Archives for May 2013

Human Powered Ferris Wheel In Myanmar. [Video]

Human powered ferris wheel in Myanmar.

From the YouTube description:

“Movie was made at Luna park in Yangon (capitol of Myanmar) in January 2013. I could not believe my eyes to see man’s muscle power made a ferris wheel work. The height of the wheel was 10-15 meters. A few young men went to the top of the wheel. They climbed there without any safety protections. They were barefooted or wore flip-flops. At the top they stared to move one direction. The move made the wheel work slowly. When they reached the bottom of the wheel they jumped on the ground. Generally they were as agile as a monkey. Some strong and fit men speeded up ferris wheel. It was also stopped by man hands. Fuel cell generator made only lights work.”

Could it work here in the US? Have you been to a county fair lately? [Arbroath]

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Jubbling FAIL: Couple On A Scooter Pulling A Baby Stroller. [Video]

Reduce: check.
Extreme Jubbling: check.
FAIL!: CHECK!

[CN]

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Recycling Done Right! Toys Fashioned From Discarded Shoes.

From Imgur.

Discarded flip-flops sits in a crate ready to be washed, sorted, and carved into toy animals.

Discarded flip-flops sits in a crate ready to be washed, sorted, and carved into toy animals.


Shoes are scrubbed.

Workers wash and scrub discarded flip-flops prior to them being sorted and carved.

Workers wash and scrub discarded flip-flops prior to them being sorted and carved.


Carver Daniel Lekalau, 26, uses scissors to trim the mane of a toy lion.

Carver Daniel Lekalau, 26, uses scissors to trim the mane of a toy lion.


Machinist Benedict Ndambuki uses a lathe to smooth off the rough edges of a toy elephant.

Machinist Benedict Ndambuki uses a lathe to smooth off the rough edges of a toy elephant.


Finished toy animals are laid out in rows to dry in the sun.

Finished toy animals are laid out in rows to dry in the sun.

From Imgur.


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Satechi Touch USB LED Lamp: Turn Any Empty Bottle Into A Lamp.

The Satechi Touch USB-powered LED lamp lets the reuser change their lamp to match their mood and/or incorporate the empties they have lying around. Not only does the $25 Satechi Touch make a great gift but it’s also a nice way to reassign your recyclables. [Gizmodo]


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Annual Final Score: Sharks Kill 12 Humans, Humans Kill 100,000,000 Sharks.

Crazy infographic from Joe Chernov and Robin Richards that shows, through finning and other wasteful practices, how we kill more sharks in 4 seconds than humans are killed by sharks in one year. Whether or not the actual number is 100 million, the final score is definitely not in the shark’s favor.

Shark Attack Stop Finning Infographic

[Laughing Squid]

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