Comic-Con, computer encasement modifications (or case mods) are one of those areas where being a huge nerd intersects with being an artist. Of course, the work is less about displaying your ability to cram the basic components of a PC into just about anything and more about displaying your total lack of any other hobby and/or ability to talk to girls. Hence, case mods that will blow your mind!
A new spin on the Rubik’s Cube
The Rubik’s Cube has long been a staple in geek culture—but if you’ve already learned how to solve it, here’s a way to make a new puzzle by doing some DIY modifications on the one you already have.
Here’s chewing at you!
You know how they say eyes are the windows to the soul? Well apparently a Pyrex plug is the window to your teeth and gums. Who knew?
…presumably refraction of transmitted light explains the visualization of both top and bottom teeth through the plug.
Just hop on over here…
Ever wished you were a 7-foot tall semi-centaur with the body of a human and a horse’s legs? Er, me neither. But there’s plenty of people out there who do, and Seattle-based fantasy artist Kim Graham has come up with a killer Halloween costume that makes you 14 inches taller and gives you uncanny-looking equine legs and spring-loaded cloven hooves. The effect is quite amazing, and even a bit sexy – or, maybe that’s just the admirably proportioned Ms. Graham.
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Dazed and Tattooed
Still dazed after being anaesthetised for three hours, a pedigree pet is hauled upright to show off its new tattoo.
The controversial “body enhancement” was carried out on Mickey – a rare Canadian Hairless breed also known as a Sphynx cat.
His female owner was said to be delighted with the Tutankhamun design inked on to his chest at a tattoo parlour. She said: “I wanted something new and different for the times we live in.”
But horrified animal rights campaigners have slammed the sick fad in Moscow as barbaric – and fear it could catch on among wealthy pet owners in the West.
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Chinese weather control rockets like this were used Friday to stop rain from disrupting the Olympics
Beijing fired over 1,000 rain dispersal rockets on Friday evening to blow away rain clouds for the smooth opening ceremony of the 29th Olympic Games at the National Stadium, confirmed the local observatory on Saturday morning. It was the largest rain dispersal operation in China, and the first time that such technology has been used to ensure the weather condition for Olympic opening, said Chinese meteorologists.
NCAR’s Roelof Bruintjes (left) with Abdulla Al Mangoosh, director of UAE’s Department of Water Resources Studies.
Roelof Bruintjes dismisses the old saw that everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it.
The Boulder scientist has made it rain in Australia, Turkey, the Middle East, Africa and Wyoming.
Even the Chinese asked Bruintjes — one of the world’s leading experts on weather modification — whether he could advise them on how to make it not rain for the Beijing Olympics.
In an attempt to add a few more gallons of masculinity to the Segway, this six-wheeled version is sure to turn a few heads.
Added video after the jump.