The holidy season is upon us, and so is the pressure to make sure all those gifts are wrapped and ready for the big day—that is, of course, unless you believe that the end is nigh. Either way, here is your midweek round up of stuff you may have missed.
Real estate blog Movoto wanted to know just how much wrapping paper it would take to wrap an entire home, and now with all the hard work figured out, you can too. If (and it’s a big if) you're gifting property this Christmas, Movoto’s handy tool will do the calculations for you. Just choose what you want to wrap the house in, then put in how many square foot the home in question has, and then you will get the results.
According to Movoto’s estimates, the average American home would cost over $1,600 wrap up for Christmas morning. If you don't have a building to wrap, though, Movato's tool also lets you do the math for more, say, conventional gifts.
Artist Miguel Endara created the above portrait of ‘Benjaman Kyle’ in an effort to raise awareness about a man with no identity. Benjaman is guy with no memory of his past. He was found unconscious, lacking any personal possessions, in a parking lot back in 2004. Since then, he has held no recollection of his former years.
The art, along with a documentary, are hoping to help piece together the identity of a man now held in limbo for more than eight years. The end goal? Getting a new Social Security Number issued for Benjaman . Miguel spent around 138 hours of work creating the portrait, which is made up of thousands of over two million tiny dots. You can help the hunt for Benjaman’s true identity by picking up a print of Miguel’s piece. [via The Verge]
UK-based design agency Torchbox wanted a unique way for its followers to tweet them with festive messages—and what better way than to have a talking Moose? Manuel the Moose is a talking animal powered by a Raspberry Pi mini-PC and makes use of Twitter's API. Manuel, complete with Scottish accent, reads out tweets marked with a specific hashtag. [via Hack a Day]
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