Fran Thompson

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14 Simple Charts For Teaching Children That Life Is Hard

There's a lot of harsh realities of life that people just don't want to face. But people also love to look at pictures, especially if they think …

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My Love Story in LEGO

Kevin Ulrich of Brotherhood Workshop said he wouldn’t date someone he works with. But then he met Celina Frenn, who’s as much of a nerd as he is. …

Eyewear Made Specifically for Special Needs Kids

(Photo: Specs4usUS)<p>About 60% of people with Down Syndrome have vision problems. But most eyeglasses frames won't fit the facial features of people …

Montreal’s Notre-Dame Basilica

Juergen Horn and Mike Powell spent the winter in Curaçao, and have moved on to Montreal, Quebec, for the next 91 Days. They thought it was spring, …

Every International Outlet, in One Handy Chart

We’ve all been there. You’ve caught the last available charter to Paris in pursuit of an international super-spy who’s inexplicably gone rogue, you …

Do Cats Fall In Love? - Simon's Cat | LOGIC

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16 Fearless-Flyer Facts About Trader Joe’s

In a supermarket industry that thrives on selling you the same brands of chips, cereal, candy and soda wherever you shop, Trader Joe’s is the wacky …

Fifteen Images That Illustrate Why Letter-Spacing Is So Important

Graphic designers know how important letter-spacing (tracking) is to a design that features lots of typography, like those created for store signs or …

Parenthood

<i>Some thoughts on the hardest job in the world.</i><p>“To me, life is tough enough without having someone kick you from the inside.”<p>-Rita Rudner<p>“People who …

Hilarious Acts Of Sign Vandalism

Sign vandalism is so, so wrong…unless it leads to more hilarious pictorial content for the internet!<p>Those who vandalize with spray paint and such are …

Word Crimes

(YouTube link)<p>Grammar nazis, you have an anthem! We knew Weird Al Yankovic was pretty picky about grammar and punctuation, if you recall his campaign …

Gorgeous Timelapse Video of Colorful Alaskan Nights

In February, photographer Alexis Coram took a last minute trip to Alaska. She hoped to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights while she was there—but …

Henri on The Blight of Spring

(YouTube link)<p>Henri the Existential Cat muses on the false hope and disappointment of spring. The birds he hears but cannot reach, the shedding of …

A Biologically Accurate Mother's Day Song

(Video Link)<p>According to biologist Robert Sapolsky, what makes you you--that is, your DNA--isn't a 50/50 split between your mother and father. He …

Star Trek: The Next Generation Valentine's Day Cookies

Hey girl, lovin' you is my Prime Directive. Mike of Semi Sweet Designs made <b>these cookies</b> for the Trekkies that you love. They're nicely detailed with …

Amazing Olympic Facts

(YouTube link)<p>AsapSCIENCE is getting into the Olympic spirit with a video on Olympic trivia, from the oldest and youngest Olympians to the …

How Fast Can You Read?

Staples has created a pretty nifty online test where you can compare your reading speed to the national average. The test times you while you read a …

Kitten in bucket - Kätzchen spielt mit Eimer

The Five Stages of Catnip Abuse

(YouTube link)<p>The Pet Collective shows us the five states of nip abuse. They left out the part where the cat gets high and does funny things for our …

Ask Dumb Questions, Get Dumb Answers

It's common for daycare businesses to learn about the interests and habits of children who enroll. One daycare manager gave a friend of redditor …

bethlehemian rhapsody

serious props to the makers of this video. what a kick!<p><i>(ht to Amy L, who linked to this in a comment on my last post)</i>

Simplified Origami

If you’re really daring, you can also make a map of Wyoming. But <b>these models</b> by cartoonist Gemma Correll are a good place to start.<p>Once you’ve …

Get Off The Phone Song

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Christmas Presence (Part 1) - Simon's Cat | SHORTS

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Benedict Cumberbatch Reads R. Kelly Lyrics

(Video Link)<p>Those darn Brits can make anything sound good, with their sophisticated pronunciations of words and smarmy attitudes as they sit there …

I'm Climbing Up The Christmas Tree NEOW!

Christmas Trees

Chore (Roar Parody)

(YouTube link)<p>The Peterson Farm Bros are back with another song parody (or as they call this one, a "perrydy") rewritten about the life of a farmer. …

[Official Video] Little Drummer Boy - Pentatonix

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Pumpkin Tres Leches Cake

I don’t feel much like telling a story today. It’s dark outside way too early, colder than it should be, and altogether dreary. I do feel like …

50 States of LEGO

If you could make one scene to show what your state is best known for, what would it be? As a Californian, I certainly wouldn't depict my state as …