Sea Level

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These short YouTube videos make it very easy to learn things.  You might not get a quality education.  And you might get more of a cliff’s notes version, but you learn things.  And if it’s interesting for you, you can use it to learn more about things in general. Such is the case surrounding trying … Continued

The Aztec’s Were Crazy

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Once you can get past the terrible narration, you can appreciate the absolutely terrifying nature of this whistle.  It’s theorized that these whistles were used to strike fear in the enemies.  Or to send send the human brain into the next state of being. I guess when you don’t have metallurgy, or guns, or those … Continued

Cauldron

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Did you watch the Opening Ceremony of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games yesterday?  I watched most of it.  Unfortunately I was not up early enough to enjoy it live.  It was quite entertaining though.  I did very much enjoy the lighting of the cauldron.  In honor of the Games, watch the lighting of the Olympic … Continued

Train vs. Tornado (Tornado wins)

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The captions on this video explain everything, but because I want to fill up space and not seem like I’m wasting time, here’s the meat.  A Freight train traveling through the state of Illinois “accidentally” crossed paths with a F2 tornado.  I get that trains, especially freight trains, are very difficult to stop.  Though the weather … Continued

Velcro?

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As public service announcements go, this one is pretty damn good.  We all fall for it, we call things by the brand names that made them famous, were the firsts, or had the best marketing strategy.  However it’s wrong, and if you go somewhere else, people might not know what you’re talking about.  Like seriously, … Continued

Cast Iron Fish

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Did you know that in the Victorian era, elaborate cast iron fish tanks were all the rage among the nobility?  I didn’t.  I assumed fish tanks, because of the glass, plastic, electricity, and silicone necessary were a relatively recent commodity.  I would be wrong.  Tropical Fish Magazine has a detailed write up on what went … Continued

Skyline Shades

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The Ukraine company HoleRoll has these ace blackout blinds for windows.  Through (I assume) laser cutting fabric and material, you get a gorgeous shadow/lightbox view of either the Manhattan Skyline, the London Skyline, or the general night sky.  Unfortunately, the prices are quite high – $178 for one pane of the panel.  That’s the base … Continued

It’s Just Hotdogs

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Being sneaked into people’s pockets.  The guy is quite fun to watch.  I love the PG attitude he has throughout.  Too often now people curse in the videos that otherwise don’t really warrant it. {reddit}

It’s a Halo Christmas

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I like the nice poem, and the overviews of the different custom made maps.  Overall the video above is a good throw back to the golden days of Halo.  I’m not particularly confident that 343 will manage to fix Halo with the eventual release of Halo 6. though I reserve the right to be wrong.  … Continued

Fragile Engines

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If for some reason you wanted to make a steam engine made entirely out of (what I can assume is hand-blown) glass, then the above video should be right up your alley.  I’m sure that is serves some sort of educational purpose, but I’m also sure that whatever purpose it is, this device is far … Continued