average of all the faces you selected...it's like a freaky kind of photo-fit...

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Endless Senseless Collaborative Book!

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http://www.writesomething.net/

Write something. Anything!!

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Good Plastic Surgery

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http://www.goodplasticsurgery.com/

Before and after pictures of some of Hollywood's vainer citizens...

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Julia Roberts' sexy teeth

Hot or Not?

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This link was first posted on this blog on October 30th 2007

http://www.hotornot.com/

Submit a flattering picture of yourself to this famous website and people will rate you on how sexy you are! Or alternatively just vote on other people's hotness - either way a brilliant and much talked about site when it first appeared.

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Urban Knitting

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http://deputy-dog.com/2008/11/urban-knitting-worlds-most-inoffensive.html

"There's a new form of graffiti in town, and it's extremely pleasant. so pleasant that i can't imagine even the harshest critics of regular graffiti getting wound up. I mean, who in their right mind would come face to face with a sweater-wearing tree and do anything but smile?"

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Perception

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http://g33klite.com/index.php/images/interesting/448-perception

This is a fantastic collection of pictures taken at exactly the right angle, giving new meaning to what would be merely normal situations.

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YouTube Picks #22 - Chess Clay Stop Motion

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Apologies for not posting for a couple of days - I'm working back shifts this week and have had problems finding the time to post.

This clip must have taken a long while to make - kudos to ricx78...


Statue Molesters

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http://www.statuemolesters.com/

There are many different types of statues in this world - and all sorts of ways of making fun of them. Check out everyone's attempts at creating humour from them.

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Dangerous Driver

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http://www.thecarconnection.com/dangerous-quiz/

Take the quiz and find out how dangerous a driver you are.



How dangerous of a driver are you?

74 Optical Illusions and Visual Phenomena

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This link was first posted on this blog on October 29th 2007

http://www.michaelbach.de/ot/

There are many sites on this topic but this collection is well worth a look with many classics and some new stuff included.

Take the full tour for the full experience...

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the middle part looks to be distorted right? Look closer - every single tile is a symmetrical square...

Yogi Berra

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http://www.rinkworks.com/said/yogiberra.shtml

Lawrence Peter 'Yogi' Berra is a former major league baseball player who was voted into the Hall of Fame. Berra, who quit school in the eighth grade, has a tendency toward malapropism (substitution of an incorrect word for a word with a similar sound, usually to comic effect) and fracturing the English language in highly provocative, interesting ways. Simultaneously denying and confirming his reputation, Berra once stated, "I didn't really say everything I said."

This page is a collection of his most notorious quotes...

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Future Apple Products?

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http://www.mdolla.com/2008/12/apple-future-products-gifts-xmas-ideas.html

Apple Inc. have led the way with many of their products - iPod and iPhone to name but a couple of them. I wonder what life would be like for us if these products ever came onto the market...

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YouTube Picks #21 - Women In Art

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Paintings say so much more than just mere words...


20 Store Signs That You Can't Make Up

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http://www.uncoached.com/2008/11/20/20-store-signs-that-you-just-cant-make-up/

From the fast-food store called 'Turd Baby' to the unfortunate alignment of storefront signs reading 'Guns &' 'Family Dentistry'.

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Work For Obama!

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http://www.change.gov/page/s/application

"This website is designed to provide prospective applicants with information to help them apply for positions in the Obama-Biden Administration. President-Elect Obama will make appointments throughout the federal government. Some positions will require Senate confirmation while others will not. Some appointments will be made during the transition process and others during the early part of the new Administration."

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the man himself

125 Questions - What Don't We Know Yet?

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This link was first posted on this blog on October 28th 2007

http://www.sciencemag.org/sciext/125th/

We already know a helluva lot about our world - and science in general is so much more advanced now than it was just 100 years ago. This scientific site contains lectures on the stuff that we do not yet know about i.e. the mysteries of our universe which have still not yet been unlocked. Should keep the researchers busy for years to come.

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A Black Hole

Unnatural Wonders

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http://www.thom.org/gallery/unnat/

If you've been alive over 10 years then no doubt you will have seen pictures of the 7 Wonders of the World.

These are the man-made equivalents of them.

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Car-Henge

Wonders in Tin Foil

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http://www.picdumps.com/picdumps-sachen-aus-alufolie-2063.htm

It's amazing what you can do with a bit of foil....

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