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A Bird That Perfectly Mimics the Sound of Power Tools

The avian version of music piracy has unintended consequences<p>Earlier we showed you the amazing structures that bowerbirds build, like little avian …

How People Described The Internet In The 1990s is Hilarious

In the 1990s, the internet was a hard-to-explain concept to people. Even though it’s commonplace now, the idea of electronic mail and being able to surf endless amounts of information without using an encyclopedia was quite foreign.<p>Many books, videos and images were created to help explain the …

Ready to race: Sacha Lakic's CX500 cafe racer

Who’d have thought that the humble Honda CX500 would one day join the CB750 and SR500 as a staple of custom builders? The poor man’s Guzzi—once loved only by despatch riders—has fast become the sweetheart of the cafe racer world.<p>The CX500 works best when builders manage to straighten out its …

12 Funny Pregnancy Announcements by Creative Parents

When it comes to pregnancy announcements, there are endless ways for creative parents-to-be to share their exciting news with friends and family. Instead of settling on a simple, conventional message, these happy couples took the opportunity to create hilarious images to broadcast their joy to the …

Insightful Infographic Instructs You on How to Have the Perfect Workday

If you feel like you don't accomplish as much as you'd like during the day, perhaps there's a better way to structure your time. A recent experiment by the productivity app DeskTime finds that the highest-performing employees work for a consecutive 52 minutes before taking a 17-minute break. To …

The Most Common Chord Progressions

[lollum_dropcap]T[/lollum_dropcap]he number of chord progressions you can create is virtually endless. However, there are certain ones that keep …

Guitar Chalk Sessions: A Clean Guide to Understanding Seventh Chords

2<p>SHARES<p><i>This is a compressed version of The Complete Guide to Actually Understanding Seventh Chords, which is published at guitarchalk.com. Both</i> …

Electric Guitar

What to Eat When It's Really Cold Out (Really, Really Cold)

Yes, it's cold out. Maybe even too cold to go out for dinner. But wait till you read what the first man to cross Antarctica by dogsled had to eat before you start complaining.<p>Yes, we know you're cold. Sure, we agree that you'd "literally" be risking frostbite by going out to eat. And we totally get …

Nutrition

Nuclear 'Command And Control': A History Of False Alarms And Near Catastrophes

Globally, there are thousands of nuclear weapons hidden away and ready to go, just awaiting the right electrical signal. They are, writes investigative reporter Eric Schlosser, a collective death wish — barely suppressed. Every one is an accident waiting to happen, a potential act of mass murder, …

DIY: 7 Best Natural Mosquito Bite Remedies

I’m a romantic, and so at the risk of facing commenter-wrath, I’m going to say it: The season’s first mosquito bite isn’t such a bad thing. It’s how …

Inflammation

Playing 'Gods Will Be Watching' turned me into a terrible person

A game only Walter White could love<p>Russian roulette is terrifying, even when the gun is made of pixels.<p>You might think of a video game as something that's fun, because the medium is stocked full of powerful wish fulfillment fantasies that let you run rampant in a bustling city or hop into a giant …