I have to say I think ignorance was bliss before I saw these Scanning Electron Microscope pictures of insects and spiders. I'm not sure I ever needed to get that up close and personal! (but yeah, it's pretty cool - thanks to my friend Matt for the link!)
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Even though these 10 awesome kitchen gadgets are considered homemade, (Carbon fiber cutlery? Lego kitchen counter? Pedal power refrigerator?) I think they're pretty out of my talent reach.
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What about re-purposing the gadgets you already have? The Good Housekeeping Institute offers up 10 novel suggestions for how to use your microwave.
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Another great result of anthropormorphication: Hungover Owls.
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People are always saying how movies and romance novels ruin the way we look at relationships, but what about power ballads? Nerve.com explores seven hair-metal ballads that gave me stupid ideas about love and sex.
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Today I am celebrating the one-year anniversary of me reading this mental_floss post on the pictures of the "living" dead, which has, I think, continued to haunt me pretty much ever since. Enjoy!
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And now this to make you feel better: look! A kitten attacking its image reflected on the floor! Cats are just one of the many (in fact, most) animals who cannot pass the "mirror test," that is, to be aware that the reflection they see is in fact them.
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You know what would make your city that much cooler (or cuter?) if it was shaped like an animal. (Thanks Sarah!)
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