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Peripheral vision changes reality

Don’t always believe your eyes. See here how your peripheral vision plays with what you think of as “reality.” (Get the details...

Crazy vintage cats & dogs

Picturess of cute cats and adorable dogs? They’re nothing new. Most of these photos of cats and dogs in human domestic situations were created as novelty amusements and sold as postcards during the mid-1910s,...

10 awesomely bad restaurant names

Bad restaurant name hall of shame Generally, restaurant owners stick to names that are inviting and welcoming in order to attract diners. We salute those of you who refuse to subscribe to traditional schools of...

Portable multimedia – 1980s style

Eighties smartphone equivalent Once upon a time, in a decade far, far away, if you wanted to listen to music, read a book, watch a movie, record a video, listen to the radio, use a calculator, or make a phone call...

Social media explained

Donuts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & beyond Look, I get it — some of you have trouble figuring out what the various social networks are, how to use them, and how they differ. Thankfully, we’ve found...

Fun synonyms for vomit

Throw up, puke, barf, hurl, upchuck — everyone knows these alternate terms for vomiting. However, if you’re looking to describe your next stomach-emptying escapade with a little more elan, then consider...

The pop rocks & soda dare

The triple dog dare This past weekend, I was perusing the sugary selections at Northwest Sweets in Portland, Oregon, when I came across this gem of marketing and couldn’t help but laugh — and take a picture,...
recent from History Crazy vintage cats & dogs
Crazy vintage cats & dogs Picturess of cute cats and adorable dogs? They’re nothing new. Most of these photos of cats and dogs in human domestic situations were created as novelty amusements and sold as postcards during the mid-1910s, while others were used as advertisements or to...
recent from Animals & creatures Peripheral vision changes reality
Peripheral vision changes reality Don’t always believe your eyes. See here how your peripheral vision plays with what you think of as “reality.” (Get the details...
recent from Food & drink Peripheral vision changes reality
Peripheral vision changes reality Don’t always believe your eyes. See here how your peripheral vision plays with what you think of as “reality.” (Get the details...
recent from Places Earth: As seen from the sky
In between the moon and the stars From NASA comes this amazing 3-1/2 minute video of scenes of Earth shot by Expedition 30 crew aboard the International Space Station. Check out a sky-high view of auroras, lightning, oceans, and nighttime light displays from all...

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