Retired electrician Stephen McKears of Gloucestershire, England was puzzled to find the small metals items in his tool shed had been oddly yet neatly arranged with no clues left to explain how they got that way. After a few weeks of this puzzling mystery, McKears and a neighbor decided to first make a mess and…
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Scotch has created a really cool tape dispenser in the shape of an old-school turntable complete with a mid-century woodgrain facade, a weighted base and a silver stylus arm that threads the tape through for easy tearing. Record player shaped tape dispenser with weighted base for easy dispensing White and woodgrain base with silver arm…
Tumble dryers actually dry your clothes by adding lint to absorb the water. Then your belly button absorbs the evidence of their con.
Just a thought I had while hanging clothes.
My friend Alex Hales, wrote this tipsy reindeer tale of A Night Before Christmas. Funny, amusingly illustrated and a great excuse to try out your Scottish accent.
A Night Before Christmas: The Alternative Tale, available on Amazon.
Microsoft released their Windows 95 operating system to the world in 1995. 4096 created an amusing video that imagines a mobile edition of Windows 95 running on a Microsoft-branded smartphone. Move over Cortana, Clippy is making a come back.
According to British railway lore, the “slip coach” was born when a rail official was riding in a train car that came an unexpected stop. The rest of the express train kept going while his carriage glided to a gentle halt in front of a midway station. As the story goes, the coupling chain broke…
Just some weekend fun. I made a parody ad about my own portfolio work, based on those nonsense ‘chumbox’ adverts you find at the bottom of a lot of websites these days. Writing the headlines was fun. Be glad I didn’t choose my ring size guide work.
See the rest of my work at www.paulfosterdesign.co.uk/work/
An excellent alternative Christmas poetry story written by my friend Alex Hales, A Night Before Christmas: The Alternative Tale (with excellent illustrations by Stew Wright).
Makes an excellent gift, secret santa or stocking filler for suitably silly adults. Currently £2–£7, Kindle edition or paperback.
British designer Scott Jarvie has created the wonderful Void Rug, a clever floor covering that creates the optical illusion that, when viewed at a certain angle, makes it appear as if there is an unexpected gaping hole right in the middle of the room. The Void Rug, when viewed at a particular angle, creates the…