Weird Universe Archive

April 2013

April 3, 2013

The Healthy Mind

Take a psychopath test and see how you rate. My score was as follows; The Healthy Mind, 82% empathic, 24% delutional, 75% sociable, and 74% law abiding. You don't have any gross defects of character at all. You might have your problems, but for the most part you're simply a normal person and most definitely not a psychopath in any way.
Please share your scores in comments, we are all friends here after all.

Posted By: patty - Wed Apr 03, 2013 - Comments (26)
Category: Mental Health and Insanity

Cracker Jack Jingle Beanie

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Imagine any kid enthusiastically wearing such a hat today.....

Posted By: Paul - Wed Apr 03, 2013 - Comments (9)
Category: Comics, Children, Headgear, 1950s

The Breathing Bicycle

Artist Matt Hope outfitted his bicycle with an air filtration system that allows him to breathe clean air as he bicycles around Beijing. It's his way of drawing attention to Beijing's pollution woes. Though he says it could also be seen as "a ridiculous solution to a ridiculous problem."

It reminds me of Hana Marie Newman's oxygen-tank bubble dress that I posted about a few months ago. Hope and Newman should get together. They could swap air purifiers.



Posted By: Alex - Wed Apr 03, 2013 - Comments (3)
Category: Art, Travel, Urban Life

April 2, 2013

Crazy Remote Airplane Skills To Classical Music

This amazing video shows how classical music and skilled use of a remote control plane can produce a work of art.



Here's the link:

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/83180718/

I want this plane!! Any idea what kind it is?

Posted By: gdanea - Tue Apr 02, 2013 - Comments (4)
Category: Hobbies and DIY

Bacon Again!

Comedian Ron White once credited his wife with the idea of a product men could take that would make semen taste like chocolate and everyone had a big laugh. While bacon flavored condoms are not exactly the same thing, they sure reside in that neighborhood!

Posted By: patty - Tue Apr 02, 2013 - Comments (6)
Category: Bacon

Duke University Ad*Access

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Seven thousand crisply scanned vintage ads, of varying degrees of weirdness, all nicely categorized? Prepare to spend hours here!

Duke University Ad*Access

Posted By: Paul - Tue Apr 02, 2013 - Comments (2)
Category: Advertising, Universities, Colleges, Private Schools and Academia, Twentieth Century

Hamish Fulton: Walking Artist

Hamish Fulton describes himself as a "walking artist." He walks places. And that's his art. He also takes photos as he walks, which he exhibits. But the photos seem to be a secondary concern for him, and he definitely doesn't consider himself a "photographer." The experience of walking is, itself, his art. [his wikipedia bio]


Fulton's latest art piece took place in northern Chile. Art Daily offers this description:

he stayed in Machuca and climbed Jorquencal peak every other day. On the days when he was not climbing, he used to leave the room in which he was lodged and walked from door to door, and these days also became walking days. As a result, Fulton became acquainted with the everyday life of that new place and its residents and, as days went by, a repetition pattern was established—which involved both the village residents and geographical issues related to the movement of the sun and how its changes occur throughout the days.

So could people who commute to work every day be considered "commuting artists"?

Posted By: Alex - Tue Apr 02, 2013 - Comments (6)
Category: Art

April 1, 2013

Homemade Dialysis Machine Keeps Man Alive For 13 Years

Can't afford dialysis at the hospital? Get some medical equipment, sodium chloride, potassium chloride, sodium bicarbonate and purified water and ... voila!! You can get dialysis in the bathroom!!

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Here's the link:

http://www.weirdasianews.com/2013/03/10/chinese-man-lives-13-years-homemade-dialysis-machine/

Seriously -- do not try this at home!! Two of this guy's friends didn't survive the experiment.

Posted By: gdanea - Mon Apr 01, 2013 - Comments (4)
Category: Medicine

Follies of the Madmen #203

Turkish Airlines - Wingo TVC - English from Robotika Films on Vimeo.



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I don't know... That bird reminds me of too many other incompetent fictional birds. Especially the klutzy Launchpad McQuack. I'm not feeling in good hands--or wings--here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Apr 01, 2013 - Comments (5)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Business, Advertising, Air Travel and Airlines, Europe

Miss Honeywell

Miss Honeywell, advertised as being the world's first robotic woman, was a fake, but not in the obvious way. Reportedly, she was actually a he — actor Jeremy Sebastian.

Posted By: Alex - Mon Apr 01, 2013 - Comments (4)
Category: Robots, 1960s

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