Saturday, October 3, 2009

Trash can modified to seem like it's bottomless (link roundup)

Garbage can modified to emit a sound like an object dropping into a very deep hole. Somehow it's an ad for Volkswagen. Because what car maker doesn't want their product associated with garbage? Via these sites.

And a few more links:

1. Information about David Letterman's alleged extortionist, and the woman at the center of the blackmail scheme.

2. If you're reading this, then you probably hit the lottery at least a little in terms of where you were born. Life in Guinea:

Most shocking to the wearied citizens in this predominantly Muslim nation, Captain Camara’s men raped scores of women in broad daylight, sexually assaulting many with rifles. For five days this week Conakry has seethed in sullen, silent anger, as many people remained missing following Monday’s demonstration, heavily armed soldiers patrolled, rumors flew about secret midnight burials by government security forces, and text-message and much cellphone traffic was blocked. Shops have remained shuttered and streets that are normally clogged have been empty.
There's more. Via.

3. Gallery of book covers for books written by Ed Wood. (NSFW.) Via.

*Previously: Trash truck of the future.

*Buy Plan 9 From Outer Space posters at eBay.