Thursday, August 25, 2016

Dr. Hedgeh

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Should Have Seen It Coming

Free Bear Hugs

Comedian and prankster Stuart Edge bought a couple of big bears from Costco and used one as a bear costume. That’s a great opportunity to go out and offer free bear hugs!

But that’s not all. Edge also shows off some moves at a skate park, which can’t be easy wearing a plush bear. But at least when he falls, he has plenty of padding! (via Tastefully Offensive)

Miss Cellania's Links

Graphing Calculator: A Game Boy For Math. How Texas Instruments made programmers out of adolescents.

KFC’s secret recipe might not be so secret anymore. Try the 11 herbs and spices yourself and give it a taste test.  

7 things campuses have done instead of teaching people not to rape. No one’s mindset will change by banning alcohol, cell phones, and energy drinks.

Meet the new young Hollywood — 30 stars under 30 whose careers are blowing up. “Blowing up” as in inflating, not self-destructing. 

Is Angela Corey the Cruelest Prosecutor in America?  (via Metafilter

The British Olympic team traveled together on a chartered flight and were all given luggage for the trip. The same red luggage. It took about two hours for everyone to find their bags. (via reddit)

The 50 Most Segregating School Borders In America.

10 Incredible Homes Made from Mud.

Since 2008, the cost for a package of two EpiPens has gone from $95 to $608, a price jump of more than 450%. Meanwhile, the salary for the CEO of the company that makes them (although they did not develop them) went up 671%.

Spoiled Cat

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Selfie Cat

Welcome to the world of competitive social media. Victoire is obsessed with her selfies and how popular they are. But look! Roxy is doing better, because she took a selfie with a cat! What Victoire needs is a better selfie with her cat! 

The only thing is, this puss isn’t at all enthusiastic about her scheme. After all, he had business to do when all the kerfuffle started. This video is from ArtFX Studios. (via Kuriositas)

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Diesel Fried Chicken

I guess we know what kind of oil they use. (via Bad Menu)

The Craziest Thing That Ever Happened To Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert tells a story. He doesn’t quite answer the question asked of him, but it’s a good story.

10 International Cat Celebrities

There are few places around the world where people don’t love cats. And what’s not to like? They are cute, cuddly, funny, and they keep vermin away from your home. Some cats even rise above the fray and become famous in places far and wide. Meet ten cats who are tops in their native lands and around the globe, in a list I posted at mental_floss.

Waste Not

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Processionary Caterpillars

Photographer Dirk Nienaber watched a a group of processionary caterpillars make their way across Perth, Australia. They don’t go this fast; it’s a time-lapse video. These are probably Ochrogaster lunifer,  or the bag-shelter moth. They exude a silk trail as they walk, and other caterpillars of the same species will follow that trail -and leave one of their own as they do.
There are quite a few species of processionary caterpillars. I found an experiment in which pine processionary caterpillars were induced to walk in a circle.
Fabre conducted a famous study on the processionary pine larvae where a group of them were attached nose-to-tail in a circle with food just outside the circle; they continued marching in the circle for a week; he described the experiment in his 1916 book The Life of the Caterpillar.[8]
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Still Hanging in There

An Honest Trailer For The Jungle Book (2016)

Screen Junkies takes a look at the CGI/live action version of The Jungle Book, which will be available on DVD and Blu-ray next week. While they tend to tear movies apart with their Honest Trailers, the critique of this one is downright positive. That doesn’t mean they won’t point out all the silliness that went into it, including some jabs at the 1967 animated version. We also get to see some of the work that went on behind the scenes. (via Uproxx)

Cooking with Tools

One of the earliest articles I ever wrote for mental_floss was a re-working of an article I had here (that has since been lost). It's a list of unconventional cooking methods, including the use of steam irons, dishwashers, lava, blowtorches, car engines, and more. Enjoy Cooking With Tools.

Miss Cellania's Links

Bagel Research Review. How bagels can affect your drug test, or even your health.

Cookie Monster Searches Deep Within Himself and Asks: Is Me Really Monster? (via John Farrier)

There have only been 12 people in the world who have gone over 400 miles an hour in a piston-powered car. The twelfth man to do it was legendary racer Mickey Thompson’s son Danny, who broke his father’s speed of 406.6 miles last week. (via reddit)

The History Of Mac And Cheese.

11 Super Creepy Modern Conspiracies That’ll Make You Believe. Unless you do some further investigation, then you won’t believe.

The Big Sleep: Proof That Plot Doesn’t Matter. We could never figure out what was going on, but we loved watching Bogie and Bacall.

Extinct Marsupial Lions Killed Prey in a Really Weird Way. Thylacoleo carnifex must have been terrifying to prehistoric Australians.

Late-Night TV Shows You Might Have Missed. Night owls have always been a test audience for experimental television.

Women are literally expected to do all the chores, depressing study finds. This belief holds true for full-time working women, even if she’s making more money than her husband.

The Art of Hay Sculpture. You can make some bug stuff -and funny stuff- with bales of hay.

Today's Agenda

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Guardians Trailer

A supernatural force is threatening the nation, so a secret government agency must locate and assemble a group of mutants with super powers to save the day. Sound familiar? What’s different is that this Russian movie is set in the Soviet Union during the Cold War. The top comment at reddit:
I smirk when I see a sickle guy, someone who controls concrete, and a bear... because those are the most stereo typically Russian things ever.

Then I realize I'm American and we've had 5 Captain American movies.
Guardians is set to debut in Russia in February of 2017. It will no doubt be distributed internationally sooner or later.