“Oops!!” comes to Downton …: I can totally see how this might happen. Can you spot the goof? There’s a plastic water bottle on the mantle.
How Does Google Work?: pretty sweet overview of how complex the effort to produce the results for a Google search.
Oak Island Money Pit: I’ve covered this before, but it’s worth this re-hashing. Let’s just say that there is something down there and it’s pirate treasure: how were the pirates supposed to retrieve it?! The idea of caching your loot seems fine, but at some point you’d want to get at it again, right? On the other hand, why would anyone go through all that trouble otherwise?
The Beach Vault: brilliant. This is one of the many, many reasons I hate going to the beach.
10 Tricks to Appear Smart During Meetings: these are real gems.
Apple – MacBook Air – TV Ad – Stickers: I love this ad.
UroClub: what the holy hell. “Created by a Board Certified Urologist?” Why is that relevant?!
There’s a Little-Known Craigslist Just for Rich People: the graphic design is about the same.
Artists vs TMNT – Epic Rap Battles of History Season 3 Finale: it’s a doozy of a season finale.
4 Wi-Fi Tips from Former Apple Wi-Fi Engineer: just in time as I try to solve my own Wi-Fi issues.
“If We Won” with Newcastle Brown Ale: this is one of the few pre-video ads on YouTube that I’ve actually watched all the way through.
Coolest Cooler: this is pretty slick but I can’t see spending $299 to own one. I think there are a couple features that other cooler manufacturers will readily copy, which I look forward to.
BMW M4 – “Ultimate Racetrack”: don’t try this at home. Professional driver on closed track.
First Moon Party: absolutely hilarious
This is Shanghai: what an incredible video!
Big Ass Solutions: makers of the Big Ass Fan. Love it!
Namez: it’s a good problem to attack, as I’m sure a huge portion of the population has difficult-to-pronounce names. However, it’s a longstanding problem that people have been working around for forever, no one would ever pay for this service, and people with hard-to-pronounce names are more likely to have thicker accents that make their recorded pronunciations hard to understand—compounding the problem.
Jeff Dean Facts: love these!
The Gunfighter: funny.
The Simpsons in CSS: holy crap, that’s slick!
Two Dollar Club: $15 for $10 worth of two dollar bills. At least the roll of quarters had some heft to it that might justify a premium. $5 to mail what would cost 44¢?! The bigger mystery to me is why someone would opt for $300/month plan (you get 100 $2 bills). Delivery by courier merits $100 over face value?
Washboard: $15/month for a $10 roll of quarters delivered automatically. One problem: the chronically lazy with more money than brains probably don’t schlep their clothes to a laundromat—they just buy new clothes.
How to Whistle With Your Fingers: need to work on this.
Harley Morenstein’s post on Vine: guy in Mentos suit falls into a Diet Coke dunk tank. Six seconds of violent reaction (followed by asphyxiation, presumably).
Unfortunate Warning Signs: funny all around.
A Rare Peek Inside Amazon’s Massive Wish-Fulfilling Machine: so amazing and inspiring.
Sir Isaac Newton vs Bill Nye. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 3: I knew about “Weird” Al but Chali 2na was a special treat. Hilarious as usual!
Vessyl: this is an amazing technology that’s solving a problem no one has. “What am I drinking?” Read the bottle or can. “How much am I drinking?” Figure out how many ounces your glass is, make a tick mark (|) after each glass, and then multiply the tick marks by the number of ounces. “How many calories am I consuming?” Same thing, but read the bottle or can for the number of calories per serving. I just saved you $99 (preorder) or $199 (later).
Shocking Google Street Views Of The Decline Of Detroit: these aren’t even worth $100.
This handmade Italian roadster is a Mini Cooper unlike any other: swoon. Holy swoon!
20 Amazing Hotels You Need To Visit Before You Die: linkbait taken. These are stunning.
What are some interesting examples of photographs which show historical figures in unexpected places or company?: there are some real doozies in here.
Inside Heiress Huguette Clark’s California Mansion, Frozen in Time for 60 Years: no one from the family has visited in sixty-one years.
Formula 1 Pit Stops 1950 & Today: it’s a big difference.
“Do You Wanna Go To Starbucks?”: cute parody.
Oprah Interested in Buying Clippers: “The Oracle chief has had basketball courts on at least two of his yachts, said Tom Ehman, who handles America’s Cup matters for Mr. Ellison. He said Mr. Ellison liked to relax by shooting hoops on these courts, and has had someone in a powerboat following the yacht to retrieve balls that go overboard.” Whoa.
Virtual Barber Shop (Audio…use headphones, close ur eyes): speaking of binaural, here’s a decent demo.
List of common misconceptions: this is a pretty good list.
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.
AMAZING !! STREET PERFORMER BATTLES NYPD COP TO STREET PERFORM: wow, what an amazing police officer. Or not.
Confetti High-Fives: this would really liven up your celebrations.
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.
Fake London Underground signs: these are hilarious and look like they belong.
Airstream Sessions // Last Exit Live TV // Dry River Yacht Club // “Isabella”: can’t get enough of DRYC and this is one of my favorites.
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.
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.
Buying Cheap Property In Detroit: I wondered about this. Sounds like a war zone.
Kidz Bop Kids – Thrift Shop Macklemore Cover: “This has more dislikes than views.”
Riker sits down: given the height of those chairs, it seems pretty fluid but you’ll quickly notice that no one else does that.
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.
Charles Chase on energy for everyone: this is a game changer. I want as much information about this as possible.
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.
How do farts behave in low gravity?: an answer to a question I never knew I had.
Clear for Mac + Leap Motion: I don’t know. This seems like more work than clicking on a checkbox.
YOU HAD ONE JOB!: come on!
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.
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.
Think Nemo’s Bad? In Brazil It’s Raining Spiders: this should be a clue that it’s time to move.
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?
Crafting with Cat Hair – Cute Handicrafts to Make with Your Cat: the “cat lady” market must be bigger than I thought.
Zeppelin bend: looks like a good knot.
Drive Thru Invisible Driver Prank: this and a few of the other videos are pretty funny, but most of this series are cringeworthy.
Holland vs the Netherlands: what’s the difference? Watch and learn.
Fever Phobia: this is a great explanation of fever—though it’s really hard not to panic when you see 105° or 106—.
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.
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.
@AvoidComments: this is good advice.
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.
Silver Plated Ballscratcher: the guy who has everything likely doesn’t have this.
Baby Mop: finally make that infant earn its keep.
Downton Abbey, Explained: yep, that about sums it up.