Saturday, January 23, 2021

Satisfaction

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain performs a little song composed by Michael Jaeger and Richard Keiths.

Amos



(via reddit)

The Turtle and the Diver



A diver is just trying to do some work in the Gulf of Thailand, when a curious turtle with no sense of personal space tries to get his attention. The turtle will not be denied!

The diver is Darren Connearn, who wrote about the experience and about turtles at his site. (via Arbroath)

Tweet of the Day

Here's the story. (via Nag on the Lake)

Friday, January 22, 2021

Daycare



I wonder why they went out of business. (via Bad Newspaper)

A Dog Dragging



The dog spotted her fur-trimmed hood and decided he wanted that toy! True, he's not an obedient dog, but they both seem pretty tickled about the incident, so there's that. (via reddit)

Zoo Sign



(via reddit)

Unbreakable

Barbara is a toy bunny who was immediately thrown out as a factory reject because of her cough. The message of this cute animation is about health, but it's also about not giving up. If you didn't catch it, here's the link they showed at the end. (via Laughing Squid)

We Can Relate



Stubbed toes, paper cuts, and biting one's tongue. It's a wonder we survive at all. The only upside of all these dumb little injuries i that they are universal. Even the part about not knowing how to use one's life. This comic is from Nathan Pyle's Strange Planet.

The Owl Scale



(Thanks, WTM!)

Reckless Youth



This vignette starring Carrie Fisher was a scene from the 1987 parody film Amazon Women on the Moon.

The Moon’s Not That Great



"A solo mission to the moon by one very brave woman" sounds pretty exciting at first. But by the time she returns, our short attention spans have moved on. Oh yeah, there's a bear, too. (via Laughing Squid)

Miss Cellania's Links

When your professor is dead, but teaches class anyway. (via Metafilter)

Finn Deserved Better — And So Did Black Star Wars Fans.

How 19th-Century Activists Ditched Corsets for One-Piece Long Underwear. Who knew the union suit was a feminist icon?

Don't sass the cat.

We Have A Website That Lets You Add Bernie Sanders Sitting at the Inauguration to Any Location on Google Maps. Try it here.

Everything is Better with Glitter!

Darth Vader Baby Onesie Recalled as Choking Hazard. Because that's what Vader does. (via Neatorama)

The Origins of Chess. (via Damn Interesting)

A blast from the past (2010): The Scientists Behind the Movies.

Stuck



(via Fark)

The Three Stooges Drilling Company



I'm not familiar with the process of drilling a water well, but I don't think it's supposed to go like this. The visual punchline comes at about 1:40. (via Arbroath)

Tweet of the Day

(via Everlasting Blort

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Criminal



How to Photograph Squirrels Without Photoshop



Wildlife photographer Niki Colemont gives us a minute-long tutorial on photographing squirrels. It's a bit light on actual technique and tips, but his attitude and his little friends are so heartwarming that it doesn't really matter. (via Boing Boing)


How to Toast



(via reddit)

783 Bubbles Inside a Bubble



A new world record was set as Chang Yu-Te of China managed to blow 783 soap bubbles inside another soap bubble! As always, judges from Guinness World Records had to be there when it happened, but I would suppose they relied on video evidence to actually count all those bubbles. That's a job I wouldn't want to tackle. He must be using some industrial-strength soap solution! There's no mention of the previous record at the website, so this might be the first world record in this particular category. (via Nag on the Lake)