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The shepherd's trick

14 hours agoOdd : Kottke.org

A letter to the editor in The Times today details an unusual lifesaving technique from a quick-thinking shepherd. Sir, Atul Gawande's article "How a checklist saved a little girl's life" (Opinion, Nov 22) reminded me of an event in the late 1970s, when an infant fell into the garden pond of one of my neighbours. Show More Summary

Dog dressed like a teddy bear walking on treadmill is your reason to to be thankful

14 hours agoOdd : Death and Taxes

As we close in on Thanksgiving you may be looking for something else to be thankful for other than Black Friday. Thankfully, the internet provides.

Two Men Engage in an Incredible Pantomime Tongue-Clicking Ping Pong Battle in the London Underground

14 hours agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Two men engage in an incredible pantomime tongue-clicking ping pong battle in a London Underground station in a video uploaded by Thomas Ryan. The men expertly mimic the sound and timing of hitting a ping pong ball back and forth to one another. via reddit

Earth Magic – photography of witches at play and at ritual

14 hours agoOdd : Boing Boing

There has long been a tension between the witch of legend and the modern day practitioner. The former has its origins mainly in polemical Christian ideas and folktales, where the witch is a consort of the devil, brewing wicked and foul smelling potions in a cast-iron pot, and eating children. Read the rest

Photographer Digitally Inserts ‘Star Wars’ Characters and Vehicles Into Real World Pictures

14 hours agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Toronto-based photographer Thomas Dagg has digitally inserted recognizable Star Wars characters and vehicles into real world pictures to display his childhood love of the popular sci-fi film series. Dagg’s full series of photos are available to view on his personal website and blog. This is the world as I saw it a long time ago […]

Only 3 out of 5 Internet Users Know What Net Neutrality Is—Do You? - Sigh.

14 hours agoOdd : Geekosystem

The Pew Internet Research Project has a nifty test for you to take to see how well you know the history and lingo of the Internet. But don't worry if you do badly, friends—you can't do a worse job than the 61% of people polled who could not accurately identify the correct definition of net neutrality. That's a depressing statistic if I ever heard one.

Poof, A Satirical App Concept Featuring an App That Disappears After 24 Hours

14 hours agoOdd : Laughing Squid

“Poof uses shapes and colors to enhance functionality.” Poof is a satirical app concept by Moonbase that features an app that disappears after 24 hours. Why would anyone be interested in such an app? It has both shapes and colors, and “people are talking about it” and it’s “endorsed by celebrities you’ve heard of.” The […]

Fail of the Day: BBC Anchor Picks Wrong Camera

14 hours agoOdd : The Daily What

Hi, I'm Martine Croxall, and I am invisible. This BBC News anchor accidentally stood in front of the wrong camera Monday night, so viewers were left staring at an empty chair. She handled it very well, however, and instructed everyone to "pretend like you haven't noticed."

Why Do We Settle For People Who Have No Intention Of Committing To Us?

14 hours agoOdd : Thought Catalog

Either you’re dating or you’re not dating and if you’re not dating than you’re casually hooking up but if you’re casually hooking up, are you allowed to develop feelings for that person?

9 Things Girls Do Before Having Sex With You For The First Time

14 hours agoOdd : Thought Catalog

And if you’re awkward like I am, you dance butt naked around your room to “Shake It Off” and shake, like…way too much.

5 Things That Happen When You Break Up With Your Best Friend

14 hours agoOdd : Thought Catalog

It’s easier to let go when you’re appreciative of what the friendship once was -- when you’re truly grateful for the time you had with them.

Puppy Swims With Dolphins in Chance Encounter

14 hours agoOdd : Neatorama

YouTube Link This remarkable footage shot by Arriane Christie captured her ten-month-old puppy Jackie enthusiastically joining several dolphins for a swim off the coast of Wellington's Bay in Whangarei, New Zealand. In her video description, Arriane said she thought the dolphins swam up to meet the pup. Show More Summary

TV REVIEW: ‘Gotham’ – S01E10 – “LoveCraft”

14 hours agoOdd : Nerd Bastards

Gotham‘s last episode before the midseason break didn’t quite have the impact you want to leave viewers with who are going to spend nearly 2 months waiting for the next installment. Still, it had its moments, and did a decent job of setting up the next semester of the show’s freshman year. Problem was they […]

Podcast of the Day: ‘Serial’ Gets a Cereal Parody

14 hours agoOdd : The Daily What

You knew this was coming. "Serial," a true crime series from the creators of "This American Life," is bringing podcasts back into the spotlight. Each week Sarah Koenig brings listeners deeper and deeper into her investigation of case...Show More Summary

An Open Letter To My 30th Birthday

14 hours agoOdd : Thought Catalog

You’re supposed to be just a number. An even, two-digit number that just so happens to rhyme with “dirty” — nothing more. So why do I continue to look at you with such trepidation and disdain?

Why Netflix Makes Better Shows Than NBC

14 hours agoOdd : Thought Catalog

Netflix’s model puts the producers and the artists back in the driver’s seat where they belong.

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