Archive for August, 2012

Neil Armstrong narrowly avoids death. Returns quietly to his desk to do paperwork.

Neil Armstrong narrowly avoids death. Returns quietly to his desk to do paperwork.

By Ben | amazing tales, history, science

Tweet from the Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine via Boing Boing "In his Armstrong biography [&hellip

Schrödinger's Call Me Maybe

By Ben | funny, pop culture, science

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Brett Cohen proves anybody can be a celebrity

Brett Cohen proves anybody can be a celebrity

By Ben | culture, pop culture

Tweet via Neatorama From the YouTube description: "On the night of July 27th, 2012, a [&hellip

Arctic Sea Ice Drops below 2007 Record

By Ben | nature, science

Tweet via earthobservatory.nasa.gov "By early July, Arctic sea ice melting was three weeks ahead of [&hellip

Hot Cheetos & Takis (everyone's new favorite junk food)

Hot Cheetos & Takis (everyone's new favorite junk food)

By Ben | pop culture

Tweet via The Dinner Party Download via Y.N. RichKids, a North Community Beats & Rhymes [&hellip

Insane in the Brain played by a Squid's Chromatophores

Insane in the Brain played by a Squid's Chromatophores

By Ben | animals, music

Tweet via my wife, via a tweet by Mike Shinoda, via Backyard Brains. “Squids are [&hellip

Hurricane Locations & Intensities Since 1851

By Ben | infographics, maps, nature

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Sarychev Volcano Eruption as seen from the International Space Station

Sarychev Volcano Eruption as seen from the International Space Station

By Ben | nature

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The Invisible Bicycle Helmet

The Invisible Bicycle Helmet

By Ben | technology

Tweet via Starts With a Bang Clips of the helmet in action start at 2:50 [&hellip

Fire Ants Love Electricity. Bees do not.

Fire Ants Love Electricity. Bees do not.

By Ben | nature, technology

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"Baby Got Back" Sung By the Movies

By Ben | pop culture

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Straight teeth in under 60 seconds!

Straight teeth in under 60 seconds!

By Ben | technology

Tweet Timelapse of a girl with braces from start to finish. Kinda gross. Tweet

Curiosity Rover Discovers Shocking Evidence of Life! :-)

Curiosity Rover Discovers Shocking Evidence of Life! :-)

By Ben | funny, science, space

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Tigers v. Indians: From a 0.5% win probability to 100%

By Ben | infographics, sports

Tweet Source: FanGraphs The Tigers were down by 3 in the bottom of the 10th [&hellip

One 100m Race, Every Medalist Ever

By Ben | infographics, sports

Tweet via nytimes.com Usain Bolt is very, very fast. Jesse Owens 1936 Gold Medal Winning [&hellip

Keep Calm & Land on Mars

Keep Calm & Land on Mars

By Ben | pop culture, science, space

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An Interactive Visualization of Gov't Authorized Small-Arms Imports & Exports

An Interactive Visualization of Gov't Authorized Small-Arms Imports & Exports

By Ben | infographics

Tweet Visualization put together by Google. Interact with it. Tweet

The path of one NYC Domino's Pizza delivery employee on a Friday night

The path of one NYC Domino's Pizza delivery employee on a Friday night

By Ben | infographics, maps

Tweet Check out other visualizations such as internet distribution in the USA, paths of deceased [&hellip

Amazing facts about the Carboniferous (a.k.a. Geology is cooler than you think)

By Ben | nature, science

Tweet TIL, upon the advent of wood [400mya], it took fungi 50mil yrs to evolve [&hellip

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