Mar 11, 2010

I Believe I Can Fly: The Personal Jetpack is Here!

I Believe I Can Fly: The Personal Jetpack is Here!

For thousands of years, people have looked up at the sky in awe our winged companions. The freedom to fly like a bird was a dream for most, challenge for some, and now — a reality for all! Inventor Glen Martin has created the worlds first practical jetpack, the Martin Jetpack. HISTORY The first serious…

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Jan 19, 2010

The Deadliest Art in the World

The Deadliest Art in the World

Photograph by Luke Jerram Luke Jerram makes the deadliest art in the world. His subjects have caused pain and suffering for hundreds of millions of people throughout history. They are infectious, they are resilient, and they are everywhere. THE DEADLY ARTIST – LUKE JERRAM – Born in Stroud, England and now living in Bristol UK…

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Jan 12, 2010

13 Utterly Ridiculous Lawn Ornaments

13 Utterly Ridiculous Lawn Ornaments

Honourable Mentions (that’s right, these didn’t even make the cut) If you’ve flown within the United States on one of their domestic carriers, chances are you’ve seen a SkyMall catalog. Tucked into the pocket of the seat in front of you, SkyMall reaches about 88% of all domestic air passengers, around 650 million air travelers…

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Oct 30, 2009

The Friday Shirk Report – October 30, 2009 | Volume 29

The Friday Shirk Report – October 30, 2009 | Volume 29

Welcome to the Friday Shirk Report where you will find 20 images, 10 articles and 5 videos from the previous week of sifting. Enjoy! 20 IMAGES – The scariest pumpkin I’ve ever seen – You think that’s small? Slide the bar across, I’ll show you small – Effective Marketing, Genius Product Placement – Salvador Dali…

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Dec 10, 2009

The Entire Universe in the Palm of your Hand

The Entire Universe in the Palm of your Hand

To22 created something nearly perfect. A continuous ring, delicately proportioned, beautifully polished and seemingly flawless. There is only one tiny imperfection. A speck, no larger than a piece of dust. At a glance, it is barely noticeable. Upon close examination, it appears intentional and more clearly defined. Only magnification reveals the actual object…

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May 25, 2009

Living Art: Stunning Aqua Forest Aquariums

Living Art: Stunning Aqua Forest Aquariums

The master, Takashi Amano I recently discovered this thriving sub-culture of aquascaping and have been fixated ever since. Words cannot describe how incredible these living works of art are, thankfully there’s plenty of pictures! The Contest Since 2001, the International Aquatic Plant Layout Contest (IAPLC) has attracted Aquascapers from all over the globe. It is…

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Jun 20, 2009

The Roots – What They Do | Lyrics, Audio, and Music Video

The Roots – What They Do | Lyrics, Audio, and Music Video

I love this track and love this group. Classic material from 1996, with the infamous Rap Video Manual music video included! 13 years later, one wonders how much the ‘manual’ has changed? Wikipedia blurb: The 1996 release Illadelph Halflife was the group’s first album to crack the Top 40 on the Billboard 200 chart, spurred…

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Jun 16, 2009

Why Nerds Rule: Luis Von Ahn and reCAPTCHA

Why Nerds Rule: Luis Von Ahn and reCAPTCHA

I stumbled across this video on the weekend and was floored by the idea presented. It’s brilliant, simple, and effective. A true testament to the notion that small contributions can make a BIG difference. *UPDATE: September 16, 2009 @ 9:20am Google announces they have acquired reCAPTCHA. Official Google Blog post here For those…

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