Saturday, November 16, 2002

Teddy Turns 100

The teddy bear is a hundred years old...and seeing as it doesn't talk, walk, read you stories or have a USB port, I predict it's iminent death.

In Search of...Historic Mickey

Is this 700-year-old picture found in a church fresco Mickey Mouse? His ancestor? A beaver? Decide for yourself...

Friday, November 15, 2002

Instant Atari

Avon's selling an Atari emulating joystick - there's no console involved, you simply plug the vintage-lookalike controller into the RCA jacks on your television and you're ready to play any of ten included games, such as Asteroids and Yar's Revenge.

Getting the Lead Out

Sculptor Dalton Ghetti makes intricate sculptures from the lead of pencils and for added difficulty level, he doesn't even use a microscope. Obviously, the process takes forever and the risk of destroying your creation is ultra-high, leaving you with a broken piece of pencil lead after all that effort. I find these kinds of artists, the ones who work with unusual/weird/difficult mediums really interesting, you have to wonder what makes this guy tick, what drives him to work years on one of these pieces.

Thursday, November 14, 2002

Radial Pong

A JavaPong game with a twist.

Tuesday, November 12, 2002

The Steady Hand Game

Can you navigate the trail with your mouse?

Sunday, November 10, 2002

Super-Small Tetris

A mega-tiny version of Tetris so small you have to watch on an electron microscope.

The Colossal Colon Tour

What better way to raise colo-rectal cancer awareness than by crawling through a 40-foot long, four-foot high replica of a human colon? Who needs Disneyland when there are attractions like this travelling the country?

Speed Cube

Video of a guy solving a Rubik's cube in 18 seconds. The whole story of the cube can be found here - apparently Rubik didn't really have a puzzle in mind, he was just playing around with geometric designs and when he'd built it, turned it a few times and realized he couldn't get it back to it's original state to save his life, he knew he was onto something.

Pavlov the Dog

Flash 'toons about a hapless lab dog named Pavlov.