November 18, 2011
Mirrored motorcycle — Poor man's invisibility cloak
"A unique motorcycle designed by Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Joey Ruiter is equipped with a mirrored body
that blends into the environment."
"Powered by an electric motor, the bike has a range of 90 miles."
"Reflective exterior almost disappears and the rider silently floats along the streets."
[via Everlasting Blort]
Gravity Dice — Suzy Lelièvre
The French artist does all manner of things to all manner of things.
Set of five handcrafted dice: €200.
Ceadogán Rugs — Handmade in Wexford, Ireland
What's a gun-tufted rug?
You'll know once you watch the video.
2 inches wide x 50 yards long.
White or Black printing.
How Google sees yesterday's Holey Eggs
Above, the banner ad that appeared on French reader Matthieu Taravella's screen "on the comments page of the egg sculpting guy!"
You couldn't make it up if you tried.
how Google sees the Holey Eggs post through the lens of my screen.
Vampire-Repellant* Garlic Mints
What took so long?
100 mints in classic tin.
*"Repellant" = "repellent."
What flights are overhead NOW?
WolframAlpha has the answer.
From SearchEngineLand: "To access this literal, real-time flight search, just type 'flights overhead' into the WolframAlpha search box, and voilà!"
Works on both computers and smartphones.
Bonus: "WolframAlpha's blog post says you can also use this feature to find out things like what you were looking at when you shot a photo out the window of your airplane in mid-flight."
Snofling Snowball Throwing Stick
Now comes Episode 3 of this year's snowball throwing posts, featuring the cheapest solution yet to the vexing problem of making and throwing snowballs without getting cold hands.
Wrote reader Ben in response to the second of the two, "At $5.99 the Snofling Snow Ball Throwing Stick [above and below] is the best bang for the buck. I remember them from my late childhood and believe you me you don't want to have to be messing with your weapon in the middle of a snow ball fight. With these sticks, you just jam the cup end in the snow, pull out, swing and snap in one smooth motion. The packed snow ball flicks out of the Snofling and can reach your target in a flash. Picture your enemy being bombarded without having time to react to your jam-swing-flick jam-swing-flick jam-swing-flick attack while he's still trying to arm his Sharper Image Snowball Thrower or Snowball Crossbow, he/she has no chance!"