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Catroulette

Adopting a cat has taken a giant leap forward (or backward, your pick), thanks to this mashing up of cat and chatroulette. Behold, catroulette! Link – via The Daily What, Thanks Kirsten!

Leap Second to be Added to Clock

Saturday night will be just a little longer than usual, as a “leap second” will be added to the clock. That adjustment comes around every once in a while to keep our clocks on track with the sun. A leap second has been scheduled for June 30, 2012. A leap second is an adjustment to the [...]

Ducklings in a Pool

(YouTube link) The heated pool seemed like such a nice place to take a family swim, but when mama got out, the ducklings found they were too short to make the leap! Then modern technology, er, furniture saved the day. -via The Daily What

The First Thing You Ever Bought Online

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else’s reply, whatever you want. On to this week’s topics of discussion… 1. I remember it like it was yesterday, not 15 years ago (because remembering it that way makes me sad). As [...]

The Robot That Can Think For Itself

(YouTube Link) A robot that can learn, think and act for itself might make some people lose sleep over the possibility of a Terminator-esque robotic revolution, but scientists in Japan feel that this advancement in the field of robotics is a good thing, and may revolutionize how our mechanized workforces handle the tasks they’re designed to [...]

The Origins of the Terrible Towel and the Lambeau Leap

Super Bowl XLV will take place on Sunday, February 6th. It would take far too long to detail the long, storied history of both teams. So, in the interest of brevity – and to avoid the Super Bowl overdose that is surely on the way – let’s just take a look at the origins of [...]