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Filed Under:Humor / odd
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Posts / Week:34.6
Archived Since:August 16, 2008

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Emma Thompson - tax protester

19 hours agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

She and her husband are protesting not about paying taxes per se, but to the selective enforcement of the rules and the coddling of corporate entities such as HSBC:Greg Wise, the actor married to Oscar winner Emma Thompson, has saidShow More Summary

"Southern Cross" (Crosby, Stills, Nash)

19 hours agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. When you see the Southern Cross for the first timeYou understand now why you came this way'Cause the truth you might be runnin' from is so smallBut it's as big as the promise, the promise of a comin' daySo I'm sailing for...Show More Summary

Texas sportscaster speaks out about race relations

19 hours agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. "Kids have to be taught to hate." The speaker is Dale Hansen - In 1987, Hansen was honored with the George Foster Peabody Award for Distinguished Journalism. That same year, he won the duPont-Columbia Award for his contribution to the investigation of SMU's football program. Show More Summary

Weaselpecker

19 hours agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

If you have never seen a weasel riding on the back of a woodpecker before, you can read the explanation at The Telegraph, where there is a video interview with the photographer.

Icebergs

19 hours agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Herewith three selections from a gallery of iceberg photos at The Telegraph. Top photo credit to Steppes Travel. The beautifully-laminated one is by Hurtigruten/Dominic Barrington. The bottom one, by Lizzie Williams, I include just for scale: those black dots are penguins.

A shiny spot on the dwarf planet Ceres

19 hours agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Even more impressive on the gif of planetary rotation.The latest images from Nasa’s Dawn spacecraft reveal a pair of bright spots on Ceres, a 590-mile-wide dwarf planet, with the brightest of the two reflecting at least 40% of the sunlight that falls on it. Show More Summary

St. Bernards prefer spaghetti to salad

20 hours agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. The pseudo-stop-action technique reminds me of some Naked Gun closing credits. This one is well done and must have required remarkable restraint on the part of the four actors.

The location of Jeopardy! daily doubles

20 hours agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

The distribution should be intuitive to anyone who regularly watches the show. This table offers a little more precision.As a reminder to enthusiasts, here is the link to the JArchive and its 277,000 questions with answers.

U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe tosses a snowball

yesterdayHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. The travesty is detailed at ABC News: Sen. Jim Inhofe, a devoted climate change denier, tossed a snowball at someone on the Senate floor today as he tried to debunk climate change. “In case we had forgotten because we keep...Show More Summary

A global rainfall/snowfall map

yesterdayHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. Created by NASA: "The map covers more of the globe than any previous precipitation data set and is updated every half hour, allowing scientists to see how rain and snow storms move around nearly the entire planet.... What this visualization shows so clearly is that all precipitation is interrelated all around the globe."

Perhaps he was thinking of a fistula

yesterdayHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

BOISE -- An Idaho lawmaker received a brief lesson on female anatomy after asking if a woman can swallow a small camera for doctors to conduct a remote gynecological exam. The question Monday from Republican Rep. Vito Barbieri came as...Show More Summary

Why you "stave off" a cold

yesterdayHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

From the Language Corner of the Columbia Journalism Review:Nowadays, “stave off” means to keep at bay, fight off, or defend against. But in its original, noun form, around 1400, the Oxford English Dictionary says, a “stave” was a thin...Show More Summary

The reasons you have eyelashes

yesterdayHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

I had always assumed that eyelashes evolved simply to keep particulate matter out of the eyes. Now a study published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface reports that particulates are only half the story; eyelashes also divert...Show More Summary

High school spends $662,000 on sports upgrades

yesterdayHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

This story comes from rural Wisconsin:An anonymous donor's gift has come to fruition at Arrowhead.In August 2014, the school board approved the renovation of the North Campus girls and boys basketball locker rooms after an initial $275,000 donation from a donor. Show More Summary

17th century wearable technology

yesterdayHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

This is a relic of the Chinese Qing Dynasty, and is made of pure silver. Inlaid in a ring like a decoration, the size of the abacus is 1 cm × 0.5 cm. It has seven rods and on each rod there are seven beads. With a diameter of less than...Show More Summary

"Consider the prison-phone industry"

yesterdayHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

From an article explaining how the prison system in the United States has been corporatized into profitable ventures:The profits generated by the corrections economy have not been definitively calculated, and a comprehensive audit would be a staggering accounting task. Show More Summary

The seacoast of Bolivia

yesterdayHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

You learn something every day. Bolivia used to have a seacoast. That territory was lost in the War of the Pacific (1879-83):"... fought in western South America, between Chile and allied Bolivia and Peru in a variety of terrain, including the Pacific Ocean, Atacama Desert and Peru's deserts and mountainous regions in the Andes... Show More Summary

YouTube anniversary video compilation

5 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. I'm not officially "back" at the blogging desk, but I wanted to post this brief compilation of excerpts from approximately 200 videos to keep you busy until I do come back.The best feature is this playlist, which not only lists the videos, but supplements them with thumbnails. Show More Summary

Hiatus

last weekHumor : TYWKIWDBI

Lots of conflicting demands for my time. Need to get this stuff done now, while we're still gripped by the polar vortex, because as soon as spring arrives, outdoor activities will beckon. If you need something to read this week, try browing the "categories" in the right sidebar.Bye.

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