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

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

Schrödinger's Call Me Maybe

By Ben | funny, pop culture, science

via Neatorama

Brett Cohen proves anybody can be a celebrity

Brett Cohen proves anybody can be a celebrity

By Ben | culture, pop culture

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

Arctic Sea Ice Drops below 2007 Record

By Ben | nature, science

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

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

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

By Ben | pop culture

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

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

Hurricane Locations & Intensities Since 1851

By Ben | infographics, maps, nature

via infographicsonly.com

Sarychev Volcano Eruption as seen from the International Space Station

Sarychev Volcano Eruption as seen from the International Space Station

By Ben | nature

via youtube.com

The Invisible Bicycle Helmet

The Invisible Bicycle Helmet

By Ben | technology

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

Fire Ants Love Electricity. Bees do not.

Fire Ants Love Electricity. Bees do not.

By Ben | nature, technology

via

"Baby Got Back" Sung By the Movies

By Ben | pop culture
Straight teeth in under 60 seconds!

Straight teeth in under 60 seconds!

By Ben | technology

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

Curiosity Rover Discovers Shocking Evidence of Life! :-)

Curiosity Rover Discovers Shocking Evidence of Life! :-)

By Ben | funny, science, space

via boingboing.net

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

By Ben | infographics, sports

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

One 100m Race, Every Medalist Ever

By Ben | infographics, sports

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

Keep Calm & Land on Mars

Keep Calm & Land on Mars

By Ben | pop culture, science, space

via blog.makezine.org

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

Visualization put together by Google. Interact with it

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

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

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

By Ben | nature, science

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

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