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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
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.
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
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
Text conversation between an 11-year-old girl and a boy named Joey.
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
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
FACT CHECK: Do the horses in 'Young Frankenstein' react violently to Frau Blücher?s name because it means ?glue? in German?
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
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 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
May the Schwartz be with you.
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
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 Doors, "Ghost Song"
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 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 […]
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 […]