Steampunk-themed sex toys. There is nothing else to say.
(A dolphin fetus, from National Geographic, found here.)
Getting your doctorate in the sciences usually takes four or five years. Sometimes a bit longer. But how long would it take without all the failed experiments and dead ends? David Ng asked this question, and the answer (for him) was six months.
We have all done it — blown across the opening of a bottle to make some beautiful music. Now a beer-maker has helpfully designed their labels to assist you in this endeavour.
Have you built a time machine?
Have you been sitting putting off using it, for fear of the grandfather paradox?
Fear no more! Grandfather paradox-free time travel is now available!
There are plenty of people in the world who cannot read Chinese (or Japanese). Yet a significant portion of these people insist on getting tattooed with Chinese (or Japanese) characters. Here are their stories.
London is amazingly unfriendly to the disabled. It has many old buildings which are (unsurprisingly) inaccessible. Most of the tube stations require that patrons traverse stairs, nevermind the conundrum of minding the gap while in a wheelchair. Apparently the brains behind the 2012 Olympics are extending this inaccessibility to the internet, as well.
|Volunteers at women’s health centres apparently get pelted with small rubber “dog-toy” like fetuses|
|The Psychology of Conspiracy|
|If you need proof that the UK’s libel laws are over-the-top, check out the manner in which criticisms of a person’s behaviour need to be expressed, in order to avoid lawsuits.|
|As a denizen of the Internet, you are no doubt aware of that annoying quiz in which your own writing is compared to famous authors. But be aware that it is flawed:
Input some Orwell, and it will be identified as being similar to Margaret Mitchell.
|Remember a few weeks ago when we linked to scaremongering over methane releases from the BP oil spill? Well, now the scaremongering has gone even more extreme — to doomsday scenarios!
Of course, these do not stand up to scrutiny. But excellent scaremongering nonetheless!
|Historians say that they have located King Arthur’s table. And here I was thinking that King Arthur was just a myth.
Are the stories about Merlin true, too?
|It has been shown everywhere I look on the Internet. Everywhere. But I will still link to it, because I continue to love absolutely everything that Improv Everywhere does.|
|Need a place to crash for a month? Like museums? Then apply to live at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry for a month.
Oh, you get paid, too.
On the downside, you’ll be expected to write. Scary.