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Archive for June, 2011

Stuff Exploding in Slo-Mo

(Watch on PopSci) There’s always so much talk about apple pie and baseball near Independence Day, but I don’t like either of those things. And having practically lived inside the Internet for the last few years, I can tell you that most people are more impressed with 1.) explosions, 2.) slow-motion video and 3.) pictures of [...]

Lion Wants His Rubber Ducky

(Video Link) Have you ever seen a grown lion look so cute and innocent as this one trying to break through the glass to get his rubber ducky? Link

Fairy Tales Converted To Math Equations

Brain Candy Toys came up with a great advertising strategy by simplifying nursery rhymes and fairy tales into adorable little math equations. Check out the rest on the ad company’s site. Link via Laughing Squid

Animal Footprint Sandals

If you ever wanted to fool animal trackers that you are actually a cat, dog, monkey, even a gecko, then you’d better strap on some of these bizarre new sandals from Japan that make your footprints look like the animal of your choice. Of course, they’re only really useful in mud or sand, so plan [...]

Don’t Anger A Crow -He’ll Remember You

A new study shows that crows remember people’s faces and will recruit other crows to attack those that have wronged them. Even weirder -the crows that joined in the mobbing will also remember that person and may lead an attack on their own later on, despite the fact that the individual may never have done [...]

11 Hilariously Overdramatic Signs

I don’t know where this sign is actually from, but it’s admittedly hilarious. It seems to be saying “don’t put your baby on the crocodile rail where it will become dinner.” Have you guys ever seen this or any of the other hilarious roadsigns from this 11 Points post? Link

Gettysburg: The Great Reunion of 1913

From June 29 to July 6, 1913, the Union and Confederate flags flew side by side when more than 50,000 Civil War veterans convened in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of one of the most pivotal battles in American history. Here’s a closer look at the Great Reunion of 1913. The Idea In April 1908, [...]

The Late Movies: Guess the Theme Thursday XI

It’s Thursday night, which means it’s once again time for GUESS THE THEME. All the clips below have something in common. Do you know what it is? Leave your best guesses in the comments section. Michael Bolton – That’s What Love Is All About Journey – Girl Can’t Help It Mariah Carey – We Belong Together The Divinyls – [...]

Frank Herbert’s Dune in Candy

When you take your stand along the gummy worm’s path, you must remain utterly still. You must think like a patch of yellow sprinkles. Crafted from a 2-foot-long gummy worm, Haribo gummy bears, black licorice string, yellow sprinkles, and rock candy crystals! A scene from the great science fiction novel Dune by Frank Herbert. Here we [...]

The Art of Fire

The Combustion Institute, an organization of scientists and engineers who study fire, hosts an annual art competition for photographers of fire. You can view the five winning selections, including this one by Nelson Akafuah and Kozo Saito: [...]this fire whirl was created by igniting benzene, a simple petrochemical, then mirroring and rotating the resultant image to [...]