Friday, July 31, 2015

All Flavors

Insane Bollywood Scene

This bizarre number is “Idhi Oka Nandanavanam” from the 1985 movie Adavi Donga. If the voices are too annoying, you can turn them down, or I’ve heard that the song “Mickey” by Toni Basil works just as well for this video. (Thanks, Tracey!)

Mark Hamill Autographs with a Bonus

Mark Hamill has been signing Star Wars photos and memorabilia for 38 years. I’m sure what he puts on them depends on the situation and how much time he has. Some of the bubblegum cards have surfaced with great jokes to go along with the autograph. Hamill no doubt has heard every Star Wars joke ever made, so there are more of these to be found. I particularly like this one. (via reddit)

Cat vs. Shoes

It’s an epic battle between the common house cat and its natural enemy: the shoe. Why do cats hate shoes? When they’re not fighting them, they are using them as a litter box or a vomitorium. Could it be the smell? No, because they even hate new shoes.  Enjoy this compilation of cats establishing domination over various shows from The Dodo. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Dr. O. L. Tinklepaugh


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William Ellsworth “Dummy" Hoy: Baseball's Greatest Deaf Player. Eddie Deezen pays tribute to a breakthrough player.

The Seven Actors Who’ve Played Batman. You thought you knew them all, but can you name the one in the picture? 

10 Outrageous Experiments Conducted on Humans. They will never be repeated; instead there will be something horrible and new to study that hasn’t been ethically vetted yet.

What It Feels Like to Go Viral.

Top 10 Medieval Butt-Licking Cats. (via Metafilter

Brits Tried To Guess The Cost Of American Healthcare And Got Really Confused. They are confused as to why we put up with this system.

Toddler Obsessed with Personal Injury Lawyer Gets a Birthday Surprise. See pictures at Buzzfeed.

Legendary Filmmaker and “King of the B’s” Roger Corman talks about Feminism, Poe, and the State of Independent Filmmaking.

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Most Controversial Bodybuilding Competition. He entered the 1980 Mr. Olympia contest on the spur of the moment and still won.

Why Americans workers are becoming less productive. You might naturally blame the internet, but the answer is a bit more complicated.

Blind Dog

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The High Voltage Ejector Bed

Do you have trouble getting out of bed in the morning? Are you tempted to go for “five minutes more”? Inventor Colin Furze has the ultimate wake-up experience for you! He built a bed that has a horrid alarm with lights and sound, but if you don’t jump up immediately, the bed will do that for you, too!

Of course, it works the first time, but Furze cannot help himself -the power is adjustable, so he has to crank it up. See a video of the process of building it at Sploid.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Cat Drop

1000 Musicians Play “Learn to Fly”

A thousand Italian singers, guitarists, bassists, and drummers under the name Rockin1000 got together to play “Learn to Fly” by the Foo Fighters. Watching that many people play and sing together -well- is spine-tingling. The stunt, a year in the making, is intended as an invitation to Dave Grohl and the band to come and play in Cesena, Italy. Do you think they will? Oh, in case you'd like to hear the drums and bass only, here's a personal video taken on the scene without a direct music feed.  To hear only the guitar, here's a video from a guitarist with a GoPro.

Update: Dave Grohl just uploaded the Foo Fighters’ response to YouTube.

A translation:
Hi Cesena! I'm Dave. Hi. I'm sorry, I don't speak italian... just a little bit! This video... it's amazing! Such an amazing thing... thank you! We are coming. I promise. See you soon... Thank you so much. I love you! Bye
Update: In November, Cesena got their concert!

8 Strange and Wonderful Festivals and Events in August

You might think of August as the dog days of summer and back-to-school time, but there’s still plenty of summer fun to be had if you look. Hobo Days? Potato Days? Throw your cell phone? Here are some ideas for a getaway for the upcoming month of August, in a list I posted at mental_floss.

Men React to Their Girlfriends Getting Catcalled

What does it take to convince men that catcalling is a problem? Maybe showing them what it looks like when it happens to their girlfriends. When we just talk about it, men’s reactions often fall into two categories: they don’t see it happening and don’t think it’s a problem, or else they think women should take it as a compliment. A commenter at YouTube explained why it’s threatening rather succinctly:
I don't mind someone telling me they like my tattoos, but here's the thing; a lot of the time, it's just a way in. If I ignore the compliment and walk on, I get called a cold bitch, a f***ing c**t, etc. for not responding. If I say thank you, the guy tries to start further conversation, and when I'm not into it, I get called names again. Just last week a guy asked me the time and I told him; he then tried to put a hand around my waist, and when I pushed him away, he sneered, "If you don't want some, why did you even talk to me, bitch!"
Happens all the time. (via Viral Viral Videos)


Farmer's Market

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Nano-Pasta: Thin Film Realization of Ultra-Fast Cooking Pasta Using Glancing Angle Deposition.

The Death of Patient Zero. Stephanie Lee was on the cutting edge of cancer research, but she was also a suffering patient.

Colin Woodard’s new book American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures in North America divides North America into districts that have no bearing on state borders, but are identified as unique cultures. (via mental_floss)

The 7 most dangerous myths about the fight for $15 minimum wage.  

Some rituals that astronauts perform before going into space are traditions bordering on superstition. Russians pee on a bus tire, and others are just as strange.

 19 Charts That Will Help You Be An Actual Adult. How to rent an apartment, nail an interview, store your groceries, and more.

U.S. Government On Robot Military: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?! The Terminator was just a movie!

Don't listen to William Shatner- Star Trek is totally political. Gene Roddenberry wouldn’t have had it any other way.

Four Cats With Fewer Than Three Legs. They’ve developed ways to get around that will inspire you.

Good Morning!

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An Honest Trailer for the Mission: Impossible Movies

Screen Junkies takes on all four Mission: Impossible movies at once. Considering how alike they all are, this isn’t the most difficult assignment -and they chose to accept it. The impression I get from this is that all the movies exist mainly to see Tom Cruise in stunts that should kill any mortal human. Otherwise, it’s Scooby-Doo all over again. -via Tastefully Offensive 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Unfortunate Juxtaposition


In this bittersweet short animation, a mammoth is defrosted after 5,000 years. The world has changed in ways she can’t understand. Rory Waudby-Tolley made this students film at RCA. (via Digg)

Cat Not Impressed by Baby Goats

Moo is a barn cat at Sunflower Farm Creamery. She’s a dedicated barn cat, keeping watch out for vermin and even sits and supervises goats when they give birth. When week-old kids Lady Bug and Princess Leia try to make friends, Moo makes it clear she just wants a little nap. While Moo has seen lots of goats come and go, everything is new to the bouncy goats.

What impressed me in this video is the relative size of the goats and the cat. Those are tiny little kids! Well, Moo is a pretty healthy size for a barn cat. After all, she lives in a creamery, and apparently gets her share of goat’s milk. (via HuffPo)

The Little Stranger

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A Ride on the World’s Longest Water Slide

Action Park in New jersey is famous for their history of crazy and dangerous rides. The newest is a water slide that’s 1,975 feet long. That’s a third of a mile! The folks at Guinness agree it is the world’s longest water slide. It’s not open to the public just yet -the state of New jersey has to approve it first. However, park employee Jason Mulder strapped on a GoPro and went down the slide for a media day event. (via Boing Boing)

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MASH Notes: The Story Behind "Suicide is Painless.” An unforgettable hit started out as “the stupidest song ever written.”

The Insecure World of Freelancing. The gig economy doesn’t use “employees,” so those workers have no basic labor protections.

23 Things All Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Fans Will Find Funny.

The Secret Nazi Tunnels Under a German Vacation Town.  

A Hillside of Rainbow Homes. (via Daily of the Day)

There are labeled maps of Pluto and Charon now, with place names of famous people and fictional characters. Almost all the visible features of Charon are named for science fiction terms.

10 Obscene Hand Gestures From Around the World. Learn how to offend people everywhere you go.

There’s a Nosferatu Remake in the Works. The first movie version of Dracula is still the most horrifying, so I’m all for a new one.

Reddit Disasters Pile Up: Are The Trolls Running the Site? This is why we can’t have nice things.

A complete guide to the minimum wage. Raising it doesn’t have to be a nightmare; it's been done before.

The Bath

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Alka-Seltzer in Space

In this new video from NASA, astronauts aboard the International Space Station play with a ball of water by adding Alka-Seltzer. Oh, it bubbles, alright, but those bubbles really don’t have anywhere to go, so they just float around inside the orb. One occasionally explodes from the surface, but there’s not enough gravity to force it upward, because there really is no “upward.”

NASA is excited about their new Red Dragon camera, which captures images in 4K resolution. You can read more about it at their website. It will enable scientists on the ground to observe experiments on the ISS as well as the crew does. If you want, you can change the YouTube resolution to the highest level under the settings button, and see each bubble clearly.

9 Ways to Use All Those Jalapeños

Shown above are the jalapeño peppers I picked last night. Do I need this many jalapeños? No, but I picked them anyway before they started to wrinkle, because they are hard to handle after the skins become tough. I’ve already packed away a two-year supply of diced peppers in the freezer, and there are plenty more in the garden that haven’t reached full size. So I went looking for a way to use them. Crab cakes? Ice cream? Read about nine jalapeno dishes in a list I posted at mental_floss.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Yard Work

Carol has Never Been Kissed

Carol was a mermaid who longed for human legs, like many mermaids. But that required a kiss, and Carol had never been kissed. Why? She was ugly. She not only had a fish tail, she also had a fish face. This bizarre cartoon is not for children. (via Digg)

Insecurity Cameras

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Inside a Dog Retirement Home

In 2006, Joe and Sher Polvinale turned their home in Gaithersburg, Maryland, into a pet sanctuary. Joe has since passed away, but Sher continues to run House with a Heart Senior Pet Sanctuary, a retirement home for elderly and special needs dogs. These dogs have a permanent and loving home for the rest of their lives. With the help of volunteers, the dogs get proper care and lots of affection. (via Metafilter)

Fighting Talk

How She Got That Name

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Bohemian Dancers

These young folks look so happy about being featured in a newsreel! They are the counterculture of London in 1960. The hipsters of their day, they wore vintage clothing and did whatever it took to be different from what came before. Maybe they would eventually grow up to be mods, or rockers, or even (gasp) hippies! By the way, I wonder how much “lemonade” they drank when the cameras weren’t there to record the festivities. (via Boing Boing)

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28 Facts You Might Not Know about The Munsters. For a show that only lasted two years, they sure left a big impression on us.

Check out 'Trump Force One' — Donald Trump's personal Boeing airliner. It has all the necessities for luxurious travel and conspicuous consumption.

What It Was Like to Seek Asylum in Medieval England. You could save your own neck if you followed all the obscure rules for Sanctuary.

You know those two-word blurbs from critics you see on movie posters and home video? Sometimes they are taken ridiculously out of context.

The Hunger Game of Thrones. It’s Jon Snow versus Katniss Everdeen in a fantasy mashup of fantasy worlds.

Those Magnificent Ladies in Their Flying Machines. Even in the early days of aviation, some women refused to stay grounded.

College Living: Expectations Vs. Reality.

7 Lesser-Known Members of the Batman Family.

‘I’m No Longer Afraid’: 35 Women Tell Their Stories About Being Assaulted by Bill Cosby, and the Culture That Wouldn’t Listen.


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Freestyle Fik-Shun

Get ready for a combination of muscle control and style that will amaze you. The dancer is named Fik-Shun, and the performance is from World of Dance Las Vegas 2014. You can see more of his dancing at his Google+ page. (via reddit)

Monday, July 27, 2015

Ya Think?

Mandatory Minimum Sentences

My John Oliver video was late today because I forgot it was Monday, I guess. If you’ve been reading my links, you know that America’s prison system is doing more harm than good. Mandatory minimum sentences are part of that. They often have no relationship to the actual case they are applied to. This is from last night's episode of his HBO program Last Week Tonight.

Teen Jeopardy!

Kids these days. (via reddit)

Rosie Retrieves a Ball

Rosie is upset that her ball went into the pool. Rosie doesn’t want to swim, and really doesn’t even want to get wet. What will she do? She uses her brain, that’s what! Oh well, maybe it was a lucky move, but she got her ball back in the end! (via Arbroath)

Lodging Experience

While We're Eating

Man Gets Inside a Giant Water Balloon

The Slow Mo Guys once recoded a water balloon exploding, and revisited that stunt with a twist. This is a six-foot water balloon. They fill it up with a pool’s worth of water, and Dave inside, too! Remember, the explosion is coming in slow motion. (via Neatorama)

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Myers, Briggs, and the World's Most Popular Personality Test.

Even Early Focus Groups Hated Clippy. (via Metafilter)

The Murder Trial of Lobster Boy. (via Digg)

12 Sci-Fi and Horror Shorts Turned Into Feature Films. If a good idea works in ten minutes, a two-hour treatment may get you a studio budget.

The 9 People You'll Date, According To Simone De Beauvoir. Here’s hoping you eventually find a #9.

The Arcade Superstars Of Saturday Supercade.

19 Tips For Studying Abroad That Aren’t Complete Garbage. They come from people who’ve been there, done that.

Guy's Attempt To Take a Rattlesnake Selfie Ends With $153,000 Bill. You can’t win when you tempt Mother Nature or the American health care system.

7 ways to make people like you, courtesy of an FBI behavior expert. Like every other relationship, it all boils down to unselfishness.

11 Ways Advertisers Make Food Look Delicious. After all, you wouldn’t want to see billboard-sized goop.


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You Are in a Heap of Trouble Now

Lieutenant Higgins of the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Department in Louisiana has a few things to say about the lowlife scum who burglarized his favorite lunch spot. After watching this, you’ll be ready to turn yourself in, even if you’ve never heard of Stelly’s Restaurant!

Higgins is a legend in the WATC coverage area. You can see more of his matter-of-fact Crime Stoppers videos at YouTube. (via reddit)

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Fiscal Responsibility

Big Bumper Sticker

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Ten Cats and a Ball of Ice

Any time we drop an ice cube on the floor at my house, we toss it into the cat’s water. They seem to enjoy it, but now I want to make them a big ball of ice! This video is from the blog formerly known as 9 Cats, which is now 10 Cats with the addition of the kitten Osamu. (via Tastefully Offensive)


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Oh Deer

My Mom's house has apparently become a daycare for fawns. I hear that the mother drops these three off in the morning and picks them up in the evening. Mom watches them from the window, but doesn't interfere. I think it has something to do with the apple trees. (via Brother Bill)

This is So Sudden!

(via Arbroath)

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Rifle Season

Katamari Damacy in Real Life

The wind picks up, the inflatable slide travels down the beach, and it looks like nothing else more than Katamari Damacy.

Math is Illegal in Kentucky

(via reddit)

We The Sheeple

Here we are serenaded by a sheep as he gets sheared. That’s all that it takes to get me to watch it, but you might need to watch it twice to catch all the lyrics. This is a New Zealand marketing agency spot that promotes the idea “embrace change.” (via Metafilter)

Largest X-ray in History

A Nice Dip in the Pool

A hot summer afternoon and a backyard pool. That’s nice, but when you take too much time to clown around for the camera, something unexpected might happen. The laughter from behind the camera only egged him on. Like they say, pride goeth before a fall. (via Viral Viral Videos)

What the Vet Said

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Drone Rescues Drone from Roof

Harrisen Howes let a friend operate a drone while drunk, the friend crashed the drone on a neighbor’s roof. A couple of months later, Howes had a bigger drone, which he rigged with some hooks made from coat hangers in order to rescue the original drone. Let’s see how that worked. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Friday, July 24, 2015

That's Cold, Grandpa

Thorigami: Crafts with the God of Thunder

Who will win when the mighty Thor goes up against a little piece of paper. Try to guess who wins, and who conveniently gets the blame. The crew at Glove and Boots needed somewhere to dump all their Thor puns, so they gave him a DIY show about crafts. This episode is about origami. (via Geeks Are Sexy

Window Sticker

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Stretch Limo vs. Train

This video demonstrates how long it takes a loaded train to stop once the brakes are applied. Yeah, about a mile, and the train wasn’t even going fast. Some accidents can’t be avoided, but you never mess with a train. It also highlights what a dumb design a stretch really is.

The accident occurred last week in Ellkhart County, Indiana. A bunch of teenagers were in a  limousine to celebrate a birthday. They all got out as soon as the vehicle became stuck on the tracks, and no one was injured in the crash. You can see the aftermath in a video by the local sheriff’s department. The limo came out better than I would have expected, but like I said, the train wasn’t going all that fast. (via Metafilter)

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The Story of "Hey Jude.” Eddie Deezen reminds us how awesome this song is.

The Incredible Shrinking Movies. If you enjoyed Ant Man, here are twelve such films where less is more.

A Week In The Mysterious Sleeping Villages Of Kazakhstan. No one knows what illness is causing the residents to sleep for days at a time.

Cringeworthy (But Gorgeous) Images of Vintage Photos Sunburnt Onto Subjects’ Skin. Would you risk pain and skin damage to become an art medium?

George R.R. Martin Died in Sharknado 3.

21 Potato Chip Flavors That Have Absolutely No Right Being a Thing.

Wyatt Earp and the ‘Fixed' Heavyweight Title Fight.

How to Tell the Difference Between All the Dudes Running for President.  Someone got tired while trying to write the entire list.

15 Things You Might Not Know About Yellowstone National Park

Why Is This Wild, Pea-Sized Tomato So Important?

Early Cosplay


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Yakety Max

Here is yet another excuse for us to enjoy the amazing visuals of the film Mad Max: Fury Road again with a remix video. The chase scenes lend themselves well to a heavy metal version of Yakety Sax. The music is by Eric Calderone. (via Uproxx)

However, if you prefer the old school Junior Walker version used as the theme to The Benny Hill Show, here’s the Mad Max video for you.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

8 Niche Blogs to Liven Your Day

With millions of people keeping blogs on the internet, I am faced with a never-ending treasure hunt for the strangest and most specific ones. If a topic is interesting to one blogger, it will probably be iterating to some readers. Or maybe none at all, but that never stopped us from posting them anyway. Here are the latest blogs focused on very specific subjects that are updated for your pleasure, in a list I posted at mental_floss.  

Maybe It Was Satan

The Lucky Few

The Lucky Few is the story of the USS Kirk and its role in the evacuation of South Vietnam in 1975. These stories will have you on the edge of your seat. More at Metafilter.

Wind Meter

(via reddit)

My Guy!

This Russian guy comes home after six weeks away, and his dog is glad to see him. That’s a good dog. (via reddit)

Should Girls Be Told?


(via 22 Words)

Common People

William Shatner did a cover of “Common People” by Pulp in 2004. This music video for the song is a fan edit of Shatner’s Star Trek clips, and it works really well! (via Neatorama)

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The Influence of Coriolis Force on the Growth of Body Hair. Do cowlicks twirl the other way in the Southern Hemisphere?

20 Recreations of Decades-Old Family Snapshots. It takes a lot of work to make them this detailed, but worth it.

Donald Trump: POW. This satirical documentary shows the presidential candidate was brainwashed as a Prison of Wharton.

Siblings sent to prison for murder when they were 12 and 13 years old are now completing their sentence at ages 30 and 31. They will be returning to a world they know nothing about.

To Save Or To Sever. Is it better to go the extra mile to save an arm or a leg, or go ahead and amputate?  (via Digg)

Six Weeks As An Extra On The Set Of Robert Rodríguez’s Machete.

Why "All Lives Matter" instead of "Black Lives Matter" is such a stupid thing to say.

Every time Tom Waggoner’s ranch hands dug a well to bring water to his cattle, they’d find oil instead. That was 100 years ago. Now Waggoner’s descendants are selling the Texas ranch that comprises over a half-million acres.

The Legends, History, and Lore Behind Game of Thrones Locations.

Healing Spas and Ugly Clubs: How Victorians Taught Us to Treat People With Disabilities.


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