Become an M&M!

27 02 2011

More M&M-related fun today,  I’ve discovered this new web toy where you get to turn an M&M into your self!

You choose what your body shape and colour is, then add other things like eyes, arms, legs, mouths, even beards! It is so cool.

Here’s one I made earlier:

Have a go at: http://www.mms.com/us/becomeanmm/create/





Random Video: Voldemort Drives a Go-kart

25 02 2011

Recently, my friend has made a YouTube channel, and I was looking around in my hard drive for videos to upload. I found this really weird one called ‘Voldemort Drives a Go-kart’ and put it on. So here, for your entertainment, may I present to you:





A Trip to London

24 02 2011

As you can guess from the title, I don’t live in London, so I decided to visit it.

Firstly, I took the train and the tube and went to Camden Lock, where I had a look around the market (why are there so many t-shirts?) and ate lunch on one of those moped things that you can see the lock out of. One of the T-shirts were rather annoying as they read ‘I  Justin Bieber’. If you’ve read my post named ‘I’m Sick of Bieber Fever’ you’ll know why.

Among T-shirts there were lots of jokes about evolution, this one was my favourite:

Get it?

After that, I went around the market again, and saw this rather weird thing called Zoola Fish where you can have a fish pedicure. What you do is you sit down on a bench thing and put your feet in a tank of water with Garra Rufa fish inside. Then they nibble on your dead skin to give you softer feet. It looks like this.

It is very weird.

Then I had a long walk around London and arrived at Hamleys! At Hamleys I bought a multipack of magic balloons which are tubes with a liquid plastic thing inside which you put on a pipe that looks like a kazoo. You blow it, and you get a balloon.

Then I accidentally discovered Ripley’s Believe it or Not! museum where I had a look at all sorts of things from animatronic T-rexes, to plastic albino alligators. Here’s a tour of the museum.

On the fifth floor there are:

  • Animal oddities which are models of animals to real things. For instance, item of interest No. 8: ropes that were found in a cows  stomach.
  • Galleries of things from junk ducks to a portrait of the Queen made entirely out of coins!
  • Ripley’s office complete with holographic Ripley!

Then on the fourth floor there is:

  • Ripley’s Dungeon, with information on all types of execution. There was this crate and Mongolian prisoners were put inside with food just out of their reach. After they’d died from starvation, it doubled up as a crate. Also there was a man strapped to an electric chair with a bag on his head and members of the public were invited to throw the switch and watch him shriek in pain. It was animatronic, by the way.
  • A thing about beauty which I ignored most of, but there were these two things that stood out.
  1. The Sara Disk Wearer of Africa. The Ubangi women of the Sara tribe in Chad wear wooden plates on their lips to make them look unattractive to raiders.
  2. The Padaung Women of Myanmar. They put a gold ring on their neck annually to a maximum of 20 rings which makes their necks 38cm longer!
  • Then there was the theatre which had all sorts of things on it: even a man who, if he swallowed a lock and a key, could lock it in his stomach!

On the third floor:

  • There was this CGI pond which when stood on rippled where your feet were.
  • Underwater Wonders with loads of model creatures like Snapping Turtles and Great White Sharks.
  • Cosmic Mysteries where you could touch 250kg asteroids and observe a bit of the Moon’s surface which had fallen to Earth.
  • Shrunken heads. The title says it all really. There were three shrunken heads from enemy tribes.
  • Spinning tunnel where when you went across it you felt like the bridge you were on was tilting but really it was the lights moving, not the bridge.

The whole second floor was dedicated to Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze, and it was really weird. I kept bumping into mirrors and mistaking people for reflections!

On the first floor, there was the entrance with these animatronic people called The Sprats who were singing. They must have been programmed a lot. Other things on the first floor were a three-legged pigeon and Olympic torches.

The ground floor was a gift shop with stacks of Ripley’s Believe it or Not 2011. You can read a bit of it here:

http://www.apphosts.co.uk/campaigns/as3base.swf?inst_id=757747

At 9:30, I took the train home after a weird day.





Cool Games: Microcosmic Shooter

20 02 2011

It’s time for some games.

Normally, I do a lot of writing and put in an animation but on posts that star with Cool Games, you will get a link to a cool game as the title suggests.

You might think that Akinator falls under the category of cool games but I decided it was a web toy in case you were wondering.

Moving back on to topic, today’s cool game is Microcosmic Shooter.

Microcosmic Shooter is a game about a boy who gets shrunk to one centimetre and wants to avenge the mosquito/fly things that made him so. You, as the boy, have to find ordinary bathroom and kitchen equipment such as a hairpin, an elastic band and a bunch of toothpicks so you can make weapons, such as a bow and arrow and defeat the boss fly. It’s a cross between a shooting game and a point-and-click puzzle, it’s brilliant.

Click the link.

http://www.playedonline.com/game/599361/microcosmic-shooter.html





I’m Sick of Bieber Fever

19 02 2011

Geddit! Sick… fever. No? Ah, well.

This post is dedicated to Justin Bieber, as his fans are rather annoying and I want to make that clear.

A few days ago, on Thursday, Justin Bieber was at a film premiere releasing his new film ‘Never say Never’ and there were thousands of screaming girls. Even if you weren’t in London you would hear the screaming. They were so loud. And some of them had been in the O2 arena for days just so they could see him.

Bieber wants his film to establish that he is a normal kid, albeit a normal kid who has:

  • Scooped 4 awards at the American Music Awards including the top prize of favourite entertainer of the year;
  • Written an autobiography;
  • Gone on a world tour;
  • And been shot on CSI.

Very normal.

Also, his mum has been trampled and one of his hats stolen by a fan. People are obsessed with Bieber.

Magazines are worrying, showing pictures of Bieber in mid hair-flip saying girls will swoon over the image. What the..? And then there are a load of pages to get girls excited, as he is single and is looking for love, and he says he would date a fan. That is just so depressing in my opinion.

I don’t really have anything against Mr Bieber, but his fans are just so annoying. Really annoying.

That’s the end, bye.





Wordle

14 02 2011

Wordle is an online tool where you can create word clouds.

I wanted to show you a Wordle that I made of all the words that are on the first five posts on this blog.
Wordle: Words on my blog

Every single word.

You can go to wordle at: http://www.wordle.net/create

Note: You have to have Java or it won’t work.





Luigi Liquid

14 02 2011

Luigi Liquid… what on Earth is that?

At school, we got set a task to design a drink and loads of people brought them in. There were a lot of varieties from a nice smelling drink called ‘Twister’ (although the drink was put in a body-wash bottle) to a drink called Fruit-azade which, if you drank too much of it, you suffered from general idiocy, sickness and noisy children.

But this has nothing to do with Luigi Liquid, you’re probably thinking. It does, because one of the drinks was called ‘Luigi Liquid’ which, when drunk, turns you into Luigi.

If you don’t know who Luigi is (and if so, have you been living under a rock for a year?), he is Mario’s brother.

Please don’t tell me you don’t know who Mario is. They’re characters in a brilliant video game.

OK, this is Luigi ↓                                                                                And this is Mario ↓

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyway, it looked absolutely HORRIBLE. At the top of the vile concoction, there were loads of scum-y stuff, floating around looking disgusting. Through the middle you couldn’t see much apart from the green water that made up the thing. (He said it was food colouring, but I don’t believe him. It could be something much worse). And at the bottom of the foul liquid, there was loads of stuff that looked like sand. It also smelt awful, like rotting tomatoes squished for their juice.

He told me it contained Luigi blood and hair and I wondered whether the sandy bits was crushed hair. Eurgh.

So if, in 20 years time, a new drink comes to the market called Luigi Liquid, don’t buy it. It’s just rank.