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Drug Induced Spider Webs
categories: Geeky

NASA scientists, no doubt in a down period between shuttle explosions, give spiders various drugs and take photographs of the resulting webs. There’s a prize for guessing which drug results in the most dysfunctional web! (The prize is love.)

God Help Us All

Now hold up a minute here… Am I the only person who watches Battlestar Galactica? Does anyone remember a little movie called ‘The Terminator’? Human robots = bad idea. Honestly I don’t know why we’re so worried about the terrorists. We need to invade Japan.

Intelligent MIDI Sequencing with Hamster Control
categories: Geeky, Music, Videos

I mean, who wouldn’t think of building an intelligent MIDI sequencer with hamster control for a school project?

The attack of the cat paws
categories: Funny, Geeky

These are fake cat paws with claws that can be controlled by a small switch hidden in the “handle”. Probably best to purchase two. And while you’re visiting the site, why not pick up some USB dog flash memory?

How to fold a T-Shirt
categories: Geeky, Videos

the technique seems complex; magical even, but once mastered, imagine how useful the knowledge could be.

The ugly face of crime
categories: Geeky

Not only are physically unattractive teenagers likely to be stay-at-homes on prom night, they’re also more likely to grow up to be criminals, say two economists who tracked the life course of young people from high school through early adulthood

categories: Art, Geeky

Draw a sketch, submit it, and have some random person’s sketch sent back to you. It’s pretty fun! And because the submitted sketches are moderated you don’t get sketches of penises, boobs, or ‘FaCKs YOUz LoOS3R’s like you would expect from your fellow ‘humans’ on the internet.

120 Years of Electronic Music

120 years of electronic music machines.

Ski Holiday Cures Deaf Man
categories: Funny, Geeky

Derek Glover, a 72 year old man who lost his hearing 15 years ago, was 7,000 feet up on a ski lift in the Italian Dolomites when he heard a loud pop and his hearing returned.

Spider Catcher
categories: Geeky

In an attempt to make amends with all the arachnophobes who freaked out over last weeks World’s Largest Spider post, I’m giving you a link to the invaluable Spider Catcher. Although being an arachnophobe myself, I would prefer it if the handle was about 10 feet longer, and instead of ‘soft bristles’ at the end there was a shotgun that fired medical textbooks soaked in Raid�.

Timing Is Everything
categories: Art, Geeky, Pics

A pretty image collection featuring things being smashed, taken using high-speed photography. Me like to smash things good. Me like pretty pictures.

Flickr Clock
categories: Art, Geeky

Gotta love open standards. Here’s a clock where the numbers you see for the clock are randomly pulled from images on Flickr, using Flash no less. Seriously, I’m old enough to remember when Flash was sorta stupid, now its all growed up!

The Prejudice Map
categories: Geeky

The Prejudice Map was created by doing Google searches on what citizens of various countries are known for. For example, searching for “germans are known for *”, and compiling the most common results.

How to Do Harsh Death Metal Vocals
categories: Funny, Geeky

This is all sorts of useful.