Wilford Brimley was Howard Hughes' bodyguard.
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Wanna know what protein synthesis sounds like? Well, tough. Wanna know what Jad Abumrad (co-host of RadioLab) thinks it might sound like, rendered as muic? Okay, that we can tell you.
How do you visualize the threat of non-organic packaging waste? A giant tentacled monster made of trash is one way to do it.
Hiding the Real Africa. Do organizations looking for support promote bad news at the expense of the entire continent?
Benjamin Franklin was a pretty amazing guy, but this great illustration of some of his accomplishments (with a few tangents as well) reminds us just how brilliant a man he was (though so far it has no
Squirrel Terrorizes Neighborhood
A small but vicious gray squirrel has attacked at least three residents of Bennington, Vermont in the past couple of weeks.
(Not named Zuckerberg or Gates.)
So the New York Times just announced that pretty soon they'll be instituting a sort-of-complicated paywall system for their website content, which will be free if you view twenty or fewer article
Just like that, it's time for the Friday Free-for-All... enjoy!
By land area, which is the larger nation...
1. Canada or China?
2. Argentina or Australia?
3. Saudi Arabia or Sudan?
The annual Vasaloppet in Sweden is the largest cross-country ski race in the world. See a video of the more than 15,000 people who took part on March 6th.
I feel like I just got the stink of the self-congratulatory award season washed off me, so I’m in no rush to start lauding Hollywood-types with more shiny hardware.
The Done in 60 Seconds awards, o
“Beer: the cause of – and solution to – all of life's problems.”
- Homer J. Simpson
When Homer uttered those fateful words, he was referring to drinking his favorite alcoholic beverage.
Theo Jansen is an artist (technically, a sculptor) who creates strandbeests -- PVC sculptures that operate like simple robots.
We may not be much help in filling out your bracket.
You hear it all the time -- that so-and-so is "in the limelight" or "stealing the limelight" -- and while we all know what people mean when they say that, we may not have any idea