Thursday, July 30, 2015

Microbes

Farmer's Market

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Nano-Pasta: Thin Film Realization of Ultra-Fast Cooking Pasta Using Glancing Angle Deposition.

The Death of Patient Zero. Stephanie Lee was on the cutting edge of cancer research, but she was also a suffering patient.

Colin Woodard’s new book American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures in North America divides North America into districts that have no bearing on state borders, but are identified as unique cultures. (via mental_floss)

The 7 most dangerous myths about the fight for $15 minimum wage.  

Some rituals that astronauts perform before going into space are traditions bordering on superstition. Russians pee on a bus tire, and others are just as strange.

 19 Charts That Will Help You Be An Actual Adult. How to rent an apartment, nail an interview, store your groceries, and more.

U.S. Government On Robot Military: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?! The Terminator was just a movie!

Don't listen to William Shatner- Star Trek is totally political. Gene Roddenberry wouldn’t have had it any other way.

Four Cats With Fewer Than Three Legs. They’ve developed ways to get around that will inspire you.

Good Morning!

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An Honest Trailer for the Mission: Impossible Movies



Screen Junkies takes on all four Mission: Impossible movies at once. Considering how alike they all are, this isn’t the most difficult assignment -and they chose to accept it. The impression I get from this is that all the movies exist mainly to see Tom Cruise in stunts that should kill any mortal human. Otherwise, it’s Scooby-Doo all over again. -via Tastefully Offensive http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/ 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Unfortunate Juxtaposition

Tusk



In this bittersweet short animation, a mammoth is defrosted after 5,000 years. The world has changed in ways she can’t understand. Rory Waudby-Tolley made this students film at RCA. (via Digg)

Cat Not Impressed by Baby Goats



Moo is a barn cat at Sunflower Farm Creamery. She’s a dedicated barn cat, keeping watch out for vermin and even sits and supervises goats when they give birth. When week-old kids Lady Bug and Princess Leia try to make friends, Moo makes it clear she just wants a little nap. While Moo has seen lots of goats come and go, everything is new to the bouncy goats.

What impressed me in this video is the relative size of the goats and the cat. Those are tiny little kids! Well, Moo is a pretty healthy size for a barn cat. After all, she lives in a creamery, and apparently gets her share of goat’s milk. (via HuffPo)

The Little Stranger

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A Ride on the World’s Longest Water Slide



Action Park in New jersey is famous for their history of crazy and dangerous rides. The newest is a water slide that’s 1,975 feet long. That’s a third of a mile! The folks at Guinness agree it is the world’s longest water slide. It’s not open to the public just yet -the state of New jersey has to approve it first. However, park employee Jason Mulder strapped on a GoPro and went down the slide for a media day event. (via Boing Boing)

Miss Cellania's Links

MASH Notes: The Story Behind "Suicide is Painless.” An unforgettable hit started out as “the stupidest song ever written.”

The Insecure World of Freelancing. The gig economy doesn’t use “employees,” so those workers have no basic labor protections.

23 Things All Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Fans Will Find Funny.

The Secret Nazi Tunnels Under a German Vacation Town.  

A Hillside of Rainbow Homes. (via Daily of the Day)

There are labeled maps of Pluto and Charon now, with place names of famous people and fictional characters. Almost all the visible features of Charon are named for science fiction terms.

10 Obscene Hand Gestures From Around the World. Learn how to offend people everywhere you go.

There’s a Nosferatu Remake in the Works. The first movie version of Dracula is still the most horrifying, so I’m all for a new one.

Reddit Disasters Pile Up: Are The Trolls Running the Site? This is why we can’t have nice things.

A complete guide to the minimum wage. Raising it doesn’t have to be a nightmare; it's been done before.

The Bath

(via reddit)

Alka-Seltzer in Space



In this new video from NASA, astronauts aboard the International Space Station play with a ball of water by adding Alka-Seltzer. Oh, it bubbles, alright, but those bubbles really don’t have anywhere to go, so they just float around inside the orb. One occasionally explodes from the surface, but there’s not enough gravity to force it upward, because there really is no “upward.”

NASA is excited about their new Red Dragon camera, which captures images in 4K resolution. You can read more about it at their website. It will enable scientists on the ground to observe experiments on the ISS as well as the crew does. If you want, you can change the YouTube resolution to the highest level under the settings button, and see each bubble clearly.

9 Ways to Use All Those Jalapeños

Shown above are the jalapeño peppers I picked last night. Do I need this many jalapeños? No, but I picked them anyway before they started to wrinkle, because they are hard to handle after the skins become tough. I’ve already packed away a two-year supply of diced peppers in the freezer, and there are plenty more in the garden that haven’t reached full size. So I went looking for a way to use them. Crab cakes? Ice cream? Read about nine jalapeno dishes in a list I posted at mental_floss.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Yard Work

Carol has Never Been Kissed



Carol was a mermaid who longed for human legs, like many mermaids. But that required a kiss, and Carol had never been kissed. Why? She was ugly. She not only had a fish tail, she also had a fish face. This bizarre cartoon is not for children. (via Digg)

Insecurity Cameras

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Inside a Dog Retirement Home



In 2006, Joe and Sher Polvinale turned their home in Gaithersburg, Maryland, into a pet sanctuary. Joe has since passed away, but Sher continues to run House with a Heart Senior Pet Sanctuary, a retirement home for elderly and special needs dogs. These dogs have a permanent and loving home for the rest of their lives. With the help of volunteers, the dogs get proper care and lots of affection. (via Metafilter)


Fighting Talk

How She Got That Name

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