Cute cuddly bear is a music player

Of course you love your mp3 player, but those soul-less gadgets can hardly match the cuddly superpowers of the cuddletunes bear. At 9.5-inches tall, the stuffed toy has a built-in mp3 player that you can control via the buttons provided on its paws. A well concealed USB cable allows you to add and remove songs from the mp3 player. Costs $60.

Via: OhGizmo

Life is a beautiful process [video]

The video from Traffic, the wildlife trade monitoring network aims to show the beauty of life and hopes to create awareness on trade based on endangered animals. A simple video with quite a touch of origami.

A century of war casualties, an infographic in blood

Conflict and war have marred the history of the human race, and the last century alone has seen two world wars and numerous conflicts. A total of 38 million deaths have been caused by 25 conflicts, many of which are still continuing. Clara Kayser-Bril, Nicolas Kayser-Bril and Marion Kotlarski made this infographic with blood, using a liter of blood to represent a million deaths. The image titled 100 Years of World Cuisine does not use real blood, but fake and similar to the stuff used in slasher movies.

Via: FastCo Design

Man paints every room of his house as the Sistine Chapel

Bored by painting people’s houses in pastel colors, Robert Burns of East Sussex, UK decided his own place could get a life. With that in mind, the man set off on a mission to recreate the Sistine Chapel in every room of his house, probably laying claim to Michelangelo’s fame. This masterpiece Sistine Chapel home took eight years to complete, and interestingly enough, Burns has never seen the original Sistine Chapel in all its glory. Unable to afford a trip to Italy, the man relied on pictures in coffee table books to get hold of the effect and dimensions to work on the striking piece. He did make a few changes though, like having Russell Brand with a crown of thorns depicted as Jesus.

Via: DailyMail, Geekosystem

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iPod finds a dock in toilet roll dispenser

There are almost a gazillion iPod docks out there, in numerous shapes and sizes. But never have we seen a toilet roll dispenser become an iPod dock, and we see no reason for a dock like that either. Well, unless you want a bit of music to accompany the poo poo. It has four high performance moisture free speakers that apparently play such good music that the dock currently is sold out.

Via: ShinyShiny

Super-8 movie projector made from Lego Technic

Friedemann Wachsmuth built this fully functional movie projector using Lego Technic. The projector has two engines, automatic feeding, 24 fps, fast rewind and 120m reel capabilities. Of course, it does have non-Lego parts like the lens, the reel spindles and the lamp.

Via: Make

NTT DoCoMo launches phone capable of recording HD 3-D video

NTT DoCoMo has announced a new smartphone, and well, this one is quite a handful. It is equipped with two cameras, making it capable of capturing high-def 3D video at 720p. The Docomo Smartphone Aquos Phone SH-12C was developed by Sharp and will be available for purchase in Japan from May 20 onwards. Each of the cameras is capable of shooting 8 megapixel videos, while a 1.4GHz Qualcomm chip gets the entire work done.

Via: TechOn, cnet

High five this lamp to switch it on/off

Having fun and high-fiving a lamp is quite a pathetic way to celebrate, but better a lamp than nothing. Bye-5 lamp by designer Da Deng harps on the theme of positive feedback, by asking users to interact with it by high fives. Seems like fun, except of the, you know.. high fiving the lamp part.

Via: Tuvie

Inspired by Facebook, Israeli parents name their daughter ‘Like’

Facebook’s popularity and the love of Lior Adler and his wife Vardit for Facebook, led to their daughter getting named after a Facebook feature. The newborn has been named “Like” after the famous Facebook like feature and button. Incidentally, the other daughter of the couple is named Pie after the food, and another is called Vash (Jewish word for honey). Lior says, “When I posted her picture and name on Facebook I got 40 likes. Considering that I have only a little more than 100 friends on the network that’s a lot.”

Via: Orange

Old VW bus sits on WWII tank treads

We don’t think this VW bus is aging gracefully, it is going badass with age. Perhaps a desperate attempt by the old timer to stay relevant long past its time. The bus sits atop tank treads that would trace their origin to World War II, and is currently on sale at Vehicle Liquidation.

Via: Ridelust, Neatorama