August 2010 Archives

Robot Generators

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http://snipurl.com/110mq9

Listing of pages to do with computer generator programs in many different genres.

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random excuse generator



Rollercoaster Pranks

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http://snipurl.com/10v3j7

"A well-built roller coaster is a beautiful thing, combining the thrill of being thrown around sharp curves at high velocities with the safety of ... being thrown around sharp curves at high velocities."

"Most theme parks try to offset the cost of these multimillion dollar machines by snapping pictures at the scariest part of the ride, then selling you the "souvenir photos" for $20. Fortunately, anonymous pranksters have taken advantage of these terrifying photo ops in a variety of clever ways..."

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Texts From Last Night

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http://textsfromlastnight.com/

The creators of the site say "Our goal was to create a site that was revealing in nature while concealing the identity of everyone involved."

(The site) "was founded in February 2009 by two friends for reasons that may or may not include: the tendency to press send more easily as the night turns to morning, friends' social habits, disgraced government officials, exes, law school, closing down bars and leaving tabs open, general debauchery and/or a common disgust for all the negativity surrounding the 'sexting' phenomenon."

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Unfortunately Burned Out Signs

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http://snipurl.com/10tdg9

It's a fact of life - neon signs will burn out and sometimes with the most unfortunate (and often funny) consequences...

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oh yes it is indeed

Inside Insides

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http://insideinsides.blogspot.com/

Magnetic resonance imaging of various foodstuffs.

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                          a cabbage

Inventors And Inventions

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http://www.enchantedlearning.com/inventors/

Browse on inventors, types of invention, nationalities of inventors and so on.

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John Logie Baird (Scotland) invented the television




Hair Don'ts

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http://u.nu/9d5ve

Have a look at some of these pictures of bad hairstyles and bear them in mind the next time you have a haircut.

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Who Does The Simpsons Voices?

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http://u.nu/2edue

Diagram shows you which voice actors do the various characters' voices in The Simpsons cartoons.

Click link above or on picture to see a readable version.

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Ship Tracker

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http://www.sailwx.info/shiptrack/shiplocations.phtm

It was my dream when I was a kid to join the merchant navy. While it never worked out like that for me I find this site absolutely fascinating. You can track ships all around the world, zoom in for just those in a particular area or specify based on latitude and longitude positions.

You can also get tide information and hurricane positions as well.

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all the ships currently at sea in the world today

If Star Wars Was Real

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http://snipurl.com/10pqj6

What if it was? Then these pictures would look right for a start - and there is clearly something amiss here!

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Minimalist Public Figures

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http://www.buzzfeed.com/besi/minimalist-public-figures-thx

You should recognize many of these people despite the fact that their features have all been minimalized.

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Mahatma Gandhi




YouTube Picks #97 - Living My Life Faster

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One photograph taken daily every day for several years all put together into the one video clip...

AA Comic Strips

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http://www.ep.tc/aa-comics/index.htm

A complete set of 1968-1974 Alcoholics Anonymous comic strips.

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Nun

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http://www.sfpg.com/animation/nun/nun.html

Animated Hangman game - it's definitely better than the normal Hangman anyway.

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the nun in the game is not as happy as this one

Price Tag Fails

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http://u.nu/6xcne

Some of these might be innocent mistakes, but I imagine most of them are the result of bored workers.

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Deep Thoughts

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http://www.deepthoughtsbyjackhandey.com/

There's a new one every day.

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Camouflage In The Animal World

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http://u.nu/6khke

"Some animals have sharp teeth, some have fragile wings, some are predators, some chew on grass, but they all need to survive. Even if harder to believe, some carnivores can be extinct pretty fast, if they don’t find an “intelligent” method of hunting."

50 awesome photos of natural camouflage amongst animals.

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a hidden shrimp

The Forbes Celebrity 100

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http://snipurl.com/10fk2l

Oprah Winfrey is #1 with Kate Moss a distant #92. Drill through each name for more on that particular celebrity.

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12 Brilliant And Useful Inventions

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http://snipurl.com/10dved

I would expect most of us have seen the new Dyson bladeless fan already but what about the self-retractable speed bump and the thing that ties your shoelaces for you?

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2-way toothpaste


Common Misconceptions

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_misconceptions

Wikipedia page containing list of common or popular misconceptions contains some fallacious, misleading, or otherwise flawed ideas which are well-documented to be both widely believed and factually incorrect.

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Critical Past

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http://www.criticalpast.com/

More than 57,000 historic videos and 7 million photos in one of the world's largest collections of royalty-free archival stock footage (you can watch for free but it costs if you want to download the vids).

You can search for clips linked to your own birthday which is quite interesting.



10 Of The World's Greatest Jobs

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http://oddee.com/item_96855.aspx

From World of Warcraft tester to condom tester these jobs have been judged as being the best to have.

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bed tester - this job would certainly do me I'm thinking as I slowly progress through my night-shift week...

42 Fails Caught At The Right Moment

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http://u.nu/5x9be

Pictures taken right on the cusp of something happening.

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Unusual Design Of Ordinary Things

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http://snipurl.com/103zng

Just as it says on the tin - or in this case, in the title...

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Creative Unique Manholes

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http://www.interbent.com/creative-unique-funny-manholes/

Humble manhole covers elevated to another level by creative artists...

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As part of the water conservation campaign for Dublin City, this vinyl sticker was placed over an actual manhole. It appeared as if someone had sealed the drain with a giant sink plug.

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