March 13, 2010

Professor Music’s Weird Links (again, singular)

Since you enjoyed ekranoplanes so much, here's the Mother Lode.

Posted By: Professor Music - Sat Mar 13, 2010 - Comments (7)
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14 People in a Smart Car

I remember the good old days when a Volkswagen Beetle was the standard, but now it's official -- get 16 people in a Smart Car and you may break the world record.



Here's a shot of the world's smallest car, which is street approved and goes about 40 mph. At 52 inches long, not much back seat action is going to happen in this car.
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This tiny car is officially known as the Peel 50 (about 50 were built) and has two front wheels and one in back.

Posted By: gdanea - Sat Mar 13, 2010 - Comments (4)
Category: Transportation

World Record Bamboo Dance



Watch this video. Now picture ten thousand people doing it simultaneously.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Mar 13, 2010 - Comments (2)
Category: World Records, Dance, Asia

March 12, 2010

Teeth Cleaning


At the Zurich Zoo in Switzerland a number of visitors were charmed and amazed today. In an enclosure housing a zebra and a mother and baby hippopotamus the strangest thing was observed. The mother hippo opened her mouth wide and allowed the zebra to reach his head in and clean her teeth. This went on for 15 minutes while visitors observed and took pictures. Never once did the hippo attempt to harm the zebra and the zebra showed no fear while his head was in her mouth. The second link has more pictures.
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/162634/Zebra-and-hippo-Open-wide-and-I-ll-clean-your-teeth
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1257204/Zebra-puts-head-hippos-mouth--escapes-unhurt-cleaning-predators-teeth.html

Posted By: patty - Fri Mar 12, 2010 - Comments (6)
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Just Imagine!



I can almost believe that I myself, starting from scratch and given several years, might be able to handcraft the 433 parts of a 1940s phone and assemble them into a working unit.

But how could I build the billion-dollar computer-chip fabrication plant in order to create one chip or hard-drive for an iPhone?

Posted By: Paul - Fri Mar 12, 2010 - Comments (14)
Category: Technology, Cartoons, Documentaries, 1940's

March 11, 2010

Professor Music’s Weird Link (Singular)

Some Weerdos disdain the terseness of my Postings.

Therefore, I present:


The People's Glorious Death-to-the-Capitalist-running-dog-boot-licking-lackey-tools-of-the-Wall Street-Imperialist-war-mongers-who-wallow-in-the-honest-sweat-of-the-enslaved-masses Flying (maybe) Boat-Tank-Attack Bomber-Torpedo Launcher of the Soviet Socialist Republics!!!

Bonus loquacity

Posted By: Professor Music - Thu Mar 11, 2010 - Comments (15)
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Anna Nicole


February 17, 2011 an opera about Anna Nicole's life will debut at the Royal Opera House in the UK. It was co-written by one of the creators of Jerry Springer The Opera. Wait, there was a Jerry Springer opera?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/celebritynews/7414740/Anna-Nicole-Smiths-life-to-be-turned-into-opera.html

Posted By: patty - Thu Mar 11, 2010 - Comments (5)
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Car Keys


A car covered completely in computer keyboard keys, sounds cool doesn't it? Looks cool too! There's not alot of information about the car. It was spotted and photographed in California.
http://www.bitrebels.com/geek/the-ultimate-geek-car/

updated with smaller picture

Posted By: patty - Thu Mar 11, 2010 - Comments (2)
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The Trembling Veil of Bones



I can't find any info on when the full-length version of this cartoon will debut, but the trailer sure looks weird enough to intrigue me!

Posted By: Paul - Thu Mar 11, 2010 - Comments (7)
Category: Surrealism, Cartoons

March 10, 2010

It’s Not Good To Be A British Patient


Belinda Waite, 21, of Bampton, England had a rough 9 months leading up to February 6th of this year. She was in and out of the hospital with diagnoses of irritable bowel syndrome and gout. Finally, on the 6th of last month, doctors told her she was 3 months pregnant. They sent her home telling her to make an appointment for a prenatal check up. Just 3 hours later she was brought back to the hospital by her husband where she gave birth to an 8 pound 4 ounce baby girl, Louise. Can't get them all right I guess.
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2010/03/10/Its-pregnancy-not-gout-woman-shocked/UPI-64531268265526/

picture from yahoo images

Posted By: patty - Wed Mar 10, 2010 - Comments (9)
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