January 2011 Archives

Zoomified

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http://snipurl.com/1xhxf7

Collection of photos on the Flickr site - these are all magnified images of various stuff.

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velcro being pulled apart

Energy for Free?

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http://magenergy.us/

Article about a couple of Australian engineers who have invented a generator that produces over 5 times the amount of energy that it consumes. The device apparently works with the use of magnets..

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What Does 200 Calories Look Like?

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http://www.wisegeek.com/what-does-200-calories-look-like.htm

"Some foods have significantly more Calories than others but what does the difference actually look like. Each of the photographs below represents 200 Calories of the particular type of food; the images are sorted from low to high calorie density. When you consider that an entire plate of broccoli contains the same number of Calories as a small spoonful of peanut butter, you might think twice the next time you decide what to eat. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average adult needs to consume about 2000 - 2500 Calories to maintain their weight. In other words, you have a fixed amount of Calories to "spend" each day; based on the following pictures, which would you eat?"

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Kiwi fruit - 328g = 200 calories

Project Implicit

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https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/demo/takeatest.html

Various tests which should reveal key psychological traits in yourself.

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30 Longest Tongues Ever

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http://www.smosh.com/smosh-pit/photos/30-longest-tongues-ever

I'll refrain from making some arbitrary dirty comment about this page..Although if these are for real then I'm not sure how these people manage to actually fit their tongues inside their mouths..

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10 Weirdest New Animals of 2010

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http://snipurl.com/1wobdd

We are still a long way from being familiar with all species of fauna on this planet. Many new species are still being discovered every year in remote forests and the depth of the oceans. This page is a selection of the ones discovered last year.

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the Tube-Nosed Fruit Bat or "Yoda Bat" found in Papua New Guinea


Photos Stored in Camera for 68 Years

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http://goo.gl/eLrJA

Recently revealed photos taken of the Pearl Harbour Bombing.

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taken with a camera that looked like this

...with one letter!

Engrish

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http://www.engrish.com/

For the vast majority of the world's population English is not their first language and I think all native speakers of any language will always find amusement in folks stumbling attempts to try and speak it

It's no different for English speakers...

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Brand Name Parodies

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http://www.worth1000.com/contests/2131/contest
http://www.worth1000.com/contests/1645/contest

Photoshop contest to make the most fun out of household brands...

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Nude Men Clock

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http://lovedbdb.com/nudemenClock/

Available as a web page, iPhone app and PC/Mac app as well. This thing does actually tell you the correct time!

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How to Say Your Name in Japanese

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http://www.rcs.k12.va.us/csjh/japanesename.htm

Input your name and through the magic of Javascript it spits out the Japanese equivalent into a new browser window.

This is what it said to me: 'Your Japanese name is Riamu nichirasu.'

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Font & Typography Humour

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http://snipurl.com/1velme

Don't think people could make jokes out of fonts and typeface?

Think again...

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Destroyed Apple Products

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Index of Calculators

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http://www.bankrate.com/calculators/index-of-calculators.aspx

Use Bankrate's calculators to compare mortgage, home equity and auto loan costs, perfect your budget, pay down debt, and plan for your retirement and investing goals.

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YouTube Picks #115 - People are Awesome

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Many of these are real but some are clearly fakes..

Actual Excuses

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http://www.strangeplaces.net/weirdthings/excuses.html

Collection of "actual excuse notes from parents (including spelling)" from the Office of Educational Assessment at the University of Washington.

"My son is under a doctor's care and should not take P.E. today. Please execute him."

"
Dear School: Please ekscuse John being absent on Jan. 28, 29, 30, 31,32, and also 33."

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Please excuse Tommy for being absent yesterday. He had diarrhea and his boots leak."

More of this at above page..

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Hong Kong Films Actual Subtitles

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http://www.strangeplaces.net/weirdthings/subtitles.html

"I am damn unsatisfied to be killed in this way. "

"Quiet or I'll blow your throat up."

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I got knife scars more than the number of your leg's hair!"

More of these on above page..

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One-Liners and Proverbs

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http://snipurl.com/1tr0tg

 - "A Committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing, but as a group decide that nothing can be done"

 - A college professor asked his class a question. If Philadelphia is 100 miles from New York and Chicago is 1000 miles from Philadelphia and Los Angles is 2000 miles from Chicago, how old am I.
One student in the back of the class raised his hand and when called upon said "Professor your 44.."
The Professor said "you're absolutely correct, but tell me how did you arrive at the answer so quickly?"
The student said. "You see professor I have a brother, he's 22 and he's half nuts."

More of this at above site..

Unintentionally Amusing Book Covers

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http://snipurl.com/1tmkh7

Many of these contain "words" that did not exist when these books were originally written - now with a modern lexicon it has led to some unfortunately named books..

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50 Unsexiest Men Alive 2010

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http://snipurl.com/1tev7j

If I was famous I'd probably be on this page somewhere.

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#2 - the men of Nickelback

Star Trek TNG - Rare Photos

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http://snipurl.com/1t1ws7

Rare pics of the cast and crew of Star Trek The Next Generation.

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Microwaves And Water

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http://glowing-health.com/poisons/microwaves-and-water.html

These pictures show the results of watering plants with water heated in a microwave oven compared with those watered with purified water. Is it just me or do you find this slightly worrying?

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Awful Library Books

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http://awfullibrarybooks.net/

"This site is a collection of library holdings that we find amusing and maybe questionable for libraries trying to maintain a current and relevant collection."

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from 'What is Bowling?'

1000 Awesome Things

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http://1000awesomethings.com/

"1000 Awesome Things is just a time-ticking countdown of 1000 awesome things. Launched June, 2008 and updated every weekday."

It's currently down to #337.

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#338 - when the bus driver stops especially to let you off near your home..



Pessimist's World

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Map of the world made by someone with rather a negative outlook on things.

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Magnificent WTFmobiles

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http://snipurl.com/1relfr

"People take pride in their automobiles, which in some cases means they modify their vehicles to reflect their personality, which in some cases means they do everything in their power to make their cars look as retarded as possible."

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TIME's 2010 Person Of The Year

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http://snipurl.com/1r9m0l

Polls have now closed and it's now all up to TIME magazine's editors...

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Mensa Workout

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http://www.mensa.org/workout.php

Mensa is the world organization for people with IQs is the top 2% of the population. This quiz is not to test your IQ but is just for fun.

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