Last Friday before Hallowe’en! Welcome to your Friday links. This time they’re 100 percent reader-suggested!
» The Daily WTF
A compendium of online and software oddities. Some are hilarious, and some are hilarious only if you’re a nerd like me. 🙂
Sent in by Michael F.
A nifty google maps hack that shows you the specific location of LCBO’s and beer stores wherever you’re looking for them. It updates based on closing times as well. Some people reeeeally need their beer. 🙂 Suggested by Mark D.
Exactly what it says. You can even search for haunted houses in your (North American) area, online! Sent in by Minh P.
» M&M’s 50 Dark Movies
A Hallowe’en promotion from M&M’s promoting their Dark Chocolate(tm) snacks. You have to find all 50 scary movies alluded to in this rather complex painting. Some very clever ones in here. Sent in by Bronwen R.
Happy Hallowe’en Friday peoples!
Welcome to it! Here we go…
» Fun-Motion: Physics Games
This site features links to two of my all-time favorites: Stair Dismount and Truck Dismount. But there are dozens of others. Very addictive and some are quite complex.
Really funny non-articles from “the content-free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.” It’s a bit addictive. Check out their un-news headlines as well.
» Technology Then And Now
A pretty concise comparison of how modern technologies looked and performed when they originated, and how they do now.
» The Real Origins Of Halloween
Also see the accompanying Halloween Errors and Lies. It’s an interesting read!
[Note: I am not religious]
Have a great weekend, Fridaypeeps!
Friiidayyy… THE THIRTEENTH! [orchestra!]
I don’t believe all that “unlucky” crap.
» Insane Multi-sizing popup
This must have taken quite a bit of time to do. 🙂 Pretty nice presentation.
» WWI Skecthbooks – Online
Containing “…approximately 130 water-colour and pen and ink images which were produced by a British soldier based in France and Belgium between 1917 and 1918.” There’s a haunting quality to the work here.
» Virtual Parks: The Top 500
Note: You will need QuickTime VR (free!). This is a listing of the top 500 parks in the world, viewable in virtual 3d. Some great photography (and a not bad interface.)
» The Complete Guide To G.I. Joe
Happy Friday! (the thirteenth) [Orchestra!!]
Whuhoo Friday! In my country, it is a long weekend (Thanksgiving!)
» Bellydancing Librarians
Not exactly what you’d think, and yet: precisely what it says.
» Unusual X-Rays
Self-explanatory. Sent in by Karem. Some quite beautiful images (especially the shells.) Also some quite disturbing / hilarious ones.
Describing itself as “the new voicemail for cellphones”, this service allows some mobile customers (not all are supported at the moment) to record customized greetings based on the callerid of the incoming caller. 🙂 So now you can specifically record “Hello again, Bill. No I’m still not interested in your magazine offer.” (Or something.) You can also email your voicemails to people. Interesting concept.
» Warning Sign Generator
Also see: The Warning Label Generator.
Note: Use with caution. May contain hazardous chemicals. Yadda yadda yadda.
And have a great (long, for some of you) weekend!