Archive for June, 2013

50 foot long bead chain seems to defy gravity

50 foot long bead chain seems to defy gravity

By Ben | science

The video looks completely fake, but don't worry, it's just physics. They explain what's happening [&hellip

Audri's Rube Goldberg Monster Trap

Audri's Rube Goldberg Monster Trap

By Ben | education, inspirational

[UPDATE: My related post widget tells me that I posted this same video in March [&hellip

The Periodic Table of the Muppets

The Periodic Table of the Muppets

By Ben | art, clever, science

Artist Mike Boon has made perhaps the awesomest twist on the periodic table I've seen [&hellip

Classical sculptures dressed as hipsters

Classical sculptures dressed as hipsters

By Ben | art, clever, photography

As the article notes, having them dressed makes them look contemporary. I'm even pretty sure [&hellip

The Beastles: Beastie Boys + The Beatles

The Beastles: Beastie Boys + The Beatles

By Ben | music, pop culture

Beastie Boys mashed together with The Beatles? Might sound odd, but djBC's skillful mashups are [&hellip

Beautiful Maps: American Rivers in the Contiguous 48

Beautiful Maps: American Rivers in the Contiguous 48

By Ben | maps, nature

  Nelson Minar created this amazing map of the rivers in the contiguous 48 states. [&hellip

There Are Whales Alive Today Who Were Born Before Moby Dick Was Written

There Are Whales Alive Today Who Were Born Before Moby Dick Was Written

By Ben | amazing tales, animals

The Alaska Dispatch, in a story about the population rebound of bowhead whales noted (emphasis [&hellip

Thickness of Ice Sheets

Thickness of Ice Sheets

By Ben | science

by xkcd

Holy Grail of Baseball Cards: The T-206 Honus Wagner

Holy Grail of Baseball Cards: The T-206 Honus Wagner

By Ben | amazing tales, history, sports

"Starting from January 1909, the [American Tabacco Company] sought authorization from baseball players for inclusion [&hellip

Motion Amplification Reveals Invisible Motion

Motion Amplification Reveals Invisible Motion

By Ben | science, technology

From the Bits blog at the NYTimes: "The amplification process is called Eulerian Video Magnification, and [&hellip

Supercell near Booker, Texas [gif]

Supercell near Booker, Texas [gif]

By Ben | nature

by Head Like an Orange (UPDATE: the full video from which the gif was pulled is [&hellip

See-through Brains

See-through Brains

By Ben | science

"Scientists have come up with a way to make whole brains transparent, so they can [&hellip

Honest Disney Movie Titles

Honest Disney Movie Titles

By Ben | film, funny, pop culture

Imagine someone put the Disney folks under a spell that forced the movie marketers to [&hellip

All Citizens Must Everywhere, Every Day, Constantly Fiddle with Their Cell Phones

All Citizens Must Everywhere, Every Day, Constantly Fiddle with Their Cell Phones

By Ben | clever, funny, technology

  at Make Use Of via Dave H., on Facebook

World's Longest Book Domino Chain

World's Longest Book Domino Chain

By Ben | clever

What do you get when you add: 2,131 books + 27 volunteers + 112 slices [&hellip

Visualizing Bach, Beethoven, & Stravinsky

Visualizing Bach, Beethoven, & Stravinsky

By Ben | art, music

Whilst cruising through posts over at allhomosapienswelcome, I came across this impressive visualization of J.S. [&hellip

American Dialect Differences: A Fascinating Time Suck

American Dialect Differences: A Fascinating Time Suck

By Ben | culture, infographics, maps, science

My wife and I seriously spent two evenings going through all 122 dialect maps from [&hellip

Earthquake Astrophotography Light Painting

Earthquake Astrophotography Light Painting

By Ben | photography, science, space

What happens when you combine a long-exposure photograph of Jupiter and the Galilean moons with [&hellip

How Fast Could You Travel Across the U.S. in the 1800s?

How Fast Could You Travel Across the U.S. in the 1800s?

By Ben | history, maps

A flight from New York to San Francisco can be an all day affair including [&hellip

Families Photographed with their Weekly Shopping

Families Photographed with their Weekly Shopping

By Ben | culture, photography

Every wonder what grocery shopping looks like around the world? A study was done surveying [&hellip

Periodic Tables of Star Wars

Periodic Tables of Star Wars

By Ben | art, film, infographics, pop culture, science

Hey, if you're going to organize the characters from Star Wars into some type of [&hellip

A Map of Every Location Bob Dylan Has Ever Sung About

A Map of Every Location Bob Dylan Has Ever Sung About

By Ben | maps, music

From Slate: "And so, to mark Dylan’s 72nd birthday and the 50th anniversary of The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, [&hellip

The Best Amendment

The Best Amendment

By Ben | culture, games

Molleindustria is an indie video game developer that describes itself thusly: "Since 2003 we produced [&hellip

A Political Map of Pangea

A Political Map of Pangea

By Ben | maps, science

What would Pangea look like if we plopped our current political borders on top of [&hellip

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