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Point & Swat Fly Swatter

Point & Swat Fly Swatter – $2.95 Warmer weather means pesky flies are on their way. It’s time to arm yourself with the Point & Swat Fly Swatter from the NeatoShop. This great fly swatter, shaped like a hand cursor, also doubles as a handy-dandy pointer. Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more crazy New [...]

A Visit to Point Roberts, Washington

Point Roberts is a promontory of the Tsawwassen Peninsula that sticks out just south the 49th parallel that forms the US-Canadian border. It’s a little piece of America geographically attached to Canada. Nate Berg of The Atlantic visited the tiny community that lives there and learned about how it endures, politically and economically. Moving people [...]

No, Steven Hawking Does Not Know How To Time Travel

Or at least, if he does know how to travel through time, he certainly is keeping tight lipped about it. He does have a good point though. Link Via Geeks Are Sexy

Haunted lighthouse for sale in Wales

With a long history of ghost sightings the Point of Ayr Lighthouse is now officially on sale. Located on the picturesque coastline of north-east Wales…

Giving Rural Kids Computers and Seeing What Happens

Sugata Mitra’s TED Talk starts with these words: “There are places on Earth, in every country, where, for various reasons, good schools cannot be built and good teachers cannot or do not want to go….” From this jumping-off point, Indian education scientist Mitra shows us a variety of experiments in which he placed [...]

Learning the Truth in The Empire Strikes Back

(YouTube link) At this point, you have to be pretty young to not know what happens in the Star Wars saga. That said, this contains spoilers. Faris is four years old, and here he sees The Empire Strikes Back for the first time. The camera captures his surprise at the twist. -via Metafilter

Two Years of Tiny Knitting

Anna Hrachovec knits a lot, but always in little quantities as you can tell from the pictures of her projects above. At one point, she challenged herself to make one tiny knitted project per week and since that point, she’s stayed on the schedule for two years straight. Over at Craftzine, you can read a [...]

Hoping This Will Meet with Your Approval

Some people really know how to write a letter and get to the point, with the result of pleasing the recipient. Despite never being published in the paper, the following brief letter — sent to the offices of The Times in 1946 by the famously eccentric Lt. Col. Alfred Daniel Wintle — was so adored by [...]

16 Insanely Frugal Fathers

Frugality is an important lesson to learn, but there is certainly a point where it becomes ridiculous. Over at Consumerist, there is a great roundup of the 16 most over-the-top tales of frugal fathers. To be fair, some aren’t nearly as bad as others, but when your dad is the type to have “hooked up [...]

All Roads Lead to D.C.

Though the saying is “All roads lead to Rome,” if Washington D.C. architect Pierre Charles L’Enfant had his way, all roads would lead to the nation’s capital. L’Enfant wanted a column called “the Washington Meridian” erected a mile east of the U.S. Capitol. This column would mark where “all distances of places through the Continent, are [...]