Lifesize Copper Wire Man

“He wears a sport coat, collared shirt, belt, slacks, and casual shoes, and carries a cup of coffee (yours?) in his left hand. With a newspaper in his right hand, he could hail a taxi for you. He listens perfectly and never criticizes, and will gladly hold your coat over his arm, too. Since he’s made of copper, he’ll never rust, though he will eventually develop a dark patina, or even turn green if left outside under the right conditions. To keep him clean, just give him a flick with a feather duster, or put him in the shower if necessary.” w/ photos

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Girl Vs. Camel

“Racing with my Camel. Nessie and I have been doing this since she was a couple weeks old. We walk together, then turn around… I say, ‘Go!’ and we run! She runs really crazy and I try to stay out of her way. Nessie LOVES to run and she usually wins.” — C&F

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Texas Drought Exposes Sunken Treasures

“Johnny C. Parks died two days before his first birthday more than a century ago. His grave slipped from sight, along with the rest of the tiny town of Bluffton, when Lake Buchanan was filled 55 years later. Now, the cracked marble tombstone – engraved with the date October 15, 1882, which is normally covered by 20 to 30 feet of water – has been eerily exposed as a year-long drought shrinks one of Texas’ largest lakes, north-west of Austin. Across the state, receding lakes have revealed a prehistoric skull, ancient tools, fossils and a small cemetery that appears to contain the graves of freed slaves. Some of the discoveries have attracted interest from local historians and looters alike. More than two dozen thieves have been arrested at one site. Pat Mercado-Allinger, the Texas Historical Commission’s archeological division director, said: ‘In an odd way, this drought has provided an opportunity to view and document, where appropriate, some of these finds and understand what they consist of.” w/ photos

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Camera Table Dolly

“You know that slightly nauseous feeling you get while watching your family’s old home videos? The one that you always blame on your parents’ stunning fashion choices? It actually comes from the bumpy panning and distracted shots of the floor that make up 99% of the videos. The Camera Table Dolly is here to make sure your videos don’t come with a side effect of nausea. It’s a compact table-top camera dolly that will give your videos a professional look and experimental edge.” w/ photos + video

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Top 10 Turning Points Of Revolving Restaurants

“Revolving restaurants are one example of a weird set of medals which a city feels it must accumulate to show it has ‘arrived’. Cities in emerging markets are still utterly beguiled by these (mostly) clockwise wonders. In the US, many have faded away after a rush of them in the 70s, but this number is outweighed by restaurant openings in the Far East. There are still around 150-200 (though many old ones no longer spin). This provides very rich pickings for a list.” w/ photos

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