Friday, July 20, 2018

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Thursday, July 19, 2018


Drama in the Deep

Oceanographers were watching the bottom of the ocean from the vantage point of the Windows to the Deep 2018 expedition a couple of weeks ago. They see a benthic fish in a hole, waiting for something to come along he can eat. A snail approaches. There are quill worms around. Then a barracuda comes along and changes all expectations. The live narration makes the drama all the more exciting. (via Tastefully Offensive)


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Batman Wants To Join The Marvel Universe

Comic Con San Diego opens today and will run through Sunday. All the comic book superheroes are there, including Batman. It's his chance to do what he's always wanted- to ditch DC and join the fun of the Marvel Cinematic Universe! The Marvel superheroes respond by having some fun at Batman's expense. (via Laughing Squid)

A Primer on Nelson Mandela

The 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth was Wednesday. In honor of the occasion, Trevor Noah has a good introduction to Mandela's life for those too young to have followed it, or adults were didn't pay attention.

While we have Trevor Noah here for a minute, here's an unaired piece about him referring to the World Cup champion French team as Africans. France responded, Noah responded, and they both make valid points. 


In case this confuses you, the photographer is outside, looking into a window at a cat. Most of the picture is a reflection of the sunny outside. (via Pleated-Jeans)

What The Fluff Challenge with a Twist

This family performed the blanker disappearing act for their dog like in so man What The Fluff videos you've seen, but this one is a bit different. It's a combination of What The Fluff and a reunion with a long-gone soldier! This puppy had no idea that his daddy was home until they let the blanket fall.

Miss Cellania's Links

Aliens and Terminator 2: How James Cameron Crafts Perfect Sequels. There's still no hope for another Titanic story.

Jared Kushner is being sued, and has been dodging notices for months. Using the Secret Service to avoid process servers seems like obstruction, doesn't it?

25 years ago, Sleepless In Seattle Found the Romantic Hiding in the Cynic. Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks made a love story in which the principles didn't meet until the very end.

When a DNA Test Shatters Your Identity. Unexpected results happen so often that support groups have formed to help people deal with the trauma.

33 Clever Copycat Recipes For Your Favorite Chain Restaurants. These are particularly helpful when you live far away from those eateries.

Men (Still) Can’t Handle Women Earning More Than They Do. 

How Inclusive are Beauty Brands Around the World? Depending on where you live, you might not be able to find foundation makeup that matches your skin color. (via Metafilter)

Community Plumbing: A Tribute to the Neighborhood Hardware Store. They are a reminder of how real-world skills can be developed to fix what's wrong. (Thanks, Deborah!)

How Jesse Helms Invented the Republican Party. (via Metafilter)

A blast from the past (2011): The Extraordinary Life of Liviu Librescu.

Caught in the Act

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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All the Singles Ladies

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How Exactly Does Binary Code Work?

Everything you see on the internet is coded by using only zero or one. Since there are only those two options in binary, they can be defined as "off" and "on." You might already know that, but you'll learn a lot more in this TED-Ed video from José Américo N L F Freitas. (via The Kid Should See This)


Come Take It Away

Photo editors get some strange requests. James Fridman explains, while showing off his editing skills in epic fashion. Yeah, she should have worded that a little differently. He "improves" photos for those who request (as time allows) and the results are always gratifying.  

Miss Cellania's Links

50 Things to Know about Aquaman. To be precise, about the Aquaman movie set to hit theaters in December.

Barbie is Now a Woke Vlogger. For a toy fashion model, her advice for young women is amazingly spot-on.

This Is Your Brain on Fatherhood. Only about 10 percent of mammalian species provide paternal care for babies, but those who do have a better chance of survival.

What Does a Six-Legged Robot Flowerpot Do? It seeks out sunlight, water, and whatever else the plant may need.

The Female Version of a ‘Nice Guy’ Isn’t What You Think.

Hospital Food: Unappetizing Meals for Sick People. The switch from home convalescence to feeding a variety of inpatients is the reason hospital food is so bad.

The Secretive Mega-Companies Behind Your Glasses. Chances are that your lenses and frames are made by two companies that control the global market.

An archive of Doonesbury comics about Donald Trump starting in 1987. 

A blast from the past (2011): 7 Groundbreaking Specialty Acts.

Adorable Stupid Cat

Cockatiel Sings

These folks watch a lot of movies -enough so that their cockatiel has learned to sing the theme from Pirates of the Caribbean and the Imperial March from Star Wars.

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There's always more to learn about history. You can see the entire class discussion here