Saturday, September 24, 2011

Singapore Haunted investigation of East Coast Park featured on AsiaOne

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We are on the news again! My show Singapore Haunted is on the front page of AsiaOne! The report is about our paranormal investigation of East Coast Park from our 3rd episode of our brand new 2nd season of Singapore Haunted.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Back To The Future Shoes, DeLorean & Speeder Bike in Lego

Judging from his Flickr photoset, I bet Lego god Alex Jones is a big fan of Back To The Future. Me too! Check out his Back To The Future DeLorean Time Machine, Speeder Bike and this super awesome Nike Mag shoe first worn by Michael J Fox in Back To The Future 2, all in Lego!

(Thanks Mr Big)

NASA gives away free sounds from historic spaceflights

NASA has released a huge collection of space-related audio files from its Apolllo, Mercury missions and other historic spaceflights and current missions. The files are available for download in both MP3 and M4R (iPhone) sound files. I'm downloading!

(via Boing Boing)

Be a Pony with My Little Pony costume wig

Erin sells this cute My Little Pony costume wig. She writes: "I based this wig on the Friendship is Magic character Rarity and is perfect for a My Little Pony Rarity costume! The horn and ears are entirely hand-crafted by me in my workshop using a combination of acrylic and polyform molding." More My Little Pony wigs here.

Artist makes Tattoo Gun from household objects

Tattoo guns are not cheap so if you can't afford one, why not build one yourself? Inspired by prison tattoo guns, Scott Campbell used a needle, thread, tape, a nine-volt battery and a part from an old tape player to make a tattoo gun. And yes, it really works!

(Thanks Massa 18)

The Hans Solderer is made from Han Solo's pistol

If Han Solo ever needs a soldering gun, then it will definitely look something like Craig Smith's Hans Solderer! He says: "I took my original Star Wars Han Solo pistol and gutted it to hold the soldering gun components. I even ran the lightbulb up into the scope on top. The button on the handle worked well for the trigger switch."

Science Fiction inspired furniture by R9

R9 is a UK based design studio specialising in science fiction based sculpture and functional art. Started by two brothers, the studio recreates some of the most iconic film props of all time, incorporating these artworks into stylish and useable furniture pieces like this Millennium Falcon living room table!

Upcycled VCR Pet Feeder lets you feed your pets in nostalgia

The folks at AtomicAttic enjoy giving old, unusable things a new, fresh look. Their Upcycled VCR Pet Feeder is made from an old Sony VHS Video Cassette Recorder. It was only a matter of time that we came up with this idea. The pet feeder comes with 5" stainless steel removable bowls.

Mammoth is the world's longest water coaster

This looks fun but I think it's going to be scary as hell. The Mammoth when it's launched next year will be the world's longest water coaster. Mammoth will tower seven stories from highest to lowest point and cover more than two acres. Its six-passenger boats are nine feet in diameter and they fly up and down hills in 15-foot-wide slide.

Predator Lego Sculptures by Shawn Snyder

Shawn has a gallery of his Predator Lego sculptures. This one pictured here is his own version of the Predator. He writes: "Since there are so many types of predators in the movies and comic books, I took the liberty of designing my own look."

(Thanks Johnny Q)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

World Trade Center Twin Towers in Hollywood movies

From 1969 to 2001, the Twin Towers of the New York World Trade Center made countless cameos in Hollywood films. Sometimes featured prominently in the foreground, sometimes lurking in the distance. This montage celebrates the towers' all-too-short film career with songs that capture the passing decades.

Infographic style promo video for Soderbergh's Contagion

Contagion, the new film directed by Steven Soderbergh, looks at the consequences of an infectious virus creating havoc in the human population. But how do viruses affect humans and what causes worldwide pandemics? Find out in this infographic style Contagion promo video.

Zombies, Run! is a running adventure game for iPhone

Zombies, Run! is an ultra-immersive game for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android where you help rebuild civilisation after a zombie apocalypse. By going out and running in the real world, you can collect medicine, ammo, batteries, and spare parts that you can use to build up and expand your base - all while getting orders, clues, and story through your headphones.

Fernando Torres' horrible miss recreated on FIFA 11

This is just brilliant! Some dude has recreated Fernando Torres' horrible miss against Manchester United on everyone's favourite football game, FIFA 11! Here's the real life version of the miss. It's been called the worst miss in the history of football. Ronny Rosenthal in 1992 was just as bad but at least he managed to hit the crossbar.

How to brew your own beer and impress your friends in school

I've very sure that walking to the nearest 7-Eleven to get some beer is  lots easier than brewing your own, but if you want to impress all your friends, here's how to brew your own beer: "So what’s a beer-loving college student to do when fizzy water won’t cut it, but good beer is just too much to pay for? It’s time to take up the time honored art of homebrewing!" Good luck!

Sexperience 1000 surveys 1000 British individuals about sex

The Sexperience 1000 is an interactive journey that uses data taken from participants of the Great British Sex Survey. Find out the sexual experiences and preferences of 1000 British individuals. What’s the favourite sexual position of iPhone users in the North? Do country music lovers over 55 prefer to do it in the dark?

Xbox 360 and PS3 in a PC for gamers who can't decide

If you have both an Xbox 360 and a PS3 and you can't live without any of them, maybe you could try putting them together into your PC. That's what Tim did. He writes: "I used an 80gig full size PS3, if possible I would suggest using a slim, purely because everything is smaller and would be easier to fit in."

Camping Wind Turbine powers your electronics outdoors

Dude shows us how to build a Camping Wind Turbine that can power your batteries while you spend your day outdoors camping: "This turbine because of its small size and lightweight nature isn't exactly going to run at 120V but it's capable of charging batteries and such. Even in a low breeze, this turbine is capable of creating a good amount of voltage."

Adidas X Star Wars Stormtrooper Helmet on eBay

You have about 4 hours to bid for this one of a kind art piece by Freehand Profit, the Adidas X Star Wars Stormtrooper Helmet on ebay: "I chose to create a stormtrooper helmet made from the exclusive Adidas X Star Wars Superskate Mids. This was the first piece that required more than one pair of shoes to create and it gave me hell."

Monday, September 19, 2011

Isabella Loh scared shitless after checking out Night Safari's Halloween Horrors

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I found out on The Sunday Times that Isabella "Say No to Devil Worship" Loh, the Director and Group CEO of Wildlife Reserves Singapore, decided to cancel Night Safari's Halloween Horrors after visiting the event. Apparently, she finds it too scary.

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This was my immediate reaction on Twitter: "CEO Isabella Loh is upset after visit to Night Safari's Halloween Horrors, says its too scary. Isabella it's Halloween you idiot!"

The sudden cancellation of Halloween Horrors have made many people angry. Seriously Isabella, if you think Halloween Horrors is too scary, wait till you join us in Singapore Haunted. We'll show you what's scary.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Sunday Times Infographics by Jeremy Christopher

Here's a selection of infographics featured in UK's The Sunday Times between 2009-2011, produced by Jeremy Christopher whilst working freelance with the newspaper's Graphics team. Jeremy's specialty is in Typography and Print Design.

(Thanks Sir Thomas)

Robot Wallpaper transforms your boring wall into a robot army

Studio Ditte has an extraordinary wallpaper collection including this very cool Robot Wallpaper: "The army of friendly robots is made from old prints and decorated with small finds. The robot wallpaper is a blend of the nostalgic and the digital age."

(Thanks Michelle)

Your delicious fake food now come in miniature size

I've seen miniature food sculptures before but these creations by Kim Burke have to be the best. Kim uses clay to make miniature food sculptures of apple pies, sushi, cheese wedges and more. She says: "I usually take 1-3 hours to make one depending on how complex the miniature is - cookies are the easiest."

Watching Spongebob SquarePants makes your kids stupid

I've known this all along but now a study has suggested that watching just nine minutes of Spongebob SquarePants can cause short-term attention and learning problems in 4-year-olds. Watching a full program of Spongebob could be more detrimental. Nickelodeon spokesman David Bittler disagrees.

Foursquaropoly is Foursquare meets Monopoly

Those of you who are addicted to Foursquare have now more reason to keep using the popular app. Foursquaropoly is a real life game of Monopoly that uses Foursquare to make you the game piece and your city the board. After the app is purchased, your account is linked with your Foursquare information.

Don't throw away your old SLR, turn it into a lamp!

This DIY SLR camera lamp is a beauty! Kirsty show us how to convert an old SLR camera into a working lamp: "This how to shows how I prepared the camera body for the professional wiring of the lamp. It outlines the options you have for powering the lamp and the parts you’d need to provide to your electrician."

Howl's Moving Castle Papercraft

Some dude managed to build a papercraft of Howl's Moving Castle using the template found in the very rare Howl's Moving Castle Papercraft book. I understand that the book is now out of print. Howl's Moving Castle is a 2004 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli.

(Thanks Remus)

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Redfoot Dragon made from Lego Bionicle parts

Check out Lego builder Mike Nieves's awesome Redfoot Dragon using Lego Bionicle parts. He says: This was my test of the Hero Factory pieces. I really like the texture they can give to a MOC but they're not easy to use. I connected each armor piece using a ball joint and decimated my supply. I used about 100 in this model."

Freaky Field Guide to Tokyo's Top 10 Mythical Beasts

Matt Alt writes a guide to Tokyo's legendary animals and mythical beasts on CNN Go with wonderful illustrations by Chip Boles. This is the Nue, a Japanese chimera with a head of a monkey, body of a tiger and tail of a poisonous snake. Don't look at it if you meet one because it can make you really sick.

(via Boing Boing)

Dude does voice impressions of Star Wars characters

This guy is good! Star Wars geek shows off his voice talent by doing some of his favorite voices from the Star Wars saga such as General Grievous, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, Jar Jar Binks, Luke Skywalker and many more. Part two of his Star Wars voice reel here.

Watch "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" for free!

You can now watch the complete US and UK series of Whose Line Is It Anyway? online for free. The popular short-form improvisational comedy TV show consists of a panel of four performers who create characters, scenes and songs on the spot, in the style of short-form improvisation games

Vintage Mexican and Cuban Movie Poster Collection

View the entire Efraín Barradas Collection of Mexican and Cuban Film Posters donated by Ramón Figueroa. The posters are from his personal collection. He writes: "The posters are a great expression of a time when Mexico made an investment in popular culture as a way to promote the values and virtues that would unify society and consolidate the power of the system."

Astronaut: Moon, Mars and Beyond official NASA MMO game

Help fund NASA's official MMO game called Astronaut: Moon, Mars and Beyond. Play as an aspiring astronaut in the year 2035 and embark on an adventure into space, Mars, the asteroid belt, and the outer planets. Uncover secrets about a threat to civilization and build a high-tech inventory of space gear.

R2-D2 Home Planetarium shows you the stars in our galaxy

Sega Toys new Homestar R2-D2 Home Planetarium is a scaled replica of the popular droid from Star Wars. It features around 10,000 stars that can be projected from R2's head out onto your ceiling. It has a projection range of around 1.5-2.3m.

(Thanks Mr Big)

Friday, September 02, 2011

Watch Road to The Avengers from Thor Blu-ray

Thor Blu-ray includes over 80 minutes of bonus materials including a featurette on The Avengers. Road to The Avengers combines the Avengers unveiling at Comic-Con 2010 with interviews and footage from Marvel superhero films. The Avengers will star Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Hawkeye and Thor. It is scheduled to be released on May 4, 2012.

World’s only turbine powered Batmobile goes on sale on eBay

You have 3 more days to fork out US$620,000 to buy the world’s only turbine powered Batmobile. It has a fully independent, cockpit adjustable suspension with disc brakes, 4 forward speed semi-automatic, sequentially shifted transmission with reverse gears and a 365 horsepower Boeing turboshaft engine! I want!!!

How to make Micro Cupcakes

Kristy teaches us how to make Micro Cupcakes: "I set out to find the most true-to-shape way to make the smallest cupcakes possible, and, without making my own sheet metal pans with micro-mini divots and the ability to make AIR-Bubble-LESS cake mix...well, this is the way.  With thimbles!"

Growing old must tough for a superhero but not this guy

What do superheroes do when they get old? Swedish artist Andreas Englund's realistic but amusing oil on canvas paintings of a superhero in his twilight years attempt to answer that question. Retire? Nah. Not when he can still fly and fight a bunch of baddies.

(Thanks Fred)

Eaten By Zombies is a post-apocalyptic zombies card game

An avid zombie movie and board game fan has created a card game called Eaten By Zombies. In the game, players have to survive against the zombies. You must work with or against the other survivors to be the last one standing. The game captures that feel of dread and scarcity that you should feel when playing in a zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic world.

iPhone Virtual Reality Viewer lets you view your iPhone in 3D

Held to the eyes like a pair of binoculars, the iPhone Virtual Reality Viewer snaps to your iPhone to create an immersive, three-dimensional viewing experience. The viewer uses free downloadable applications that take advantage of the iPhone's accelerometer so then the iPhone is moved, the 3D environments move too.

Awesome Transformers 3 Photos by Robert Zuckerman

Michael Bay has posted a gallery of never before seen exclusive photos of Transformers 3. He writes: "You get to see what went on behind-the-scenes on Transformers 3 through the eyes of Robert Zuckerman." As a photographer in the motion picture industry, Robert’s images have become the advertising and publicity campaigns for a lot of Hollywood films.

Custom Super Nintendo Star Wars T-47 Snow Speeder

Dude is selling this custom Super Nintendo T-47 Snow Speeder: "I built this wonderful mashup from a combination of a 1995 Hasbro T-47 Snow Speeder and a 2nd Generation "Mini" Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It has been a labor of love and has taken me roughly 15 hours of labor to complete."