Monday, April 30, 2007

Ri-Man the Adorable Medical Robot



The designer's site promises "RI-MAN will become an invaluable partner robot."

Sumo wrestlers compete at making babies cry

It's an annual tradition. More here, here, and here

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Wired's Gallery of the Lamest Tech Mascots



Thisis the Creative Suite Jester, used to demonstrate the illustration capabilities of Adobe's Creative Suite 3. See the other characters here.

The A-Team To Reunite on TV To Contact Hannibal's Ghost

"The former stars of 1980s action series THE A-TEAM will reunite for a reality TV programme, in which they will attempt to contact their deceased co-star GEORGE PEPPARD. Actors Dirk Benedict, Mr T and Dwight Schultz will appear on a special edition of British paranormal show MOST HAUNTED later this year"

Saturday, April 21, 2007

The strange history of racist spokescharacters



Article and slide-show

The Roman Catholic Church has effectively buried the concept of limbo

the place where centuries of tradition and teaching held that babies who die without baptism went.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Friday, April 6, 2007

Workers have dug up 411 sets of Native American remains while working on the 1,087-acre Playa Vista development

"The remains have been, as Dorame has testified, 'ripped from the earth,' deposited in numbered boxes, and stored in a trailer on the development site. Some of them have been there for three or four years."

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Life-Size Whale On Your Computer


The clever interface allows you to scroll across a life-size whale.

Lung-Shaped Ashtray


See more by the designer here.

Wired April Fool's Pranks

Take a screenshot of your friend's desktop and make it their desktop wallpaper. Minimize any open applications and hide all of the desktop icons or ferret them away in a folder -- don't delete anything. Then, set the Windows taskbar to auto-hide. Hang out somewhere close by so you can hear the frustrated clicking grow louder and more urgent.
Click here for more.

Designer Rock Wall



In Japan.