Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Appetizing Thought

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True Facts: The Wacky Giraffe

You may have already thought giraffes are weird, but you really have no idea. Many parts of the giraffe are over-engineered to deal with its ridiculous height and lifestyle. Ze Frank is here to explain just how strange giraffes can be. This video, unlike his other animal videos, contains no explicit mating footage, but does have one dead giraffe near the end.  


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Beer with Beshear

You can catch the governor's daily update on KET or at Facebook.

The Girl on the Magazine Cover

A short film from Jam Handy that explained the modeling business in the 1940s in the most snarky way they could think of. (via Nag on the Lake)

Pathogen Resistance

This comic from Randall Munroe at xkcd explains social distancing from the virus' point of view. It's our brains that will save us. Also see the discussion at Metafilter.


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What Actually Happens When a Tranquilizer Dart Hits You?

Tranquilizer darts are quite useful in that they allow us to sedate large and/or wild animals without getting dangerously close to them. They are also very handy in movies when needed. But they don't really work the way you see in film. Here's the real story about tranquilizer darts, which actually do hit humans from time to time. (via Digg)

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Where All The Money In The $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Is Going, Visualized.

Instead of buying a new game that you may or may not like, how about combing the games you have into something new? Check out the Board Game Remix Kit. You can download the kit here. (via Metafilter)

World War II’s Strangest Bombing Mission. (via Damn Interesting

This ‘129 Ways To Get a Husband’ Article From 1958 Shows Just How Much Times Have Changed. (Thanks, WTM!)

Reality Has Endorsed Bernie Sanders.

Remembering Sports Star Ora Washington. She made national headlines in two sports, but never got her props because of segregation.

The Time a Serial Killer Appeared on The Dating Game. See clips from the show here. (via Strange Company)

Hate Drinking Alone? Visit the Best Fictional Bars in Pop Culture.

The Global Haiku Project invites you to write lines of poetry in collaboration with others. When three strangers write a poem together the results can be beautiful, strangely disjointed, or downright funny, as you can see in the gallery. (via Metafilter)

A blast from the past (2017): 9 Amazing Underwater-Themed Restaurants.

Sofa Monster

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Tweet of the Day

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Monday, March 30, 2020

That Will Help

Retelling Star Wars from Memory

Most Star Wars geeks could retell the story of the first Star Wars movie pretty easily, possibly adding analysis along the way. But Liam's girlfriend Jessie has only seen the movie once, about three years ago. She recalls some things in great detail, but loses track of the overall scheme of things rather often. At least she remembers the character's names. Liam animated her account with appropriately stupid visuals. (via Geekologie)


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The Colorado Symphony's Digital Ode to Joy

They may be out of work, but they're still playing, from their homes, together on YouTube. (via Laughing Squid)

Conference Call

I've worked from home for about 15 years now, and I've had to participate in exactly one conference call. It was tres awkward because no one knew each other, and no one knew what was expected, so we never did it again. It's a different story when you are expected to work from home temporarily. Be careful; you might fall in love with it. This comic is from Jeff Lofvers at Don't Hit Save.


(Thanks, WTM!)

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A Rooftop Romance.

Solving the Triscuit Mystery. Have you ever wondered how the name came about? (via Metafilter)

A Brief History of Hand-washing: How a Basic Hygienic Practice Took Decades to Catch On. (Thanks, WTM!)

The Ugliest Cars Ever Made. (via Digg)

Here are the 5 kinds of pandemic villains who are making things worse for the rest of us. Don't be one of them.

Digital Recreations of Europe's Castle Ruins. (Thanks, Luke!)

Bryan Cranston encounters the worst toothpaste ever.

The missing six weeks: how Trump failed the biggest test of his life.

The Worst Easter Candies. And the best, too, in ranked lists. (via Mental Floss)

A blast from the past (2007): Technological (Geek) Cakes.


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Watch this woodpecker select only the choicest sunflower seeds. The slow-motion video gives us a leisurely look at the way he flies. Or she. (via reddit)  

Tweet of the Day

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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Got My Attention

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We've Got This

This exuberant coronavirus PSA for South Africa is from the Ndlovu Youth Choir. (via Everlasting Blort

This is Not How Pie Charts Work

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What Kind of Puzzle is This?

Are these genome sequences? Paint swatches? Part of the fun is figuring out what this puzzle is in the first place -and then figuring out the answers in the second place. Give it a try on your own. While many will know what's going on right off, I must confess I was clueless when I first scanned this, until I saw the last one. Then it all became clear.

When you have exhausted all possibilities by guess, you can go here and click on the spoiler bars to get answers. If you still haven't figured out what the puzzle is about, just click on one of them to get started.

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Career Without a Future

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Like father, like son. (via Geeks Are Sexy)


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Harpo on You Bet Your Life

Harpo Marx makes a cameo appearance on Groucho Marx's TV  game show You Bet Your Life. He's pushing his biography, without a word. 

Tweet of the Day

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Good Reasons to Lie

The Dark History of Matches

The ability to easily produce fire was a wildly successful development for mankind. But for a large part of the 19th century, working in a match factory could lead to illness, bone loss, and even death. Occupational safety has come a long way since then. Eventually a less toxic form of match was developed, and in this video, you'll also find why "safety matches" are called that.

Making Sure

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While the human is trying to keep his fish dinner as fresh as can be, the cats are exceedingly curious. They are about to get a surprise. It's probably not an attack as much as it is an escape attempt. (via Digg)

Science Fair

Negative findings still advance our total knowledge, but don't go viral or even make a splash in the journals. Therefore, we non-scientists rarely hear about them. That's why it's important to support our children's science experiments even when the results aren't at all sexy. This comic is from Nathan Pyle's Strange Planet.


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Covid No More!

Cut to Black produced a clever and amusing edit of movie and TV clips that addresses our current situation and emphasizes that we are indeed, all in this together. (via Laughing Squid)

Cat Games

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Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show

Neil Diamond, performing for the BBC in 1971.

Tweet of the Day

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Friday, March 27, 2020


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Tossed Dallas

This is some of the silliness that comes with boredom. (via Boing Boing)


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Kentucky Hanging Together

Kentucky governor Andy Beshear was one of the first governors to address the COVID-19 epidemic, and he's gone on KET and Facebook live to address the state every day at 5PM. He's made it a team effort for everyone in the state, and along the way became a rock star.

Check out the Facebook page "andy beshear memes for social distancing teens." It's kind of a fan club. Also the Twitter tag #kentuckytogether.

Boo Grizzly Awakes

Here we see video footage of a grizzly bear emerging from his winter hibernation, or more accurately, dormancy. Boo Grizzly was orphaned as a cub in 2002. He lives at the Kicking Horse Grizzly Bear Refuge in Golden, British Columbia, a facility created for Boo and his brother when they were rescued.
Among other things, the refuge permits a rare in-depth analysis of grizzly bear hibernation. A log den was constructed within the refuge for the cubs to use in the winter. This custom-built den includes a motion-activated camera in the roof that allows continuous monitoring of activity inside. As a result, we now know that grizzly bears engage in limited activity during the winter, unlike true hibernators. For that reason we now use the more accurate term winter dormancy rather than hibernation when referring to a bear’s winter slumber.
His caretaker Nicole Marie caught footage of Boo coming back from his months of dormancy, and she's quite delighted. (via Geekologie)


We have come to expect the random, the surreal, and the don't-make-sense-but-I-like-it stuff. Blame the internet. This comic is from Zach Weinersmith at Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.


Toonces the Driving Cat

A classic from 1989, starring Steve Martin, Victoria Jackson, and Kevin Nealon.

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The ‘Pie Engineer’ Who Designed a Dessert For the Jazz Age.

Working from home has its hazards. Try being a ballet teacher with a cat! (via Laughing Squid)

Sex Worker Brides & the Rise of “Millionaires” in the Twisted Tale of a Forgotten Economic Crash.

"My Sharona" Finally Gets A Coronavirus Parody From The Knack, Who Wrote The Original Song.

5 Insane Ways Superheroes Were Changed In Other Countries.

26 Pictures That Will Warm Your Cold Dead Quarantined Heart For At Least Two Minutes.

Elopement or Abduction? The Confusing Disappearance of Luella Mabbitt.

The Forgotten American Explorer Who Discovered Huge Parts of Antarctica.

A blast from the past (2017): 10 Times Kids Stole the Spotlight on Live Television.

Panic Buying

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Tweet of the Day

It happens every night at 8PM. (via Fark)

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Basic English

Border Collie Watches Herself on TV

Despite her name, Kirk the border collie is a female. She was named after the Star Trek captain. Kirk was the winner of a Small Dog Agility Competition in 2017. Here, we have a double-barreled video of Kirk's performance as she's excitedly watching it herself on TV! That's a good dog. (via Neatorama

Outsourcing the Homeschooling

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Non-Stop Harassment in the Park

Perhaps seeking revenge on behalf of the entire avian class, this crow spends a whole five minutes ruining a cat's day. But who knows? Maybe there's a history between these two. Maybe they were siblings in a past life. More likely, the crow just thinks this is fun. (via Boing Boing)


Dogs hear what they want to hear. Just like kids. And cats. This comic is from Jimmy Craig at They Can Talk.

Quarantine Poem

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The Cuomo Brothers

One is a CNN anchor, the other is the governor of New York. When they get together, it's all about who's the better basketball player and have you called Mom. 

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If you've wanted to check out the Winchester Mystery House, but haven't been able to get to San Jose, California, or else can't afford the $20-$54 tickets, here's a way to do it. Since tours are closed down for the time being, you are invited to tour by video. (via Boing Boing)

The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. This is how it’s going to play out.

Hang in There, Baby!

How Scientists Figured Out What Viruses Are

The Legendary Puss in Boots and the Marquis of Carabas. (via Strange Company)

Trump Suggests States Need to Bribe Him With Praise to Get Federal Assistance for COVID-19. And it's everyday people who will pay the price.

A Brief History of Word Games.  (Thanks, WTM!)

Steve Irwin's Daughter, Bindi, Got Married At His Empty Zoo Just Hours Before A Coronavirus Lockdown.

Don't Believe Everything You See.

A blast from the past (2017): 20 Funny and Clever Peeps Dioramas.


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This Cat is Busy

Short and sweet. I hope you enjoyed that. (via Buzzfeed)

Tweet of the Day

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020


Not hard to explain at all, it's avocado with spices. (via Bad Menu)

Grover reads The Monster at the End of This Book

Sesame Street can be so meta. (via Metafilter)

Minnow Fin

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One Week of COVID 19

Pepper Coyote sings a perfect topical parody of Barenaked Ladies' song "One Week." Credit goes to Twitter user @daniAWESOME for the lyrics in this thread. The band themselves gave the song thumbs up.


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Click to the right to advance the comic. You have to admit, they don't seem normal. This comic is from Pet Foolery.

Personality Failure

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I Gotta Wash My Hands!

The latest from Founders Sing is a quite timely tune. And singing a verse plus chorus will give you the 20 seconds you need to destroy coronaviruses.

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For something pleasant, here are 30 cats in Finland. (via Fark)

What it’s like to work in a nursing home during a pandemic. My mother is temporarily in one, and my daughter just went to work at one.

What Happens When a Cryonics Company Goes Bankrupt?

Airbnb is allowing cancellations without penalty for COVID-19 reasons. Airbnb hosts are upset, not the people renting out one extra room, but the landlords who violate short term leasing laws to make big money.

Barnacle Goose: The Bird That Was Believed to Grow on Trees.

What To Wear When Raising a Zebra.

What It’s Like to Be a Pregnant Physician During the Coronavirus Outbreak. (via Damn Interesting)

Red Cross, the Spring Kitten of Bellevue Hospital.

What's the Softest Thing? Before you can answer, we must first define the question.

A blast from the past (2012): 15 Oscar-Winning Films Recreated With Peeps.

Lemme In!

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Cat and Metronome

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Tweet of the Day

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

How to do Retirement Right

Extreme Card Dealing

The further you go in this stop-motion video, the more amazing it gets. Eventually, the laws of physics are broken in all sorts of ways. Omozoc made this with no CGI at all, just stop-motion animation -and at least a dozen new decks of cards. (via Digg)

Safety First

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An Honest Trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

After months of Star Wars fans picking apart The Rise of Skywalker, the movie is finally available for home viewing. That means Screen Junkies is obligated to give us an Honest Trailer and fit all the complaints into just a few minutes. Well, that's not possible, but they do their best, and managed to shoehorn quite a few jokes in there, too.

The Cowboy Museum

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City has closed to the public, but they have an exponentially-growing presence at Twitter. See, they gave their social media responsibilities over to Tim, their security guard, and he's having a heck of a time figuring out how to use Twitter.

Luckily he has his grandson Lucas to advise him.

This is some truly genius performance art, but that doesn't make it any less funny. Really, #HashtagJohnWayne is returning results. You can follow Tim's Twitter adventures at the museum's feed, or check out the highlights at Boing Boing.

Space Adventures

It's another "choose your own adventure" comic from Chris Hallbeck at Maximumble!


Seems Like The World Is Out Of Toilet Paper

Can't find toilet paper at your local store? Lardo and Burley, the Moron Brothers have plenty of suggestions for alternatives. However, if you have an indoor toilet, do not flush these alternatives because it will cause plumbing problems. Outhouses are much more forgiving. But then, an indoor toilet often has a shower right beside it, which means you have no problem whatsoever.

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Vintage Cat Ladies. (via Strange Company)

The US is about six weeks late in testing for coronavirus. And the distribution of tests is only making things worse.

The Real History Behind The Sound of Music. Compared to other movies "based on a true story," the account was remarkably close to the truth.

Red and Blue America Aren’t Experiencing the Same Pandemic. The disconnect is already shaping, even distorting, the nation’s response. (via TYWKIWDBI)

Total Cost of Her COVID-19 Treatment: $34,927.43. https://time.com/5806312/coronavirus-treatment-cost/ This is all it takes to get people to hide their illness. (via Digg) https://digg.com/

“I’m losing it.” Sound on!

Exclusive: U.S. axed CDC expert job in China months before virus outbreak. 

The Oregon Creamery Making Vodka From Milk.

"Social Distance." The latest music parody from Randy Rainbow. NSFW lyrics.

A blast from the past (2012): 20 TV Shows Recreated With Peeps.


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Changing of the Guard

A little boy in Stockholm plays changing of the guard, so a Swedish Royal Guard plays along. Adorable! (via Arbroath)

Tweet of the Day

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Monday, March 23, 2020


The Smallest Bird On Earth

The bee hummingbird is barely larger than a bee. Found mainly in Cuba, they lay eggs in a nest the size of golf ball. Meet this itty bitty bird in a video from Nature on PBS. (via Nag on the Lake)

Parking Scriptures

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Twins Discuss Quarantine

These unidentified twin toddlers are most likely not in an official quarantine, but have learned the terms already as their parents explained germs. They also know about batteries and spring time.

Did I say they were unidentified? Their beds are labeled A and B. (via The Daily Dot)

Quarantine Log Day 4

Cats are used to solitude, and lots of naps. Maybe we should learn from them. This comic is from Meowingtons. (via Fark)


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