The Book of General Ignorance

  • What’s the Tallest mountain in the world?
  • Is French Toast French?
  • How many senses does a human have?
  • What color is the  universe?

These and a couple hundred other questions can be all be answered at The Book of General Ignorance.  A long, long page of questions and answers, with random quotes, and drawings thrown in when applicable.  Like anything on the internet, you can’t really trust it.  But, something about this site makes me believe it.  Probably the complete lack of ads, the simple nature of the site, the uniformly written responses, and little humor/insulting at all in them.

It’s a good, if bit long, read that you should do.  Treat it like bruiser, and read it over a few days, it’s interesting.

Stumbles 20

No one cares about 19.  It’s such a silly number.  Even if it is prime, it’s silly.  Anyway, off for the 20th installment of the Stumbles series.  Got some good memes here, some good games, and some holiday cheer.  So be a good faith, and click the link below for some laughing good times.

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The Matrix – LEGO

I think The Matrix is one of the best movies to come out in the last 10 years. And say what you will about the sequels, I thought they were alright. Anyway, the second best scene from the first movie has been redone using LEGOs.

And, I’m in a Matrix mood, because for the past 7 hours, I have been watching the whole trilogy on TV.  It’s on AMC, so there’s some commercials, unfortunately, none of my favorites, but what can you do?…Watch Die Hard in between them of course!

The Scroller Clock

Here’s a live updating clock that is made out of scroll bars.  It’s really quite unique.  And even though Chris thinks it’s weird, I spent at least an hour watching it while I did research on various things for future blog posts.  So now you can watch it and waste hours of your life like me, or you can be like Chris, and question the amount of free time some people have.

Grand Canyon Pictures

Everyone was wrong, but whatever.  Here are some Grand Canyon Pictures.

They are pretty nice if I do say so myself.  And it really was the most spectacular place in the world to go visit.  I took 1,775 pictures on my camera alone, not counting the 7 rolls of film, 10 minutes of video, and lots of other pictures my dad and uncle took.

We went on a Helicopter ride!  It was awesome! Here’s a video of that:

You should really check out the Panoramas, those are great!

Transformers!

Electrical Guardians of the Telephone Pole.

I was always intrigued by those giant things on the sides of Telephone Poles.  I knew what they were, and what they did, but not how they were made.  I also didn’t know they were filled with mineral oil.

You learn something new every day don’t you?

{Hacked Gadgets}

Hello World

I have returned from my trip into the middle of nowhere and back.  It was exciting, and let’s just say, the Grand Canyon is breathless.  I am currently going through all my pictures.

Whoever guesses closest without going over the number of pictures I took gets to look at them!

Or maybe I’ll just post some of my better ones.  I don’t know, I have alot of pictures to go through, and I’ll just say that.

Here’s one view you can look at while you wait for me to finish my daunting task.

http://pictures.deadlycomputer.com/d/34811-1/DSC_0877.JPG

11.11

This is my favorite time ever.

11:11 on 11.11

Just look at all those ones!

It will get even better in 2 years, when it’s 11:11:11, on 11.11.11, but that’s a few years away, so we have time to prepare the best party the world has ever seen.

Also, I’m at The Grand Canyon right now, and will be for the rest of the week, so expect no posts, till I get back and go through the 1,400 pictures I expect to have taken in that time.  Thanks, and goodnight.

LEGO House

Confession. I have wanted to make a house completely out of LEGOs since forever.  The long lines of solid color, the box shape, all of it is cool.  James May, of Mike and Chris’ favorite show, Top Gear beat me to it, and that makes me sad.  But,  I can still bask in the glory of how he made it.

Personally, I would have put alittle more character into the outside of the house, but that would probably would have inflated the bricks usage from 3.3 million, to like 3.3billion.  But whatever, if you have enough money and time to make it, you might as well make is awesome!

The weird part is that he furnished the inside complete with LEGOs too.  Why?  It doesn’t take a genious to know that LEGOs aren’t comfortable, why would you make a bed, or a couch out of them?  Also, his house isn’t water proof.  Did the people who made this even think?  LEGOs aren’t made of rubber, they won’t stop water, why would someone think that?  I’m begining to loose some respect for their efforts.

That window makes up for some of it.  I think it looks cool.  I wonder just how much light is coming through it though, and how much is artificial form the photographer.  Whatever, I’ll pretend it’s all natural, so you get an extra point I guess.

Apparently there is no one to take this house though.  The property they built it on want’s it’s land back, and LEGO Land isn’t taking it, mostly cause it’s impossible to move, which in turn is meaning no one is gonna take it.

It looks like little to no thought regarding the long term went into this project, which is sad, because something of this magnitude should be saved.  If I lived in England, and had a few million dollars spare, I would have it moved to somewhere.  Oh well.

{Mail Online}

Literal Art

That work is titled Cereal Killer, by Terry Border.  He takes ordinary, everyday objects, and gives them human qualities, and makes them generally, cool looking.  Honestly, when I was a kid, that’s what I thought a serial killer was, now I know better.

He’s made a bunch of really good ones, I have included the ones I like alot, but they are all pretty cool.

Exposure

That film looks like its showing alittle too much if you ask me.

Fruit with Life Experience

I think this one could be the best.  The only thing that would make it better, would be to show a vine with the grapes on them.

Star of the Show

This is good too. Particularlly how it’s a Star.  I laughed at that.

Leaves Leaving

And in honor of fall, I think this one is the best.  Because it shows dedication.

{My Modern Met}