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21 Jul 12:39

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31 Jul 06:00

Intricate Cityscapes Made of Food

by Katharine Trendacosta

Intricate Cityscapes Made of Food

Commissioned by [via My Modern Met] created these intricate works depicting eastern European cities.

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01 Aug 20:40

This Baby Armadillo Is Improbably Adorable

by Robert T. Gonzalez

This Baby Armadillo Is Improbably Adorable

Armadillos: They can give you leprosy, but they can also MELT YOUR HEART.

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31 Jul 14:29

Fairy blobmother

by toni

fairy blob mother

21 Jul 23:33

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21 Jul 05:26

this isn't happiness™ Peteski

by turn
16 Jul 14:36

Celebrate Apollo 11 history by watching Buzz Aldrin punch this jerk in the face

by Xeni Jardin

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The Saturn V blastoff video below is space nostalgia bliss, but nothing does it for me like this video of American hero Buzz Aldrin punching conspiracy theorist Bart Sibrel in the face. Read the rest

16 Jul 17:11

Largest slice of the moon on Earth

by David Pescovitz
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In celebration of today's Apollo 11 launch anniversary, BB pal and space enthusiast Steve Jurvetson shares this photo of the largest slice of the moon on Earth, on display in his office, and other Apollo 11 images, artifacts, and memories. Read the rest

17 Jul 02:04

The truth behind Pac-Man

15 Jul 05:00

#1046; A Soft Definition of Hacking

by David Malki

finding yourself in possession of both a series of unbagged bagels AND a stack of old CD spindles is a sign that matters may have progressed beyond the power of a 'hack' to solve

14 Jul 18:45

Lots of Little Girls Say They Want to Be Princesses; This Dad Took Action

Lots of Little Girls Say They Want to Be Princesses; This Dad Took Action

Jeremiah Heaton's 7-year-old daughter Emily expressed interest in being a real princess. While most dads would explain how the world actually works, Heaton found 800 square miles of disputed land in Africa, planted a flag, and "claimed" it. Emily now wears a crown and is called "Princess Emily".
There are no words.


(h/t HuffPo.)

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27 Jun 23:23

Photoshopped ideas of "beauty" around the world

by David Pescovitz

For Ester Honig's Before & After, she used freelance platforms like Fiverr to contract 40 people from 25 countries to make her "beautiful" with Photoshop.

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27 Jun 07:13

Publishers offer free/discounted ebooks of the print books you own with Bitlit

by Cory Doctorow

Bitlit works with publishers to get you free or discounted access to digital copies of books you own in print: you use the free app (Android/Ios) to take a picture of the book's copyright page with your name printed in ink, and the publisher unlocks a free or discounted ebook version.

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12 Jul 00:30

A Surprisingly Poignant Short Comic Set In A Side-Scrolling Video Game

by Lauren Davis

What happens when a video game character can't move either forward or backward in a side-scrolling game? This comic reveals the answer—and just might make you cry.

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07 Jul 02:19

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03 Jul 21:43

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House sparrow

25 Jun 09:51

Instant câlin

(Source + merci à Robin pour la suggestion)

26 Jun 20:32

Waves of Cut Glass

28 Jun 22:00

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06 Jun 11:07

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16 Jun 22:58

Space owl

by toni

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Space owl is especially adorable! I keep finding myself smiling back at her. If you want one for yourself, go to my Redbubble store!

11 Jun 13:14

The Bat-manager

by toni

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Today’s meeting is bat-mandatory.

10 Jun 13:18

Salamander God

by toni

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The pantheon once included many, but one by one the great salamander god ate them to become the one God of the island.

23 May 17:00

Terrible real estate agent photographs

by Lawrence Wilkinson


Terrible Real Estate Agent Photographs is a Tumblr devoted to “inexplicably bad property photographs."

06 Jun 18:14

The CIA has joined Twitter with the best first tweet possible

by Adi Robertson

The US government loves Twitter. For NASA, it's a public relations goldmine. For the State Department, it's a bizarre weapon in the fight on terrorism. For the CIA, it's a chance to revel in kitsch. The agency, which somehow did not yet have a real social media presence, has just posted its first tweet.


We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.

— CIA (@CIA) June 6, 2014

The Twitter launch comes a few days after the CIA opened a Facebook page, where it recently honored D-Day. The agency will post job listings, photos, trivia from the CIA World Factbook, and "reflections on intelligence history." It's part of what looks like a larger online overhaul, which will include event livestreaming.

The agency will also participate in Throwback Thursday.

The CIA has mostly escaped ire during the Edward Snowden leaks, but social media is still a clear way for the agency to humanize itself, drawing attention to tweets instead of drones. That doesn't mean organizations are immune from criticism online, though, and it should probably be careful about its hashtag campaigns. The Defense Department's research wing, meanwhile, has responded with its own quip, linking to a call for "vanishing" electronics that destroy themselves.

.@CIA, if that was, in fact, your first tweet, welcome! If you change your mind later on, might we recommend http://t.co/DRtDPXjF8O

— DARPA (@DARPA) June 6, 2014

Update June 6th, 2014 3:15pm: Added followup tweet from DARPA.

06 Jun 13:45

A hero’s best friend

by toni

heros best friend

04 Jun 16:26

The one purse ent

by toni

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1%!

04 Jun 17:10

But, but, I was young yesterday.

by Jessica Hagy

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04 Jun 18:23

Sweet Story

by Greg Ross

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In 1987, paleontologist Tom Rich was leading a dig at Dinosaur Cove southwest of Melbourne when student Helen Wilson asked him what reward she’d get if she found a dinosaur jaw. He said he’d give her a kilo (2.2 pounds) of chocolate. She did, and he did.

Encouraged, the students asked Rich what they’d get if they found a mammal bone. These are fairly rare among dinosaur fossils in Australia, so Rich rashly promised a cubic meter of chocolate — 35 cubic feet, or about a ton.

The cove was “dug out” by 1994, and paleontologists shut down the dig. Rich sent a curious unclassified bone, perhaps a turtle humerus, to two colleagues, who recognized it as belonging to an early echidna, or spiny anteater — a mammal.

Rich now owed the students $10,000 worth of chocolate. “It turns out that it is technically impossible to make a cubic meter of chocolate, because the center would never solidify,” he told National Geographic in 2005. So he arranged for a local Cadbury factory to make a cubic meter of cocoa butter, and then turned the students loose in a room full of chocolate bars.

“It was a bit like Willy Wonka,” Wilson said. “There were chocolate bars on the counters, the tables. We carried out boxes and boxes of chocolate.”

Fittingly, the new echidna was named Kryoryctes cadburyi.

26 May 05:05

Twitter / CaseyNewton: “911 emergency” “Yes ...

by gguillotte
“911 emergency” “Yes hello my boyfriend is trying to explain to me the differences between the X-Men movies and the comic books”