Sunday, July 25, 2021

The Coldest City in the World

Why do people live in Yakutsk? Some are native to the region, some are descendants of Stalin-era exiles, but many are there to make a lot of money in resource extraction industries, from gas and oil to metals to diamonds to mammoth carcasses. When it's this cold, you have to learn an entirely new lifestyle. (via reddit)

I Like Dogs

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The Bubble Wrap Bike

Eric Buss rides around on his bubble wrap bike. The noise woke up every child in the neighborhood, who all ran outside and excitedly began to stomp the rest of the bubbles. (via Daily of the Day)

Tweet of the Day

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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Makes Sense

No Arrest

Beautiful Shining Star of Superstition

This glorious Bill McClintock mashup blends Earth, Wind, and Fire's "Shining Star" with Van Halen's "Beautiful Girls" and "Running with the Devil" plus "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder.  


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Let's all be thankful for small things. This comic is from Nathan Pyle's Strange Planet.

Subversive Bird

Or maybe just illiterate. (via Bored Panda)

Renovating an Old Factory

Impossibly cute French Instagram couple Rachel and Emilien bought an old factory to renovate into a home. This time-lapse video shows two years of their work. It's kind of long, but totally mesmerizing. I expected to skip through, but I couldn't stop watching. Be warned that it ends before the work is complete. The finished product will be the best-insulated home you've ever seen. Americans lament them not leaving exposed brick inside for the charm, but heating fuel is more expensive in Europe, and regulations stipulate how much insulation is mandatory. (via Digg)


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Dogs Like Socks

Official video from the band Psychostick.  (via b3ta)

Tweet of the Day

(via Everlasting Blort)

Friday, July 23, 2021

Oakland Raiders

Prancing Fenix

Like Charley the cat, posted earlier today, Fenix Lumiere was born with cerebellar hypoplasia, which left him awkward and uncoordinated, but still a good dog. He was headed for euthanasia when a family adopted him.

What's Your Name

They are all good boys, except some of them are good girls. This comic is from Safely Endangered Comics.

Physics Major

Lemurs Have a Popsicle Party

It's been pretty hot in Oregon this summer, so the staff at the Oregon Zoo go out of their way to help cool things down for the animals. Watch as a group of ring-tailed lemurs and red ruffed lemurs enjoy some frozen fruit treats! (via Laughing Squid)

Miss Cellania's Links

While the international Olympic Summer Games are getting started in Tokyo this weekend, Fairbanks, Alaska, is hosting the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics, as they have every year since 1961 (except for 2020). The 2021 competitions are going on now through Saturday.   

Why Do We Call a Software Glitch a ‘Bug’?

Here’s how hard it is to vote in Texas already.

What words should mean, based on how they are spelled. This is really clever.

I Learned My Hometown, In New Jersey, Welcomed The KKK. A bit of research could uncover thousands of stories like this.

What I Learned about American Men as a Translator at a Matchmaking Agency. The men using international dating websites had troubling ideas about the shortcomings of American women.

Switzerland's Gravity-defying Solution for Irrigation. (via Damn Interesting)

One really weird saint. (via Strange Company)

A blast from the past (2014): Know Your Citrus.