Saturday, April 23, 2005

Don't Be Fooled

I would have never guessed that the items pictured below would turn into these.



The Money Spider

The spider requires five bills: four for the legs, and one to wrap the body.



Turning the Pages

Turning the Pages allows visitors to virtually 'turn' the pages of manuscripts in a realistic way, using touch-screen technology and interactive animation. They can zoom in on the high- quality digitised images and read or listen to notes explaining the beauty and significance of each page. There are other features specific to the individual manuscripts. In a Leonardo da Vinci notebook, for example, a button turns the text round so visitors can read his famous 'mirror' handwriting.



Belly Surfing

The Sumo Tube allows you to tube on your belly or any other creative ways you may think of. Check out the cool video too.



Friday, April 22, 2005

My Mondrian

Get your Mondrian (Dutch painter whose works, characterized by intersecting perpendicular lines and planes of primary colors, and writings, notably Neoplasticism (1920), profoundly influenced the development of abstract art.).



Notice anything Different

No chains!!! No more greasy hands!!! I just may get one!!!



Thursday, April 21, 2005

Baskets with a Twist- Recycled Telephone Wire

For centuries South Africa's Zulu people have been famous for the sturdy and beautiful baskets they weave from grasses and palm leaf. The weaving was so tight that the best ukhamba baskets were actually used to store beer! Today these baskets are still woven in the countryside, but the Zulus living in urban area have invented a new kind of basket, the imbenge basket woven entirely of recycled telephone wire.



Beware of Killer Ants

Amazonian ants rig up gruesome traps to snare prey before stinging them to death and carving them up to eat, a new study reveals.
Worker ants then clamber over their helpless prey, biting and stinging until the victim is paralysed or dead. The carcass is then chopped into small pieces while still on the rack or, more likely, carried back to the leaf pouch to be devoured. The surprise-attack traps are “like something out of Edgar Allan Poe”, says Mike Kaspari, an ant expert at the University of Oklahoma.



Need extra Room

Find your house getting too cluttered, don't add on, just buy a tiny home. Or maybe you just want to downsize a bit. The option is yours.



Precision Cut

Your pizza can't taste any better after using these unique pizza cutters.



Just Milk Bottles

An extensive collection of milk bottles. This person digs up old milk bottles, but I can't understand why people buried them in the first place.



Buttons

Design your own "glassy looking" buttons.



Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Did You Know

  • A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
  • Gigantactis, which swims at a depth of 6,000 feet, lights its way through the ocean depths by a bright light it carries at the end of a rod projecting from its head.
  • If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
  • Americans spend more on dog food every year than they spend on baby food.
  • The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American Pie."
  • Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.

Dance

Must see, just go!



A New Pill Bottle

By the time an object, or an apartment, or a company hits the half-century mark, it’s usually been through a redesign or two. Yet the standard-issue amber-cast pharmacy pill bottle has remained virtually unchanged since it was pressed into service after the second World War. (A child-safety cap was added in the seventies.) An overhaul is finally coming, courtesy of Deborah Adler, a 29-year-old graphic designer whose ClearRx prescription-packaging system debuts at Target pharmacies May 1.



National High Five Day

Soak your hands in some pickle juice today to get them ready for National High Five Day tomorrow.
A high five is a celebratory gesture made by two people, each raising one hand to slap the raised hand of the other - usually meant to communicate to spectators mutual self-satisfaction or to extend congratulations from one person to another. Glenn Burke and Dusty Baker are often credited with having participated in the first baseball high five in Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles in 1977, with Burke receiving credit for "inventing" the high five (in the context of sports) because he raised his hand first after Baker scored a run.



Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Amusement Park Accidents

I never realized so many accidents occur at amusement parks.



The History of the Batmobile

Batman first appeared in May of 1939 in Detective Comics #27, and although the first true Batmobile did not appear for another two years, it has become one of the Dark Knight's best known weapons.
The Batmobile made its career debut in Batman #5, then appeared on a comic cover for the first time for Batman #20. Because of different artists' interpretations of what the car should be, it changed size, shape, and features frequently. Later, as the car was marketed beyond the comics, more forms appeared based on practical or aesthetic considerations. In the 1960s, the first full size, fully operational Batmobile was built for the TV show Batman, and had to face financial and functional questions.



My New Hat

What do you think of my new hat?



Monday, April 18, 2005

Sorry, Again

It has taken me two hours to try and post this. Looks like it may be the last post of the day. I happen to be one of the unfortunate few.

from Blogger Support: Monday, April 18, 2005
We're still seeing some user reports of "Internal Server Errors" when trying to access Blogger. The incident of these errors has been decreasing in the past 2 weeks and we're continuing to address this problem.

Hit the Beach

Sandsational Sand Sculpting does some great work with sculptures.



Sunday, April 17, 2005

Closed Today

On Sunday, Kukla's is closed. You are invited to look around but please close the gate when you leave.
See you on Monday.