All posts for the month August, 2012

Refrigerator With Apps

Published August 31, 2012 by Justn Obud Dy

How do you make a better refrigerator?

Installed Apps:
Google Search, Memo, Google Calendar, Twitter, Pandora, Epicurious, Picasa, AP News, WeatherBug, Settings.


T-Shirt Seat Belt

Published August 31, 2012 by Justn Obud Dy

Forgot to buckle-up your set belt?
Worry no more! This innovative t-shirt from China save you traffic enforcers and Hi-way police from violating the Seat Belt Law. Wear it every time when driving and voila! No tickets, no violations, and a 100% law abiding driver.

Please keep in mind that this will only save you from violation, not in real accidents. Safe driving!

Eyeball Tattoo

Published August 30, 2012 by Justn Obud Dy

Corneal tattooing is the practice of tattooing the cornea of the human eye. -Wikipedia.

A Toronto man has been the first to get an eyeball tattoo. Basically, he has turned the whites of his eyes blue.

Corneal tattooing is usually used for patients that have had trauma to their eye, not for this, which is called body modification.

It took 40 injections of blue ink in order to complete this procedure. Pigment was injected under the top layer of the eye using a syringe. The syringe injected the ink into the eye. At first they had tried a traditional needle with ink on it, but when the ink didn’t hold, they switched to the syringe.

The man has reported that all is well so far, but it feels like he has something in his eye.

I can barely stand needles poking me anywhere, but in the eye? I can’t even imagine. I wonder what would happen if you decided to change your mind after it was done?

Who here wants to get the world’s next eyeball tattoo? Maybe a colorful rainbow would work nicely.

If you feel that this may be a bit extreme, you can always take the easy and painless way out and just put on one of these super weird contact lenses instead.


NatGeo: The First Grader

Published August 30, 2012 by Justn Obud Dy

The First Grader
“It’s Never Too Late to Dream”

The First Grader: The Story

In a small, remote, mountaintop primary school in the Kenyan bush, hundreds of children are jostling for a chance for the free education newly promised by the Kenyan government. One applicant causes astonishment when he knocks on the door of the school. He is Maruge (Oliver Litondo), an old Mau Mau veteran in his 80s, who is desperate to learn to read at this late stage of his life. He fought for the liberation of his country and now feels he must have the chance at the education so long denied—even if it means sitting in a classroom alongside six-year-old children.

Moved by his passionate plea, head teacher Jane Obinchu (Naomie Harris) supports his struggle to gain admission, and together they face fierce opposition from parents and officials who don’t want to waste a precious school place on such an old man.

Full of vitality and humor, the film explores the remarkable relationships Maruge builds with classmates some 80 years his junior. Through Maruge’s journey, we are taken back to the shocking untold story of British colonial rule 50 years earlier, when Maruge fought for the freedom of his country and eventually ended up in the extreme and harsh conditions of the British detention camps.

The First Grader is a heartwarming and inspiring true story of one man’s fight for what he believes is his right in order to overcome the burdens of his past. It is a triumphant testimony to the transforming force of education.


NatGeo: Meerkats 3D

Published August 30, 2012 by Justn Obud Dy

Follow Klinky and her clan as they take on the challenges of living in the unforgiving Kalahari Desert. This tale of strength, survival, family and FUN will delight audiences of all ages!

A meerkat takes in the day’s last rays of sun before returning to its den for the night.
Meerkats only hunt during daytime. At night, or when seeking relief from the heat, meerkat groups utilize several different burrows and move from one to another. Each burrow is an extensive tunnel-and-room system that remains cool even under the broiling African sun.

Two meerkat pups play in the sand.
Females give birth to two-to-four young each year. Fathers and siblings help raise the young, teaching them to play and forage, and alerting them to the ever-present danger from above. Young meerkats are so fearful of predatory birds that even airplanes will send them diving for cover.

Meerkats live in large colonies and are naturally affectionate animals. Gregarious creatures, they are often seen in groups, and several families may live together in a large community.
Meerkats are mongooses and are about the size of squirrels. They are famed for their upright posture—they often stand on their rear legs and gaze alertly over the southern African plains where they live. Mothers can even nurse their young while standing.

Meerkats face down a Cape cobra. Meerkats can only survive as a team—they rely on cooperation and operate in groups most of the time.

Two meerkat pups—about three weeks old—emerge from the safety of their den.
Young meerkats are highly curious and are constantly exploring their surroundings. By 12 weeks of age, they are already capable of feeding themselves, but they can become exhausted by the intense heat.


The Rolling Arcade

Published August 30, 2012 by Justn Obud Dy

The industrial designer Jiang Qian has conceived of a subway strap that’s also a video game. It has a button on each side that you push with your thumb as you hang on; instead of a joystick, you control movement by twisting the handle from side to side. Jiang imagines that new types of games could be created, where keeping your balance while the train is in motion is part of the challenge. And unlike Angry Birds on your phone, Strap Game (that’s the official name) will alert you when your stop is approaching. Jenna Wortham


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