Boing Boing shows photographs from Orange County, China, as a gated community modeled on the posh neighborhood south of Los Angeles of the same name. It is one of many recreated United States/U.S. neighborhoods springing up in China, including "Soho, Central Park, Palm Springs and Manhattan Gardens."
This Forbes article compiled a list of the 20 most important tools of all time. These are the tools, based on experts' picks and then voted from the readers and editors, that have most impacted human civilization and helped move the course of history.
Wired News' Gear Factor and GizMag say an Utah-based company, 360 Electrical, have turning wall sockets, which give old power supplies a new twist. Their sockets can be turned in a complete circle to position them whichever way to keep your oversized power supplies from hogging all the space on your outlet. This can also prove useful in positioning your cables to give them that extra inch or two of reach to the outer edges of your desk.
FoxTrot shows that wallpapers can have different meanings like desktop vs. bathroom.
Transfer has a number of photographs and brief descriptions on anti-sit places.
Totally Absurd Inventions Web site explores the funnier side of our inventive spirit by featuring actual United States of America/U.S.A. patented products. Obtaining a patent is a costly and time consuming process. Inventors must have unstoppable faith in their vision in order to realize their dream of acquiring a patent.
Blogthings will tell you your Japanese name with two simple questions to answer.
This Nature article says a physicist has proved that, within reasonable limits, it is always possible to rotate the table to a position where all four legs stand solidly on the ground.