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Paris 26 Gigapixels

Posted in 5 stars, Curiosity, Random with tags , , on March 18, 2010 by Hol Lucia

What is Paris 26 Gigapixels?

Paris 26 Gigapixels is the name of the biggest assembled panoramic image of the world. It shows Paris in a very high definition. A gigapixel is 1 billion pixels! The image is a stitching of more than 2000 individual photos. Paris 26 Gigapixels was shot on September 8th, 2009 and you can view it here http://www.paris-26-gigapixels.com.

Seriously, this is well worth the visit. The amount of detail is just mind blowing and you’ll soon find your self zoomed in and panning along the many Parisian bedroom windows for a glimpse of life inside. From afar the human race is kind of charming.

If you enjoyed the it you should read the ‘about’ page for more interesting facts about the project.

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Swedish Armed Forces – Team Test

Posted in 3 stars, Curiosity, Games, Puzzle with tags , , , , , , , on March 9, 2010 by Ortus

A brief interlude before I conclude my 2 part “Colour my …” review.

This is a cool little promotional feature on the Swedish Armed Forces website (seriously), that tests your mental faculties with a series of puzzles at increasing speed. You can play with 3 other random anonymous people from elsewhere in the world, or if you have 3 friends in an IM conversation or chat room, then the site allows you to generate a unique private url to share so that you can connect and play with them.

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Labuat Flash Curiosity

Posted in Curiosity, Music with tags , , , on June 7, 2009 by Ortus

So. We all got lazy. Time to pick up again.

Labuat are a Spanish music band who I know virtually nothing about, other than I picked up the link to this little flash delight from one of those blogs that trade in the currency of weird and wonderful weblinks.

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Torture Game

Posted in 4 stars, Curiosity, Games, Gore with tags , , , , , , on December 27, 2008 by Ortus

Right then.

My fellow flashists are clearly a sloth-like bunch of good-for-nothing low lifes, so I bring you this. The Torture Game. The squeamish should look away now, because this isn’t really for the faint hearted. We’re going to take a poor man, initially suspended by two ropes from the ceiling, and we will inflict as much pain and suffering on him as we can.

Without letting him die.

Let’s rock.

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