Blog Profile / TYWKIWDBI

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

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Medieval bicycle found

24 minutes agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Archaeologists are reporting a spectacular discovery at excavations around the Château-Gaillard, the favorite castle of Richard the Lionheart (1188-1199) in Lower Normandy:They have unearthed two graves side by side. In both of themShow More Summary

Daylight savings time at Avebury

51 minutes agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

As reported by the National Trust:This morning National Trust Rangers are very carefully moving one of the famous standing stones at the ancient Avebury World Heritage Site. “Obviously Stone Age man didn’t have daylight saving, so twice a year we have to move one of the stones.” said Hilary Makins, National Trust Head Ranger. Show More Summary

Some people use fake service dogs

52 minutes agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Sadly, not an April Fool's joke:California-based Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit organisation that provides highly trained assistance dogs for people with disabilities, says "service dog fraud" is making it more and more difficult for genuine owners to be taken seriously...It is easy to buy a service dog vest on the internet. Show More Summary

Long wave (Skeleton Bay, Namibia)

1 hour agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. This video of a 27-second tube ride won the $20,000 first prize in GoPro's annual competition.

Lack of privacy for online medical searches

1 hour agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

From Vice's Motherboard:That means when you search for “cold sores,” for instance, and click the highly ranked “Cold Sores Topic Overview WebMD” link, the website is passing your request for information about the disease along to one...Show More Summary

Succulent cupcakes

yesterdayHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

This is just one of an abundance of culinary creations from the website of Alana Jones-Mann. Details about how to craft these cupcakes in this tutorial. (embedded image cropped for size).Scroll down her website for info on this citrus cake - And this Lucky Charms cake -

"The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore"

yesterdayHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a 2011 animated short film... Described as an "allegory about the curative powers of story," the film centers around bibliophile Lessmore and his custodianship of a magical library of flying books. Show More Summary

The looting of Romania's Dacian gold

yesterdayHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Sarmizegetusa, high in the central mountains, was once the capital and sacred center of the Dacians, a civilization crushed by the Roman Emperor Trajan in two bloody wars more than 1,900 years ago. The victory, Roman chroniclers boasted,...Show More Summary

Child punished for being late to school

yesterdayHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Photo taken by his mother, who was called to pick him up from school because he wouldn't stop crying.Garloff and Cmelo spoke exclusively Wednesday night to NewsWatch 12’s Erin Maxson to explain why their son is tardy so often. According to the couple, riding the bus is not an option because the family lives within a mile of Lincoln Elementary. Show More Summary

Before the Golden Gate Bridge

yesterdayHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

A photo from 1935, found at Shorpy (click to embiggen).

And now for something completely different...

3 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link "The Lost Thing" won the 2010 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.

A Monsanto lobbyist defends herbicides - LOL

3 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. When asked about the toxicity of Roundup (glyphosate), he argues that it's "safe enough to drink." Then...

Syrian child

3 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Thinking the photographer's camera was a gun, the four-year-old child "surrendered."Details here, discussed at Reddit.

Dementia and identity

3 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Excerpts from an essay at Aeon:Memory becomes like a flickering signal from a faraway shortwave radio station: people can do and say things, then promptly forget them, and then do and say them again. They can no longer read obvious social cues. Show More Summary

The difference between red oak and white oak

3 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. Explained (in a little too much detail) by a shipwright in terms relevant to boat building, but the principles illustrated would be of interest to anyone who works with wood.

"Let's meet on the corner at 60th and 60th"

3 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

If you are in Queens, NY, you have a multitude of choices - 9 intersections and 30 corners by my count.Image cropped for size from the original at The Land of Maps.

Paramilitary defender of African wildlife

5 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

The photo is of Kinessa Johnson, an "anti-poaching" advisor. Here are the links to her Instagram posts and her Facebook page.Kinessa works for VETPAW - "Veterans Employed To Protect African Wildlife." VETPAW provides meaningful employment...Show More Summary

Factors influencing the size and shape of f-holes

5 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

The f-holes in the body of a violin have evolved to their current shape as the result of generations of trial and error by violin-makers, as reported in a study in the Proceedings of the Royal Society:Owing to its long-standing prominence...Show More Summary

Fennec fox plays with two girls

5 days agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. Those who found the image of the captive fennec fox disturbing should enjoy this video of a fox interacting with two little girls on his home turf, so to speak. A hat tip to reader Ellen S. for locating the video.Its name...Show More Summary

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