Archive for the ‘Bizarre’ Category

Another Great Gift Idea: Chinese Mickey Grits

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

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[Found here.]

More Great Gift Ideas: The Beta Versions

Monday, 5 December 2016

Useless Items

[Found here.]

Papa Was A Rolling Hot Links

Sunday, 4 December 2016

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Pure brilliant simplicity: “It’s my dog.”

Here’s the unofficial History of AutoTune.

Fan of The Walking Dead? Here are some of the filming locations.

High Resolution Corrugated Cardboard.

Milton Friedman’s argument against Inheritance Taxation.

Wait! Do that again!

It’s deep. Real deep. Even deeper than that. It’s scary deep.

Magnets In Slow Motion.

Guessing Someone’s Age By Their First Name.

From The-Emperor-Has-No-Clothes Department: “My Unhappy Life as a Climate Heretic.”

Clever camouflage entry door.

[Top image from here, and I messed with it a tad.]

 

The .GIF Friday Post No.462 – Hair Controller, Semi Towed & Moses Parts It

Friday, 2 December 2016

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moses

[Found here, here and in here.]

Another Great Gift Idea: Remover Installer

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

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Don’t laugh. It may come in handy.

[Found here.]

Wright Brothers’ Early Spacewalk Test (ca. 1915)

Monday, 28 November 2016

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Using a pressurized helium-vapor suit, Orville and Wilbur Wright sought to solve future problems of space exploration, and their younger step brother “Nottle” volunteered to be the test pilot. Once afloat, the tethers snapped, and he sailed over the horizon. He landed in France and enlisted with the 43rd Balloon Company, serving as a practice target in WWI. Out of eleven volunteers, he was never shot down by the Boche once, and he survived the friendly fire, too.

Okay, maybe it wasn’t a spacewalk test, and maybe it had nothing at all to do with WWI, but maybe it did, depending on how you look at it.

[Original image found here.]

Partly Cloudy With A Chance Of Hot Links

Sunday, 27 November 2016

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11 Epic RickRolls.  This one’s classic-al in case you missed it. Here are two more.

Andrew Loomis’ Fun With A Pencil [1939] was his first book, and my all-time favorite. Download it and give it to your favorite budding artist.

Pink Halibut is not a medical affliction.

Tardigrade plush animals [via].

How to read divinations signs from candle burning – the Hoodoo Method.

An image of a woman wearing hat and sunglasses with a plastic bee on her nose is available for purchase here.

99 + 86.

The Divje Babe flute, estimated at 43,000 years old, is the oldest surviving wind instrument. It was played by Neanderthals.

The Geißenklösterle flute is pretty old, too.

[Top image of a drive-in restaurant movie theater found in here.]

The .Gif Post No. 461 – Playing with Echeveria

Friday, 25 November 2016

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Yeah, I was bored.

Thailand Rodeo

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

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A herd of elephants is gathered in Surin’s Srinarong Stadium during the annual Elephant Round-up. The two day festival celebrates Thailand’s elephant history and traditions with games, parades, displays of skill and strength, and ancient war re-enactments.

[Image and caption found here via here.]

Detroit’s Handicap-Accessible Sidewalks To Nowhere

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

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Detroit’s in a financial mess but at least they’ve got curb ramps with truncated domes.

Consider the cost of this nonsense.

[(Demo + curb ramp + truncated domes) x 8 curb ramps per intersection x number of Non-Compliant intersections] x 1.2 for Union Wages = Some Serious Clams for a city with no money to be forced to provide handicap accessibility for ghosts.

In a city where poverty is high, schools are broken and crime is rampant, the federal government has forced Detroit to spend more than $50 million in the past decade for sidewalk ramps that often lead to nowhere.

Many of the nearly 35,000 ramps, which are for people with disabilities, are on inaccessible sidewalks or streets with no homes.

My guess is the construction cost per curb ramp is closer to $3500 apiece, not including striping, and it gave the Detroit Public Works employees something to do. On the other hand, it’s probably cheap insurance because the Americans with Disabilities Act is enforced via litigation and not local jurisdiction.

[Photo essay from here, via here. See Appendix D Page 43 for estimated costs.]


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