August 2012 Archives

Best of Baby Turtles

Baby turtles in various situations. This is about as cute as a reptile is gonna get..


2 heads are better than one!

Sexy & Explicit Advertisements


"Sexuality has been employed in advertising in ads are of many types and consist of a variety of elements. They often are grounded in visual elements, such as attractive models, and may portray varying degrees of nudity and suggestiveness. Over the past two decades, the use of increasingly explicit sexual imagery in consumer-oriented print advertising has become almost commonplace."

We all know that sex sells - see this page also for a lot more examples..


24 Classic Optical Illusions

You may well have seen these optical illusions before - but maybe not all of them - worth checking out..


No, it's not moving...

Learn Sign Language

The American sign language browser teaches you how to communicate with the hard of hearing. Some of my friends/acquaintances have had very positive results teaching this to toddlers who can't yet speak - it's a skill that they can acquire from a very young age..



Select the text on this page - Bet ya weren't expecting this..

I won't post the pic - it would spoil the fun..
"The ocean -- it is the most prominent feature on Earth, and of immeasurable importance to life on the planet. But what would it look like if all of the water was drained out of it? Mountains and valleys that dwarf Everest; shifting plates and undersea volcanoes; seams, ripples, and plains. Though ships have mapped only a small portion of the ocean floor, satellites are used to generate incredibly details maps of the bottom of the ocean. By sensing the minute gravitational changes that pull, push, and bulge the ocean surface, the bottom's shape can be inferred from space. These bathymetric maps reveal the incredibly dynamic terrain of the ocean. Where available, ship-based measurements are included to provide even higher detail.
This visualization tours the ocean floor from the gentle continental slopes to the deepest trenches using data analyzed and archived by NOAA. Does it look familiar? It is actually the same data that Google has incorporated into Google Earth and Ocean."

Kaleidoscope Toy

This widget would keep me going for hours in certain types of mood. Click the picture to get to the real thing...




Outtakes filtering out the dross and just leaving the things with the common theme running through it.

Demitri Martin - Important Things

20 masterpieces of dry humour - you'll either love these or just be indifferent. I thought most of these made me smile cos they are pretty witty..


Hassle Me


"Not eating enough fruit? Forgot to feed the fish again? Need a little help keeping your New Year's resolutions?
Tell us what to hassle you about, and we'll nag you via email at semi-unpredictable intervals
HassleMe is unique because you never quite know when your reminder will come along."

Brilliant idea for things that are not fixed appointments...


Dirty Car Art Gallery


I rarely wash my car. Always reckon that dirty cars have more character. In these cases it's definitely true..


"Biorhythm charts illustrate the principle that we are influenced by physical, emotional, and intellectual cycles. Many people report that they can improve the quality of their lives by monitoring the highs and lows of these cycles and acting accordingly. For example, you might try to schedule important exams during your intellectual highs, avoid talking to your significant other during your emotional lows, or arranging the lineup of your baseball team around their physical highs."

I'm not sure whether this is a real thing or not - I usually wake feeling like crap every morning and nothing much seems to change,

Here are my charts for this month anyway..


10 Very Offensive Fake Adverts


Most of these will be offensive to someone or other so consider yourself warned. This one made me laugh though :-))


Celebrities Without Eyebrows

"Celebrities think they're so beautiful. Well, let's see how they look without their most sacred feature - eyebrows".

It looks like the women come out of these a lot better than the men. Now I'm just wondering what I would look like without my nose hair...


Lenny Kravitz

Human Body - Under an Electron Microscope

Most things I find absolutely fascinating when you see them close up  - these pictures of human body parts are no exception to this rule. Check out the nerve ending one - nature is mind-blowing!


Bacteria on tongue - just remember this one next time you're kissing your loved one...

Make your own Degree Certificate


Make it up to suit - it wouldn't fool everyone that's for sure but might work in a foreign country..


YouTube Picks #183 - Super Sexy CPR

Now this is the kind of training video that I can watch without falling asleep..

Time Travelling Celebrities?

There are some uncanny likenesses here - are some celebrities time travellers or are they maybe like Jack Harkness from Torchwood?


"Perhaps our current timelines are converging with those of an alternate, or MANY alternate universes and seeing Nick Cage as a Civil War-era chap is just the repercussions of this merging."

The Google Earth Alphabet

Yeah it's just like you're thinking it will be like. There's a building somewhere that is shaped like a letter. The world is a big, big place after all..


Brand Name Parodies


The 3rd brand name parody competition - here are the best of them.


Forced Perspective Photography

35 examples of this extraordinary phenomenon whereby with the aid of a camera from the exact right distance and angle you can play tricks on your eyes (and head).


Futility Closet


"An idler's miscellany of compendious amusements" - 'nuff said' as good old Bernard Trink of The Bangkok Post would put it..

man-and-machine-1.jpgWilliam Dean Howells to Mark Twain, Nov. 5, 1875: "The type-writer came Wednesday night, and is already beginning to have its effect on me. Of course it doesn't work: if I can persuade some of the letters to get up against the ribbon they won't get down again without digital assistance. The treadle refuses to have any part or parcel in the performance; and I don't know how to get the roller to turn with the paper. Nevertheless I have begun several letters to My d ar lemans, as it prefers to spell your respected name, and I don't despair yet of sending you something in its beautiful handwriting-after I've had a man out from the agent's to put it in order. It's fascinating in the meantime, and it wastes my time like an old friend"

It's Not Moving - You Are!


Click on picture or link above for the proper effect..


Ulric Collette - Genetic Portraits


When you're a young man you may hear people warning you that your girlfriend/wife/partner will end up being (and looking) like their mother.

This site illustrates this theory and takes it further - daughter and father - son and uncle - 2 sisters and so on - fascinating stuff..


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