Niche of the week:


This week’s bizarre corner of the web is the This is why you’re fat web site.

Subtitled “where dreams become heart attacks” it showcases “deliciously gross food” in all its saturated, multicoloured glory.

Savour if you will the “deep fried peanut butter-covered brownie wrapped in cookie dough”, “the garbage plate”, “The Romellete”, “The Meat Ship”, “hot beef sundae”, “the bacon explosion” and “baconnaise – everything should taste like bacon”.

A computer that was once a barbecue – if only it still was


As you can probably tell from the picture, this rather odd computer is made out of a barbecue. There doesn’t appear to be a great deal of point to the venture – the barbecue no longer functions in the traditional manner, so it’s not like the user can play GTA whilst attending to the sausages. That would actually be a rather useful device – hardcore gamers probably miss out on hundreds of meals a year whilst halfway through a game, so it would be rather useful if they could ‘game and grill’ simultaneously…

Do a Jean Michel Jarre with your very own Laser Harp

Anyone remember Jean Michel Jarre’s laser performances, where he supposedly played synth leads by breaking laser beams? Some said it was fake, but nonetheless it is possible, as Stephen Hobley has proved with his Laser Harp.

To say it’s a custom build is an understatement. There are plenty of technical details on his web page, but if you just want to see it in action, take a look at the video below:

Sno-Baller: huge tongs for making perfectly spherical snowballs


Unless you’re in the highlands of Scotland, our British winters are rubbish enough that this low-tech gadget really won’t be much use. However, if you’re anywhere that enjoys deep, crisp, even snow, these Sno-Baller “tongs” could be just what you need.

It will produce perfectly spherical snowballs, great for lobbing at your mates, though it would be fantastic if you could also use them as a catapult.