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Being Mean To Robots

Posted 3/31/2008 2:55 pm by

Mad scientist being mean to robots. Seriously, this made me spew Fresca on my MacBook. I guess someone could make a bigger piano for robots filled with pain and loss of joy. Or, the robot could go crazy and start giving the mad scientists a robo-whupping. So many possibilities. Another wonderful find from Digg.

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Recycling False Teeth

Posted 3/31/2008 12:10 pm by

I’ve seen collection bins for eyeglasses before. The local Lions Club does this as one of its charitable works, but I had to look twice when I saw a story about collection bins for false teeth. My first thought was “Ick” followed immediately by “Gross.” Then I was reminded about this recent story that featured […]

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House Full Of Demons? Lawsuit Time!

Posted 3/31/2008 11:45 am by

Let’s say you run across the deal of a lifetime.  A beautiful modern house with all the furnishings included, right down to the coffee cups, for €120,000 (that’s $189,000 or so).  Well, you’d probably think it’s too good to be true, right?  I know I would.  Well, our prudent behavior is what separates us from […]

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The World’s First Eyeball Tattoo Is Very Gross

Posted 3/31/2008 11:19 am by

 I really have nothing to say to this image gallery detailing the world’s first eyeball tattoo.  Well, nothing to say except, “Ewww, gross!”  That’s not very helpful, I know, but it’s the first thing that springs to mind when these horror-movie quality images reveal themselves.  The man is apparently from Toronto, and the process took […]

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How To Make a Ping Pong Pistol

Posted 3/31/2008 10:15 am by

Few things are more fun than spending less than 1 minute creating a ping pong gun out of simple household items. Just think of all the little brothers that are going to have fun pegging big sisters with propellant-powered pistols! There’s a really short video that accomplishes this using only a paper towel tube, duct […]

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Is the Pregnant Man Story a Hoax?

Posted 3/31/2008 9:24 am by

In keeping with AJ and Stephanie’s posts about April Fools Day Pranks, a blogging, magazine and online guru reminds us about how not to be the victim to online tomfoolery. Each year, online mischief makers work tirelessly to break big fake stories, wikipedia even dedicates a page to pranks which faux news are sent into […]

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Top 100 April Fool’s Day Pranks

Posted 3/31/2008 8:55 am by

From left-handed Whoppers to the Taco Liberty Bell and 168 mile-per-hour fastballs, major entities have pulled a fast one on the public more than once on April 1. Some of the top pranks have completely pulled the wool over the eyes of the public. No matter how outlandish the details coming from a reputable source, […]

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Self-Milking Cow is Udderly Amazing

Posted 3/31/2008 8:19 am by

Who says you can’t teach an old cow new tricks. Actually, they’re not really sure what you can teach Radha, the self-milking cow, because this genetically superior bovine spurts milk every time she feeds! No pulling, and no tugging necessary. Don’t believe it? There’s some video after the jump. And yes, the cow is worshipped […]

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40 Pranks You Can and Maybe Shouldn’t Do For April Fools

Posted 3/31/2008 7:25 am by

It’s the last day of March. That can only mean one thing: April Fools’ Day is tomorrow. If you haven’t thought of the perfect prank to celebrate this centuries-old holiday of sorts quite yet, Trend Hunteris here to help. They have compiled a thorough list of the “Top 40 Prank Ideas for April Fools’ Day,” […]

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Ridiculous Moments From the ‘Transporter’ Films

Posted 3/31/2008 6:44 am by

Jason Statham has been all over the place recently: his new movie The Bank Job, nonstop reruns of The Italian Job on FX. His popularity has grown so much in the last ten years (since appearing in Snatch) that 20th Century Fox has decided to capitalize on the fame he garnered for his role as […]

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60 Things To Do When The Lights Switch Off

Posted 3/29/2008 1:25 pm by

Unless you’re lucky enough to get by with cycling-powered rock concerts, Earth Hour may bring with it a few boring moments without light. Don’t just twiddle your thumbs in the dark: try out one of these 60 things to occupy yourself with. You’ve got a few good hours left, so check them out! My favorite […]

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Man Caught Having Sex With Picnic Table

Posted 3/28/2008 3:22 pm by

File this one under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Arthur Prince is facing four counts of public indecency for copulating with a picnic table in his backyard. He’s released on a $20,000 bond, but scary enough this guy lives near an elementary school! Apparently the neighbors caught him on tape. How they explained that to the […]

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Secret Cities of the Soviet Union

Posted 3/28/2008 10:43 am by

Turbulent times lead to drastic measures. Sixty years ago or more, there were hidden settlements peppered across the lands of the Soviet Union. These secret cities were populated by hundreds of thousands of people (1.5 million in all according to mental_floss). Creepy example: the academic cities of “Akademgorodok” were constructed for chemical and biological weapons […]

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The Father of Recorded Sound Gets Trumped

Posted 3/28/2008 10:00 am by

There is no denying that Thomas Alva Edison was a genius. The list of patents he is credited with claiming is incredibly long with more than 1,000 in his name in the U.S. alone. However, a recent discovery in an archive in Paris may dispute his claim to have been the first person to record […]

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Woman Given Pliers to Remove Nipple Ring Before Flight

Posted 3/28/2008 9:26 am by

You’ve got to admire the TSA sometimes — always looking out for the big picture. I mean a woman with a pair of nipple rings sounds pretty threatening, right? Okay, sarcasm aside, this story sounds too crazy to be true (but then we are talking about trying to fly the unfriendly skies). It all started […]

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The Smiley Face Has Been Liberated

Posted 3/28/2008 8:00 am by

The “Smiley” face has been liberated. You may be wondering what I’m talking about but it’s true and is actually a huge victory for bloggers, writers, artists and photographers who enjoy freedom of speech on the Internet. Let’s review, shall we? Wal-Mart sued Charles Smith of Conyers, Ga, for copyright violation when he was critical […]

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The Deadliest Creatures are Easy to Miss

Posted 3/28/2008 7:03 am by

When we think of animals to be scared of, I think bears and 50-foot-long snakes attacking Jennifer Lopez come to mind first. But, not to make you paranoid or anything, there are far less noticeable creatures that are a hundred times more vicious–and poisonous. Dark Roasted Blend contributor M. Christian published a recent article about […]

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98 Nicknames for New York City

Posted 3/28/2008 6:40 am by

Sure it’s “The Big Apple” and “The City That Never Sleeps,” but apparently New York City is so much more. I mean really, really more than that. Ninety-six things more than that to be precise. According to the book Names and Sobriquets of U.S. Cities and States (2nd edition, 1970), New York City has 98 […]

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Consume Geek with Yoda Slippers and Darth Tater

Posted 3/28/2008 5:00 am by

We’re geeking out on Star Wars again, (just like this 3-year-old) and proud of it. Just when you thought the fanboy love ended at fan-made images and Saul Bass intros, we go and find the perfect companion for your bipedal paws. Enter the Darth Vader foot slippers. “What on Earth” catalog brags that these little […]

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The Best Scenes From Robbery Flicks

Posted 3/27/2008 4:26 pm by and

I love a good stick ’em up movie. Bank robberies, heists, criminal masterminds… These elements are what make an exciting thief flick tick! David Chen via Cineleet compiled a list of awesome scenes from such movies definitely worth taking a glance at. From Dog Day Afternoon to Heat (shown below), he’s got a good collection […]

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Rotten Eggs May Be The Secret For Suspended Animation

Posted 3/27/2008 1:16 pm by

What’s the common link between swamp gas, rotten eggs, and stinky rodents? They’re all tied together in this new research addressing suspended animation — the science fiction technique for preserving humans over long periods of time. A new study says hydrogen sulfide may help poison our metabolism into running slower, but without harming the circulatory […]

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Tooth Tattoos: Custom Artwork For Your Teeth

Posted 3/27/2008 11:03 am by

Don’t lie — you know the idea of having a custom painted crown is the coolest thing you’ve ever heard of. No? Well, some people fancy the thought of having David Letterman or Mickey Mouse imprinted on their molars. Thanks to Heward Dental Lab, it’s a reality. They’re taught to draw on teeth first, and […]

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Creating Cool Furniture From Recycled Trash

Posted 3/27/2008 9:47 am by

My tastes in furniture run to the eclectic. From retro in one area to more modern in another room, I decorate in a style that probably would confuse most interior designers. If I can combine a creative use with a greener sensibility in my rooms, I’m even more excited about it. Designers have been doing […]

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Lightsaber Bus Shelter Ads (Now That’s Marketing!)

Posted 3/27/2008 8:53 am by and

The Force is strong with this one. Spike TV has rolled out an ad campaign using lightsabers and bus stops to appeal to your inner geek. With the instructions “Use only in case of Sith” printed on the outside, these bus shelter ads display lightsabers (yes, real ones) behind glass casing. Nobody has tried breaking […]

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LOST: Latest Theory On Time Travel

Posted 3/27/2008 8:50 am by and

The theories that surround Lost are about as legendary as the show itself. I admit, I am enamored with the show because it has been able to sustain a level of mystery. Earlier this week, we discussed the Top 10 shows that changed the way we view television. I mentioned that Lost would join that […]

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Mediation for Superman and Batman Pair-Ups

Posted 3/27/2008 6:45 am by

The Man of Steel and the Dark Knight have been teaming up in comic book form since the early 1950s. First appearing in the World’s Finest series (issue #71) in 1954, the two were best buds while fighting crime for 32 years. This is what io9 writer Charlie Jane Anders dubs the “boy scout” years. […]

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Turn That Dreamcast into a Fender Dream-caster

Posted 3/27/2008 6:00 am by

If you’re anything like me, you don’t throw things away promptly once they’re broken.  After all, if you tinker with that NES or Dreamcast a little bit, maybe you’ll figure out a way to get it working again.  Well, that’s what I tend to tell myself, anyway.  Because of this, I have a lot of broken […]

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Make Gourmet Meals With Dollar-Store Ingredients

Posted 3/27/2008 5:22 am by

We sit at home watching Bobby Flay on the Food Network and the latest round of Top Chef contestants hoping to either be invited over to their place for dinner or to somehow absorb their culinary powers through the screen. We add garnishes to our spaghetti-and-meatball special. We even mumble things to ourselves like, “I […]

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6 Awesome Dragons From Science Fiction (Not Fantasy)

Posted 3/26/2008 2:40 pm by

Yeah we know — dragons were made famous by trying to bite the heads off little hobbits or in any medium where the words “Final” and “Fantasy” come in contact. But science fiction has its own variations of the mythical creature. io9 compiled a list of half a dozen dragons that appear outside their usual […]

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From NES system to NES Paul Guitar

Posted 3/26/2008 11:24 am by

With Guitar Hero growing into such a huge gaming phenomenon it was only a matter of time before someone combined gaming with real guitars. What do you get when you cross your old NES gaming system with an actual electric guitar? You now have a functional NES Paul guitar to plug into your amp. Sure, […]

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