Google celebrates the 30th anniversary of the much loved classic Pacman game by making the game itself Google’s logo for 48 hours. While we are all used to Google tinkering around with its own logo to create different word images, the “Pacman- Google” logo sure takes the cake. What makes it even cooler is that you can actually play it! Try it for yourself!
As early as the 19th century, the Easter bunny and eggs have been synonymous with Easter. Back then, children would often hand paint eggs and decorate baskets. Through the years though came a proliferation of cheap plastic eggs, and the tradition of hand painting eggs seemed to fade. Check out these eggs to get you back into the festive spirit. These dyed eggs are made of real eggshells that have been coated on the inside and stuffed with sweets. Definitely something we should all try to make today.
Designers Rahul Mahtani and Yofred Moik of Syracuse University’s Industrial Design program have come up with an interesting concept that allows you to type out your letter via email and to be received by your recipient as snail mail (without having to print the letter or go to the post office). The Google Maps Envelopes (Images from Yanko Design) allows users to click the “Send Envelope” button, and for a small postage fee, will be printed and mailed by Google. The coolest part is that the envelope shows the directions from the recipient to the sender through Google Maps of course. What do you think, Google?
Did you know that next to cigarette butts, chewing gum makes up most of the earth’s litter? Another interesting fact is that a pack of gum costs approximately $1.39 at the store, but would cost about $25 to clean up off from sidewalks, stores, etc. (gumraps.com) In an effort to keep our streets clean and free of messy, sticky gum, designer Gonglue Jiang created a gum container that allows you to tape up your gum and dispose it in the temporary bin at the bottom of the bottle. What an innovative little way to keep green!
We all once dreamed of owning jetpacks like those of Elroy Jetson and James Bond. Actually, the desire probably never went away. The good news is that two decades later, we finally have jetpacks available for retail. The Martin Aircraft Company is now accepting reservations for the first 500 units they will be producing. The jetpack allows you to fly and land vertically, just like what we see in movies. The price? About $80,000. Not too bad if you have extra money lying around. Why drive when you can now fly!
You probably won’t see this in your average bar or liquor store. Henri IV Dudognon Heritage is the world’s most expensive cognac with an exorbitant price tag of One Million Pounds Sterling ($1.49 million USD at the current exchange rate). This cognac, which has been around since 1776, is aged in barrels for over a hundred years. But what gives this luxurious drink its hefty price tag is its bottle – dipped in 24k yellow gold and sterling platinum and set with 6,500 diamonds. Interestingly, the drink also contains 100 cl. of Dudognon Heritage Cognac Grande Champagne that contains 41% alcohol content. 8Y3EHY49Y8X4