Saturday, July 20, 2013

If you are the smartest person in the room...

Everything you know about the tongue - yours, mine, everyone's - is WRONG. Stick that where the sun don't shine. (The facts, not the tongue.) Thank science the next time you taste something.

If you don't like 80s music read no further but here's a (supposedly) rare video version of Art of Noise's Moments in Love. (I'm a big fan of AoN and thought their 1999 album The Seduction of Claude Debussy was, at the time, the best thing I'd heard in the previous decade.)

I'd pay cash money for a shirt with this embroidered on the left breast.
Fort Worthians and meat lovers, you must follow the Star-Telegram's Burger Battle DFW (and vote for Charlie's in the reader's poll).

Some of these high-speed, low-altitude passes are insane. And this flight display by the Su-35 at the Paris Air Show is just plain unbelievable.

Having seen an exhibit of Arabic scripts at the local art museum I can tell you they can be quite beautiful.

The periodic table of typefaces.
Wall-E is for realz - students build robot that demolishes buildings.

There seem to be a lot of videos showing the work of master craftsmen. Here's Hakase, a Japanese master of fountain pen craftsmanship.

Whether or not these facts are truly the most interesting "ever" is up to you. Here's a sample: The Spanish national anthem has no words.
The periodic table of Game of Thrones. (I don't even watch that show.)
I had heard that Coke mixed with wine was big in some parts of Germany but now the French are taking it to a whole new level by bottling a Coke flavored wine called Rouge Sucette.

They call them 99 unusual and cool toilets. They forgot to add "disgusting." And then there are these behind the scenes photos from TV shows that I'd call only mildly interesting. However, this list of little-known facts about 2001: A Space Odyssey had one that caught my eye: Pink Floyd was approached about contributing to the soundtrack but couldn't due to prior commitments.

See science history being made as another drop falls from the pitch drop experiment.

What's worse than needing an exorcism? Having your exorcism fail and leave you with flatulent demons.

How many times will it take you to triumph in the one-second stopwatch game? (It took me 37 attempts.) are in the wrong room. ~attributed to many
(I must always be in the very very right room.)

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