Sunday, February 19, 2017

Dirty Dishes

(via Buzzfeed)

Explaining the Joke

(via reddit)

The Smart Pen



It's called Ghlargh. (via reddit)

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Horses and Dogs

Playin' with Bruce Springsteen



Bruce Springsteen played in Brisbane Thursday night. A teenager held up a sign that said he was missing school for the concert, and could he play "Growin' Up"? Springsteen called him up on stage to play. Fifteen-year-old Nathan Testa knew the song, and well. In the middle of the song, Springsteen gives him some advice about looking good on stage. 

What's really strange is that this isn't the first time Testa has played with the Boss. His family are all avid Springsteen fans, and attended a Brisbane concert in 2013, when Testa, then 11, was pulled on stage to play "Waitin' on a Sunny Day." (via Metafilter)

Fortunate

(via reddit)

Ridiculous Rat Removal



Jodie, Logan, Briana, and Meg share an apartment in Pittsburgh. A rat got into their apartment earlier this week, so they put their heads together to figure out how to evict it. They cornered the rat in the shower, then set up a complicated course to shoo it downstairs and out the door. What are the odds of this working? The four women and Logan's boyfriend Bo were all ready when Logan forced the rat out of the tub, and surprise! Their scheme worked like a charm, and even better, they got video evidence. Read more about the adventure at Buzzfeed.

National Park Service

(Thanks, Peter!)

Why is a Lazy Person Called a Couch Potato?



We all know what a couch potato is- a person who sits on the couch and watches TV, moving about as often as a potato. But where did the phrase come from? The story is a lot more complicated than you knew. The term was actually trademarked. Imagine that. Simon Whistler of Today I Found Out tells us the story. (via Laughing Squid)

Pole Dancing

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How The Toilet Changed History



If you've ever had to do without a toilet, whether long-term or temporarily, you can appreciate what a difference flush toilets make. Even outhouses are a big step up from what came before. The YouTube channel It's Okay To Be Smart leads us through the history of the toilet. Our poop customs go way back. I was surprised about ten years ago when I read the instructions for dealing with "that which comes from your body" in the Bible. After watching this video, you'll know more about the history of toilets than you ever thought you would. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Tweet of the Day




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Friday, February 17, 2017

Double!

Alternative Facts Songified



We've heard more than our share of alternative facts lately. A little autotune added to the dismal news of the week doesn't make the news any better, but it does give it a beat. (via Tastefully Offensive)

PM Steal Yo Girl

(via reddit)

Robert Irwin on The Tonight Show



On The Tonight Show, Robert Irwin presents Jimmy Fallon with a variety of creatures to gush about. Have you ever heard an armadillo scream? You're about to.

Robert Irwin is the 13-year-old son of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin. He is the spitting image of his dad, in his looks, his enthusiasm, and his knowledge of animals. (via reddit)

Chocolate Milk

Miss Cellania's Links

10 Presidential Marriage Proposals. Some future leaders had to work really hard to win her hand.  

Churchill essay on the possibility of alien life discovered in US college.  Scientific thinking has caught up to his 1939 conclusion. (Thanks, John Farrier!)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: How La La Land Misleads on Race, Romance and Jazz. (via Metafilter)

The Messy History of the Pie Fight. The second best use for baked goods. (Thanks, Walter Mosley!)

The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of FDR's Floating White House. The USS Potomac had plenty of adventures besides hosting a president.

The Man Who Played with Absolute Power. Philip Zimbardo shares what he learned from conducting the Stanford Prison Experiment.

17 pictures that will turn you off escalators forever. Or they might just make you more careful using them.

Library Hand, the Fastidiously Neat Penmanship Style Made for Card Catalogs. It's pretty, but wouldn't it have been easier to just learn to type?

Meet the hackers trying to solve the problem of death. If we can't maintain the body, maybe we can download the mind.

TV's callous neglect of working-class America. Their only portrayal these days is on reality TV.

Adoptable Pet!

This is one of a series of cat ads from Obvious Plant (Jeff Wysaski). See the rest of them here. The cats are all real, and available for adoption through the Santé D’Or Foundation in Los Angeles.(via Metafilter)