Sunday, April 23, 2017

Dog Does His Duty

Lusy Imbergerova and and her dog Deril perform canine freestyle at the FCI Dog Dance World Championship 2016. This routine is not so much dance as it is a military drama. Deril works out, goes on patrol, and even saves Lusy's life before it's over! That's a good dog.  

The Best Signs from the March for Science

The March For Science took place on Saturday, with demonstrators converging on Washington DC and almost 500 other cities in the U.S. and around the world to advance science-based policies and funding for science. Considering the subject of the march, you would expect to see a lot of clever, nerdy, pun-filled signs. There were plenty of them. See roundups of the best signs at CNN, the Washington Post, Time, Mashable, Uproxx, and the nerdiest of all at the Boston Globe. Buzzfeed had a list of humans with signs and another of dogs with signs. See more pictures of signs being added constantly at Twitter. (via Metafilter, where you'll find even more)

Dark Continents

Why Are You Always Tired?

Getting enough sleep is important to everything else in your life. That's hard to deal with when you have deadlines, to-do lists, and people counting on you to get things done. However, a proper amount of rest will help you do all those things more efficiently than if you are tired. There are a lot of things that can affect your sleep, and you might have to work on every one of them to get sufficient rest. Our friends from AsapSCIENCE have some facts about sleep and how we can get not only more sleep, but better quality sleep. (via Digg)

Onion Rings

Your Brain On Drug Policy

 In 1987, Partnership for a Drug-Free America began airing a campaign known as This Is Your Brain On Drugs. The ads were unforgettable, but in case you need a refreshers, see this. In 1997, Rachael Leigh Cook starred in a version that addressed heroin specifically. Now she has returned to illustrate the far-reaching effects of the War on Drugs.
Our nation’s drug war is leading us to lock up more people than ever. Those charged with a non violent drug crime face fines and incarceration. More people are arrested for drugs than for rape, murder and robbery combined. And minorities are being railroaded into this system at much higher rates than their white counterparts even though drug use between both groups is about the same.
Oh, this one's not from the PDFA, but from Green Point Creative. (via Digg)

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Embers & Dust

Orson Welles broadcast his radio play "War of the Worlds," about an alien invasion, on October 30th, 1938. Some folks missed the disclaimer at the beginning that assured listeners that it was a work of fiction. Now, if they'd listened long enough, these folks would know that. But as luck would have it, a transformer blew in Concrete, Washington, during the broadcast. What would you do? This short film by Patrick Biesemans for Dust follows a curious young boy out on his own on that fateful night. (via Nag on the Lake)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Senior Discount

Earth is Our Home

Domino artist Hevesh5 used 8,000 dominoes for her tribute to Mother Earth for Earth Day. She built a 3D world out of dominoes, complete with continents and a "fragile ecosystem." Then with the magic of video, she put it back the way it was. If it were only so easy for us to do that with the real Earth. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Did you participate in the March for Science today? (via reddit)

Piano Player

10 Earth Day Celebrations Around the World

Are you going to the March for Science today? That's the big one, but there are plenty of Earth Day celebrations, events, and demonstrations going on around the world. Learn about a few of them in a list I wrote for mental_floss.

Happy Birthday, Princess!

She's come a long way since first grade, but she's still got that smile. Where did all those years go? Princess turns twenty years old today. She's grown up to be a resilient, thoughtful, and self-sufficient young lady. I am so proud. She's coming home for the summer, and has a job lined up in Europe this fall. Happy Birthday, Sweetie!

Update: She got flowers from her boyfriend... first time she's ever had flowers delivered.

Explaining the Obesity Chart

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Saying Grace

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Pusic Missed His Dad

Pusic was taken in when he was a very sick abandoned kitten in a box. He pulled through, as you can see in this video, and grew up to love the Russian couple who took him in. He especially likes getting picked up by his mommy, as you can see here, and biting his daddy's ear, as you can see in this video. But last fall, Dad went away for twenty days, and that was hard on Pusic. When he finally came back, it was a joyful reunion for the cat. (via Laughing Squid)

Friday, April 21, 2017

Disclaimers Galore


I remember seeing this on TV. (via reddit)

What if English Were 100% Germanic?

We could communicate pretty well using only the Germanic influences of English without the Romance language words. This is rather interesting. (via reddit)