Captain Jack Sparrow’s metal statue is 9 feet tall, weighs a thousand pounds

The latest Pirates of the Caribbeans movie is sitting comfortably at the top of the box office right now, and Captain Jack Sparrow has come out as a 9-feet tall metallic sculpture that weighs about 1000 pounds. The sculpture was made by Thailand’s Kreatworks Studio using scrap metal from cars and machines. Some gears and cogs are visible on the Captain’s person, but we’re not quite sure if they do qualify this sculpture to be a Steampunk Jack Sparrow. You can buy the sculpture from Etsy for a price of $7700, pirates don’t come cheap.

Another Icelandic volcano erupts, makes the ground go alien

Last year, when the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull, it brought air traffic in Europe to a grinding halt. This year, another Icelandic volcano, Grimsvotn erupted, sending out a 7 mile high plume of ash. It won’t ground air traffic, but its falling ash offered near-zero visibility to those on the ground, as visible in these images captured by Vilhelm Gunnarsson of the Icelandic news agency Visir.

Via: io9

The world’s last handwritten newspaper still going strong

In today’s age of technology, it is quite surprising to know that there still exists a newspaper that is written by hand. But it is passion, not necessity that drives the unique newspaper, The Musalman. Probably the world’s last written newspaper, The Musalman is transcribed in calligraphy, and four scribes work to get it all done in time. Published in Urdu, the newspaper has been functioning in India since 1927, and claims it has never had an employee quit. They stay on till their last breath. Quite impressive.

Via: Gizmodo

Gadget lets the iPhone record 360-degrees video

A new accessory for the iPhone, the Dot promises users the ability to shoot 360-degree videos without having to move or rotate their phones. The relatively unobtrusive accessory snaps on to the iPhone 4 camera, and makes use of the phone’s built-in camera and video software for its advantage. Theoretically, users could carry the phone around while shooting panoramic videos, but manufacturer Kogeto recommends user put the phone on a flat surface and let it do its job. Dot made an appearance on Kickstarter (obviously) and has raised money nearly twice of its initial goal of $20,000.

Via: cnet