Monday, September 16, 2019

Gotta Learn Somehow

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Why This Creepy Melody is in So Many Movies

You probably never realized how many times you've heard the same four-note logo during a sad, stressful, or foreboding scene in movies over the years. It's not as blatant as the inception BRAAAM, and it's far older. As far back as the 13th century, believe it or not. Here's the song's history from Vox. (via Digg)


Where have we heard this before? So, so many places. This comic is from Zack Weinersmith at Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. You can go to the comic link and get an extra punchline in the hovertext and another by pushing the red button.


I miss Molly Ivins. (Thanks, Vic Leeds!)

The World's Bounciest Pogo Stick

I came across this video and initially skipped it, because I've seen enough stunt videos where we get a long explanation for something dangerous you should definitely not do. But this ain't that; it's fictional. And comedic. That's pretty rare on the internet these days, compared to ten years ago. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Your Muscles Do Remember... But Not The Way You Think

You might think of the term "muscle memory" as something like riding a bike. Even if you haven't done it in many years, you soon have all the moves down again. That's not what muscles do, but what muscles really do is way more interesting. Hank Green of SciShow explains.

Miss Cellania's Links

The Annals of Improbable Research awarded their 2019 Ig Nobel Prizes. The winners included studies on scrotum temperature symmetry, training surgeons with a clicker, and why wombat poop comes out in cubes.

An Eclipse on Jupiter.

It’s time this Kitschiest of Obscure Vintage Treasures had a Comeback. Would you recognize an epergne if you saw one?

Arnold Schwarzenegger Isn't Competitive. He Just Likes to Win. A profile of  a 72-year-old Terminator.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 Winners. 

I am not at all interested in all that food.

33 Wedding Nightmares That'll Make You Glad You're Single. 

How to Lose Weight While Barely Moving. You might be surprised at how many calories the world's best chess players expend doing what they do. (via Metafilter)

Men Hired to Test Iowa Courthouse Security Arrested After They Did the Job Too Well.

A blast from the past (2008): Fun with Venn and Euler Diagrams.

Venn Cat Trap

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Hawaiian Birds

A Max Fleischer color classic from 1936. (via Nag on the Lake)

Tweet of the Day

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Does Not Compute


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What's Hiding in the Deep Sea?

If only the deep sea waters were as colorful as a Kurzgesagt video! Sunlight can't penetrate to the deepest depths of the ocean, but there are creatures living there. They are as different from life here at the surface that it may as well be an alien planet. And the deeper you go, the weirder it gets. This deep sea tour is ten minutes long; the rest is an ad.

The Gift

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Going for a Swim

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Groucho Marx on I've Got A Secret

From 1959, back when game shosw were less about winning and more about entertainment.

Tweet of the Day

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Restaurant Math

(via Bad Menu)

War Puppets Rise to Heaven

This Bill McClintock mashup contains four songs: "Rise" by Herb Alpert, "War Pigs" by Black Sabbath, "Heaven Sent" by Dokken, and "Master of Puppets" by Metallica.

They Finally Got Him

You'll find the real story behind this picture here. (via reddit)