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WBC Chart

Hilary Sargent made a chart to help you understand who the Westboro Baptist Church is. The majority of the chart is the family tree of the Phelp family, although there are a very few members included who aren’t related to patriarch Fred Phelps. The enlargement shown here is only a small portion. The full-size chart [...]

The Hall of Technical Documentation Weirdness

Internet old timers might recall the Hall of Technical Documentation Weirdness, in which Darren Barefoot posted technical writing and pictures that made your head hurt. Someone explained this to me once: the least competent person on any project is assigned to write the manual because he’s not contributing much to the actual project. Other examples [...]

Dogs Teach Chemistry

(YouTube link) Paige and Dexter demonstrate how chemical bonds form. That’s what you do when your human is a chemist! Now, that’s a good dog -both of them. -via Boing Boing

Fabric Made from Milk

During World War II, when real wool was scarce, the synthetic fabric Aralac became popular as a substitute. It was made from cheese! Maggie Koerth-Baker at Boing Boing tells us how Aralac is made, and although you don’t see it much anymore, an improved fabric using the technique is still produced by a German company. [...]

Diagnosing a Zombie

(YouTube link) This TEDEd talk by Tim Verstynen & Brad Voytek of the Zombie Research Society needed some animation because they get all scientific and stuff. Link -via Boing Boing

Monster Mash

Jason Edmiston, who brought us Monsters of Rock, took the “big four” classic movie monsters and mashed them up in one artwork! Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, the Wolf Man, and the Mummy are all here. The limited edition monster mashup prints are available at Edmiston’s Etsy shop. Link -via Boing Boing

Women in Horror Cake Pops

Miss Insomnia Tulip made cake pops that look like the female lead characters from Carrie, Misery, The Exorcist, and The Blair Witch Project. Awesome! This one is, of course, Carrie. See the rest at Eat Your Heart Out 2012. Link  -via Boing Boing

Vote for America’s Best Restroom

Every year, Cintas holds a competition for the poshest public potty in the country. Now the top ten finalists have been selected, and it’s up to you to vote for America’s Best Restroom! Shown is the restroom at Mie N Yu Restaurant in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC. It’s just one of ten lovely [...]

Put an iPhone Dock in Your Ashtray

If your car is fairly new, it probably doesn’t have an ashtray. But if it does and you don’t smoke, you can use that handy space to dock and charge your iPhone or other gadget. You’ll find tips for doing just that at Jalopnik. Link -via Boing Boing

A Documentary About The Real Life Dude

(Vimeo Link) The Dude abides in the classic Coen Brothers film The Big Lebowski, but did you know that the character played by Jeff Bridges is based on a real life dude? Your response should be “whoa man, you just blew my mind!”, because reacting to this earth- shattering news in any other way makes you a Nihilist.  Plant [...]