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Oct 12 2013

State of the Web October 12, 2013

This week on the web…

  • Oh That’s Nasty: Weatherman Eats Cat Vomit on Live TV
    You and I have always known that TV weathermen were part of a different breed. I mean look at them, there’s a group of people who are okay with being wrong everyday. Not only are they okay with it, they get paid the big bucks to lie to us unapologetically three times a day, seven …

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  • Who Knew: There’s an Online Mario Museum
    While you are spending your day wandering around the internet I hope you take a moment to smell the digital roses or stop by a museum. If a museum sounds more like your thing than sniffing the computer screen then you can check out the IGN Museum of Mario. This museum shows Mario’s history all …

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  • It’s Opinion Time: Toilet Paper Loading Direction
    Lifehacker has just started another flame war over which is the top way the toilet paper should roll. Of course they are looking for, “polite, well-reasoned, and well-articulated arguments” but I’d like to feature the same question to my audience here. And I’ll accept any over-the-top answers you can come up with so let’s here …

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  • Lost in Translation: Comic Book Hieroglyphics
    Have you ever wondered if the children of the ancient Egyptians were allowed to enter their temples? I’m not archeologist but I can tell you that I sure haven’t. With this new discovery however, I can tell you that they shouldn’t have been allowed. The hieroglyphics painted all over the walls were simply too violent. …

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  • How Do They Do It: Video Game Characters Carry All The Things
    Aren’t we lucky that when we are plowing through goblins or the living dead in our favorite video game we have a plethora of weapons to choose from to kill the enemy. Have you ever stopped to think though how one character could carry 6 different axes, 9 swords, 2 rifles, 4 pistols, a rocket …

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  • Just Add Water: Beer for Hikers
    Some people out there enjoy hiking and camping. Are the kind of activities that I look at with my head slightly tilted to the side and my ears pulled back. Yes like a confused puppy. i would much rather not hike and not camp, unfortunately some of the activities I participate in, namely hunting and …

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  • Do Me Next: DIY Encased in Carbonite
    Have you ever wondered why the Ugnaughts didn’t use a deeper mold to freeze Han so he didn’t poke out of the carbonite? Or if he didn’t need to be submerged, why did they use a mold as deep as they did? Could they have just made a Han Solo statue in the same way …

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  • Magic: Disney Research Created Tactile Touchscreen
    When you pet a kitten or run your fingers through a saw what do you feel? Being that these are opposite ends of the touch spectrum I hope the only similarity you can find is friction. Unless the cat is licking your face or something and their tongue is grinding away your cheek, that’s a …

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  • Need: Rap to English Translation Book
    When you’re with someone, say for example, on a road trip, and they suggest you listen to some music what station do you tune in to? If you answered anything that plays rap music more often than never than I regret to inform you that you’ve made a bad choice. However if you are not …

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  • Another Reason to Visit: China Opens World’s Biggest Building
    Every morning someone in China wakes up and says to themselves, “Self, today is the day I live out the American dream.” Then their mom yells at them for talking to themselves and tells them to stop acting so weird. Some people though don’t listen to their parents and since no one in America can …

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  • Impressively Detailed Surreal Art of the Dystopian Future
    What you may not grasp from the image above is that this piece of art by Samuel Gomez is huge. 18 feet wide by 5 feet high. If you need a comparison picture a hears. They’re about this size. The graphite an dink masterpiece is titled Deadpan Comedy and was on display at ArtPrize. More …

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  • Why Does This Exist: Gloves Forever
    When you see the glove in the image above what’s the first thing you notice? Is it the strange color, or the odd texture? The questionable material, or the visually shoddy workmanship? Would you wear a pair of gloves like this? My advice to you is that you shouldn’t, these are not work gloves they …

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  • So Beautiful: Slow-Motion Giant-Bubble Popping
    What do you do in the middle of the night? If you answered anything but sleep, or make giant bubbles in the park then there’s a good chance you’re weird. In fact, I take that back. If you are making giant bubbles in the park in the middle of the night you’ve joined the ranks …

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  • Not in My House: Shopkeeper Chases Robber with Machete
    Yes, I know the time stamp on the video says that this event hasn’t happened yet. But if you’re around at 7:08 in the morning on January 8th, 2017 watch out for this to see if we really did just glimpse the future. Especially keep that in mind if you happen to be working at …

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  • Fragile: Glass R2-D2
    Since you’ve seen Star Wars you know how tough R2-D2 is. It takes a lot to even slow this little guy down. In an effort to show the more fragile side of this droid, the folks at Team Death Star have brought us this version of him made from glass. Not only is it glass, it’s …

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  • Crazy Ripped: Hulk and Other Superheroes
    Deviantartist sup3rs3d3d has a pretty amazing talent that happens to also be his hobby. In his free time he sculpts superheroes. Specifically he seems to like sculpting The Hulk. As you can see above he is a fan of the more musclebound versions of The Hulk. But it’s not just Hulk that sup3rs3d3d adds muscle …

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  • Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time: Kayaking Down a Drainage Shute
    In a stunt that has got to be rough on the bottom of your kayak, Ban Marr decided it would be fun to slide his kayak down a concrete drainage shute and into a reservoir near Vancouver, Canada. Chalk that up to “crazy Canadians” having nothing else to do I guess. The journey lasts about …

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  • Teenage Mutant Koopa Troopas
    Rated P for Parody Here’s a beautifully done mashup of Mario and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. My first though was it’s about time. I kind of figured this would have been done in the late 80′s or early 90′s when they made the TMNT and Super Mario Bros live action movies. I hope you’ve …

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  • Down Periscope: Submarine Bursts Through the Street
    If you’re living in Milan, or visiting Milan, or you frequent Uncanny Flats, then you know that a submarine recently popped up through the street there. Luckily no one was injured, and nothing important was destroyed. Just some little car was damaged. Well, that and the street. Even the submarine came out looking very nice. …

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  • Don’t Make Me Angry: Turtle Destroys Watermelon
    It’s a Hulk Reference. I’m say that we should call this particular Japanese Alligator Snapping Turtle “Hulk.” Not that the Hulk from the comics, television, and movies likes watermelon in particular like this guy does. And I doubt that this turtle has been effected by gamma rays, although he is from Japan, so who knows? …

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  • State of the Web October 5, 2013
    This week on the web… “Pack Your Stuff, We’re Moving” — The Entire City The city of Kiruna, Sweden has a problem. They need to move. Not just a few of them. The whole cit of 18,000 residents needs to vacate and move two miles up the road. No, they haven’t been storing the garbage …

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