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David Chambon’s Dew-Covered Insects

Like Ondrej Pakan, David Chambon takes amazing pictures of ordinary insects covered with fine layers of dew. They don’t seem to mind a bit. Photographer’s Website -via Colossal

World Burping Championship

[YouTube Clip] Burp! The results of the first ever World Burping Championship is in: Tim Janus, a 35-year-old pizza chef silenced his competitors with a "lyrical and melodic burp" 18.1 seconds long. New York’s DNAinfo [...]

Would You Do The Dewdriver?

How do you turn Mountain Dew into a morning beverage? Just add orange juice, of course. While Taco Bell is calling their creation Mountain Dew A.M., I prefer Dewmosa or Dewdriver. Would you enjoy a Mountain Dew A.M. or do you think it would be disgusting? I don’t think it would be too bad. Link Via The [...]

Norwegian Diplomat Says Role Playing Can Save The World

Newly appointed Norwegian minister of international development Heikki Holmas feels that role playing games can be beneficial to society, and could even help foster peace in the world by creating realistic conflict in a fictional setting. Here’s what he has to say about roleplaying: “RPGs can be extremely relevant in putting people in situations they’re unfamiliar with, [...]

Mountain Dew & Doritos Cupcakes

So let’s say that you’re a college sophomore and you want to eat a balanced diet from all of the three major college sophomore food groups: Mountain Dew, Doritos, and snack cakes. The problem is that it takes time to acquire and store all three of those items. The solution is to eat a cupcake [...]

Dew-Covered Dragonfly

Photo: Miroslaw Swietek Photographer Miroslaw Swietek took the magnificent macro photo of a dragonfly covered in dew. I wonder how the dew drops affect the insect’s compound eyes? See that and more photos of dew-covered insects over at LiveScience: Link

What Does ’100% Juice’ Mean?

Buying fruit juice at the supermarket is a surprisingly complicated task that leads to myriad questions. What’s really in that “100% juice”? Why does that “juice” have the word “cocktail” loitering behind it? Let’s take a look at the exciting world of juice labeling. What does “100% juice” mean? As you might guess, that label legally [...]

Top 10 Most Extreme Substances

What are the most extreme substances in the world? No, not Mountain Dew; this list compiles and gives the details on the hottest, most flammable and most acidic substances known to man. One of which can melt through twelve layers of concrete. What do you get when you stack carbon nanotubes on their ends and sandwich [...]

Bizarre But Clever Christmas Decorations

I knew a family once that had several mounted deer heads on their walls. At Christmas time, they would put a red clown nose on one of the trophies, which I though was rather clever. My kids didn’t like it at all. Unfortunately, they moved away and I couldn’t find any pictures of the idea [...]