Saturday, April 25, 2009

When Did You Join Twitter?

When Did You Join Twitter?: "Enter your twitter username and we'll tell you when you created your account."

10 Greatest Moles of All Time

Now That's Nifty: 10 Greatest Moles of All Time: "According to the American Academy of Dermatology, the majority of moles appear during the first two decades of a person’s life, while about one in every 100 babies is born with moles. Acquired moles are a form of benign neoplasm, while congenital moles, or congenital nevi, are considered a minor malformation or hamartoma and may be at a higher risk for melanoma. A mole can be either subdermal (under the skin) or a pigmented growth on the skin, formed mostly of a type of cell known as a melanocyte. The high concentration of the body’s pigmenting agent, melanin, is responsible for their dark color. Moles are a member of the family of skin lesions known as nevi.

But enough with the science, let's see some moles!"

Sitcom and TV Show Hangouts

Sitcom and TV Show Hangouts: "We tend to get drawn into our favorite TV shows; we know what the characters do for a living and are privy to their groups of friends. But in order to really love a sitcom or dramatic series, it must be set to perfection—in other words, it’s all about the hangout spots. From the Three’s Company bar, Regal Beagle, to Beverly Hills, 90210’s diner, the Peach Pit, these renowned places—where our favorite small-screen characters gathered—ignite big memories for those of us who loyally tuned in. Reminisce with us as you check out these 10 famous spots where love, laughs and drama all unfolded—and where everyone definitely knew one another’s names."

Chinese fakeaway

Chinese fakeaway: After that copycat Roller, the products that got lost in translation: "Yesterday the Mail revealed that a Chinese firm has made a cut price copy of the £250,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom. But as these pictures show, there are many more well-known Western products that have been imitated in the Far East - often with hilarious results ..."

The 7 Biggest Food Product Flops

The 7 Biggest Food Product Flops: "Thousands of new food products are introduced to American grocery shoppers every year, which makes us wonder: Which items are so wild that they’ve been removed from shelves permanently? We examined some of the biggest food flops over the last 40 years. Some of the items lasted only a few weeks, while others were available for a few years, but they all have one thing in common: We guarantee you can’t find these items at a grocery store near you."

Spider "Resurrections" Take Scientists by Surprise

Spider "Resurrections" Take Scientists by Surprise: "Spiders in a lab twitched back to life hours after 'drowning'—and the scientists were as surprised as anyone.

The bugs, it seems, enter comas to survive for hours underwater, according to a new study."

The Definitive Game Boy Timeline

Gizmodo - The Definitive Game Boy Timeline: "The Nintendo Game Boy—the most popular game console of all time—was born today, April 21, back in 1989. Here are its 20 years of history in a timeline that actually goes back to 1889.

Click on this image to access the full high definition timeline"

Friday, April 24, 2009

Fox Snow Dive

A Man and His Bear - 25 Pictures

Amazing Beatbox Kid

5 Massive Hit Songs That Almost Didn't Get Released

5 Massive Hit Songs That Almost Didn't Get Released | "We like to think we all know a hit song when we hear one. If we don't, we like to at least think that guys like Quincy Jones and Keith Richards know a hit song when they hear one (it's sort of their job).

Apparently, it's not as easy as we thought, as a lot of classic songs almost never made it out of the studio."

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Wait... what?

Presidential Approval Ratings from 1945-2008

Presidential Approval Ratings from 1945-2008

Woman nabbed twice in 3 hours for drunken driving

Woman nabbed twice in 3 hours for drunken driving - "Connecticut police booked a 29-year-old woman for drunken driving, and then charged her with the same crime less than three hours later when they spotted her behind the wheel again.

Farmington police said they arrested Elsa Veisor of South Windsor shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday. They say her blood-alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit. Police charged her with operating under the influence, confiscated her license and suspended her driving privileges for 24 hours.

Authorities released her on bond and thought she was getting a ride from a friend, but another officer pulled her over shortly before 4 a.m., about a half-mile from where she was first arrested."

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sneezing ultra slow motion

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

American Stonehenge: Monumental Instructions for the Post-Apocalypse

American Stonehenge: Monumental Instructions for the Post-Apocalypse: "The strangest monument in America looms over a barren knoll in northeastern Georgia. Five massive slabs of polished granite rise out of the earth in a star pattern. The rocks are each 16 feet tall, with four of them weighing more than 20 tons apiece. Together they support a 25,000-pound capstone. Approaching the edifice, it's hard not to think immediately of England's Stonehenge or possibly the ominous monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Built in 1980, these pale gray rocks are quietly awaiting the end of the world as we know it."

Nationals Spelling Bee

Nationals Spelling Bee : "It's not enough to field a losing team every year, but the Washington Nationals have hit a new low by fielding a team with their names mispelled on their uniforms."

In fairness, even the great teams have failed at spelling. The Blue Jays won two straight World Series in 1992 and 1993, however, they too struggled with the spelling of "TORONTO" on their away uniforms.

The Most Intense Website Intro Ever

The Superstars Show from the 1970's will return

The Superstars Show from the 1970's will return - "Remember the popular Superstars Show on ABC during the 1970s? Well a remake will return this summer and publicity hound Terrell Owens will participate in the first show.

The series will run for six weeks. It will include a mix of current and former star athletes along with other celebrities."

Chimpanzee rides Segway

The AskJeeves butler returns from the dead

Ask Jeeves Web Search

17 Foods With The Most Caloric Bang For Your Buck

17 Foods With The Most Caloric Bang For Your Buck | Manolith: "Have you ever wondered what foods have the highest Caloric counts? Have you ever wondered what they foods had the highest calorie count per $1? Well, for the most part these are synonymous. The following is a list of some of the worst foods in the world for you - in health terms - as well as a breakdown of exactly how you get what you are paying for. After reading this, you ‘ll mostly likely vow to never eat these menu items again."

Can We Reverse Aging By Changing How We Think?

Can We Reverse Aging By Changing How We Think?: "Imagine that you could rewind the clock 20 years. It's 1989. Madonna is topping the pop charts, and TV sets are tuned to 'Cheers' and 'Murphy Brown.' Widespread Internet use is just a pipe dream, and Sugar Ray Leonard and Joe Montana are on recent covers of Sports Illustrated."

But most important, you're 20 years younger. How do you feel? Well, if you're at all like the subjects in a provocative experiment by Harvard psychologist Ellen Langer, you actually feel as if your body clock has been turned back two decades. Langer did a study like this with a group of elderly men some years ago, retrofitting an isolated old New England hotel so that every visible sign said it was 20 years earlier. The men—in their late 70s and early 80s—were told not to reminisce about the past, but to actually act as if they had traveled back in time. The idea was to see if changing the men's mindset about their own age might lead to actual changes in health and fitness.

Brain Gain

Brain Gain: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker: "A young man I’ll call Alex recently graduated from Harvard. As a history major, Alex wrote about a dozen papers a semester. He also ran a student organization, for which he often worked more than forty hours a week; when he wasn’t on the job, he had classes. Weeknights were devoted to all the schoolwork that he couldn’t finish during the day, and weekend nights were spent drinking with friends and going to dance parties. “Trite as it sounds,” he told me, it seemed important to “maybe appreciate my own youth.” Since, in essence, this life was impossible, Alex began taking Adderall to make it possible."

25 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Your Body and Health

25 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Your Body and Health: "In the spirit of those annoying, addictive, you-know-you're-reading-them-even-though-you-wish-you-weren't Facebook notes popping up everywhere, presents its list of 25 random things you might not know about the human body, nutrition and exercise, sex, sickness, and health. Go ahead: Pass it on to your friends."

Movie Stars Who Die the Most

Movie Stars Who Die the Most - "Reaching the top of the Hollywood totem pole usually means you play the hero, get the girl, and ride into the sunset. But sometimes, you don’t even make it to the final fade out."

Monday, April 20, 2009

How Does the Brain Form Sentences?

How Does the Brain Form Sentences?: Scientific American: "Forming a grammatically correct sentence may seem to require advanced cognitive skills, but it turns out that our creative language capacity might rely on a less sophisticated system than is commonly thought. A recent study suggests that our ability to construct sentences may arise from procedural memory—the same simple memory system that lets our dogs learn to sit on command."


Trailer - Lymelife: "Based on the true childhood experiences of director Derick Martini, Lymelife is set in the 70’s, and is seen through the innocent eyes of 15-year old Scott Bartlett. A unique coming of age story, Lymelife explores first love, last love and the dangers of the American Dream. This hilarious, violent and sometimes tragic look at family dynamics weaves an intricate tapestry of American life during a time of drastic economic and emotional change. Award Winning and Critically acclaimed, Lymelife features a magnificent ensemble cast who make you laugh and cry along with them."

Facing Ali

Trailer - Facing Ali: "Three-time World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali defeated almost every top fighter of the golden age of boxing and symbolized the sport for generations of fans. Now, ten of his acclaimed rivals pay tribute to perhaps the world’s most beloved and inspiring athlete in FACING ALI, a riveting documentary from director Pete McCormack (Uganda Rising) and producer Derik Murray (Legends of Hockey). From the moment he captured the gold at the 1960 Summer Olympics, the fighter who first came to prominence as Cassius Clay electrified the world and transformed the art of boxing."

Government experiment on the effects on LSD

Government experiment on the effects on LSD: "These 9 drawings were done by an artist under the influence of LSD - part of a test conducted by the US government during it's dalliance with psychotomimetic drugs in the late 1950's. The artist was given a dose of LSD 25 and free access to an activity box full of crayons and pencils. His subject is the medico that jabbed him.

First drawing is done 20 minutes after the first dose (50ug)

An attending doctor observes - Patient chooses to start drawing with charcoal.

The subject of the experiment reports - 'Condition normal... no effect from the drug yet'."

Extreme Balancing

Fortuna | Extreme Balancing

Red-Hot Redheads: Cool Facts About Carrot Tops

Red-Hot Redheads: Cool Facts About Carrot Tops: "We’ve all heard that blondes are dumb, brunettes are smart and dependable, and that curly-haired women are unhinged, but of all the hair stereotypes out there, no one suffers more injustice than redheads do. Throughout history, they’ve been subjected to discrimination and fearful prejudice, being viewed as untrustworthy, mischievous, temperamental, and lustful. In ancient Egypt, red hair was seen as so unlucky, red-haired girls were burned alive. According to Greek myths, redheads turn into vampires when they die. It’s even said that redheads get stung by bees more often. Ouch!"

Sunday, April 19, 2009

I-Movix SprintCam v3 NAB 2009 showreel

I-Movix SprintCam v3 NAB 2009 showreel from David Coiffier on Vimeo.