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February 26, 2010

Paul Lung — Episode 2: The video

Many readers refused to believe that the work featured in yesterday's Episode 1 was really made by a man using a pencil.

joehead Erik Johnson drilled down and brought back a story from the Telegraph (U.K.) in which the artist was interviewed.

Wrote the Telegraph, "The 38-year-old from Hong Kong has to fit in his time-consuming hobby around his day job as a graphic artist."

Said Lung about his remarkable drawings, "Each one will take around 40 to 60 hours and I will draw when I come back from the  office after work for around three to four hours a day."

He added, "Unless people see me draw they do not believe it can be real so I made a video [top] of me working."

You can see many more of the artist's drawings on his website.

February 26, 2010 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Wire Blooms Cable Clips

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Adapters included

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for thinner cables.

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12 plastic leaf clips + 1 bird clip:

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$9.99.

[via my7475]

February 26, 2010 at 03:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Samsung Tic Toc Motion-Controlled MP3 Player

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one.

February 26, 2010 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Drink and Run Party Glass

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Designed by Latvian-based Raimonds Cirulis for Enter Living.

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"PartyGlass prevents the spilling of your drink while dancing, walking through a crowded room, gesturing in a heated discussion or hugging an old friend. 

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The opening of the glass is wide enough for standard size ice cubes."

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Silicone cap and straw.

[via Pulp]

February 26, 2010 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Untitled (2010) — by Nick van Woert

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The Brooklyn-based artist

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was born in Reno,

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Nevada in 1979.

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Plaster bust and polyurethane adhesive.

[via acidolatte]

February 26, 2010 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

What is it?

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Answer here this time tomorrow.

February 26, 2010 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (5) | TrackBack

BehindTheMedspeak: Darwin's Point

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I must have been absent from anatomy class my first year of med school the day they discussed this anatomical feature, found in — believe it or not — 10% of all humans around the planet.

Better late than never.

I first learned of Darwin's point (aka Darwin's tubercle) in Melinda Beck's February 23, 2010 Wall Street Journal story about vestigial traits.

From Wikipedia

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Darwin's tubercle [also known as the plica semilunaris] is a congenital ear condition which often presents as a thickening on the helix, at the junction of the upper and middle thirds. The feature is present in approximately 10.4% of the population. The acuminate nodule represents the point of the mammalian ear.

This atavistic feature is so called because its description was first published by Charles Darwin in the opening pages of "The Descent of Man," as evidence of a vestigial feature indicating common ancestry among primates. However, Darwin himself named it the Woolnerian tip, after Thomas Woolner, a British sculptor who had depicted it in one of his sculptures and had first theorized that it was an atavistic feature.

The gene for Darwin's tubercle is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern, and has incomplete penetrance, meaning that those who possess the gene will not necessarily possess the ear tubercle.

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TYWKIWDBI and RichardDawkins.net have more on the subject. 

February 26, 2010 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Lego Digital Camera

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"LEGO bricks on top and bottom allow camera to be integrated into other LEGO structures."

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 3 megapixel, 4x digital zoom, 1.5" LCD screen, built-in flash, fixed focus, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, 128MB capacity stores 80 photos.

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4" x 2.5" x 1.5".

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£49.99.

[via Weird Universe]

February 26, 2010 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

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