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Geometric Light Sculptures by Dev Harlan

Parmenides I, 2011 – via The Fox is Black Excuse me while I pick up my jaw from the floor after watching this awesome 8-foot geometric light sculpture Parmenides I by Dev Harlan. A few more from Dev’s Vimeo page after the jump: Untitled (Pyramid V) [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Unusual Super Bowl Side Bets

I’m really only interested in football games when a) it’s the Iowa State Cyclones or b) I’m participating in the physical_floss Fantasy Football league, getting embarrassed by Jason Plautz two years in a row. But I’m still interested in the Super Bowl as an event. There are the commercials, of course, but I also get [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Supreme Court Scandals

It’s no secret that I love Robert Schnakenberg’s Secret Lives series, so when I recently spotted Secret Lives of the Supreme Court, I snapped it up. There are plenty of fascinating tidbits to share, but let’s start with the scandalous ones. Here are 10 of the biggest shockers to ever rock the bench. 1. Thus far, [...]

First Monkey to Ever Walk on the Moon Declared Dead

The History Bluff (motto: “Making a mess of history”) brings us another headscratcher with the sad news that the first monkey to ever walk on the moon has passed away. On June 3, 1981 Harlan the Monkey became the first primate to ever walk on the moon. Harlan died on November 18, 2009 of an apparent [...]