On the face of things, a hot waffle iron wouldn't seem to have all that much in common with a block of ice. But the two objects share the same capacity to inflict pain. Extreme heat and extreme cold are both able to deliver a nasty blow to human skin, and it turns out that the brain monitors these thermal extremes in similar ways.
Thursday, Feb 23rd 2017 (8:52am) | Thanks: Cora
The president of Iceland doesn't like pineapple on his pizza, and joked about making it illegal. The man credited with first putting it on pizza, now in his 80's, retorts.
Wednesday, February 22nd
Having spent the last 4 days in the hospital (don't ask, you really don't want to know) I haven't had much opportunity to surf, so the offering this week is laughably small. Cool, but small. Thank you, by the way, to my bros Spam and ZiB for keeping the site fresh in my absence!
Wednesday, Feb 22nd 2017 (1:17pm) | Thanks: my stupid guts
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We're coming up on the two year anniversary of "Spock's" death. Leonard Nimoy died Feb 27, 2015.
Given that amount of time passed, perhaps we can share some of his character's wisdom over the past 50+ years?
Saturday, Feb 18th 2017 (12:38am)
Friday, February 17th
Authorities say they've arrested three young men after they beat up a disabled Navy veteran who told them to stop torturing a turtle at a central Florida apartment complex.
Friday, Feb 17th 2017 (12:08am) | Thanks: jaidubs
Thursday, February 16th
HQ. Season 1, Episode 12, RT 10:34.
In his quest to build the evilest of all evil empires, Sparks invents a miraculous new drug. "Stimutacs" are billed as an "herbal dietary supplement", but their side effects are truly amazing... and highly addictive. Can Dr. Quinn foil this nefarious plot?
Thursday, Feb 16th 2017 (12:00am)
Wednesday, February 15th
On 26 April 1937, Nazi German and Italian bombers attacked the Basque city of Guernica. Over the course of three hours, they destroyed three-quarters of the ancient town, killing and wounding hundreds.
The raid was 'unparalleled in military history,' according to reports at the time- and it inspired one of the most famous anti-war paintings in history.
Wednesday, Feb 15th 2017 (12:00am)
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The next time you spot a red quarter, and the date on it is from before 1992, there is a very good chance that it was used to make someone's arcade experience a happy one. Keep the cycle going and use it to credit-up the next video game you come across!
Monday, Feb 13th 2017 (12:01am)
Sunday, February 12th
The innovative, mercurial and brilliant jazz singer Al Jarreau has passed away today 12 February 2017. It was announced on the singer's web site where it says, "Al Jarreau passed away today. He will be missed. A few days ago, I was asked to describe Al to someone who knew of his success, but did not know him as a person. I responded with this: His 2nd priority in life was music. There was no 3rd. His 1st priority, far ahead of the other, was healing or comforting anyone in need. Whether it was emotional pain, or physical discomfort, or any other cause of suffering, he needed to put our minds at ease and our hearts at rest. He needed to see a warm, affirming smile where there had not been one before. Song was just his tool for making that happen."
Sunday, Feb 12th 2017 (1:48pm)
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Most of us have been caught out by the weather, whether we got soaked to the skin in a storm or burned red by the sun. But there are places in the world where Mother Nature really goes in for the kill. From deadly storms to volcanic eruptions, there are threats everywhere.
Of all Earth's danger zones, which is the most deadly?
Sunday, Feb 12th 2017 (1:19pm)
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Friday, February 10th
A half-century ago, protests erupted around the world against the Vietnam War, Montreal hosted Expo '67, race riots in the U.S. destroyed parts of Detroit and other northern cities, Elvis Presley married Priscilla in Las Vegas, O.J. Simpson was a running back for the University of Southern California, Israel fought and won the Six-Day War against Egypt, Jordan, and Syria, the 20th Century Limited passenger train made its final run from New York to Chicago, and much more.
Friday, Feb 10th 2017 (12:01am)
What were you drinking when you realized you could have had a V8?
Nothing! Player's off!
Apollo 13 (1995)
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