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the line was crossed long before you realized it

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Playing with toys is no big deal. We encourage kids to do it. But when a priest does it to recreate scenes from the bible, you get sued. Father Markus Bomhard, from the Protestant Community of Eschborn, has recreated scenes from the bible in what he calls the Klicky Bibel, and is being sued by Playmobil. A playmobil representative told the Daily Telegraph: "We've got no problem with using the figures as they are in their original costumes. What we are on about is redesigning them and changing their appearance."

via Jen

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hans brinker budget hotel


They make no pretense to luxury or the cutting edge.
eco = no energy = no waste.

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Touch the sashimi you prefer!

Fed up with unfair waiters?
Lets have lunch at "Inamo" then, a fusion restaurant where you can order your dishes, play Naval Battle, choose your favourite wine, have a look to the duck in the kitchen before you eat it, watch the cook prepearing it, book a taxi to get home immediately, if the food wasn't good.
All these things - and many others! - are made possible by a touchscreen on your table.

I wonder if I can also choose my partner to accompany the red wine...

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Bomb/Asteroid calculator

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A Googlemaps utility to calculate the dimension of a nuclear bomb or asteroid, in any location.

http://www.carloslabs.com

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Non Newtonian Fluidds


Is quite old, simple, and incredible. Cornstarch and water = non newtonian fluid. Pressure hits makes it behave as in a solid state.
lots of videos and experiments @ youtube

Go to 01:37 if u want to see the action quickly.

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Digital guests at the Creativity Festival

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I read the news today.
It seems that this year we cannot miss the Creativity Festival starting
this month in Florence: the “Virtual Renaissance” will be taken to the real world.
What does it mean?
Basically, what was created in Second Life, the virtual/digital environment based
on an electronic simulation ruled by its own inhabitants will be shown and translated into a “real language”.
(Digital Impressionism, Postkitsch, New Pop, l'Avatar Art, Iperformalism, Ultranaif next to Giotto’s!)

I kept reading...
During the exposition, the first “Second life Invasion” will take place in the city.
What does it mean?
We could see the avatars walking around the streets and interact with us.

I kept reading...
The Italian government decided that the educational system in Italy will become completely digital based.
I'm sure they have no idea what it means; but they've probably thought that it sounded cool.

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color changing card trick

We are blind to more than we comprehend; watch this color changing card trick video and see if you can notice the changes!

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Tenebrously green

We do have to think about recycling...

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Cero errors (or to try it hell no)

El Caminito del Rey (The King's pathway) is a pretty singular path in Spain. Its construction lasted four years and it was finished in 1905. One-meter width, 700 feet fall and hardly any handrail left, this walkway, now fallen into disrepair, is in a highly deteriorated and dangerous state, and because many people have lost their lives there, its entrances are now closed. However, adventurous tourists still find their way to it.

No idea who this insane-brave-suicidal-incredible camera guy is (or what in the world is he thinking), but what I do know is that he gave me a chill down my spine. And my palms are still sweating.

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For goodness sake, what is she talking about

This is pretty old, but certainly memorable.

And yeah, “miss map shortage” who personally believes that “education such as South Africa and the Iraq everywhere like such as” finished as third runner-up.
Deep stuff man.

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Yatta!

The Japanese band はっぱ隊 (Leaf Squad), interprets Yatta! (I did it!, ready! or all right!), becoming a big success and hitting #6 in the charts within a number of weeks.

Love the whole thing!

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Pee & Poo for sale

Introducing Pee & Poo, the unconventional toys direct from Sweden.

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Pee & Poo also sell t-shirts, socks, underwear and even temporary tattoos that you can put, well, all over you...

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"Real" dolls?

“For some people, finding a partner in life can be difficult. For others, its almost impossible.”
Guys and Dolls is an interesting 46-minute -very well done- documentary about 4 men who regard Real Dolls as more than objects for sexual satisfaction but also as the lifelong partners they might never otherwise get.
These modern dolls (pretty popular in some areas around the world) are unbelievable expensive (from US$6,500 to over $10,000 each), heavy and yeah, very static...

Suggested titles:
Loneliness can drive people to do odd things,
The day they changed you for a 4woods body Neo-J with 'Haruhi' head,
Dr. Strangelove or How I learned to stop worrying and love silicon rubber.

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Super Sonic Paper Airplanes

These Japanese scientists are applying the tradition of origami to space travel.


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Magicomora

Sergio Mora claims to be a fried egg, but others consider him to be an onion that paints magic-cures.

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He has some magic pictures, or living symbols that change their meaning according with to the spiritual state of the person who watch them. They answer your questions, grant your wishes. It’s a magic world. It’s Magicomora.

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Is it art?

The Turner Prize is a contemporary art award that always provokes debate for its singular and innovative representation and meaning of art.

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It is recognised as one of the most important and prestigious awards for the visual arts in Europe.
The exhibition will be held at Tate Liverpool until January 2008 and tickets are free.

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Beautifully Macabre

The art of Travis A. Louie is the result of a childhood spent watching "atomic age" sci-fi and horror movies and surrounded by 1950's rocket ships, superheroes, giant monsters, and those wonderful old movie posters.

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You can see Louie’s paintings here and also read the story of each of his imaginative, mysterious and beautiful mutant characters.

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Talented hands

First, you may think is the stupidest concept ever. Then, you may think is the stupidest concept ever with the most brilliant results.

And yeah, it gets harder, better, faster and stronger.

Via Brad

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Superb inventions of all time

This US Patent Illustration issued in 1993 shows the Toilet Timer.

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It is flush mounted and was created especially for all those who suffer from “bathroom time awareness”.
Because more than one may need it...

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What are those letters made of?

I don't know if it's because it's been a long day or because I'm an idiot, or because this really is brilliant, but i think that, if I had the chance, I could watch this for days on end.

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via VVORK

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Buh?

Click on the picture below. It'll lead you to a mind-blowing optical illusion.

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Daniel Eatock dances the alarm dance

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Gregor did send me this guy yesterday. He is funny: www.danieleatock.com/project/alarm-dance/

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Holly smoke!

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Michael Bierut comments on the redesigned, newly icon-heavy U.S. passport in The New York Times. “There is something a little coercive about a functional object serving as a civics lesson, even a fairly low-grade civics lesson,” says Bierut.

Via Pentagram

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Happy 420 dude!

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From Wikipedia:
"It is widely accepted that in the early 1970s, a group of teenagers at San Rafael High School in San Rafael, California used to meet every day after school at 4:20 p.m. to smoke marijuana at the Louis Pasteur statue. Many cannabis users continue to observe 4:20 as a time to smoke communally. By extension April 20 ("4/20" in U.S. dating shorthand) has evolved into a counterculture holiday, where people gather to celebrate and consume cannabis."
read more...

April 20th is also the birthday of Hitler, Prophet Muhammed, The anniversary of Columbine and more.

image by R. Crumb

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CRL + Z!

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Good morning. I did purchase by mistake the domain (...) for 15'000 Euros, thinking it was 15 Euros. How can I cancel it?

Thank you.

(You shall never do buy anything in the internet before drinking your morning coffee...)

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Army Strong

from Time magazine...

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The real problem with parents is that they never listen when you tell them what you want to do with your life. When you're like, "I want to be army strong." They're always like, "No. I think you should just be strong." They don't get it.

via Reed

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The Devil wears Dior

My friend Max Poglia did record this scene last Saturday in the fancy Via Monte Napoleone in Milan.

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Urban skating

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when your logo looks like a dink...

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It's a part of b3ta's phallic logo awards and this blog has got too much penis.

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what the ...??!?

OUTCH

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Dance baby, dance!

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Panty design

Because we like unconventional design here at Fabrica...

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Public Hair Panty from Miss Geschick and Lady Lapsus

via BoingBoing

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The Brett Ryan Porkestra, on tour

And this one goes on the weirdest ex-Fabricanti list...

The ever so eclectic Brett Ryan who popped into Fabrica earlier this year with his mad saxophone skills will be traveling around Europe from now until the opening of Fabrica's exhibit at the Centre Pompidou in the beginning of October.

Yesterday, he stopped by Fabrica and disrupted our quiet work hours with his outlandish, shocking pink outfit:
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video:

Brett also has a myspace page where you can check out his music and performance schedule. Brett and Nicole will be traveling to various cities in France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Ireland, the UK, Holland, Germany, Czech Republic, and Austria. They will be somewhere on the streets and there's no specific time for any where, so if you catch a glimpse of this, consider yourself very lucky.

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Spinning in the dryer

I don't know how many of you would remember an episode of Beavis and Butthead where they put themselves in a drying machine and spin... and, you know, do that whole "heh heh heh heh heh" laugh. For me, that was hilarious. It was the one Beavis and Butthead episode I remember to this day.

This video brings me back to those days. Amazing what kids can do nowadays with a cam corder, google video and all...

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Penis pump mistaken for bomb at TSA airport screening

Xeni Jardin: I warned you people. But you just won't listen.
Mardin Azad Amin found himself in a tight squeeze last week when security at O'Hare Airport discovered a suspicious-looking object in his luggage. So Amin, 29, handled the delicate situation this way: He told security the object was a bomb, Cook County prosecutors said. The security guard then asked Amin to repeat what he'd said to a supervisor. This time, Amin was chuckling as he spoke, prosecutors said. In fact, Amin was trying to disguise the fact that the black object -- resembling a grenade -- was a component for a penis pump. ...
Link to story. (Thanks, Baptiste)

Reader comment: Pedro Pinheiro (Peter Pinetree) in Portugal says,

I don't know the origin of the gentleman in question, but in some languages (such as in Portuguese, my first language), the word for "bomb" and "pump" is the same, thus perhaps the reason for the story.

ha!

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Knitted Tanks

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"... As a protest against the Danish (USA´s, UK´s) involvement in the war in Iraq the tank was covered from the canon to the caterpillar tracks with knitted and crocheted squares made with pink yarn....The process of covering the tank was documented with a video and this video is shown in ”Nikolaj, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center“ (Copenhagen, Denmark) as part of the exhibition “TIME” from April 27 - June 4 ...." (more here)

(Thanks, Nicolai)

from their site: Unsimilar to a war, knitting signals home, care, closeness and time for reflection. Ever since Denmark became involved in the war in Iraq I have made different variations of pink tanks, and I intend to keep doing that, until the war ends. For me, the tank is a symbol of stepping over other people’s borders. When it is covered in pink, it becomes completely unarmed and it loses it’s authority. Pink becomes a contrast in both material and color when combined with the tank

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Lightning burns dude via iPod. You saying something, God?

Xeni Jardin: Snip from Denver Post story:
The wounds follow the line of his iPod, from his ears down his right side to his hip, where he was carrying the device. The iPod has a hole in the back, and the earbuds dissolved into green threads.Bunch and his mother believe the iPod acted as an antenna, drawing the lightning to him. There were tall pine trees nearby that didn't get hit. But lightning and weather experts say that's probably not the case.

"There is no scientific evidence to show that lightning is 'attracted' to items like an iPod. However, if someone wearing earbuds is struck, current may travel along the wires into the ears," said Gregory Stewart of the Denver-based Lightning Reference Center. "There are documented cases of lightning traveling through wired telephones and killing the users. "

Link. Image: Denver Post / Helen H. Richardson (Thanks, Adam)

Update: Holy crap, the article says he was listening to Metallica when it happened... and dare we speculate,"Ride The Lightning?"

!!!!!

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Yoda backpack

Mark Frauenfelder:
 Images Yodabackpack
This Yoda backpack is a surefire chick (or dude, take your pick) magnet. Link

just the thing we have been waiting for...

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Useful dictionary

On line there's a dictionary with all the meaning of Japanese manga sound effects.
Check it out, you might find it useful for your next readings...

Link


(originally from www.boingboing.net)

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Today is Towel Day!!!

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"You are invited to join your fellow hitchhikers in mourning the loss of the late great one. Join in on towel day to show your appreciation for the humor and insight that Douglas Adams brought to all our lives."

http://www.towelday.kojv.net/

(via Boing Boing)

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PC case modded to look like a movie bad-guy bomb

Cory Doctorow: The WMD is a custom-built PC whose case resembles a shiny, hollywoodized terrorist bomb, straight out of a Bond flick. Bit-Tech has the incredibly detailed, lavish write-up of the build. The attention to detail is really remarkable. Link (via Digg)

...just don\'t try going through the airport security with this one...

Via Boing Boing

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digital pyrotechnic infernoptix

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a truly amazing 96-inch 'screen' that uses computer-controlled bursts of fire to create scrolling text, simple animations & freehand sketching in a 12 x 7 pixel array. as an example of "high-impact visual & audio entertainment", one should imagine "a 6 inch fireball for each of those demure little pixels of a conventional display, & the image jumps from the screen in licks & bursts of flame".
see also information percolator for a conceptually opposite screen installation.
[infernoptix.com]

this is crazy and great at the same time. it reminds me of Yves Klein\'s huge panel of gas torch installation...

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The Finger

I have no idea what this is all about, but it's kind of cute...

(from Grisha!)

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How to Make Fire with a Condom

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This is actually extremely useful, if it works. And if it's sunny out. And maybe even if you have nothing better to do than to test it out this weekend.

From Mike Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska:
Clear latex balloons, condoms and gloves are opaque untill they stretch. The focal length on these spheres is short, about one to two inches, depending on the size of the balloon. [via neatorama]

...

put this down in your notebook!

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High Voltage Tesla Coil

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MAKE Flickr photo pool member Tesla1000 has a ton of photos of experiments with high voltage - I like this photo of one of the experiments in the suburbs. Link.

[Read this article] [Comment on this article]

Originally from MAKE Magazine, ReBlogged by Joel Holmberg on May 14, 2006 at 09:19 PM

!!!!!

Via Eyebeam reBlog

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Not just numerically cool: 6.6.6 is National Day of Slayer.

Xeni Jardin:
For reasons that only the dark vengeful lords of hell, dry ice, and mullets know, June 6, 2006 is National Day of Slayer. Link (thanks, Sean Bonner!)

Previously: Numerically cool dates in 2006

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In Taiwan, a condo project called "BLOG"

Xeni Jardin: A real estate developer in Taiwan decided to cash in on the coolness associated with the word "blog" by branding a condo project "BLOG." One problem, though: they neglected to register the "myblog.com" domain they stuck all over related ads.

Link to snapshot, and Link to related post on "Taipei Nights" blog, which is not a condo project at all. Neither is BoingBoing, despite the fact that it is my home. (Thanks, Peter and Premshree)

a condo called blog!! why, i should live in it!

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Social engineering prank makes athlete choke

Mark Frauenfelder: Bruce Shneier has a great story about some people at California Berkeley who created a fake co-ed named Victoria to chat online with Gabe Pruitt, USC's starting guard.
On Saturday, at the game, when Pruitt was introduced in the starting lineup, the chants began: "Victoria, Victoria." One of the fans held up a sign with her phone number.

The look on Pruitt's face when he turned to the bench after the first Victoria chant was priceless. The expression was unlike anything ever seen in collegiate or pro sports. Never did a chant by the opposing crowd have such an impact on a visiting player. Pruitt was in total shock. (This is the only picture I could find.)

The chant "Victoria" lasted all night. To add to his embarrassment, transcripts of their IM conversations were handed out to the bench before the game: "You look like you have a very fit body." "Now I want to c u so bad."

Pruitt ended up a miserable 3-for-13 from the field.


ier.com/blog/archives/2006/03/basketball_pran.html">Link (thanks, Mark!)

wow!

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scubdoo - underwater scooter

ScubadoosideshotYou are seated on your ScubaDoo, with your head and shoulders within a clear dome, your air constantly replenished from the external compressor, enabling you to breathe normally! At a rate of 2.5 knots you’re able to ride amongst the spectacular underwater world, or remain stationary while you feed the fish.

ScubaDoo - underwater scooter

(via byrdhouse)

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Flickr Finds.

Maybe this will be the beginning of a new Fabrica Blog bit. Every so often I casually browse flickr for a laugh. Part of it is the voyer in me, but part is the fascination of personal media and the things digital photography has liberated us to take pictures of. So here's my first collection of Flickr Finds.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jiali/4219685/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/38582896@N00/100576232/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/glenda/49463430/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chemicalmonkey/41200455/in/set-760789/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nightwalker/39026711/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/buhny/23538407/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dufbil/14451247/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/deepfriedkudzu/48470639/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ejdietrich/30655310/

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Woman busted for importing dried human head in luggage

Cory Doctorow: A woman's been arrested at the Fort Lauderdale airport for attempting to import a dessicated head from Haiti -- she said she needed it to protect her from evil spirits.
"Severe stated that she had obtained the package, which contained a human head, from a male in Haiti for use as part of her voodoo beliefs," the US Attorney's Office said in a statement.

A spokesman for Miami's immigration and customs agency told the AFP news agency that the head was not simply a skull.

"It had teeth, hair and skin, and quite a lot of dirt," she said.

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~a/boingboing/iBag?a=d9ctxS">

crazy people

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Good reasons to love Nord Est

Last week I was driving to Spresiano and on the main road, right under the sign saying that I was in the town of Visnadello, I foud this:

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(Stopping for sexual bargaining is forbidden)

Also, walking in Treviso, I found this videostore's window. It's full of Disney's posters and childhood characters... how sweet... but... LOOK AT THE POSTER IN THE CENTER!

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(special offer for hard video...)

I love this city.

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Stores paint ads on roofs for satellite map services

Cory Doctorow: Some commercial outfits are painting giant ads on their roofs for the benefit of the aerial/satellite photos used by services like Google Earth/Google Maps. Link (via Digg)

*sigh...*

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Doll-house version of Bilbo's house under the hill

Cory Doctorow: A doll-house maker/Tolkien fan has built the most amazingly meticulous, detailed doll-house version of Bilbo Baggins's snug little house at Bag End. Link (Thanks, Mike!)

wow

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Italian Engrish on gas pump

Mark Frauenfelder: Picture 3-34 Want to fill your car's fuel tank in Italy? No problem -- just make sure you "out to the spy of the select bomb, to take the supplier." That's what I always do.
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i don\'t know where in italy this is from...

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HOWTO make a prizewinning paper airplane

Cory Doctorow: A group of UK students have created a king-hell paper airplane for a competition. The Times of London covers the story, along with the team's best tips for making your own prize-winning paper airplanes.
# The nose must be heavy to ensure stable flight. A paper clip on the nose should allow the plane to fly further

# If the plane tends to nose-dive because of the heavy nose, bend the back edge of the wings upwards slightly

# The centre of gravity should be towards the front to prevent the plane from stalling

# The wings should be angled upwards to give the plane a slight “Y” shape when viewed from the front

# Winglets added to the edge of the wings will reduce drag

# Check for symmetry by looking down the nose of the plane and refold it if necessary. It will not fly smoothly if it is not entirely symmetrical

# Be patient and make small adjustments rather than radical changes to the basic design

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Update: Philip sez, "Though the judges lauded the Avenger's design, it actually bombed at the competition. The winner was Spruce Moose

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Fabrica Party!

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Chicken in a Duck in a Turkey

American Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and in the spirit of all that is gluttonously American i pay tribute to the "Bird".

Which bird are we talking about you may ask??? Of course its - THE TURKEY.

The turtle-necked highschool geography teacher pushes his double-width shopping cart down the frozen food isles of the suburban megamarket. He overhears the triumphant rhetoric...
"So, how big is YOUR bird this year?"
"23 pounds"
"Mine is 28. Randy knows a man in the village who has an uncle who runs a farm."

Here's a couple wonderful links to help you get into the turkey-loving mood.

An american classic recipie... "deep fried turkey". But BE CAREFUL... accidents are known to happen.

And for those of you who wag your head at those pathetic single-foul feasts, here's your path to pluralised poultry. Complete with theme song to get you in the gut-and-stuff mood.

Once the feast is over, don't throw those 20 pounds of leftovers away!! Keep them for the 'hot turkey sandwich'. While you're at it Americanos.. wrap up one of those hot turkies and send it USPS to me.

TurkeyMan
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Flashmob pillow fight in Milan's Roman ruins

Cory Doctorow: Simon directs us to this gallery of "really cool images of a Flash Mob Pillow Fight recently occured right in the middle of ancient Roman ruins in the center of Milan, Italy." Link (Thanks, Simon!)

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Toronto's pillowfight-mob pix

Cory Doctorow: On Saturday, I blogged about Toronto's pillow-fight-mob, which happened yesterday -- here's a Flickr photoset. Looks like a LOT of fun. Link (Thanks, Kristen!)

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Snoop Dogg Hot Dogs

Fill in your own joke: Snoop Dogg Gets in the Hot Dog Business Rapper and actor Snoop Dogg is involved in several business ventures including clothing, automobiles, and sneakers. Now the rapper is getting into the food business by launching his own line of foot-long hot dogs. The Boston Herald reports that the rapper has partnered with Platinum One Media’s...

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