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(YouTube link) Nisheisha lives in Jamaica, but there’s no chance you will find her home. I have learned from experience that you never trust directions given by children or by people who do not drive. I’ve also learned from experience that those are the people who will ask you for a ride. Oh, they may be [...]

35-Foot Long Camera Exposes 6-Foot Negatives

Dennis Manarchy’s ambitious project is to travel across the United States and take pictures of vanishing parts of the American experience, such as Native Americans, Cowboys and Medal of Honor winners from World War II. That itself is nothing new, but to complete the project, Manarchy plans to build a camera so large that [...]

Snap Into A Macho Man Skyrim Mod

(YouTube Link) When hacks and mods are created for video games, they are typically created to enhance the gaming experience, and nothing says “experience enhanced” like giant pink dragons wearing Macho Man style gear and facial hair. This wacky mod by FancyPantz brings the pain to the fantasy world of the video game Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, [...]

The Psychology of Nakedness

Conventional wisdom holds that seeing someone naked makes you think of them as more of a sex object than seeing them clothed. According to a recent study, that is an oversimplification of what really happens. The human mind thinks of other people in two different dimensions: agency, or what the person observed can or will [...]

The Kissing Dinosaurs of China

For the ultimate experience in romantic getaways, try China’s Dinosaurs Fairyland. The city of Erlian is home to rich fossil beds, so you can find an appropriate theme park there. Among its attractions are enormous, concrete models of dinosaurs. This one should really be worked into a dystopian movie someday. Link -via io9 | Photo: Asia [...]

What People Don’t Get About My Job: From A(rmy Soldier) to Z(ookeeper)

I’m a librarian, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people provide wildly inaccurate descriptions of what we do. This is a common experience in many professions, so Derek Thompson of The Atlantic asked people in twenty-six professions, one for each letter of the alphabet, what laypeople don’t understand about their jobs. [...]

Man Can Hear His Own Eyeballs Move

A common experience is to hear faint beat of your own heart, normally after a vigorous workout. However for Stephen Mabbut, the noise of his own eyeballs moving in his head was so loud and audible it was driving him mad. This frightening experience was later attributed to a rare condition, superior canal dehiscence syndrome.   He [...]

The Science of Slogans

What makes a good advertising slogan? The Atlantic looks at how some slogans stay with us for decades while others flounder. It’s not always a matter of crowing about the quality of the product. In the 1980s, British Rail tried to convince potential passengers that they were making significant improvements to their service with the slogan, [...]

High-End Caravan Hotel

If you’re not really into camping but would like the experience of staying in a caravan for a few days, you might consider a stay at the Hütten Palast in Berlin. The Huts at the Palace is a luxury hotel, the first to replace suites with indoor caravans. Based in a converted vacuum cleaner factory, the [...]

Literally Unbelievable

Now and then while surfing the web we all come across something almost believable yet just outrageous enough that we are not sure if it is real or not. However most of us don’t experience this doubt while reading articles from such an infamous humor source as The Onion. Here now is a site that [...]