Phil Plait keeps sharing amazing time lapse videos, and I will keep loving them and passing them on to you. This one is particularly great -- it starts out pretty typically but soon has a bit of a twist!
Did you pack the cocaine? For snowblindness, of course! ... and other things the polar explorers packed for first aid.
What If Looper Were a Disney Movie From 1994? "Kids chase the darndest loopers!" Fantastic.... READ ON
Filmmaker Tim Burton has made plenty of feature films, animations, shorts, and side projects. His Frankenweenie is now in theaters. Here are some other Tim Burton clips you might like.
Frankenweenie was a half-hour story the first time Burton made it. Stop-motion was expensive, so this version was live-action. Only part one is shown here. You can see parts two and three at YouTube.
Tim Burton's first stop-motion animation, from 1982. Yes, that's Vincent Price doing... READ ON
For many of us, buying a pair of sneakers is a chore. But for a sneaker collector, there's no greater joy than a fresh pair of kicks. Here's a look at this growing subculture, whose members are proud to call themselves “sneakerheads.”
From B-Boys to Sneakerheads
Sneaker collecting got its start in the late 1970s as part of the burgeoning b-boy and hip-hop movement of New York City. Unique clothes were a hallmark of early hip-hop, and sneakers were easily customized, either by color coordinating... READ ON
Some have called for a return to the gold standard. How would it affect the... READ ON
A Very Useful Machine
Is this the best Rube Goldberg machine ever? If you aren't familiar with them, first check out what they are. Then watch this incredible example in action:
A Very Useless Machine
You’ve seen the world’s most useless machine. Now see it turned into a perfect analogy for our political climate.
There Aren’t Many People That Do A Good Mogwai
Check out these unusual celebrity impressions.
The 007 of Plainfield, New Jersey
I included a link about James... READ ON
On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. On to this week's topics of discussion...
1. This first question is for anyone with kids, preferably kids old enough to talk and ask compelling questions about the universe: what's the most interesting question your child has asked? My four-year-old has realized the limits of my knowledge and has started asking me to "ask... READ ON
Scottish Village Gets a "Sister City" -on Mars
Many cities and towns around the world have a link to another city or town far away, for friendship and cultural exchanges. The village of Glenelg, on the western coast of Scotland, has announced it will "twin" with another place with the same name. Glenelg, Mars, is the designated name of the spot that the Mars Curiosity rover is headed toward. Officials in Glenelg, the Scottish one, announced that an official "twinning" ceremony will take place on October... READ ON
Because sometimes periods, commas, colons, semi-colons, dashes, hyphens, apostrophes, question marks, exclamation points, quotation marks, brackets, parentheses, braces, and ellipses won't do.... READ ON
We’ve seen internet tattoos, librarian tattoos and some of the geekiest tattoos ever. Next up: tattoos dedicated to video games.... READ ON
Atticus Finch's final speech in To Kill a Mockingbird was shot in one take.