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To Save the Sound of a Stradivarius, a Whole City Must Keep Quiet Make sure to read it to the end. I love it when technology is used to preserve art.
posted on Jan-18-19 at 1:24 PM

DDR-Modell meticulously catalogs radio controlled and flywheel powered cars made by East German (DDR) toy makers such as Presu, Elmes, MSW, Anker, Piko, Gevo, Plasticart and Sommermeyer.
posted on Jan-7-08 at 3:00 PM

Yahoo's new BravoNation brings Xbox Live type achievements to the world outside of gaming. You can send or receive homemade awards from any user. They are banking on third party sites using their API to hand out bravo awards to people for doing various things. Our own waxpancake has the exclusive first look.
posted on Dec-21-07 at 9:53 PM

Airline Branding Weblog. Can you say "Awesome"?
posted on Oct-19-07 at 10:09 PM

Great fakers scammed ancient Italy. An ingenious counterfeit-coin scam has been rumbled by scientists in Italy. But no one is going to jail, because the forgers lived more than 2,000 years ago.
posted on Mar-28-06 at 12:14 PM

Cat 5 Joe
posted on Mar-15-06 at 9:16 PM

The Sartorialist takes a look at fashion trends as seen on the streets of New York City. [via Gothamist]
posted on Feb-20-06 at 1:06 PM

Jasmine Roberts, a seventh-grade student: "I found that 70-percent of the time, the ice from the fast food restaurant's contain more bacteria than the fast food restaurant's toilet water."
posted on Feb-15-06 at 7:51 AM

"In the criminal justice system, you're considered especially gorgeous!" is just one of the ten Law & Order: SVU themed Valentine's Day cards made by Brandon Bird. [via Gothamist]
posted on Jan-31-06 at 12:23 PM

Random Screen is a mechanical thermo dynamic display which does not rely on any electricity. Stuff you learnt in school helps!
posted on Jan-3-06 at 12:25 AM

Fulton Street Trade Card Collection at the Brooklyn Public Library consists of 245 late 19th and early 20th century illustrated trade cards, all emanating from businesses in Brooklyn's historic commercial thoroughfare. [via Gothamist]
posted on Dec-13-05 at 9:07 AM

David Stone Martin (Coralized link) is not very well known, but you've most likely seen his work on featured on various jazz records. Be sure to view all three pages of some amazing album covers. (The original site is on Geocities, please be gentle)
posted on Dec-9-05 at 1:16 AM

$110 gets you last 100 calls made by any cellphone. Apparently it is legal.
posted on Nov-29-05 at 8:48 AM

À la carte explores French cookery in just about every angle one can imagine. Featuring an extensive list of recipes, suggested menus, and in-depth articles ranging from how to plan a meal, to what tools to use, including everything one needs to know about knives. Like Strawberries, & crêpes? Want to know more about ice creams & sorbets? Obsessive is an understatement.
posted on Nov-25-05 at 11:23 PM

Canstruction is a very cool exhibit at the New York Design Center. Take a look at some of these very well done sculptures made using just cans.
posted on Nov-11-05 at 10:43 PM

Built to FLIP!
posted on Nov-7-05 at 12:29 PM

Language Corner by Columbia Journalism Review, is incredibly helpful when it comes to learning the English language's subtle nuances and rather obvious rules.
posted on Aug-29-05 at 12:22 PM

posted on Aug-21-05 at 5:17 PM

Blogger Twins, and fellow MeFi members, camworld and mrbarrett, want to take part on TAR9. Help them get noticed by the casting directors of The Amazing Race, currently undergoing casting call review.
posted on Aug-4-05 at 4:13 PM

Jeffrey Zeldman's site is now a decade old!
posted on May-31-05 at 7:26 PM registered a few weeks ago by our very own rcade. He hedged his bets by registering six domains in all, and now is being called out for popesquatting.
posted on Apr-19-05 at 9:24 PM

HeiDeas' “Beyond embiggens and cromulent” explores the linguistic humour that appear in The Simpsons.
posted on Apr-5-05 at 11:26 AM

Colour Rules of Thumb is a simple yet effective guide to the non black, white and red world. [via 43 Folders]
posted on Feb-16-05 at 1:09 AM

All Star Skate Park is a fun flash game for a day like today. Go on you know want to do a truck grab followed by an inverted hover.
posted on Feb-4-05 at 11:02 AM

Ta-Da List is 37 Signals' latest offering is free sharable to-do lists. You can keep them to yourself, share them with only specific people, or share them with the world. So now you have no excuse for forgetting to buy milk on the way home.
posted on Jan-20-05 at 8:49 PM

Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds, but they will stop and take a picture if you ask nicely. Cameramail shows that the USPS has a sense of humour and are good sports.
posted on Jan-6-05 at 11:03 AM

Giant robots in the backyard. An ambitious young Alaskan is trying to create his own mecha suit. Be sure to look at the pictures. The GE Hardiman project only managed to have one working arm, here's hoping Owens has more luck with his robot suit.
posted on Dec-22-04 at 6:43 AM

RC Aerial Photography. Oh so pretty!
posted on Dec-2-04 at 10:41 AM

The Ask Crystal Show: the answer to all your questions. Who needs Ask MeFi when you have her? [via adampsyche]
posted on Nov-28-04 at 9:44 AM

G-CANS Project. A look at the massive storm drains under Tokyo, that took twelve years to build. [this is cg]
posted on Nov-21-04 at 7:36 PM

Zinc Panic is an archive of Japanese robot culture, documenting everything from the '50s to the present. From cataloging the genera of characters on shows such as Giant Robo and robography of people like Tezuka Osamu, to the latest robo news. See also Rocket Punch Go! [Via Engadget]
posted on Oct-21-04 at 9:35 AM

[MNSFW] Scrotal Safety Commission reminds you to Stop, Touch, & Tell! – Go Team Venture SSC!
posted on Oct-3-04 at 10:37 PM

Pongmechanik is a fascinating physical incarnation of the classic video game.
posted on Sep-21-04 at 4:02 PM

Supersonic RC a shockwave game from LEGO.
posted on Sep-15-04 at 9:15 PM

The 25 Best Futurama Moments Ever! Truly the greatest animated show till date. [via 0xDECAFBAD]
posted on Sep-12-04 at 6:26 PM

There appear to be many similarities between the lives of Krishna and Jesus Christ. Exploring the linkage between the two does make one wonder whether the similarities are coincidences or for a very good reason.
posted on Sep-10-04 at 12:18 PM

Kidnapper shot twice by a Chinese cop, falls down five stories, and then comes back to life in the morgue. [Warning: Potentially graphic images]
posted on Aug-22-04 at 6:39 PM

Test your reading speed. How many words per minute do you read? [via waxy]
posted on Jul-29-04 at 11:45 AM

Tall Buildings (Flash required)
posted on Jul-28-04 at 8:38 AM

World's Finest, Sandy Collora's new "trailer" featuring the the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight. (Quicktime required) Also check out his previous fan flick Batman: Dead End.
posted on Jul-24-04 at 7:14 PM

Spy vs. Spy sell out! Mountain Dew has roped in the infamous black & white spies to shill their beverage. Quicktime needed to view the commercials. [via]
posted on Jun-28-04 at 12:00 AM

Undercity reveals Gotham's secrets as uncovered by a guerrilla historian. [via Anil Dash]
posted on Jun-26-04 at 5:54 PM

300 images from 1800 sites. Ro London sifted through icons from Fortune 1000 company sites, major online retailers, well known blogs, top advertising, publishing, and design agencies, technology and software industry leaders, & the very largest online news publisher and created a collection of the most interesting, unique, and beautiful formations of pixels to display. [via svn]
posted on Jun-14-04 at 11:15 AM

Hot Links is a visually appealing link blog portal. Featuring links from local heroes Andy Baio (waxpancake), and Tom Coates (barbelith).
posted on Jun-9-04 at 6:50 AM

The secret of Harry Houdini's signature "Metamorphosis" escape trick is out of the bag. Do not visit that page if you don't want to know how he did it.
posted on Jun-6-04 at 6:46 PM

Die DUCKOMENTA. German art gallery of Disney-centered pastiche art. The Wall Street Journal says "This Exhibit Is No Featherweight, so You Better Duck." [Stolen from waxy]
posted on May-25-04 at 7:24 AM

And the apprentice is: Kwame Jackson! Trump fired Bill for how he ran a tournament at Trump National Golf Club and hired Kwame for the way he put together a Jessica Simpson concert at the Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City. USA Today makes an ooopsie.
posted on Apr-16-04 at 9:41 AM

The American People. Greg Knauss' latest offering let's the Americans know who is speaking on their behalf. Nifty use of RSS technology. [via msippey]
posted on Mar-5-04 at 12:56 PM

Best. Airtight. Alibi. Ever. Agence France-Presse said a Taliban source had identified Abdullah Khadr as the attacker who on Jan. 27 jumped on Murphy's jeep and blew himself up. He is the 22-year-old son of Ahmed Said Khadr. "If I was the suicide bomber, I wouldn't be doing this interview with you right now," Khadr told CBC News on Wednesday.
posted on Feb-26-04 at 9:11 AM

The Real Story of the Kelly Family. Two sisters of the Kelly family depicted in the ABC show, "Married to the Kellys", comment on the show, and how it compares to the real family. Sorta cute and interesting to see how art imitates life and life imitates the art imitating life.
posted on Jan-23-04 at 9:53 AM

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