I love graphs and OKCupid just did this really cool blog post full of 'em. They say that on average 32% of messages that people send out get replied to. So they looked at specific words in a first message and tried to figure out what made people more or less likely to respond. Here's one graph, where 32% is the baseline.
The post also has what words are successful (number 1 on one graph: band). Check it out
but you pull the trigger to take photos
5 other weird cameras here
This drill makes pictures by drilling different depth holes into stained plywood. More here including a closer up photo: http://www.core77.com/blog/object_culture/pixels_in_plywood_20118.asp