Visit the Cellar!

The Cellar Image of the Day is just a section of a larger web community: bright folks talking about everything. The Cellar is the original coffeeshop with no coffee and no shop. Founded in 1990, The Cellar is one of the oldest communities on the net. Join us at the table if you like!

 
What's IotD?

The interesting, amazing, or mind-boggling images of our days.

IotD Stuff

ARCHIVES - over 13 years of IotD!
About IotD
RSS2
XML

Permalink Latest Image

Apr 30th, 2017: SNEK!

Recent Images

Apr 29th, 2017: Lying Real Estate Agents
Apr 28th, 2017: White Raven
Apr 27th, 2017: Bioluminescent Sea Critters
Apr 25th, 2017: Embroidery
Apr 24th, 2017: Money Laundering
April 23rd, 2017: Philadelphia Lottery
April 22nd, 2017: The Weed Nuns

The CELLAR Tip Mug
Some folks who have noticed IotD

Neatorama
Worth1000
Mental Floss
Boing Boing
Switched
W3streams
GruntDoc's Blog
No Quarters
Making Light
darrenbarefoot.com
GromBlog
b3ta
Church of the Whale Penis
UniqueDaily.com
Sailor Coruscant
Projectionist

Link to us and we will try to find you after many months!

Common image haunts

Astro Pic of the Day
Earth Sci Pic of the Day
We Make Money Not Art
Spluch
ochevidec.net
Strange New Products
Geisha Asobi Blog
Cute animals blog (in Russian)
20minutos.es
Yahoo Most Emailed

Please avoid copyrighted images (or get permission) when posting!

Advertising

Philadelphia Pawn Shop
The best real estate agent in Montgomery County
The best T.38 Fax provider
Epps Beverages and Beer, Limerick, PA
Sal's Pizza, Elkins Park
Burholme Auto Body, Philadelphia
Coles Tobacco, Pottstown
ERM Auto Service, Glenside
Glenside Collision
Moorehead Catering, Trappe
Salon 153, Bala
Dominicks Auto Body, Phoenixville

   Undertoad  Saturday Jan 22 03:04 PM

Jan 22, 2011: LED-lit teeth



Say it ain't so! It's so. The Japanese - who else! - are falling for this fashion accessory, mini LED lights affixed right behind your teeth so that when you grin, your teeth are all lit up.

You can flash, change colors, have all kinds of effects.

The idea was brought forth for an ad campaign but now it's catching on and youngsters are walking the streets with these things. Look Japan, just because you can do something like this doesn't mean you should.



Hopefully this is temporary.

NY Times



Pico and ME  Saturday Jan 22 03:08 PM

As long as its done in fun, like those light ropes you can get at amusement parks. As a fashion accessory? Naw.



BigV  Saturday Jan 22 04:05 PM

AWESOME!!!



Juniper  Saturday Jan 22 04:37 PM

Oh, they sell those little LED mouthpiece thingies all over the place here - the kids like to use them at football games, Kings Island, etc. Silly but harmless. They're like retainers.



Slight  Sunday Jan 23 05:41 AM

That the flashing syncs up - is "Children of the Korn" go to Tokyo - kind of freaky. The sound the device makes kreeps me out too.



Adak  Sunday Jan 23 11:13 AM

Next step, the kids all start swallowing alarm clocks, and wirelessly get and flash the time, on their mouths - while sounding the appropriate chime every 15 minutes.

Making them an improved (digital and flashing) version of the crocodile that swallowed the clock, in the Peter Pan story.

What will they think of next?



Lamplighter  Sunday Jan 23 11:42 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adak View Post
Next step, the kids all start swallowing alarm clocks, and wirelessly get and flash the time, on their mouths - while sounding the appropriate chime every 15 minutes.

Making them an improved (digital and flashing) version of the crocodile that swallowed the clock, in the Peter Pan story.

What will they think of next?
I've often wondered by computer aides for the handicapped, especially the developmentally disabled,
have not been created wherein the "mouse/keyboard functions" are positioned
in the mouth and controlled by jaw and tongue.
Seems as though artificial speech could be a natural way to program that way.


Sperlock  Sunday Jan 23 12:07 PM

I couldn't help but think that this is something that would be used in a Doctor Who episode. There's something creepy about a group of them together with the LEDs being in sync.



Knight f3  Sunday Jan 23 12:35 PM

LED Smile

The people in the United States aren't the only ones obsessed with a "brighter smile"



Clodfobble  Sunday Jan 23 02:49 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lamplighter
I've often wondered by computer aides for the handicapped, especially the developmentally disabled,
have not been created wherein the "mouse/keyboard functions" are positioned
in the mouth and controlled by jaw and tongue.
Seems as though artificial speech could be a natural way to program that way.
Er... because if you have enough muscle strength and cognition to operate an artificial speech machine with your jaw and tongue... you could just talk. There are, however, mouth-operated devices for people with physical disabilities that can move a wheelchair around, or reach for things.


Gravdigr  Sunday Jan 23 03:06 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad View Post
Look Japan, just because you can do something like this doesn't mean you should.
Unless it involves porn.

MMMMMMmmmmmmmm...Japanese porn.


Lamplighter  Sunday Jan 23 03:23 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clodfobble View Post
Er... because if you have enough muscle strength and cognition to operate an artificial speech machine with your jaw and tongue... you could just talk. There are, however, mouth-operated devices for people with physical disabilities that can move a wheelchair around, or reach for things.
Clod, I didn't say it very well.
I was trying to get across the idea that no matter what moments the person made
with their jaw and/or tongue, those movements could gradually be learned and interpreted (and filtered)
by the computer to be translated into speech or other more purposeful actions.
Sort of like this game

I've been off put by some learning situations where so many different actions
need to be coordinated and perfected... such as hand-eye.

I once saw a demonstration of an artificial hand where a deaf-blind person could finger-spell on the hand and a computer translate it into speech.
It also worked in the other direction... with speech-recognition the computer
would manipulate the artificial hand into finger-spelling to be read by the deaf-blind person.


Phage0070  Monday Jan 24 06:10 AM

Culturally this is even more bizarre than it seems to the Western world. The ancient Japanese blackened their teeth as seeing the white of teeth was considered similar to the white of exposed bone. Add to this burial ceremonies that involve manipulating bone chips with the equivalent of chopsticks and this fad is analogous to Americans wearing LED-lit G-strings while riding around electrically propelled coffins stenciled with the names of their oldest relatives.

Japan has to be the best example of cultural shift due to technology in recorded history.



BrianR  Monday Jan 24 09:31 AM

I'd like a pic of that, Phage. Pretty please?



Shawnee123  Monday Jan 24 09:31 AM

Just so damn wacky.



GunMaster357  Monday Jan 24 09:59 AM

If memory serves me right, in his novel "Neuromacer", William Gibson describes an underskin implant serving as a wrist watch.



Coign  Monday Jan 24 10:49 AM

You mean something like this?

http://www.physorg.com/news122819670.html



GunMaster357  Monday Jan 24 11:22 AM

Next, chicks will put this in their intimity...

Green where you're allowed to play, Red where you aren't.


And there will be no more jokes like the following :


A Texas business man, while in Japan for some business meetings and a few rounds of golf, arrived in Tokyo a day earlier than expected. Feeling lonely that evening, he employed the services of a beautiful young Japanese girl to be his companion for the evening. Although the Japanese girl spoke very little English and the businessman spoke no Japanese, their passion roared and in the heat of the moment she began yelling "Gama Su!, Gama Su!". Hearing this, the Texan knew he had pleased his female Japanese friend and soon afterwards went to sleep.
The next day while playing golf with his Japanese business colleagues, one of his Japanese partners holed his shot from 170 yards away! Everyone went crazy and began yelling excitedly in Japanese. Wanting to impress his friends, the Texan joined in and began yelling, "Gama Su! Gama Su!"

Suddenly everyone became quiet. After a moment of silence, one of the Japanese turned to him and asked "Wrong hole? What do you mean wrong hole?"



Gravdigr  Friday Jan 28 07:41 AM

That's a classic. But I heard it with 'sung wa' instead of 'gama su".

Still phunny.




Your reply here?

The Cellar Image of the Day is just a section of a larger web community: a bunch of interesting folks talking about everything. Add your two cents to IotD by joining the Cellar.