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Great Historical Moments Captured in Papercraft

Want to relive some of history’s greatest disasters in all their glory but don’t want to deal with the whole death and injury thing? Then check out Disaster Dioramas and their collection of all kinds of historical tragedies as created in papercraft. Soon to come: The Alamo. Link Via BoingBoing

The Late Movies: Time Lapse Garden

Oh, I’m still knee-deep in tomatoes and beans, and the rest of the garden is coming along nicely, too! If you don’t have the time to watch a garden grow in real time, maybe you’ll enjoy doing it in fast forward. Here are some wonderful time-lapse videos of growing plants. Garden Cress Including the clocks was a [...]

14 Finer Points of the U.S. Flag Code

Tom Pennington/Getty Images The National Flag Code was adopted on June 14, 1923, by the National Flag Conference. The representatives from the U.S. Army and Navy and more than 60 other organizations in attendance were charged with examining the rules and procedures of flag display—developed separately by the Army and Navy—and deciding which of those [...]

The Astonishing Portal Gun

Link Scroll down for today’s pictures & links. The Astonishing Portal Gun Just when you thought that building an extra-dimension portal gun was a great idea… Reminds us of the 1940s Robert A. Heinlein story “And He Built a Crooked House”. See better quality version on Vimeo.com. Link Today’s pictures & links: Extreme Speakers Made From Supercar Exhaust System iXoost iPod dock [...]

Archive: May 2012

Lovely Japanese Vintage Ads Industrial Design with a Deliciously Cute Factor Car Dashboards as Works of Art New & old, weird & beautiful “dashes” DRB Pic of the Day: Cold War Jet Fighter F-80 jet, in all its Chrome-like Glory Star Wars Superfun Update Big Bang explosion of creativity! Liquid Art & Droplet Photography One Ordinary Drop of Water Precariously Leaning Towers of [...]

DRB Pic of the Day: Cold War Jet Fighter

PIC OF THE DAY Link F-80 Jet Fighter in all its Chrome-like Glory! Dynamic angle, beautiful lighting, streamlined, purposeful shape – this Cold War-era plane looks super-impressive in the desert setting (photograph taken near Pima, Arizona): (image credit: Marv Larson, used by permission) Normally I am not a huge fan of HDR, [...]

Morgan Freeman Shilling for Listerine

Last night at the Golden Globes, Morgan Freeman received the Cecil B. DeMille award in recognition of his long acting career, which has included amazing films like The Shawshank Redemption, Glory, Unforgiven, The Dark Knight, and Driving Miss Daisy. During the big tribute to him they somehow managed to leave out all mention of his [...]

8 Accidental Charitable Donations

You know how you hold on to some stupid kitchen item for like eight years, then decide that you’ve used it once and donate it to Goodwill? Then the next week, you find yourself in critical need of that garlic press for the first time since the Clinton administration? Now imagine that garlic press was [...]

Anchorman, Zoolander, or Blades of Glory?

It’s not a case of “if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all,” but rather a case of “if you like this kind of movie, the odds are good that you’ve watched all three of these films.” In today’s Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss, you’ll be given movie quotes from Zoolander, Anchorman, or Blades of Glory. [...]

The Late Movies: Time-Lapse Plants

You know the old saying, “a watched pot never boils”? Plants are like that. They grow and change slowly, so you stop paying attention and then they surprise you by growing seemingly overnight. Thanks to time-lapse videography, we can take a peek at how they really grow, without having to put in a lot of [...]