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What If? - Real Answers to Absurd Hypotheticals

In his <i>What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions</i> author Randall Munroe goes beyond standard ricoculous queries, like <i>What</i> …

Notebooks Adorned with Hand-embroidered Blood Vessels, Insects, and Geometric Patterns | Colossal

<p>Athens-based Fabulous Cat Papers offers a wide range of hand-made notebooks with embroidered Japanese paper covers featuring anatomical, floral, and …

Qwerkywriter: a mechanical typewriter keyboard

Shipping in summer 2015, Qwerkywriter is a $300 computer keyboard that uses mechanisms that mimic the keys of an old-fashioned manual, mechanical …

Build your own working tabletop V8 engine

The Haynes Build Your Own V8 Engine ($65.62) sounds <i>fantastic</i> -- the lengthy selection of positive reviews confirm the manufacturer's claim that a …

Butts, Boobs, and Pubes: Needlepoint and Embroidery by Sally Hewett

Sally Hewett's needlepoint and embroidery art includes this tender and frank portrait series of erogenous zones: male and female breasts, genitalia, …

A Clockwork Orange: beautiful Folio edition

The Folio Society has issued a lavish new edition of Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange, illustrated by Ben Jones and with an introduction by …

10 (More) Gorgeous Colorized Photos That Put History In A New Light

For the history buffs of the world, we imagine there are few experiences as fulfilling as poring over volume after volume of black-and-white photographs, hunting for that rare shot of a notable figure or iconic location.<p>As for the rest of us, we'll be trolling Reddit. Their ongoing thread of …

The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Four years ago, Angela Stimpson agreed to donate a kidney to a complete stranger.<p>"The only thing I knew about my recipient was that she was a female and she lived in Bakersfield, Calif.," Stimpson says.<p>It was a true act of altruism — Stimpson risked pain and suffering to help another. So why did …

Beer labels match brewed contents to Pantone color

Spanish creative agency Txaber created a series of beer packaging labels in which each brew type is presented with a corresponding Pantone color.<p>[via …

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Light Up Goo

Experience the mind blowing and stress relieving powers of this rainbow light up goo. This super elastic putty can be stretched, bounced, thrown, …

Top 10 Food Infographics to Hang in Your Kitchen or Save to Your Phone

Sometimes, a chart or infographic is the best way to communicate complex topics—like what the different types of cuts of beef are (and how to cook …

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People | Inc.com

Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator.</i><p>He's also …

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Create a DIY Doormat

A lackluster porch step calls for a makeover, but that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. The solution, of course, is to put on your DIY hat and get a little creative.<p>This super simple DIY doormat can be recreated in half the time it takes you to listen to your favorite album. Not to mention, …

19 Unapologetic One-Liners From Joan Rivers

“We don’t apologize for a joke. We are comics. We are here to make you laugh. If you don’t get it, then don’t watch us.”<p>Joan Rivers was not a …

Arrested Development wants you to do its design work

Because there is apparently no more money in the banana stand, <i>Arrested Development</i> is asking fans to create the box art for its season four DVD. …

A big chunk of the Mythbusters team is leaving

Last night’s season finale of <i>Mythbusters</i> was also the last episode to feature cast members Kari Byron, Tory Belleci, and Grant Imahara. After the …

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5 Insane Things I Learned as a Foreign Aid Worker

In a world full of people whose concept of charity extends only to forwarding inspirational Facebook messages, it's impressive to hear of people who …

Sexual Health

Second World War camp survivor and wife both die on 76th wedding anniversary

War veteran Clifford Hartland died aged 101, hours before wife Marjorie, 97, died 'of a broken heart'<p>A Second World War prisoner camp survivor and his wife of 76 years died within hours of each other on their wedding anniversary.<p>Veteran Clifford Hartland died at the age of 101, 14 hours before his …

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Robin Williams Found Dead In Marin County Home; Suicide Suspected

Just hours ago, my local paper reported that Robin Williams was found dead in his home in Tiburon, Calif. The Marin County Sheriff Coroner’s division said it suspected Williams had committed suicide by asphyxiation.<p>Many famous people live in Marin County, which is also my home, musicians and actors …

The Weirdest Micronations That Have Ever Existed

Living in a regular country, with a normal government, can get annoying sometimes. Taxes, laws, political disputes... it's all kind of a bummer. So …

Allergy to Originality: Mark Twain and the Remix Nature of All Creative Work, Animated

When Helen Keller was accused of plagiarism, her dear friend Mark Twain wrote her a heartfelt and lively letter of support, in which he asserted that “all ideas are second-hand, consciously and unconsciously drawn from a million outside sources” and that “the kernel, the soul … the actual and …

The Life Of An Introvert, Illustrated

Introverts are often misunderstood by the more chipper and chatty members of society. Here to offer a corrective is illustrator Gemma Correll, a proud introvert, who has mapped out the heart of the introvert (likely while sitting in her Hermit’s Cave).<p>It’s a heart so full of animal pals there is …

Nietzsche’s 10 Rules for Writers, Penned in a Letter to His Lover and Muse

More than a century before Elmore Leonard’s ten rules of writing inspired similar sets of commandments by Neil Gaiman, Zadie Smith, and Margaret Atwood, one of humanity’s greatest minds did precisely that. Between August 8 and August 24 of 1882, <b>Friedrich Nietzsche</b> set down ten stylistic rules of …

How cultures around the world think about parenting

What can American parents learn from how other cultures look at parenting? A look at child-rearing ideas in Japan, Norway, Spain — and beyond.<p>The …

Top 10 Tips and Tricks We Learned from the Military

You learn unique, useful skills in the military—not just for special ops, but also often applicable to everyday life. Here are ten of the most …