Friday, May 06, 2016

The World’s Longest Gold Club

Michael Furrh built a golf club that is 22 feet 6.75 inches long. That’s a new world record, as the previous longest golf club was a measly 14 feet long. How do you swing a 22-foot golf club? From far away. It’s not easy to swing. It’s not easy to carry, either. Furrh does it to draw attention to local charities, so it’s not just a silly idea. Oh, it is a silly idea, but it’s also more. (via Sploid

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Hahn Solo

Luke the Son of Anakin

The Broadway musical Hamilton won a Grammy, a Pulitzer Price, and just this week received a record-breaking 16 Tony nominations. But you really know you’ve arrived when you get a Star Wars mashup on YouTube. Set to the tune of Hamilton’s opening number, “Alexander Hamilton,” the song explains Luke Skywalker’s entire life that we know so far. (via mental_floss)

They Found Me!

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Squirrel Absconds with GoPro Camera

Viva Frei took his GoPro to a park in Montreal to record the friendly squirrels. One got bold enough to take the camera! The squirrel jump up a nearby bush, but when he sees the man coming for his camera, the squirrel takes off and finds a bigger tree. Does he get the camera back? Duh, you’re watching the video. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Delaying the Game

Cinco de Mayo



The Salsa Spectrum

In this episode of You Suck at Cooking, we get a lesson in homemade salsa: mainly, what goes in it. The instructions are pretty much chop and stir. And there’s a catchy little song at the end.

I make gallons of salsa every year, but my recipe is both minimalist and designed for home canning, which involves cooking. The other main difference I find with this method is that I never have included anything sweet. I might try some of these fresh chopped salsa ideas this summer when the tomatoes come in, just not the potato or soap. (via Digg)

Miss Cellania's Links

A Tale of Two Famous Kitties ...and The Librarian Who Loved Them. Baker and Taylor helped kids learn to read.

The Combat Ration Collectors Who Eat Decades-Old Military Meals. (via Metafilter)

C.A. Pinkham shares stories from restaurant servers about their worst customers ever. (via Digg)

12 Flexible Facts About the Game Twister. 

Google, Amazon and Facebook’s Secrets to Hiring the Best People. The interview process is series of tests designed to identify those who can survive the ordeal. 

Zombies and Inverse Zombies. What the science says. 

Writing in 1924, Teffi, a Russian writer in exile known for her wit, recalls a series of humorous (but increasingly ominous) encounters with Rasputin.

How to be Cool at the Arcade (According to a Video Game Magazine From 1982).

Guinea Pig

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Tuna vs. Seagull

Normally, it’s the seagulls who eat the fish. In this case, a seagull, probably named Jonah, finds that turnabout is fair play. A giant tuna comes to the surface for a tasty, tasty seagull treat. Then it turns out that this seagull isn’t so tasty after all. Tuna normally eat smaller fish, and the feathers must have been a surprise for him, so the big fish spits the bird out. He’s okay; he managed to fly away. And he most likely told al the other seagulls some harebrained tale about how he was eaten and spit out by a giant fish. The others will never believe him. (via Viral Viral Videos)

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Specialized Lessons


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Happy Star Wars Day from Daisy Ridley

May the fourth be with you! Daisy Ridley takes the opportunity of Star Wars Day to plug Star Wars: Force for Change, the official Star Wars charity that supports children’s programs all over the world. The current promotion is a raffle for a trip to Skellig Michael, where the final scene of The Force Awakens was filmed. You can donate and enter here. I can’t think of a better way to recognize Star Wars Day than to join in the challenge. (via Uproxx)

The Story Behind “Frankie and Johnny”

”Frankie and Johnny” is a traditional American murder ballad that’s been recorded hundreds of times. You might not realize it’s based on a true story, although the details have been changed. Learn the real story in
an article I wrote for mental_floss.

That Explains It



A Gallon of PCP

Running into an old friend can be a bizarre experience. No, not in real life but on the show The Whitest Kids U’Know. (via reddit)

Boingy Boingy

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Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Just Like My First Car

I now have an Altima, didn't pay that much, and mine really starts. (via Bad Newspaper)

How Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Should Have Ended

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice wasn’t the blockbuster hit that it was expected to be. Maybe the folks from How It Should Have Ended can make it a little better. Or maybe they just made it more incomprehensible. I don’t know, I have yet to see the film. (via Tastefully Offensive)