Sunday, March 29, 2009

Kaboom Infomercial

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Finally Found Him

Apparently this was staged to promo the roll out of UK Street View.

How To Be A Bat [Life in Motion]

A really interesting article on the movement of bats and the research that's going on. It also features a lot of slow motion video of bats in motion.
The problem with looking to bats for inspiration is that scientists are only starting to figure out bat aerodynamics. What’s really challenging to figure out, however, is the difference between the aerodynamics of birds and bats. Riskin and Swartz use lots of tools to find the answer. They paint bright dots on bats and then film the animals as they fly in wind tunnels. The biologists can then use computers to create models of the bat wings and calculate the speed and direction of each dot at each instant of flight. They can spray mist into a tunnel and then film the swirls the bats leave in their wake. From this data on real bats, bat researchers can then test out simulations on computers to see if they produce the same forces and swirls of air as they see in their wind tunnels. Full article...

Friday, March 27, 2009

The Ultimate Foosball Skill

and probably a very effective way to piss people off.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Ice Sculpture Fail

A real stupid women even dare to call it on the end a beautiful piece. So this broddler will get laid and smile in the face of Darwin. We life in a sick world

Poor Man's Fireworks

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Photos of Nazi Germany, Part 3

I found some more pictures of Nazi Germany. Look at them here. older posts: part 1 and part 2

Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg

You thought Madurodam was cool? Compared to this, Madurodam is like a playground compared to Disneyworld. Miniatur Wunderland even has a lower entry fee!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Weather Phenomenon: Sun Dog

wiki A sun dog or sundog (scientific name parhelion, plural parhelia, for "beside the sun") is a common bright circular spot on a solar halo. It is an atmospheric optical phenomenon primarily associated with the reflection or refraction of sunlight by small ice crystals making up cirrus or cirrostratus clouds. Often, two sun dogs can be seen (one on each side of the sun) simultaneously.
Other weather phenomena on our blog: hole punch cloud, colored clouds, wave cloud, supercell, ice storm

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Carbon nanotubes make artificial muscle

"As light as air, yet stronger than steel and bendier than rubber. A new material made from bundles of carbon nanotubes combines all of these characteristics in a substance that twitches like a bionic man's biceps when a voltage is applied. The 'artificial muscle' is an aerogel — a lightweight, sponge-like material consisting mostly of air — drawn into a long ribbon. Applying a voltage across the width of the ribbon electrically charges the nanotubes that thread through the material. This makes them repel one another, and the ribbon can expand sideways by up to three times its original width in an instant. "These muscles are remarkably fast," says Ray Baughman at the University of Dallas, Texas, who led the research. The artificial muscle can expand about 4,000 times faster than human muscle does, says Baugman, and can be switched on and off up to 1,000 times a second with no deterioration (see video)." These can be the swimming nano particles on our boat!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Damon Hill makes journalist sick in test drive

Damon Hill hasn't raced Formula 1 since 1999 but he can still drive like mad.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Google Street View Launches in UK and the Netherlands

Google Maps have released Street View in the UK and the Netherlands. A number of major cities in the UK seem to have Street View and the Netherlands, Rotterdam and Groningen are covered in the Netherlands. Dam Square View Larger Map Kruiskade, Rotterdam, you know from our, ahem, great night out in Rotterdam ;) View Larger Map More cities to follow soon. Dutch article on

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Groen Brothers Infomercials

Clear Dutch accent, but still very funny.
More @ their YouTube channel. In related news a real mosquito laser system is actually being developed. And it's about time, I've been dreaming about it for ages.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Ross & Iba - Wassenaar

Slow Motion Ice Cream Fight!

Music is 'I Scream' by DJ Goodwill (Ministry of Sound)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Why Use a Loading Ramp?

If you can do this:

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Rainbow Vomiting Pandas Of Interestingness

I found this picture and thought it was fitting for our blog and our, especially Wiggles', uhm.., 'love' for pandas.
from the flickr page: The Rainbow Vomiting Pandas Of Interestingness were starving. It was time to eat. Ling Ling grazed on her usual fare, flowers and sunsets. She found some kittens at sunset that tasted like lemons and butterflies. Hsing Hsing started on her latest interest, winter wonderlands and airplanes floating on the Hudson. But it would soon be St Patrick's Day, and Hsing Hsing was already tasting the emerald tang of shamrocks and green beer. Wang Wang explored Eastern Europe, and settled this day on Poland. The churches and streets were also very filling. A river of light for desert. Finally, they were fed, stuffed and ready to burst. The three as one escaped to the sky, able to hold it all in no longer. And like the day before and the day next, they burst. The Rainbow Vomiting Pandas Of Interestingness were starving. It was time to eat.

UN admits to drug war being a failure

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Toilets are one of my favorites places of a building. Its an place where architects/designers/builders mostly not spending to much time on. So its mostly a bleak and sumbre place, therefore and because sit there like 15 minutes the dump its a nice place for thinking. Four other things i like to do on a toilet are:
- Reading simple lecture. (my hygienic freaked out girlfriend don't wand me to read her books on the toilet,so it are mostly free magazines) - Read my mail, handy to flush the junk mail - Spending time to watch building details of the toilet - When on a toilet i like to play the game how far my faeces can be out but where i still can get it back in. What are youre toilet hobby's? Here are some extraordinary toilets:

Today's Clouds (Timelapse)

Go to YouTubeHD video. Click the link above for full youtube resolution. Go to YouTubeHD video.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Her Morning Elegance / Oren Lavie

2009 Spaghetti Bridge Contest Winner

A new world record set by Hungarian team of Aliz Totivan and Norbert Pozsonyi at the 2009 Spaghetti Bridge Championships held at Okanagan College's Kelowna, B.C., Canada campus. A bridge weighing 982 grams held 443.58 kilograms before shattering dramatically, eclipsing the previous world record by 90 kilograms.

Picture Is Unrelated

Somewhat like the lolcats/dogs/fail/etc. series, a collection of pics that (sometimes) make you think WTF!?:

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Hungry Whale

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Crazy Mirrored Rubik's Cube

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Nasa launches Earth hunter probe

BBC - 7 March 2009 An unmanned Nasa mission to search the sky for Earth-like planets with the potential to host life has launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The Kepler telescope will orbit the Sun to watch a patch of space thought to contain about 100,000 stars like ours. It will look for the slight dimming of light from these "suns" as planets pass between them and the spacecraft. [...] Equipped with the largest camera ever launched into space, it is the first mission designed to find rocky worlds orbiting Sun-like stars. Planets located in a warm zone - known as the habitable zone - might host liquid water on their surfaces. And where there is liquid water, scientists argue, there is at least the potential for life. [...] Finding Earth-size planets is one thing, confirming life - even simple microbial life - exists on them is another matter altogether; and will require future telescopes capable of seeing trace gasses in the planets' atmospheres that are a possible signature for biology. Full article (and video of launch) Kepler Mission @ wiki

Friday, March 06, 2009

TED: The Making of Benjamin Button (no spoilers)

This technology is truly awesome. A great big leap for the visual effects industry. I'm sure there are many movie ideas which suddenly become feasible with these techniques. I have seen the movie and I could quite easily spot that the face was computer generated. But that didn't detract from the movie at all because the face did show convincing expressions and emotions. Certainly if you compare it with Beowulf or The Polar Express it's miles ahead. And I'm sure that this technology will only get better. For more TED Talks go visit the TED YouTube channel, it is much higher quality than at TED's own site.

Amateur Rocketry Can Be Dangerous

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Prank War #7

I've blogged Prank War 1-6 previously. Basically it's a long running series of pranks between two staff members of the popular site College Humor. Now a year and a half later Streeter finally gets his revenge.
It could all be staged or maybe only these last high scale pranks are staged. But if it is staged, these guys are pretty good actors. And all the pranks seem very elaborate but still possible. So maybe the fake tag should be invoked, but I'm not sure. Whichever it is, it's still funny.

World Builder

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Telematics City

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Microsoft Envisions the Future

Some pretty cool concepts.

Louis Theroux

Media: Documentary

Name: Louis Theroux Collection

IMDb: Louis Theroux

Runtime: +/- 60 the episode

How to get it: Amazon

Complete collection torrent

Why bother: Although his program is already pretty old and most of you have already seen it. I still would like to put it in the RBB media tips because of the interesting subjects like: nazis, prisonlife, hunting hollidays, gambling life, male porn stars, etc. What's also nice about this collection is his way of interviewing, He asks the interesting and hard questions that not everybody would dare to ask. But somehow he gets away with it, maybe it’s because he is kind of clumsy and friendly looking (or it’s because kimbo slice is the soundman). I also i like how he uses silence techniques so people feel uncomfortable and tell just a bit more. Rating: 7/10 - Nice combination of humor and interesting subjects. But not world shocking (and we already gave too much eights)

Monday, March 02, 2009

Sunday, March 01, 2009