By Spooky on September 24th, 2008 Category: Pics, Travel
It seems almost impossible to believe that nature itself created the “stone organs” of Cape Stolbchaty, on Kunashir Island. But this indeed the result of volcanic activity at its finest. This natural wonder is formed out of thousands of rock columns that sometimes, under the pressure of the elements come tumbling down, breaking to pieces and forming piles that resemble firewood.
By Spooky on September 23rd, 2008 Category: Animals, Pics
Well mainly because most of us are ignorant apes that only think of themselves…How dumb and cruel do you have to be to abuse a poor stingray that way? And look at the girls loving every minute of it, taking pictures with the “monkey” as if they’re at the circus. Why doesn’t it sting one of them, see if they keep smiling like idiots?
By Spooky on September 23rd, 2008 Category: Tech, Videos
When the Heatherwick Rolling Bridge is in its horizontal position, there’s nothing remotely strange about it, just another steel and wood-made bridge in London. But that all changes when it curves up until its two ends touch, to let boats pass. When curled, Heatherwick Bridge resembles an old watermill wheel.
Heatherwick Studio’s Rolling Bridge opens every Friday at noon but if the winds exceed 30 mph, the hidraulics may be unable to handle them, so the bridge doesn’t open.
By Spooky on September 23rd, 2008 Category: Art, Pics
Helge Lundstrom is said to be the best apple artist in the world…I wonder if he’s the only one too? This man makes a different apple mosaic every year for the Apple Market Festival in Kivik, Sweden and each one is more beautiful than the other. Only problem I have is about all those wasted apples, just like the Orange Festival of Ivrea where tons of oranges go to waste, when they can all be donated to some poor country where people are dying of hunger. But, other than that, Helge Lundstrom’s apple art looks simply amazing.He uses more than 75,000 apples for each of his apple mosaics
By Spooky on September 22nd, 2008 Category: Pics, Tech
How many of you have ever wanted just one more minute of sleep on a Monday morning after a weekend of partying? I know I have and if you’re like me, you’re in for a treat. Some smart people have come up with a way to help us grab some precious extra minutes of sleep in some unusual circumstances. With their revolutionary vertical bed anyone can take a short nap while waiting for the traffic light to change, in the elevator or in public transportation vehicles.
The vertical bed comes complete with ear-muffs, mirrored eye-glasses and even an umrella in case it rains. All you have to do is stick your hands in your pockets to protect your wallet and phone and you’re all set for a nice relaxing nap. One day in the vertical bed and you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
By Spooky on September 22nd, 2008 Category: Funny, News
In an event organized by the Guinness Book of Records, held on September 15, in Trafalgar Square, Svetlana Pankratova, the woman with the longest legs in the world (132 cm) met 20-years-old He Pingping, the shortest man on the planet. He is 2’5″ and his parents say he was the size of a human palm when he was born, although they and his brothers and sisters are all normal. Svetlana is 6’7″ but she is not the tallest woman in the world.
I mean shouldn’t things be the other way around? And if that had been a bull I would have understood…sort of, but that’s a freaking cow mounting a poor old woman. And look at that other “cow” just sitting there enjoying the show instead and rushing to her fellow human’s aid. So much for poor innocent cows huh?
By Spooky on September 19th, 2008 Category: Tech, Videos
Created by Korean artist JooYoun Paek, the self-sustainable chair is a polyethylene-made dress, connected to a pair of special pair of shoes that pump air into the dress, with every step you take. After a short walk, the dress inflates in the back forming a nice “little” chair that makes it possible for you to stop, sit on it and rest for a bit. Depending on the wearer’s weight, the dress deflates allowing him to carry on with his walk.
The self-sustainable dress is an artistic concept that “motivates people to switch between walking and sitting as a loop behavior on the street”. One couldn’t actually use the self-sustainable chair on a day-to-day basis, it makes you look like you just arrived from another planet.
Here’s a test-drive of the self-sustainable chair in New York:
By Spooky on September 19th, 2008 Category: Auto, Pics, Tech
All you motorcycle owners out there know how hard it is to protect your vehicle against thieves and the dust of big cities. Well Protect 486 may be the solution you were searching for. Designed by Marc Graells Ballve, this revolutionary motorcycle security device was inspired by natural defense mechanisms of animals like the armadillo.
The Protect 486motorcycle security system raps around your prized two-wheel vehicle and, because of its burglar alarm, it makes it almost impossible for thieves to steal it. Protect 486 is just a prototype for the time beein, but it might go into production if the reactions are favorable.
By Spooky on September 19th, 2008 Category: Events, News
The people of Russian city Chelyabinsk have found a unique way to make their beloved city known to the entire world by using Google Earth.
In a carefully planed event, the citizens of Chelyabinsk calculated when Google’s satellite, “Quick Bird”, passes directly over the city and formed a yellow smiley face that could be noticed from out of space. The result of their organized effort will be seen the next time Google Earth updates, but whether they get the exposure they were looking for or not, the people behind the Smiley-Face of Chelyabinsk have our congratulations for the effort.
By Spooky on September 18th, 2008 Category: Pics, Travel
Set in Surfer’s Paradise, Queensland, the Q1 Tower is the tallest residential building in Australia and the world.
Q1 Tower has a roof height of 275 meters that only make it the second tallest residential building in Australia, after Eureka Tower, in Melbourne. But Q1 also has a long metal spire set up on the roof, which makes the total height of the building go up to 322.5 meters.
The Q1 Tower was inspired by the Sydney 2000 Olympic Torch and the Sidney Operahouse and it was named in honor of Australia’s 1920s Olympic sculling team. Q1 also means Queensland Number One and it will not be holding the title of world’s tallest residential building for much longer, a taller D1 Tower is being built in Dubai and it is scheduled for completion in 2009
By Spooky on September 18th, 2008 Category: Auto, Pics
Unfortunately “Biding has ended for this item” so you no longer have the opportunity to ride in an original Batmobile. Well…I don’t know if original is the right word to describe it. Warner Bros. built 5 Batmobiles for their 1989 motion picture and this is the last of them, but it wasn’t actually used in the movie. So I guess it’s kind of an original replica.
The starting bid was set at $500,000 but the highest bid for the 1989 Batmobile was only $110,000. The 20 feet long, 8 feet wide original Batmobile replica has a Chevrolet 350 engine and no doors. The buyer would have to climb on top of the car where the canopy opens just like in the movie.
Because the 1989 Batmobile originally belonged to Warner Bros., the owner would have to sign a special contract with the company. The details of this contract were not revealed on the eBay bidding-page
By Spooky on September 18th, 2008 Category: Auto, Pics
So far we’ve seen so pretty crazy things built out of LEGO pieces, like theLEGO Sushi, LEGO Beijing Olympics and even the world’s tallest LEGO Tower, but a real-size car? Well, yes, a LEGO master that goes by the internet name of Crowkillers managed to build a 2009 Chevrolet Camaro using only advanced LEGO Technic pieces. Although it’s impossible to see it in the photos, the LEGO Technic pieces allow this Chevy Camaro to move around without the use of a hand.
Several thousand pieces went into this LEGO masterpiece and probably hundreds of hardwork, but Crowkillers must be really proud of himself, the LEGO Chevrolet Camaro is a thing of beauty
By Spooky on September 18th, 2008 Category: Funny, Pics
I bet Alice from Resident Evil had one of these when she got cornered by a pack of brainless undead.
The Emergency Zombie Defense Station was created by a horror movie fan after seeing a similar one on the internet. He thought he could do an even better job so he started working on it. And the result of his work is most impressive, The Zombie Defense Station comes complete with a standard-size shotgun and ammo, a machete for when you run out of shotgun shells and even a transparent riot-shield. Well actually that’s the lid of the Defense Station package, it comes off and can be used as a shield. The creator says he loved the transparent riot-shields in 28 Days Later so he decided to make one of his own.
So there you have it, the next time you run into a pack of zombies, just make sure you have the Emergency Zombie Defense Station on you, it’s all you’ll ever need. I actually feel sorry for the poor undead…
By Spooky on September 17th, 2008 Category: Art, Pics
What’s the weirdest thing you could possibly see in the desert? Sure, an iceberg or something, but you have to admit that ten half buried Cadillacs come pretty close. And when they’re all covered in graffiti, it just makes things even weirder.
The Cadillac Ranch was created in 1974, in Amarillo, Texas by members of an art group called Ant Farm. It’s made up by 10 old Cadillac models dating from 1949 to 1963 and it means to symbolize a number of evolutions of the car line. All the ten Cadillacs are tilted towards the west, at an angle corresponding to that of the Pyramids at Gyza.
The Cadillac Ranch can be seen when driving on Highway 66