Creepy Tree Heads

tree head 1

On the list of things that would freak you out if you came across it in the middle of the night you would probably crap your pants, Clement Briend has his own spot.  In fact, if he teamed up with the creepy tree guy, and had that tree on a hill, and projected one of the faces onto another tree on the side of a road, I would be freaked out.

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However, I wouldn’t be against trying this myself somewhere on an old dirt road somewhere in the middle of nowhere.  I’d have a spy camera set up though to capture reactions.  Maybe even have it automatically turn off right after someone saw it.  Yea, that’d be awesome.

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LEGO Prosthetic Leg

YouTube user AmputeeOT recently made her own prosthetic leg out of LEGOs.  It all started as a joke in her research lab, but like all things in the internet age, just because you can do it, means you HAVE to do it.

So She did.  And it’s awesome.  That’s right.

Apparently, she’s working on version 2 of it.  Hopefully it will stand up better.

 

Also, anyone else get nervous with all those LEGOs right next to that floor vent?  It looks like the vent holes were smaller then the LEGOs, but still, I’d have put paper down, or a blanket, or moved to another room or something.

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3D Hot Glue

Combining 2 of my favorite things, Hot glue and LEGOs comes this crude 3-D Printer.  The printing is done with hot glue, and the actual printer is nearly all LEGOs.

I like the basics of it, but he needs to iron out the kinks (in the hot glue too) alittle before you can make anything real usefull out of it.  But then again, who needs usefull when you can just make something.

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Nail in Wood

You’d have to watch the video to find out how the nail got stuck in the block of wood.  I honestly wouldn’t have thought of the way they did it.  I thought they cut the wood, then glued it back together.  I was wrong.

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The Nazi Forest

Nazi Forest

Only visible from the air, and probably too small for Google Maps/Earth (it’s only about an acre), and only visible during the autumn months, when the trees leaves turn yellow and stand out among the regular pines of the forest.  This swastika is a remnant of the 1930s.  Probably pre-WW2, when the Nazi’s weren’t as crazy (yet).  Now it stands as a reminded to those times, and that if you want to have something last, plant it in trees in a forest.

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Microwave Things

microwaved highlighter

 

Honestly, how did we never think of that?  We’ve microwaved our fair share of items over the years, but never something as simple and easy to find as a Highlighter.  That’s a pretty great picture too.  I wonder what it smells like by the way, probably dangerously poisonous.

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Die Hard

Above is the Trailer for the Greatest Film ever made in the history of the planet.

Now, I don’t need a reason to post about Die Hard. But today, I have a very valid one.  25 years ago today, Die Hard was released to the world.  The world at the time consisted of 21 only theaters, with the wide release coming next week.  But this limited release showed the world the new bad-ass in town, Bruce Willis.

There’s so many things I can say about this film, I don’t know what to not say.  So I won’t say anything.

 

Below is the greatest movie related song of all time:

Yippie-Kia-Yay, Mother Fucker.

Mirror Box Pictures

Candle Mirror

The above crazy photo comes from placing candles in a box of mirrors.

Mirrors you say? Yes, Mirrors, 6 square mirrors epoxied together to form an infinite amount of infinite:

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This one looks good:

CGI?

This looks CGI doesn’t it?  Nope, just a pitch dark box of mirrors with light coming in from the edges.

Pretty cool isn’t it?  It is.

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Alternate History Thursdays –:.:– Roswell

Today I will blow your mind.

Not only did aliens Crash land at Roswell in 1947, but the ones that did were in a trans-dimensional space-time traversing device.  Meaning, they have the technology to move about timelines and realities as they see fit.

How is this possible you ask?

Aliens

 

Anyway, so, in July of 1947 the aliens crash land at Roswell New Mexico in the great country of America.  However, this was not a “crash landing”, in the sense that a craft lost power and crashed.  It was – look these humans have nuclear technology – EMP blast loss of power crash.  (Before you berate me and say any space faring civilization worth their salt would put EMP shields on their space ships, let me remind you of a few things:

A. Aliens

B. Time travel

C. ???

D. Profit

).

So, the aliens crash land and are left hopelessly out of luck on the planet.  The Americans while looking over the fields of their live nuclear weapons test on a real unsuspecting rural town find the remains of a ship.

  • Where did it come from?
  • How did it get here?
  • Who are they?
  • Should we shoot them?

Those were just some of the questions running through the commie’s heads.  Luckily enough, the aliens were able to speak passable English, and so were able to describe the events that led up to their arrival in great detail.  Here is their story:

 

At approximately 17:73:009 Centari Standard +Twel time (03:17 July 04, 1947 Local Earth Time), we were preparing for a routine jump to the 4th planet in the Symite system (Mars in the Sol System).  As we were traveling the shock wave from a nuclear explosion ripped into the fabric of Space Time and threw us off course by a few realities.  We have observed this local reality as uneventful, and not worth the effort of visiting in the past, but this new development intrigued us, so upon confirmation from our home base, we diverted to Earth.

Upon our arrival we scanned the planet looking for the location of the massive (estimated at 127 Tt) blast.  We found no such source, the only radiation sources were coming from the south western corner of the smaller continent.  We investigated.  Approximately 3 local days later another blast rocked our ship and disrupted our electronics systems.  We went into a dive and crashed into the planet.

Our current electronic systems are malfunctioning, and we are not able to make contact with our home base.  We do not know the cause of this malfunction, and would greatly appreciate any help you can give us.

 

The Americans took this with a grain of salt, but ultimately it was believable.  After a few years they were able to repair the “inter-dimensional-time radio” – IDR, and make contact with the inhabitants from Centari.  It turns out that the disappearance of Flight 1700 was a major scandal across the universe.  The unheard of artificial blast was recorded and felt across the galaxy.  What made Flight 1700 unique was that it was the only flight in the universe in any of the measurable realities that was in flight at the time.  There was a 77 microTwel (23 second) time difference between the flights before and after 1700.  Why?

More importantly, and strangely, Flight 1700 was stuck in this reality.  They could communicate, but could not travel as until this point, no one had ever traveled to this reality, only sent unmanned drones in to take samples, and provide assistance, and no one ever tried to retrieve those drones, as the data was sent back perfectly fine.

What’s going on?

Who knows?

(See above photo)

Anyway, there is more to this story, but it’s classified right now.  Fear not though, because in the future, all will be revealed.

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