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February 6, 2020

Seattle Gum Wall

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From Oddity Central: "Located in Post Alley, under Pike Place Market, the Gum Wall had its beginning in the early 1990s when people, irritated that they had to wait in line to get tickets to the theater, stuck chewing gum on the wall."

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"At first they would use the gum to stick small coins to the wall but in time the coins disappeared and the gum remained."

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"Theater attendants scraped the Gum Wall twice but gave up in 1999, when it became a certified tourist attraction in Seattle."

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"Now it is covered with thousands of pieces of chewing gum of any color imaginable. And as the wall grows, the chewing gum art becomes more sophisticated."

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"You'll find names written with pieces of gum, and symbols like hearts or the peace sign."

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"But, the Seattle Gum Wall is also one of the germiest tourist destinations on Earth."

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"In a ranking on TripAdvisor it came in in second place, after Ireland's Blarney Stone."

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Wrote one Oddity Central commenter, "You should see Bubblegum Alley in San Luis Obispo, California, it's been there since the 70s."

[via Milena]

February 6, 2020 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

clips.live — Got game?

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Clips of every NBA play.

Search by team or player.

Free, the way we like it.

Fair warning, hoops fans: there goes the day.

February 6, 2020 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

The fantastic psychedelic posters of Wes Wilson

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His work 

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during the second half of the '60s 

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announced concerts by the Grateful Dead,

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Jefferson Airplane, and more —

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to those

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who could

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read them.

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Wilson died January 24 at his farm in Leanne, Missouri, at the age of 82.

February 6, 2020 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

HyperFace Project

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A creation of Adam Harvey, it finds patterns on textiles that fool facial recognition systems — not by hiding your face, but by creating the illusion of many faces.

All sorts of interesting stuff on his website.

Fair warning....

February 6, 2020 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Nuts Necklace

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From the website:

The timeless beauty of the square ¼" nut with a ⁵/₃₂" Whitworth thread.

As well as celebrating the builder of so many childhoods, revel in the abstract loveliness of the shifting colors of the brass and steel.

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Features and Details:

• Twenty-one 1/4" nuts in brass and mild steel

• 18" silver "snake" chain

• Comes boxed

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Apply within.

February 6, 2020 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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