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Charge Yourself: Solar-Powered Charging Stations To Recharge Our Phones And Minds
Offbeat  (tags: environment, technology, design, Israel, solar operated rechargers )

Beth
- 24 days ago - nocamels.com
I had a bit of a difficult time deciding in which category to put this article. Tech? Environment? This nifty Israeli-made re-charging station, available to anyone in the public where these are is a wonderful way to keep technology we depend on working.
Mysterious Fake Cellphone Towers Found in US - Appear to Be Either Tapping Calls or Reading Text
Offbeat  (tags: americans, business, design, ethics, government, news, odd, protection, safety, technology )

Caree
- 50 days ago - t.money.msn.com
Seventeen fake cellphone towers were discovered across the U.S. last week. Rather than offering you cellphone service, the towers appear to be connecting to nearby phones, bypassing their encryption, and either tapping calls or reading texts. 17 bogus...
Claude Ponti's Sleepy Chick Topiary Is Possibly the Cutest Thing Ever Created
Offbeat  (tags: arts, design, funny, humor, interesting, off-beat, unusual, world )

Kathy
- 57 days ago - inhabitat.com
In what may be the most adorable exhibit in the history of art, Claude Ponti's Sleeping Bird Topiary can be seen by those lucky people living in or visiting Nantes, France. Located in the city's botanical garden, Jardin des Plantes, the French artist's-->
Whoa! - Hello Kitty Is Not a Cat and Never Has Been Company Insists
Offbeat  (tags: business, culture, design, funny, humans, interesting, odd, off-beat, society, world, bizarre, children, business, culture, design, funny, humans, humor, interesting, off-beat, society, unusual, world )

Caree
- 58 days ago - news.msn.com
Hello Kitty is not a cat, the company behind Japan's global icon of cute insisted Thursday, despite an uproar from Internet users who spluttered: "But she's got whiskers!" The moon-faced creation that adorns everything from pencil cases to pyjamas isn't a
Giant Rubber Duck Floats Into Los Angeles Port to Join Tall Ships Festival - Video
Offbeat  (tags: arts, children, culture, design, funny, humans, humor, interesting, news, odd, off-beat, unusual, world )

Caree
- 63 days ago - ph.news.yahoo.com
Sure to bring a smile to your day..The giant bathtub toy at six-stories tall - the largest in the world, is part of an art installation by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman. Since 2007, the gigantic duckie has called at ports and harbors across the globe.
Engineers Without Degrees - Birds at Work
Offbeat  (tags: birds, nests, animals, design, environment, pictures, unusual, wildlife )

Lone
- 80 days ago - guyaneseonline.wordpress.com
I think we should be happy when someone says we have a bird brain -
Man Finds Rare Calico Lobster, Gives It to Aquarium
Offbeat  (tags: animals, design, humans, interesting, odd, off-beat, pictures, rare, unusual, wildlife )

Caree
- 85 days ago - news.msn.com
A fisherman has caught a rare lobster that's bright orange with dark blue spots. Josiah Beringer found the calico lobster in a trap on July 23 in the mouth of New Hampshire's Hampton Harbor. He donated the 1.5-pound, 5-year-old male lobster to the Explore
The Glass Butterfly
Offbeat  (tags: glass butterfly, wings, design, animals, society, interesting, society, wildlife )

Lone
- 111 days ago - ba-bamail.com
A close look at the glass butterfly's wings will show you that through the veins running across its wings, you can see a perfect image. Most butterflies come with painted wings, using tiny scales to draw incredible designs we humans love to see.
Adios, Pacific Garbage Patch: This Teenager's Invention Could Clean It Up
Offbeat  (tags: goodnews, ocean, plastic pollution, interesting, design, environment, off-beat, technology )

ValAWAYNO
- 132 days ago - takepart.com
It sounds like an awesome but silly science fair idea: a massive machine that could clean up the ocean's plastic trash. Dutch teenager Boyan Slat proposed just that two years ago at his high school. Though the concept went on to win recognition from gr...
11 Mesmerizing 3D Chalk Art Masterpieces That Will Melt Your Brains
Offbeat  (tags: arts, design, interesting, pictures, unusual, 3-D chalk art, sidewalk art )

Lynn
- 146 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
There are few joys quite like turning an everyday sidewalk into a gaping cave cascading with rainbow waterfalls. To achieve such an uncanny phenomenon, ... experiment with some seriously hallucinogenic substances, or ... three-dimensional chalk art.
Tall Tales.......
Offbeat  (tags: animals, design, environment, interesting, off-beat, pictures, unusual )

Frans
- 170 days ago - focusingonwildlife.com
A nuthatch tells tall tales to a wolf...
10 Breathtaking Tree Canopies & Natural Tunnels That Look Like Scenes From a Fairy Tale
Offbeat  (tags: design, environment, interesting, photos, wildlife, world )

Kathy
- 182 days ago - inhabitots.com
Mother Nature can do a pretty stellar job of decorating all on her own. Need proof? Just take a look at these magnificent tree canopies and natural tunnels -- formed by wise trees, hardy bushes, and vibrant flowers--all over the world.
Breathtaking Beach Art - Photos
Offbeat  (tags: artist, arts, culture, design, humans, interesting, off-beat, photos, pictures, society, unusual )

Caree
- 200 days ago - photos.msn.com
Artist Andres Amador creates amazing pieces of art by raking the sand at beaches, mostly in San Francisco. He explains on his website: "In the beach mural exploration (aka: playa paintings, beach art) I use a rake to etch designs onto the beach during...
 

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