Wednesday, March 31, 2021


Submarine Automata

Turn the crank on this automata and see a panda working out, an octopus treating a sick fish, babies rocking in their bunks, and a monkey on the toilet. Toymaker Chi-Chun Yin of AnadouMuZuo Studio in Taiwan spent six months making this lovely submarine. (via The Kid Should See This)

Easter Bunny

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Mother Bear Takes Four Cubs Across Street

Seeing up with one young child is hard enough, imagine trying to keep track of four all the same age! This mother bear had her hands full trying to cross a street in Winsted, Connecticut, on Monday. You carry one, another follows, one stays back, and one doesn't know what to do. At one point, she even tries to carry two cubs in her mouth at once, but that doesn't work. Lucky for the bears, traffic stopped completely to let the family pass through. (via Laughing Squid)


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9 Putts Into One Hole

The challenge from the PGA Golf Management program at Campbell University was to see how many golfers could putt into one hole at the same time -from the same direction. The answer: nine players! These guys were shocked when they pulled it off! (via Neatorama)

Tweet of the Day

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021


What a difference one letter makes! (via Bad Newspaper)

American Psycho with Cats

Business cards mean a lot to the characters in American Psycho... and I guess that's the point of this scene. But there's a way to make this scene relatable -and hilarious- to the rest of us. OwlKitty takes the lead in this reworked scene. (via Digg)


Click to the right to advance the comic. It's the perfect hire, because you know what demons they can be... all wrapped up in adorable cuteness. This comic is from The Immortal Grind. (via reddit)

Safe Sax


Tuesday Links

The Mercy Dogs of World War I. (via Strange Company)

Was Earth Once a Water World

Who Helps Pay Amazon’s Low-Wage Workers? You Do.

The real fun in seeing illogical staircases is trying to figure out how they got that way. See 45 examples of stairs that turned out bad, no matter what the original intent was. 

Dude, Where’s My Couch? The CEO of the furniture company sent an apologetic email explaining the delay, and cc’d all 204 waiting customers on the message. (via Metafilter)

I was a bartender in Antarctica. (via Strange Company)

Louis Coulon and His 11-Foot Beard.  (via Metafilter

NASA Discovers Gas Emanating From Uranus. Science gives us the headline of the year. (via reddit)

A blast from the past (2016): 6 Easter Customs From Around the World.

Shade Tree Mechanic

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Dry Ice Bubble

Instead of blowing a bubble yourself, maybe the reaction of dry ice in water can blow it up for you! I'm not sure what I expected to happen here, but what happened was awfully pretty. (via Daily of the Day)

Tweet of the Day

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Monday, March 29, 2021

Limited Dance Floor


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Wisdom Teeth

One of the great joys of parenthood is messing with your kids. It's payback for later, when they stop laughing at your lame puns. This comic is from Chris Hallbeck at Maximumble.


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The Hero Yoshihiko and the Demon King's Castle

Yūsha Yoshihiko to Maō no Shiro is a 2011 Japanese TV series about "Yoshihiko, an inept hero who sets out to find the cure to a plague, but ends up fighting a larger evil." In this scene, you may be reminded of a certain adversary from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. (via reddit)

Monday Links

Who Americans Spend Their Time With, by Age. Altogether, we spend more time alone than with anyone else. (via Digg)

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Only Sword Fight. (via Strange Company)

The Fellowship of the Ring as Girl Scout Cookies.

Another Reason to Check Your Attic: Priest Holes. Nicholas Owen designed and installed secret hideaways in English homes until he was killed for his efforts.

The only bulb I had that fit in my fridge was my color changing one.

19 Missed Opportunities That Made Me Yell "It Was Right There!!"

The Lincoln Undercroft is the enormous basement under the Lincoln Memorial. It is scheduled to reopen to the public next year. (via Metafilter)

This High Schooler Invented Color-Changing Sutures to Detect Infection.

Why Are There So Many Shootings in Colorado? (via Digg)

A blast from the past (2010):  Who Not to Marry: 6 Black Widows.


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Science, Religion, and the Big Bang

MinutePhysics gives an incredibly concise overview of what we know, and what we don't know, about the beginning of the universe. Of course, the most tantalizing part is the point "where we don't know what we're talking about." (via Viral Viral Videos)

Tweet of the Day

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Sunday, March 28, 2021

Unfortunate Juxtaposition

Geldingadalir Seen from Above

Icelandic photographer Garðar Ólafs has plenty of images of the new volcano at Geldingadalir, but this is spectacular. He got a view from overhead during the eruption with a drone! Sadly, the drone gave its life for this image, but it will always be remembered for its sacrifice.

Ólafs has been at Fagradalsfjall for a couple of weeks now capturing the birth of the new volcano. He says, under another image:

The Eruption 🌋 1100° lava blasting from the earth forming new land, no words can describe how it feels to experience this in person, the sounds, energy and heat from this is on another level! 🇮🇸

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German brothers Wolfgang and Christoph Lauenstein produced this experimental animation in 1989. Five guys must cooperate and coordinate to stay afloat. (via Nag on the Lake)

Livin' the Dream

Click to the right to advance the comic. When you think the story is over, it's not- there is more than one punch line. This comic is from Zach Cranor at Last Place Comics.


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Hot Ones with Beyoncé

Maya Rudolph channels Beyoncé while eating hot peppers on SNL’s cold open from last night.  

High Praise

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The Bean Panther

I love to watch kittens and cats play pretend, which they do often. Little Bean here is practicing his predator skills on a staircase. He manages to make it all the way to the bottom, but that's probably not what he set out to do. (via Arbroath)

Tweet of the Day

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Saturday, March 27, 2021

Poetry Causes Divorce

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Excuse Me, Waiter

(via reddit)

Metric Paper & Everything in the Universe

CGP Grey begins by talking about A4 metric paper (which is pretty neat) and then quickly spirals out of control into la-la land. This video becomes a bit like an infinite zoom until we meet “quantum madness at the very floor of the universe.” Then it goes in the opposite direction. Grey is talking about the magic of halving and doubling. It makes sense, but it’s existentially (and exponentially) weird. (via Metafilter)

Get Ready

The thing about anxiety is that it becomes a part of you. There are plenty of things in the real world to be anxious about, whether you can do anything about them or not. But when those things are settled, you are so used to the anxiety that it doesn't go away. This comic is from Luna Kim at lunakkokim. (via reddit)


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Lego Oreo Cheesecake

Enjoy this LEGO animation about making a cheesecake out of Oreo cookies. Despite being plastic, it could make you hungry! (via Digg)


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Lip-synching Cat

This cat likes Bob Seger -so much that he puts on a lip-synch performance! Note: the video is only about half as long as it appears to be. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Tweet of the Day

There's more in the Twitter thread. Another view. Meanwhile, on the other side of the door. (via Fark)

Friday, March 26, 2021

Plane Crash Report

Two Types

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How Humans Became (Mostly) Right-Handed

Human beings almost always have a dominant side, a preference for using one hand over the other, which we call handedness. No other animal, even apes, prefers a consistent hand as much us humans do, and it turns out that started way back in our lineage. This video from PBS Eons shows how scientists figured that out, and offers some theories of why it happened. The video is only 8:30, the rest is an ad. (via Damn Interesting)

Common Misconception

Click to the right to advance the comic. This lawyer thinks he can talk his way out of anything, but he might have gone just a little too far with this one. This story is brought to you by Skeleton Claw Comics.

Vanity Plates

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60 Songs From 1998

The Hood Internet has remixed songs from 1998 into a mega mix. I must admit that I am only familiar with one song here, "You Only Get What You Give," although it was probably years later that I ever heard it. In 1998, I had a new baby to deal with, and I worked at a country music radio station, so I guess I have plenty of excuses.

Miss Cellania's Links

Lebanon's Thinnest Building. One end is only two feet wide, but the other end is 14 feet wide. (via reddit)

How to Use Finance Words to Sound Smart.

Mitch McConnell's boldfaced lie: The filibuster has "no racial history at all. None."

The Dumbest Arguments Americans Have Made Against Free Healthcare.

The 3 biggest regrets people have at the end of life. Don't let it happen to you! (via Digg)

Star Wars Pokémon and Their Evolutions.

When the U.S. Government Teamed Up With the Mafia to Fight Fascists During World War II.
16 Secrets And Stories From People Who Actually Worked On Or Participated In Reality Shows

Chillin' out in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

A blast from the past (2015): The Lighter Side of the Pluto Flyby.


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Feeding the Groundhog

You get the feeling this is a regular lunch stop for the groundhog. He doesn't look like he's missed too many meals. What sold me on this video is the part where he tries to jump in the guy's lap, misses, and looks around to see if anyone saw his faux pas. (via Say OMG

Tweet of the Day

Now, that's advertising! Why whip your kids when it's easier to just drug them?

Thursday, March 25, 2021



Runaway Truck Ramp

Where a highway goes down a mountain, you'll see emergency ramps for trucks with brake failure -which happens more often than you think. There are plenty of these in my neck of the woods, but they aren't nearly as fancy and well-maintained as this one in Brazil. (via reddit)

Selling Food

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Martin Luther and the Reformation

You could spend years studying Martin Luther and the effect he had upon the Christian world, or you could spend four and a half minutes watching this animated short, which only hits the highlights. The character drawings are delightful! (via Boing Boing)

Taking Advantage

What is the point of working so hard? It's a good question, and most of the world would answer with "Because we have no choice." However, there are some developed nations in which one does not have to work for years and years to pay off college debt or medical debt. Places that mandate vacation time and maternity leave. But back to the subject, even though my household never had affluence and security, I can well relate to this father. I hate to quote Bill Cosby, but we all recall the Cliff Huxtable line, "Your mother and I are rich. You have nothing." This comic is from Zach Weinersmith at Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. 


Bubby's Story

The cat called Bubby was a stray, then sort-of not a stray, then a stray again, and now has found a forever home.

Wait Here

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The Wind Waker: Queen Zelda Edition

Oblivious Films gives us a music video for Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" featuring video clips from the Zelda game The Wind Waker. Bonus: the song is the live version from Wembley '86. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Tweet of the Day

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

White Trash

Jim Henson's Predator

Has there ever been a more likely mashup than putting Kermit the Frog into the movie Predator? (via Mental Floss)

Speedriding Through An Alpine Resort

Speedriding or speed riding is paragliding on skis. We can assume the point is to go as fast as you can. In this video, French speedrider Valentin Delluc shows what he can do while speeding through Avoriaz, a resort town in the French Alps. The resort was closed at the time, so the only one in danger is Delluc himself -and the film crew. Of course, it was Red Bull that talked him into it, as if you couldn't tell by the product placement. The run is only two minutes, then there are making-of clips and outtakes. (via Geekologie)

There's Nothing Like a Dog

(via Buzzfeed)

Ants Eating a Tangerine

One tasty segment of a tangerine provides sugar and vitamin C to a whole colony of ants. Watch as they consume it in a little more than a day in this time-lapse video. (via Nag on the Lake)

Miss Cellania's Links

The Gospel According to the GOP. Tealin's project for Lent is explained here. (via Metafilter

Temperature: Fahrenheit, Celsius, Kelvin. An article at LiveScience explains how the concept of temperature evolved and how we got our scales. (via Digg

Mitch McConnell and the bridge to filibuster reform. A one-panel comic from Tom the Dancing Bug.

Railway Spine, The Mystery Disease That Changed Our Understanding Of Psychology. (via Damn Interesting)

How Microbiologists Craft Stunning Art Using Pathogens

The Not-So-Straightforward Story of Women and Trousers.

The Scottish Missionary Who Died in the Holocaust. Jane Haining refused to leave her students in Budapest. (via Strange Company)

How Cold War Fears Helped Create Helsinki’s Subterranean Paradise.

When Charlie Chaplin Came 20th In A Charlie Chaplin Look-alike Contest. True or not, it's a pretty good story. (via Nag on the Lake

A blast from the past (2015): Photos from Opening Day at Disneyland.


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Rocks Off

The Rolling Stones from the excellent 1972 album Exile on Main Street.

I've Been Hurt

By Bill Deal and the Rhondels. (via Tacky Raccoons)

Tweet of the Day

Beau of the Fifth Column has more on this topic.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Nice Couch


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An Honest Trailer for Raya & The Last Dragon

Raya & The Last Dragon is a new movie in theaters, yet Screen Junkies managed to get enough high-quality footage to make an Honest Trailer. Thanks, Disney+!


A Sloth Playing with Water

This must have been a unique experience for this sloth. He's probably never traveled fast enough to see anything like this before! (via Nag on the Lake)

Fish Food

Cup-stacking Otter

Nellie the sea otter lives at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington. The otters are given toys for entertainment and enrichment, and here you see Nellie stacking them back in order, after which she hands them back to her keeper. Before you know it, our factory robots will be replaced with otters, who will work for clams. That is, until they tire of the novelty and just want to float in the water, holding hands with a friend. (via reddit)

Tweet of the Day

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Monday, March 22, 2021


I've [REALLY] Been Everywhere

The YouTuber who goes by EverywhereMax has been to all 92 places named in the Johnny Cash song "I've been Everywhere." He's been a lot of other places, too, as you'll see in the video he constructed around the song.

As far as I know, only two people including me have been to all 92 places. The other person is with me in the ''Nebraska'' picture.
This footage was compiled between 2016 and 2019. Now that Max has conquered the Western Hemisphere, we he venture out into the other continents? (via Digg)


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The Kittyman Sea Shanty

When you think you've had enough sea chanties, the Trailer Park Boys come along with one that's about cats. (via Fark)

Wind Chimes

And you thought they were wind powered! (Thanks, John Brauner!)

Why the Calendar Makes No Sense

Comedian Dave Gorman explains why our calendar is the way it is and proposes a scheme to make it more sensible. This is not only funny, you'll learn something. (via Digg)

Monday Links

Watch a livestream of the new volcano forming in Iceland! (via Metafilter)

Donald Duck's Nephews are Called Around the World. And other cartoon names. (via Kottke

The Silent Suffering of the Asian-American.

The Mystery of ‘Harriet Cole.’ Her nervous system has been preserved for 130 years, but who was she?

A White Raccoon with No Mask.

The Surprisingly Plausible Theory that the Pyramids were Poured from Ancient Concrete.

How Ida Holdgreve’s Stitches Helped the Wright Brothers Get Off the Ground. The seamstress was the first woman to ever work in the aerospace industry.

The Story Behind Albert Einstein's Most Iconic Photo. Yeah, the one in which he's sticking his tongue out. (via Damn Interesting

A blast from the past (2017): 8 Surprising Uses for Peeps.


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Two wildebeests down by the river consider an important question: what is that in the river? Another gem from Bird Box Studio.

Tweet of the Day

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Sunday, March 21, 2021


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A Comic Book from 1997

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Bernice Defies Death

I’ve never heard of the show South Beach Tow, but this clip is amazing. It’s apparently a comedy that tries to come across as an unscripted reality show. Lakatriona Brunson plays Bernice, who is quite a badass. This scene goes into unexpected places. (via Digg)

Perfect Hair

Click to the right to advance the comic. And be careful what you wish for! This comic is from Zach Cranor at Last Place Comics. (via reddit)

Pink Tool Set

Strange how less testosterone makes one desire pink things. See more pointlessly gendered products at Buzzfeed.

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

The Unusual Suspect edited together clips from 189 different movies to recreate the 1984 song “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go,” which was the breakout song for Wham! Was it worth the effort? You Decide! (via Digg)

Kitten vs. TWO Scary Things

Once again, Ignoramusky adds the perfect music to a kitten video to make it something more than the sum of its parts. As far as I can tell, the name of the kitten is Филиус (Filius).

Tweet of the Day

The replies at Twitter are a wonderful collection of misheard things from childhood. (via Messy Nessy Chic)