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He ain't smart, he just gestures that way

7 Hand Gestures That Make You Look Like a Real Intellectual
posted by St. Peepsburg on Feb 4, 2014 - 89 comments

How To Crush Leaves

Quick Tutorial on How To Crush Leaves (slyt, 1:02)
posted by Greg Nog on Dec 5, 2013 - 36 comments

This is the hand, the hand that saves

"The divers had already pulled up four bodies. So when a hand appeared on the TV screen Walker was monitoring in the rescue boat, showing what the diver in the Jascon saw, everybody assumed it was another corpse." Harrison Odjegba Okene survived three days of darkness and isolation when he was trapped in a sunken tugboat, breathing from an air bubble and listening to the sounds of his shipmates being eaten by fish. His amazing rescue hit the news this spring. (Previously.) The actual video of his rescue has now been widely distributed. Short version. Long version, with an appropriate but inappropriate piece of jaunty music at the end.
posted by maudlin on Dec 4, 2013 - 40 comments

Crankies

“We did our first show in a bar...all of a sudden, the whole room was quiet. And then we got everyone to sit on the floor cross-legged to watch our crankies.” [more inside]
posted by Miko on May 24, 2013 - 10 comments

Why? Why? Why? Why? Hand! Hand! Hand-hand!

What am I? WHAT AM I? WHAT IS THIS? WHAT AM I DOING? WHAT IS HAND? (what is slyt)
posted by boo_radley on May 4, 2013 - 23 comments

I don't even...

OneTinyHand.com - Not safe for sanity.
posted by blue_beetle on Mar 19, 2012 - 45 comments

Alabama shop swaps sex toys for handguns

This Valentine's Day make love, not war... An Alabama sex shop is offering a handgun- for-sex-toy promotion for Valentine's Day. [more inside]
posted by anya32 on Feb 8, 2011 - 38 comments

"You can't break up with me, I've got Hand."

Get a grip on this. "It turns out that opposable thumbs aren't critical for getting a good grip. Neither are fingers. Scientists have created a robotic arm that can do everything from serve drinks to draw pictures even though it has no digits. Their robotic hand, which they describe online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is a thin rubber sack filled with coffee grains or small glass spheres. When this hand comes in contact with an object, a small pipe sucks air from the sack, causing it to contract and mold to the object's shape. The contraction is small—a mere 1% change in volume–but was enough to grab most objects the researchers tested." Inside the balloon hand. The robotic mitt. Via: Sciencemag.org
posted by Fizz on Oct 26, 2010 - 49 comments

A Young Pulsar Shows its Hand

Behold the Cosmic Hand of Destruction.
posted by homunculus on Apr 12, 2009 - 46 comments

This ain't your daddy's Señor Wences

Amazing Hand Art.
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Jan 21, 2007 - 19 comments

Ow!

Paul Westerberg Puts Screwdriver Through Hand. Could be sidelined for up to a year, says friend Jim Walsh, who originally reported the accident.
posted by Liosliath on Dec 24, 2006 - 31 comments

"Hold infinity in the palm of your hand..."

"There are chakrahs in our hands, Jesus had nail holes in his palms, and a sign of worship is to stand with your palms raised. Fortune tellers read palms. Handwriting is analyzed to expose deep secrets. Man’s thumbs differentiate humans from lower species....We control our world with our hands, and our hands are shaped by our world." -- The Manual Project by Bill Westheimer. "Using 19th century collodion wet plate photography I photograph their dominant hand, then we work together to make a photogram of their palm print. Combining these two images together with the person’s handwriting, I create one portrait of the subject. "
posted by Gator on Feb 12, 2006 - 12 comments

Walking out of New Orleans

Michael Homan rode out Katrina in New Orleans and later "escaped" one of the freeway-based collection points. His is the first of what will surely be many firsthand accounts appearing on blogs. Why not collect your link finds here?
posted by mwhybark on Sep 5, 2005 - 29 comments

Right hand left hand cars

Okay, so why do they drive funny overseas? Blame it on swords , of course, but also on Pope Boniface (can this really be true?), and, of course, on the French. At least we all can agree on boats.
posted by IndigoJones on May 18, 2005 - 11 comments

Hey look! It's a... hand.

HandShadowGraphy - Welcome to the exquisite world of shadows (scroll down for video of performance)

It's interesting to watch, but the real fun is in trying it yourself...
posted by Stauf on May 9, 2005 - 7 comments

This dude belongs on Sesame Street

Watch this unique DJ show us what he's made of. (Flash)
posted by thebabelfish on Feb 27, 2005 - 11 comments

Press button, wipe hands on pants ... NOT!

Press button, wipe hands on pants ... NOT! FINALLY someone has done something about those crappy hand driers that never really worked in the first place. I encountered my first XLERATOR in the men's room of my local pool hall the other night. For a moment I feared it would blow the flesh off my tender hands. But no flesh-tearing was to occur; it performed its intended function flawlessly in about 10 seconds. My profound and everlasting gratitude to its inventor. Best news ever? Do I need to get a life?
posted by ZenMasterThis on Jul 16, 2004 - 38 comments

Man has replacement hand removed, now wants another one.

Man has replacement hand removed, now wants another one. Of course, he almost definitely will not get it, after annoying his doctors from the first operation. Still, I can't help thinking about a movie in which a man and his hand become "mentally detached".
posted by meep on Jan 14, 2002 - 10 comments

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