November 2015 Archives

Flight Tracking & More..

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http://uk.flightaware.com/

"FlightAware provides live flight data, airport delays, fuel prices, airline operational tools, weather maps, flight planning, flight routes, oceanic tracks, and navigation charts, as well as aviation news and photos to over ten million users a month via the FlightAware.com web site and mobile apps.

FlightAware also powers operational management and dispatch software, airport flight information displays (FIDS), airport operational tools, third party mobile apps, and provides reporting data to aircraft and airport operators."

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Trick Mat

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http://apworks-product.jp/works/product03.html

"A placemat that uses an illusion to me it seem as if its pattern has sunk under the weight of the tableware.."

 
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http://bit.ly/1xctPKs

That first one with the craftsman making the interlocking wood pieces fitting together perfectly - oh yeah..

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Microscopic Photos of the Human Body

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http://bit.ly/1lg45Pg

Many of these do not look like you would expect. There's a lot more to it than meets the naked eye..

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tooth plaque - yes really..


Taking it Literally

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http://bit.ly/1HieEvD

It is what it says, or do what it says..

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Essay Typer

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http://www.essaytyper.com/

Useful to make it seem like you are actually doing something. One for the commenters, thanks for all the spamming.. :-p

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Texter

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http://tholman.com/texter/

"Explore your creativity by drawing with words.."

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Henchman's Helper

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http://henchmanshelper.com

"Levels of Evil on the Evilometer (In Metric). Temperatures · Infra-red Satellite Readout · Day and night on Earth · Surface Precipitation · Ocean Winds."

This is pretty cool even though it just seems to be a load of webcams and stuff it goes a lot deeper than that..

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IQ Comparison Site

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http://www.iqcomparisonsite.com/Occupations.aspx

"Modern IQ ranges for various occupations."

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A World of Languages

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Demonstrates proportions of the World's population that speaks the World's most common languages..

No surprise that Chinese is spoken by the most people but some of these languages I've never heard of - Telegu? Lahnda? anyone out there know about those?

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Sunburn Art

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http://bit.ly/1PEjNPJ

More painful than a tattoo, but doesn't last as long.. Ouch!

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RAS Syndrome

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAS_syndrome

"RAS syndrome (short for "redundant acronym syndrome syndrome") refers to the use of one or more of the words that make up an acronym or initialism in conjunction with the abbreviated form, thus in effect repeating one or more words. Two common examples are "PIN number" (the "N" in PIN stands for "number") and "ATM machine" (the "M" in ATM stands for "machine"). Other names for the phenomenon include PNS syndrome ("PIN number syndrome syndrome", which expands to "personal identification number number syndrome syndrome") or RAP phrases ("redundant acronym phrase phrases").

This turned out to be one of the funniest Wikipedia articles I've ever read, but they're not usually funny and I don't think this one was intended either.

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Adverts - Expectations v Reality

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http://bit.ly/1MHd2XY

Mostly applies to food and in particular fast food gets targeted as always.

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Meal DB

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http://mealdb.com/

"Find places to eat, bars, and cafes near you. Wherever you are, MealDB tells you the best restaurants, bars, cafes, and nightclubs nearby."

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The Ministry of GIFs

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http://ministryofgifs.org/post/103968658372

"Purveyors of fine animated GIFs since 2012."

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Windows 93

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Wolfram Alpha

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http://www.wolframalpha.com/

A computational knowledge engine. No, it's not all about computing - that's just one of its many categories. The more I browse this site the more impressed I am with the sheer amount of work that has gone into it.

A very good resource worth bookmarking for future use, I can't believe I haven't come across this before.

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Bubble Calendars For Sale

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https://www.bubblecalendar.com

"a poster-sized calendar with a bubble to pop every day"

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