Archive for the ‘Odd’ Category

Papa Was A Rolling Hot Links

Sunday, 4 December 2016

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Pure brilliant simplicity: “It’s my dog.”

Here’s the unofficial History of AutoTune.

Fan of The Walking Dead? Here are some of the filming locations.

High Resolution Corrugated Cardboard.

Milton Friedman’s argument against Inheritance Taxation.

Wait! Do that again!

It’s deep. Real deep. Even deeper than that. It’s scary deep.

Magnets In Slow Motion.

Guessing Someone’s Age By Their First Name.

From The-Emperor-Has-No-Clothes Department: “My Unhappy Life as a Climate Heretic.”

Clever camouflage entry door.

[Top image from here, and I messed with it a tad.]

 

The .GIF Friday Post No.462 – Hair Controller, Semi Towed & Moses Parts It

Friday, 2 December 2016

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stealth-car-theft

moses

[Found here, here and in here.]

“Chased him down the street in me undies and he got too far, so I went back and got my car…and then I chased him down the street in my little purple car.” – Dan McConnell

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

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Unlicensed Brisbane driver fled the scene after crashing into a fish and chips shop and was chased down by a father of four wearing only his chonies.

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[h/t The Feral Irishman.]

Wright Brothers’ Early Spacewalk Test (ca. 1915)

Monday, 28 November 2016

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Using a pressurized helium-vapor suit, Orville and Wilbur Wright sought to solve future problems of space exploration, and their younger step brother “Nottle” volunteered to be the test pilot. Once afloat, the tethers snapped, and he sailed over the horizon. He landed in France and enlisted with the 43rd Balloon Company, serving as a practice target in WWI. Out of eleven volunteers, he was never shot down by the Boche once, and he survived the friendly fire, too.

Okay, maybe it wasn’t a spacewalk test, and maybe it had nothing at all to do with WWI, but maybe it did, depending on how you look at it.

[Original image found here.]

Partly Cloudy With A Chance Of Hot Links

Sunday, 27 November 2016

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11 Epic RickRolls.  This one’s classic-al in case you missed it. Here are two more.

Andrew Loomis’ Fun With A Pencil [1939] was his first book, and my all-time favorite. Download it and give it to your favorite budding artist.

Pink Halibut is not a medical affliction.

Tardigrade plush animals [via].

How to read divinations signs from candle burning – the Hoodoo Method.

An image of a woman wearing hat and sunglasses with a plastic bee on her nose is available for purchase here.

99 + 86.

The Divje Babe flute, estimated at 43,000 years old, is the oldest surviving wind instrument. It was played by Neanderthals.

The Geißenklösterle flute is pretty old, too.

[Top image of a drive-in restaurant movie theater found in here.]

The .Gif Post No. 461 – Playing with Echeveria

Friday, 25 November 2016

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Yeah, I was bored.

Thailand Rodeo

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

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A herd of elephants is gathered in Surin’s Srinarong Stadium during the annual Elephant Round-up. The two day festival celebrates Thailand’s elephant history and traditions with games, parades, displays of skill and strength, and ancient war re-enactments.

[Image and caption found here via here.]

Monday Morning Puzzle

Monday, 21 November 2016

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The photo was taken after an earthquake in the Tottori Prefecture on October 21st, in a hotel owned by the Kishida family.

Given:
Cabinet with glass panels, earthquake-shifted valuable bowls.
Task:
Extract the bowls intact without breaking any glass.

There are some great solutions offered, like this one:

Open the cabinet door just enough to allow the nozzle of an expandable insulation foam canister. Fill up the cabinet with expansive foam, wait for it to set. Open the door and chip off the insulation with a screwdriver.

I don’t know who posted that solution, but it’s brilliant.

[Found here.]

Roof On A Tin Cat Hot Links

Sunday, 20 November 2016

lima-beans

lima bean (n.)
1756, associated with Lima, Peru, from which region the plant (Phaseolus lunatus) was introduced to Europe c. 1500. Among the earliest New World crops to be known in the Old World, Simmonds’ “Dictionary of Trade” (1858) describes it as “esteemed,” but it has the consistency of a diseased dog kidney.

I grew up with a subscription to Mad Magazine. Check out what writer Dick DeBartolo is doing these days.

Jupiter’s fanny.

Interesting list of “hate crimes” that were hoaxes (with links).

Antnado.

Grifters. I’ve seen ’em everywhere I’ve ever lived. I remember growing up in Ohio and hearing the warning that “the Williamsons are in town.” Their gig was to offer to reseal your asphalt driveway with hot mop. The “hot mop” washed away with the next rain, and by that time they were out of town.

10 Best Leon Russell Songs (R.I.P. 1942-2016).

Potato & Carrot Weaponry.

A turkey’s gender can be determined from its droppings–males produce spiral-shaped poop and females’ poop is shaped like the letter J. More fun turkey facts here.

[Top image from here.]

The .GIF Friday Post No.460 – Sheep Dog, Bowzer Break & Doggie Duckies

Friday, 18 November 2016

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dog-dood

doggie-duckies

[Found in here, in here, and here via here.]


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