Archive for the ‘too good to be true’ Category

Spiders Help Weave a Golden Silk Tapestry


You may have stumbled on a post here at MNP by Black Ock, Collaborations of Kin and Kind, where he examines the delicate relationship between insects and man in creating new art. This time all the way from Madagascar, two textile magnates, Simon Peers and Nicholas Godley have teamed up to create an almost royal, one of a kind, tapestry completely woven using the silk from over a million golden orb-weaving spider’s webs (Nephila madagascariensis).


At a cost of over a half a million dollars, the American Museum of Natural History (follow this link for a great video) is hoping to cash in on exhibiting this truly unique piece of art. Eighty people over the course of four years dedicated their time to catching these spiders during the rainy season from the high reaches of telephone poles and then harnessed them to harvest this precious silk.

If you are interested in collaborating with Lamba, (the enterprise Simon Peers founded specializing in weaving, embroidery, and passementerie in Madagascar, working with architects and designers around the world) you can contact him through his LinkedIn profile.

Do they make hoodies out of this?- myninjaplease!

.::Listen to the NPR report here ->


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MY NINJA PLEASE! 8.26.09: LED Sheep

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If you ever wondered what a warehouse full of sheep and LED lights are capable of you have stumbled on the correct post. Sheep pong is just the beginning….my ninja please, this is just crazy- oh and Samsung sponsored this nonsense, but hey take what you can get right?

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Posted: August 26th, 2009
at 10:54am by Koookiecrumbles

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Categories: myninjaplease,art,too good to be true,10th dan

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Scarpar: Powered Skateboard

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…but once they hammer out those kinks, boyyy, let me tell you…

::[ check out the Engadget writeup ]::

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Posted: July 16th, 2009
at 7:54am by Black Ock

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Categories: too good to be true,weaponry,gear

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Awkward Family Photos

:: Awkward family photos [very funny] ::

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Posted: July 1st, 2009
at 7:05am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: myninjaplease,life,too good to be true,web

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Microsoft Project Natal: The Future, Now

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Posted: June 13th, 2009
at 4:10pm by orangemenace

Categories: youtube,too good to be true,games,fo' real?

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Musical Tesla Coils at Burning Flipside

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Robotron at Robot Ninja introduced to the masses the tesla coil; here they go again with a not-as gangsterish DJ tesla coil sound system..

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Posted: June 12th, 2009
at 6:38am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: myninjaplease,music,too good to be true,robots,weaponry,fo' real?,art fridays

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Escalade on the C Train


These photos are just killin’ me - they HAD to be on myninjaplease!



My favorite part? This little girl isn’t even happy that she’s driving her SUV through the subway. I mean, if I had a car that nice I’d be happier…

.:via -> 12ozPROPHET

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Posted: June 11th, 2009
at 10:13am by orangemenace

Categories: myninjaplease,too good to be true,whips,mnp is for the children,photo,fo' real?,real life news,"ninja"

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MC Hammer Flashmob

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My friend John says to me "I love flashmobs."AA Well, I love THIS flashmob.AA This is even better than the old funiiest-flashmob-ever post.

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Posted: June 11th, 2009
at 8:54am by Black Ock

Categories: too good to be true,fo' real?

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I can’t even explain.AA If you do nothing else, NOTHING ELSE today, go to this website.

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Posted: June 10th, 2009
at 7:07am by Black Ock

Categories: too good to be true

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