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Olympic Cyclists and Their Giant Thighs

Getty Images Sure, Olympians are crazy fit, but there’s something about those indoor track cyclists that makes your jaw plummet to the floor. What is it? Oh, yes, their massive thighs. Thunder doesn’t even begin to describe them. The largest ones, which at last count belonged to German cyclist Robert Forstemann (above), aptly nicknamed “Mr. Thigh,” [...]

The Missing Links: That Second That Screwed Up the Net

The Internet Doesn’t Want You To Miss One Single Second You’ve wasted hundreds, thousands, tens-of-thousands, probably hundreds-of-thousands of precious seconds on the internet (not the time you’ve spent on mental_floss, of course). So why should the internet care if you want one of those tiny little seconds back? * Where Do Criminals Disappear To? When you hear about criminals [...]

Hot Wheels Double Loop In Real Life

Every kids who played with a Hot Wheels track dreamed of someday racing a car in a real track, and maybe doing those crazy track stunts. Now two drivers are going to carry out that dream. The “Hot Wheels Double Loop Dare” is set to take place at this month’s Summer X-Games in Los Angeles. Drivers [...]

Beach Boys’ “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” Has 2 Accordionists, 2 Drummers, 3 Bassists + 13 More Musicians

The Beach Boys recorded “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” as the opening track on their landmark album “Pet Sounds.” It’s my favorite Beach Boys song, but I never knew how insanely complex Brian Wilson’s arrangement was: the recording includes two accordionists, two drummers, three bassists, three guitarists, four horn players, two pianists, and at [...]

DRB Pic of the Day: Propeller-driven "The Bennie Railplane"

“PIC OF THE DAY” Link Still hanging there in the 1950s, rusted and abandoned… We wrote about the Bennie Monorail System in Glasgow, Scotland before, see our One Track Wonders: Early Monorails article. But since then, better pictures have been discovered and more information has come to light, so we have to [...]

Me Gusta This Latte

I can’t track down the origin of this memederful latte, but it is just too awesome not to share. If you do know where it first was introduced to the web, let me know so I can update the article. Link

World’s First Cell Race

Ladies and gentlemen, place your bets! This is what happens when you put a bunch of scientists together on the track. The petri dish track, that is: In a tongue-in-cheek contest of microscopic mobility, a line of [...]

Lawsuits in the Mobile Business

It’s getting harder and harder to keep track of who’s suing whom in the mobile phone business, so thankfully George Kokkinidis of Design Language News crafted this handy dandy chart summarizing the suers and the suees (I just made that up – it’s plaintiffs sand defendants for all you lawyers). As the saying goes, [...]

The Doctor’s Companions Infographic

If you’ve ever had a hard time keeping track of the companions on Doctor Who, then this handy infographic should be able to help. To view the full graphic, be sure to click on the link. Link

78 Photography Rules For Complete Idiots

Yes, the rules are pretty basic, but 78 of them are hard to keep track of if you’re a beginner …or a complete idiot. Latvian photographer Ivars Gravlejs put them all in one place because he’s seen every one of these rules broken too many times. Link -via the Presurfer