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"Structural color" in butterfly wings

3 months agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. Scientists study the process in vitro in order to document the development of nanostructures that give the appearance of color without having pigment themselves. Interesting.Addendum: A tip of the butterfly-chasing hat to reader Drabkikker, who offered a link to an article at Atmospheric Optics in his comment. Show More Summary

Open Thread: #MichiganMen (Totally Not Terrorists)

I owe some commentor a hat tip for this link to the Detroit News: Two men were arrested Sunday after allegedly walking into the Dearborn Police Department wearing tactical vests and armed with cameras, an AP-14 and handgun. Video shot by one of the men shows a brief but tense standoff… Dearborn police were called […]

"Mechanically stabilized earth" is more interesting than it sounds

5 months agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. With a tip of the blogging hat/helmet to reader Platoni.

Hamilton By Harvard Economics Students

Continuing my obsession with interest in Hamilton (links below): (Click on Vimeo button on bottom right to view video directly on Vimeo to avoid interruption caused by blog's refresh rate.) (Hat Tip: Greg Mankiw.) Prior TaxProf Blog coverage of Hamilton: The Story Of Tonight: With Billion-Dollar Hamilton Poised To Sweep...

10 Killer White Hat Local SEO Link Building Tips

SEO is a powerful tool, especially for the smallest of businesses.

"Get 'em outta here!"

9 months agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. Archival footage from the Greensboro sit-ins.A tip of the blogging hat to Miss Cellania and Everlasting Blort.

Sunday assorted links

1. Mountains May Depart is an excellent Jia Zhangke movie, hat tip Scott Sumner.  I also very much like The Innocents, still in some theaters around you. 2. Model this: Indian baby-tossing (NYT).  And here is Luke Aikins-tossing, I note that a number of action movies with plunging heroes just became more plausible. Show More Summary

Failure – the one word description of Barack Obama’s foreign policy

12 months agoUS Politics / Conservative : QandO

Hat tip to Q and O reader Eric who sends along the link (in a comment) to the piece I’m referencing today.  It is an extremely well written dissection of Barack Obamas dismal foreign policy record – a record that can only be described in one word – failure. If I wanted to add an […]

Pope Francis channels Pink Floyd

last yearHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. Try listening to the first minute or two. I guarantee you'll be surprised.A tip of the blogging hat to Dan Schreiber and the other elves of NSTAAF for alerting me to the existence of this album, which I otherwise would never have known about.

Have a town history video? How about a town future video?

Brief History of Highlands, North Carolina, video via YouTube. Hat tip to Susie deVille for the link.    Lots of towns have a history video. What I want to see is your “now” video, and then I want to see your “future” video. You know the kind of town history videos I mean. The ones […]

Easter Afternoon Open Thread

(John Deering via GoComics.com). Speaking of Lucifer’s testicles… (I owe someone a hat tip for the link to that parody site, and as soon as I find out who it was they’re getting a bill for brain bleach.) And another Easter treat for those of us who grew up in the Catholic/Christian traditions: Damn. […]

Hallelujah Chorus performed by the Silent Monks

last yearHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. From a 2012 Christmas concert at South Kitsap High School (Port Orchard, WA). Hat tip to Mademoiselle Titam, who posted the original 2008 performance. This newer version has better quality video and less giggling by the audience during the performance.

A gallery of "chemis-trees"

last yearHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

There are dozens and dozens of such creations posted at Chemistry World Blog. A tip of the blogging hat to Madamejujujive for locating the thread and posting the link at Everlasting Blort.

"The light bulb conspiracy"

2 years agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. A hat tip to my cousin in Barcelona for sending me the link to this video, which is a European production aired by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation.This is a documentary that examines the history and present implementation...Show More Summary

PSA: Subsonic Squib

Hat tip to Bradley for sending us the link to this video. It is a public service announcement. Many of us have heard of squibs happening. Just like a DQ in a competitive match; there are two kinds of people out there, those that have had it happen and those that will. I only have […] Read More … The post PSA: Subsonic Squib appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

Clearstory Statement on Nazi War Diggers

This is an undated statement by the production company of "Nazi War Diggers" now apparently retitled "Battlefield Recovery" (Hat tip Andy Brockman for the link): Battlefield Recovery is a 4 x 1hr history series that throws light on less...Show More Summary

China passed 250M 4G users in July, more than double the subscribers in the U.S.

China’s 4G mobile users surpassed 250 million for the first time at the end of July, according to newly released data (link in Chinese) from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (hat tip to TechNode). If you throw 3G users into the mix, that number shoots up to a whopping 695 million users, with China’s total mobile user […]

Who Wants To Forge Their Car’s History?

Hat tip to reader Alexander who sent us a link to a comprehensive 1991 BMW 325ic’s service history offered up on eBay because someone just probably wants them for the “novelty.” The items reportedly include purchase paperwork and dealer maintenance records for an Alpine White, automatic convertible built around April 1991. Show More Summary

Walmart has commissioned a new truck

2 years agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. Presumably the next step will be to make it driverless. With a hat tip to my old classmate Wren.

Earth Day Founder Loved Earth Day So Much He Killed His Girlfriend and Composted Her

Seriously, NBC News wrote a piece on Earth Day founder Ira Einhorn, who had killed his girlfriend and put her body in a trunk. And hat tip to The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway for the link.

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