Sunday, December 08, 2019

Museum

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Electric Eel Brightens Christmas



Every time an eel farts, a Christmas tree grows brighter. Well, not exactly. The sound is generated from the setup at the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga. Any time the aquarium's star electric eel Miguel Wattson produces an electric current, the nearby Christmas tree gets a boost that brightens the Christmas lights. The aquarium named the project "Shocking Around the Christmas Tree."

“Whenever Miguel discharges electricity, sensors in the water deliver the charge to a set of speakers,” explains Joey Turnipseed, the Aquarium’s audio visual production specialist. Turnipseed is responsible for tackling the unique engineering challenge of translating Miguel’s electric pulses into a glimmering yuletide display. “The speakers convert the discharge into the sound you hear and the festively flashing lights.”
You can almost imagine the discussion on this. Can't we convert the sound into bells instead of fart noises? Sure, but the kids will like the fart sounds better. Okay, then. (via UPI)

Kiss the Frog



Next time you kiss a frog, it might save you some time to check and see if he's already spoken for. This story is brought to you by Cooper Lit Comics, where there are several other comics about princesses kissing frogs. (via reddit)

Gift Wrapping

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NATO Cafeteria



The NATO conference last week was notable mostly for the gossip, eavesdropping, and hurt feelings. This kind of thing goes on in our everyday lives, although we don't normally expect it from world leaders. It reminded the writers at Saturday Night Live of high school, so it was a short leap to put the NATO leaders in a school cafeteria, with all that implies.

The Anti-Cat Tree

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How to Have a British Christmas



British Christmas celebrations aren’t that different from American customs. We Yanks just made everything simpler. I never knew that the British Christmas pudding was that close to an American fruitcake. We just leave out the awful parts, like boiling it and burning it. And last year, my SIL brought crackers to the family gathering. POP, confetti, funny hats -it was almost like New Years Eve. (via Neatorama)

Tweet of the Day


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Saturday, December 07, 2019

Yeah, I'll Just Eat at Home

Traditional Holiday Music by the Log Cabin Fire



Jon Townsend built himself a cabin complete with a fireplace big enough to cook in. He trained the camera on the fire for 40 minutes and played traditional Christmas music from the album A Winter's Day by Jim's Red Pants. You might want to bookmark this video to play while you put up Christmas decorations, visit with company, or open Christmas gifts.

Hero

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Diagnosis



Don't let the internet give you a medical diagnosis! It's surely a death sentence. A doctor would tell you to drink some bicarb and get a good night's sleep. And then the doc would charge you $150. This story is from System32Comics. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Tree

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Santa and the Kittehs

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I'm Against It



Groucho sings in the 1932 movie Horse Feathers.

Tweet of the Day


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Friday, December 06, 2019

Dirty Ducks

Geographic Treasure

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Pachelbel on Train Horns



Pavel Jirásek has way too much time on his hands, and for that, I am thankful. This video gets really amazing around the two minute mark. It was edited from original footage by ACETrainsUK. (via Metafilter)

The Mirror of Fear



Click to the right to advance the comic. A couple has an incident of reckoning, but will they work it out to their mutual satisfaction? I kind of doubt it. They probably thrive on drama. This story is from Amanda Panda Comics. (via Geeks Are Sexy)