Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A City Intersection with No Traffic Lights

American drivers, imagine a busy intersection in a large city with no traffic lights and no traffic cops. This is the condition in many cities around the world. This intersection is in Meskel Square, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The thing that keeps drivers from constantly crashing is the idea that no one has any right-of-way, and you just go when you can, but don’t hit anyone. Could the famously traffic law-abiding American drivers deal with such a system? Probably not, because we are concerned with who has the right-of-way, and tend to get a little hostile when someone causes us a two-second delay in our travels. (via Arbroath)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Unfortunate Juxtaposition

Everyone Peeps

Did you know where marshmallow fruff came from? Kate Hohman’s entry in the Washington Post Peep Show 2014 was one of the top finalists in the annual Peeps diorama competition. See more pictures at Blazenfluff.

10 Real Intersections With Unforgettable Names

If you lived in any of these places, no one would ever forget your address. You’d always be able to find someone to point you the right way home. But there’s an ever-present danger of your street signs being stolen. I've got ten of them in a list I posted at mental_floss.

Boss Problems

Cat Fishing

“Cat fishing” can mean many things. It can mean using a false identity to fool someone you met on the internet. In the more traditional sense, you can try to catch some catfish. Or maybe you see a cat trying to catch a fish in a pond. Or you can play with your cat using a fishing rod and lure (no hooks). This video shows another level of cat fishing -one cat using a fishing rod to entice another cat!

So the old adage is true: Give a cat a fish, and he’ll eat for a day. Give a cat a fishing rod, and you’ll have an instant viral video. (via Arbroath

Cold Heiney

What Does The Fox Say?

Ring ding ding dingeringeding! What does the fox say? He's say "awesome T-shirt design by fishbiscuit" for sure!

Visit fishbiscuit's Facebook fan page, Twitter and Tumblr (boy she's everwhere!) then head on over to his Neatoshop for more ring-a-ding designs:

Ninja Neighbors Everything is Awesome Bad Kitty GI Community

View more designs by fishbiscuit | More Funny T-shirts | New T-Shirts

Room with a View

(via The Chive)

Miss Cellania's Links

Thanks for Your Money, Have a Nice Day.

May 23rd will mark the 80th anniversary of he ambush in which Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were gunned down by police in Lousiana. In Gibsland, Louisiana, the son of one of those police officers runs a museum called The Bonnie & Clyde Ambush Museum

Three generations of one family show how Tuscaloosa schools integrated and then re-segregated

22 Fun Facts About Clueless.

Top CEOs Make 331 Times the Average Worker. Does Anyone Care?

12 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Field Of Dreams. Would there be no crying in baseball if Tom Hanks had played the lead?

The Definitive Ranking Of The 102 Best Animated Disney Songs. I don’t know how definitive it can be when they decide “The Circle of Life” or any Tarzan song must be excluded.

Hollywood’s worst medical errors. If you suspend disbelief to enjoy a show, it’s not so bad, but don’t rely on medical knowledge from TV dramas.

When a TV network sends out a broadcast signal that TV antennas can catch free of charge, is it copyright infringement for a company to pick up the signal and resell it? Or would that be just renting out an antenna service?

10 Pop Culture Elephants (Plus 4 Reasonable Facsimiles). Which pachyderm is your favorite?


(via Fark)

The Tree That Fell Up

A tree uprooted and fell over in the Paul Firbas’ backyard when hurricane Sandy blew through. He called in a friend with a chainsaw to dismantle the tree. The friend takes all the branches off, then starts cutting the trunk in lengths from the top of the tree. In this sequence, he hits the sweet spot where the weight at the top of the trunk is suddenly less than the weight of the root ball. It’s all okay now! (via Daily Picks and Flicks)

Monday, April 21, 2014

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Mr. Forthright's Tips for Raising Kids

Mr. Fortright tells us how to raise kids. He has some intriguing ideas. That idea about throwing them a birthday party with clowns at 4AM may be just the thing to keep them in line! I can’t wait for the next  video on how to wake a teenager. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Cooking with Yoda

Cat Tries to Steal Fish

This cat thinks he’s got it all figured out: just walk over there and take one of those tasty fish hanging from a thin metal rafter. He apparently overestimated either his abilities or the width of the rafter. (via Tastefully Offensive)