Monday, May 21, 2018

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Lucas the Spider is a Giant

Lucas the Spider, from animator Joshua Slice, is a tiny but adorable little arachnid. He has seen a few adventures in the great big world. But now he has an opportunity to be a giant spider when he finds a cute little miniature village! Lucas soon learns that being a giant isn't any easier than being tiny, especially when you are young and inexperienced. (via Laughing Squid)

Miss Cellania's Links

This ‘outtake’ video of the Royal Wedding is so dumb—but so very enjoyable.

Apartments Are Stocked, Toys Donated. Only the Refugees Are Missing. The flow of refugees to the United States has slowed nearly to a halt, demonstrating that what President Trump’s administration could not achieve by executive order, it is accomplishing by bureaucracy. (via Metafilter)

Napflix, videos that will put you to sleep. (via Kottke)

An Invisible Warship is at the Center of WWII’s Greatest Urban Legend. Secret experiments, magnetic fields, and conspiracy theories led people to believe the USS Eldridge achieved teleportation.

The Next Big Discovery in Astronomy Has Already Been Found. We Just Don't Know It Yet. Many important breakthroughs come from interpreting old data.

Richard Wilkinson is producing a series of insect illustrations based on Star Wars characters called Arthropoda Iconicus. Star Wars fans will recognize who inspired each of these insects, but non-Star Wars fans will be forgiven if they take them as real species.

The Curse of an Open Floor Plan. Do the benefits of a great room outweigh the disadvantages? (via Metafilter)

Don't Pay for a Spell to Remove the Impediment. Especially if the impediment is you! (via Strange Company)

The Army’s First Black Nurses Were Relegated to Caring for Nazi Prisoners of War. The military didn't want them, even during a nurse shortage.

Babywhale had a story about the perils of not knowing English and how her wonderful grandma rose to the occasion.


(via reddit)

You Bet Your Life Outtakes 1959-60

When anything can be a euphemism, everything is a euphemism in the hands of Groucho Marx on the set of You Bet Your Life.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

TinyKittens Update

The nine kittens in the TinyKittens livestream are now quite energetic once they all got their eyes open. They've been moved to a larger nest, a playroom, actually, with all kinds of toys, including a giant shoe bed and a tiny camper. All nine of them squeezed into the camper at once, and when it got too crowded, Aura made a graceful exit. Aura is still being tube-fed, but she is growing and surprisingly healthy. Shelly, their caretaker, is trying to introduce the kittens to kibble, but they aren't all that impressed with real food yet. You can get regular updates at their Facebook page

That's What You Call a Flip-Flop

Brainstorm or Green Needle?

The question in the title sounds like we are going to name a new superhero. No, this is another audio illusion that might freak you out a bit. A toy says "brainstorm." Or maybe it says "green needle." You need to decide which one it is before you play the video. Then play it again, thinking about the other option. Keep your finger on the replay button (bottom left on the video), and you'll find that this toy says what you expect it to say, even if you change your mind between plays. Some people hear "green storm" or "brain needle," but that's because they chose to hear it. For some science behind the phenomena, and the actual answer to what this toy is saying, go to HuffPo. (via Geekologie)


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Meeting of the Mob

Trump meets his lawyers and his sons for a meal and the scene takes on the appearance of a Sopranos episode as a mysterious G-man keeps an eye on the proceedings. Ben Stiller returns to Saturday Night Live as Michael Cohen, and Robert De Niro plays Robert Mueller without a word. As usual, Kate McKinnon steals the show as Rudy Giuliani in last night's show opening. 

Cheese Display

(via Buzzfeed)

The Real Reason Peppers are Spicy

Why did peppers develop their heat? Scientists once assumed that pepper plants produce capsaicin to deter animals from eating them. But that explanation doesn't quite hold up in nature. Birds aren't affected by capsaicin, which is why you should put pepper seeds in the birdseed to keep squirrels out of it. Hank Green tells us what we know so far about pepper evolution in this SciShow video. (via Digg)

Cats Quote the Movies

Today, the cats of the internet are quoting movies. Can you guess the movie from each one? Continue reading for more.

Binary Sunset Scenes

The twin suns of Tatooine and the music of John Williams appear when you need to really feel something in the Star Wars universe. It works.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Horse Treats

How to Tell When a Singer is Lip-Syncing

(via Boing Boing)


This restaurant is in the District of Columbia, which also has eateries named Thaiphoon and Beau Thai. Residents say the pun names are inversely proportional to the food quality. They recommend Regent Thai, Baan Thai, or Little Serow. (via reddit)

Henri Le Chat Noir Says Oh, Revoir

After ten years of sharing his ennui and nihilism, Henri is retiring from making videos. He says he's retiring, but his farewell video makes it clear that he has given up on sharing his existential philosophy because no one one listened anyway. From Facebook:
Well, the time has come. My final video with the annoying thieving filmmaker is here. Now, I will finally be able to officially retire in peace and work on my philosophy without interruptions. I plan on writing the great feline-american novel. I thank all of you for your support and adulation.
(via Tastefully Offensive)

Wake Up!

Are you woke yet? This is from Extra Fabulous Comics. (via reddit)

Chemical Bonds

(via Buzzfeed)