Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Spongebob HR Department

(via Bad Menu)

“YMCA” by The Bottle Boys

The Copenhagen musical group The Bottle Boys play us a tune we all know and love, and let us in on one of their secrets to making bottle music look so easy -when we all know it’s not. From the YouTube page:
Sometimes people say, that it’s impossible to play that fast on bottles when they see our videos, because they are looking at just one persons head movements. But if you look closer you will see, that we share all the melodies by two persons. So if Philipp plays one part of the lead melody, Kaspar plays the other half, which combined gives you the complete melodic part that you all recognize:-)

We decided to shoot this video in our own studio, since it’s too cold outside here in Denmark and since we wanted it to have a more cosy look, without too much else going on in the frame. In that way you can really focus on what’s being played. We chose to play Y.M.C.A because it has some fast melodic parts and some really cool secondary melody lines.
(via Tastefully Offensive)

Bagging a Turkey

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Fly Haircut

Lonely Fish

McGarrah Jessee's 100th Employee

McGarrah Jessee is an advertising agency in Austin, Texas. They’ve been in business for 18 years, but only recently hired their 100th employee. That employee was Elliot Nordstrom. On his first day at work, he got the royal treatment to celebrate his hiring. I’m sure that made him feel special -or specially embarrassed, but he was a good sport about it. I think he’ll be happy working there. Personally, I think all new hires should get this kind of welcome. Of course, an advertising agency knew this kind of stunt would make a good ad.  (via Digg)

Miss Cellania's Links

The Pilgrims in America. They were lost, hungry, and sick, but they made a huge mark on their New World home.

18 reasons that songs give thanks. It’s a Thanksgiving playlist of gratitude, with videos

The 25 Highest-Paying Jobs In America. In case you’re wondering whether years invested in medical school will really pay off.

When Buildings Attack: Melted Cars, Ruined Art, and Other Troubles With Solar Convergence. There are ways to avoid the solar death ray, if we’d learn to pay attention.

A Visual Guide to All 37 Villains in the Batman TV Series. 

When My Mom Was an Astronaut. Infinite parallel universes in the mind of an adopted child. (via Metafilter)

Eleven-year-old Sally Horner was abducted by a man who passed himself off as her father. She eventually was immortalized in the novel Lolita.

Research into how dogs think is yielding some amazing results, although a lot of it just confirms what we already thought from behavior observation, but did not know for sure. What’s amazing is how its done: putting a dog in an MRI machine.

The Worst Soccer Mom. She eventually finds out she is not really so alone.

The case of Poon vs. Tang. I am not making this up.

Find the Cat

Why Do We Have More Boys Than Girls?

There are 106 baby boys born for every 100 baby girls. The folks from MinuteEarth tell us why, as far as we know, in this video. However, the sex imbalance is more severe than birth statistics indicate, and varies over time and place. They offer reasons for that, too. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Monday, November 24, 2014

Family Jewels

What Happens When You Eat Too Much?

As we prepare for a particularly American holiday centered around the custom of eating ourselves into a coma, we might want to learn more about what’s going on in our bodies. Why do we feel so full after Thanksgiving dinner? Because we ate too much. But that’s just the beginning. Watch this video from the American Chemical Society now, so you’ll have time to forget the unpleasantness of the situation before the turkey hits the table. And remember, when you can’t eat any more, there’s always leftovers for tomorrow! (Thanks, Elaine Seward!)

Bart Does It Again

(via reddit)

Spaghetti Eating Competition

Which dog will eat a plate of spaghetti noodles faster: a golden retriever or a German shepherd? Recall the last competition between these breeds of dogs, in which both considered themselves winners for different reasons. Then you can probably guess which dog will win this one, but you may be surprised at the margin of victory. (via Viral Viral Videos)

Flirting with Disaster

A Thanksgiving Rant from John Oliver

His show, Last Week Tonight, isn’t even airing the rest of the year, but John Oliver had to weigh in with his two cents about that strange American tradition of pardoning a presidential turkey. Just add that to the many weird American traditions that make no sense. (via Uproxx