News Breaker – Audience Mass-Controlled Breakout

NewsBreaker is a breakout clone that delivers news headlines when you clear certain blocks! The reason I’m writing about it though is because it was recently set up movie theatres where the audience control the breakout paddle via mass movement that’s picked up by a motion sensor at the front of the screen. Check the video of a game being played before a showing of Spiderman 3. [via]


Screw Asylum

The Screw Asylum is a collection of deformed screws, yup, just screws! Each screw has been photographed and then catalogued into size and type with a short explanation of each screw’s deformity. God bless the internet, there really is something for everyone! Here are a few things that are being said abut Screw Asylum –

This might actually be the most boring weblog on the entire internet.

Pretty chill blog man. I’ll come back later after toking up.

I don’t really know what’s going on in there but it’s vaguely soothing.

The Internet is full of passionate, quirky people. Righteous.

The most boring website of all time. Some dude has a website about unusual screws. Stop the internet, I wanna get off.

This is the most incredible thing that I have ever encountered. Mind blown.

Lots of detailed photos, descriptions of freaks such as “Short, stumpy and no slot” “Beautifully mangled shaft” and my favourite “left with a small appendage […] somebody’s getting off on this, that’s for sure

Pretty intriguing if you have little on your mind.

Oddball screws and the blogger who loves them


Maybe I’m the last one to find out about OpenOffice. If I am, I apologise. However, if you’re in the market for Microsoft Office you may be interested to know that there’s a free alternative that’s completely compatible with the aforementioned software. It doesn’t have a version of Outlook but then there’s Mozilla’s Thunderbird for that I guess. Saying that it’s a bargain seems to be a complete understatement.


Sea Organ

I’ve mentioned Odd Music before but can’t remember ever seeing this amazing Sea Organ from Croatia. “The Sea Organ (morske orgulje) is seventy meters long with thirty-five organ pipes built under the concrete. The pipes are located so that the sea water and wind movements produce sounds that are heard by passers by so that it achieves a communication with nature and promotes a unity of architecture and environment. As sea forces and energies are unpredictable in terms of tides and winds, this organ offers never-ending concert of numerous music variations in which the performer is nature itself”. [via]