The birth of the music video is often credited to MTV. It was 1981 when the first 24-hour music channel launched on our screens with “Video Killed the Radio Star”. Oh the irony, right? Wrong. Video and the radio star actually go way back. Get comfortable, because we’re about to have some fun getting to […]
Ever wanted to skip the marital problems and jump straight to the cookie recipe on your favorite food blog? This Chrome extension detects recipes and will prompt you with a button which replaces everything on the page with just the recipe.
Imagine tiny little nuclear powered batteries, made from nuclear waste, capable of easily and safely providing nanowatt to microwatt power levels, with a 20 year lifespan, used to power tiny little microscopic machines. Via Wikipedia
A pill box for when you find yourself somewhere that observes Xtraday, which is that day that occurs right between Saturday and Sunday. Three day weekends forever! Via Fasttech
When you accidentally send a lender a LOT more money than you intended, and it just happens to be the exact amount that you owe them. Via CNN
Ten doses of the Covid-19 vaccine would expire within hours, so a Houston doctor gave it to people with medical conditions, including his wife. What followed was “the lowest moment in my life,” Dr. Hasan Gokal said. Via NYT The charges were dismissed. Via CW39
They use it to travel back in time and kidnap themself as an infant, then take the baby back to their present day to provide it with a better childhood. (yes, there’s all kinds of logic issues with this, but time travel itself is already a major logic issue)
This London home, currently on sale for £950k, was once a Victorian hat shop. Some parts of the house are no wider than a bathtub. Via My London
yelling at each other with bullhorns, all at the same time.
What other animals and plants are invasive to the point of being environmentally destructive–and can be pretty damned tasty if cooked up? Read on. Via PBS
For decades, Soviet Russia banned pop, jazz, and rock-and-roll. These music lovers devised a solution: music ‘on the bone. In 1946 two enterprising music lovers in Leningrad, Ruslan Bugaslovski and Boris Taigin, figured out a way to copy records. The original music was smuggled into the country, often by sailors. Because materials in the U.S.S.R. […]
“Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists is the first major thematic exhibition to explore the artistic achievements of Native women.” Via The Smithsonian
“A company called Expanscape has created the most Inspector Gadget-like device that I’ve ever seen. It’s a laptop prototype called the Aurora 7 (a working title), and attached to its humongous black box of a chassis are six extra displays that extend out in every direction away from the main screen, each showing its own […]