Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Links to Learn Something

How to convert your car to run on trash with a homemade biomass converter. Just like Doc Brown in Back to the Future! (via Gizmodo)

The Real Story of the Von Trapp Family, on whom The Sound of Music was based. See what they are doing now. (via Metafilter)

Fred Syversen skied off the wrong cliff, fell 351 feet, and lived to tell about it. He accidently set a world record for the highest cliff jump, according to video evidence. (via Arbroath)

How cool would it be to be a buyer for Think Geek? In this interview, meet John Frazier, the guy who looks for cool toys all day.

Ann Edie has a guide dog, but he's a horse named Panda. Parrots, pigs, monkeys: who decides what kind of creatures can be considered service animals? (via Metafilter)

Blow soap bubbles in cold weather and watch them freeze and break! Or see pictures from someone who did just that.

The Iguana That Darwin Never Saw. It's an evolutionarily distinct species that lives only on one volcano, and it's endangered. Oh, and it's pink!

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