Apr 01 2015

I Got a Book, You Should Get a Book

IMAG0137Several weeks ago I was contacted by the folks at Trend Hunter asking if I’d like to do an interview with them about Uncanny Flats and in return they’d send me a book written by their CEO. This is that book and my thoughts on it.

The purpose of Better and Faster is to “make you better by teaching you to overcome neurological traps that block successful people.” It’s full of anecdotes of the Trend Hunter Jeremy Gutsche helping businesses grow and other stories of innovators who have taken their own path to success. Gutsche lists the path that they take to success.

The breakdown I’ve come up with after reading it is basically don’t follow the same trend that everyone else is using and expect to become as successful as they are. For one, they’ve been doing whatever it is longer than you have so they had a head start. And two why do you want to do something that someone else is already doing. Go do your own thing and do it better.

If you’d like to try before you buy, click here to read the first chapter for free.

If you are curious why my book looks like it fell in the toilet or want to look at more pictures and a few videos, hit the jump.

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Mar 22 2015

The Stuff of Nightmares

Must go faster. MUST GO FASTER...

Must go faster. MUST GO FASTER…

Well, time travel to the past just became an even worse idea. Researchers found fossilized bones of this freaky-ass, upright-walking crocodile. Yes, you read that correctly.

Now called Carnufex carolinensis, the crocodile ancestor likely walked on its hind legs, preying on armored reptiles and early mammal relatives in its ecosystem, the researchers say.

Carnufex carolinensis, Latin for “Proof Mother Nature Hates Us”, is thankfully extinct now. However, during its reign of terror it was quite the predator. Its teeth were so sharp and knife-like that researchers today refer to it as a “butcher”. How’s that for a reputation? Even after millions of years people are still scared of you.

This thing looks like it should be staggering out of a green-glowing pond next to a nuclear power plant. *shudder* My nightmares had a baby with a radioactive demon and made this monster.

Click here for some comfort and for everything to be ok.

Mar 18 2015

There You Have It: Toilet Paper Rolls Over the Top

toilet paperIn a landmark discovery that anyone with any motivation could have found but no one did, Owen Williams went right to the source to find out exactly how toilet paper is supposed to roll. He looked up the patent for the toilet paper roll and you can see that toilet paper is meant to roll over the top. You may remember I discussed this previously here and no one cared here.

Let this be a lesson to all of you out there who think toilet paper should roll under. You are wrong and none of your cousins refer to you as, “The cool one” no matter what your mother told you.

Mar 10 2015

Want: Life-Sized Hulk Buster For Sale

hulkIf you’re still in need of that one piece to top off your Avenger’s collection or if you just hit the tax return jackpot and need a way to keep those awful relatives of yours off the lawn then do I have a deal for you.

 

Beast Kingdom Toys is selling a life-size version of Tony Stark’s Hulkbuster for $21,500.

Unfortunately, you can’t wear the suit or pose the statue, but it does appear to have some lighting effects that would scare the daylights out of someone walking into the room in the dark.

Kinda sucks that you can’t wear it to destroy the villages of your enemies amiright? If I could get this thing you know where you could find me for the next 6 weeks. In the back yard with a Dremel tool trying to hollow it out and only succeeding in destroying the whole thing entirely when I finally came to the realization that I don’t have the patience to Dremel.

Hit the jump for a couple more shots.

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Feb 19 2015

Apple is Teaching iPhones to Roll Over

iphoneIt’s been a while amiright? Yeah, sorry about that. Life you know.

Anyway…

Some time ago Apple applied for a patent to help their iPhones to “fall like a cat.” I know what you’re thinking, well no I don’t but here’s what I’m thinking, why would you want your phone to flail about and scratch the everliving hell out of you when you drop it?

I guess that’s not what they were going for, they are trying to geek screens from breaking. Which is a noble pursuit I suppose because the last iPhone I saw dropped exploded so spectacularly that I was surprised when no one was killed.

I suppose this new technology will replace the current format where iPhones are trained to fall like a piece of toast. So that they always land face down.

Dec 24 2014

Merry Christmas 2014

epic_santa_by_lac3rus-d31yyevMerry Christmas to all and to all a good fight.

Nov 11 2014

Remove One Letter From a Movie Title and Make All Things Better

5fyGSHcArtist austindlight spent the month of October drawing up movies as they would appear were they missing a single letter in the title. If UncannyFlats were missing a single letter it would probably end up as UncannyFats and I would have to start selling pool tables with warped surfaces.

I’m going to post the whole month’s worth after the jump but I’m not going to tell you what the new movie title is. That’s your job. Tell me in the comments the answer’s to all 31 and you’ll win a prize. See below for prize details.

Hit the jump for the images.

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Nov 05 2014

Your Daily Dose of Ships Crashing

shipsSome days are just the worst. Maybe you didn’t get enough sleep. Maybe you forgot to get gas the night before so now you have to stop on the way to work. Maybe you turned on the wrong burner and cooked an oven mitt instead of your eggs. One way or another you just know you’re not going to have a good day.

I wonder how the day started out for the two captains of these giant-freaking-ships that crashed into each other in the Suez Canal a while back? I’m gonna guess it was a late night of walking dead mixed with a large dose of what-is-this-crazy-language-everyone-is-speaking.

Luckily for us someone on shore took out their camera and caught the result:

The German-flagged MV Colombo Express and the Singaporean-flagged MV Maersk Tanjong collided at the mouth of the canal, knocking three containers from the Colombo Express into the sea, the sources said.

Hit the jump for the video.

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Oct 31 2014

Docile Deer with a Doughnut

DeerIn one of those stories that can only happen to someone else YouTuber Ben Lzicar was fishing in the Snake River in Idaho when a deer approached the water for a drink. Fortunately for us this wasn’t your average deer. This one was quite docile and was wearing a powdered doughnut on it’s antler.

Lzicar was able to approach the deer and remove the doughnut from the antler and offer it to the deer. Apparently he didn’t want it though. Which sucks because the world needs more deer with powdered sugar mustaches.

Anyway, the video is well worth a watch. Even if some people still can’t remember to film in landscape mode.

Hit the jump for the video.

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Oct 17 2014

Brilliant: Dad Creates Wonder Woman’s Invisible Jet Lego Set

invisible-jet-editHave you ever wondered how any one thing could be the most simple thing in the world and the most difficult at the same time? I did until I started offering technical support over the phone. One brilliant dad had an idea that did both.

Animator John Wray is setting the bar high when it comes to being a dad and a Lego fan with the photos he recently shared on Reddit.

Wray detailed the hard work and dedication that went into building the new Ultimate Collector’s Series Invisible Jet and took us all along for the ride.

Ha, how genius is that? An invisible Lego set would be so easy because who’s gonna know when you screw up. But then when you get to building and obsessing and you realize that you’ve lost one invisible piece and you can’t make the wings even and there is just no consoling you for the rest of the evening. Or maybe that’s just me.

Hit the jump for the story in photos.

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