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Before the Batcave, There was the Bat Barn!

What did Batman’s first Batcave look like? J.J. Gould describes the evolution of Batcave in this neat article over at The Atlantic – you’d be surprised to know that in the beginning, there was no Batcave. Instead, there was [...]

1 Millisecond into a Nuclear Explosion

Allegedly, this is a photograph of the beginning of a nuclear detonation. It was taken in 1952 during the Tumbler-Snapper tests in Nevada. At this point, the fireball is about sixty-six feet across. How was the photographer able to get a shutter speed fast enough to do it? He used a Kerr cell, which is [...]

5 Questions: The Beginning of the End

Is it all over? Today’s multiple-choice 5 Questions quiz: The Beginning of the End

The Number of the Day: 105

Amazon reports that since the beginning of April, they’ve sold 105 electronic Kindle books for every 100 print books sold. Related Fact: Included among Amazon’s many available Kindle ebooks is Kindle for Dummies, an ebook for the Kindle that teaches the reader how to use the Kindle. [Sources: Forbes and Amazon. See previous Numbers of the Day [...]

Two Dogs Dining

Two dogs went into a restaurant may sound like the beginning of a bad joke, but this video clip of Two Dogs Dining is actually quite wonderful (they seem to be having a lot of fun! Nom nom nom …). Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] – via Metafilter

BBC America

(YouTube link) This ad is found at the beginning of American versions of DVDs from the BBC. You think it’s an anti-piracy warning, but it turns into a friendly ad for the TV network. Of course, the required amount of British humor is included. -via reddit