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Piñata Anatomy

8 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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The new $10 bill isn't just about a portrait — it's about the pay gap

The U.S. Treasury is planning to release a new $10 bill featuring a woman in 2020, and the government is looking for ideas to help select the lucky lady. But the American Association of University Women has another idea. See also: Women...Show More Summary

'Alice in Wonderland'-esque Library Slowly Disappears Into Darkness

8 hours agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Swedish artist Susanna Hesselberg has built a library that falls into the ground like a rabbit hole. Luckily, glass covered the top to prevent any bibliophiles from falling in.

Puking: Amusement Park Ride That Spins On 3 Axes

8 hours agoHumor / odd : Geekologie

Axes as in the plural of axis, not like battle axes, although that would be awesome/dangerous. This is a video of the Starlight amusement park ride built by ABC rides. It raises up to over 70 feet then begins spinning around on three axes to allow riders to experience an anti-gravity environment. Show More Summary

The Mary Sue Interview: Steven Universe Storyboarder and Illustrator Hellen Jo

8 hours agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

It’s evident to many that Steven Universe, that kids' cartoon about a young boy with many mothers, is one of the most progressive and subversive shows on television. As part of similar “children’s programming” like Adventure Time, Regular...Show More Summary

11-Year-Old Girl Delivers Major Text Burn To Boyfriend

8 hours agoHumor : eBaum's World

Text conversation between an 11-year-old girl and a boy named Joey.

PREHISTORIC PRINCESSES: The Little Arielosaur - Under The Jurassic Sea

8 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

PREHISTORIC PRINCESSES: The Little Arielosaur by Captain RibMan She was the most stunning dinosaur princess of her era, a beautiful beaked babe who swam around singing and brushing her fins all day. The little Arielosaur dreamed of walking...Show More Summary

100 Years of Russian Beauty

8 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

YouTube Link Thus far, YouTube channel Cut Video has released seven episodes of their series "100 Years of Beauty." Episode eight focuses on part of my heritage: that of Russia. See their styles throughout the last century in this video. Via Design Taxi

Elmer's Gantry

8 hours agoHumor / odd : Snopes

FACT CHECK: Do the horses in 'Young Frankenstein' react violently to Frau Blücher?s name because it means ?glue? in German?

Scalia insult-generator

8 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Justice Antonin Scalia's intemperate dissenting opinion in the Supreme Court's landmark marriage equality case included some epic old dude grumpery, including the phrases "pure applesauce" and "jiggery-pokery." Read the rest

Kitchen Makeover Fail

8 hours agoHumor / odd : Snopes

FACT CHECK: Does a video capture a woman?s negative reaction to a surprise kitchen makeover planned by her husband?

Today the Department of Teeny-weeny Wonders is exploring the...

Today the Department of Teeny-weeny Wonders is exploring the work of Philippines-based freelance illustrator Kerby Rosanes, who is exceptionally skilled with Uni Pin Fineliner drawing pens. His imaginative ink drawings are complex and packed with tiny characters and other details. Show More Summary

The Internet is uniting to help find this mystery couple who got engaged at the Eiffel Tower.

8 hours agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

Jen Hurd Bohn turned to Facebook to track down this couple she photographed while on vacation. Is there any more romantic spot to propose than the Eiffel Tower? Probably, because in other places there isn't a line of tourists watching you and taking photos. Show More Summary

Challenge of the Day: NYT Crossword Editor Has Played Ping Pong Every Day for the Past 1000 Days

8 hours agoHumor / odd : The Daily What

Anyone who has ever attempted a New York Times crossword puzzle knows that they can be mentally taxing, especially the Saturday edition. But as the puzzle’s editor Will Shortz recently discovered, it actually only stimulates part of your brain, and so to exercise the rest, he took up ping pong. Show More Summary

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Methods of Deflecting Asteroids Away From the Earth

8 hours agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

A recent video by the American Museum of Natural History looks at the advantages and disadvantages of different methods of deflecting asteroids away from the Earth. The video looks at methods that use massive objects, explosions, and even paint to divert an asteroid’s orbit.

KnitYak, Custom Knit Scarves Created With Unique Mathematical Algorithms

8 hours agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

KnitYak is a wonderful project that combines yarn with numbers. Founder Fabienne “fbz” Serriere, who is both a knitter and a mathematician, is currently seeking funding through Kickstarter in order to purchase an industrial knitting machine that would allow her to provide custom knit scarves created with unique algorithms. When I started out modifying knitting […]

Why Leap Seconds Can Cause Computer Glitches

8 hours agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In a recent video, Tom Scott gives an explanation for why leap seconds can cause computer glitches. Leap seconds are seconds of time added or removed from Coordinated Universal Time to account for the Earth’s irregular orbit. That can cause problems with computer programs that use Unix time, a simple measurement of the seconds that have […]

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