LED Light ‘Stick Man’ Halloween Costume Is The Jubblingest! [Video]

So much to like about the “Baby LED light suit Halloween costume” that Visual Burrito made for his 22-month old daughter. From YouTube

  1. It’s original.
  2. It uses energy efficient LED light strips.
  3. It can be reused and extended as his daughter grows.
  4. When she’s done with it, the LED light strips can be used in the home.

Finally, a Halloween costume that will end up as a home lighting fixture. [TO]

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Happy April Fools’ Day!

Jubbling is taking April Fools’ Day off. It’s our day plus, we have the next 364 days to post legitimate articles that have an April Fools’ish feel.

Homestar Energy Suggestions - 2010

Homestar Energy Suggestions - 2010

Four Loko Halloween Costume

Four Loko Halloween Costume

Jim Inhofe:  Oil industry musician.

Jim Inhofe: Oil industry musician.

Kobayashi Komposter

Kobayashi Komposter

The Hear Heres.

The Hear Heres.

Sit-n-Pee Homemade Valentine's Day Card

Sit-n-Pee Homemade Valentine's Day Card

Get ready for some super-fracking.

Get ready for some super-fracking.

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World’s Smallest Valentines: A Cupid Made Out Of Carbon Nanotubes.

Cupid made out of carbon nanotubes.

Cupid's arm is the width of a human hair.

Physics students at Brigham Young University are taking the whole reduce idea to a whole new awesome level by making a cupid out of atom’ish carbon nanotubes. Everyone in my family will be getting a carbon nanotube Valentines this year. I’m just going to dump the contents of the vacuum cleaner bag on the table, yell “Happy Valentine’s Day!” and then tell everyone to search for their nano-Valentines. [Inhabitat]

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After Christmas, Some Lions, Tigers and Leopards Would Love To Rub Up On Your Unwelcome Christmas Tree.

The pine scent drives the big cats nuts. We’ve done our job and have given you a way to recycle your formerly loved Christmas tree. It’s now up to you to locate a neighbor with lions, tigers and leopards. [Neatorama]

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Sorry Kids. All I Want For Christmas Is For You To NOT Build A Wasteful Gingerbread House This Year.

Gingerbread Millennium Falcon

Gingerbread Millennium Falcon

In the US, it sure seems like our end-of-year holidays are highlighted by waste. Halloween Jack O’ lanterns, Thanksgiving turkey (35% wasted) and once-living Christmas trees are all valued guests prior and during their respective holiday but become unwelcome squatters immediately following. That’s because they’re a symptom of our post-holiday hangover and helping them find the trash is the only cure.

Gingerbread House KitThat’s why Jubbling would like to add one more holiday item to the not list: the Gingerbread House. Here’s why:

  1. How many Gingerbread Houses have you built during Christmas?
  2. Of those, how many have you eaten completely?

If your first answer matched your second, we’re non-judgementally impressed. For most people though, the Gingerbread House might get picked clean of its Skittles, Red Vines, frosting and some roof but the remaining Gingerbread Slum will probably meet the garbage can soon after Christmas. We’ve been there and that’s why we’re NOT buying a Gingerbread House kit this year.

Destroyed Gingerbread HouseOf course we could still build and decorate an edible tiny home using graham crackers and homemade icing. Going small, without losing the festive-fun, is not a bad option.

But the Gingerbread House kit is out. I think we’ve disposed a lifetime’s worth of gingerbread in the last 10 years and it’s a good time to give up one wasteful habit.


Related articles: Woman Bakes Entire Block of Brooklyn Brownstone Homes Out of Gingerbread

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From The ‘Why The?’ And ‘What The?’ File: Artist Cai Guo-Qiang Will Blow Up A Pine Tree On The National Mall.

Cai Guo-Qiang blows up a 40 ft pine tree in the National Mall.That’s right, art is kicking Jubbling in the middle again because nothing says art like blowing up a 40′ pine tree with fireworks. This time it’s the work of artist Cai Guo-Qiang and is part of an art series celebrating 50 Years of Art in Embassies. Here’s the plan (from the Washington City Paper):

“Using 2,000 firework-like explosives, Guo-Qiang will take the pine tree through three pyrotechnic stages: The tree will first be covered in yellow and white sparkles of light. The lights will spread throughout the tree, simulating twinkling Christmas lights. Then the tree will explode in a cloud of black smoke, leaving a “negative” smoke image that resembles a Chinese ink painting drifting off into the wind. The idea is for the tree-shaped smoke to create the image of two trees—as seen in Guo-Qiang’s sketch.”

The big wasteful display is taking place tonight and fortunately I won’t be within 4500 clicks of the event. Watch out moon – your next. [City Paper via Grist]



Update: Dec 1, 2012 The 40′ pine tree execution went off as planned.

Now this tree is growing? Hopefully, the perplexed audience walked away from this performance art thinking instead that “once this tree was growing.”

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