The Empire Strikes Back Introduced to Star Wars.
How One ‘Yesterday’ Screenwriter’s Dream Became Something Of A Nightmare.
Ancient Egyptian coffins and mystery of ‘black goo.’ (via Strange Company)
Practicing the can-can. Sound on!
You know how we judge people by the homes they choose and the way they keep them? Science writer Ferris Jabr studied bird nests to see what they say about the bird itself. Part one and part two. (via Metafilter)
Images From This Year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, So far.
This Giant Monument to Elon Musk Has Tulsa Residents Furious. (via Digg)
Genius Bees Force Plants to Bloom by Biting Them.
So I tried to support another Black Owned Business for lunch today. It’s called Ava’s Kitchen, just opened end of April. It’s a very clean establishment, but whewww let me tell you about this owner. (via Metafilter)
A blast from the past (2017): 11 Unusual Footraces.
Monday, May 25, 2020
Sunday, May 24, 2020
Data Broz gives us a mesmerizing visualization of the most watched TV shows over the past seven decades. Before that, few people actually owned TV sets. But during the time analyzed here, the number of people rose greatly, and the number of TV sets per person also exploded. Notice that about 1987 the total number of people watching the same shows started to drop, as cable began offering a wider variety of channels. The data is "mostly" based on the USA, and NFL shows are excluded. (via Geekologie)
George Lucas used the film The Dam Busters as inspiration for the Star Wars final action scene. HenryvKeiper took footage from the 1955 movie and synced it with audio from the climactic Death Star scene from Star Wars episode IV. (via YesButNoButYes)
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Ah yeah, I remember when my Dad used to go off on anyone squeezing the toothpaste tube wrong. However, the idea is pretty much moot now. Back then, toothpaste came in metal tubes, and if you bent it in the middle, you permanently lost some toothpaste in the bottom. But then they switched to plastic tubes, and it really doesn't matter where you squeeze, as long as you don't mess up the tube completely. So my advice would be to chill out and not judge others on such things. This comic is from Zach Weinersmith at Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.
On the surface, it appears that there are no rules, but there are. They just aren't written down. I've heard people marvel at how Americans follow traffic laws so diligently compared to other places, and I tell them it's because not following the rules is very expensive here- insurance, car repair, fines, injuries. After all, we drive long distances at high speeds so much of the time that following the rules is crucial. (via reddit)