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Be Water My Friend!

(YouTube link) Bruce Lee gets all philosophical and then beats up Chuck Norris. If that ain’t the essence of cool, I don’t know what is. Here he is, remixed and Autotuned by John D. Boswell, who also gave us the Symphony of Science videos. -via Boing Boing

That’s Some Toilet

Residential architect Andre Rothblatt designed this copper-heavy bathroom for a techie couple who introduced him to steampunk style. Not only is it stylish, but it also provides a handy place to hang your hand-washables! Link -via Boing Boing (Image credit: Andre Rothblatt)

Blown Glass Spacecreft by Rik Allen

Artist Rik Allen makes these beautiful sculptural spaceships and rockets from metal and blown glass. There are even a couple of robotic creatures in his gallery! They pretty much embody the term “retro-futuristic.” Link -via Boing Boing

"Cats" by Ballet Zoom

(YouTube link) In a psychedelic world where modern dance meets special effects, this was way cool in its time. Ballet Zoom was a popular Spanish TV dance troupe of the mid-1970s. Read more about them and see more video at a tribute blog. Link | English translation -via Boing Boing

How to Hide a Cell Phone Tower in Arizona

This makes the landscape look good, but sooner or later they’ll be penguins roosting in it. Link -via Boing Boing

The Internet Map

No matter how much you zoom out, The Internet Map is bigger than you think. Developed by Ruslan Enikeev, it includes the 350,000 largest sites on the web! I’m pretty sure the different colors represent different languages. Neatorama is the medium-sized blue dot between Boing Boing and Buzzfeed, to the left of reddit. There’s a [...]

Blocking the Olympics with Olwimpics

They’re everywhere you look, but if you are sick of the Olympics already, there’s an app for that! Actually, Olwimpics is a browser extension for Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. Install it and you can browse without being reminded of what’s going on in that global village they set up in London. Or something like that [...]

Coffee Ad from 1652

This new “coffee” substance sold by that Sicilian fellow, Pasqua Rosée, sounds like just the right drink for me! It tastes good and it’s a veritable miracle drug according to this handbill owned by the British Museum: It supresseth Fumes exceedingly, and therefore good against the Head-ach, and will very much stop any Defluxion of Rheumas, [...]

Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Hangs Out on Street Corner Answering Questions from Passersby

(Video) What’s great about this video is that no question is too simplistic for Dr. Leon Lederman to take seriously. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics, but he’s not above helping ordinary people grasp the wonders of the universe. -via Boing Boing

Choreography for Plastic Army Men

(vimeo link) David Fain made his green army men dance with the magic of stop-motion photography. Music by Pink Martini. Awesome! -via Boing Boing