Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Done With It

(Thanks, WTM!)

Racoon Rescue



This is what to do when you find a raccoon in the dumpster. It happened several times at my former workplace, and we kept a plank nearby for such occasions. (via Arbroath)

Tweet of the Day


Well, it's no longer Monday, but have a smile anyway! (via Nag on the Lake)

Monday, July 13, 2020

Canaries

How to Safely Cross a Piranha Infested River



It appears that everything we know about piranhas is wrong. If you need to swim cross a river filled with piranha fish, first, make sure it's the right month. Then ask the fish to turn over and show you the color of their bellies. There's a lot more involved, spelled out in this video from RealLifeLore. In other words, good luck. However, you will learn a lot about piranhas in the first six minutes. (via Digg)

Bugs

Admit it, you sang this, didn't you? (via reddit)

What Is Intelligence? Where Does it Begin?



What we call intelligence is a set of skills that work together. When you break it down to the basic components, you realize that we set pretty high standards for humans. A slime mold can find its way around, and even bacteria can sense and avoid toxins. If that’s intelligence, why do we accuse people who can’t keep up with a bank account with a lack of it? Because everything is relative, and a lot of people can not only balance a checkbook, but also invest in the future. It’s a good thing we learned to help each other out.    

Befriending Two Creatures



What's better than making friends with a dog? Making friends with two dogs! This comic is from Nathan Pyle's Strange Planet.

Sale

(via Buzzfeed)

The Mathematical Loophole that Broke the Lottery



Gerald Selbee and his wife Marge figured out how to leverage the odds of the Massachusetts Lottery. Now, this video from Half as Interesting makes it seem like the math involved is difficult, but it's not, so don't let that scare you. The Massachusetts Lottery was once set up in a way that allowed this scheme to happen, but it's not now, and you won't have that kind of luck anywhere else. You can read a more in-depth account of the Selbee's lottery winnings here. (via Digg)

Miss Cellania's Links

1,000-year-old Pet Cat Found on the Silk Road. (via Strange Company)

How Prosperity Transformed the Falklands. (via Metafilter)

Ayn Rand Fans Sure Seem To Love Government Assistance.

A therapeutic dose of baby laughter.

The Soviet Bomber That Was Reverse Engineered From Stolen American B-29s.

I'm Not a Cat Person... 

She Said Her Husband Hit Her. She Lost Custody of Their Kids. How reporting domestic violence works against women in family court. (via Digg)

When Idealistic New Englanders Moved to Kansas Territory to ‘Put an End to Slavery.’ (via Damn Interesting)

Twitter user Romina asked people if they can give a one-line description of a movie and make it sound boring. The best of them are 1. boring, and 2. make it obvious what movie they are referring to, at least to people who watch movies.

A blast from the past (2011): 8 Wonderful Dog Stories.

Take Out

(via Fark)

Alien Captured on CCTV



I first posted this video in 2008. How things have changed since then! Now, everyone has an iPhone to capture any strange goings-on, and an Alien walking around is just another day on the subway in some places. (via Fark)

Sunday, July 12, 2020

I Can See That

Smoke Alarm?

(via reddit)

A Skeleton Walks Into a Bar



Click to the right to advance the story. This is a variation on a very old joke that you may have seen coming, but now it's "fleshed out," so to speak. My apologies. This comic is from Oz the Terrible.  (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Mass Luting

(Thanks, WTM!)

Signature

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Hot Hot Hot



Closing sequence from the movie Bend it like Beckham. Highly recommended.