Jun 11, 2007

Don't Swim in the Congo River

This is a goliath tiger fish that was found in Congo, Africa. I'm pretty sure they pulled this fish straight out of my nightmares. These monsters can grow up to 60kg in weight.... you would not want to fall into a fishtank with one of those.

Jun 10, 2007

Lego Sculptures

Nathan Sawaya is an artist who creates pretty amazing sculptures out of LEGO bricks. And they're not just recreations of objects, like a car or a building, but actual creative sculptures. Take a look at more of his work here.

The Eye of Sauron

If you ever thought car security wasn't dramatic enough, this Tesla-coil automobile protector should satisfy you. Australian Peter Terren attached a 4-inch tesla coil to a boom on the roof of his car and created what is no doubt the coolest-looking anti-theft device to ever be built into a motor vehice. It probably wouldn't even work as an anti-theft device, but it looks so awesome who cares.

Jun 8, 2007

3 Ellipses for 3 Locks

Between 11 and 25 March, Swiss artist Felice Varini recently created one of those fancy anamorphic illusions where the finished piece can only be seen by standing at a single point. It was commissioned by arts agency CBAT for the Cardiff Harbour Authority and cost $50,000. A series of three yellow ellipses have been painted onto the working locks, gates and even the outer sea wall to create a piece that took a year to plan. It’s called 3 ellipses for 3 locks and can be seen at Cardiff Bay.

Jun 7, 2007

The Taste of Human Flesh

Called Hufu, it is tofu but textured and flavored into a pseudo-meat billed as "The Healthy Human Flesh Alternative." They say it tastes like people. The company of Hufu says that they originally intended to market the product to students of anthropology who were curious about the cannibal experience, yet daunted by the task of reproducing it. But they found that most of the general public was "interested" and acually were buying this product. So what does human flesh taste like? They say "think of the taste and texture of beef, except a little sweeter in taste and a little softer in texture". Good to know..