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…It’s Website Wednesday: Threadcakes?

Threadcakes

Mix one part Threadless t-shirt with one part cake batter and what do you get?

Threadcakes, the annual cake competition that Threadless puts on in which users submit cakes that they design based on their favorite Threadless t-shirts. (Covered previously HERE and HERE.)

The winners get tons of great Threadless swag and cake related goods, while everyone else gets to eat cake, and entries are accepted through August 3, so you better get baking!

[Threadcakes]

…The Italian Job’s cliffhanger has been solved?

The Italian Job Cliffhanger

At the end of the original version of The Italian Job (yes, this will contain a spoiler so don’t read on if you haven’t seen it) the gang is left perched atop a cliff in their bus, with them at one end and their gold at the other. (Literally, a cliffhanger.) Knowing that it would be impossible for them to get to the gold without tipping the bus off the cliff, they make the wise decision and abandon hopes of endless riches.

However, the Royal Society of Chemists wasn’t convinced that the gang needed to leave without the best of both worlds, and created a competition to see who could come up with the best solution.

In the end, John Godwin came up with an idea that’s as genius as it is plausible, and won himself a trip to Turin with the following solution:

Break the windows at the back to reduce weight; break the windows at the front inwards to save weight; hold one gang member upside-down out of the window to deflate the front tires and stabilize the vehicle; drain the rear fuel tank through an access panel at the bottom of the bus; gang members leave one by one from the front, collecting stones to replace their weight; keep adding stones until someone can safely go to the rear to retrieve the gold.

Easy, right?

In addition to John’s entry, more than 2,000 people submitted their own ideas, so be sure to visit the RSC website for more, or download Godwin’s PDF if you’d like to see all the science behind his daring gold rescue.

[RSC – Italian Job Competition]

[Via: Autoblog]

…It’s TGI Friday: The Best Paper Airplane In The World?

Best Paper Airplane In The World

This weekend, spend a few minutes working your way through the 35 steps involved in folding the world’s most perfect paper airplane:

Once you’ve mastered the basics, you can then move on to making an alternative T-tail design, making it legal to fly in the world record paper airplane competition, making a Guinness World Records compliant tail, and more.

It’s definitely not the most advanced project, but sometimes it’s fun just to unplug from the rest of the world for a little bit and focus on the simple things in life.

[The Best Paper Airplane In The World]

[Via: Zoomdoggle]

…Perkin’s 14 is crowdsourced horror?

Perkin's 14

Perkin’s 14 is the first ever feature film from Massify, a film production company that uses crowdsourcing to connect filmmakers, actors, critics and the community and help them collaborate to get films made.

From story selection and casting to post production, launch and promotion, the Massify community has been hands on with every part of the film, including the review of more than 400 initial story pitches, casting of each and every roll, and a competition for the official poster design.

The film is set to debut during January’s Horrorfest III, but if you’d like to sneak a peak into what Perkin’s 14 is all about, just visit the Massify site and check out some of the behind-the-scenes footage and other goodies that are sure to peak your interest.

[Massify – Perkin’s 14]

[Via: ReadWriteWeb]

Tamien Bain didn’t need to steal the Big Mac Chant?

Big Mac Chant

In 1993, Tamien Bain, aka “BAiNG The Locksmith”, held up a McDonald’s at gunpoint.

Tamien was 14, and spent 12 years in prison for his crime.

Now 29, Tamien is one of five finalists for the McDonald’s Big Mac Chant competition, out of a field of over 1,000 submissions, and if he wins, he will fly out to Los Angeles where he will record his jingle for a national TV spot.

You just can’t make stuff like this up.

[MySpace – McDonald’s Big Mac Chant]

[Via: Sun Sentinel Via: Neatorama]