Saturday, March 05, 2005

Becoming Human

Journey through a fantastic flash presentation of human evolution.



Shredding Things

Watch an industrial shredder take on items like couches, mattresses, tires and many more items.



Friday, March 04, 2005

Smithsonian Global Sound

Smithsonian Global Sound delivers the world's diverse cultural expressions via the Internet in an informative way for a reasonable price. It also helps encourage local musicians and traditions around the planet through international recognition, the payment of royalties, and support for regional archives.
You owe it to yourself to browse through all the different types of world music available. Most songs have audio samples.



Holographic Television

The Holoscreen is a revolutionary holographic film which displays any image fed through a projector at a specific angle on to a transparent display. All other light is ignored. The result is a remarkably bright and sharp image quality - even in brightly lit environments.



Worst Case Scenarios

Great tips a how to survive in an extreme situation. For example, how to fend off a shark: Hit back. If a shark is coming toward you or attacks you, use anything you have in your possession—a camera, probe, harpoon gun, your fist—to hit the shark's eyes or gills, which are the areas most sensitive to pain.



Bendable Clock

Give this clock a twist and a pull to make it any shape you want. Hidden armature wire allows you to bend it around corners, and poles and you can drape it over the edge of any table



Maintain a Healthy Windows System

I have discoverd keeping your computer "clean" is a must but many people do not know how or what to do.
I found a great column in a forum that you should read and save. If you follow the simple steps, you will have a worry free computer system.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Willing to Try

Are you willing to try?



Nike Basketball Shoe History

In no way am I promoting Nike, but they do have a great flash site on the history of their basketball shoes.



See Toronto

This is a composite of downtown Toronto, Centre Island and Lake Ontario, put together from photos taken from the CN Tower skypod, 443 m above the ground.
Three rows of 18 photos (54 photos total) were used in the composite.



Mass Consumption

This body of work examines the phenomenon of American consumerism. In large-format color, the images take you on a tour behind the façade of the American Dream.



Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Card Tricks

Learn all the different card tricks, from easy to impromptu to sleight of hand tricks.



Put Them to Work

Put the creatures of earth to work in your home. A must see and make sure you continue shopping.



Paris looked like Venice in 1910

A great set of photographs depicting a flooded Paris in the year of 1910.



Lighted Pots

Bloom is a flower pot. It's also a light. Or a wine chiller filled to the brim with ice. It's also a table if you put a plate of glass on top of it. It offers endless possibilities for anyone with a creative touch.
As a pot, bloom can connect to watering/sprinkling systems through the port in the bottom, which also functions as the drain, allowing water to bypass the electricals. When a live plant is put in a bloom, the potting material is not visible, only the color of the light and plastic.



Miniature Aquariums

It is a known fact that watching fish is a natural way to relieve stress. They look great in the office, at work, at home, and children love them.
Minnokubes make fascinating and unusual gifts and are available in 10 brilliantly coloured gravels and 6 moonglow pebble colours.



Inspiration for James Bond

from the bbc, Documents and photographs released by MI5 have given a fascinating insight into the real-life intrigue which inspired James Bond's creator Ian Fleming - from exploding fountain pens to human torpedoes.



Interactive Flash

Have some fun at this cool interactive flash site.



Bubba - 22 Pound Lobster

He could be older than Warner Bros. studio, General Motors, the Boy Scouts and the states of Arizona and New Mexico. He could have survived two world wars and Prohibition. He could have been dinner.
He's Bubba, a 22-pound leviathan of a lobster pulled from the waters off Nantucket, Mass., and shipped to a Pittsburgh fish market. The lobster has been kept in a tank near a fish counter in Wholey's Market since Thursday while owner Bob Wholey tried to figure out what to do with it.



Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Yahoo Ads?

Is Yahoo getting into the ad business for bloggers? The two ads that appear on the left sidebar sort of tells you something is up.
Get more information at waxy.org.

Very Frustrating

I cannot believe how many time I have been getting "The Page Cannot be Displayed" error!!!

Classic Games from the 80's

Although I don't play many games, some of these games from the 1980's are fun and can be played online.



Bad Tippers

Bitter Waitress is a sounding board to complain about bad tippers. Some pretty funny and sad stories.
note - vulgar language is abundant on the site.

Color Your Easter Egg

Get creative; color your own Easter Egg.



The Angle Chair

Intense work style? If you log 8+ hours at your computer or in a desk chair each day, you spend four months of every year sitting! The Stance angle chair lets you move comfortably through your workday without leaving your desk. Simple, fingertip controls make it easy to move from sitting to kneeling to reclined standing and everything in between. The Stance angle chair ensures proper distribution of body weight for nearly every body shape and size.



We Have Lift-off

For the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer and its pilot Steve Fossett to set a world record for the first solo, non-stop, non-refuelled circumnavigation of the world they will have to follow a strict set of rules laid down by the governing body of aviation record attempts, the Federation Aeronautique Internationale.
In actual fact, as Guinness World Records pointed out to us, the fact that it's a 'first' doesn't in itself make it a record. Therefore, Steve will have to do the circumnavigation faster and higher than any others in order to take an official record.
You can follow along in real time here.



Monday, February 28, 2005

Old Time Billboards

Some great, original billboards that have never been seen in over 50 years.. The billboards vary in size but most are about eight and a half feet by twenty feet.
A great, nostalgic trip back in time. A must see if you are into Americana art.



Blinking Stars

Blink O Rama captures video of stars blinking!



Beetle Cereal

An upscale Hong Kong grocery store is being prosecuted after a customer allegedly discovered 575 beetles in a jar of cereal he bought, officials and media reports said yesterday. The customer, lawyer Philip Dykes, said the breakfast cereal was "too organic for my liking," according to the South China Morning Post.



Molly on the Phone

The "Molly on the Phone" flickr pool has been growing daily. Many of the photo "bubbles" are quite funny.



If you missed the Oscars

Over at blogcritics.org and rogerlsimon.com, you can read the play by play of last night's Oscar ceremonies.



Smiles

While the British smile by pullingtheir lips back and upwards and exposing their lower teeth, Americans are more likely simply to part their lips and stretch the corners of their mouths.
So distinct is the difference that the scientist behind the research was able last week to pick out Britons from Americans from close-cropped pictures of their smiles alone, with an accuracy of more than 90%.



World's Best Fast Food Stops

The Travel Channel picks their top ten locations for the best fast food stops.
The #1 stop is the Wendy's located in North Pole, Alaska. My favorite is the McDonald's located in Pitea, Sweden that has a snowmobile drive-thru window.



Public Sleeping Day

Today is Public Sleeping Day. Where do you plan on catching a few winks?



How to Sharpen a Pencil

There is a proper way to sharpen your pencil: To use a pencil sharpener, keep the pencil and the sharpener in a straight line. Do not insert the pencil at an angle or the point will be subjected to unnecessary pressure and may break.
Examine the wood around the pointed pencil. If the surface of the wood is smooth, then the sharpener is sharp. However, if the wood is rough or ‘furry’ then the sharpener is becoming blunt. A very blunt sharpener will produce a very rough surface on the pencil point.
Watch the shavings coming out of the sharpener. A good pencil sharpener will produce a long, continuous sliver of shavings. The blunter the sharpener the smaller the pieces of shaving become. If you start to see shard-like pieces coming out of the sharpener, then throw it away.
Does anyone even use a pencil anymore. I cannot even remember the last time I used one.



Sunday, February 27, 2005

Sunday - A Day to Relax

Kukla's is dark on Sunday. I invite you to stop back again tomorrow when posting will begin again.
Please feel free to look around and enjoy this last Sunday of February.