A happy dog in a pile of leaves [via].
What a hurricane sounds like: Hurricane Ike 2008 [via].
“Hey, yinz. Stillers ain’t jagoffs. We gotcha tear-bull talls, yah.” This long linguistic analysis of Pittsburghese is missing one thing: audio examples of the dialect [via].
It’s also come to my attention that the Pittsburgh “yinzer” accent was voted the most annoying dialect in the Nation, and I disagree. The New York accent that pronounces the word “all” as “ohl” is worse than the Southern California accent (made famous in Zappa’s “Valley Girl“) that inflects statements into questions?
Amazing wood carving.
Sparkling bat poop [via].
Robert Goddard’s 1914 Patent for a liquid-fueled rocket. Consider that in 1914 we barely knew how to design airplanes. In those days, the fuel gauge was a pocket watch hung on a nail.
[Top image from here.]