- YouTube - Japanese Binocular Soccer
- Lady Spinning: Girl Spins On Escalator Thanks to Physics or Magic
- Refrigeration without power (skip 2/3 in for the meat of the presso):
- It's too true, really...
- Shifting skyscraper rotates on voice command - World - BrisbaneTimes:
The innovative, 420-metre building features 80 pre-fabricated apartments that spin a full 360 degrees, at voice command, around a central column by means of 79 power-generating wind turbines located between each floor.That's awesome. Think about it - if the sun's bothering you in your bedroom, spin your apartment around...
- Silly, but funny!
I've been playing around with Wordle a bit this weekend. Wordle is cool - you dump in any text and it essentially creates a tag cloud. You can tweak the layout, font and colours from a pre-defined set.
I found Wordle via Lachlan's flickr post, who in turn was responding to a meme proposed by Anson: Cool Tool - Wordle - Anson Parker's Phase Two Blog.
Thanks to my English Russia linkdump the other day, this blog's Wordle didn't work all that well ;) But I've been thinking of a few other fun things you could do with Wordle:
- Grab the lyrics to the album you're currently listening to; or your favourite album.
- Compare the transcripts of political speeches or hansard
- Compare the homepages of various media outlets
- Grab the first page of results from Google for something you're interested in (you might like to remove "cached" and "similar pages" first)
Here are some examples...
I reckon the album lyrics are the most fun. So, if you feel like a bit of meme fun...
Meme: Find the lyrics to the album you are listening to (or the one you listened to most recently). Select all and copy them. Go to Wordle and create your Wordle. Then post the results and comment on the post where you found this meme. Everyone's welcome to join in; nobody is 'tagged' with obligation to participate.
Or, just do it for fun and forget all the posting and commenting crap ;)
- A whole lot of English Russia:
- English Russia | Abandoned Wooden Miracles
- English Russia | Darvaz: The Door to Hell
- English Russia | Saving Fishermen Cars
- English Russia | Russian Atomic Icebreakers:
The Northern coast of Russia is covered with through the most part of the year. People of Russia couldn’t stand the situation when they have a 5000 mile long coastline but can’t transport anything across it. They thought they can fight the nature for their freedom of movement and have implemented those giant, nuclear-powdered icebreakers. They are completely independent from the fuel and are being powered by small nuclear power-plants on board. Here are some photos of those machines and the coastline across which they swim crushing all this ice and scaring the polar bears.
- English Russia | An Abandoned Library (room is a sea of abandoned books)
- English Russia | “Duga”, the Steel Giant Near Chernobyl:
When someone goes to Chernobyl he often misses one thing that could be of big interest and is located just a few miles away from the exploded nuclear power plant. This one is one of the three alike built by Russian army in Russia during the iron curtain times. It was used for some of their military purposes but as you can see is abandoned now.[It's an Over The Horizon Radar system, nicknamed Steel Yard and The Russian Woodpecker]
- Nokia Trends Lab - DJ Shadow, "What does your city sound like?"
- Appropos of nothing, this is one of my favourite songs/film clips discovered during late night RAGE viewings: [Talk Talk - Life's what you make it]
- Sidoarjo's Man-made Mud Volcano - The Big Picture - Boston.com
- Corn Fed Venison - It Looked Good On Paper! | The WVb
- Google News, the Good News edition...