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Friday, September 14, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Some kid shows you how to make a powerful taser out of a disposable camera and a couple of paperclips. Warning: Do NOT do this and do NOT shock anyone with the taser you did NOT make - got it?
WBKO weather man Chris Allen gets caught playing with a health graphic of boobs in front of the blue screen. This is pretty funny - if playing with a graphic of boobies is bad then this is NSFW
Russian Human Genome Project discovers Extraterrestrial abilities to modify DNA through a "biological internet"
by Mary Rodwell [Excerpted]
Some recent Russian DNA discoveries documented by Grazyna Fosar and Franz Bludorf in their book Vernetzte Intelligenz have been summarised by Baerbel. ‘The human DNA is a biological Internet’ with evidence that DNA can be ‘influenced and reprogrammed by words and frequencies.’ This suggests that ‘our DNA is not only responsible for the construction of our body, but also serves as data storage and communication.’ The Russian scientists and linguists have found that the genetic code ‘follows the same rules as all our human languages.’ In effect, human language did not appear coincidentally but is a reflection of our DNA.
The Russian researchers believe that ‘Living chromosomes function just like a holographic computer using endogenous DNA laser radiation. This means that they managed to modulate certain frequency patterns (sound) onto a laser-like ray which influence DNA frequency and thus the genetic information itself. Since the basic structure of DNA-alkaline pairs and language is of the same structure, no DNA decoding is necessary. One can simply use words and sentences of the human language! This, too, was experimentally proven!’ Of course the frequency has to be correct. But for the purposes of this article, the Russian research shows how science now can demonstrate a way to reprogram DNA through language and frequencies.
Link to full article
Zeno is a helper robot built by Hanson Robotics. Hanson, an expert in robotics, is the company that brought you the robotic Albert Einstein head. This new robot Zeno goes one step further, it can walk, talk and maybe even make you breakfast. Don't we all need helper bots in our lives? This robot should be available for public consumption in two years, so keep an eye out. Once again, life is imitating art, can you say 'A.I.'.
Read the article at PC Magazine
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Sue Teller is a total hipster, a 78 year old hipster.
Winter will soon be upon us and what better way to zip up our warm, fuzzy jackets than with these cool zipper pulls. A collaboration between art toy giant kidrobot and artist Mr. Shane Jessup, these pulls will allow anyone to gangsterize their fluffy winter coat. They come in an assortment of bullets, bombs, razor blades, brass knuckles, switch blades and hand grenades in a variety of different colors. As horrible as the idea sounds, when you see them they're actually kinda cute.
Out this October from kidrobot
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
The Burble is a massive structure reaching up towards the sky, composed of approximately 1000 extra-large helium balloons each of which contains microcontrollers and LEDs that create spectacular patterns of light across the surface of the structure. The public, both audience and performer, come together to control this immense rippling, glowing, bustling 'Burble' that sways in the evening sky, in response to movements of the long articulated interactive handle bar at the base of the structure. The ephemeral experience exists at such a large scale that it is able to compete visually in an urban context with the buildings that surround it.
Link via NotCot
Sometimes people don't think before they get their urls:
"1. A site called ‘Who Represents‘ where you can find the name of the agent that represents a celebrity. Their domain name… wait for it… is
2. Experts Exchange, a knowledge base where programmers can exchange advice and views at
3. Looking for a pen? Look no further than Pen Island at www.penisland.net
4. Need a therapist? Try Therapist Finder at
5. Then of course, there’s the Italian Power Generator company…
6. And now, we have the Mole Station Native Nursery, based in New South Wales:
7. If you’re looking for computer software, there’s always
8. Welcome to the First Cumming Methodist Church. Their website is
9. Then, of course, there’s these brainless art designers, and their whacky website:
10. Want to holiday in Lake Tahoe? Try their brochure website at www.gotahoe.com"
This is from Independent Sources
Commercial director Joseph Kosinski is in final negotiations to develop and direct "Tron," described as "the next chapter" of Disney's 1982 cult classic. Sean Bailey is producing via the Live Planet banner, as is Steven Lisberger, who co-wrote and directed the original film.
Kosinski, who last month signed on to helm the remake of "Logan's Run" for Warner Bros. Pictures, will oversee the visual development of the project and have input on the script, which is being written by "Lost" scribes Eddie Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. Story details are being kept secret.
Monday, September 10, 2007
The fourth International Sand Sculpture Festival was kicked off in the Kumtag desert region of Turpan, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on August 27. The festival will last for 10 days and exhibit 37 marvelous sand sculptures.
Labels: sand sculpture
No...It is not the work of a zombie Picasso, but a new technology that takes EEG readings from a subject and converts them into art. Brain painting can be used to assist in therapy and the creators claim these pictures are something the brain can understand. I wonder if the person whose brain painting is shown below is a Deadhead?
Brain Painting via Dump Trumpet
Labels: brain painting
The good people at Hormel have created a neat little guide to Halloween treats made with pepperoni. Candy is totally over-rated, what kids really want is...MEAT.
This pepperoni Frankenstein will scare the pants off any vegan coming to your door. I wonder if the angry villagers will come for him with toothpicks instead of rakes and torches?
Check out the good stuff going on over at Hormel
This is our official Halloween kickoff here at Miniature Brainwave, triggered in part by our picking up a copy of the Make Magazine Halloween Special. This issue is almost a complete guide to Halloween. From recipes to costumes to even making a whole haunted house, the Make editors have left no stone unturned in their quest to make your Halloween a scary good one. One of our favorite features is the 'Meat Head' project, a cold cut platter that looks like a rotting zombie head. You can catch a preview of that doozie over at chefandy.com.
Go and buy your own copy now!
Sunday, September 9, 2007
People should avoid using Wi-Fi wherever possible because of the risks it may pose to health, the German government has said.
Its surprise ruling – the most damning made by any government on the fast-growing technology – will shake the industry and British ministers, and vindicates the questions that The Independent on Sunday has been raising over the past four months.
And Germany's official radiation protection body also advises its citizens to use landlines instead of mobile phones, and warns of "electrosmog" from a wide range of other everyday products, from baby monitors to electric blankets.
This stinks...I love wi-fi.
Read the whole article at The Independent
So you've made mad stacks from your shady blogging activities or drug dealing and now you've got to hide all that cash. If you are worried that you are going to get caught, check out this article over at Wisebread. The article gives you the inside scoop on the two types of money laundering. There is the 'Classic' way where you create a business and report those earning as profits, thus 'cleaning' those dirty dollars. The article also discusses a new way that involves offshore banks, international shills and a certain amount of moxie. We do not recommend you do anything illegal, you will probably get caught and if you do, don't come crying to us.
In an L.A. Times article first published on September 8, 2005, Lucy Jones of the U.S. Geological Survey clearly states that she took part in a FEMA emergency training session in August 2001 that discussed the three most likely catastrophes to strike the United States.
First on the list was a terrorist attack in New York. (Check)
Second was a super-strength hurricane hitting New Orleans. (Check)
Third was a major earthquake on the San Andreas fault...
Link L.A. times article
Morgan Spurlock of 'Supersize Me' fame gets all Mythbusters on the urban legend that McDonald's Bic Macs never decay. Turns out they do stay near perfect, but only for about a week. However, he discovers a whole new urban legend - McDonald's fries last 'forever'. This is just plain creepy folks.
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Yo Gabba Gabba brings it old school with Biz Markie and his beat of the day. Biz Markie's combination of beat boxing and humor has made him a permanent fixture in the halls of stupid and I mean that in the good way. While you probably have to be from Brooklyn to get the funny behind some of his work like 'My House Is The Albee Square Mall', his song 'Pickin' Boogers' in the video below is accessible to just about anyone.
The Jesus Racing team is hard at work saving souls and guzzling gas. Their motto is "for GOD so loved the world...he gave us Monster Trucks." No one can really say it better than them, so here you go:
Funny how Team Jesus and Gibby Haynes are coming from the same place - Jesus Built My Hotrod
More Racing Goodness from Team Jesus over here
Friday, September 7, 2007
Roadsworth brings a whole new meaning to the term 'street art'. He transforms crosswalks and dividing lines in the streets of Montreal into giant foot prints, zippers and other humorous things.
Unfortunately he got caught.
The pieces were "very simple, open-ended, ambiguous,” says Gibson. “They were also somewhat integrated with the environment — the street, the road markings — giving them an almost subliminal quality.” Gibson adds, “I think my intention was to create a language that would function as a form of satire, accentuating the absurdity inherent to certain aspects of urban living, urban space, [and] public policy.” But evidently something got lost in translation: Montreal police arrested Gibson on November 29 last year and charged him with 51 counts of mischief, the charges carrying maximum penalties ranging from $200 to $5,000.
Gibson defends his works, claiming that they create free dialogue within the city’s commercial monologue. An economic, anti-ecological imperative holds the city hostage, Gibson says, and this deference to industry is symptomatic of the hypocritical way laws are applied in the city setting. As Gibson notes, “We aggressively pursue graffiti writers for scrawling their names on a wall across from a massive backlit billboard advertising Big Macs.”
For more Roadsworth, check out his Myspace page. Who would have thought graffiti writers would have Myspace pages?
From the 'I couldn't make this stuff up' department:
'Making a hot dog disappear using microwaves
I was Performing an experiment at work last week. The premise: To make a chili dog disappear in a microwave. What would happen if you left the hot dog inside the microwave ongoing forever? would the dog disappear or would it just burn out? I am a believer in traveling thru time and space and my goal was to make the hot dog enter a dimension parallel to a phone line next to the microwave. The study had some problems, as how would the hot dog enter the phone line and re-appear outside the physical world.
I cooked the hot dog for 36 minutes. I observed a shift in the time relating to the object as it rotated. I could almost see the hot dog move and explode inside the microwave. So, I opened the door and the Hot Dog was still there. But once again I started the timer at 36 minutes. And so on.
Eventually, my observation was due. I can safely assure you all that the experiment was a success the hot dog had almost disappeared, all I could see were left over stains and parts of the bread, assuming here that the bread evaporated or entered the parallel universes contained in the telephone next door. Prior to the experiment I had the receiver of the telephone off the base so there was a busy tone and sound could enter via the voice receptors. '
authorship of the work:"jedimiller; a member of AboveTopSecret.com"
Making a hot dog dissapear using microwaves
This one is definitely more than meets the eye...and ear. I wonder if he is on the side of the Decepticons or the Autobots.
This fully transforming robot is fashioned from a Motorola E6. It took one and a half months to build, and cost 1000 Yuan ($130). Sadly, the name of the maker is lost in (machine) translation, but from what we can gather, the transformer still functions as a phone, which probably makes it the coolest celly on Earth.
This sick how to over at instructables will help you punish Barbie for her crimes against humanity. The only thing better would be to have Ken or one of those Bratz dolls flipping the switch. Next up: The Barbie Dream Lethal Injection.
Link via boingboing
Like I said - UNBELIEVABLE, as in don't believe it.
Thursday, September 6, 2007
As we yawn and open our eyes in the morning, the brain stem sends little puffs of nitric oxide to another part of the brain, the thalamus, which then directs it elsewhere.
Like a computer booting up its operating system before running more complicated programs, the nitric oxide triggers certain functions that set the stage for more complex brain operations, according to a new study.
In these first moments of the day, sensory information floods the system—the bright sunlight coming through the curtains, the time on the screeching alarm clock—and all of it needs to be processed and organized, so the brain can understand its surroundings and begin to perform more complex tasks.
Maybe we really are in the Martrix...maybe.
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
I remember rolling the Zippo down your leg to light it but that 'trick' has nothing on these guys. I also remember filling the lighter a little sloppily and setting my whole hand on fire, a Zippo 'rite of passage' if there ever was one.
More Zippo Trickiness Can be found here.
While you're at it, don't forget to check out the flamerite website for Zippos with graphics by today's coolest artists.
That microwave popcorn you've been eating is killing people. Really, I'm not kidding! The chemical which gives it the butter flavor, diacetyl, causes lung disease. College students beware.
Read all about diacetyl and popcorn lung over at GreenSteam
This is from an interview with a protestor at an immigration rally in Houston, Texas:
Jim: What is the "right" you speak of?
Juan: The right of all Aliens. It is found in your Constitution. Read it!
Jim: I have read it, but I do not remember it saying anything about rights for Aliens.
Juan: It is in that part where it says that all men have Alien rights, like the right to pursue happiness. I wasn't happy in Mexico, so I came here.
Jim: I think you are referring to the declaration of Independence and that document speaks to unalienable rights .. Not Alien rights.
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
A how-to for all you squares
From thingsmagazine.net, here’s some extracts from Survival in the City, by Anthony Greenbank, 1974, including this graphic on how to execute the soul-brother handshake (and presumably not get that ass capped by the big bad motherfucker in the daishiki and the leather piece).
via Anything GLOB via thingsmagazine
Over at rankmytattoos.com they have a page titled Ingenious Tatoo Designs, hope they did this ingenious tatoo with disappearing ink. Remember, think before you tat, it lasts forever. I was at a Fourth of July party and someone said, "Look at Ronnie's tatoo." I look on Ronnie's African-American ankle and there is a shamrock tatooed on it. I say, "I didn't know you were Irish." He says, "I'm not, but it was St. Patrick's Day and I was drunk."
Visit the Ingenious Tatoo Designs Page
Archie McPhee, one of the world's greatest novelty companies, is serving up this neat set of miniature zombie figures. The uses for these are endless, sneak them into your grandpa's train set diorama or get their B-movie victims set and recreate your favorite zombie slaughter scenes right on your desk. If that isn't enough for you, the zombies glow-in-the-dark!
Check them out at Archie McPhee
Monday, September 3, 2007
I am continually freaked out by what is in our food. Can my beloved Coca Cola be made with animal juice? I love to eat beef(sorry vegans), but I don't want it in my pop. What next, are we going to find out that Oreos are made from puppies? I don't know if these scans were doctored or if the article is inaccurate, but if this is true I need to find a good ice tea recipe. The offending line in the scan below being: "Natural Flavor from Animal And Plant Sources". The worst part of this is that we can't blame it on the Chinese, this one is 100% good 'ole American ingenuity.
Get over to Rense.com to see larger scans and read the whole article via GreenSteam
magical weapons that are real
does anyone no of any weapons cursed/magical like swords etc that seem like tey could be real if so please post info thank u
Best Real Answer:
But I don't believe you're worthy.
Kind of like..an amulet..would be one "magical weapon" but if you're referring to like a sword to cut demons and ghosts..you gotta be pretty devoted into that spiritual stuff to be able to "wield" it.
authors of the work "latinking2021/chinabean; members of AboveTopSecret.com
title of the message thread, magical weapons that are real
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Williard Wigan creates the world's smallest and wonderfully beautiful sculptures. The detail on these pieces is amazing when you realize that they fit on the head of a pin. I was always amazed at the carnival booths where you could get your name written on a grain of rice, but those artists don't have anything of Wigan.
The Staue Of Liberty
The Wizard Of Oz
Bart And Homer Simpson
The artist who created these miniaturized materpieces Willard Wigan.
Visit Willard Wigan's site for more amazingness