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Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Ultimate Video Game Proposal: Press ‘Start’ for ‘Happily Ever After’

When it comes to proposals, it’s all in the effort. Whether the end result was a bust or a huge success, the effort behind the gesture should be the most important thing. Fortunately for artist Robert Fink, his plans came to fruition and he came up with an awesome proposal for his girlfriend (now fiance): a video game.

Robert enlisted the help of his friends Ryan Lepinski and Jack Watson, who was a programmer and musician respectively, to create the game. Called Knight Man, the game is all about a quest for love which culminated in the proposal. Now who wouldn’t say yes to this?

You can play Knight Man here.

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For A Not-So-Little Kinda Love: Pony & Brony Wedding Rings

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If you and your significant other live, breathe, and eat My Little Pony (figuratively, of course), then these wedding rings are just the rings for you. Real-life pony and brony Samantha J. Stroh and her fiance had these rings designed and made by Jason, who’s no stranger when it comes to My Little Pony stuff as he makes jewelry and accessories inspired by the franchise and sells them on his Etsy store, SilverSlingersGoods.

The ring for Samantha features the mark of Princess Cadence, while the ring for her fiance has the mark of the Shining Armor on it.

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Sharks ‘Tweet’ When They Get Too Close To Shore

Shark Week

 

Because of movies like Jaws, people have become more conscious (and sometimes, overly paranoid) about sharks and whether or not one might suddenly bite them while they’re in the water. Most beaches aren’t infested with sharks, and a lot don’t wander too far out into the shore. That said, sharks do occasionally end up in areas where people are frolicking by the beach, so unless the beach has posted some warnings about it, then there’s no need to fret.

The odds are against most people because they don’t find out that there’s a shark in the waters…until the shark is a few feet away. With this in mind, scientists in Western Australia have devised a different system to alert people of the presence of sharks in the water: Twitter.

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ECLIPS is a Coat Check System For the Future

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One of the biggest pains with coat checks isn’t the slow attendant who takes forever to come back with your coat. It’s the ditsy ones who switch coats and hand off the wrong ones to people who don’t bother to check. I’ve lost a few coats because of similar occurrences and it was enough to ruin an otherwise good night.

Potentially eliminating mishaps like this in the future is the ECLIPS system. It does away with claim tickets by employing an invisible ink stamp (which goes on invisibly on the person’s wrist) and UV lamp scanner (which the attendant uses to scan people’s wrists.) A clip is attached onto the coat, which comes embedded with a LED light that blinks when said person is ready to claim their coat.

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2013 Year In Review, Play-Doh Style

Play Doh Year in Review

Looking back on 2013, would you say that it was a good year or a bad year? For most people, I think the good stuff and the bad stuff balance out in the end. If there was more good than bad, then good for you. If there was more bad than good, then here’s to hoping you’ll have better luck in 2014.

Presenting some of the most memorable moments of 2013 is Play Doh with their Year in Review series that you can check out on their social media pages: FacebookTwitter and Instagram. For starters, we all learned what sound the fox makes (no thanks to Ylvis). Hit the break to check out more notable events from 2013 done up in Play-Doh style.

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RemoveMe Lets You Unsubscribe From E-mail Lists With A Single Click

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Subscribing to email lists is relatively easier compared to unsubscribing from them. Some hide the unsubscribe link so you’ll (presumably) give up on trying to unsubscribe. Others redirect to an invalid unsubscribe page or instruct you to send them an email requesting to be removed from the list instead. The most annoying case is the one where you’ve already followed their instructions on how to unsubscribe to a T and get the message that you’ve already been unsubscribed. Then a day passes, and you get another email from them again.

Aiming to make the entire process of unsubscribing easier for everyone is RemoveMe. It’s essentially a browser extension that adds an “Unsubscribe” beside the email subject in your inbox, so you can just click that and it’ll do the rest for you. Easy, right?

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These Photoshop Parody Ads Are Spot On

Photoshop Parody Ads

Every day, people look at their reflections on the mirror and mentally list down everything that’s wrong with their faces. Their pores. Their eyes. Their skin. Their hair. Their eyebrows. Their nose. The picture-perfect mugs of celebrities and models in magazines certainly don’t help any. But what a lot of people don’t realize is that most of them look like that thanks to PhotoShop. Sure, there are a lot of natural beauties out there, but most images that appear in print media are retouched in one way or another.

Highlighting the features of the image-editing software in a tongue-in-cheek manner is artist and photographer Anna Hill  with her series of parody PhotoShop ads called “Beauty is Only Pixel Deep.”

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What’s Klingon for Awesome? Star Trek Family Decals

Star Trek Family Decals

Most decals indicating that there’s a family on board are boring and of the serious type. If you’re looking for something different, then you might want to get these Star Trek decals instead. They weren’t exactly made for that purpose, but hey, no one’s stopping you if you want to use it that way.

They’re actually sold in sets of 32 decals, where 23 of these are based on characters from Star Trek: The Original Series. Mix and match and throw in some random Tribbles when you feel like it (there are actually five of those included in every set). Each set is priced at $14.99.

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Silic is a Self-Cleaning, Spill-Proof Shirt

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If you’re a bit of a klutz and routinely spill stuff on your shirt, then you need to get a couple of these Silic t-shirts. They’re described as “self-cleaning” shirts that are made with hydrophobic nanotechnology to ensure that no stain will remain on the shirt, regardless of what you spill or splatter onto it.

The polyester fabric used to make Silic is layered with billions of silica particles that prevent liquids from attaching to the shirt. Silic’s creator, Aamir Patel, explains that the shirt can prevent stains from a multitude of substances, including sodas and foodstuffs like ketchup and sauces. The unique, anti-stain feature can last up to 80 cycles of washing.

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