- Inflatable Misletoe
- Hubble May Have Spotted Most Distant Galaxy Ever
- The Most Amazing Hearses in the World
- Best Selling Science Fiction Books of All Time
- Exit Sign Art
- It's A Big Decision
- Retna + Louis Vuitton
- I'm Going to Be Late Getting Home from Work Today
- Grandfather Becomes Famous Modeling Women's Clothing
- How It's Made - Hot Dogs
- Two-Person Roller Coaster Costume
- Great Horned Owl Folkmanis Hand Puppet
- 7 Things You Should Know About Sign Language
- Miss Xuxu
- Steamboat Han
- Meet the 750-leg Millipede
- James Earl Jones Reads The Raven
- The Internet Mourns Twinkies
- Energy from a Single Orange
- Dumb Ways to Die
- Movember Guitar
- The 10 Greatest Historical Literary Cameos on Time-Traveling TV Shows
- Axolotl Mini Squishable Limited Edition
- Diving Pig Bacon
- The Friskies Awards
- Squirrel Trap
- Sweet Note
- Why Coke Cost A Nickel For 70 Years
- Congrats to Kermit and Piggy!
Posted: 17 Nov 2012 04:00 AM PST
Posted: 17 Nov 2012 04:00 AM PST
Light detected by the Hubble telescope and NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope is believed to have come from the most distant galaxy yet. The galaxy is called MACS0647-JD, and from our perspective, is seen between the Big and Little Dippers.
Posted: 17 Nov 2012 03:00 AM PST
Posted: 17 Nov 2012 02:00 AM PST
Are you a science fiction fan (not that space fantasy Star Wars baloney) like I am? Then maybe you will like this super awesome infographic of the best selling Sci Fi books of all time! Ender's Game is possibly my favorite childhood book and it is both gratifying and disturbing to see it on this list. One million copies sold since 1985 sounds like a lot, but is it? A post I wrote earlier shows thatTwilight already has sold a sickening 43 million, and Harry Potter is at a staggering 400 million. Yet Ender's Game can only get 1 million. People don't get out of bed for a Youtube clip with less than 1 million views. Fahrenheit 451 -one of the fathers of modern Sci Fi- a paltry 10 mil. I am a little soul crushed at the moment but I will get over it. Enjoy the list and enjoy the rest of your day. I will go sulk in a corner for a while. Stupid Twilight and it's 43 million.
Posted: 17 Nov 2012 01:00 AM PST
You'd be surprised at how many artworks and installations either use exit signs or are inspired by them.
So, the bloggers at CollabCubed rounded up those artworks and exhibited them in a post for your pleasure. Shown here is an untitled work by Nicholas Consuegra. There are plenty more! Link -via Breakfast Links
Posted: 17 Nov 2012 12:29 AM PST
Posted: 17 Nov 2012 12:00 AM PST
Using street art as advertisement or promotional material is becoming more and more popular these days. Sometimes this is good, sometimes this is very very bad. Here we have an especially good example of how this can be done right, in my opinion. Artist Retna was commissioned by Louis Vuitton to paint their building, this is what he came up with. For those of you who don't know Retna, don't worry if you can't read what he has written. No one really can, it's sort of his thing. He made up his own calligraphy / language and has been doing it for a long time.
-Via The Street Art Blog
Posted: 16 Nov 2012 11:00 PM PST
Posted: 16 Nov 2012 10:00 PM PST
Seventy-two year old Liu Xianping was just trying to help out his granddaughter and her clothing store, Yuekou. He posed wearing the shop's fashions, and has become an internet sensation in China. You have to admit he's got the legs for it!
"Why unacceptable (for someone like me to wear women’s clothes? Modelling for the store is helping my granddaughter and I have nothing to lose. We were very happy on the day of the shooting. I’m very old and all that I care about is to be happy."
Posted: 16 Nov 2012 09:00 PM PST
That's it folks, I am never eating another hot dog again. Thanks internet, you already ruined chicken nuggets for me. I grew up hearing that urban myth "they just throw all the scraps" into hot dogs but I never thought anything of it. This is by far worse. That blob of food... well, I am done. No more hot dogs. Not now, not ever.
-Via Bits and Pieces
Posted: 16 Nov 2012 08:00 PM PST
Some thrill seeking Halloweenies from Bogota, Columbia put together this two-person roller coaster costume and brought the thrill of the theme parks into their everyday lives.
Not only is this a clever costume capable of "simulating" all the banks and drops of a real coaster, it's the only ride I've ever seen without people waiting in line to get on!
--via Laughing Squid
Posted: 16 Nov 2012 07:00 PM PST
Hoo's got great Owl items? We do! If you quietly come to the NeatoShop you will notice the Great Horned Owl Folkmanis Hand Puppet perched in the New Items section. This beautiful specimen features moveable wings and a rotating head. Levers make the eyes blink.
Posted: 16 Nov 2012 07:00 PM PST
If you don't know sign language, you might not realize that it's far more than translating spoken or written words. Sign language has its own grammar and rules, and it employs more than just hands. And it's different in different countries. See the picture?
Read more about sign language at mental_floss. Link
(Image source: YouTube)
Posted: 16 Nov 2012 06:00 PM PST
Posted: 16 Nov 2012 05:00 PM PST
Posted: 16 Nov 2012 04:00 PM PST
There are around 10,000 species of millipedes, but the one with the most legs of all is Illacme plenipes. It was thought to be extinct, but 17 living specimens were discovered in the past seven years ago in San Benito County, California, by Paul Marek of the University of Arizona and his team.
Complex anatomy, indeed, as the millipede has no eyes and produces silk! See closeups of the unusual features and read about the strange bug at Smithsonian's Surprising Science blog. Link
Posted: 16 Nov 2012 03:00 PM PST
Posted: 16 Nov 2012 02:00 PM PST
You've probably heard by now that Hostess, the company that manufactures Twinkies, HoHos, and Wonder Bread is going out of business. They filed for bankruptcy in January, and filed a court request for liquidation this week. The loss of Twinkles is a particularly hard blow for junk food junkies, and folks across the internet wasted no time in sharing their grief. Ranker has gathered the best reaction Tweets, image macros, and videos for your sharing pleasure. Link
Posted: 16 Nov 2012 01:30 PM PST
Every time you bite into an orange, you are tasting the results of the sunshine that went into the plant. The same sensation comes with other fresh ripe fruits and vegetables. In the orange battery, citric acid reacts with the zinc in nails inserted in an orange to release light energy. But the glow you see is not all that bright -photographer Caleb Charland, who made the battery, said the photograph required 14 hours of exposure! Still, this beautiful picture was worth it. Link -via Colossal
Posted: 16 Nov 2012 01:00 PM PST
Posted: 16 Nov 2012 12:30 PM PST
In our continuing coverage of Movember, we see here a moustache guitar. Really guys I didn't plan on writing this much about Movember but how can I ignore something this awesome. Just check out this guy rocking out on it.
You can check out his blog at Vulpestruments there is more info and pictures there. The guy makes hand crafted instruments from recycled and reused materials. Pretty damn cool.
-Via Laughing Squid
Posted: 16 Nov 2012 12:00 PM PST
Science fiction shows that feature time travel love to get famous people from history to make appearances. And actors love to play famous historical figures that are out of their element. Flavorwire ranked the top ten such shows to feature famous authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, Agatha Christie, William Shakespeare, and more, all with video evidence. Link
Posted: 16 Nov 2012 11:30 AM PST
Axolotl Mini Squishable Limited Edition - $19.50 (sold individually)
Are you looking for a salamander you can really cuddle up with? You need the Axolotl Mini Squishable Limited Edition from the NeatoShop. This delightful plush amphibian is much softer and huggable than a real Axolotl. He also won't try to swim away.
Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Plush Toys.
Posted: 16 Nov 2012 11:30 AM PST
Have you heard that certain meats taste much better when their respective animals live stress free lives? I am sure you have. But what about when their respective animals live diving lives? A farmer in China's Hunan province is claiming that his bacon tastes better because of his diving pigs.
Huang Demin built a 3 meter tall platform and pushes his hesitant pigs overboard, daily, into the river. Not really diving, more free falling but you get the picture. According to him the act helps improve their immunity to disease and improves the quality of the pork.
While it may be hard to substantiate this claim, his economical incentives are proving their worth. Diving pig pork gets a diving pig price, Huang sells his stuff for three times above normal market value.
Posted: 16 Nov 2012 11:00 AM PST
Friskies cat food held a competition for the best cat videos on the internet. Over 1400 videos were submitted, and the grand prize was awarded in a ceremony Wednesday night in Los Angeles, featuring cat music and a ballet dancer portraying Nyan Cat. But you won't be surprised by who won.
Friskies also donated 250,000 cans of cat food to shelters in conjunction with the award. Read more about the competition and the ceremony at Yahoo News. Link
Posted: 16 Nov 2012 10:30 AM PST
It's an ocelot! For those of you who haven't heard of an ocelot, they are dwarf leopards from the Central America / Texas / South America region. For the artistic or wealthy they can be pets, Salvador Dali had one named Babou. They love to make cameos on the TV show Archer (NSFW - Language). Also they are cute, very cute.
-Via Tastefully Offensive
Posted: 16 Nov 2012 10:00 AM PST
Posted: 16 Nov 2012 09:30 AM PST
Redditor spoonpie tucked a note in her second-grade son's lunchbox. She later found it amended. Kids can be stubborn! Link
Posted: 16 Nov 2012 09:00 AM PST
Coca-Cola began to be sold in glass bottles in the last years of the 19th century -for five cents, the same price the fountain servings had been for years. Those bottled Cokes sold for a nickel until 1959! Oh, it wasn't because the company just wanted to keep the price all that time, but circumstances made raising the price difficult.
Posted: 16 Nov 2012 08:30 AM PST
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