Wednesday, August 22, 2012

August 22, 2012

            I recently started eating a healthier diet.
            Not so much for my own well-being, but
            so if I'm ever autopsied and they check
            the contents of my stomach, the medical
            examiner won't think I'm a complete pig.

Top of the Heap: 
How the Movie Jaws Vilified Sharks, Inspired Scientists, and Changed the World

I Hate Shark Week
.  I do too.  I really do.

Submit your own ideas for rebranding the buck with the Dollar ReDe$ign Project

The Song Elvis Presley Recorded in the Dark

5 Tips to Improve Your Photography

10 Things You May Not Know About the Solar System

20 Images That Prove Grammar and Punctuation Are Important

Moving Tip Calculator: How to Bribe Your Friends Into Helping You Move

The Scientific Power of Music

You've probably already seen this, but *I* hadn't - "Call Me Maybe" - the Chatroulette Version  (Thanks, BFF)

Powerball Simulator (Spoiler: You will never win the jackpot. Ever.)

Fall Movie Preview

The College Dorm You Wish You Lived In

Light in Slow Motion - Photography at 1 Trillion Frames per Second

The Avengers
Gag Reel

The Most Brilliant Palindrome of All Time?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

August 15, 2012

            When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I
            understood as a child, I thought as a child.
            But when I became a man I put away my
            childish things and bought a Dodge Viper.

Top of the Heap:  Uwall.TV allows you to search YouTube by artist, song, or music category and listen to hours of music for free

7 Amazing Natural Landmarks

8 Strange and Different Restaurants

21 Stunning Examples of Impeccable Logic

Slow speeds and bad reception? Here are 10 ways you can power up your home Wi-Fi

You ever wonder why doesn't sand stick to beach volleyball players?  Me neither, but here's why.

35 New Words
added to the dictionary (Thanks, Mel!)

Que sera, sera -  a Timeline of Future Events (as predicted by science fiction writers)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

August 8, 2012

                    Fries, toast, vanilla, kisses and ticklers.
        I don't care what anybody else says, the French ROCK.

Top of the Heap:  Tragedy + Time = Comedy ... but what if you don't have the time?

Forbes annual list of top 100 colleges

Which College is Best For You?
A dozen Top-25 Lists

Ouch! Here's the Worst Olympic Dive of All Time!  (Thanks, Melody!)

Eight Octopus Facts (one for each arm)

Mel Brook’s Comic Masterpiece: Young Frankenstein

Eccentric Billionaire Wants to Build a Real Jurassic Park.  What could POSSIBLY go wrong?

Creative Divorce Cakes
(my favorite is #7)

15 Funniest Exam Answers. Ever.

8 U.S. States That Shouldn't Even Exist

5 Creepy Things London Did to Prepare for the Olympics

What Guys Should Know About... Steak

In this week's "I-knew-it-I-just-KNEW-it" category:  10 Surprising Health Benefits of Coffee

However, they probably weren't thinking of The World's Strongest Coffee when they did their study.

Your Olympic Athlete Body Match (Mine is Tomohiko Hoshina from the Philippines who competes in Judo)

Unleash the Physics of Firewalking

Free University Course Will Have You Searching for Aliens at a College Level

7 Lord of the Rings Locations you Can Actually Visit

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August 1, 2012

              I've decided to break up with my health club.
                         We're just not working out.

Top of the Heap:  18 (pretty cool) Household Tips That Will Help You Get Through Everyday Life

Related 15 Hacks That Will Make Your Life a Whole Lot Easier

What happened to some famous Olympians After the Olympics?

The 28 Best Names in the 2012 London Olympics

Hi Res of Olympics Opening Ceremony   (use your mouse to zoom in and out)

If you're ever alone and choking, this video could save your life

Sometimes, you need to stop what you're doing and go to your Quiet Place

20 Spectacular, Lesser-Known Waterfalls

The full names of 26 One-Name Celebrities

Y'ever wonder What Space Smells Like?  (Yeah, me neither)

The Stupidest Injuries in Sports History (They missed the one where I walked into a pole when I was watching Susie Hoar in high school...)

The Story Behind Rock Around the Clock

A Chart of All of Batman's Villains

Illusions That Let Your Hands Lie to Your Brain

NOW we're cookin!  Ways to Burn Calories Without Exercising

How to Pick a Really Good Security Question

12 Things to Know If You're Ever Falsely Accused

The planned suicide mission to Mars

How to Clean Your Car Like the Pros
Find and repair stuck or burned-in pixels on your screen (Thanks, Jack)

The 21 Countries With Only One Olympic Medal

Wait, I Know That Voice - Car Commercial Celebrity Voiceovers

Tying Bow Ties With Bill Nye (the Science Guy)