August 2009 Archives

Faces Of Meth


View before and after shots of methamphetamine users. It doesn't appear to do much for your complexion...


Last Minute Auction


Site lists items on eBay currently selling for a dollar or less with only an hour or less to go...

Pick up your bargains here!


The $39 Experiment


This is the story of a bloke who buys a roll of 100 stamps for $39 and uses these stamps to send out 100 letters to 100 different household products companies. In the letters he asks for free stuff to be sent. This page documents the results of each letter.


American Seven Deadly Sins Mapped


"One nation, seven sins: Geographers measure propensity for evil in states, counties."

Each of the sins has been mapped out according to strict calculations which are quite scientific in their nature.

So anyway it looks like somewhere called Clark County comes out the worst - I've googled it and there's a Clark County in Nevada and one in Washington as well - not sure which one this page is referring to...


"Lust was calculated by compiling the number of sexually transmitted diseases -- HIV, AIDS, syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea -- reported per capita."



"Hunch is a new way to help people make all kinds of decisions, such as:
  • Where should I go on vacation?
  • What's the best US college for me?
  • What kind of smartphone is right for me?
  • Which museum should I visit in the Netherlands?
  • What blog should I read?

Results are based on the collective knowledge of Hunch's users. Hunch already has more than 2,500 possible topics, and Hunch users add new topics every day."



"Spotify is a new way to enjoy music. Simply download and install, before you know it you’ll be singing along to the genre, artist or song of your choice. With Spotify you are never far away from the song you want."

"There are no restrictions in terms of what you can listen to or when. Forget about the hassle of waiting for files to download and fill up your hard drive before you get round to organising them. Spotify is instant, fun and simple."

So listen to your favourite tunes wherever you are without having to download them to your hard drive.


Pick The Perp


Think you can tell something about a person just by their appearance? Well you can test this theory out on this site. The nature of the crime is given and you are asked to pick the perpetrator of that crime out of a line-up of 5 people.

Note/ I don't believe the term 'perp' is used anymore by the cops in the States but I don't live over there so I may well be wrong on that...

Anyway I got 7 right out of 25 and by doing simple maths if it was entirely random I should have got only 5 so maybe there is something to it after all.


this guy probably just sneezed but he looks the part so probably gets arrested all the time

Weird Animal Babies


"Have you ever wondered what the babies of bats, aye-ayes, hedgehogs, echidnas or pygmy marmosets look like? Well, now you can find out. Unusual as some of these animals are, the babies will surely trigger some awww-inspiring moments."

Note sure why these are being described as 'weird' - surely they're just little baby animals??


I'd wager that these are baby hedgehogs...

See Through The World Around You


"Award-winning photographer Nick Veasey uses a variety of specialized imaging equipment to create images that see within. Often collaborating with scientists and boffins, he has built a strong body of work that enables the viewer to appreciate what goes on underneath the surface."


Top Secret Recipes


Have you ever wondered what goes in the Big Mac sauce? Or the recipe for KFC coleslaw? Or a 7-Eleven Cherry Slurpee?

Make your own with the aid of the recipes on this site...


Galumpia Adult


Okay so at first glance this looks like a run-of-the-mill porn site. But actually it's not porn at all - click on the thumbnails to see what the pictures are really of. Very clever!


Bus Songs


Ever wanted to sing that nursery rhyme to your kids but keep on forgetting how the lyrics go? This site has the largest collection of children's music on the Internet - with lyrics, videos, and music for 2,069 kid's songs and nursery rhymes.




"Where the World watches the World"

Browse 000's of webcams situated all over the planet...


Waikoloa, Hawaii.

Art With Folded Paper


"Simon Schubert is a German artist and sculptor. He uses paper creases and folds to create incredible works of art. He also does portraits and all the reflections in the mirrors."


Ear Candling


"Ear candling, also called ear coning or thermal-auricular therapy, is an alternative medicine practice claimed to improve general health and well-being by lighting one end of a hollow candle and placing the other end in the ear canal. According to medical researchers, it is both dangerous and ineffective."

This is a link to the Wiki page telling you all about the practise.


Enterprise Bridge Panorama


360 degree panorama of the bridge of the USS Starship Enterprise.


Zip Skinny


"Enter your zip code to see US Census data and comparisons with neighbouring ZIPs."

I guess this is only of interest to our US cousins unless anyone knows of something similar for the UK??


US Debt Clock


Real-time window into the details of the US debt figures. The big number is currently at 11 and a half TRILLION dollars (and counting).


True to its word, there's some real horrors on this page. I cannot even start to understand how the victims of these go about coping with life. Very sad.


"Jose Mestre suffers from haemangioma, a condition that causes abnormalities in the capillaries and veins in his face. Blood pools in his face, which has caused him to develop a huge weeping facial tumor. He is commonly called “The Man with No Face.” He has refused medical treatment because he is a Jehovah’s Witness."

Warning Signs


Tongue-in-cheek look at some signs - both real and made-up.


"Today a nuisance, tomorrow a serious problem and possibly even damage risk. As our exoselves become more and more dynamic and linked to our biological minds a loss of connectivity could cause breakups of our extended minds."

Crossword Tips


Need a bit of help with those last couple of clues? This is the site to help you. Just enter the number of letters and the known letters and it will suggest the possibilities.


"Step right up and help us confiscate guns! Make a phone call with an anonymous tip an well pay you tax free cash once we get the guns!"

The White House Museum


"1.5 million visitors go through the real White House each year. But they see only a handful of rooms. Even special tours visit only a handful more."

"This online tour will take you through more than 140 areas in the grounds and mansion of the White House with photos and illustrations going back more than 200 years."


California Girl


Tasteful pictures of the 2009 Miss California - Carrie Prejean.


Ron Mueck: Hyper-Realist Sculptor


"Ron Mueck is an Australian hyper-realist sculptor working in the UK. His incredible sculptures of creepy, grotesque, mottled skin and uncannily gigantic proportional figures have adorned the Millennium Dome as well as Charles Saatchi’s living room for a number of years now. It would be fair to say, Mueck’s one of the leading contemporary artists of today."


Bumper Banner


Search or browse through hundreds of categorized bumper stickers which you can print out and then stick on your rear bumper (or maybe bedroom wall if you don't have a car).


P.S. it might be a better effect if you are a bit more selective than this


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