Glass Wings Blog: January 2008

Driver blames crash on pterodactyl

Tue, 1 Jan 2008 22:49:13 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
This comes from a newspaper in a town near where I grew up:

Rounding off what was an excellent year for criminals blaming their crimes on
fantastical beings, a man arrested over a driving offence reportedly blamed a
pterodactyl for his crash.

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This peanut looks like a duck

Thu, 03 Jan 2008 15:54:21 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.thispeanutlookslikeaduck.com/

Share and enjoy,
               *** Xanni ***

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Wolf walks into a bar...

Thu, 3 Jan 2008 17:09:13 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
A wolf walked into a packed bar in Italy, ate a steak sandwich and walked out
again...Bar owner Giacinto Lorenzo, 43, said: "It sounds like the start of a
bad joke, but it really happened.

http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_2645845.html?menu=news.quirkies.animaltales

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Benoit Mandelbrot Fractal Art Contest 2007

Fri, 04 Jan 2008 00:14:18 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
Beautiful Fractal Art:
http://www.fractalartcontests.com/2007/winners.php

Share and enjoy,
                *** Xanni ***

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Five unbelievably cool research facilities (DD)

Sat, 5 Jan 2008 18:21:59 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
5 unbelievably cool research facilities              [photos + links at url]
by deputydog ⋅ 04 / 01 / 2008

otherwordly structures, massive machines, surreal technology….

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Alive animal bots, Fun mini-bots

Sun, 06 Jan 2008 19:15:56 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/05/wowwee-lets-out-alive-animal-bots-fun-mini-bots/

"The Lion features realistic fur, an animated face, and several
feline-like reactions, like going limp when picked up by the scruff of
the neck and falling asleep when left alone for five minutes. The Lion

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Discworld Game

Fri, 11 Jan 2008 19:21:33 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
For those Terry Pratchett fans out there this is a silly game involving Nac
Mac Feegles bombarding sheep, villagers, snowmen and the like:

http://www.terrypratchettbooks.com/discworld/freefall.html

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One Hundred Percent EDIBLE Googly Eyes!

Sat, 12 Jan 2008 16:45:55 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.evilmadscientist.com/article.php/edibleeyes

"After more than a year of painstaking directed research by our
Experimental Foods Division, we have finally achieved one of our most
important longstanding goals: the production of edible googly eyes."

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2007 Darwin Awards

Sun, 13 Jan 2008 14:06:09 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://darwinawards.com.nyud.net:8090/darwin/darwin2007.html

Named in honor of Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, the Darwin
Awards commemorate those who improve our gene pool by removing
themselves from it.

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Candy battle of Pelennor Fields

Tue, 15 Jan 2008 12:17:17 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://missedmanners.wordpress.com/2008/01/03/battle-of-pelennor-fields/

"Last year, when my brothers and I decided to make the Battle of Helm’s Deep
out of candy, naturally none of us thought anyone would go as nuts over it as
they did. We’ve always just done things like that simply because they’re fun."

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Exoskeleton for farmers

Wed, 16 Jan 2008 14:19:37 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.boingboing.net/2008/01/15/exoskeleton-for-farm.html
http://robots.net/article/2442.html

"Researchers at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology have
developed an exoskeleton for farmers. The idea is to assist the aging

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happy doggie

Thu, 17 Jan 2008 19:37:10 -0800

Linda Page <lightlady27 [at] gmail.com>

Linda Page
I'd heard dalmatians were kind of hyper but this is...well you just have to
watch it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sUL0KCIc48&feature=related
:o)
Linda P

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Robot performs Nativity play

Fri, 18 Jan 2008 21:57:08 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://youtube.com/watch?v=zDkY3ou86ow

A Nativity Play performed by a Fanuc LR Mate 200iC robot. Part of the
Christmas Decoration competition at Decode.

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Tentacle Arm!

Fri, 18 Jan 2008 22:30:41 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.gaiastore.com/servlet/Detail?no=221

"While we've been using our primitive, apelike arms like a bunch of
jerks, the squids of the world have been clutching their prey with their
superior tentacles and laughing at us. Until now! For the first time,

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Star Wars Origami

Wed, 23 Jan 2008 08:28:44 +1030

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Marvel at how much spare time these people have...

The Queen Amidala origamis are particularly amazing:
http://lar.5u.com/oriscifi.htm

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Teen takes on donor's immune system

Fri, 25 Jan 2008 10:58:55 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/01/24/2145289.htm

A 15-year-old Australian liver transplant patient has defied modern medicine by
taking on her donor's immune system.

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Artist throws herself at men.

Fri, 25 Jan 2008 12:28:59 +1030

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://lillymcelroy.com/
http://www.boingboing.net/2008/01/24/artist-throws-hersel.html

"The Year In Pictures interviews Lilly McElroy, an artist who takes photographs
of herself literally throwing herself at men. Apart from all the heavy

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idoru these days in Tokyo

Tue, 29 Jan 2008 10:45:57 +0900

"Yukihiko YOSHIDA" <yukihiko [at] s6.dion.ne.jp>

Yukihiko YOSHIDA
The group, "Perfume" is getting popular.
Official Webstie
http://www.amuse.co.jp/perfume/

Their expression reminds me of  aesthetics close to Yellow Magic Orchestra and

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young singer

Tue, 29 Jan 2008 23:08:52 -0800

Linda Page <lightlady27 [at] gmail.com>

Linda Page
This 7 year old has all the polish of a singer 3 times his age. His name is  
Anthony Gargiula and this is his performance at a Sienna College basketball
game in Albany,NY. You don't have to stand while you watch,  but be sure not to
miss his ending. Impressive!
http://www.sonnyradio.com/ohsay.html

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