February 2011 Archives

Snowflakes

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http://snipurl.com/25xplz

Snowflakes apparently come in many shapes and sizes. This page documents the different types of snowflakes and the research that has been done on them.

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a Dendrite Star


Book Origami

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http://www.recyclart.org/2011/01/book-origami/

Advanced paper folding done with whole books..

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Shit my Kids Ruined

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http://www.shitmykidsruined.com/

Illustrating the awesome destructive force that is your kids when left to their own devices..

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Entertaining 404 Error Pages

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http://snipurl.com/2548ml

A 404 is an HTTP response code to tell you that while your browser could connect to the server, the page you were trying to browse to is not actually there. It's one of the most common error responses so many websites have their own custom 404 error page. These are some of them.

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3D No Glasses

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http://snipurl.com/24sq6m

"Who's got two thumbs and needs glasses to see 3D? Not this guy! Francois Vogel's figured out a way to remove those pesky spectacles from the equation, and he's ready to revolutionize the stereoscopic industry forever."

http://tpdsaa.tumblr.com/page/1

Marketing folks pretty much have to get excited about their ideas, But your average bod on the street probably doesn't bat an eyelid..this is all about how we don't react to marketing campaigns..

(there's 5 pages of these)

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Word Associations

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http://www.chrisharrison.net/projects/wordassociation/index.html

Visualizing Google's bi-gram data. (whatever that means). Actually Wikipedia says "Bigrams or digrams are groups of two written letters, two syllables, or two words, and are very commonly used as the basis for simple statistical analysis of text."

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YouTube Picks #120 - Metrodome Roof Collapse

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10 Most Bone-Crushing Cheerleader Hits

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http://goo.gl/OQgoB

"Don't let anyone kid you, being a cheerleader is one of the most dangerous jobs in sports. They're always getting tossed in in air hoping somebody catches them, they have to stand on top of unstable human pyramids and they always have to be on their toes because they could get crushed on the sidelines at any moment. And if that's not enough, they have to deal with constant sexual harassment from mascots."

More of these at above site..

Hello, my name is Matthew...

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http://theoatmeal.com/blog/handwriting

With the advent of the computer keyboard, it's inevitable that people's handwriting skills will suffer. This is just the beginning of that...

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Salad Women

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http://snipurl.com/230u6q

Women laughing alone with salad..

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Detroit in Ruins

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http://snipurl.com/22q7vz

"Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre's extraordinary photographs documenting the dramatic decline of a major American city."

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East Side public library

The Monkeys You Ordered

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http://www.themonkeysyouordered.com/

Literal New Yorker captions.

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Is it because I have so many goats..?

Could You Have Passed the 8th Grade in 1895?

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http://people.moreheadstate.edu/fs/w.willis/eighthgrade.html

"This is the eighth-grade final exam from 1895 from Salina, KS. USA. It was taken from the original document on file at the Smoky Valley Genealogical Society and Library in Salina, KS and reprinted by the Salina Journal."

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Top 10 Viral Videos of 2010

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http://snipurl.com/21hs9q

Most viewed videos of last year...this one was number one with nearly 462,000,000 views!

Unintentionally Sexual Album Covers

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http://snipurl.com/217bl3

It looks like many of these 12 album titles/covers were thought up in all innocence - many from 30-40 years ago when sexual innuendo was different to what it is today.

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Top Nude Scenes of 2010

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http://www.fakes.net/top20_2010.htm

"This year's competition was open to films and TV shows which were released in 2010, or other nude scenes not eligible before 2010."

This page reviews the top 25..

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Jessica Pare in Hot Tub Time Machine

Muppets with People Eyes

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http://muppetswithpeopleeyes.tumblr.com/

I wouldn't have thought it before clicking the link, but human eyes actually appear to make the Muppets more endearing..

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Why Did You Buy Me That

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http://whydidyoubuymethat.com/

"WHY DID YOU BUY ME THAT is a collection of the worst gifts people have ever received."

Our motto: “It’s not that I’m ungrateful. It’s just that this gift was really, really bad.”

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Bird-watching kit

2010 Vogue Magazines

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http://goo.gl/2VBIm

Every cover of every country's 2010 Vogue magazines all superimposed over each other...

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this is the UK version

This would never happen in a soccer game..

If Restaurants Were Honest

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http://snipurl.com/1zeozg

Photoplasty on the Cracked.com site. If some restaurants were honest, they'd have signs like these..

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3D Chalk Art

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Things We'll be Saying Goodbye to..

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http://www.rense.com/general92/goodbye.htm

CHANGES ARE COMING

Whether these changes are good or bad depends in part on how we adapt to them. But, ready or not, here they come.

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the predicted demise of the Post Office has been widely talked about for several years now

World's Highest Website

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http://worlds-highest-website.com

Currently this page is 11.77 miles high! That's a lot of scrolling - It's lucky there's an elevator to take you up and down...

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2010 in Photos

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First page
Second page
Third page

All the best photography from last year. Be warned that you may find some of these images distressing...

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a bird covered in oil after the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster

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