Here's an oldie but a goodie. The story of how Texaco had an oil rig platform drilling into Lake Peigneur in Louisiana and accidentally sets off a chain of events that would eventually turn the freshwater lake into a salt water one.
Sunday, May 21st 2017 (12:01am)
Crank up your speakers and hit the Pink Trombone, an interactive audio whatsit that simulates and manipulates the surfaces of your nose, mouth, and throat in the process of forming speech.
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On April 21, 1967, Svetlana Alliluyeva, the daughter of Joseph Stalin, bounded down the stairs of a Swissair plane at Kennedy Airport. She was forty-one years old and wore an elegant white double-breasted blazer. "Hello there, everybody!" she exclaimed to the crowd of reporters on the tarmac. "I am very happy to be here."
Monday, Mar 13th 2017 (12:00am)
While this time everybody is seeing the same thing, the optical illusion is created through a similar phenomenon that caused so much turmoil with The Dress. It's called color constancy. It's your brain's way of color correcting the world when it's filtered through different light.
This spring, a former Saint and Super Bowl champion, Will Smith, was shot and killed by another player, named Cardell Hayes. Their fatal collision highlights the fine line between triumph and tragedy in football and life in the Crescent City.
In the south of The Netherlands, about an hour's drive away from my buddy Jer, there is an annual event worthy of this photo spread and media coverage.
Wednesday, Sep 21st 2016 (8:22am) | Thanks: Jeroen
Arton Capital has created the Passport Index, an interactive online tool that impressively displays, ranks and compares the travel quality of nations throughout the world. Using data derived from passport policies, immigration policies and country characteristics, the Passport Index is able to calculate which countries are most welcoming, which countries require visas, which countries don't, along with other important travel data. The site also features a beautiful arrangement of passport from every country that can be arranged in any way the user wants. Intro video here.
Friday, Jun 17th 2016 (1:41am)
San Francisco police are investigating why a set of spiked baseball bats were chained to telephone poles around San Francisco on Thanksgiving, which a spokesman said was "very strange." As many of 27 of these bats, some of which had nails protruding from them, were found in a number of locations around the city,
Monday, Nov 30th 2015 (12:03am)
This has been in the woundup before, but I had occasion this weekend to re-watch neuroanatomist Jill Taylor's TED talk on what it is to be cognizant during a brain hemorrhage and thought it would be a good way to start the week for someone who hadn't seen it yet. 20 minutes long, both deeply horrifying and beautifully inspirational, her account of the experience may just change your perception of your place in the universe.
Monday, Sep 21st 2015 (12:01am) | Thanks: SpinDrift
Imagine it: you're an astronaut and launch day for your first spaceflight has arrived. Years of intense study and training have culminated in this moment. You're suited up and ready to go. In mere minutes, you'll be getting strapped into your spacecraft and blasting into the cosmos.
So, how do you spend these final precious moments on Earth?
Friday, Jul 31st 2015 (11:50am)
As much as it might sound like a good idea to take a picture of yourself riding a bear shirtless like Vladimir Putin, itís not.
A number of horrific accidents have been reported lately in Russia involving selfies, and the country has had enough.
So the government decided to launch a new public safety initiative called "Safe Selfies," which encourages people to use come common sense when posting photos of your face that no one really wants to see in the first place.
They created a number of cartoon images depicting some of the "most traumatic cases" of dangerous selfies as a warning to Russians.
Visit the Russian website and download the signs as an Adobe Acrobat file (PDF).
Oh, you don't speak Russian? Here is the page in English via Google Translate.
Wednesday, Jul 15th 2015 (12:01am)
Best multi-word-named classic rock band that's commonly referred to by a single word:
Nothing! Player's off!
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