Friday, February 24, 2017

Flesh Tasty

Oh No!

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Geography Class

Keeping up with the Kattarshians

Four kittens live in a house together. It's scaled to be just their size. Three live webcams (and a night vision camera) follow their antics as they learn to get along with each other -or not. Is that a great premise for a show or what? That's Keeping up with the Kattarshians, an Icelandic production starring a litter of kittens who will eventually be up for adoption.   
The overwhelmingly cute kittens are siblings and we call them the Catdashians (The Kattarshians in Icelandic, due to the spelling in our language) and we’re keeping up with them. They are unfortunately orphans and will stay in their wonderful house for 3-4 weeks until some nice people adopt them and other homeless kittens take their place.

Keeping Up With the Catdashians is a cooperation project with The Icelandic Cat Protection Society and with full knowledge and approval of the Icelandic Food And Veterinary Authority, the Animal Welfare Officer and the Expert Veterinarian and Animal Welfare Officer in Iceland.

Employees and volunteers from The Icelandic Cat Protection Society take care of the kittens and make sure they get a sufficient time with people which is very important. They also take care of housekeeping, cleaning the litter box and serving food. Meanwhile we take a break from the streaming. This happens 2-3 times a day.
This video compiles the best scenes from the past week. To watch the action live, bookmark this link. When I last checked, they were asleep: one in the top bunk, two on the floor, and one in the bathtub.

Miss Cellania's Links

10 Shocking (Mis)Uses for Electricity.

Inside Uber’s Aggressive, Unrestrained Workplace Culture.

Artists, designers, coders, bloggers, speakers, actors, and other professionals are often offered jobs for no pay at all, as they think you'll want to do it "for the exposure." The Twitter feed For Exposure shares many examples of real-world expectations for work to be done for no pay at all. (via Nag on the Lake)

NASA’s longshot bet on a revolutionary rocket may be about to pay off. A physicist/astronaut is on his way to unveiling a plasma rocket.

Kenya's Tsavo West National Park has seen no rainfall at all since last June. Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua spends hours every day driving a truck to waterholes in the park to make sure elephants, zebras, buffalo, and antelopes have enough water to survive.

Is It Okay to Enjoy the Warm Winters of Climate Change? Just wait until summer and see how you like it.

Five Moments That Prove Batman is as Insane as the Joker. We can identify with heroes who have psychological problems.

It's time to retire the Oscars' Best Picture award. It's hard enough to define "picture," much less "best."

The History of Hollywood's It Girls (And Their Tragic Downfalls). They burned brightly and didn't last long.

All the Ladies

(via Fark)

Siberian Tigers Take Down Drone

These well-fed tigers live at the Harbin Siberian Tiger Park in Heilongjiang Province, China. A quadcopter was sent in to get some footage of the cats in the snow. But the cats chased the drone just like any prey, and actually caught it! They soon found out it didn't taste good, and it wasn't quite dead, either. the staff was able to recover the drone and the footage. (via Gizmodo)

Thursday, February 23, 2017


Stool Bus

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If La La Land Were Directed by David Lynch

I watched La La Land in a theater, and only fell asleep twice. I didn't miss anything, though. I was surprised to later find out it was only two hours long. The dances were nice, but the characters were not likeable. Maybe I would have liked it better as a surreal horror film a la David Lynch. (via the A.V. Club)

Sitar Metal

Rob Scallon, who never met a musical instrument he didn't like, rocks the sitar. I found this extremely pleasant. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Andrew Huang's Midi Unicorn

Andrew Huang synched a drawing of a unicorn with his midi program and made some pretty music! How did he do that? It's not an automatic program, just a lot of work and experimentation. He'll tell you about it. Huang was inspired by the work of musician Savant, who has midi art on his Facebook page. (via Laughing Squid)

Miss Cellania's Links

14 Facts You May Not Know About Johnny Carson. The longtime host of The Tonight Show had an amazing life.  

The Pineapple Pizza Scandal was Nearly an International Incident Between Canada and Iceland. It's a good thing the president of Iceland clarified his remarks. (via Metafilter)

Blame: Was the death of Jill Wells an accident or murder? A gripping true crime story.

15 Perfect Spots to Watch the Total Solar Eclipse as It Crosses the U.S. Next Summer. Make your reservations now.

Seven New Exoplanets Discovered, Three Possibly Habitable. Read more about the discovery at NASA, and at the website dedicated to TRAPPIST-1. (via The Daily Dot)

The Mall of America is looking for a writer-in-residence. It would be really hard to beat this applicant

Donald Trump’s Deportation Plans Will Cost The U.S. $5 Trillion Over The Next Decade. That's not counting the cost of the wall.

Christopher Hesse created a way for everyday internet users to experiment with artificial intelligence-created images. What could possibly go wrong? 

The Latest in Menstrual Products: Vaginal Glue.

What’s Killing America’s Black Infants?

Dog on a Mic

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David Armand (as his interpretive dance character Johann Lippowitz) went viral with his dance to the song "Torn." It was such a funny performance that Natalie Imbruglia joined him to perform "Torn" at the Secret Policeman's Ball in 2006. Armand then got a job on the BBC show called Fast and Loose, with a game segment called Interpretive Dance in which people who couldn't hear the song tried to guess what it was, while the audience had a great time watching him. He also occasionally appeared in the US knockoff show Trust Us with Your Life, in which he did the same thing. (via Metafilter)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Butt Flap Meat

Overflowing Glory Hole

The spillway at Lake Berryessa in California's Napa Valley works like a sink or tub overflow drain. It just automatically drains when the water level in the reservoir behind the Monticello Dam gets to a certain height. The locals call the round, accessible spillway the Glory Hole. Last week, after torrential rains, the water level got high enough to reach the Glory Hole for the first time in ten years -and this time, we have drones to record it. Bonus: AC/DC.

The concrete funnel is 72 feet wide, and goes to work when the water reaches 440 feet above sea level. This week, it is draining at about two million gallons a minute. In case you are wondering, here's what the Glory Hole looks like when the water level is low. (via Digg)


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Miss Cellania's Links

Libretto: The Last Second. An opera about adding a leap second to our year.

Why can 12-year-olds still get married in the United States? (via Kottke)

Zippo lighters of Vietnam soldiers. Some are NSFW. (via reddit)  

Competitive Eating in the 17th Century. Nicholas Wood made himself a reputation as The Great Eater of Kent.

What It’s Like to Be in the Running to Be an Astronaut. It's a months-long audition for a very few slots.

Has the Large Hadron Collider Disproved the Existence of Ghosts? Even if they did, people would believe in them.

How Stuttering Works. Some people overcome it, some learn to work around it, and some suffer greatly from it.

The Only Thing, Historically, That's Curbed Inequality is Catastrophe. While everyone suffers, the rich simply have more to lose.

12 Ridiculously Cool Playgrounds That’ll Make You Want To Be A Kid Again.

The science of why we experience false memories. Even false memories we share with others have to come from somewhere.