We all use crutch words when speaking (and sometimes when writing). I am guilty of excessive use of "OK" and "So" among others.
The U.S. interstate highway system drawn in the style of a subway map.
|Those wacky scientists at IBM have taken the first ever photograph of the bonds within a molecule using a technique called noncontact atomic force microscopy. This is probably the coolest thing I've got this week so I won't blame you if you stop reading now.|
Good news: companies expect to raise base pay in 2013 by more than they did in 2012 and 2011. Bad news: the average raise in 2013 will be 2.9%.
Texas Rangers owner and numismatist Bob Simpson purchased for $1 million a rare 1943-D penny mistakenly made from bronze instead of zinc-clad steel.
|Jacqueline Lou Skaggs, Field of Sleeping Peasants, 1971, oil on penny|
Will this report of room temperature superconductivity prove as elusive as cold fusion?
Judge for yourself: a Pakistani version of Dave Brubeck's Take Five. (Part of me wonders if this is for realz.) There's a sitar for sure, but the dude on the bongo drums is rockin' it. For fun, listen to the Dave Brubeck Quartet's version from 1966 immediately after. The latter is a wonderful example of west coast jazz, so open, spacious, and almost minimalist. (Kinda reminds me of Steely Dan.)
The other day on the way home from work I saw a police car pushing a disabled vehicle along the shoulder with its bumper. Now imagine doing this in an F-86 over enemy territory during the Korean War, a feat that will land you on the cover of Time magazine.
|My gawd, look at all that sausage! source|
|And what better to wash down sausages than a refreshing sauerkraut drink?|
There are two problems with Let it Bean, a rendering of the Beatles' Abbey Road done with the components of a full English breakfast. 1) The image has strict copyright protection preventing me from reposting it here. 2) Only the Brits would eat baked beans with breakfast.
|These faux kids books are truly LOL material. See them all here including A Good Place to Hide the Body Parts.|
Settle back for a little blast from the Cold War past with GAMBIT - The Eye of the Eagle, a declassified video about the KH-7 reconnaissance satellite.
Didn't I recently share scale drawings of sci-fi spacecraft? Here are more called 2 meters per pixel.
"Cursing is beautiful, it extends the horizons of expression, and perhaps most of all, it provides a kind of profane pleasure."
|Where are our flying cars? The hell with that. Where are our breast washers?|
Zimoun is a artist who creates sound installations. Anyone who is a fan of ambient music will also be a fan of Zimoun. (Be sure to watch all the videos.)
Airplane! The funniest film ever according to a study of laughs per minute. Enjoy a few deleted scenes. And what tribute to Airplane! would be complete without a few of Johnny's scenes.
If ei π = -1 makes your insides all wiggly perhaps you ought to watch this video explanation of Euler's formula. (It's about traversing a circle.)
|"I feel that the disjunctive perturbation of the negative space verges on codifying the inherent overspecificity" Painting by Ad Reinhardt, No. 6 1946, critique from the Instant Art Critique Generator.|
If you're overwhelmed by 500 different things to choose from, make teh interwebs your coloring book with Hippo Paint. Type in a search term (for example, T-Rex), select one of the resulting pictures, and color away.
Still not happy? You must've been one of those kids who liked getting dizzy. Try this: The revolving internet.
...as what we least know. ~Michel de Montaigne