Title: Waving at Myself

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

  An Australian phone company is offering the chance to prevent embarrassing drunken phone calls. Those sensible Antipodeans.

  Online identikit, just for fun.

  Modern consumer electronics should look like this.

Old TV

  The Greek gods family tree.

Monday, November 29, 2004

  A 1930s "video disc."

  The SeeLinder.

  Screensaver tackles spam websites.

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

  Richmond, Virginia, blasted by vandals.


  Painted hands.

  Via J-Walk: Junkyard Jewels.

  The computer-aided sculptures of Bathsheba Grossman. Via Bifurcated Rivets. More artists at the International Rapid Prototyping Sculpture Exhibition.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

  "The Invisible Library is a collection of books that only appear in other books." Via Nerdfilter.

  "Y?, the first and only site of its kind, gives you a way to ask people from other ethnic or cultural backgrounds the questions you've always been too embarrassed or uncomfortable to ask them." Politically incorrect curiosity tackled sensibly.

  Dolphins protect swimmers from a shark.

  Photographs collected from photobooths and pavements all over the UK: Is This You?

  Gunshot detectors.

  "If you're looking for a gift that will raise eyebrows and lower standards, welcome!" Krappy Gifts is for you.

  The Battle of Waterloo could aid modern medicine.

"Of the 52 privates in the 13th Light Dragoons wounded by sabre, gunfire and cannon injuries at Waterloo, only two subsequently died."

"Despite the non-existence of antibiotics, blood transfusions, life-support machines and other paraphernalia of modern intensive care, most of these soldiers recovered, often from life-threatening injuries... the question we need to ask ourselves is whether our present understanding of underlying pathology in medicine is leading us down the wrong path, and whether our current interventions may even be injurious to the healing process."

Monday, November 22, 2004

  The self-cleaning suit may be on its way.

  The Happy Poster Project.

  Cough medicine from chocolate. On the subject, a brief history of chocolate here.

  Young apes 'brighter than human children.'

  Learn your secret xmas name.

  Spoil your cat and cause chaos in your living room with Katwallks. Via Incoming Signals.

  The chimeras are here.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

  A sequence of nine drawings showing the effects of LSD on a portrait artist.

LSD-influenced portrait

  Make your own ozone.

  Random Scrabble tile.

  The world's strongest acid.

  Make your own holograms.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

  Black Lois Lane shock.

  Not content with boyfriend's arm pillows, those Japanese designers have come up with a girlfriend's lap pillow too. What next? I don't want to know.

Update: America joins the pillow-race. Now you can send someone a 'real' hug - well, a mechanical one.

  Make your own ceiling pond. Amuse your friends. Watch them leave.

  Cockroach-impersonating robot... to fool the others.

  It looks like a paper cup, but it isn't.

Monday, November 15, 2004

  UK public information films.

  "Crittercam features a camera and environmental data sensors attached to an animal—from a shark or turtle to a lion or seal—that capture amazing wild behavior unaffected by humans. Such a simple idea yields fascinating results." Via J-Walk blog.

  No. Please let it be a spoof.

Friday, November 12, 2004

  Impress your friends with a Bushrag ghillie suit. If they can find you. (Could this be the explanation behind some Bigfoot sightings?)

  Have subversive fun with the SMS geurilla projector. Or nourish the geek within, and make interesting friends, with the Bluetooth Star Trek Communicator.


  The this-page-intentionally-left-blank project.

  Everything you might want to know about UK test cards.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

  Cosmetic neurology.

  Dark Passage.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

  It's all good fun until someone loses an eye.

  The Roland digital accordion. Yes, that's right.

  The 'No-Contact Jacket' which turns an assailant to jelly.

No-Contact Jacket

Via Information Junk.

  Via Incoming Signals - a gallery of 48 optical illusions & visual phenomena.

  9th century frozen bodies - killed by hail.

Monday, November 08, 2004

  Never upset your web designer.

Update: Looks like it worked; perhaps the web designer was finally paid his one-year-overdue $1800? The link is dead now.

  How to destroy the Earth.

  How it Works... The Computer. Via Cynical-C.

  Smoky Monkeys.

  The LinkSquare project - 'because text is boring.'

  The Museum of Temporary Art.

  Doggles. Because you never know.

  The complete Monty Python TV scripts.

  How to do the Heimlich Manoeuvre.

  Da Vinci's robot cart.

  SpaceShipOne takes the X-Prize.

  Bulgarian mouse disaster.

  Chocolate inferno in Herefordshire.

Friday, November 05, 2004

  The oldest known color photograph, taken in 1872.

  Photo of triple eclipse on Jupiter.

  The oldest song in the world.

  Roman cosmetics revealed.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

  Teeth loss = memory loss?

  Things grow better with Coke. Apparently, it makes an effective insecticide.

  Man tries to proselytise lion, gets bitten.


  Lost frog.

  All about the art of persuasion: Changing Minds.

  How to dress like a sumo wrestler. Not for the squeamish.

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

  If you can be bothered, click this.

  Ladies' weapons. Via Information Junk.

Ladies' Weapons

  Derelict London.

Monday, November 01, 2004

  How to fold a T-shirt.

  "He wanted to know but couldn't understand what she had to say, so he waited until she was ready to tell him before asking what she meant."

Ten Mistakes Writers Don't See. Via The Presurfer.

  Dreamer of the dark: HP Lovecraft.

HP Lovecraft's grave

  The world's largest book.