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Another Hat Puzzle

If you enjoyed trying out the Four Men in Hats puzzle, here’s another one for you. Again, the inmates must solve the puzzle or they will be executed.   On one such occasion, three cells were needed, so three of the cleverest inmates – Albert, Barry, and Carl – were put in a room and given a [...]

11 Eye-Opening NASA Wakeup Calls

NASA has been waking up astronauts using music since the Apollo Program. Sometimes those wakeup calls get pretty weird. 1. STS-111 – “I Got You Babe” from Groundhog Day On June 19, 2002, the crew of the Space Shuttle Endeavour awoke to a tinny rendition of “I Got You Babe” by Sonny and Cher, taken [...]

I Wish I Were an Oscar Mayer Wiener(mobile Driver)

I was driving to work the other day when I spotted the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile parked across the street. I actually turned the car around to get a picture of it. Later that day I even commented, “How do you get that great job? Driving the Wienermobile across the country, making fun stops and getting [...]

Up! House in Real Life

Carl and Ellie’s dream house from the movie Up! comes to life in Herriman, Utah, with Disney’s blessing. At Lovely Listing, you can also see a bit of the inside, too. Link

Geography Puzzle

Computer scientist Haym Hirsh wrote this puzzle. See if you can figure it out: I am in one of the great capitals of Europe. I just learned that Bob, Carl, and I are in countries that share physical borders with each other. The official language of Bob’s country is Dutch, and Carl’s is Portuguese. It is [...]

Homer the Dude

(YouTube link) We seem to be on a roll with The Big Lebowski mash-ups. Coming hot on the heels of The Big LEGOwski, now we have Homer Simpson, Lenny and Carl reenacting the “They peed on your effing rug” scene at the bowling alley. via GeekTyrant

Clockwork Carl

Artist and illustrator John Larriva created what could be the strangest wind-up toy ever. Behold, the Clockwork Carl, a wind-up toy featuring a cast head of Carl Sagan: Clockwork Carl is cast in rock hard, Durham’s Water Putty and is hand painted in acrylics. The hair is wool and the metal parts are from a wind-up [...]

Don’t miss the HDYK? Finale, tonight at 8pm

If you missed Day 1, that can be found right this way while Day 2 is down yonder, Day 3 is right over here and finally, Day 4 is right this way. HDYK unofficial mascot = Talking Carl, my son’s new, favorite iPhone app.

10 Neat Facts About Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan with a model of the Viking Lander. Photo via Wikipedia I miss Carl Sagan. Sagan’s enthusiasm for science and his knack for translating difficult scientific concepts into simple explanations that many can understand, made him a popular figure. He was an ambassador for science, if you will, as he had inspired many people [...]

The Quick 10: If 10 Fast Food Joints Had Stuck With the Original Plan…

Ben and Jerry’s Bagels? Sonic Steakhouse? We should definitely be glad that some of our favorite quick-service places evolved into what they are today instead of sticking with Plan A. Just in case you’re curious, though, check out what could have become of these 10 places if fate hadn’t intervened. 1. When Ben and Jerry decided [...]