Archive for March, 2013

How Work Has Changed the Last 70 Years in 3 Icons

How Work Has Changed the Last 70 Years in 3 Icons

By Ben | culture, infographics

  by Neven Mrgan via @savasavasava

Sitting Ringside with Rhea

Sitting Ringside with Rhea

By Ben | space

  Taken by the Cassini spacecraft in April 2011, the Saturnian moon Rhea sits on [&hellip

Rap Quotes Street Signs in NYC

Rap Quotes Street Signs in NYC

By Ben | art, music

Artist Jay Shells "created official-looking street signs quoting famous rap lyrics that shout out specific [&hellip

Math is ∫εχy

Math is ∫εχy

By Ben | math

Plenty of excellent, funny, and beautiful mathy fun over at the Math is ∫εχy Tumblr:   [&hellip

Supercut: All the Alternate Endings to the Animaniacs Theme Song

Supercut: All the Alternate Endings to the Animaniacs Theme Song

By Ben | funny, music, pop culture

by TammieRD via BoingBoing

A Forest Year

A Forest Year

By Ben | nature

"A Forest Year was made from 40,000 still images taken from my front window over [&hellip

Spacebat: A Tribute

Spacebat: A Tribute

By Ben | animals, inspirational, internet culture, space

by Diego Camarotta, via

What are the odds a meteor will destroy a city?

What are the odds a meteor will destroy a city?

By Ben | infographics, math, science

via BoingBoing by Per Square Mile

50 Common Misconceptions

50 Common Misconceptions

By Ben | history, skeptic

by MentalFlossVideo via Devour.com

Gravity-Defying Water Illusion

Gravity-Defying Water Illusion

By Ben | science

It may look like the water in the video above is ignoring gravity. In reality [&hellip

Jazz nobody asked for

Jazz nobody asked for

By Ben | art, music

Neurologists claim that stuck songs are like thoughts we're trying to suppress. The harder we [&hellip

Instructions to Complete Computer Graded Tests

Instructions to Complete Computer Graded Tests

By Ben | education, funny

A little late for CAPT season in Connecticut, but still great information for all test [&hellip

The American Government's Advice to Yeti Hunters, 1959

The American Government's Advice to Yeti Hunters, 1959

By Ben | funny, history, nature

"Item #2: In case "Yeyi" is traced it can be photographed or caught alive, but [&hellip

The Obesity Epidemic Hits the Savanna

The Obesity Epidemic Hits the Savanna

By Ben | animals, funny

by Rollin' Wild via Devour

Abraham Lincoln's Duck Face

Abraham Lincoln's Duck Face

By Ben | funny, history, internet culture

In an alternate universe: via Know Your Meme

A Civil War Game-Used Baseball

A Civil War Game-Used Baseball

By Ben | history, sports

from The Vault: "During the War Between the States, the game was played on the battlefields and [&hellip

A Gynandromorph Cardinal (half-male, half-female)

A Gynandromorph Cardinal (half-male, half-female)

By Ben | animals, science

"A gynandromorph, as the name implies, is an animal that is part male and part [&hellip

Top Secret Drum Corps- now with LED drums

Top Secret Drum Corps- now with LED drums

By Ben | music

As a one-time snare drummer for a Fife & Drum Corps, let me just say [&hellip

First Person POV of an Ice Climbing Fall

First Person POV of an Ice Climbing Fall

By Ben | amazing tales, sports

"In late February, Mark Roberts was soloing Parsley Fern Lefthand Gully when he was knocked [&hellip

Wave Pendulums: The Ultimate Desktop Toy

Wave Pendulums: The Ultimate Desktop Toy

By Ben | science

Joe Hanson of It's Okay To Be Smart explains: A wave pendulum like this is built of [&hellip

If Major League Baseball Teams Wore Soccer Jerseys

If Major League Baseball Teams Wore Soccer Jerseys

By Ben | art, sports

  M. Willis, in what started as perhaps a frivolous exercise, wanted to play around [&hellip

On Subtlety and Intelligence

On Subtlety and Intelligence

By Ben | education, quotes

Quote from Neal Stephenson's The Diamond Age. Princess Nell's Crest via moogoob on DeviantArt   &nbsp

15,000 Volts + Wood = Art

15,000 Volts + Wood = Art

By Ben | art, science

15,000 Volts from Melanie Hoff on Vimeo. “Sometimes the best way to create something is [&hellip

"Be So Good They Can't Ignore You"

By Ben | quotes

Right now this is my favorite desktop wallpaper image. Also a great quote. Here's the [&hellip

The Pitch Drop Experiment (the longest continuously running experiment)

The Pitch Drop Experiment (the longest continuously running experiment)

By Ben | science

"In 1927 Professor Parnell heated a sample of pitch and poured it into a glass [&hellip

The Solar System to Scale (includes some TNOs)

The Solar System to Scale (includes some TNOs)

By Ben | art, infographics, science, space

Includes the dwarf planets Pluto, Huamea, MakeMake, & Eris, but bafflingly excludes Ceres. via reddit, [&hellip

Monsieur Yoda

Monsieur Yoda

By Ben | art, pop culture

by street art collective Combo via Neatorama

Scientists' Names Illustrated

Scientists' Names Illustrated

By Ben | art, science

by Kapil Bhagat in honor of Science Day in India, see more at this link. via [&hellip

Lava Fountains vs the Empire State Building

Lava Fountains vs the Empire State Building

By Ben | infographics, nature, science

Lava fountains are impressive. Recently Mt. Etna has been throwing up lava fountains that reach [&hellip

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