Sunday, May 7th
Saturday, May 6th
Can Google search data help to determine racist attitudes by geographical location? Data scientist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz thinks so.
Saturday, May 6th 2017 (12:00am)
Friday, May 5th
The original story…
When my daughter Ellen was four I started teasing her that I was saving all of my boogers in a big booger ball.
I don’t know why I told her that except that it was fun to watch her make that “grossed-out” face that kids make when they smell something bad or see a squished cat on the road. She always begged to see it so finally I told her that she couldn’t see it now but I would give it to her for her eighteenth birthday. Well, guess what – she’s turning eighteen and I’ve got to come through with a booger ball!
Here’s the basic steps to successful Booger Ball manufacturing
Friday, May 5th 2017 (12:01am)
Thursday, May 4th
Atlanta-based street performer Alex Guthrie has always dreamed of being a star. While he has always been eager to show off his voice and guitar abilities to anyone who would listen in his favorite hometown park, he was in for the surprise of a lifetime when a legendary singer joined him for an impromptu performance one afternoon.
Thursday, May 4th 2017 (12:00am)
Wednesday, May 3rd
The sparsely vegetated plains around Garub on the eastern fringe of the Namib Desert is no paradise. The land is barren, the climate dry and hot, and vegetation is few and sparse. Yet, over the decades, a group of a wild horses have managed to adapt to the harsh conditions and made the desert their home.
Numbering between 90 and 150, these wild horses are one of the most isolated horse populations in the world, and the only feral herd residing in Africa.
Wednesday, May 3rd 2017 (12:00am)
Tuesday, May 2nd
If you're of a certain age and mindset, you're quite familiar with GLOW - that glorious union of professional wrestling, the lingerie section of the Sears catalog, and Hee-Haw. You may not, however, have caught the original pilot from 1985... so here it is!
Tuesday, May 2nd 2017 (12:02am)
So you are asking yourself what Macaulay Culkin is up to these days? Acting out the role of Kurt Cobain in this music video.
Pretty strange clip but very entertaining.
Tuesday, May 2nd 2017 (12:02am)
Monday, May 1st
Jacks Storms is an artist who lives in LA and his medium of choice is cold-cut glass. Visit his website or watch this eight minute clip that I lifted from there.
Monday, May 1st 2017 (7:42pm) | Thanks: C.g. Maldonado
Phoenix philanthropist and Batman aficionado Charles Keller has a Batmobile, a Batcycle, is in the process of building a Batcopter, and even has a '66-era Batcave - all of which he makes available to terminally-ill little kids... and now he's building stately Wayne Manor to further support the cause.
Monday, May 1st 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: holmberg
Why would someone go around shaving other people's cats? The mystery has the attention of police in Waynesboro, a small city in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley where someone has been taking cats and precisely shaving their underbellies or legs. It's happened to seven cats since December.
Monday, May 1st 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: my user name
Megachurch evangelist pastor and notorious conman Joel Osteen has been bilking his congregation out of millions of dollars for decades. He has absolutely no shame when it comes to pretending to be a holy man for money.
If you are ashamed to have to read him in your Twitter feed, you can use this bot to automatically make the substitution.
Monday, May 1st 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: David
Sunday, April 30th
How do you get your money's worth at a buffet? The Food Network is here to tell us how we've been doing it wrong. See, buffet eating is a zero-sum game, and you have two have a proper strategy to win.
Saturday, April 29th
A couple of years ago, a guy in Australia started making videos of his endeavors in the woods, showing off the shelters and tools he makes for himself from nothing but what's around him. The videos are fascinating and I find them to be one of the most calming therapies available after a hard day of pushing buttons for people in suits.
He never speaks (you can get a running commentary if you turn on closed captions, but they're not necessary) and has a knack for turning sticks and rocks and mud into sturdy tools, pottery, and houses. He cuts the footage with a keen sense of flow and serenity, and has made roughing it into an art form. I've been a fan for over a year now and look forward to his new videos the way I used to look forward to new Bob Ross episodes. It truly is my moment of zen.
Up to this point I've refrained from posting about Primitive Technology in a misplaced sense of possession - to share a gem like this is somehow to risk losing it - but I present this treasure to you now because he's made a technological leap that's worthy of reluctant public celebration: he's entered the world of automation by creating a waterfall-powered hammer that can bust up old pottery or nuts or squirrel heads while he's off fistfighting with kangaroos or whatever. If you're unfamiliar with PT, carve out a few hours of your weekend and go through all of his videos. They'll become your favorite thing on the web.
Saturday, Apr 29th 2017 (12:03am)
Friday, April 28th
Thursday, April 27th
Wednesday, April 26th
Tuesday, April 25th
Robert M. Pirsig, who inspired generations to road trip across America with his "novelistic autobigraphy," Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, died Monday at the age of 88.
His publisher William Morrow & Company said in a statement that Pirsig died at his home in South Berwick, Maine, "after a period of failing health."
Pirsig wrote just two books: Zen (subtitled "An Inquiry Into Values") and Lila: An Inquiry into Morals.
Tuesday, Apr 25th 2017 (9:10am)
When visual artist Luca Zannoto was called upon by the Finnish coffee company Paulig to create a cup of coffee with a single bean, he happily obliged. Using that one bean ground upon an emery board with water boiled over a candle and everything else in miniature, Zannoto very gracefully created the world’s smallest cup of coffee.
Tuesday, Apr 25th 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: Squid
Monday, April 24th
Unlike humans, animals rarely faint from surprise, panic attacks or any other strong emotional stress. But there is a breed of goat that appears to do so.
When startled, the so-called "fainting goat" collapses on its side. They fall over, often with legs comically raised towards the sky. After laying motionless on the ground for a few seconds, they recover and bounce back on their feet as quickly as they fell. This curious reaction to fright has made fainting goats the popular subject for many viral, and often humorous, internet videos.
Monday, Apr 24th 2017 (12:27am)
Best multi-word-named classic rock band that's commonly referred to by a single word:
Nothing! Player's off!
Men In Black 3 (2012)
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