Sunday, 31 August 2008

Cardstacking record holder - Beijing Olympics

IMAGE: Birds Nest Stadium made of playing cardsBirds Nest Stadium of playing cards - built by record holder Brian Berg

Well, the Beijing Olympics 2008 are over. There were lots of amazing sights to see and amazing feats of athleticism achieved.
But did you see everything?

On 17th July 2008 in Hong Kong, Guinness world record card stacker Brian Berg constructed a replica of the Olympic village, including of course the famous "Birds Nest Stadium", entirely out of playing cards.
It took him 20 days of building and he used over 140,000 cards.

This short video doesn't show the actual constructing of the structures but gives you an overall view of how impressive it looks.

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Tattoos for teeth!

IMAGE: Tooth tattoo variousGet your teeth into some art with these tooth tattoos.

So, maybe you've always wanted a tattoo, but have been too worried about pain or infection. Or, you're worried about your body shape changing over the years and what effect that would have on your design.
Perhaps you are looking for something quite discreet. Maybe even something so discreet you wouldn't want people who might see you naked to even see.

What you need my friend is a tooth tattoo! Yep, you heard (read) me.
I'm not sure if they are technically tattoos but the guys at refer to them as

"custom artwork hand painted tooth tattoos"

They can create tooth art for you in the design of celebrities such as Amy Winehouse.

IMAGE: Amy Winehouse tooth tattooAmy Wine'mouth' - Amy Winehouse tooth tattoo

IMAGE: Simon Cowell tooth tattooThey also have examples featuring David Beckham, Tiger Woods, Abraham Lincoln, David Letterman, Elvis and, most disturbingly, Simon Cowell! (pictured right).
Imagine that! Simon Cowell in your mouth! Doesn't bare thinking about.
We're used to seeing him chewing up and spitting out talentless wannabes on TV, now he can help you do that with your dinner.

IMAGE: Micky Mouse tooth tattooPossibly celebrities aren't your thing. But what about some global branding in the shape of a well known cartoon mouse. I wonder what the Disney corporation would have to say about that?
Here they have cunningly photographed it with the image upside down. Haha.

IMAGE: Panda tooth tattooThey also do quite a nice range of real animals, such as bald eagles, falcons, geese, wolves, a very colourful rooster and this nice simple panda.

So it seems you can ask for pretty much any custom design and their artists will give it a go.
It mentions on the website that their

"technicians were trained first to be artists and then taught how to construct teeth."

Apparently, if you change your mind later, the design can be removed from your teeth by your dentist with a little grinding.