Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Solution To The Grandfather Paradox

If you could travel back in time, and you killed your grandfather, would you be killing your future self? What do physics, complexity theory, and computer science have to say about this famous murderous time-travel paradox?

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13 Reasons Why 13 Is Considered The Unluckiest Number In The World

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Everyone knows that the number 13 is regarded as a bad omen, even if they don't happen to believe it themselves. However, do you know why 13 is considered such a harbinger of doom?

Teach A Taxi Driver New Tricks

Imagine if you were illegally turned away by a taxi or minicab. How would you feel? Upset? Angry? Embarrassed? UK charity Guide Dogs have just released their latest campaign video. The video raises awareness of the issues faced by people living with sight loss when taking a taxi or cab because they are with a guide dog.

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(thanks Mike)

Rarely-Seen Diamond-Shaped Portraits Of People

An amazing collection of rare diamond-shaped portrait photos of people before 1900.

Moments Of Puglia

They don't call Italy 'Il bel paese' - 'The beautiful country' - for nothing. The region of Puglia has much to offer. With numerous UNESCO sites, pristine beaches, and enchanting destinations.

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(thanks Cora)

The Surprise

The Surprise is a cinematic video from Interac Association, a Boyhood meets banking coming-of-age story about working for that dollar and reaping the benefits thereafter. It's a video that reminds us about a simple rule of life we often forget: that life is better when we use our own money.

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(thanks Jaime)

13 Incredible Science Facts You Probably Didn't Learn At High School

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We learn about some awesome science in high school - like Einstein's theory of relativity, the Periodic table, and DNA replication. But science definitely doesn't end at high school, and it's once you take your learning to the next level that things get really interesting. In no particular order, here are some mind-bendingly incredible facts that we didn't learn at high school.

Monday, 23 May 2016

This Is... Japan World Cup 3

This is one of the most bizarre Japanese videos I have ever seen featuring the strangest horse races around. Hightower and AxialMatt of Achievement Hunter take a look at some of the game's strange and hilarious antics.

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(via Laughing Squid)

11 Fascinating Facts About 'Mad Max'

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What began as director George Miller's ambitious action film about a solitary cop on a mission to take down a violent biker gang has evolved into a post-apocalyptic sensory overload of a franchise that now has four films to its credit.

Mad Max (1979), The Road Warrior (1981), Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985), and Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) - and additional sequels in the works. So let's obsess over Miller's masterpieces even more with these 11 things you might not know about the franchise.

The Strange Killinger And Freund Motorcycle

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The Killinger and Freund Motorcycle was an attempt in 1935 by a group of five German engineers from Munich to design a more streamlined and modified version of the German Megola front-wheel drive motorcycle. The work took three years to complete but the result was impressive.

The Killinger and Freund motorcycle featured a three cylinder two-stroke engine built right into the front wheel, transmission and clutch, with more comfortable front and rear suspension. This design was intended for civilian production but the start of World War II cancelled those plans.


Theremin is a free online synth instrument that makes an array of different sounds. Play it by dragging the cursor or use multiple fingers to fiddle with waveforms, and experiment with the delay, feedback and scuzz sliders. You can make layers, record, loop and download creations.

(thanks Cora)

Mom Laughing At Chewbacca Mask For Birthday

While out shopping for her family, this mom noticed this hysterical Chewbacca mask and decided to buy it for herself. Her contagious laugh and hilarious attitude about it will brighten anyones day.

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15 Ways To Access Small Business Startup Loans

Are you thinking about starting a business, or have you recently started a new venture? You certainly aren't alone. In fact, 543,000 small businesses are started in the United States every month.

That's the good news. Less good: half won't make it until year 5. The biggest challenge you're likely to face is not having access to the money you need to fully execute your business plan. Let's look at 15 ways you can access money for your new business.

Monument To The Taxi Driver In Buenos Aires

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Located in the square of the Avenue of the Italians and Macacha Guemes in Buenos Aires, the Monument to the Taxi Driver is a tribute to the thousands of men and women who provide an important public transportation service to the city.

Inaugurated in 2012, the monument depicts a bald and mustachioed taxi driver casually leaning on to the side of a classic 1967 car model of a Siam Di Tella - an old Argentinian manufacturing company.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Dust Buddies

Dust Buddies is a story about the friendship between two dust bunnies, Fuzz and Lint, who live peacefully under a couch. When an evil maid comes to clean the house and sucks Fuzz into her vacuum, Lint must overcome his fears and set out to rescue his friend.

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(thanks Cora)

11 Rome-Sacking Facts About The Original Goths

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Today is World Goth Day, an occasion minted in 2009 when BBC 6 dedicated the day to goth rock. It has since become a happening in clubs across the world. But what about the original Goths?

Here are some things you may not know about the Germanic people best known for sacking Rome in 410 CE. Though deemed 'savages' and 'barbarians' by the Romans, they were actually complex, intelligent, and misunderstood people.

10 Oldest Businesses Still In Operation Today

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Starting a business is hard enough, but making one thrive and survive, even for a short time, is sometimes nothing less than a miracle. Amazingly, the businesses on this list managed to overcome the odds; many of them have survived for centuries, and all of them are, quite astonishingly, still operating.

The Sea Organ In Croatia

The Sea Organ is an architectural object located in Zadar, Croatia and an experimental musical instrument which plays music by way of sea waves and tubes located underneath a set of large marble steps.

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How A Wind Powered Sawmill Works

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(thanks Cora)

How Your Nose Got Its Shape

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Ski-jump, hooked, piggy or snubbed - there are almost as many nose shapes as there are people in the world. Now, new research has uncovered four genes that govern some of the variation in the human olfactory organ. The new findings could help scientists understand the roots of this variation.