Wednesday, February 27, 2013

February 27, 2013

                    I don't like to name-drop or brag,
                    but I've been told by some of the
                    biggest names in show business
                    that I've been part of a great audience.

Top of the Heap: 
A chilling look into the not-too-distant future  (Thanks, Chad.  I think.)

10 Foods That (Thankfully) Flopped

Fill out your bracket for Pope Madness 2013!

What the Tea Party Has Done to Florida

Oscar's Swag Bag: $45,000 of Some Really Weird Stuff    

18 English Words That Were Spoken By Julius Caesar (of course, they were Latin at the time)

Jewel of the Universe is the fanciest world map you've ever seen

Your next computer will live on your arm

12 Lifesaving Tricks to Teach Your Dog

The Psychology of Music

Inside the Witness Protection Program

10 Things Your Smartphone Sucks At (and how to fix them)

If you haven't seen this yet, you should - Jennifer Lawrence gets hit on by Jack Nicholson

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

February 20, 2013

               I once knew a woman who thought she'd found the
            best desert nomad in the world until she met a Bedouin.

Top of the Heap: 
Firefly's 15 Best Chinese Curses (and how to say them)

What the Internet Was Made For (Thanks, Billy!)

Extremely Disappointing Facts About Popular Music

Incredible Animals Doing Disappearing Acts (Thanks, Billy!)

Whaddya know... you've been drawing a T-Rex wrong your entire life

Pretty cool - a typeface where every letter is an optical illusion

How to Tell if You're Spending Too Much Time Online...

Some creative ways to Play With Your Food (Thanks, Susie!)

The World's Most Impressive Coral Reefs

A few more of Ol' Jay's Brainteasers

The USA redrawn as 50 states with equal population

A New Study Points Toward Alien Earths Everywhere in the Galaxy

10 Things You Didn't Know About the Books You Read in High School

You Had One Job...

Help Us Name the Moons of Pluto!  (Even though it is just a Mickey Mouse planet...)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

February 13, 2013

            Judging from the honks, flipped birds and jeers of "Lardass!"
            from the other drivers, it's become pretty apparent that not
            *everyone* thinks it's a marvelous night for a moondance.

Top of the Heap: 
The Best Things Ever Said About Love

25 Funny Pop Culture Valentines

How Romantic - 18 Songs About One-Night Stands,92326/

14 Red Flags to Look Out For in a Relationship

The Best Pickup Lines in Film History

The Walking Dead Drinking Game

The 10 Leading Candidates for the Next Pope

Jay Newman's Brainteasers (no cheating!)

54 Fun Facts About Every "Best Album" Grammy Winner

Why I am a Christian Democrat (Thanks, Susie!)

The 10 Most Expensive Cities in the World (and NONE of them are in the US!)
Seeing the World Through an Airplane Window

Why Only Some Grammar Rules are Breakable

For those of you in the colder climes: How to Build an Igloo

Yum!  The Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival (Thanks, Melody!)

How the Mars Curiosity Rover Got a Personality

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

February 6, 2013

              Growing up, I always thought that quicksand was going
              to be a much bigger problem than it turned out to be.

Top of the Heap: 
20 Spectacularly Nerdy Science Jokes

Morals, Mammaries, and the Invention of the Stethoscope

The 7 Most Beautiful (But Deadly) Flowers in the World

Star Trek Wisdom

The Thoughts Room

How to Adjust Your Mirrors to Avoid Blind Spots

Incredible Real-Life Laser Weapons

CES 2013: The Next Interface - You

Much cooler than it sounds - Interactive 360
o Light Field Display (Thanks, Jack!)

The 200-Yard Gong Shot (Thanks, Susie!)

8 Government Conspiracy Theories (and How They Could Be Right)

The Cost of Living on Mars

Cool: A
360° Panoramic View from the top of the Burj Khalifa

Even cooler: an
Interactive 360° Video From A Helicopter Flying Over Four Erupting Volcanoes

Ridiculous Publicity Stunts
by Vladimir "Pooty-Poot" Putin

Mothers Superior: Not Your Everyday Nuns

10 Things That Will Torpedo the Value of Your Home

What is The Meaning of Life? (I always thought it was 42)