The Teenage Audio Test

The Teenage Audio Test plays a tone that is generally only heard by people under the age of 25. The high frequency sound has been used keep trouble-making teenagers away from the malls and disturbing shoppers like me with requests for cigarettes or money for “school books”.

Take the Teenage Audio Test. If you heard the sound and are over 25 years old, then pat yourself on the back for you have the hearing acuity of an ass-hole teenager ;)

Flash Game Friday: Panda Star

It’s Friday and our flash game choice gives big love to the adorable black-and-white mammals from China. In Panda Star, you play a panda flying through the night sky lighting up stars with your panda-juice. How cool is that?

Press the Space bar to launch your panda, and steer with the Left and Right arrow keys. You’ll lose momentum pretty fast, so keep touching stars to recover your velocity. If you can’t quite make it to the next star, press Space to activate one of your boost packs. There are only three boost packs so use them wisely.

Play Panda Star.

Toys Living The High Life

Rampant drug-abuse is a huge problem in toy kingdom.

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More at COED Magazine.

High Flyers: World Record BASE Jump off The Burj Dubai

The Burj Dubai skyscraper under construction is Dubai, tops out at over 800 metres, making it the world’s tallest building. And back in May 2008, in the early hours of the morning, two men stole into the building (at the time it was 650m tall). They casually walked up t0 the 160th floors (it took them 75 minutes to do so) and flung themselves off the building. Robin Schmidt and Jan Bednarz were filmed the first men (Hervé Le Gallou and an unnamed British man) to perform a world record (and highly illegal) BASE jump off the Burj Dubai.

Here’s the video of their crazy feat.

Read the full story at Current – via Laughing Squid.

UPDATE: An official world record BASE jump was carried out in January 2010. Read that story at Word Records Academy.

Celebrity Mugshots

Worth1000 Photoshoppers have been putting  celebrities in the slammer since 2006. Here’s a small gallery of memorable celebrity mugshots.

More at Celebrity Mugshot 1 | 2 | 3 | 4.

Chess Reinvented: Unique Designs by Renowned Artists

15 internationally renowned artists have designed unique chess sets and boards for an exhibition, “The Art of Chess” at the Reykjavík Art Museum, Iceland. Here are some of the designs:

Damien Hirst

In this somewhat conservative design by Damien Hirst, he casts medicine bottles in silver and glass (complete with engraved labels) on a mirrored glass board. A surgical trolley and two medical stools are included.

Maurizo Cattelan

Based on the concept of good and evil, Maurizo Cattelan’s chess pieces are fabricated in porcelain and represent figures that he both admires and despises. The king on the black side is Adolf Hitler, and Martin Luther King is his equal on the white side. Other notable figures appear as pawns, including Donatella Versace, Rasputin, General Custer, Superman, Mother Teresa, and Sitting Bull.

Jake and Dinos Chapman

Jake and Dinos Chapman have created an amusing board set in a post-apocalyptic time where the game is played by adolescents – the pieces on the white site have blonde-styled haircuts, the black side sport cool afros. The board is inlaid with double-headed skull and crossbones.

See more at R&A – via The Telegraph.

I See Your Brain: Fish With The See-Thru Head

The Japanese have nothing on mother nature who has been birthing WTF oddities onto the earth and into the oceans since time began. The bizarre-looking Barreleye (or Macropinna Microstoma) is a deep-water fish that has tubular eyes (the green spheres in the picture are the lenses) surrounded by a transparent, fluid-filled shield that covers the top of the fish’s head.

The Barreleye uses its unique head shape to scan the water above it for prey. And when it spots some food, the Barreleye rotates its eyes to look forward so that its mouth comes into view. And boom goes the dynamite.

Click to play to watch a short clip about the Barreleye or go to YouTube.

Read more at AOL news – via Geekologie.

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