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It’s not art (though it claims to be), but The Toaster is definitely a neat project. Using 2,500 pieces of toast toasted to different degrees, Ingrid Falk and Gustavo Aguerre created a picture of a toaster. You have to see it to believe it!


If you’re a Macintosh user or follow Apple events with any regularity, you should check out the Apple Museum, which showcases all things Apple. Whether you like Apple or not, its influence in the computer industry is undeniable. This is your chance to see how it got where it is.


I find this site interesting. The guy photographed every knob, handle, or latch he touched over the course of two days and documented it in great detail. I guess I mostly find this interesting because I once documented my commute to and from work on one day (taking over 250 pictures about every 1000 feet of the journey).


Interesting directory of craft-related sites at Country Crafts Gallery. Check ’em out!


From the only-on-the-Internet department:, which bills itself as the “world’s first site dedicated to nothing but airline food. Uh huh. That’s for sure. Looking over some of the meals featured there, I realized how little I travel by air. Southwest Airlines only provides peanuts and I rarely fly anything but Southwest.

Here’s an interesting ESP page where you pick a card and the computer basically shows you which one you were thinking of. Uncannily accurate.

Here’s a cool movie showing what happens to a grape in a microwave. Requires QuickTime.


A Day in the Life has an interesting premise: a photographer takes a picture a day for an entire week of something he or she sees. Next week, new photographer. It launches on Monday, June 3rd.


Vanity plates are funny. If you’re thinking of getting your own, here’s a handy Dictionary of Custom License Plate Terms. I saw one recently that said “IM NO 1”. The lady had some sort of self-esteem problem either way you read it: “I am number one” or “I am no one.”

If you’re a Star Wars nut (and I know of at least one out there–Hi Essie), then you’ll want to check out the Star Wars Technical Commentaries. I especially liked the one about the Endor Holocaust, which describes how the destruction of the Death Star in Return of the Jedi would have caused a holocaust on the forest moon of Endor.


If you’ve been following Found on the Web for any amount of time, you’ve probably noticed our pro-Google stance. Believe me, there’s a lot of Google news that we don’t pass on to you. This, however, is too good to pass up. Google has opened up its “labs” so you can see the interesting projects they’re working on. I’ve been using Google to find out the meaning of words, but the Google Glossary takes that to a new level.

I know it’s just a coincidence, but this page is pretty chilling. It shows you how to fold a Jackson so that you can see both the World Trade Center and Pentagon explosions of September 11, 2001.

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I don’t normally blog news stories because they’re very topical, but I’m going to make an exception. The story is about some Iranian pirates (the bandit kind) that tried to take over a boat. Turns out, though, that the boat they tried to overtake was a U.S. Navy ship. Let’s just say that the ship was not boarded.


I saw this device in a Jackie Chan movie. I didn’t know you could buy it. I think it’s best described as a hamster ball for humans.


This list of things a man and his girlfriend have argued about is stunning in its anal retentiveness. I don’t know if it’s serious or tongue-in-cheek.

Neat site about making things. I’m sure you all would be interested, seeing as how crafty you are.