Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Just Add Water!

"[It's] known as "dry water" because it consists of 95 percent water and yet is a dry powder. Each powder particle contains a water droplet surrounded by modified silica, the stuff that makes up ordinary beach sand. The silica coating prevents the water droplets from combining and turning back into a liquid. The result is a fine powder that can slurp up gases, which chemically combine with the water molecules to form what chemists term a hydrate.

"There's also other potential uses for dry water such as jumpstarting chemical reactions and providing a safer way to transport and store harmful industrial materials."
Just... well, do not eat.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Guns Don't Kill Ducks....

Cats without guns playing Duck Hunt kill ducks.

Friday, August 27, 2010

I'm Ba--

Happy back to school, kids!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Do I Have To Spell It Out For You?

 "Part optometrist's chart, part geek quiz and part typography nerd poster, this Sci-fi Eye Test features 36 letters pulled from the logos of games, comics and movie titles."
Not to brag or anything, but I identified all of them. I'm talking EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. Plus the background. Hoth, amirite?

Click here to embiggen!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Beer Pockets!

"Ever since the inauguration five years ago of the Big Tex Choice Awards at the Texas State Fair, food vendors have been deep-frying the impossible in their pursuit of the Most Creative and Best Taste awards.
"As the Dallas Morning News reports, the Fried Beer was the result of a painful process of trial and error for creator Mark Zamble. His initial efforts kept exploding once they hit the fryer, and he kept getting burned. Zamble has already applied for a patent and trademark for Fried Beer, which appears to be a pocket of pretzel dough filled with its signature beverage."
My god that sounds delicious. Scalding hot beer and fried pretzel dough all in one bite? It's like I won the culinary lottery. Quick Robin -- to the Fry-Daddy!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Oh, It's On.

Didja' hear? An unmanned robotic death & destruction 'copter went rogue while flying around Washington DC! 
"A software error, combined with an unfortunate user action, led to a US military robot helicopter - developed from a manned version and capable of carrying a fearsome arsenal of weapons - straying into restricted airspace near Washington DC, according to reports.
"Losses of communications between unmanned aircraft and ground operators are a routine event, but seldom have serious consequences. Robot planes and choppers lacking instructions from their human masters will normally circle where they are when comms go down, and control is almost always restored shortly thereafter...

The difference here is that the MQ-8 failed to follow its built-in failure protocol, instead continuing on course. Unmanned aircraft are generally restricted to operations in special military-controlled airspace and are forbidden to enter areas governed by normal civil rules."
Did you read that? It failed to follow its built-in failure protocol. Try to explain that, robot-apocalypse naysayers!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Darwin Award Winners!

Wow. You guys are almost as good at science as you are spelling.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Heavy Lefting.

August 13th is International Left Handers' Day. Some fun facts:

1. Left Hander's Day was started in August 13 1976 by Left Handers International.
2. About 7 percent of the population is left handed.
3. Lefties are also called "southpaws".
4. In twins, there is a high tendency for one to be left-handed.
5. 1 in 4 Apollo astronauts were left-handed.
6. 4 of the 5 original designers of the Macintosh computer were left-handed.
7. Left-handers usually reach puberty 4 to 5 months after right-handers.
8. George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama are all left handed. So was Ronald Reagan.
9. Pablo Picasso, Isaac Newton, Leonardo Di Vinci, and Michelangelo were also left handed.
10. Right-handed people tend to use the left side of their brains more. Left-handed people, the opposite.
11. Left handers tend to adjust quickly to seeing underwater.
12. Right handers tend to chew food on the right side, left handers tend to chew on the left side.
13. Albert Einstein was left handed.
14. Left-handed people who have higher I.Q.s tend to have an I.Q. of over 140.
15. In some cultures it is impolite to touch your food with your left hand.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

No iPhones!

So... iPhones aren't cool. Got it.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sunday, August 08, 2010

"X" Never, Ever Marks The Spot.

Note: I know, I thought it was a treasure map too. Click here to see the thing in all it's "WAIT, WHERE'S THE X?" glory.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Scott Pilgrim vs. The Click!

It's just like what your grandma's vague notion of a video game is!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Ahhhhhh! Neck Pinch!

Unless you sit on a throne with your monitor perched on a TV-Dinner stand, you could learn a thing or two from Uhura here and adjust your seat for maximum bodily comfort.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Donald Duck Dreams Don't Disappoint

Okay, I haven't seen Inception, but I did see this back in 2002:

That's right: as usual, it was popular avian sailor Donald Duck, Gyro Gearloose, and some criminal beagles who were at the cutting edge of convoluted sci-fi dream plots way back when. As you can maybe read in the above panel, it turns out Uncle $crooge was at the receiving end of some classic Inception-style extraction eight years ago. "King of the world?" Whatever.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Cosplay Outside

I don't care if you're the goddamm Grinch, you've gotta admit this makes your heart at least a half-size bigger.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Jesus Bid.

You have to wonder.... Apparently this Hot Wheels Invisible Jet toy began life as an April Fools' joke but I don't remember hearing about it because I don't even know if I remembered to take my vitamins this morning. At any rate, it became a Comic-Con exclusive and suckers lined up to pay $5 for the empty box (it just looks  like there's a plane inside because of the molded plastic packaging), and now the things are selling like hotcakes on eBay.

I swear, people will collect anything.