"Don't try to fix it. I just need you to listen." Every man has heard these words. And they are the law of the land. No matter what.
At long last, a lawsuit attempting to bring "Happy Birthday" into the public domain.
By: SpunOne | Jun 14th, 2013 (7:10 PM)
Joshua Katz, a Ph. D student in statistics at North Carolina State University, just published a group of awesome visualizations of Professor Bert Voux's linguistic survey, that looked at how Americans pronounce words.
By: Bubba | Jun 5th, 2013 (4:55 PM)
Designer Ruben van der Vleuten was curious about the shipping process, so he did what anyone would do. He installed a camera in a cardboard box and shipped it to himself. A time-lapse video of the package's journey.
Who among you haven’t wondered how many dried tears it would take to fill a salt shaker or how long it would take to sip an Olympic-sized pool through a straw? Doubtless, you’re similarly inclined to have contemplated the size of the screen that could be made if the displays were ripped out of every iPhone ever sold and combined into a single colossus.
By: SpunOne | May 31st, 2013 (4:50 PM)
The inventor of the .gif format accepts a lifetime achievement award and clears up a long standing mystery.
Google Crisis Response has posted updated overhead imagery of the parts of Oklahoma hit by the recent EF-5 tornado.
Scientifically Accurate Spiderman (A.K.A - Childhood Lost)
(May be NSFW.)
By: Bubba | May 7th, 2013 (2:02 PM) | Thanks: Boy Of Fish
An excellent longread about the science of swarms, with lots of great infographics about locusts, starlings, and humans.
Maybe it will shed some insight into the slorum dogpiling that happens...
By: Bubba | Apr 24th, 2013 (12:23 PM) | Thanks: have patience
Yes, it's an ad for Kmart, but it's a good one.
At age 17, Nikhil Goyal is the author of "One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student's Assessment of School" to be published in September 2012 by Alternative Education Resource Organization. Been a while since we checked out a TED Talk, but this one is worth it.
Eminent but by no means unimpeachable but still pretty awesome literary theorist Terry Eagleton on the contemporary God debate.
This really is the best- constructed and delivered criticism on the foundational assumptions of "movement atheism" that I've seen in a while.
By: Bubba | Apr 8th, 2013 (2:17 PM) | Thanks: rabbiwanna
An examination of some questionable events and circumstances leading up to the destruction of the Death Star, through the eyes of an amateur investigative journalist within the Star Wars galaxy. The focus is mainly on the connections between the people who created and operated the Death Star and those responsible for destroying it.
For those teaching their kids an additional language (or learning another one themselves), here's a site with children's books, in various languages.
By: Bubba | Apr 2nd, 2013 (10:18 PM) | Thanks: rabbiwanna
Here are 38 maps you never knew you needed. Some are quite fascinating.
By: Bubba | Mar 20th, 2013 (2:22 PM)
Today I reveal yet another top secret beverage recipe, this time Dr Pepper! I have been trying to recreate the famous drink for almost a month now, and this morning I finally hit the correct formula. This homemade Dr Pepper tastes exactly the same as the original you buy from the shops
If you've ever wondered why Disney's tales all end in lies, here's what happened after all their dreams came true.
In the late '40s, the White House was in a condemnable state. To save it, everything had to go - and these are the pics.
On the evening of April 8, 1999, a long line of Town Cars and taxis pulled up to the Minneapolis headquarters of Pillsbury and discharged 11 men who controlled America’s largest food companies.
Saw this before it got so popular, but the doctors may finally be on to something here.
So, the bachelorette party is over, I'm sure you're thinking, "What am I going to do with this penis pan?" Well, I'll show you!
YouTube is bursting at the seams with these videos.
That's how artists do… I think the production is phenomenal. If I was the spry young man I was many years ago back in my rapping days, I'd definitely be at the club trying grind up on numerous lady folk to his song while spilling Maker's Mark and ginger ale on their shoulders. But I'm a Buddhist now.
By: SpunOne | Feb 15th, 2013 (2:16 PM)
An actual nerd from the Portland Nerd Council steps forward to speak out against the rise of the glasses-wearing, video game-playing, comic book-reading hipster nerds.
By: Bubba | Feb 4th, 2013 (10:04 PM) | Thanks: the hypnotoad
This is a map of every person counted by the 2010 US and 2011 Canadian censuses. The map has 341,817,095 dots - one for each person.
By: Bubba | Jan 16th, 2013 (4:35 PM)
The lost Lord of the Rings DVD commentary of Ian McKellen. This might entertain some of you more than The Hobbit.
A pretty rainbow of ugly!
By: Bubba | Jan 8th, 2013 (2:15 PM) | Thanks: Strange Quark
If I'd only known this years ago, I could have avoided all that mess in my 'tweens.
By: Bubba | Dec 21st, 2012 (2:35 PM)
Happy Hanukkah, bitches. (Language NSFW.)
We usually get a lot of "year in review" stuff for December, but here's a list of the current ten most popular Ted talks out of all their videos.
If your friends acted like your pets, you might not keep them around.