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From Hippie to Hipster

Amazing what a little trim can do to make one appear respectable! This before-and-after was posted as a response to an earlier similar human transformation. The dog is a maltese/pomeranian mix named Ippo. Link

8 Celebrity Tactics For Responding to Fan Mail

In the days before the Internet, writing a letter to a celebrity and sending it out via snail mail was almost a rite of passage. Nearly everyone did it. As a kid, I wrote letters to my favorite athletes requesting autographs, and was always thrilled—and a little shocked—when I received a response back. But now, celebrities [...]

This Baby Alpaca Has A Lot to Say About Alpacas Online

(Video Link) Have you ever wondered what a YouTube video response would look if it was given by a alpaca? Well, now you know. I like to imagine that his commentary is much more intelligent than anything you would ever actually hope to see on a real YouTube response. Via I Can Has Cheezburger

Scientists in Japan create robot buttocks

The realistic looking device is designed to exhibit emotions in response to slaps, caresses and pokes. Japanese boffins put together the bizarre devic…

A Telephone Explains the Meaning of Life

Reporter Joshua Topolsky at This is My Next decided to ask the new iPhone’s voice assistant some unusual questions. While my favorite is the (creepily helpful) response to Topolsky’s statement “I need to hide a body,” I thought I’d show you a few of the responses offered by a smartphone regarding the meaning of [...]

Sea Anemones Have Personalities

Sea anemones may look like lumps of gelatinous blobs to you and me, but they’ve actually got lots of personalities. Scientists from the University of Plymouth, UK, discovered that they behave differently (and consistently) to stimulus: Animals are considered to have personalities when individuals show consistent differences in behavior across time or situations. In a [...]

Keep Calm, Mac User

I saw this and immediately figured it was a response to Firefox 4, which has caused me to use Force Quit more in the last couple of months than any time since I bought my latest computer. DeviantART member Ron Guyatt unveiled this only a week after the browser release. Coincidence? Link -via Laughing Squid

Every Jeopardy! Clue and Response, Ever

Let’s say you wanted to know what went down on last night’s episode of Jeopardy! Well, you’d be in luck — browse on over to the Show #6128 page on J! Archive, and there you have it — every clue, every response, all the scores, the whole thing — you can basically play Jeopardy! for [...]

Mother Hen Feels Chicks Distress

Ever hear someone being called a mother hen for being worried and overprotective? That expression may turn out to be quite fitting as scientists have now discovered that a hen shows empathy if she saw her chicks in distress: To simulate this stress, the researchers exposed hens and chicks to puffs of air (as from a [...]

Origami-Inspired Bamboo Houses

These folding houses by technology architect Ming Tang were designed in response to an earthquake in China that killed 69,000 and left millions homeless. Made of bamboo and covered with recycled paper these structures are lightweight, environmentally friendly and inexpensive to produce. These temporary homes can be pre-assembled in the factory, folded into a small [...]