Saturday, January 27, 2007

Understanding Fractals

A fella by the name of Dave Kliman created this. Quite a long time to render this one, I reckon':

Monday, January 15, 2007


Suppose your lost on the African Savannah, when you come across a zebra carcass, killed by lions and picked nearly clean by vultures. What would you do? If your name is Bear Grylls, you'd first check for maggots and then dig out the remaining flesh with your knife for a protein-packed snack...

You've been warned!

Link via A Welsh View

UPDATE: B-B-B-But wait it gets worse.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Odd Books profiles various odd books, such as the self-published ("... publishers tend to avoid autobiographies which might kindly be described as uneventful") biography of one Mr. E.W. Martell: Some Bods Move On.

Also see the review of If We Can Keep a Severed Head Alive.

Angry, Angry Men

These guys are really, really angry!

First, the late German actor Klaus Kinski explodes at a press conference:

Next, preacher Eugene Scott lashes out:

More clips from Dr. Scott here and here

G.G. Allin is a case unto himself:

Attorney Joe Jamail conducts a deposition, and hilarity ensues:

South Pointing Chariot

The South Pointing Chariot of ancient China featured a figure on top which pointed south with an outstretched finger. Through a complex arrangement of differential gears, the figure always pointed south, regardless of how the cart was moved or turned. Plans are available to build your own, out of legos. Of course the lodestone compass was a much simpler solution, but the device is fascinating nevertheless.

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Get this down your piehole, clever clogs!

UPDATE: A second Irn-Bru commercial can be found here. "Ya call this a soiree, ya ditties! I've seen more life in a glass eye."

Wish this was my house...

Welcome 2007!

Introducing Steve's Weird House:

Stephen resides in a Victorian home that is a cluttered combination of museum, library and art gallery, decorated with that old-world Addam's Family charm. Not only is every inch of every wall covered with art, but all the ceilings are also decorated.
Feature on the website VR Seattle, where you can explore Steve's home in virtual reality panorama shots. There you will find:
  • Siamese Twin animals (calves, weasels, goats, etc)
  • Two-faced pig, cow and kitten
  • Pickled punks
  • Painting on the head of a pin
Among many, many other oddities. Found at the J-Walk blog.