Wednesday, April 22, 2009

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Frog eats Christmas light, gets illuminated


James Snyder took this striking photo of a frog that ate a small light bulb. It was featured in National Geographic's "Daily Dozen."
This is a Cuban tree frog on a tree in my backyard in southern Florida. How and why he ate this light is a mystery. It should be noted that at the time I was taking this photo, I thought this frog was dead having cooked himself from the inside. I’m happy to say I was wrong. After a few shots he adjusted his position. So after I was finished shooting him, I pulled the light out of his mouth and he was fine. Actually, I might be crazy but I don’t think he was very happy when I took his light away.

(Via bangocibumbumpuluj)

Friday, April 17, 2009

Al Capone’s Prison Cell

Posted by Miss Cellania in Crime & Law on April 17, 2009 at 10:56 am

When notorious gangster Al Capone was incarcerated at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, he was treated with deference by guards, and maintained powerful connections from behind bars. I don’t know about the walls, but I’d commit a crime for that furniture! Link -via J-Walk Blog

(image credit: Mike Graham)


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Anatomical drawing on a cast


Heather Tomkins drew this lovely anatomical illustration on the casted arm of her friend, the illustrator Taylor White: "I was thusly wrangled into making this old school plaster cast (they do things funky in Norway apparently) into an awesome work of art."

Monday, April 13, 2009

Vicodin Ring


Crafter Becky Stern says: "To go along with my Vicodin earrings, I made this Vicodin ring from sterling silver. I sanded one side of the pill flat (while wearing a dusk mask, of course!), and bezel set it.

US Postal Service to Release "Simpsons" Stamps


Scott Beale blogs,
¡Ay, caramba! On May 7th the US Postal Service will be releasing a series of postage stamps commemorating The Simpsons. As part of the pre-release preview you can vote on your favorite Simpsons character and pre-order sets of the stamps.
Sneak peek at the images over at Laughing Squid. (Congrats, Boing Boing pals Matt Groening + David Silverman!)

Zipper Dress


Designer Sebastian Errazuriz created this dress out of 120 zippers. I dig the idea of reconfigurable clothing that isn't ugly. Zipper Dress (, thanks Alex Pang!)

Jumpei Mitsui's monumental LEGO Battleship Yamato


The Bros. Brick brings word that Jumpei Mitsui's six-year project, the minifig-scale Battleship Yamato, is finally complete.
Length: 6.6 meters (22 feet) from bow to stern
Width: 1 meter (3 feet) at the widest point midship
Scale: 1/40
Time to complete: 6 years, 4 months
Parts: 200,000 LEGO elements
Weight: 150 kilograms (330 pounds)

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Women Meat Pioneers, 1943


The new "Pioneer Woman" in MEAT. It sounds like the name of a Damien Hirst work, but it's an advertisement from the 1 November 1943 issue of LIFE magazine. John Ptak says: "This ad is innocent enough: it was simply encouraging the modern housewife to go adventuring into cuts of meat that had been deemed unacceptable before rationing and the war, which brought about a meat drought." Women Meat Pioneers, 1943

Dubai Metropolis

(Image: "Dubai Metropolis," The Business Bay Executive Towers in Dubai. From the CC-licensed Flickr stream of "twocentsworth." )

Demonic Brazilian DOT Approved Motorcycle Helmet


These are DOT-approved (or at least were) motorcycle helmets crafted by a Brazilian artist who uses "animal teeth, fangs, bones, and hairs besides fines stones from the Amazon river" to make these $100 helmets. [via I, Gizmodo]

Richard Deacon for Thermodor

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Reuters Strange & Unusual Images (4/2/09)

Here are just a few I thought were interesting.
The whole slide show can be seen here.

Waitresses dressed in nurse uniforms talk to customers at a hospital-themed restaurant in Taipei March 18, 2009.


A man wears a gas mask during a live action role-playing game based on the computer game "Stalker", near the village of Sengileyevskoe in Russia's southern Stavropol region March 21, 2009. The scenario of the game is set in the radioactive exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor after a second fictional disaster where the player has to fight for survival by fending off mutant creatures and dangerous anomalies. Some 70 gaming enthusiasts took part in the role play.

REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

Seven babies sit in tummy tubs filled with water to cool down after a baby massage class held for young mothers in IJmuiden, about 17 km (10.3 miles) north of Haarlem, March 24, 2009. The "cooling down" segment is to simulate a womb-like environment for the infants to experience the warmth and comfort.

REUTERS/United Photos

An exhibit of a man guarding poppies is displayed in the Drugs Museum at the headquarters of the Mexican Ministry of Defense in Mexico City March 9, 2009. The Virgin of Guadeloupe sculpted in the handle of a gun, high precision rifles, a mobile phone with diamond and gold incrustations, clandestine laboratories for drug processing and many more items that once belonged to drug traffickers are displayed in this private museum used by the military to show the soldiers the lifestyle of the Mexican drug lords.

REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

Britain's Prince Charles dances carimbo, a typical dance of the Brazilian Amazon region, as he visits the jungle town of Maguari March 14, 2009. Prince Charles is in Brazil on an official visit.

REUTERS/Paulo Santos

A woman walks past a sculpture by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan during the press preview of the "A Certain State of the World?" exhibition at the Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture in Moscow March 19, 2009. The exhibition comprises of works from the Francois Pinault Foundation.

REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin

A ring-tailed lemur inspects the topping of a birthday treat during celebrations at Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), the charity that owns the zoo, March 18, 2009.

REUTERS/David Moir