Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February 29, 2012

   I just realized there's no truth whatsoever to the 
   saying, "You learn something new every day."
   So far today, I haven't learned a... um... damn.  
Top of the Heap: Strangely addictive and fun drawing site (Thanks, Jack!)

What Bible is Rick Santorum reading?

Addictive Game of the Week - Wonderputt  (Thanks, again, Jack!)

Why Do We Have Leap Years?

10 Fun Facts About Vegas

Maestro, a fanfare, if you please

Stephen King, reading the first chapter of his "Shining" sequel, "Dr. Sleep"

Nuke it from orbit...

365 Yo-Yo Tricks

Dolly Parton's Other Voice

The Myth of the Eight-Hour Sleep

The Most Common Cooking Mistakes

Strangely addicting:  Color your own nebula

9 Foreign Words the English Language Desperately Needs

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

February 22, 2012

   I shot a man in Reno, but I didn't stick around to 
   watch him die. That's how Johnny Cash got caught. 

Top of the Heap: Japanese Fart Scrolls. Exactly what it says on the tin.

Own your own jellyfish tank (Not to put too fine a point on it, but they're actually called "sea jellies,")  (Thanks, Carolyn!)

Incredibly cool Planetarium for your computer  (Thanks, Jack!)

The cars we drove in the 50′s and 60”s

8 creepy mystery
ingredients in fast food

Wedding Cake Toppers

6 Abandoned Places That Would Make Awesome Supervillain Lairs

6 Everyday Things Seen Really Close Up

What's the difference between a street, road, avenue, boulevard, court, drive, highway, etc.?

6 Deleted Scenes from Star Trek Movies that Would've Made Them a Little Less Confusing

The Most Amazing High Definition Image of Earth Ever

The Same Thing as the Previous Post, But From the Other Side

And Here Is the PREVIOUS One

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

February 15, 2012

Oh sure, it may *sound* pathetic that I spent Valentine's Day 
home alone with a bottle of wine, listening to "one is the Loneliest 
Number" over and over again.  But hey, at least I got lucky.
Top of the Heap: The Scale of the Everything, from Quantum Foam to the Estimated Size of the Universe.  Wow.

The 9 Most Dangerous Landing Strips in the World (Thanks, Susie!)

14 Strange and Interesting Facts Worldwide

Forget weddings.  How about a Drive-Thru Funeral Home?

Breakfast Cereals From Around the World

Addicting Game of the Week - Blow Things Up

6 Modern Playgrounds That Will Make Your Inner Child Jealous

6 Things No One Tells You About Living on a Farm

Celebrity Tour Riders
: The 9 Most Ridiculous Demands

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

February 8, 2012

  Mud on the shoe, dirt under the fingernails, spot of gravy on the tie:  
  I wonder if Sherlock Holmes would have been as great at deducing 
  people's actions if all his friends and acquaintances weren't such slobs.

Top of the Heap: Snowmobiler's Sphincter Factor - 9.6  (skip to 1:10)

61 Things We Learned From the Armageddon Commentary

9 Real-Life Planets So Outrageous You'd Swear They Were Sci-Fi

After Munsters reboot, Bryan Fuller and Bryan Singer want to work on Star Trek TV show

6 Real People With Mind-Blowing Mutant Superpowers

See what your name would look like as a tattoo!

Wikipedia's Lists

Wikipedia's List of Lists

Wikipedia's List of Lists of Lists

How to see if someone Unfriends you on Facebook

6 Painful Things Nobody Ever Tells You About Fighting

The New Police Siren You Can Actually Feel

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February 1, 2012

   I’ve decided I’m no longer going to be using a personal 
   trainer. If I'm going to be paying that much money for 
   someone to hurt me, I want a ball gag and a safe word.
Top of the Heap: Blue Marble 2012: NASA Releases HiDef Photo of the Earth

The Secret of Magic Island - the Holy Grail for Movie Nerds  (Thanks, Susie!)

12 Myths Everyone Believes About Space (Thanks to Movies)

2012: The End of the World

The 5 Stupidest Habits You Develop Growing Up Poor

What Movie Posters Have in Common

The Craziest Facts About the Human Body

What Happens Online When You Die

Secrets of the Vatican Exposed

Okay, THIS is kind of scary...  but if you want to know who your neighbors are, try this  (Thanks, Kevin)

How we read online

What do you want to be when you grow up? Here are some surprisingly fun things you can actually make a living doing

204 Lay's Potato Chip Flavors From Around the World

T-Rex Trying... (to do stuff)

17 Movie Blockbusters So Horrible Even Their Creators Say They Sucked

Who woulda thunkit?  Clint Eastwood is a badass in real life