August 30, 2008
Patent no. 1,867,377, issued to Otto Frederick Rohwedder on July 12, 1932
9 other TED presentations that might just change how you view the world
Renaming products to match their qualities - Honest Products at Worth 1000
Un-related: Paddle faster - I hear banjos
Update! I didn't realize that I posted exactly the same clip about a year ago. I must be really losing it - OUCH!
A Huge Depository of Unusual Links About Sales and Salespeople Here
A lot of stuff gets submitted to Digg every day, so good things can sometimes fly right past you. Digg Labs projects look beneath the surface of the Digg community's activities and organizes the submitted items visually
Sexy people, a celebration of The Perfect Portrait
Worth 1000’s Before and After
A Huge Depository of Unusual Things To Do On The Internet Here
I'm not afraid of death, but I am afraid of murder
The first few minutes of The Conversation
Re-post: How Long Did Phil Conners' Groundhog Day Really Last? The screenwriter says about ten years - Jamie Zawinski estimated 4 years
Mate a movie series on Worth 1000 - (Two or more movies, combined to make one much funnier movie)
Got My Mojo Working
(From Maggie’s Farm)
A Huge Depository of Unusual Musicians and their Music Here
$2 Portraits Project
"...Earlier this week I decided that I was going to start a new project. I'm calling the project $2 portraits and the project works like this. From this week going forward until the day that I die I am going to offer $2 to anyone who asks me for money in exchange for their portrait. While I'm taking their portrait I'm going to ask their name and try to learn a little bit about them. I plan on doing this for the rest of my life -- assuming that I can afford to..."
A Huge Depository of Unusual Projects Here
August 28, 2008
One Sentence is an experiment in brevity. Most of the best stories that we tell from our lives have one really, really good part that make the rest of the boring story worth it.
This is about that one line.
This is about telling the most interesting or poignant story possible in the least amount of words
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A Huge Depository of Unusual Language Links Here
License Plates For Geeks
Tiny cars with The Smart Car full body kit
Air Conditioners of Philadelphia by Bruce Grant
A visit to the salt flats of Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni
Clingstone is a 103-year-old mansion perched on a rock in Rhode Island's Narragansett Bay
The Giant reproduction of van Gogh's "3 Sunflowers In A Vase" can be seen from I-70 as you pass through Goodland, Kansas
Chand Baori is a famous stepwell situated in the village Abhaneri near Jaipur in Indian state of Rajasthan. This step well is located opposite Harshat Mata Temple and is one of the deepest and largest step wells in India. It was built in 9th century and has 3500 narrow steps and 13 stories and is 100 feet deep
INTOURIST Soviet Union Russia Labels
(Image above from Freaking News)
A Huge Depository of Unusual Travel Destinations Here
August 25, 2008
What would happen if Barack & Michelle Obama decided that they want a third child while they still can (She was born in 1964, which makes her 44)?
They could conceive it this week in Denver, and when the time comes (maybe in a month or so) announce that Michelle is pregnant and is due in June 2009.
So my questions are: Do you think that such an announcement will help him win the election in November?
Will that be the first (legitimate) baby born to a sitting president?
If it’s (another) girl, will it be ok if they name her America Obama?
August 24, 2008
There are many more time lapse videos of mycological subjects on The YouTube
Un-related: United We Stank
A Huge Depository of Nature’s Unusual Mysteries Here
The Hanford Declassified Index
The Hanford Site is a decommissioned nuclear production complex on the Columbia River in south-central Washington. Established in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project, it was home to the B-Reactor, the first full-scale plutonium production reactor in the world. Plutonium manufactured at the site was used in the first nuclear bomb, tested at the Trinity site, and in Fat Man, the bomb detonated over Nagasaki.
During the Cold War, the project was expanded to include nine nuclear reactors and five massive plutonium processing complexes, which produced plutonium for most of the 60,000 weapons in the U.S. nuclear arsenal. Nuclear technology developed rapidly during this period, and Hanford scientists produced many notable technological achievements. However, many of the early safety procedures and waste disposal practices were inadequate. Government documents have since confirmed that Hanford's operations released significant amounts of radioactive materials to the air and to the Columbia River, which threatened the health of residents and ecosystems.
The weapons production reactors were decommissioned at the end of the Cold War, but the manufacturing process left behind 53 million U.S. gallons of high-level radioactive waste that remains at the site. This represents two-thirds of the nation's high-level radioactive waste by volume. Today, Hanford is the most contaminated nuclear site in the United States and is the focus of the nation's largest environmental cleanup.
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January 21, 2009
…President Obama is forced to hit the ground running after it is announced that multinational forces have invaded Iran from Iraq to take out suspected "nuclear facilities," an attack secretly ordered by President Bush before his successor took the oath of office. John Woo, Douglas Feith, and other former government officials appear on television to explain the constitutionality of this action. General Petraeus is fired when he refuses Obama's countermand and is replaced by a recommissioned Wesley Clark. Obama labors around the clock to minimize the damage and to replace other officers who have resigned in protest, including all of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. "TREASON!" headlines run in several U.S. papers. Obama is lynched in effigy. He sets up a meeting with Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad within the month. Senator Tom Coburn announces that he will introduce a bill of impeachment...
More about "The terrible first four years of President Obama"
(Pix above from Freaking News)
August 23, 2008
John Coltrane plays Alabama
Where can I find Melancholy chamber music
A Huge Depository of Unusual Musicians and their Music Here
August 22, 2008
Brandon “Waffle Whiffer” loves advertising characters from restaurants and products, especially cereal, product packaging, commercials, toys and other collectibles from the 1960s to today. These are his flickr sets. His blog
The Soul of France, a Metafilter thread about dining on l'ortolan
A Huge Depository of Unusual Bars and Restaurants Here
A Huge Depository of Unusual Japanese Links Here