Friday, July 01, 2016

Tornado in a Jar



Oliver is five years old. He’s had a YouTube account for a month or so, and this is his first science video, in which we learn how to make a tornado in a jar. Afterward, Oliver has some tips on how to stay safe in the event of a tornado. You’ll have to supply your own consonants. Outside of the science lab, Oliver does not resemble a mad scientist. Although he may grow up to be one someday! (via Viral Viral Videos)


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Books on Vinyl. The history of talking books and their various weird formats.

The Enterprise Studio Model, Restored and on Display

17 Ways Kids Can Have Fun Without Fireworks This Fourth Of July. Oh yeah, grown-ups can do these things, too.

Ranking all the Villains on Game of Thrones. Not all 22 of them are still alive in the series.

This Is How You Walk on Hot Coals. To do it safely, you must understand the science behind the stunt.

July TV Preview: Don’t Miss These 10 Premieres. Some series are getting a jump on the usual television cycle.

‘Problem Child’ Cat Who Went Through 5 Foster Homes Finds Perfect Owner. The high-energy cat is now an Instagram star.

What to Eat for Canada Day. A quick trip through Canadian cuisine.

Spider-Dog

(via Fark)

How to Be a Canadian



Happy Canada Day! To help you know Canada better, the comedy group IFHT http://www.ifht.tv/ explains what it means to be Canadian. I think it’s pretty comprehensive. Even more so than “Canadian, Please.”  (via Tastefully Offensive)

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Imagine That

Batman and Robin -or a Reasonable Facsimile



This clip is from the Only Fools and Horses Christmas Special from the BBC. I found it in the more recent story about two guys who were cosplaying and rescued a man off the coast of Sussex.

Left Behind

(via reddit)

The Kitten’s Great Escape



A kitten finds a way to escape his enclosure at JoLinn Pet House, a pet shop in Taiwan. But then what? Where does he go? Straight into another enclosure, this one with a puppy! The puppy is exceedingly happy with the company. The kitten might have some regrets about the caper. (via Viral Viral Videos)

Sid

Market Street, San Francisco, 1906



On April 14, 1906, brothers Harry and Herbert Miles filmed the scene on the left as they rode a cable car down Market Street in San Francisco. You see the hustle and bustle of the city with trolley cars, pedestrians, automobiles, and horse-drawn wagons sharing the street.

Four days later, an earthquake killed 3,000 people and destroyed most of the city. A cameraman believed to be Otis M. Gove filmed the same street just after the destruction. The film is not as clear due to dust and smoke, but you can see the destroyed buildings and the survivors shuffling through the streets as if they were ghosts. You have to wonder how many of the people seen in the video on the left did not survive the quake. (via History Buff)

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The First Woman to Vote in American History. Eddie Deezen brings us the story.

To pay tribute to the classic American diner, Extra Crispy compiled a list, not of the 50 best diners ranked, but a great diner from each state in the Union.

The Humiliating Practice of Sex-Testing Female Athletes.

The Uncertain Future of Saving the Past. The people tasked with protecting objects that make up the backbone of our culture use a lot of trial and error along with their science.​

The 19 countries with the highest quality of life. The reason it goes to 19 is because that’s where the United States ranks.

How Old Is Your Body, Really? If all our cells are constantly being replaced, what part of us stays the same?

America's First "Climate Refugees.” Between rising sea levels, delta engineering, and environmental damage by oil companies, Louisiana is losing dry land at an alarming rate.

The science of a successful first date. Figure out what you need to know before you try to size someone up.

Fourth of July Fireworks. They’ve got a history much older than the United States.

Going to Get Tutored

(via Fark)

Mascot Dance Battle



It’s the San Diego Chicken vs. Barney the Dinosaur! Or, for you younger folks, the “Famous Chicken.”  (via reddit)

See also: Benny the Bull.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Not Ordinary Cows

100 Building Demolitions



Explosions, implosions, and general destruction caught on video! This is like porn for those who like to see things fall down and go boom. But you might want to pause and come back to it later… you get inured to the destruction after a while. (via Michael Leavitt)

Jabba the Hill

(via reddit)

The Star-Spangled Banner at the Lincoln Memorial



Star Genleah Swain was touring the Lincoln Memorial in Washington and was inspired. The acoustics are good, the feeling was there, so she gave in to a dare from her companions and sang the Star Spangled Banner right there in with a bunch of tourists. And she nailed it. A good time was had by all. (via Viral Viral Videos)

Hidden Message

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Cats and Dogs Research Review. People trip over dogs, and computers cannot recognize cats.

9 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of a Shark Week Cinematographer.

Caltech glassblower's retirement has scientists sighing. (via Metafilter)

The weaponised loser. Mass shootings have one thing in common: toxic masculinity.

The science of why people insist on making idiotic choices.

Did you know you an play a harmonica with a vacuum cleaner? Once you see these videos, you’ll have to try it yourself.

Why Pop Culture Needs Stories Like Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. We are all peculiar in one way or another.

The Sniper Who Slayed More Than 100 Union Soldiers. At 57 years old, he waged a one-man war against those who killed his sons.

We Waste An Insane Amount Of Food. Here’s What You Can Do About It.

The Game of Thrones Graveyard. If you click on the grave itself, you leave a flower. (via Metafilter)

Woody

(via Fark)