December 31, 2007
Body magic! What’s wrong with kids nowadays?
Gallery of children painted by Norman Rockwell
How Many Five Year Olds Could You Take in a Fight? This short survey will tell you approximately how many five year old children you could fight at once. Results are based on physical prowess, training, swarm-combating experience, and the flexibility of your moral compass
A list of child prodigies
A Huge Depository of Unusual Children Links Here
How to eat rainforest M&M’s
A Huge Depository of Unusual Meat and Vegetable Links Here
Plush toys by Lizette Greco
A Huge Depository of Unusual Games and Toys Here
December 30, 2007
Mano de Dios
Kudu Dung Spitting , or 'Bokdrol Spoeg' as it is known locally by the Afrikaans community, is indeed a real sport. There are even World Championships held every year. As far as it is known, or anyone will admit, the formal version of the sport has existed since 1994. It is unknown when the first informal game actually took place, but it is my guess that large quantities of alcohol were involved
The Ruth steamroller
Field Guides to Evel Knievel's Injuries
Introduction to cluster ballooning
Crazy basketball videos
A Huge Depository of Extreme Sports Links Here
First person in a photograph
In 1838, a man made history by having his boots polished. He was the only thing standing still when Louis Daguerre took a photograph of a busy Parisian street. Because the film was exposed for 10 minutes, the rest of the traffic blurred into nothing — and the anonymous man became the first person ever to appear in a photograph
A photographic competition to mark World Alzheimer's Day
As part of his artistic statement, Thomas Hawk wants to take & publish 500,000 photographs before he dies. Here is his 17,000th photo uploaded to Zooomr
Explore Flickriver, a different way of searching and browsing flickr photos
A Huge Depository of Unusual Photography Links Here
December 29, 2007
The Man of 100 Voices does it again
Jared M. Gordon impersonates the voices of another 100 cartoon characters in less than 5 minutes. (Usually he does voice-over work for Nickelodeon, A&E & Saturday Night Live's TV Funhouse)
Previously posted: The original 100 voices YouTube clip
A Huge Depository of Unusually Funny Comedians Here
I was sleepin' like a rat
When I heard something jerkin'.
There stood Rita
Lookin' just like Tony Perkins
She said, "Would you like to take a shower?
I'll show you up to the door."
I said, "Oh, no! no!
I've been through this before."
I knew I had to split
But I didn't know how,
When she said,
"Would you like to take that shower, now?"
Film Dialogue in Dylan’s Lyrics. References to particular films and fragments of film dialogue are scattered throughout the lyrics of Bob Dylan’s songs, particularly in the 1985 album Empire Burlesque. I have attempted to compile these snatches from the songs and cite the original film dialogue, although some of the quotes may be coincidental rather than deliberate, using phrases that have passed into common usage
A Huge Depository of Unusual Dylan Links Here
December 28, 2007
Inside the Chinese art factories/sweatshops
10 artists who employ everything from ice cream trucks to high explosives in their creations - The new alchemists
A Huge Depository of Unusual Art and Artists Here
2 cars in one
Russian-born inventor Shalom Bloch built a two-sided car, by combining two cars so that they have two fronts. Now he can drive it either way. One side has an automatic transmission, the other a stick shift. The interviewer asks him: Why do you need to switch sits, instead of putting it in reverse? He answers: Now you don’t need to use reverse at all.
The biggest danger of driving this car (in Israel) is the possibility of accidents, due to curious drivers. The project to create this hybrid car took three months to complete. If he runs out of gas in one side, he can switch to the other & keep driving. (Thank you, Dafna!)
This is not the only 2-sided cars. There’s a Japanese version too.
Peel microcars were built in Peel, Isle of Man in the 1960's by Peel Engineering
A Huge Depository of Unusual Car Links Here
December 27, 2007
Da Jesus Book
"I give you guys one new ting you gotta do: show love an aloha fo each odda. Jus like I get love an aloha fo you guys, dass how you guys gotta get love an aloha fo each odda. If all you guys get love an aloha fo each odda, den everybody goin know you my guys." Found at Da Jesus Book - Da Hawai`i Pidgin Bible. (From Your Monkey Called)
This Vampire Killing Kit has been sold recently on ebay for US $1,000. The items enclosed in the box are as followed: One wooden hammer (6.5 inches long), four stakes 6 inches-each), the wooden hammer has applied a small holy cross, same as the stakes; the lower side containing: prayer book, crucifix, knife and eight bottles with Pamant (holy soil), Agheazma (holy water), Mir (anointing oil), Tamaie (holy incense), Usturoi (garlic), red serum, blue serum and secret potion
Rubber Buddha made of old tires
The OMG! What is this gif
A Huge Depository of Unusual links about Unusual Gods Here
Headless Body Found in Topless Bar
Haddon Sundblom was best known for the images of Santa Claus he created for The Coca-Cola Company. He also designed many of the FormFit ads in the late 1940s and early '50s. His last assignment was for the December 1972 cover of Playboy magazine. (From the extensive American Art Archives, where you can also find an illustrated essay of Pepsi advertising from the 1950s)
A Huge Depository of Unusual Advertisements Here
Symphony for Theramin & Matryoshka
Everything you always wanted to know about fiddling but were afraid to ask
December 26, 2007
This is my rifle.
There are many like it but this one is mine.
My rifle is my best friend. It is my life.
I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my rifle is useless.
Without my rifle I am useless. I must fire my rifle true.
I must shoot straighter than my enemy, who is trying to kill me.
I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will.
Before God I swear this creed: my rifle and myself are defenders of my country, we are the masters of my enemy, we are the saviors of my life.
So be it, until there is no enemy, but peace.
Mersey Beat - full of beat, melody and close harmonies
Here is another “co-blogged” post, this time composed with Avi Abrams, of the popular Dark Roasted Blend blog, who provided most of today’s links. Thank you, Avi! (All previous co-bloggers archived here.) If other creative types are interested to share the forum here on any other topic, please contact me for details.
The late great Freddie and the Dreamers: "Funny over you" (YT) - full of infectious joy
Milkman by The Merseybeats (YT)
Billy J. Kramer Official website
Justin Hayward (before he joined The Moody Blues) I Can't Face The World Without You
The Iveys "Maybe tomorrow"
'Across the universe', performed by the Slovenian experimental music group, Laibach
More from Liverpool, the Super Lamb Banana sculpture
A rare video for “Something”
Many other rare bands from this era - across the world. Even Russia joined the fun: The Singing Guitars. The last echo of Merseybeat in the 70s - Ten O'Clock Postman by the Swedish group "Secret Service"
A Huge Depository of Unusual Beatles Links Here
December 25, 2007
Designed in 1927, The Brannock Device® foot-measuring device is a must in all retail footwear stores
Annie Leonard's "The Story of Stuff"
How to Know if You Are Really Helping a Tree or Tiger by Brian Unger
A Huge Depository of Unusual Things To Buy Here