Saturday, April 18, 2009

Fishing lure looks just like Pac-Man (link roundup)



"The Stormy Petrel" fishing lure looks just like Pac-Man. Up for bid here. Via these sites.

And a few more links:

1. The Mycocepurus smithii species of ants reproduces by cloning and also maintains a garden of fungus. Via.

2. Driving instructor found guilty of DUI. Seems like it's a unique case - - he was not the driver. Via.

3. Apparently, Coca-Cola came up with the name "Tab" for its first diet drink by using a computer "programmed to disgorge every four-letter combination containing a vowel. Out came 250,000 combinations, and 600 names were examined as possibilities. But only 24, a mere four percent, had no conflict with existing trademarks. (One of them, Tabb, was shortened to Tab.)" Via.

4. There's now a Muji online store for the USA.

*Previously: Video of an anteater drinking wine.

*Buy vintage computers at eBay.

2 comments:

  1. Wow, a design friend of mine commented recently upon how the internet has forced companies to make up words as names in the 21st century. I'm glad this is not a new problem.

    My kids will never be able to name a new company.

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  2. No kidding. Now pardon me as a play with my Wii.

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