a spherical cat. On YouTube.
Wars as a silent movie. YouTube again.
visual illusion and some really
who went through undergraduate education in the sciences will appreciate
this lab report.
In a similar
vein, here are some actual
answers given on science tests. Did you know that the pistol of a
flower is its only protection against insects?
student humor -- a great
proof that Hell is exothermic.
a proof that girls
your life without meaning? You may want to worship at the Church
of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. This tongue-in-cheek religion
pokes fun at the creationist/evolution "debate."
heavens, check out this great
chinese karaoke video. What emotion. It's worth watching through
to the end... makes me weep every time.
your woman not have your dinner ready when you come home? Does
she plague you with her problems instead of listening to yours?
Does she, in fact, not know her place? Here is the Good
Wife's Guide -- circa 1950. (Note: I thought this was a spoof,
and found out it wasn't! See the email that
was sent to me by the person who originally posted this picture).
is a great place to while away an afternoon, perusing such items
as an apple sculture gone horribly wrong ("Note the tag
in the magnified version, desperately trying to justify this as
an art form") or the fine selection of emotionally scarring
toys. Mr. Peanut Butter makes me laugh every time: Put in peanuts,
turn the cranial crank, and peanut buttery sludge oozes from the
side of his head. Mmm, who else is hungry?
(click on link to "film clips")
A collection of classic experiments -- some quirky, some essential
to modern psychology (such as conditioning, or a fascinating account
of the Milgrim experiment). In the 1960s, one researcher summed
up 70 years of research on falling cats: As can be seen, the turning
cat raises a lot of interesting problems, even though their solution
may not be of much practical importance except to other cats.
photo depicts a label in French on a laptop bag made by
a small American company. It translates as:
"Wash by hand with warm water.
Use mild soap. Dry flat. Do not use bleach. Do not dry
in the dryer. Do not iron. We're sorry that our President
is an idiot.
We didn't vote for him.
This product warps space and time in its vicinity.
We are proposing that, as responsible scientists, we join together
in an intensive push for new laws that will mandate the conspicuous
placement of suitably informative warnings on the packaging of
every product offered for sale in the United States of America.
Weapons of Mass Destruction cannot be displayed. You will
also reach this page if you do a Google search for WMD and hit
"I'm feeling lucky."
Awards. The Stella's are named after 81-year-old Stella Liebeck
who spilled coffee on herself and successfully sued McDonalds.
That case inspired the Stella awards for the most frivolous successful
lawsuits in the United States.
Language Inventor or Serial Killer? Take the quiz... My score
wasn't so great!
2004 Utne Reader.
wonderfully bad pickup lines.
isn't funny so much as COOL.20Q.net is a
computer version of 20 questions, and the computer guesses
what you're thinking of. Try it. Eerie.
program to test your subconscious. It's uncanny....
if you want to waste some time, here is a very
good brainteaser puzzle (requires flash). It involves timing!
for one apartment and six drummers. A creative and funny piece
of musical theater.
used to send a variety of things through the mail, including handmade
postcards made of newspaper clippings and the like. Mail art in
general I find interesting. This group of people took the concept
even further, conducting a series
of experiments on just what items the USPS would deliver.
The results are interesting...
is the title of this story, which is also found several times
in the story itself, by David Moser -- a fine example of self-referential
Annals of Improbable Research.
Science humor is not an oxymoron. They also host the annual
Ig Nobel Prizes, awarded for research that "cannot or
should not be reproduced".
Darwin Awards is a
dangerous place to visit, at least if you have other things in
your life you want to do.
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