Reuters reports about a huge Lego man, which was rescued from the Dutch sea.
Giant Lego man found at Dutch Zandvoort beach
From the report:
A giant, smiling Lego man was fished out of the sea in the Dutch resort of Zandvoort on Tuesday. Workers at a drinks stall rescued the 2.5-metre (8-foot) tall model with a yellow head and blue torso.
“We saw something bobbing about in the sea and we decided to take it out of the water,” said a stall worker. “It was a life-sized Lego toy.” A woman nearby added: “I saw the Lego toy floating towards the beach from the direction of England.”
Have you ever found some oddly shaped vegetable in the supermarket? Sometimes fruits and vegetables come in funny shapes naturally, sometimes they’re specifically grown that way.
Funny Watermelon faces
There’s one thing you just have to enjoy in Japanese summer, and that are watermelons. Imagine mom saying “Kids, the watermelon is ready!” And “I’m coming, mom!” A big round watermelon being cut open on a table… BUT! Japanese watermelons are no longer round! Today PingMag shows off our favourite watermelon collection and gives a bit of insight into plant breeding.
Another vegatable that comes in different shapes is the cucumber. It is put into a heart-shaped container and allowed to grow, creating the Heart stick.
Star and Heart shaped cucumbers
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OOOMS is selling wooden USB memory sticks.
From the product page:
The sticks are picked from the woods and are manually selected on their natural beauty, professionally handmade into unique and personal USB memory sticks.
OOOMS wooden USB memory sticks – don’t they look lovely?
They would go well with these wooden computers.
You can order them (PayPal, worldwide delivery @ 7 EUR) starting at 45 EUR for 256 MB, up to 80 EUR for a 2 GB model.
It’s funny how the product description has the dimensions at approx. 2 x 2 x 10 cm. I guess it depends on which piece of wood you get!
Link via Gizmodo
This Breathe Air helmet looks like it came straight from a Star Wars movie.
According to 22-year-old Brunel University industrial design and technology student Luke Pannell it’s not just a cool looking helmet.
From the Lancashire Evening Post:
The helmet was created to filter out particles which irritate hay fever and asthma sufferers. It covers the cyclist’s nose and mouth with a shield behind which the filtered air circulates. Used air is expelled via a plastic tube when the cyclist exhales.
Stephen Green, lecturer at Brunel University’s school of engineering and design, said: “Combining a helmet with effective filtering will provide considerably more reassurance to people whilst cycling.”
Luke is looking for a manufacturer to produce Breathe Air helmet, which is expected to retail for around 100 pounds.
These crop circles don’t look like they usually do. It’s complex enough but seems to lack geometry.
Crop circle, or not?
It may look like the latest aliens to land on our planet have been drinking and driving, but these bizarre patterns, discovered in a corn field in Holland, have a much more mundane explanation.
They were made by a drug (cocaine) user who was attempting to escape from police in his father’s car… Poor farmer.