Friday, March 24, 2017


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Peeps in a Vacuum

This is neat. Scientist and science educator Carl Nelson demonstrates what happens when you put things that contain air pockets into a vacuum chamber. the Peeps are cool, but the shaving cream is the best part.

13 Graphs for Laughs

I have an ongoing project to make posts for mental_floss articles I wrote way back when that I do not have an archive for. Here's another one, from 2014. 

Can graphs be funny? That’s a silly question, as you’ve seen plenty of funny flowcharts, pie charts, and Venn diagrams, as well as other charts and graphs, made just for fun here already. But there are other kinds of charts that have a joke in them somewhere. Doghouse Diaries explains a graph's potential for humor. This type of chart is called an XY Plot, or scatter chart, which places items along two axes depending on the two variables measured in relationship to other items. See all of them in a post I did for mental_floss.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Unwind With These 6 Quirky Crochet Projects

If you can imagine it, you can make it with yarn and a crochet hook. Let the crochet lovers of the internet help you try some of these projects from a list I compiled for mental_floss.

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Things Many People Still Don't Understand About Star Wars

Star Wars has become such an epic franchise with such a devoted fandom that the origins of that universe have been left behind. To understand some of the mechanics of the story, Looper takes us back to how the stories were first constructed to remind of some details we've either forgotten or never realized in the first place. A little context helps us to understand how the juggernaut we know as Star Wars grew from just a movie into what it is today: a modern mythology that became more than anyone could have imagined. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Dino Pun

What Have You Got to Lose?

(Thanks, Papasan!)

Miss Cellania's Links

The Marx Brothers in A Day at the Races. A movie worthy of another Queen album.

White House: Trump's golfing is work, unlike Obama's golfing, which was scandalous.

30 Years Ago: A Look Back at 1987.

"A woman came through the drive through yesterday and got a little irritated with me because we didn't have drink carriers. Today, she came back and handed me this."  

The Origins of the World’s Most Divisive Condiment. There is no middle ground when it comes to Marmite.

North Carolina’s Shangri-La Stone Village. More links to explore Shangri-La.

10 of the Lowest-Rated Cars for 2017. If you're having trouble deciding on a model, at least you can eliminate the bottom of the barrel.

Catnip Ain’t the Only Plant That’ll Send Your Kitty to Blissville. A cat-loving scientist has discovered three others.

This Is What America Looked Like When Alcohol Was Illegal. A gallery of images from Prohibition.

If Deadpool were a musical, our hero might sing this parody of "Gaston" from Beauty and the Beast. Contains NSFW language, as you would expect.


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The Best Wheel of Fortune Failure

This guy watches more porn than classic films, and it cost him big time. (via Digg

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Care Label

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Trump Campaign Rally

Trump is already campaigning for the 2020 presidential race, because running is way more fun than presidenting. (via Uproxx)

Yard Sale Sign

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Hi Stranger

Kirsten Lepore gives us an odd little video that turns out to be just a nice, affirming talk from an animated humanoid with a butt. (via Metafilter

Miss Cellania's Links

Dr. Parker’s Latent Library and the Death of the Author. Is the guy who supposedly wrote 142,000 books still with us?

Where to Hide If a Nuclear Bomb Goes Off In Your Area. It's been a few years since they taught this in school.

How WWI food propaganda forever changed the way Americans eat. We learned to be more resourceful, thrifty, and efficient.

The Like Button Ruined the Internet. Why bother with words when you can just press a button?

How to trap a self-driving car. It's much easier than it should be.

How Disney Saved Musicals for a New Generation. A little song and dance seems almost normal again.

The Haunting Face of a Man Who Lived 700 Years Ago. He could be our neighbor, but his life was very different from ours.

How many kids is too many kids? Large families were once unavoidable, then irresponsible, and may now be turning into a status symbol.

10 Things to Know When Sneaking into North Korea. Not that we recommend actually trying that, of course.


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Chop & Steele Prank Morning Shows

Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher are not strongmen, but they play two of them on TV. They took on the duo name Chop & Steele and convinced TV morning shows to feature them. Their strongman act is obviously lame, but it's probably the best they could do. This stunt is from the Found Footage Festival. (via Tastefully Offensive)