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Monday September 11, 2017. 09:20 PM
A great white shark washed up today on a popular Sydney, Australia beach. Manly Sea Life Sanctuary transferred the juvenile shark to a nearby swimming pool to recover before they release it into the ocean in the next couple days. According to The Independent, 'The pool will...
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As a friend of (the now-late) 'King of the Kustomizers' George Barris, automobile aficionado Ken Roberts of Arizona knew he wanted a 'movie car' for himself. So, in 2013, he started building a replica of the iconic black Jaguar hearse from the 1971 cult classic Harold and...
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Billionaire Richard Branson has posted images on Twitter that show post-Irma damage to his island, Necker, as well as other surrounding islands. He's working on getting aid to the British Virgin Islands, which were wiped out by Irma. (more…)
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Officials from Japan's Miyazaki Prefectural Government brought a live tick for a photo opp at a press conference about the dangers of thrombocytopenia syndrome, a tick-born disease that's recently infected some citizens there. Problem is, the tick escaped when someone tried...
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Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton was part of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, a period of intense exploration during the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th. He died in 1921 while on an Antarctic expedition. The Royal Scottish Geographical Society's...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTLQ4h4yKSk&feature=youtu.be Everything is a Remix (previously) is an important, entertaining series of short videos that trace the ways the creation is built on earlier creation -- that 'originality' is just mixing existing things in new...
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In Montreal, Quebec, Gérald Collard and the Atelier Neon Family create intricate works of neon. Here's how they make that magical glow. (via Uncrate)
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A 17-year-old Australian fashion designer is sending corpses into the afterlife with an environmentally-conscience wardrobe designed just for the dead. Pia Interlandi works with clients who are close to death to design personal shrouds and coverings, according to an...
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African wild dogs seem to be exercising more political freedom than most of the continent’s countries — all with the democratic power of a sneeze. A study published Wednesday in The Royal Society Publishing suggests the dogs vote with a sneeze to establish when to hunt....
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Last week's solution to the ages-old mystery of the Voynich Manuscript was offered in the Times Literary Supplement by TV history researcher Nicholas Gibbs, who claimed that his unique background in several fields meant that he could pierce the mystery where so many others...
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Last night during the Miss America pageant, Miss Texas' Margana Wood was asked whether she agreed with Trump that there were 'very fine people on both sides,' referring to last month's demonstration of neo-Nazis, white supremacists and the KKK, along with counter-protestors, ...
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Sarinee Achavanuntakul's Home of the Underdogs was the best abandonware site on the early web, introducing a new generation to countless brilliant games and helping spark the retrogaming boom of the aughts. A vast and well-organized library of obscurities, wonders and...
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When the 9/11 commission reported back on the intelligence failures that led to the attacks 16 years ago, they identified a key problem: America's spy agencies had collected so much useless, indiscriminate information (haystacks) that they couldn't find the useful, salient...
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Comcast enjoys an effective monopoly over internet service in Vermont and it's about to get an 11-year extension to its permit to use billions of dollars' worth of public rights of way in the state, and in return, the state has asked Comcast to roll out at least 550 miles of ...
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Conservative christian TV star Josh Duggar (previously) was ditched by television after he admitted sexually abusing kids as an adolescent. Now he's being sued by a guy whose photo he allegedly stole and used on hookup sites. [via] Josh Duggar is headed for a jury trial in...
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JeffHK mounted a camera on a cargo ship, and 80,000 photos later he had a fascinating timelapse of what it's like to be at sea for 30 days. (more…)
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Maker Barry Abrams has been oxidizing steel discs to make them look like Mars. It's a multistep undertaking that incldes a black screen printing process and yields a cool result. (more…)
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YouTuber TheStradman wanted to unload his 2006 orange Lamborghini Gallardo, so for kicks he took it to CarMax, thinking they probably would not do a free appraisal. They took a surprising amount of time on the challenge and eventually made an offer. (more…)
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'Oooooo, well done! Well done. What happened there?'
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POLYBIUS: The Video Game That Doesn't Exist is an hourlong exploration of the ultimate arcade urban legend: play it, and it'll drive you insane. The documentary was made by Stuart 'Ahoy' Brown, who has mastered a sternly British documentarian voice and applies it...
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