Wednesday, March 31, 2021
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)
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)
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)
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
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)
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)
A blast from the past (2016): 6 Easter Customs From Around the World.
Monday, March 29, 2021
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)
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.
Sunday, March 28, 2021
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! 🇮🇸
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)
Saturday, March 27, 2021
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)
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)
There's more in the Twitter thread. Another view. Meanwhile, on the other side of the door. (via Fark)
2. Notice the antebellum-style portrait behind Kemp as he signs the suppression law? Thanks to Twitter crowdsourcing and particularly @TheSeaFarmer, I can report the measure to limit Black voting was signed under the image of a notorious slave plantation in Wilkes County, GA— Will Bunch Sign Up For My Newsletter (@Will_Bunch) March 26, 2021
Friday, March 26, 2021
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)
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.
Lebanon's Thinnest Building. One end is only two feet wide, but the
other end is 14 feet wide.
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.
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)
Thursday, March 25, 2021
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)
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)
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)
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
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)
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.
A blast from the past (2015): Photos from Opening Day at Disneyland.
Beau of the Fifth Column has more on this topic.
Says the guy from Dakota Territory; oops, territory divided into two only to get around the Constitution for 2 more senators. Tell you what, merge North and South Dakota and we will continue to disenfranchise over 700,000 Americans in the part of DC that is not federal bldgs.— Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) March 23, 2021
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
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)
Monday, March 22, 2021
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)
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.
A blast from the past (2017): 8 Surprising Uses for Peeps.
Sunday, March 21, 2021
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)
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)
The replies at Twitter are a wonderful collection of misheard things from childhood. (via Messy Nessy Chic)
Every so often, and especially if life seems glum, I recommend cheering yourself up by remembering the lovely tale of France is Bacon. pic.twitter.com/6yiVcU4Vmh— alexmassie (@alexmassie) March 10, 2021