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First Robot Expressions

MDS (Mobile Dexterous Social) Robot's first test of expression with the prerecorded voice. Creepy? Amazing? - more info, via


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Desert Eating Grassland in Brazil

Dunes around Jericoacoara - from the photo album about Brazil - here

(image credit: Bjorn)

Another location, desert eating Lençóis Maranhenses this time:
(more images here)

(image credit: Ricardo Ferreira)


Droplets & Parachutes

Good addition to our "Liquid Art" article. This is the work of Ark

(images credit: Ark)


Dump a bunch of cameras into a cement mixer - what will you get?

You'll get art, of course. See more wacky & ecological art creations of Phil Ross on this page

(art by Phil Ross)


Hamster Magic

(original unknown)


Retro Ray Guns, Robots, Rockets....

Pete of the Builder's Studio makes very creative retro-tech sculptures and ray guns. See them in this set. Click to the image to read the story of how it was made:

(image credit: Builder's Studio)


Mixed fresh links for today:

Change your appearance, according to seasons - [gallery]
The Bathing Machine: Swim naked (maybe) - [vintage]
Banned ad of Absolut Vodka - [cool ads]
Fantastic hi-res image, artist' site - [3D art]
Scary giant bear killed in Alaska, info - [photos]
Super-crowded Trains in Japan - [wow video]
Real-life ninja turtle vs. cat - [fun video]
Cell Phone Gun, info - [video]
Self Image: hilarious animation - [fun video]


Cool Vintage Gadget: Pocket Totaliser, 1960

"The Clicker Quik-Chek lets you quickly check your total purchases - by clicking off the price of each item." Even though it's pretty noisy, this device may be considered handy even today when visiting grocery store. (if you are in the habit of counting every cent, that is)

(image credit: Consumer Reports)


Very Strange Hitchhikers

(image credit: Mark Jenkins)

(original unknown)


Sean Duffy's "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly" Turntable

Displayed at Susanne Vielmetter's studio:


Making thousands of toasts, looking for the Jesus picture

As part of the probability research (all "tested" bread goes to the Salvation Army) -

(image credit: consumerreports)

Umm... just kidding actually. This is a test of automatic electric toasters in 1956, conducted by Consumer Reports


We found this mysterious picture here... which movie would that be??

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

My mom had a "clicker" when I was a kid, in the early 70s.
It seemed a bit smaller, probably a knock-off like all other products ever made.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

the last two pictures are from different movies judging from the people in the photos as well as the NYC sets. I would say the top photo is some 9/11 movie and the bottom looks like maybe "Escape from NY"

Blogger Unknown said...

I remember those clickers; Mum used one to keep a running count of calories when dieting. Early 70s, I guess.

Blogger Unknown said...

the madrussia.com site doesn't work... i think

Blogger Unknown said...

The last one looks like the mineaature panorama version of the NYC located at the Queens Museum.


Anonymous jaynecro said...

Where can I get a Clicker Quick Check? It was SO handy - I'd like to have one NOW! Can anyone help me find one? -Jayne


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