December 15, 2008

Ghosts of Nature A collection of beautiful albino animals, along with a good amount of accessible scientific info on albinism. The peafowl are gorgeous. more inside

November 20, 2008

It's World Toilet Day Especially in this International Year of Sanitation, it's important to remember that 2.5 billion people do not have somewhere safe, private or hygienic to go to the toilet. more inside

September 10, 2008

No, you! "Sidetaker: let the world decide who's at fault" Finally, a sensible use for the internet! Fighting couples can post their respective sides of an argument, and the internet votes on who's right! more inside

July 10, 2008

The Fabulous Story of Poop A group of urban artists can find beauty in even the ugliest of subjects. more inside

July 07, 2008

World's Longest Concert Strikes a New Chord "The church organ in Halberstadt will play the next - sixth - chord of John Cage's As Slow As Possible work. The performance began in 2000 and is scheduled to last a total of 639 years." more inside

June 25, 2008

Photographs made while travelling 50 to 70 mph in Los Angeles and other parts of the Southwestern United States. more inside

June 08, 2008

Found in books "Be careful what you use as a bookmark. Thousands of dollars, a Christmas card signed by Frank Baum, a Mickey Mantle rookie baseball card, a marriage certificate from 1879, a baby’s tooth, a diamond ring and a handwritten poem by Irish writer Katharine Tynan Hickson are just some of the stranger objects discovered inside books by booksellers." . more inside

May 22, 2008

Moms may be using 21st centuries methods to correspond with their kids, but apparently, it hasn't changed them. Much. A bit late for Mothers Day, but I found this too sweet and funny not to share.

November 28, 2007

Study finds pictures of eyes may deter crime. The experiment, which gained global media attention, found that people put nearly three times as much money into a unsupervised coffee room cash collection box when they were being watched by a pair of eyes on a poster. more inside

September 21, 2007

Passive-Aggressive Notes for Fun and Profit! "some of these notes are really more aggressive in tone, and some of them are more passive — polite, even — but they all share a common sense of frustration that’s been channeled into written form rather than a direct confrontation. it’s barbed criticism disguised as something else — helpful advice, a funny joke, simple forgetfulness" more inside

June 15, 2007

Coal Fire Burns Beneath Town Since 1962 The town of Centralia, Pennsylvania is all but abandonded now. 46 years ago, a carelessly set garbage fire set a vein of coal in the mines below the town on fire. more inside

September 12, 2006

Cut 'em out and fold 'em up in all of their intricate glory. Those who can be trusted with scissors can make The Globe Theater, the Taj Mahal, or the crazily complex 3-page Mississippi Riverboat (Warning, sappy e-cards also thrown in.) more inside

July 20, 2006

In da Bginnin While you may be aware of the ongoing project to translate a Klingon version of the bible, the curious Hieroglyphick Bible, and even the lovely children's Scratch and Sniff Bible Storybook, is the world ready for the SMS bible? more inside

February 28, 2006

Unpublished Civil Rights photos from Birmingham, AL found after 4 decades. In all, Cohn said, he found 5,000 images from 1950 to 1965 in the cardboard box. He examined 2,000 and estimated that most had not been published. more inside

December 16, 2005

Say Goodbye to Guiltmas! Don't kill a tree this year. Instead, San Francisco residents can rent a potted tree. Trees will be collected after the big day and planted in a neighborhood in need of greening.

December 15, 2005

Perform a long and disgusting virtual knee replacement operation with Virtual Knee Surgery! Slice through skin! Chisel bone! Thrill as you pound things into your poor, unsuspecting virtual patient, all while a guy drones instructions at you. more inside