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March 18 2009

06:40

Massive archive of US Army medical illustrations and photos free online

Boing Boing

An incredible archive of US Army medical photos and illustrations is being made available free under a Creative Commons Attribution license on Flickr by the National Museum of Health and Medicine:
This previously unreported archive at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Washington, D.C., contains 500,000 scans of unique images so far, with another 225,000 set to be digitized this...
06:29

Since when did we all need such constant reminders that

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Since when did we all need such constant reminders that everything is going to be ok? They’re so visible and frequent that now I’m actually starting to worry.

06:29

Teens send balloon into space, get aerial photos of Earth

Boing Boing

Teen scientists at IES La Bisbal school in Catalonia sent a latex balloon 20 miles into the sky, to the edge of space, and took stunning photos of the Earth with it, using a cheap digital camera:

Building the electronic sensor components from scratch, Gerard Marull Paretas, Sergi Saballs Vila, Marta­ Gasull Morcillo and Jaume Puigmiquel Casamort managed to send their heavy duty £43 latex...

March 17 2009

23:00

Magnetic Fields Compose The Tunes For Coraline Musical [Coraline Musical]

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Neil Gaiman's Coraline is getting a musical adaptation composed by the sharp witted, velvety voiced Stephin Merritt, whom some of you may know from Magnetic Fields. I couldn't have imagined a better indie dream team.

Sadly, Stephin Merritt won't be performing the songs he composed for the Coraline musical, but you can listen to little cuts from a demo with Merritt's vocals, and yes they are...

15:00

Alien Versus Predator Game Night [Alien Versus Predator]

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Hilarious ads have gone up in New Zealand, for Sky TV's Alien Versus Predator movie night. See the implacable extraterrestrial foes square off, at swing ball, chess and pool.

This are just superb, all I need now are Alien and Predator bathroom hijinks portrait and I'm set.

[DDB New Zealand via Superpunch]

13:06

Tycho's Supernova Remnant

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Tycho's Supernova RemnantWhat star created this huge puffball? Pictured above is the best multi-wavelength image yet of Tycho's supernova remnant, the result of a stellar explosion first recorded over 400 years ago by the famous astronomer Tycho Brahe. The above image is a composite of an X-ray image taken by the orbiting Chandra X-ray Observatory, an infrared image taken by the orbiting Spit...
11:00

Except Get Married, Obviously.

Overheard in New York

Gay manager: Ugh! They just keep on giving me more things to do.
Girl at counter: It's because you are gay!
Gay manager: Because I'm gay I get more responsibility.
Guy at counter: Blame the makeover shows. Make a few formerly hopeless fashion cases look good on tv and they think you can do anything.

--Retail Store, Union Square


00:00

Lego iPod Racer Is Far Too Much Nerdery for One Man to Handle [Lego]

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Whoever assembled Lego bricks into iPods, a Mac Mini and crappy white earbuds, then make that into a Star Wars Podracer, clearly didn't consider it could have ripped the space-time continuum.

Luckily we've all seemed to survive the nerd armageddon, so we might as well admire Matt De Lanoy's creation in the meantime, which is a contender in the FBTB's Lego podracer challenge. The Brothers Brick ...

March 15 2009

22:01

THIS JUST IN: Panda 'Tocks

Cute Overload

Some choice panda shots arrived in the fluffy pink C.O. Mailbag (delivered daily by white swans with tiny mailman hats) today from our Uncle John. :D

First up we have this "HANG IN THERE" Ranger-Rick style poster:

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Next up is: "'Tocks on a Log."

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And lastly, your moment of zen:

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March 14 2009

15:00

With a Lot Of Parts Left Over

Overheard in New York

Preppy guy #1: Dude, Ikea's where you come when you want to see what your life could really look like.
Preppy guy #2: Yeah, it's like imagination land!

--Ikea, Brooklyn


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March 11 2009

00:00

March 06 2009

11:00

Well It Does Make My Mom Go Apeshit

Overheard in New York

Student: Are all furry animals primates?
Anthropology teacher: Is your dog a primate?
Student: No.
Anthropology teacher: Is a rat a primate?
Student: No.
Anthropology teacher: Is the stuff that gets stuck in your drain a primate?

--Brooklyn Tech

Overheard by: Julie


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March 05 2009

01:03

March 03 2009

15:00

Woo! Check Out That Fiiiine Watering Can!

Overheard in New York

Guy #1: You ho!
Guy #2: I am nobody's gardening instrument!

--NYU


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March 01 2009

15:00

I Think I Love You-- Wanna Multiply?

Overheard in New York

Student #1, taking multivariable calculus: Don't fuck with my logic, my logic is unfuckable!
Student #2: Don't worry, we'll find a hole.
Student #3: By dividing by zero!

--NYU Poly


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February 23 2009

11:00

Yeah, 25's a Tough Age to Get Through

Overheard in New York

Trying-too-hard dude: You are so funny I can't believe you're single.
Already jaded 20-something chick: I am a 25-year-old girl wearing a Batman t-shirt to a bar in Soho, is it really that implausible?

--Soho


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February 22 2009

15:00

The Pink Floyd Laser Show Is Always a Crap Shoot

Overheard in New York

Teen girl #1: I'm not doing it for the same reasons as like people in the sixtes. I'm not trying to see god or anything.
Teen girl #2: I'm not fucking worried about you having a religious experience, I'm worried about you seeing Sgt. Pepper jerking off to Barney or something!

--Escalator, Time Warner Building


14:06

Orion Nebula: The Hubble View

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Orion Nebula: The Hubble ViewFew cosmic vistas excite the imagination likethe Orion Nebula.Also known asM42,the nebula's glowing gas surrounds hot young stars at the edge of animmense interstellar molecular cloud only 1,500 light-years away.The Orion Nebula offers one of the best opportunitiesto study how stars are born partly because it is the nearest largestar-forming region, but also...
07:48

World's Strangest Theme Parks

Dark Roasted Blend

"QUANTUM SHOT" #537
Link - Article by Collins Paris and Avi Abrams



Bar none, the weirdest theme park right now may be your own work cubicle...

Well, you might still remember the "World Craziest Roller Coasters" article that was on DRB some while ago, and with recent economic meltdown, a visit to a theme park may not be of utmost importance (even almighty Disney is laying off park staff left and...
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