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Giant Duck Invades Sydney Harbor

A gargantuan rubber duckie floated into Sydney Harbor on Saturday. No one panicked, as the 15-meter-tall duck was there to open the annual Sydney Festival, a celebration of art featuring 750 artists, musicians, filmmakers, dancers, and other cultural participants from 17 countries. Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, known for his giant ducks, created the spectacle. See [...]

Skyrim As A Saturday Morning Cartoon

(YouTube Link) Remember when Saturday morning cartoons were full of fantasy adventure? This throwback Skyrim cartoon by Harry Partridge reminds me of watching the Dungeons and Dragons animated series as a youngster, with eyes full of wonder and monster manual in hand. –via Destructoid

A Student’s Dilemma

This is the kind of hard choice we’d all like to have. Overachieving Yale quarterback Patrick Witt can’t be in two places at once, but either place could have a great deal to do with the rest of his life. Witt, a 22-year-old senior from Wylie, Texas, has a scheduling conflict next Saturday. At about the [...]

PubMed Goes to the Movies!

Why see the film when you can read the article? by Robert E. Pyatt Ph.D. Assistant Laboratory Director Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus, Ohio This is a comparison of classic films and science articles that share the same name. The movie facts come from the Internet Movie Database. Information about the science articles comes from the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s PubMed database. The Good, [...]

Babbage Engine Tech Support

Zach Weiner’s Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal is consistently one of the funniest and most intelligent webcomics available. Today’s, though, was especially good. A Nineteenth Century British owner of an analytical engine is contacting tech support, which apparently wasn’t any better back then. I would like to add that Mr. Weiner is a gentleman. A year or [...]

Competition for the World’s Longest Kiss

As of Saturday, fourteen couples in Thailand were competing to engage in the longest continuous kiss. They’ve already broken the previous record of 32 hours, 7 minutes, and 14 seconds. Does that sound romantic? Just remember that every so often, the couple gets to take a “comfort break”. While still kissing. Link (self-starting audio/video)

Daisy Wants Pancakes Now!

(Video Link) Daisy and Caspar are dogs. Every Saturday, their hoomin makes pancakes for them. Caspar is very mellow and waits patiently for pancakes to be inserted into his mouth. Daisy, as you can see, is not. via Geekosystem

Zuckerberg-Eisenberg-Samberg: SNL Goes Meta

We don’t often post about “what happened on TV last night,” but this is pretty neat. The host on Saturday Night Live was the actor who played Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in the movie The Social Network. His name is Jesse Eisenberg, and he’s up for an Oscar for the role. He is in the [...]

Retail Store Grand Opening

Last week, we mentioned the Grand Opening of our new Ohio retail store and invited any Cleveland-area _flossers to stop on by. Stop on by you did—over 200 people paid Toby, Melanie, Nanette, Dana & Leo a visit this weekend, far exceeding (my) expectations. There were even readers waiting in the parking lot when Toby [...]