Thursday, January 24th, 2008
Five Links for Looking, Volume 8
1. This baby is wearing a geodesic hairnet.
Researchers at the Uppsala University Babylab in Sweden are trying to identify normal behavior in infants so that unusual behavior, namely symptoms of autism, can be diagnosed at an earlier age.
2. Britain’s oldest identical male triplets turned 80. Aren’t Idwal, Morgan and Ivor cute? But Alice, Doris and Gladys are the oldest triplets irrespective of gender.
3. The All-Purpose Aluminum Chair is an accordion-like highchair, stroller and TV seat, circa 1957. Your baby sits in a special TV seat, right? Here’s the patent application with the official title: Combination High Chair and Vehicle.
6. Bonus link: the Bears photo project takes an artsy look at teddy bears turned inside out. Just don’t try this at home. Chances are that when you try to restuff your wife’s favorite extra-large panda from her childhood you’ll find it’s filled with one million tiny foam pieces that will take two weeks to meticulously pick off the panda skin by hand. And whatever you do, stop your wife from trying to shortcut the process by tossing the panda skin in your clothes washer, thus spreading the mess everywhere while not appreciably making the panda any cleaner. I’m just saying…
See previous: more linky goodness.