Furniture and instrument builder Charles Lushear (Venice, CA) built a beautiful and fully functionalNES Controller Coffee Table out of wood. He used the natural hues of mahogany, maple, and walnut wood in place of the original black, gray and red motif. Does someone have too much time on their hands? You be the judge. ;-)
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Havaianas has stepped it up and released these awesome flip flops with Muppets most famous characters. These black pair for men are only $26 on the Havaiana's store website. Check them out!! Via: Havaianas
Who Needs Oil?
This is what
(Eat your vitamins and say your prayers brother...cuz what cha gonna do when Hulkamania runs wild on you!)
In an ideal world...
At work, with Jack and Coke...you make it work!
On beaches in Peru well over 600 dead dolphins have been found by conservationists from an organization called BlueVoice.org. The head of this group was quoted in MSNBC as saying the deceased dolphin count is 615, but on the the Blue Voice blog, the number was said to be potentially much higher by a marine mammal rescue director in Peru. In fact the Blue Voice blog says the stranding could be the largest dolphin mortality event yet recorded.
“I was stunned to hear we’d counted over 200 dolphins. We hit a length of beach no more than 100 yards long in which we found ten dolphins of varying levels of decomposition. The numbers continued to mount. By the time the rising tide forced us off the beach the count had reached 615, counted over 135 kilometers,” said a Blue Voice employee who visited Peru.
It sounds like there could be many more. It isn’t clear yet exactly what caused the deaths. One speculation is sonic testing conducted by oil companies, because it is believed the very loud noises can cause internal bleeding in dolphins. (Sound travels faster in water, than in air.)
“We have been noting that the animals were suffering from acute decompression syndrome – that is to say, a violent death produced by an acoustic boom that disorients the animal and produces haemorrhages which cause the animal to end up dying on the beach,” said ORCA director Dr Carlos Yaipen. (Source: 3news) Another speculation is that a disease caused an epidemic.
In the United States an increase in deadly dolphin strandings in the Gulf has been tied to habitat damage due to the huge oil catastrophe, a situation which is ongoing because there is still some oil in the Gulf.
Why are hundreds of dead dolphins ending up on the coast of Peru?
Whoa: Over 600 Dolpins
by: Jack Richardson
"How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg."
- Abraham Lincoln
Pac Man Wedding Cake? Yeah!!
I love that grooms' cakes can be a way to interject a little fun into wedding receptions, especially when they perfectly capture a groom's personality. This Pac Mac groom's cake from The Domestic Scientist is a perfect example. Complete with a keepsake Sculpey topper, it was a huge hit with the groom. Read more about how and why it was made over on The Domestic Scientist blog.
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