Sunday, October 26, 2014

Say Hello To 22 Million Horsepower

Scientists Discover the Ideal Dance Moves for Men


You'll Watch This More Than Once


SpaceEngine: You're Gunna Need Some Serious Computing Power!

SpaceEngine: a free space simulation program that lets you explore the universe in three dimensions, from planet Earth to the most distant galaxies. Areas of the known universe are represented using actual astronomical data, while regions uncharted by astronomy are generated procedurally. Millions of galaxies, trillions of stars, countless planets - all available for exploration. You can land any planet, moon or asteroid and watch alien landscapes and celestial phenomena. You can even pilot star-ships and atmospheric shuttles.

This is actual footage generated real-time!

Be Afraid... Very Afraid

Sunday Pumpkin Cookies

Kindle: I Finally Stopped Multitasking and Got Lost in a Novel

Apparently there are still some people out there who have not tried an e-reader.

Still don't have an e-reader? I can respect that. Physical books just feel better. Print is sacred. I'm with you—or at least I was, until our reviews editor thrust a Kindle in my hand and made me use it.

Blade Runner: Still Awesome

Wildebeest Migration Time-lapse

Fighting the 2014 Ebola Virus Outbreak Street by Street

WARNING! Strong Content! WARNING! Strong Content!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Pyramid Building Theory Will Make You Wonder

The U.S. Army's Top Secret Arctic City Under the Ice! "Camp Century"

The U.S. Army's Top Secret Arctic City Under the Ice! "Camp Century" Restored Classified Film - In the late 1950s, during the height of the Cold War, the US military constructed a secret base in the Arctic for "research" purposes. Some theorists claim that it was actually used as a covert nuclear weapons storage &/or testing facility as part of Top Secret "Project Iceworm" with the ultimate objective of covertly placing medium-range missiles under the ice sheet -- close enough to strike the Soviet Union, while remaining hidden from the Danish government. Others have made even grander claims - that Camp Century was actually a weather manipulation experiment ... or a U.S. Military administered Alien / UFO base! The whole truth may never be known. This video is the actual declassified US ARMY FILM documenting the construction process. What really happened there afterwards remains a mystery.


Blood, Kidneys, Hair, Life: This Is What Your Body Is Worth

You, dear reader, are worth about $2.5 million—that’s the good news.

But now you have a price tag on your back—that’s the bad news.

Are You Cool Enough to Drink Switchel?

Deep in the industrial heart of Bushwick, Brooklyn, a few miles north of the neighborhood's main drag, are several rows of former warehouses, now home to local craftsmen. In one, two men bend their heads over a pinewood bench, sanding the spindles smooth. Over on Bogart St., several street artists are repainting a stretch of brick wall, covered in vibrant graffiti, a ritual that takes place every two months.

And on the second floor of one former factory, two friends are brewing large batches of switchel, a colonial farm drink that's fast becoming the borough's hottest beverage.

Is this the world's oldest secret code?

 The Idol is the oldest wooden statue in the world, estimated as having been constructed approximately  9,500 years ago

The Idol is the oldest wooden statue in the world, estimated as having been constructed approximately 9,500 years ago, and preserved as if in a time capsule in a peat bog on the western fringe of Siberian. Expert Svetlana Savchenko, chief keeper of Shigir Idol, believes that the structure's faces carry encoded information from ancient man in the Mesolithic era of the Stone Age concerning their understanding of 'the creation of the world'.

How a Harvard Scientist's Life Changed After He Killed a Puppy-Size Spider

 I really fear for the Smithsonian Institution, this nation’s preeminent natural history collection. If a single spider collected by a scientist causes such an outrage then, surely, the 126 million specimens in its holdings will warrant burning it to the ground and crucifying all scientists working there.

Harvard researcher Piotr Naskrecki was just doing his job when he ran into the one of the world’s largest spiders in Guyana and killed it. The Internet didn’t see it that way.

China's Smog Drives Away World's Tourists

China’s smog is scaring away visitors from abroad and damaging the country’s tourism market, according to a study released earlier this week by the China Tourism Academy, reported the China Daily today.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

10 Years Old, Double Feature.. I Was Never The Same!

Race Through the City

Top 100 Greatest N64 Songs of All Time!

The sound of little hooves in the night

A couple of years after my first encounter with Theraphosa blondi I was in South America again, walking alone at night in the rainforest of Suriname. Suddenly my foot brushed against something big and moving, and I nearly tripped. I froze, expecting a snake. “Nah, it’s just another Goliath birdeater. Aren’t you a cutie pie?”

Friday, October 17, 2014

It Has Been A Decade!

Happy anniversary to ME! 10 years ago today I started this blog... 6303 posts later and here we are!

3D Printer Creations

Yoda Shot Glass


"Bomb" Shot Glass

Tiki Shot Glass

Maze Puzzle Game

Stephen Colbert Shot Glass
Bottle Opener

Toothpaste Winder

Taco Stand

Giant Sphinx from 'Ten Commandments' Film Unearthed

Hidden for more than 90 years beneath the rolling sand dunes of Guadalupe, California, an enormous, plaster sphinx from the 1923 blockbuster movie "The Ten Commandments" has been rediscovered and is now above ground.

Crazy Lock!

Check Out the 148-Story View from the World's New Highest Observation Deck

As long as architects keep building up (and up, and up), folks are going to want to check out the view from way up in the air. Well: The Burj Khalifa just unveiled a new observation deck that gets visitors a little closer to heaven on the 148th floor—that's about 1,821 feet. Gulp.

Say Hello To The New Biggest Ship In The World

This is the Pieter Schelte, which is now the largest ship sailing the seas, surpassing even the Maersk Triple-E*. Built by Daewoo in Korea, this catamaran is so huge that it can lift entire oil platforms off their base, pick up the base itself, and then transport it all to port—which is exactly what it's designed to do.

Working: Stephen Colbert

That Moment When You Realize You Spent Way Too Much On Your 3D Printer!

Shanghai, Archi'llusion

Chinese tourists depicted as urinating pandas in ad to encourage better behavior overseas

A bizarre television advertisement that aims to get Chinese to behave better while traveling abroad features humans dressed up as giant panda bears and doing things like defacing property, littering and urinating in public.

Drum Battle: III Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF) Band vs. Republic of Korea (ROK) Army Band

WGN-TV Anchors Robert Jordan and Jackie Bange`s commercial break handshake

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Action Comics #1

Second Graders Being Treated To A $220 Seven-Course Tasting Menu

Plug Addiction

Once you start noticing power cords, it’s hard to stop. They’re everywhere. The white and black rubberized lines spill across desks and floors, arcing and looping like the sinuous dashes of paint in a Jackson Pollock painting or the ink strokes of Chinese calligraphy. They emerge in messy cascades from bulbous connectors in walls, each cord following its own idiosyncratic path according to the kinks instilled by its owner. Some cords are gathered into tight bundles held close to their attendant device while others spiral loosely, flailing to a stop in an exposed prong when not plugged in. (An unplugged cord is somehow vulgar, like an untucked shirt.)

Dancy Party

P√Ętisserie "LE DANIEL" - Rennes

The Last Swim Of 2014

Goodbye Summer!


My New Computer: 10 Years Ago To The Day!

The New Computer Has Arrived

The Old Set-up.

The New Set-up.

2014 Fall Foliage Map

Made by data scientists working at, this map includes a county-by-county, weekend-by-weekend report on what kind of leaves you can expect to see near you.

An Urban BASE Jumper Crashes A Rooftop Pool Party

Saturday, October 11, 2014

His World Came Crashing Down Around Him

X-ray Body in Motion - Yoga

Wall of Fire

Great martian war

Death Is Elsewhere

The Phantom Flex 4K

News Bloopers

Adults Only! Adults Only!

Twilight of the Adventurers

They’ve flown around the world, dove to the greatest depths, and hiked to the ends of the earth. In a windowless building on the edge of LA’s Chinatown, explorers from another era relive their glories over meatloaf and apple pie.

Scientists discover cancer-fighting berry on tree that only grows in Far North Queensland

Scientists have been surprised by the rapid cancer-fighting properties of a berry found only in Far North Queensland.

An eight-year study led by Dr Glen Boyle, from the QIMR Berghofer medical research institute in Brisbane, found a compound in the berry could kill head and neck tumours as well as melanomas.

An experimental drug derived from the berry, EBC-46, has so far been used on 300 animals, including cats, dogs and horses.

Dr Boyle said in 75 per cent of cases, the tumor disappeared and had not come back.

Dance to the (Circadian) Rhythm

A few months ago, Jawbone explored how people move and sleep in the cities of the world. We saw the ways that our lives are shaped by culture, work habits, and holidays, among other factors. One question came up repeatedly: what about the rest of us, the ones who don’t live in cities? Here, we’ll dive into a more geographically complete picture of sleep in the US.

The World's Biggest Land, Sea And Air Vehicles

The Largest Land, Sea and Air Vehicles in the World

The scorpion hunters of Pakistan

The scorpions are in great demand apparently for medical research, and according to Khan a black scorpion weighing 60 grams can fetch at least $50,000.

First Burger and Chips in Space

Empire Uncut: An Amazing Shot-For-Shot Remake Of 'The Empire Strikes Back' In 480 Different Styles

Hold On!

Sunday, October 05, 2014

This Is Why You Think Flys Are Gross

Understanding the Risks of Ebola, and What ‘Direct Contact’ Means

Direct contact means that the fluids splash or spray into someone else’s mouth, eyes or nose, or enter the bloodstream through cuts or breaks in the skin.

Sounds easy enough to avoid... right?

Out of control

How the world’s health organizations failed to stop the Ebola disaster.


Wednesday, October 01, 2014

These Guys Don't Work At North's Chuck Wagon

Are YOU Man Enough... To Own A Toyota Truck?

Never tease dogs trapped inside parked cars

Men Try Women's Makeup For The First Time

What It's like to Fly the $23,000 Singapore Airlines Suites Class

In 2008, Singapore Airlines introduced their Suites Class, the most luxurious class of flying that is commercially available.

The Suites were exclusive to their flagship Airbus A380, and they go beyond flat beds by offering enclosed private cabins with sliding doors that cocoon you in your own little lap of luxury. The interior was designed by French luxury yacht designer Jean-Jacques Coste and comes along with a plush soft leather armchair hand-stitched by the Italian master craftsmen Poltrona Frau. Perhaps most well-known of all, Singapore Airlines became the first and only commercial airline with a double bed in the sky.