What is “Cut Food”? It’s a photo series showcasing food neatly cut in half. (The premise is really in the title.) ood photographer Beth Galton and food stylist Charlotte Omnès go to town with this clever high-concept photography piece; they cut such food items as soups, cakes, and corndogs in half; sans the use of digital trickery (but with a little gelatin trickery to keep the food in place.
What does the middle of your favorite food items look like? Take a gander:
TweetPee is a new app developed by Huggies brand diapers in Brazil. The geniuses at Ogilvy Brasil have developed a sensor that looks like the Twitter bird that attaches to the front of a toddler’s diaper and alerts parents with a tweet or text message when their baby has peed. Brilliant!
The device works by measuring moisture. I guess, you have to decide whether to Tweet back or not….
Okay, it looks like we’re all just one step away from getting our own personal robot maid. In the meantime, a company called Terrafugia – is prepping to bring rich people the world’s first flying car. This week, the company announced that it will deliver its first non-ground-limited vehicle in 2015. The cost: $300,000. Welcome to the land of the Jetsons!
The airborne vehicle has been in development since 2006. The TF-X will be able to take off vertically with rotor propellers, fly with the wings of a private jet, and drive like a street-legal sedan. Hell yes! Sounds like the makings of a new installment in the Fast and the Furious movie franchise.
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The TF-X can be taken to flight from a helicopter pad—or a parking lot. According to Terrafugia, the vehicle will carry four people “in car-like comfort,” boast a nonstop flight range of 500 miles, fit in a single car garage, take off vertically from a clearing that’s just 100 feet in diameter, and will be road and highway ready. It actually gets us one step closer to Blade Runner.
The company also insists that any driver will be able to learn to pilot the airborne vehicle within a mere five hours—though they’ll still have to get their pilot’s license.
The robot uprising has begun with the creation of Robo-fly! Developers at Harvard University have concocted a tiny, flying robot that could eventually be used in rescue operations. Their creation is the size of a fly and can perform the agile maneuvers of the ubiquitous insects.
-Robo-fly is built from carbon fibre!
-Robo-fly weighs a fraction of a gram!
-Robo-fly has super-fast electric “muscles” to power its wings!
One of the purposes of creating the world’s tiniest robot is to navigate through tiny spaces in collapsed buildings. Check it out for yourself:
Hell yes! What could be better than a car that looks like a giant, retro 80′s boombox? Coined “ROCKBOX” – this crazed work of automotive ingenuity is the brainchild of artist Derek Wunder of Mendocino, California. It gets better: ROCKBOX is for sale and is listed on Craigslist. This 24-foot long art car could be all yours. It’s described as “a well respected vehicle in the burning man community.”
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…built on a 1987 1 ton automatic dodge van with 318 v8. 30k lb load rating. carries around 50 people when fully loaded upstairs and down. 10kw onboard generator. 1750w inverter for accessory power. exterior led perimeter lighting for nighttime use. motorized retractable antennae is 37 ft high when extended. rotating led beacon at the top of the antennae for location from a distance. steel security door at rear of vehicle to keep unwanted people out when not in use. built in dj deck inside the faux “tape deck”. 4ft rack mount for sound gear. 2 furman power conditioners included in sale. lower skirts are removable for transport. requires a 1 ton diesel truck or larger for transport. i have a very nice triple axle heavy duty trailer i use for transport that i will sell seperately for $6500. comes with a ton of spare parts. sound system is sold seperately, Includes 1 mackie fussion top, 2 mackie fussion 18″ subs, 1 mackie srm 450 monitor, 2 pioneer cdj 1000′s, 1 allen and heath xone 92. $5200. vehicle cost nearly $20k to build in materials and 7 months of my life. no expense was spared. would cost at least $30k to reproduce now not including time spent. exterior lighting has been upgraded to MUCH brighter led lighting…
Check out ROCKBOX in action on the Black Rock desert during Burning Man:
This is a true sign of the Apocalypse. A very tiny dog tries to walk a much, much bigger dog. In the end, the tiny dog fails in his mission; as the much larger dog. I’m at a loss for words. What has our world become – where our nation’s dogs have taken to walking themselves. Second, why has this tiny dog one completely mad-with-power? Why is one dog on a leash – while the other dog is not on a leash? Some many questions – so little answers. Watch the video…AND YOU DECIDE!
We all like it when things explode. Right? Even better: When things explode in super slow motion. Yes. In their latest (in a series of related videos), The Slow Mo Guys do the unthinkable (or just plain thinkable); they place a lit firecracker in a LEGO house and capture the LEGO destruction at 2,500 frames per second. Holy crap.
In the aftermath, they create quite a spectacle by blowing up a bin of old LEGO blocks. More info: The video is the third episode of Banger Week, The Slow Mo guys’ ongoing series of slow motion explosion videos.
UPDATE: The Wolf Girl of Thailand, Supatra Sasuphan, is now eleven years old – and has been named the hairiest person in the world by Guinness Book of World Records. Imagine being the hairiest kid at school – and being teased by other children who have taunted her with cries of “monkey face” and “wolf girl.” Triumph over adversity: The stamp of approval by the Guinness World Record – has made the hairy child very popular at school. (In two more years she will be the world’s hairiest teenager.)
There have only been 50 recorded cases of Ambras Syndrome since the Middle Ages – the symptoms of facial hair growth earned the sufferers reputations as werewolves.
In the words of Supatra: “I’m very happy to be in the Guinness World Records! A lot of people have to do a lot to get in,” she said. “All I did was answer a few questions and then they gave it to me.”
No – it wasn’t a slow news day. You’ve probably lost a lot of sleep wondering: Where the hell is the world’s fastest soda machine? Relax your pretty little brain; the answer is located in the small town of Lerna, Illinois (population 322). A 40-year-old soda machine has held members of the community captive with hours of mystery and intrigue with the declaration of being the “World’s Fastest Soda Machine.”
Standing outside a lawnmower repair shop, this modern marvel has put the town on the map – where people come from miles (or at least blocks) around to test the dexterity of this soda-dispensing wonder. Forget your new fancy fangled soda machines – with its modern bells-and-whistles – this soda machines shaves seconds of dispensing time off its modern equivalents.
In the words of Ivan Thompson, owner of the shop and the pop machines:”High school and college kids come down by the carload” at all hours of the day and night, especially on weekends.”
But don’t take Ivan Thompson’s word for it, here’s what the town folks feel about the most famous gadget in Lerna’s history:
“Lerna’s World’s Fastest Pop Machine is a ‘must-see’ for anyone visiting the area,” – Jeanne Gross (Town resident)
“Once lived in lerna and folks its no joke its Fast it almost seems like you get your soda before your finger ever touches the button…Lerna soda machine I think I love you..lol..” – Dustin White (Former town resident)
“My work is talking about taking a road trip here.” – Gillis L Wilson (Non-Town resident)
The secret behind the pop machine’s speed: gravity.
Sometimes restaurant food photography defeats the originally intended purpose — it makes you repulsed by the cuisine actually served inside the eatery. This occurs when optimistic owners snap their own pics of various menu items and hang these images in their window — in a misguided attempt to lure passersby into their establishment. Often they miserably fail. I scoured the streets for the absolute worst food photography the city’s restaurants have to offer. Luckily for you, mission accomplished!
Maybe I’m addicted? But looking at this photo, I’m not exactly sure what I’m addicted to? Am I addicted to an open wound? Or am I addicted to the remains of a deer hit by a speeding truck? Will I steal my roommate’s laptop to fuel my addiction?
Hey, did someone already eat part of my Philly Steak! It looks like they pulled it right off my plate and threw it back down — really hard. I need to move quicker.
This is what all sandwiches will look like after the nuclear bomb drops on America, martial law goes into effect and we’re all forced to live in FEMA camps. We’ll each consist on one of these radioactive sandwiches per day. Bon appétit.
So that’s what your intestines look like! I always wanted to see my innards. Medical science is amazing.