Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Miss Cellania's Links

Accidental Escher. Can you tell what's going on in this photo?

How DNA From a 200-Year-Old Pipe Connects Maryland and Sierra Leone. This discovery opens up a new channel to establish genealogical records based on DNA to descendants of slaves.

17 Pieces Of Indisputable Evidence That The Earth Is Flat.

15 Bad Movies That Would Be Great With Just One Change.

Give Donald Trump credit: His cover-up is working, so far. If Trump is innocent, as he claims, then why does he act so terrified of getting caught?

Steve's Drunk Again. Full video here.

A Couple That Got Married After 2 Weeks On How It Went Down. They have been married 22 years. (via Metafilter)

Found: A Historic Trolley Hidden Inside a House.

The first immigration station built on Ellis Island in New York in 1892 was a firetrap from the beginning. When the inevitable happened just after midnight on June 15, 1897, there were between 180 and 250 immigrants asleep on the island, plus the staff. (via Strange Company

Even cats like to play with kittens.

A blast from the past (2013): 11 Super-Sweet Extreme Dessert Combos.



Boney M, from 1978. (via Dark Roasted Blend)

Tweet of the Day

Then the rescuer, a Verizon worker, got suspended for his actions.

Monday, March 25, 2019


4 Levels Of Mario Music

If you aren't a trained musician yourself, it's much easier to judge someone else's level of talent when they perform a song that's very familiar. Rob Landes demonstrates the different levels of musical complexity with the ultra-familiar Mario theme. Yes, we recognize and enjoy the theme when it's played as a simple melody by a n00b, but then he ups the difficulty level just like the video games do. By the end, to feels like we're playing the game! (via Boing Boing)

When You Have Night Fever, Go To

(via reddit)

50 People Try to Poach an Egg

The first half of this video from Epicurious shows clueless cooks trying to poach an egg, beginning with the most clueless. Then we get the lowdown on how it's really done. I have never poached an egg, because I've seen it done and it doesn't seem appetizing. But since I have seen it done, I could do it if there was a reason to. And now you can, too. (via Digg)

Where Do Babies Come From?

There are many ways to react to this question from your child. Here are a few suggestions from Alex Culang and Raynato Castro of Buttersafe.

The Great Wall

(via Bored Panda)

The Phantom of the Horse Opera

When I was a little kid, I loved the cartoon Beany and Cecil. I hadn't seen an episode in decades, because you just didn't expect that to be possible in the 20th century. Then WTM wrote a post for Neatorama about the cartoon's origin in a puppet show called Time For Beany, which I didn't even know about. Checking in at YouTube, I am struck by Beany and Cecil's combination of utter goofiness and clever cultural references. There are worse ways to spend six minutes.

Miss Cellania's Links

North Bergen High School in New Jersey put on their student play, and it was an adaptation of the 1979 film Alien, complete with xenomorph, made of recycled materials. See plenty of pictures and some video clips from the drama at Entertainment Weekly, and more at the A.V. Club.

Please Enjoy These Finnish People Politely Going After Nikki Haley for Saying They Hate Having Good Healthcare.

Who Murdered My Father? Jon Kinyon traces the lack of investigation 50 years ago. 

The Instagram-famous Plant that Used to be Impossible to Find.

Cat Fight: Do not mess with the master.

What Henry Hill Did After His Goodfellas Days. The straw that broke the camel's back was Hill's sudden marriage to a hairdresser, despite the fact that he was already married with two children. (via Metafilter

A running list of how President Trump is changing environmental policy. It's a long list.

The Misunderstanding of The Scream by Edvard Munch. (via Nag on the Lake)

Beatbox Battle. Guaranteed to make you smile.

A Bad Batch of Bath Buns. In the days before any sort of government regulation of food, manufacturers and vendors would often cut corners for a profit, with sometimes horrible results. (via Strange Company)

A blast from the past (2013): 8 Tattoos of M.C. Escher Art.


(via Fark)

Play Boys

This surreal award-winning animation by Vincent Lynen has a lot going on. He says it's about "Macho's, guns, cars, motorcycles and hot girls." There's a lot of playing going on, but you have to wonder who is the winner. It may start slow, but it sure gets going when the shooting starts! (via Digg)

Tweet of the Day

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Did He Get a Faster One?

Let's Dance, Let's Shout

Bill McClintock keeps it coming with a seamless mashup of The Jackson 5's "Shake Your Body Down to the Ground" and Dio's "Stand Up and Shout."


Always check the label before you buy. This comic is from Chris Hallbeck at Maximumble.

An Honest Mistake

(via Fark)

Naturally 7

Naturally 7 is an a cappella group that performs with music. Not instruments, but music they make with their own voices that sound just like an instrumental band. Yeah, the human voice can sound like anything, if you are talented and dedicated to the craft.  (via The Kid Should See This)