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Fantastic Fiction at KGB is a monthly reading series hosted by Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel, held on the third Wednesday of every month at the famous KGB Bar in Manhattan. They are looking to fund several more years of their popular reading series via a Kickstarter fundraiser, running from May 17th through June 14th, 2017. (more…)
Photographer Robert Goetzfried photographed some of the most magnificent bowling alleys in Germany. Above, the Wirtshaus Muenchner Tram in southeastern Munich. Below: an alley in the basement of the Italian restaurant Curva Est; the massive Max Munich Bowling complex; and Pizza e Pasta's two lanes. More at Bloomberg. (via NextDraft)
Amazon is selling certified refurbished Echo Dots for $38. That's a great price for a gadget that plays podcasts, audiobooks, music, NPR updates, tells you the weather, and settles arguments about whether or not Nixon-era Secretaries of State are still alive. Show More Summary
Just for kicks, Australian auto system manufacturer AXT Turbo put a fidget spinner in a vice and blasted it with an air compressor: We were playing around with the fidget spinner after work, seeing how fast and what the structural integrity of the unit is. Show More Summary
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation recently funded a Virginia Tech study on why motorcyclists crash. Hundreds of cameras were placed on bikes, recording a wide variety of riders every move. We drop our bikes more than we'd like to admit. The...Show More Summary
There's lots of juicy, behind-the-scenes details in this New York Times expose about the Fyre Festival - a promised lavish music event in the Bahamas that was cancelled after people who paid thousand of dollars arrived by plane and discovered crappy tents on a gravely beach with little food or security and no performers. Show More Summary
Bidets have never caught on in the United States, perceived as a fixture meant for posh hotels an prissy home bathrooms. Of course they're quite the norm in Europe, Japan, and other regions. But not only are bidets more sanitary than toilet paper, they're actually much more eco-conscious. Show More Summary
Netflix brings us a prequel series to the Jim Henson Company's epic The Dark Crystal.
It sure feels flat, right? (Life Noggin)
I didn't know that there was a famous copy of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. It's called "Prado's version" and has been on display in Madrid's Museo del Prado since 1819. According to ">Wikipedia, it was "considered for decades a worthless copy. Show More Summary
Worst vacay ever. First Lady Melania Trump swatting away president Donald Trump's hand on the tarmac in Israel Video of the couple arriving at an airport in Israel shows President Donald Trump reaching out to hold his wife’s hand. But Melania, who was apparently not interested in touching her husband at that moment, appears to slap the president’s hand.
A 4x4 sinkhole has opened up in front of Mar-a-Lago on Southern Boulevard in Palm Beach, FL. It hasn't swallowed anything up, so as far as sinkholes go, it doesn't seem major. But it's inspired some fun tweets: For more details, here's the scoop from 25WPBF News: https://youtu.be/tp7uy71iaJk?t=15s Thanks The Washington Post!
"Would you mind showing me evidence of any negative thing any sea lion has ever done to you?" This girl is one of the lucky few to be able to shut up a sea lion.
This spinning mushroom toy is going to kill somebody one of these days. This is the bomb if you want to clear your backyard for kids... from oddlyweird
https://youtu.be/xdTaSgOIh9o Illustrator Greg Condon uses a Smith Corona Galaxie Deluxe typewriter to give metaphorical shape and movement to words in this awesome short, "disillusionment of ten point font." Thanks Colossal!
I was at Maker Faire Bay Area this weekend. One of my favorite things was a collection of simple handmade puzzles sitting on a table under an umbrella, away from the action. A Russian woman named Tatiana Ginzburg told me that the puzzles were part of some kind of mind enlightenment group she started. Show More Summary
I just got back from Maker Faire in San Mateo workshop, where I showed how to make a 1-string diddley bow in 15 minutes. I got back home and found this new video by musician Justin Johnson playing a cool snake-themed 2-string diddley bow. He gets some great sounds out of it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfv5grvG5qw For years, Anita Sarkeesian and her crew at Feminist Frequency (previously) have been striking terror into the hearts of reactionary assholes by saying calm, smart, funny, sensible and insightful things about how video games reveal our social attitudes. (more…)
When a jackass driver going full speed on a Los Angeles freeway doesn't look before illegally crossing into a carpool lane and thus cuts off a motorcycle, the motorcycle driver doesn't usually live to talk about what happened next. But watch how this lucky motorcyclist lands (and how clueless the driver continues to be).
Facebook was caught offering advertisers a direct line to psychologically vulnerable teens. Nitasha Tiku writes that this exposes the deeper danger of its insight into our lives: it's not the data that's the problem, it's how it could...Show More Summary