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

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

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

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