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An idler's miscellany of compendious amusements
An idler's miscellany of compendious amusements
These animals are so high right now.
Drugs, artillery emplacements, napalm, prostitution - sometimes it seems like the best things in life are illegal. For some reason, the fascists who c...
() (December 17, 1905 - April 1, 2002), nicknamed "White Death" (: , ; : ; : ) by the , was a . Using a modified in the , he has the highest recorded number of confirmed sniper kills-505-in any major war.
Anyone against guns hasn't watched a 10 minute video of bullets exploding in one million frames per second.
One and a half years in the making, this fan video based on Portal is easily one of the best fan films ever made. Called Portal: No...
Aerogel: See-Through, Strong as Steel & Ligher than Air
Check this out! As many curbs as I've hit, I might just need these tires! Resilient Tech has been testing these out for some time now, developing them for the military. Its a radical new de...
The Solar Roadways project is working to pave roads with solar panels that you can drive on. Co-founder Scott Brusaw has made some major steps forward since ...
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Koalas to the Max, a site made with love by Vadim Ogievetsky for Annie Albagli
Captivity and Extinction - Bear in Mind: The California Grizzly at The Bancroft Library
This prank is almost six years old, but we just heard about it and had to share it:
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This is a list of unusual deaths. This list contains unique or extremely rare circumstances of death recorded throughout history. This list also includes less rare, though still unusual, deaths of prominent people.
In an innovative marriage of living cells and a synthetic substrate, bioengineers at Harvard University have found that a rubberlike, elastic film coated with a single layer of cardiac muscle cells can semi-autonomously engage in lifelike gripping, p...
A collection of the most confusing/unexplainable photos from my Tumblr blog, Black & WTF .
When we think of Ancient civilizations we think of togas, chariots and gladiators. What we don't think about is flame-throwers, eye surgery and other inventions we take for granted. This is a list of things that the ancients had that you think are ...
To celebrate Columbus Day, we describe a few misconceptions about the intrepid explorer, from the flat-Earth myth to his death in poverty.
Underground Cities: 3500 Years of Cappadocian Cave Homes
a nation with a Jewish population of 566,000.
Western Horseman, Nov. 1997, pp.140-145
For many years, psychologists have known of the phenomenon of DÃ©jÃ Vu, where (dÃ©jÃ vu is different from various similar phenomena such as Precognition [where a person has a premonition of some future event] or Clairvoyance [where a person comes...
86 quotes from Bruce Lee: 'I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.', 'Do not pray for an...
It's hard enough to make a good movie or TV show, but apparently some of the stuff you watch or listen to also contains secret hidden messages that only close examination will reveal. Or, at least, that's what countless conspiracy theorists around th...
Of course we went to the Moon A defense of the Lunar Landings...
The holds that some trails left by aircraft are actually or deliberately sprayed at for purposes undisclosed to the general public in clandestine programs directed by government officials. This theory is not accepted by the scientific community, ...
www.breuerunleashed.com Comedian Jim Breuer compares the world we live in today to Star Wars on his Sirius Satellite Radio show, Breuer Unleashed
The news you're not supposed to know...
Dude saves 37 orphans from a gang of thieves, then survives a machete to the face.
"SpiderSweeper" is one of over 30000 funny rage comics on the Rage Collection.
Droits réservés a ROSS NANOTECHNOLOGY Je ne diffuse cette vidéo que pour faire la promo ou rendre hommage au travail et produits créés et non dans le but de ...
Swole.me is a diet planner that will generate a diet plan based on your desired caloric intake. The generator works for every kind of diet, including weight loss, bodybuilding, p90x, and paleo.
Air Force One is the most amazing private jet in the world -- a flying White House complete with a gym! Take a tour.
is a porous material derived from a , in which the component of the gel has been replaced with a . The result is a solid with extremely low and . It is nicknamed ,, or owing to its nature and the way in the material; however, it feels like (...
Lego Mindstorms RCX robot solves the Rubik's Cube
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Easy to make design for a small solar power generator,
This is the way we live.
National Geographic Adventure Magazine presents the 2009 Adventurers of the Year, including Dean Potter. Watch as he leaps off the Eiger for the world's long...
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Most managers do not pass this simple management test. Test your management potential by taking this short quiz.
This. Is. Wonderful!
FAQs, Intro, PB 101 - whatever you want to call it this is a great place to familiarize yourself with the content found on Mark's Daily Apple. Getting
Space Pirate is created by artist Mike Lundahl from country Sweden
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Earth and Moon Viewer: View from Satellite
The rise of tablets and smartphones has made the touchscreen a rather ubiquitous interface, but they aren't everywhere quite yet. A group of studen
Let's say that it were possible to bore a tunnel from one side of Earth, through the center and out the other side. If you were to jump into the tunnel on one side of the planet, what would happen?
Sometimes stuff looks exactly like other stuff and it's kind of disturbing! Let's examine this phenomenon in a little bit of depth. If you've seen some of these before, keep it a secret...
1. The Journal of Clinical Oncology, Dec 2004. 2. Cancer Cell. 2007 Jan 11 3. Sci Transl Med 12 May 2010 4.
What Maurice has done is to suggest an for the phenomenon known as REM sleep, the stage in which the eyes rapidly move and most dreams occur. Dr. Maurice isn't convinced by currently accepted theories about why REM occurs, including the widespre...
July 21, 2008
A Nightlife , Science article written by Adam Conner-Simons
"Looking into the past" pictures place past pictures in present day situations. Here's a collection of 75 examples of them.