Archive for March 15th, 2013

This is Madness

March Madness is never limited to basketball. Lucasfilm is presenting their own tournament to determine who is the favorite character in the entire Star Wars universe. The bracket is divided into the Light Side...

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Parents Name Their Son Bane after the Batman Villain

British rugby player Jamie Jones-Buchanan and his wife have named their new son after Bane, the masked villain from the Batman franchise:The Leeds Rhinos' player said he and his childhood sweetheart always intended to gi...

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A Brief History of 7 Baby Basics

When Valerie Hunter Gordon developed a disposable diaper called the Paddi in 1947, consisting of flushable cellulose padding held inside a nylon shell, she made things easier for herself and her friends, but manufacturer...

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Braided Book Art by Math Monahan

We've all been guilty of dog-earing a book to mark the page, but Ann Arbor-based artist Math Monahan has elevated folding pages from a book into an art form. He wrote: Using...

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20 Haunting Ghost Towns of the World

Abandoned communities exist all over the world, and the reasons they are empty are quite varied. Some were abandoned because of natural disasters, others because of war, disease, or economic decline. Butugichag, Russia,...

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Area 51 Passport Pocket Notebook

Area 51 Passport Pocket NotebookAre you looking for the perfect place to jot down all your experimental, obscure, and quite possibly out of this world thoughts? You need the Area 51 Passport Pocket Notebook from the Neat...

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The Very Hungry LEGO Caterpillar

LEGO artist Bruce Lowell grew up with Eric Carle's children books, so he found it a fitting tribute to make a LEGO version. Fantastic! Link - via brick [something]Eric Carle, The Ver...

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RIP Harry Stamps, The Man with the Greatest Obituary Ever

Harry Stamps of Long Beach, Mississippi died a week ago at the age of 80. His cause of death was most likely an overdose of awesomeness, as you can perceive from his obituary:The women in his life were numerous. He parti...

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Fire Flight

[http://youtu.be/GaspF7gW4tU] (YouTube link)The dancers of the Phoenix Dance Theater in Leeds, England, are on fire! Well, just on fire with energy and talent, as the effects were added in afterward. Editor Ben Daure sat...

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15 Generations of a Single Family Have Slept In This Bed

Now that's craftsmanship! A 400-year-old bed has been identified as the oldest piece of furniture that has remained in continuous use by the same family the longest. It has been slept in by...

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Decorated Police Billy Clubs

Before British police officers wore uniforms, they carried staffs marked with government insignia as badges of their authority:Staffs, or truncheons, were used by the police force for practical and ceremonial purposes. T...

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The Man Who Sells The Moon

The secret to building wealth through real estate is buying properties when they're cheap. Before things get built up and all - I mean, imagine if only you had the foresight to buy...

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Not Your Hands

Want a cookie? Before you take one, read the sign. And then consider the possibility that the person before you may have followed the directions literally. -via Arbroath sign, misspelling, tongs...

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Higgs Boson is Now Official!

There it is! Where's Higgs Boson T-Shirt by Mike Jacobsen | More Higgs boson T-Shirts After the big announcement last year, physicists have made it official. They have indee...

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To Avoid Wearing Seat Belts, Chinese Drivers Wear Shirts Like These

According to Car China News, a blog about the automotive industry in China, many Chinese drivers hate wearing seat belts. They'll go so far as to wear special t-shirts to fool police officers:Drivers hope the T-shirts wi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/15/To-Avoid-Wearing-Seat-Belts-Chinese-Drivers-Wear-Shirts-Like-These/

Cat Feeds Dog

[http://youtu.be/_Cd_dq9cmkc] (YouTube link)Poor Molly is just a dog, and lacks the agility and the dexterity to jump up on the counter and raid the cookie jar for treats. Meggie, despite the expression on her face, is a...

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Coffee Date with Kermit and Miss Piggy Salt & Pepper Shakers

Coffee Date with Kermit and Miss Piggy Salt & Pepper ShakersAre you a lover and a dreamer looking for that rainbow connection? Find it with the Coffee Date with Kermit and Miss Piggy Salt & Pepper Shakers from th...

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Keith Haring Chair

Simple and monochromatic human figures like this one are among the iconic images left by Keith Haring, the famous lowbrow and street artist.  French furniture maker Vilac made child-size chairs using six colors comm...

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Revival of Extinct Species

Since we saw Jurassic Park in 1993, research on DNA and cloning has brought the idea of bringing back extinct species forward from fantasy to practical possibility. Cloning livestock is easier than ever. Scienti...

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Spider-Man Beard

You may remember Chad Roberts, an expert beardist, sporting an X-wing beard. He's back, this time as the legendary web-slinger. Be careful, Mr. Roberts. With great facial hair comes great responsibility.Link and Fac...

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When Opposites Attack: 5 Artistic Rivalries That Got Ugly

 1. Vex, Lies, and Literary Debate: Lillian Hellman vs. Mary McCarthyOne January night in 1980, playwright Lillian Hellman (The Children's Hour, The Little Foxes) sat up in bed w...

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Bacon and Macaroni and Cheese Pie with a Bacon Lattice Crust

This healthy (i.e. pork-based) meal is perfect for Pi Day or any other. Emily Fleischaker made the bottom crust out of flour and butter and the filling out of macaroni, cheese and bacon bits. The top crust is a carefully...

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Brilliant Spoofs of the Classic Fantasy Novel Map

This fantasy map by Dan Meth has a lot of fictional places in it: Narnia, Never Neverland, Westeros, Dinotopia, etc. It doesn't seem to have Freedonia, Starvania, Lower Slobbovia, or Elbonia, but that would require a muc...

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Human Faces in Splashes of Steel

Hong Kong-based artist Johnson Tsang's stainless steel sculptures look like splashes of molten metal being poured out of cups and glasses. They are frozen moments of time that reveal human faces, like spirits taking flui...

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The Science of Hair Loss

[http://youtu.be/N5plbx-i2Kw] (YouTube link)This video from AsapSCIENCE provides no reassurance whatsoever for guys who worry about losing their hair. However, women will tell you that a man who wears his baldness proudl...

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Chocolate Mint Oreo Cookie Trifle

Mint, chocolate and Oreo cookies--it's the perfect storm for a dessert that you'll eat before dinner. Donna and Chad Elick's chocolate mint Oreo cookie trifle is packed with Andes mints, which makes a great thing even be...

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