Showing posts with label oddity. Show all posts
Showing posts with label oddity. Show all posts

Monday, October 12, 2009

I'm snot making this up.

Gross Sea Mucus Blobs on the Rise

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

LGM meets PGA

I'm hereby declaring this "photo of the day." (Christopher Knowles has much more to say about it right here.)

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Sunday, August 09, 2009

The toilet paper tube art of Junior Jacquet

Junior Jacquet creates arresting faces from toilet paper tubes. (The one on the right reminds me vaguely of the Face on Mars.)

More here!

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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Sounds from the future

Imagine a post-biological landscape where all the trees are like this . . .

(Found at Cliff Pickover's Reality Carnival.)

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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Shaking its thing

Say what you will, but I think this chunk of cyborg meat does a great Britney Spears impersonation.

Meat Market from Joan Healy on Vimeo.

Can you say "American Idol"?

(Thanks to Grinding!)

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Arctic goo is coming!

Huge blob of Arctic goo floats past Slope communities

Hunters from Wainwright first started noticing the stuff sometime probably early last week. It's thick and dark and "gooey" and is drifting for miles in the cold Arctic waters, according to Gordon Brower with the North Slope Borough's Planning and Community Services Department.

Brower and other borough officials, joined by the U.S. Coast Guard, flew out to Wainwright to investigate. The agencies found "globs" of the stuff floating miles offshore Friday and collected samples for testing.

I'm not even going to bother making H.P. Lovecraft references.

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Thursday, July 02, 2009


GrowShelter: Living, Growing Shelter for Plants, Animals and People

Consisting of three spherical shells embedded with seeds, the habitat is designed to evolve with the seasons - starting the cycle in spring, the spheres are embedded in a mixture of earth/mud/seed, and as summer approaches, the plants will be in bloom and the embedded food in the mud will create a mini haven for local animals and birds. The earth should weather away by fall and winter, leaving the permanent shells ready to be packed again for spring.

I anticipate a future world where cities and countrysides alike teem with amalgamations of gourd-like bio-engineered homes. Pitted with entrances, perhaps they'll recall the biomorphic sculptural forms of Henry Moore: vast inhabitable artworks that change over time in a choreography of adaptation and whimsy.

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

I like mine with a twist.

For sale - pretty girls' saliva

The seller claimed the saliva was a 'tonic' and was asking the equivalent of £2 a small bottle, reports Hunan Online.

Listings for the bottles included pictures of the 18-year-old girls the saliva was supposedly taken from.

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Monday, June 08, 2009

Let's roll!

(Thanks: Dvice.)

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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sometimes "alien looking" is good enough.

15 Most Alien Looking Caterpillars on Earth

(Thanks to @josholalia.)

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Spectacularly lifelike giant marionette

(Thanks to @TheDarkEngine.)

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I want to be a cowboy.

I'd like to ride this thing to work. Sure, it wouldn't be the fastest mode of transportation, but I'm certain the looks of passersby would make it thoroughly worthwhile.

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(Thanks to Boing Boing.)

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Fetus frenzy

No, this is not a prop from David Cronenberg's "Dead Ringers."

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Parasitic flies turn fire ants into zombies

It sounds like something out of science fiction: zombie fire ants. But it's all too real.

Fire ants wander aimlessly away from the mound.

Eventually their heads fall off, and they die.

The strange part is that researchers at the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M's AgriLife Extension Service say making "zombies" out of fire ants is a good thing.

"It's a tool -- they're not going to completely wipe out the fire ant, but it's a way to control their population," said Scott Ludwig, an integrated pest management specialist with the AgriLife Extension Service in Overton, in East Texas.

(Thanks to zombie specialist Nick Redfern.)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The fabric of reality is going up in computational smoke.

Dead Pixel in Google Earth

Helmut Smits figured out a way to add a "dead pixel" to Google Earth. He created a 82 x 82cm burned square, the size of one pixel from an altitude of one kilometer.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Straight out of Cronenberg's "Crash"

It's My Scar: One Of A Kind Jewelry Tells Your Story

Scars can fade, but the memories of what we went through when they were caused live on. It's My Scar memorializes each individual's journey by recreating their scar as a pendant on a necklace, a ring, or another form of wearable art; so while the scars may fade, the memories are always able to visibly live on.

(Via Grinding.)

Impressive. Now what about emotional scarring?

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Now even turtles are going cyborg.

Uni-flipper turtle gets it straight with swimsuit

The fin on the suit, which resembles a wetsuit covering about three-quarters of her body, acts like a rudder and gives her stability. Allison can change direction by varying the strokes of her front right flipper, the lone survivor in what rescuers believe was a shark attack.

(Via The Keyhoe Report.)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Further evidence of the machine uprising

Stripped by a Mechanical Shovel! - The best home videos are here

(Thanks: Elan.)

Friday, March 27, 2009

Somewhere, J.G. Ballard is smiling.

Man caught in vacuum sex act gets 90 days

A man police caught performing a sex act with a car wash vacuum has been sentenced to 90 days in prison.

Jason Leroy Savage must also submit to drug testing.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

"This is a rock from Mars."

Hopefully the world is never inundated by nanotech "gray goo." But if it is I have a feeling it will look something like this . . .