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Archive for September, 2012

Gangnam Style: Minnesota Edition

(Video Link) “We can make you wet in ten thousand different ways.” Kick it Minnesota Style with Luke Thompson’s parody of “Gangnam Style.” Be sure to bring a coat and an umbrella. Link -via Ed Driscoll 

7 Swordfighting Movies to See Before You Die

(Video Link)  If you’d ask me for a movie with great swordfights, I’d immediately respond, “The Princess Bride.” But James Rummel, a connoisseur of the genre, has others that you may not be aware of. The above scene is from The Mark of Zorro, a 1940 film with excellent theatrical combat. I especially like the final [...]

Leopard Paws Scarf

Leopard Paws Scarf – $24.95 The weather is starting to change. Are you on the prowl for a new fierce and fabulous scarf? You need the Leopard Paws scarf from the NeatoShop. This dangerously fun accessory features a plush paw shaped mitten at each end.     Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more wild [...]

10 of the Most Famous Photo Hoaxes Through History

Photographic evidence has been an act of faith since the 1830s! The first photo hoax was perpetrated by a competitor of Louis Daguerre, whom daguerrotype was named for. Then there was William Mumler, who made a living taking “spirit photographs,” like the image here of Mary Todd Lincoln with her late husband’s ghostly arms around [...]

The Fall of the Dinosaurs

(YouTube link) They fell, alright, like dominoes! Oh yeah, these dinosaurs ARE dominoes, stacked with care by Flippycat. Two weeks to stack, mere seconds to see them come tumbling down. -via The Daily What Previously:More domino works from Flippycat

World War I Centennial: Even Bigger Battleships, Part III

The First World War was an unprecedented catastrophe that killed millions and set the continent of Europe on the path to further calamity two decades later. But it didn’t come out of nowhere. With the centennial of the outbreak of hostilities coming up in 2014, Erik Sass will be looking back at the lead-up to the [...]

Drawn to Facts No. 006: There is one strand for each kernel on an ear of corn

Illustration by: Anthony Bradford Ciarlo Fact:You know those annoying corn silk/hairs? Well there is one strand for each kernel on an ear of corn. Check out all of our illustrated facts here.

5 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets From Cheers

Thirty years ago tonight, an ensemble comedy set in a Boston bar debuted on NBC. Cheers didn’t exactly set the Nielsens on fire at first, but luckily the network gave the show a chance to find its audience. Thanks to consistently great scripts (Kurt Vonnegut Jr. stated in a 1991 interview “I would rather have [...]

Terror in Düsseldorf!

The citizens are afraid. And they should be! A street artist named Rosalie made these huge resin sculptures that look like popular flexible sticky toys. The’re taking over the city! You can see more photos of the invasion at the link. Link

Meet Wall-Ye, The Winemaking Robot

(Video Link)  This is Wall-Ye the robot. He’s here to help you get wine more efficiently than ever before: The Wall-Ye V.I.N. robot, brainchild of Burgundy-based inventor Christophe Millot, is one of the robots being developed around the world aimed at vineyards struggling to find the labour they need. It takes on labour-intensive chores likes pruning and de-suckering [...]