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Transparent Japanese Appliances

Friday, November 24, 2006

These are really cool!

Washing Machine
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Hot Stuff

Friday, November 17, 2006
PopSci photo gallery of cool gadgets include this belt-driven turntable that plugs into your computer via USB, converting your prized vinyl LPs to iPod-ready MP3s as they play. Who said vinyl was dead?

Additional stories on PopSci include 1) The positive effect of child-rearing on men. Studies show that contrary to popular belief, child-rearing may make men smarter; 2) A man-made, pure-white compound called Oxycyte carries oxygen 50 times as effectively as our own blood.

contraforma elegant solutions linear rocking chair

Built right into INCHworm shoes is the iFit technology. The iFit technology allows you to GROW the size of the shoe with a simple push of the button.

24 hours before your special day, the Hot Spot on the interior surface of your Remember Ring will warm to 120º F for approximately 10 seconds, and continue to warm up every hour, on the hour, all day long!

RC plane offers a remarkable video shot from the cockpit of a radio-controlled airplane. The camera's video is transmitted to the flyer on the ground below, who's wearing VR goggles. When he moves his head, the remote camera's pans and tilts correspond exactly to his movements.
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New Scientist News

New Scientist latest news are always interesting:

1. Red wine compound boosts athletic endurance.

2. Software distinguishes between online namesakes.

3. New tack may stamp out polio for good.

4. Unruly star may be swallowing embryonic planets.

5. Stem cells reverse muscular dystrophy.

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I Like

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

bad medicine, a really gross contest at

evolution gone wild, another Photoshop contest at

rechargeable batteries that get power from the USB port

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Yehey, New Stuff!

Friday, November 10, 2006
HurriQuake nail is a tricked-out nail designed to protect homes against damage caused by hurricanes and earthquakes. Engineered to target the common problems of other fasteners that tear apart in high winds and pull through plywood during seismic stresses, the device reportedly provides up to twice the resistance to these natural disasters.

inflatable bar

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania took brain images of five women while they spoke in tongues and found that their frontal lobes - the thinking, willful part of the brain through which people control what they do - were relatively quiet, as were the language centers. Studies suggest that people who speak in tongues rarely suffer from mental problems. A recent study of nearly 1,000 evangelical Christians in England found that those who engaged in the practice were more emotionally stable than those who did not.

Thanko stealth switch. The stealth switch lies undetected under your desk and is activated by foot, just press the switch and Solitare is minimized and Excel spreadsheet maximized.
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USB Collection

Thursday, October 26, 2006
Here's a page I saw last April but failed to post. It shows an interesting collection of USBs.

see collection
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Hello World...It's Been A Long Time

Here's some stuff I was able to grab from my feeds. I miss this blog.

collapsible guitar

airmail wallet

pumpkin computer case

six sided harmonica

teabag baby buggy

fish powered vehicle

hello kitty muffler


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About the Tongue

Friday, June 09, 2006
AUCTIONEER, n. The man who proclaims with a hammer that he has picked a pocket with his tongue.

BATTLE, n. A method of untying with the teeth of a political knot that would not yield to the tongue.

BELLADONNA, n. In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues.

LECTURER, n. One with his hand in your pocket, his tongue in your ear and his faith in your patience.

LOQUACITY, n. A disorder which renders the sufferer unable to curb his tongue when you wish to talk.

SLANG, n. The grunt of the human hog (_Pignoramus intolerabilis_) with an audible memory. The speech of one who utters with his tongue what he thinks with his ear, and feels the pride of a creator in accomplishing the feat of a parrot. A means (under Providence) of setting up as a wit without a capital of sense.

- The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce, US author and satirist

That man that hath a tongue, I say, is no man, If with his tongue he cannot win a woman. - Shakespeare

The slanderer and the assassin differ only in the weapon they use; with the one it is the dagger, with the other the tongue. The former is worse that the latter, for the last only kills the body, while the other murders the reputation. - Tyron Edwards

Conversation is an exercise of the mind; gossip is merely an exercise of the tongue. - author unknown

The tongue is like a sharp knife. It kills without drawing blood. - Buddha
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An Interview Tip

Thursday, June 08, 2006
The Work Styles Preference Survey is a helpful tool that shows which of your work skills will you want to emphasize in an interview. It also helps you to know which areas need to be worked on. Excellent!
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Multicab For Sale

Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Blogger friends Rob & ZJ who are in Cambodia posted this ad and image for me:

A multicab FOR SALE.
It's still in very good RUNNING condition. Selling Price is Php 80,000.00 (roughly $1,600). Negotiable.
Do you want a picture?

Click here
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Programmable Drink?

Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Take a soda bottle, add customizable flavor buttons, and what do you get? Ipfini's "Programmable Liquid Container". Each bottle is filled with carbonated sugar water and feature additive buttons on its side (aroma, flavor, color), which allow for up to 32 combinations of soda on the fly.

wanna try?
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Credit Card Tools

Ultra Slim Credit Card Tools features: 2 inch serrated blade, can/bottle opener, screwdriver, 8X power lens, tweezer, toothpick, etc. etc. Some versions also feature a compass, scissors, nail file, staple puller and a light. Everything fits neatly into place like a puzzle and you can just tuck it into your wallet to bring with you everywhere. A great addition to any emergency survival kit

see more credit card tools
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Top 10 Strangest Computer Mice

Mouse Phone combines both telephone and mouse into a very uncomfortable looking design.

CP-1 USB Spy Mouse. Hidden inside this otherwise normal looking mouse is a condenser microphone - capable of picking up on any nearby conversations.

AMG Helmet Optical Mouse. An innovative new wireless optical mouse with a design inspired by Jean Alesi’s AMG-Mercedes Helmet.

see more mice
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Try On Clothes Without Undressing

The intelligent dressing room, shown by Metro Group at CeBit in Hannover, Germany, scans your measurements and lets you see on a projection screen how a piece will look on you.

check it out
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Super CD Bucket

This may just look like a simple plastic bucket to store your CDs in. The trick with the DC-101 CD library is that you can install indexing software, connect to a PC, search for the particular disc you're looking for and have it - just pop out.
check it out
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Hello Friends

Thursday, March 23, 2006
My dear Vasco, Nana, AW, Rob & ZJ, Elisha, Miguel, Albuquerque and Bizatch: I'm sad to inform you that I can't be online as often as I did (because of a change in my schedule) in the next several weeks. So I might not be able to drop by your blogs for quite some time. I will still be posting "quick posts" just to maintain this blog. As soon as my sked clears, I'll be seeing all of you again. Be missing you guys. Ciao!
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Videogame Urinal

A videogame in a urinal which helps maintain hygeine. Recessed into a urinal is a pressure-sensitive display screen. When the guest uses it, he triggers an interactive game, producing images and sound. The reduced size of the "target" improves restroom hygiene and saves on cleanings costs. It also makes a trip to the urinal "fun and games."
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Items, Items...

Coffee Candle Set

Personalized ASCII carpet
carpet/?s is an internet based project that allows you to purchase a personalised carpet made out of ascii (American Standart Code for Information Interchange).

Nailclipper with three cutting heads on three directions.

Laser Scissors
You can cut a straight line! Just aim the pin-point laser and follow the line. No marking, no crooked cuts.

The first official Swiss Army knife with a built-in MP3 player
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MP3 Watch

MP3 players no longer need to be little white plastic squares that need to fit in a pocket somewhere. Now, you can fashionably wear your MP3 player on your wrist and have a magnificent timepiece too!

see specifications
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Killer Bass

Friday, March 10, 2006
Do you want enough bass in your truck to kill you? Then try installing this 60 inch subwoofer.
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World's Largest

Iocell Korea calls their flashdrive 'the world's largest' in capacity.

Celldisk is a 16 GB flashdrive.
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Some Like It Hot - We Like It Cold

The Anti-Griddle.

This device quickly freezes sauces and purees instead of heating them!

1. Quickly freezes sauces and purees into solid, unique forms - or freezes just the outer surfaces while maintaining a creamy center.
2. Minus 30°F 'griddle' temperature ensures almost instantaneous results.
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Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Underwear for two! WHAT!!!!!!
check it out
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Product Dose Watches

Top ten geek watches from productdose.

Fossil Frank Gehry Watch

Nixon Dictator Watch

Equalizer High Frequency LED Watch

Mr.Gadget 1GB USB 2.0 Executive Watch

Cathode Corner Nixie Watch

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New Crustacean Discovered

Boing boing reports:
Scientists just announced the discovery of this strange new crustacean 900 miles south of Easter Island. According to a report in the journal of the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, divers first found the creature last year at a depth of 7,540 feet.
Scientists said the animal, which they named Kiwa hirsuta, was so distinct from other species that they created a new family and genus for it. The animal is white and just shy of 6 inches long - about the size of a salad plate.
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