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Archive for June 2010

National Pork Board Threatens World Supply of Unicorn Meat

National Pork Board Threatens World Supply of Unicorn Meat
We all know the slogan for pork – The Other White Meat. Apparently, the legal firm retained by the National Pork Board, Faegre & Benson, has zero sense of humor and taken offense to a fake product ThinkGeek has on their website.

Making Pictures With Water and Waves

Making Pictures With Water and Waves
Not that this idea is really good for anything other than looking cool, you’ve gotta hand it to these Japanese researchers, who have managed to create a special tank which can momentarily suspend illustrations in water.
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Contents of Pac-Man’S Stomach Revealed

Contents of Pac-Man’S Stomach Revealed
Of course, we’re wondering where all the ghosts went too.

Batman Tumbler Golf Cart Would Definitely Improve My Golf Game

Batman Tumbler Golf Cart Would Definitely Improve My Golf Game
Okay, it really wouldn’t help me score less than a 35 handicap, but this Batman golf cart would definitely cheer me up the next time I four-putt, or can’t hit past the ladies’ tee box. This his undeniably great Tumbler-inspired golf cart was recently spotted on the Warner Bros.

Germ Freaks Rejoice! Uv Cell Phone Sanitizer Kicks Germ Butt

Germ Freaks Rejoice! Uv Cell Phone Sanitizer Kicks Germ Butt
I’m not one to worry about germs. If you sneeze on me, I am more worried about the snot that might land on me than I am any germs making me sick too. If you start to think about all the germs, we are around each day you will end up peeing in pickle jars and hiding from the public – Howard Hughes style.

Trashed iPad and iPhone Found Using Mobileme

Trashed iPad and iPhone Found Using Mobileme
It’s every geek’s nightmare: mistakenly putting your precious gadgets into a bag and accidentally having them thrown out! This happened to Eric Boehs and he managed to use MobileMe to track down his lost iPad and iPhone.

Gundam Statue Rises Again (Almost)

Gundam Statue Rises Again (Almost)
I was pretty sad when they announced plans to take down the 60-foot Gundam statue that was erected last year in Tokyo. Luckily, Bandai recently announced that they were going to put it up again in Shizuoka, 125 miles west of Tokyo.

Bitly.Tv: Tracking the Web’S Most Popular Videos at This Very Second

Bitly.Tv: Tracking the Web’S Most Popular Videos at This Very Second
While people have always wondered what the value of URL link shortening services like bit.ly could possibly be (beyond shorter links), the guys over at bit.ly have taken wraps off just a tiny glimmer of the power of mass-quantities of crowdsourced data.

Bio-Refrigerator Concept Uses Zero Energy, Cools Items With Robot-Filled Goo. No, Seriously!

Bio-Refrigerator Concept Uses Zero Energy, Cools Items With Robot-Filled Goo. No, Seriously!
One of the 25 semi-finalists at this year’s Electrolux Design Lab competition is this radical re-imagining of the refrigerator, which if you think of it hasn’t really changed that much in recent years. We have refrigerators that are run by different power sources, but basically, what we know as refrigerators are insulated compartments with heat pumps that remove heat from inside the compartment and transfer it outside.

Sci-Fi Airshow: the Most Awesome Fake Exhibit You’Ll Ever See

Sci-Fi Airshow: the Most Awesome Fake Exhibit You’Ll Ever See
Bill George has been in love with spaceships and other sci-fi props ever since he was a little boy. Now he’s a Visual Effects Supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic, but even his job is not enough to satisfy his craving for fictional spaceships.

Get ‘Em Started Young With an 8-Bit Video Game Baby Quilt

Get ‘Em Started Young With an 8-Bit Video Game Baby Quilt
Just because you’re all grown up and have a nursery to decorate doesn’t mean that you can’t sneak in a little touch of your gamer style in your tot’s room. For starters, why not deck out their crib with one of these fun 8-bit quilts?

Pac-Man Getting New 3d Tv Show for Some Inexplicable Reason

Pac-Man Getting New 3d Tv Show for Some Inexplicable Reason
While everyone was checking out all the shiny new games at E3, we somehow missed this oddity. The guys at Namco Bandai are working on a brand new Pac-Man TV show. And it’s no ordinary 2D stuff, it’s got a whopping 3, count ’em, 3 dimensions.

Hitachi Emiew2 Robot: Ready to Assimilate You With Cuteness

Hitachi Emiew2 Robot: Ready to Assimilate You With Cuteness
Hitachi just unveiled an updated version of its humanoid robot, the EMIEW2. This interesting acronym stands for Excellent Mobility and Interactive Existence as Workmate2, which probably sounds way better in Japanese.

Pepper Mouth Punishes You for All Those F-Bombs You Drop Online

Pepper Mouth Punishes You for All Those F-Bombs You Drop Online
The number of just plain stupid gadgets that you can buy and connect to your USB port is bewildering. The new Pepper Mouth concept gadget is one of the dumbest I have seen though. It assumes we want to stop calling the idiots we talk to on IM or in chat session’s names and cursing at them.

Star Wars Sand Sculptures: Finally, a Use for All That Sand on Tatooine

Star Wars Sand Sculptures: Finally, a Use for All That Sand on Tatooine
I’ve never really had the patience to create an elaborate sand sculpture. At best, I’ve created simple little castles. However, these sculptures are anything but simple. Check out these amazing ephemeral Star Wars sculptures created in sand.

Gaems Suitcase Adds a Semblance of Portability to Your Console

Gaems Suitcase Adds a Semblance of Portability to Your Console
At the recently concluded E3 2010, GadgetReview spotted an interesting product from a company called GAEMS – not a typo, it stands for Gaeming Gaming and Entertainment Mobile Systems. GAEMS showed off an Xbox-360 compatible suitcase that’s equipped with a 15-in 720p LCD screen and “a whole mess of speakers”.
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