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4/22/2014

Suicides account for most gun deaths: you hear about 30,000 gun-related deaths each year and you think, “It’s the Wild West out there, man!” But 60% of those are suicides, which puts a different spin on violence in America.

Packing like a Pro: wow, this is an eye opener about what is possible in packing.

Booksellers claim to have found Shakespeare’s annotated dictionary: this one is hard to believe. 1) did he provably own a copy of that book? 2) did he write in the margins of other books he owned? 3) are the marks consistent with other margin-writers of his day (if people actually did it that long ago)? The underlining, to me, seems modern—not twentieth-century or anything but at least eighteenth. They have a book documenting their discovery and making the case, as well as original scans on their site.

4/18/2014

How to Cut Tomatoes Like a Ninja – Cooking Hack: I don’t often need to cut that many tomatoes but I like the thinking behind it. (Just like the use of a tire to hold cut wood together.)

AMAZING !! STREET PERFORMER BATTLES NYPD COP TO STREET PERFORM: wow, what an amazing police officer. Or not.

4/17/2014

Confetti High-Fives: this would really liven up your celebrations.

4/9/2014

Kim Jong-un executes security minister by FLAME THROWER: bloodthirsty dictators need to get creative to stay engaged. Mortar round? Come on, that’s the province of the bored.

1/23/2014

Fake London Underground signs: these are hilarious and look like they belong.

1/12/2014

Airstream Sessions // Last Exit Live TV // Dry River Yacht Club // “Isabella”: can’t get enough of DRYC and this is one of my favorites.

S01E07 Miss Ping (Tumba Ping Pong Show): this was mystifying to me, until I found this video detailing how it’s done.

Dora the Explorer Movie Trailer (with Ariel Winter): I’d watch the actual movie, if it was done in this parody style.

Can You Walk on Water? (Non-Newtonian Fluid Pool): this looks like a lot of fun.

Tower Climbers working: so very, very hard to watch.

7/29/2013

How does Elon Musk’s SF-to-LA-in-30-minutes Hyperloop work?: answers are coming in mid-August, but I’m dubious. Elon Musk is no Paul Moller but this seems too good to be true.

7/24/2013

Buying Cheap Property In Detroit: I wondered about this. Sounds like a war zone.

6/19/2013

Kidz Bop Kids – Thrift Shop Macklemore Cover: “This has more dislikes than views.”

5/31/2013

Prancercise Highlights: wow. I’m just stunned. (It’s better with a unicorn mask.)

5/10/2013

Riker sits down: given the height of those chairs, it seems pretty fluid but you’ll quickly notice that no one else does that.

fartscroll.js: this is exactly what The Onion‘s open-source contribution would look like. Oh, and they got one of the best pull requests I’ve come across. [UPDATE: Someone made a Chrome extension.]

5/1/2013

A Boy And His Atom – The Worlds Smallest Movie: holy moly! This is amazing stop-motion video. And from a company that seems to be circling the drain.

4/2/2013

What are the top five facts everyone should know about oil exploration?: incredible answer from an oil company engineer. Oil and its derivatives aren’t going anywhere in our lifetimes.

3/13/2013

Soylent: I had this idea years ago, but I’m sure this tastes better. I fully support making this a product.

3/12/2013

Charles Chase on energy for everyone: this is a game changer. I want as much information about this as possible.

3/1/2013

Astonishingly real Audrey Hepburn shills chocolate in new commercial: I, for one, thought this was exactly the sort of commercial she would’ve done and the effect is very realistic.

2/27/2013

How do farts behave in low gravity?: an answer to a question I never knew I had.

2/26/2013

Clear for Mac + Leap Motion: I don’t know. This seems like more work than clicking on a checkbox.

2/19/2013

YOU HAD ONE JOB!: come on!

2/18/2013

12 Letters That Didn’t Make the Alphabet: talk about dodging a bullet! English is difficult enough as it is—these guys would have made it dreadful.

Rules for the New Monopoly Cat Token: new tokens strikes me as heresy, but luckily I still have my old set in good condition.

2/15/2013

Go Daddy Employee Town Hall | Harlem Shake Style – YouTube: I was the hopping bucket behind the ToolZilla dude.

Purdue Technology students build supersonic ping pong gun – YouTube: the six-pack of cans part was the best.

2/11/2013

Leader of international religion: funny, but it looks like they’re doing some headhunting as well.

Think Nemo’s Bad? In Brazil It’s Raining Spiders: this should be a clue that it’s time to move.

2/7/2013

Supernatural pickpocketing skills!! Awesome to watch! – by Apollo Robbins: I read the article and couldn’t believe it. Now I see it and the article is real.

Rudolf Virchow – The Sausage Duel: riskier than, say, pistols?

2/4/2013

Crafting with Cat Hair – Cute Handicrafts to Make with Your Cat: the “cat lady” market must be bigger than I thought.

1/29/2013

Zeppelin bend: looks like a good knot.

1/9/2013

Drive Thru Invisible Driver Prank: this and a few of the other videos are pretty funny, but most of this series are cringeworthy.

12/24/2012

Holland vs the Netherlands: what’s the difference? Watch and learn.

12/21/2012

Fever Phobia: this is a great explanation of fever—though it’s really hard not to panic when you see 105° or 106—.

12/18/2012

Us on Facebook: neat little feature that shows a combined profile of you and your significant other, if in a relationship that Facebook knows about.

12/17/2012

Anonymous Attacks Westboro Baptist Church Over Plans to Picket Sandy Hook Funerals: something about “two wrongs” springs to mind. Free speech must still be defended, no matter how vile the speaker

Unusual baby names of 2012: I was going to say that there’s no way that anyone named their baby boy “Google” but nothing surprises me any longer when it comes to people.

12/10/2012

@AvoidComments: this is good advice.

12/7/2012

The Official Epic Rap Battles of History: wow. This is like Keynes vs. Hayek but better. Wow.

11/28/2012

Extremely Scary Ghost Elevator Prank in Brazil: borders on cruel but very good execution.

Jefferson Perez – Would he run ?: pretty elaborate setup to answer that one.

11/20/2012

Silver Plated Ballscratcher: the guy who has everything likely doesn’t have this.

11/14/2012

Baby Mop: finally make that infant earn its keep.

8/30/2012

“I Like your Kitchen Glove”: that’s one use. Another would be for when your waiter asks about your meal. Hold this baby up and have someone else in your party tap it. {via}

8/15/2012

Downton Abbey, Explained: yep, that about sums it up.

8/14/2012

What is the most remarkable single physical performance in Olympic history?: every answer’s a winner, but I was floored by this gymnastics routine.

8/6/2012

No Excuse List: list of educational resources available on the Web. Looks pretty comprehensive.

8/3/2012

American Baby Names Are Somehow Getting Even Worse: my name—Bill Brown—is so boring but I absolutely love the simplicity of two syllables.

6/9/2012

Hidden treat – The Easter Island heads also have BODIES: I had no idea. How has this been known for decades and it’s the first I’d heard of it‽ {via}

6/7/2012

Wreck-It Ralph – Official Trailer #1: this looks really good. The Pac-Man ghost steals the trailer show.

6/1/2012

Google World Wonders Project: this is fascinating. {via}

5/25/2012

In Seoul, retailer uses 3D QR codes and the sun to deliver discounts only during its quiet times: that is tremendously clever.

5/24/2012

The Best Thing This Year: a mailing list where members are only allowed to post one email a year. So far so good.

5/22/2012

Hyperbolic Upgrade Stickers: fun, realistic stickers that will reward careful readers.

5/21/2012

ZeroN – Levitated Interaction Element: nifty little demo.

5/19/2012

Easy Macro Cell Lens Band: this looks very handy. {via}

25 Handy Words That Simply Don’t Exist In English: love these sorts of lists. {via}

5/17/2012

Drive a Tank: they absolutely need to franchise this. These prices seem quite reasonable.

5/16/2012

Super Soaker Central: my childhood would have been so much better had this sort of thing existed back then.

Man completes triathlon – juggling: come on, only two balls while biking?! You can do better than that.

5/15/2012

I might regret asking this, but Reddit break out those throwaway accounts because if you could be brutally honest with your SO what would you say?: yowza.

5/14/2012

Easy Macro Cell Lens Band: impressive and so clever. {via}

23 and 1/2 hours – What is the single best thing we can do for our health?: no spoiler here.

5/11/2012

Fetus Soap: no, not something to clean your fetus. Just click. {via}

5/9/2012

Download Kindle Best Sellers for Free – Zero Dollar Books: a surprising selection.

How to make any elevator an express to your floor: I can’t vouch for this since I live in a town (Phoenix) where most buildings have less than three floors.

5/8/2012

Zorbing: now I know the name.

5/4/2012

Throwaway time! What’s your secret that could literally ruin your life if it came out?: chilling stuff.

5/3/2012

INCREDIBOX: enh, kinda cool, I guess.

5/2/2012

The Fresh Prince of Downton Abbey: I recently got into Downton Abbey and so I naturally like this.

4/30/2012

LunchboxAwesome: I wonder if the kid appreciates it.

4/26/2012

1995 Pontiac Grand Am GT: it’s getting noticed but I doubt the people most impressed by this are in the market for a $700 busted Pontiac.

4/25/2012

I am Molly Ringwald. AMA: sure to be a crowd pleaser!

4/24/2012

What Happened? Bandages: no one will buy it, though. {via}

4/19/2012

Official National High Five Day Music Video: third Thursday in April. Hilarious video!

4/12/2012

Even in the 1870s, humans were obsessed with ridiculous photos of cats: people are people.

4/9/2012

The Dukes Of Hazzard All About Jumps: two thoughts—1) Hazzard County must have the highest per capita number of ramps of anywhere on earth and 2) I wonder if the production company behind Dukes of Hazzard also ran some sort of stunt driver training program to increase revenue.

A Show with Ze Frank: inspiring first episode.

Writers Diet: cut the flabanche.

4/6/2012

Google Maps Floor Plans: I could see retail locations participating in this, but who else would?!

Halloween Joke Blood Pillow: love it!

Liquid Body Armor Hardens on Impact: wow. I’m struggling, though, to think of non-armor uses.

4/3/2012

Learning From 11 Years of Personal Publishing Analytics: I’m a sucker for charts and analysis. {via}

3/27/2012

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON Image Generator: irritating meme.

3/26/2012

Star Wars Millennium Falcon Silicone Ice Tray: if any of my children ever get into Star Wars, I am all over this.

[UPDATE: Looking around the site, there's more. And more. And more. And more. Good gravy!]

3/25/2012

25 Death-Defying Photos by Vadim Mahorov: whoa. Just mother-f’in whoa.

Wondermark – The Cookie Pushers: this hits pretty close to home as the father of three Girl Scouts.

3/10/2012

I Hanker for a Hunka Cheese: boy does that take me back.

3/9/2012

Numbers API: cool way to assess number facts.

3/8/2012

The Personal Analytics of My Life: that is some serious tracking going on there.

3/2/2012

WTF QR CODES: funny.

2/27/2012

Hindenburg: the only thing I ever knew about it was its fiery demise. It was so much more.

2/9/2012

Creative Outlet Stickers: adorable. {via}

1/30/2012

Star Wars Uncut – Directors Cut: that is simply amazing. {via}