Sunday, February 18, 2018

42,000 Match Sphere Gets Lit



I've actually thought about the curves and a possible sphere when playing with matches. But it's been long time since I've played with matches, and I never had enough free time to amass this many matches and put this experiment into action. YouTuber All Is Art did it
What happens when you start gluing matches together? Because the heads are slightly wider than the wooden bodies, they begin to form a sphere. This was an experiment in how many matches it would take to get all the way around to make a perfect globe. After months of gluing and gluing and gluing we made it to the other side.
The answer is 42,000, give or take a few matches. What do you do with this sphere afterward? Light it up, of course! Don't let the length of this video deter you- that all happens in the first three minutes. Then we get to see it from all angles, then in slow motion. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Tweet of the Day


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Saturday, February 17, 2018

That's What You Get

Dancing Cougar



How do you make a dance team's routine much cooler? Put a tented dancer in an animal costume! We learned that watching the cheerleader wearing a T-rex costume for Halloween. So watch the BYU Cougarettes get upstaged by the mascot Cosmo Cougar at a football game last fall. They're all excellent dancers, but who can resist a dancing wild cat in football uniform? (via reddit)

Where Do You Draw the Line?

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Animal Gaits



Four-legged animals have six different ways of walking, our at least most of them do, that are illustrated in this animation. I was surprised to see how a dog uses his left and right legs together in both front and back in the slower gaits. I had assumed that they usually worked the opposite way, as in the trot. There are exceptions, like my three-legged dog who just does the best she can, and my neighbor's dog who doesn't walk at all as far as I can tell -he just sits on the porch. (via Boing Boing)

It's About Time



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Simon's Cat Logic: Territorial Behavior



The newest episode of Simon's Cat Logic looks at how cats define, mark, and defend their territory. Animator and cat lover Simon Tofield gets the lowdown from cat expert Nicky Treverrow of Cat's Trust. We get to meet Jazz, real cat who became a rival for Simon's Cat in his cartoons. The informational part is only five and a half minutes long, followed by some classic Simon's Cat cartoons. 

Mattress

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Cat Communication



What do I want? Stupid hoomans, can't you figure it out? I'm standing here next to my food dish. I only come to this spot for food. But I'm not eating; I'm staring at you. Why? Because my food dish is empty! Can't you see? Do I need to point it out to you? Okay. Again. Again. Stupid hoomans! (via Michael Leavitt)


Tweet of the Day



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Friday, February 16, 2018

Brother

The Evolution of Movies



Take a trip down memory lane as we zip through the best movies in history, starting with The Great Train Robbery from 1902 and continuing to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2! It's not just one movie per year, because some years were very good for film. We've come a long way, but aren't you glad we still have what came before? The movies in this video are listed here. (via Tastefully Offensive)


Healthcare

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Acknowledgments

Miss Cellania's Links

From Batcave to Ivory Tower. Will Brooker talks about getting a PhD in Batman.

Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Dog.

The Evolution of Marvel’s Black Panther. Introduced in 1966, the character hits the big screen this weekend.

The Very Real History of Death Stars. Germany, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. have all drawn up plans for weaponized satellites.

The Karate Kid gets a modern makeover with Cobra Kai. Daniel and Johnny will revive their unresolved conflicts as older adults in the YouTube Red series.

4 Laws That Could Stem the Rising Threat of Mass Shootings. Except we won't be able to enforce the laws we have now

How the “Heart Balm Racket” Convinced America That Women Were Up to No Good. Sensational cases of gold diggers meant the end of breach of promise lawsuits.

Here’s All 290 Star Wars Movies Officially in Production Right Now. At this rate, we shouldn't be surprised that Jar Jar's dad gets his own film.

What Europe's Oldest Wine Tells Us About Ancient Sicilians. Samples hidden in a cave thousands of years ago hold clues to their everyday lives.

Onion editor who coined ‘No way to prevent this’ headline lives near Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Wednesday was the seventh time they've published the same article, with only the location and number of victims changed. 

Dobby

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Cats and Dogs



I don't know why cartoons would have us believe that dogs chase cats. In the real world, dogs are usually afraid of cats, as this video evidence shows us. This is a compilation of clips of cats and dogs who live together and get along well ...or not. (via Metafilter

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Should Have Known Better

Burglary Fail in Shanghai



Police in Shanghai have released security footage of a crime in progress. It we non viral on Chinese social media, not because people wanted to help solve the crime, but because the perpetrators are the very definition of dumb criminals. They want to break into a storefront, so they chuck bricks at the window, which is probably Plexiglass. That was a mistake. Forget calling the police, these folks need an ambulance! (via reddit)