Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Great American Eclipse



Astrophysicist  Dr. Andy Howell talks about the Great American Eclipse tomorrow, for those of you who want to be "totally" prepared. Or should I say "totality prepared"?

Tweet of the Day



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Seven Sisters

Are You Above Or Below Average?



How average you are depends on how many different parameters you are looking at. If you look at enough statistics, you'll find some category in which you are exceptional, and that, too, is quite normal. It turns out I am average in almost every way, except for how many children I have, and whether I am above or below the average depends on your definitions. Still, being above or below average does not mean you are abnormal. Then again, you are probably more average than you think you are. All my life I've been told that I'm short, when I have always been the exact average for a woman my age. I knew that. Where people are particularly bad at knowing their own "averageness" is in their intelligence and competence. That's where the Dunning-Kruger Effect and Impostor Syndrome come in.

Our House

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Dog with an Advertising Job



Here's a dog with a unique job. He walks around the tourist district of Huangpu village in China, showing everyone a sign advertising his owner's hamburger shop! Take his word for it, the burgers are good. Want to take a picture? He'll pose, but only with his sign facing front so you can see it. That's a good dog. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Keeping Up with the News

The Onion is trying its best. (via reddit)

Wildcat Scream



Have you ever wondered what a caracal cub sounds like? No? Well, you know now anyway. Give him a year, and that scream will be frightening.

Tweet of the Day



Click on the image of the text to read all the lyrics (so far). Someone needs to make a music video right away. (via Metafilter)

Skuldervarmer

IKEA released instructions on how to make one of their rugs into a cape, as they do on Game of Thrones. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Trump's Chaotic Month



Whatever else you say, you can't say our president is a do-nothing. Brooke Baldwin of CNN went down the list of what our current administration has done in the past month. It's a pretty long list, but it goes fast. While most of it is a mess, the failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act is a relief. (via Uproxx)  

Teacher's Pet

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1,069 Dancing Robots Set a World Record



WL Intelligent Technology Co, Ltd, in Guangzhou set up 1,069 Dobi robots and had them all dance in unison. This set a new world record. Well, they actually set up more robots than that, but the few that fell over while dancing were deducted from the total count. They still looked good. The Dobi robots broke the previous record that was set only a couple of weeks ago by another Chinese company. This may be the beginning of a back-and-forth that could eventually bring the robot apocalypse upon us. (via Boing Boing)

Friday, August 18, 2017

Casual But Chic

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Simon's Cat's Guide to Ultimate Cat Yoga



Cats are experts at yoga. They can bend themselves into any position, because they are liquid, of course. Simon's Cat wordlessly demonstrates his abilities in this video. But do cats get the same benefits out of yoga that humans do? For them, it's just everyday posing, and they are already as limber as a stream of water.




Park Ranger

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Carpet Ride



Nick Bertke, also known as Pogo, is back with a new musical remix of the 1992 Disney movie Aladdin. Since you know the story already, you'll enjoy this musical collage as a four-minute movie viewing with a beat. And since Bertke works directly with Disney, the visuals are a high-res kaleidoscope. And there's a surprise at the end. (via Tastefully Offensive

Almost

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Hair in the Streets



In a segment from The Late Late Show with James Corden, Corden's Crosswalk ensemble got a little help from Lin-Manuel Miranda in performing selections from the musical Hair -at a crosswalk on Beverly Boulevard.
Both CBS and the state of California have told us we can't be nude in a crosswalk. Then again, people told me that Alexander Hamilton wasn't a Puerto Rican rapper with beautiful brown eyes.
So guess what happened. Of course, this was TV, so my guess is that there were flesh-tone Speedos underneath all that pixelation. Otherwise, there would be people bragging on Facebook about seeing Lin-Manuel Miranda in the altogether during their evening commute. (via Mashable)

Miss Cellania's Links

Keep It Cool. A brief history of trying to beat the heat.

Why we put sugar in bags.

Socialism: As American As Apple Pie.

Deep in the Heart of Our Galaxy, Einstein is Proved Right Again. His theory of general relativity holds true even at the black hole near the center of our galaxy.

"Total Eclipse of the Heart" Was Almost a Meat Loaf Song. It was written for him, but then detoured to Bonnie Tyler.

The Atomic Bomb That Was Too Big To Use. The largest nuclear bomb ever made, Tsar Bomba, was actually a scaled-down version of the original design.

6 Weirdly Specific Ideas Movies Have About Normal Bathrooms. You'll be surprised by the many times the same weird thing happens in a bathroom across different fictional worlds.

What It’s Like to Apartment Hunt With a Boyfriend Who Has No Credit Score. He's a responsible guy, but couldn't prove it on paper.

The 33 Most Romantic Moments In TV History. Get your hankies out.

27 Hilariously Nasty Sounding Mushroom Species Names. They would be hurt by them if they had feelings.