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Monday: March 22, 2010

Turns out that cubes of NYC garbage can make for some interesting art.Turns out that cubes of NYC garbage can make for some interesting art.

But artist Justin Gignac still sees stories even in the ubiquity, and is out to prove that with some clever package design, Manhattan’s refuse can be art. Gignac sells plastic cubes of trash from the Big Apple for $50 a pop.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 6:40 AM | Tags (8) | newyorkcity | manattan | garbage | art | artsy | cube | capsule | webecoist |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 14, 2009

How to test coffee bean freshness using a plastic ziploc bag.How to test coffee bean freshness using a plastic ziploc bag.

But if you can't roast your own beans, you might be wondering how long ago the beans you just bought were roasted by the store. This handy, quick, and inexpensive trick can assist you on testing your coffee bean freshness.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:49 AM | Tags (8) | coffee | beans | freshness | ziploc | baggie | plastic | wikihow | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 50 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 6, 2009

Large Hadron Collider shut down via bird armed with a baguette.Large Hadron Collider shut down via bird armed with a baguette.

The LHC was not operational at the time of the incident, but the spike produced so much heat that had the beam been on, automatic failsafes would have shut down the machine.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 8:09 AM | Tags (7) | hadron | collider | bird | baguette | down | shutoff | scary |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 7, 2009

Having forty-two tons of trash on your property may land you a fine.Having forty-two tons of trash on your property may land you a fine.

Garbage weighed in at about 85,000 pounds and took ten trucks to haul it away.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 7:45 AM | Tags (4) | fine | garbage | tons | waste |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 15, 2009

A list of six classic movie douchebags for your viewing pleasure.A list of six classic movie douchebags for your viewing pleasure.

Includes video examples as well. Enjoy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 9:45 PM | Tags (3) | movies | classics | douchebags |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A handy tutorial on how to fuse plastic bags into your very own laptop case.A handy tutorial on how to fuse plastic bags into your very own laptop case.

There are many things you can do with the many plastic bags floating around in the world, such as make plastic yarn and knit a funky bag from it, or make a kite! Either way, the durability that makes plastic bags bad for the environment can make them good accessories.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 11:56 AM | Tags (4) | plastic | laptop | bag | environment |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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