July 2010 Archives

Knitted Dissected Animals

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http://snipurl.com/101by8

"This is what happens when Grandma skips her medication!"

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Prisoners' Inventions

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http://www.temporaryservices.org/pi_overview.html

"This project was a collaboration with Angelo, an incarcerated artist. He illustrated many incredible inventions made by prisoners to fill needs that the restrictive environment of the prison tries to suppress. The inventions cover everything from homemade sex dolls, condoms, salt and pepper shakers to chess sets. We collaborated on this project with Angelo for over two years. We had many additional collaborators who made a book, exhibition of re-created inventions and a prison cell possible. This page offers an overview of the project thus far."

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a cigarette lighter - there are larger readable images on site and photos of all the stuff







Harmonic Wheel

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http://wheelof.com/whitney/index.php?var=v1

More of the internet widget category that I have been posting about recently.

"In three minutes, the largest dot will travel around the circle once, the next largest dot will travel around the circle twice, the next largest dot three times, and so on.The dots are arranged to trigger notes on a chromatic scale when they pass the line"

There are 20 variations of this with harmonic and chromatic scales and others all generated together with the use of a  graphic.

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Animated Fractals

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http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/fractals/animated/

According to the Cambridge dictionary a fractal is "a complicated irregular line or pattern in mathematics built from simple repeated shapes that are reduced in size every time they are repeated"

These are animated ones....

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Cool Kaleidoscope Effect

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http://www.zefrank.com/byokal/kal2.html

Interactive kaleidoscope widget.

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Screamin' Beans

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http://www.simonpanrucker.com/beans.swf

Nice bit of interactive Shockwave Flash.

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Evolution Of The Boob

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http://www.playboy.com/girls/landingpages/evolution-of-the-boob/

Page on the Playboy site which describes and illustrates how women's breasts have been portrayed in all the decades since the 1950s.

Apparently around the time of the Cuban missile crisis boobs started to look like missiles themselves...

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Miss July 1957 - Jean Jani



The Recurring Prop Newspaper

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http://u.nu/6qznb

"If you watch enough television shows and movies, then you might even start to notice that a bunch of the same props are used over and over again. I first noticed this with a magazine prop in various television shows including Married With Children, which featured a gum advertisement on the back cover. Someone on Reddit recently put together a compilation of photos from various television shows, commercials and movies, showing how one newspaper prop gets around and is reused, and reused again."

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Al  from 'Married with Children' with said paper

Logos With Hidden Symbols

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http://snipurl.com/zk3mh

Company logos with hidden meanings embedded in them.

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many people believe that Pac-Man is behind the LG logo here

If Lottery Tickets Were Honest

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http://snipurl.com/zijjk

When I lived in Vancouver I had a job related to the lottery. There are people around who are hopelessly addicted to lottery, even though many of them are aware that the odds of getting lucky are ridiculously remote.

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Remembering D-Day, 66 Years Ago

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http://snipurl.com/zgvzt

Awesome pictures of the fateful day - many reproduced in colour.

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Self Kiss Diorama

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http://pupsam.free.fr/pupsam_selfkisss_diaporama.html

Edited photos of people engaged in a kiss with themselves!

Sorry, was not able to post a preview example of these but follow the link above to see the collection

Surf The Telly

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http://www.neave.com/television/

Channel-hoppers paradise. Click the screen to change to another random channel...

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For our cousins in the USA - tongue-in-cheek clip taking the mick out of the US Government.


Early 1900s In Colour

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http://snipurl.com/za0mq

Photos taken during the early years of the last century digitally redone in glorious technicolour.

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Funniest Sale Signs

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http://u.nu/7g75d

When is a good deal not such a good deal? This collection of pics proves that sales / marketing folks do have a good sense of humour.

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http://snipurl.com/z873q

Often the best part of a sports match is the bit when a streaker decides to liven up the proceedings. It doesn't happen very often these days but it has happened often enough that someone has been able to create this page dedicated to the streakers.

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Automotive Acronyms

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http://www.ridelust.com/awesome-automotive-acronyms/

According to Wikipedia acronyms are 'abbreviations that are formed using the initial components in a phrase or name.'

Find various acronyms related to your own make of car...

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  • Bimbette Murder Weapon
  • Big Money Wasted
  • Brings Me Women
  • Beyond My Wages
  • Beautiful Models Wanted
  • Bavarian Manure Wagon


Defying Gravity

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http://u.nu/3iivc

"Li Wei's impossible photography art."

Pictures that appear to defy the law of gravity. Photoshopped, yes but great effects.

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25 Strange Boat Names

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http://snipurl.com/z0xnc

Owners of these boats were probably Captain Pugwash fans...

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Between The Seconds

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http://u.nu/4nysc

"With the click of a shutter sometimes we become privy to the strange world that occurs between the seconds."

More in the same vein to the 'Photos taken at exactly the right moment' posts.

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Best Of Baby Turtles

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http://snipurl.com/yqz61

A collection of baby turtle pictures from around the web.

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100 Skills Every Man Should Know

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http://snipurl.com/ylcl1

A very useful page this - looks like I'll need to give this one closer inspection. The categories are:

  • automotive
  • handling emergencies
  • home
  • medical myths
  • military know-how
  • outdoors
  • primitive skills
  • surviving extremes
  • teach your kids
  • technology
  • master key workshop tools

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reverse hypothermia

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