Wednesday, January 30, 2013

January 30, 2013

            I’m currently on a couple of different diets.
            Because with just one I’m always hungry.

Top of the Heap: 
Here's something you don't see every day - a luxury underwater hotel!

Historical Myths
About Real Scientific Discoveries

Things You Will Never See Again in Your Life

31 Kids Who Are Too Clever For Their Own Good

Clever Logos With Hidden Symbolism

Plane Passengers Exhibit Inconceivable Lack of Pop Culture Awareness
- the comments are great (Thanks, Stogie!)

I never would've guessed that Jerry "The Beaver" Mathers once recorded a song.  And it's really bad. (Thanks, Melody!)

The Happiness Machine
- How Google Became Such a Nice Place to Work

Everything You Know About US Health Care Spending is Wrong

Extra Terror, Hold the Gore - 8 Truly Scary PG-13 Horror Movies,91464/

Occupational Hazards of Musicians

Postal Experiments - How far can go go mailing stuff?

Peering into the Past - An Inside Glimpse of the World's Biggest Space Telescope (nope, not Hubble)

Warp Speed, engage! What it would really look like on a viewscreen if you were traveling faster than light

You ever wonder what it would sound like to play the national anthems of every country on earth at once?  Me neither.

The Haka

10 Desks That Are Probably More Interesting Than Yours

When a German Pilot Escorted an American Bomber to Safety in World War II (be sure to watch the video)

And, finally,

The Most Awesome Space Images of 2012

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

January 23, 2013

        When I'm feeling down, I try to think happy thoughts.
        When that doesn't work, I get even more depressed,
        so I try to think even *happier* thoughts. Inevitably
        that fails, so I suddenly rip out as many nose hairs
        as I can grab between the nails of my middle
        finger and thumb, and that *always* results in me
        rolling on the floor in rapturous laughter, right
        alongside my writhing, screaming co-worker.

Top of the Heap: 
A Twofer: 50 Years Ago the World Almost Ended, and a fresh look at the Cuban Missile Crisis

This has bothered me for awhile now - the case for Seaworld to stop holding orcas captive

Related: 8 Things You Should Read and See About Captive Orcas

Wacky Gadgets From CES 2013

6 Ridiculous Myths About the Middle Ages (That Everyone Believes)

Ten Things You Probably Didn't Know About Muhammad Ali

The Big Top's Top Ten
- the most popular circus acts ever

The Girl Scouts will have my hide for this, but here's How to Make Your Own Thin Mints

Relaxing Rain Audio for Work, Play, and Sleep

20 Things You Didn't Know About Clouds

Move Over GPS, a New Positioning System Has You In Its Sights

The Top Baby Names of 2013

The World's Biggest Bonfire, Ever

Hypersonic Flight "Breakthrough" Could Have Us in Tokyo By Lunch

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

January 16, 2013

   I'm proud of Lance Armstrong for finally having the ball to come clean.

Top of the Heap: The White House responds to a petition for the US government to build a Death Star

Snubs and Surprises from the Academy Awards Nominations

What it's like to experience new technology after 25 years in jail

Dunno if I agree with him, but here's one guy's theory as to The Problem With The Big Bang Theory

The 10 Most Inaccurate Military Movies Ever Made

What is Orbiting the Eye of Sauron?
If it's a planet, it's a truly weird one

15 Incredible Creatures Born Out of Burning Matchsticks

Love Me Tender: Elvis Presley's First Film

The Scariest Scenes in US Cinema

The 5 Most Hilariously Insane Rulers of All Time

In Space, no one can hear you cry.  Because you can't.

9 Fun Festivals Still to Come in January

The High Price of Being Single in America (for women)

The Hot Baby Names of 2013 Go Retro

An Unorthodox Way of Getting the Body You've Always Wanted

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

January 9, 2013

                Personally, I think Nature should learn
                to be a little more tolerant of vacuums.

Top of the Heap: 
Mark your calendars: The 10 Most Important Television Events in 2013 You Should Have on Your Radar

10 Facts You Might Not Know About James Bond

Y'ever wonder Whatever Happened to the Cast of Fast Times at Ridgemont High?  Me neither.

Spot the Hidden Animals

11 Seriously Weird Chocolate-Covered Foods
  (wait... chocolate-covered beef jerky?  Take my money!)

The Top 7 Things of All Time

Six Places You'll Recognize From the Background of Every Movie

The 10 Most Bizarre Scientific Discoveries of 2012

on Both Sides of History  (Thanks, Susie!)

19 Handy Google Tricks That You Weren't Aware Of

Neil Armstrong's family reveal the origins of the "one small step" line

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

January 2, 2013

       All of my college-age years were spent drinking and
       partying while my parents paid the bills.  Nowadays,
       I can't help but wonder:  Would it have made any difference
       if I had actually gone to college during those years?

Top of the Heap:  A Whole PASSLE of Year-End Lists.  These'll keep you busy for the rest of the week! (Thanks, Miss C)
Tech and Games
The Internet
Miscellaneous Links

The Explosively Cool Chemistry Behind Fireworks

Take the TIME 2012 News Quiz

A Few Tolkien-riffic Facts About the Book Version of The Hobbit

NASA's new prototype spacesuit looks vaguely familiar...

Listen to Old Time Radio Shows online

Where the hell is my flying car? What the Future Was Supposed to Be Like

Why You Should Never Delete Those Old Dodgy Digital Photos

I knew it! I knew it! The Case For Drinking As Much Coffee As You Like