A high school long jumper attempts to jump over his friend’s car, smacking into it on the way. Incredibly, he lands on his feet, but only after smashing its windshield. Needless to say, do not try this at home. Hat Tip Link
A team of NIH-supported researchers is the first to show, in mice, an unexpected two-step process that happens during the growth and regeneration of inner ear tip links. Tip links are extracellular tethers that link stereocilia, theShow More Summary
Colin Furze is known for making amped-up, but horribly dangerous vehicles. His latest creation? A bicycle with a ridiculous, fire-spewing jet propulsion system. Go figure his biggest problem was the tires. Hat Tip Link
Like many kids, Thin Foot dreamed of becoming a superhero. But which part should he really strive to have? The “super” or the “hero”? A wonderfully shot short film set in Trinidad & Tobago. Hat Tip Link
A portable shower system that keeps water pressurized without using batteries or pumps, ensuring that you can have a strong blast of water when you use it. We wish it could carry more than just 1.5 gallons though. Hat Tip Link Price: $50++
Photographer Mike Olbinski’s awe-inspiring time-lapse of a supercell moving across Texas. Olbinski says he was moved to joyous tears by the sight of the storm. You can buy prints of the supercell on his website. Hat Tip Link
There’s hope – and Faith – for Mirror’s Edge fans. Dice and EA have confirmed that they are working on a sequel to the parkour-inspired first person adventure and platforming game. No release date yet though. Hat Tip Link
A girl finds herself smackdab in the middle of a movie as she flashes from genre to genre in this amusing intro sequence for the 2013 PIXEL Film Festival, shot by André Hedetoft and Andreas Climent. Hat Tip Link
“If you awaken that beast, he will destroy us all.” Bilbo, Gandalf, Legolas, Thorin and their companions attempt to reclaim the lost dwarf kingdom Erebor from the mighty dragon KHAAA– er, SMAAAAAUUUUGGGGG! Hat Tip Link
Dogs have a love/hate relationship with lemons. They are at once fascinated by the aroma and repulsed by the tartness. Watch as this clownish young boxer chews on the citrus fruit and goes completely bonkers. Hat Tip Link
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The first complete chemical analysis of feathers from Archaeopteryx, a famous fossil linking dinosaurs and birds, reveals that the feathers of this early bird were patterned – light in colour, with a dark edge and tip to the feather – rather than all black, as previously thought.
Scientist have found an unexpected two-step process that happens during the growth and regeneration of inner ear tip links in mice. Tip links are extracellular tethers that link stereocilia, the tiny sensory projections on inner ear hair cells that convert sound into electrical signals, and play a key role in hearing. Show More Summary
Jimmy Kimmel ran a special NBA edition of his show’s mean tweets segment, where celebrities read the nasty things that people say about them on Twitter. We want more, these ones were kinda tame. Hat Tip Link
The dangerous Soy Sauce Challenge, national density maps for soda vs. pop, the Freakonomics of restaurant tipping and more in this week's Leftovers.
Here's a little problem that almost all of us have experienced at least once. You go to Facebook with an awesome link you want to share, paste it in and realise there's no image thumbnail showing up. You can't seem to make Facebook understand that the page does have images on it and you'd really like to show a thumbnail. Show More Summary
by Peter Baklinski OTTAWA, Ontario, June 11, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Third generation birth control pills produced by the massive drug company Bayer have been linked to the deaths of at least 23 Canadian women since 2007, one of them as young as 14. A Health Canada document reveals that many of the victims who…
Made by Breakfast NY – the studio that came up with Instaprint – Points is a versatile sign. Aside from pointing out nearby landmarks, it can also display the weather, news and other data from the Internet. Hat Tip Link
Pagani claims that this black beauty will be the last to carry the Zonda name. It has a carbon-titanium monocoque, an 800hp 6L V12 AMG engine, a 6-speed magnesium gearbox and F1-inspired Brembo brakes. Hat Tip Link