Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Counterfeit Coin Riddle



In order to get out of the dungeon, you must perform a service for the king.He wants you to identify a counterfeit coin among twelve coins, but you can only use his scale three times to do it. Lucky for you, you are the kingdom's top mathematician. I can slice a tomato into 18 pieces with five cuts, but this one's a real head scratcher. Jennifer Lu sure came up with a hard one in this riddle. I might have been able to figure it out, if I had infinite time and no stress, but the scenario as it is would not allow for that. The king has a temper, you know. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Miss Cellania's Links


22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway. He led an extraordinary, although too short, life.

A history of why the US is the only rich country without universal health care.

I Faked Being Engaged for the Discounts. While weddings are getting outrageously expensive, there are some perks that go along with the ordeal.   (via Digg)


Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants. They can grow to 25 feet wide and resemble underwater flying saucers.

Why ordering from the kids menu is harmful to children. They've changed from smaller portions of adult entrees to bland but safe options for picky eaters.

A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion. It's believed to be the only same-day account from an eyewitness to the disaster that left 2000 people dead.

Drug Expiration Dates May Be More Myth Than Fact. A stash of medicines was found to be effectively potent decades after they were made. (via Boing Boing

Downtown Atlanta’s Lost Psychedelic Theme Park. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft was as weird as their TV shows.

Malloy the Invincible. In 1932, a gang of killers bought insurance on a homeless drunk, but then found out he was harder to kill than Rasputin.

Six ways Trump is 'dismantling' the US after six months in office. (via Metafilter


Laundry Day

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Kitten Playing with Dog



This kitten wants to play, while the dog just wants to nap. It's a cute sequence. But wait, now. How many toes does this kitten have? I think this kitten has at least twenty-four toes, maybe more. Those big feet are going to win him some fans! (via Tastefully Offensive)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Health Care Group

Billions & Billions & Billions & Billions & Billions & Billions



Our president keeps talking about someone named Bill Yenzins. None of these clips are used more than once. At least Carl Sagan had other amounts to talk about. (via Metafilter)

Door

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Hummingbird in Slow Motion



Hummingbirds flap their wings about 50 times per second, so all we ever see is a blur around them as they zip around the yard. The folks from National Geographic mounted a high-speed camera on a hummingbird feeder to get some incredible footage of the tiny birds. Not only do we get to see them flap their wings, but also slip their tongues into the nectar up close!

The bird feeder is enclosed in what looks like a wind tunnel, so the photographers can create and control conditions such as wind and rain. Keep watching, and you'll see a hummingbird bird shake the drops of water off its feathers. Watch those feathers shimmer in the light! (via Laughing Squid)

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Luther, Obama's Anger Translator, is Back



Keegan-Michael Key appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, and lets Luther tells us what he thinks of our current president. (via Uproxx)

Miss Cellania's Links

Facial Feedback (Smiles and Frowns). Which comes first, the feeling or the expression?  

10 Amazing Additions Coming to Disney Parks and Resorts.

How bosses are (literally) like dictators. In America, you give up your rights for a paycheck, and too many people are cool with that.

Tracing the Elusive History of Pier 1’s Ubiquitous Papasan Chair. The design has a particularly murky history, with many accounts of how and where it was originated.

How Cellophane Changed the Way We Shop for Food. And made color its most important feature.

One of the most common questions in American small talk is considered rude in much of the world. Don't ask a French person what they do for a living.

As Paperwork Goes Missing, Thousands of Private Student Loan Debts May Be Wiped Away. Some debts purchasers did not learn to avoid the documentation mistakes of the mortgage crisis.

Republicans' deranged health-care nostalgia.

12 Strange, Yet Beautiful Fruits & Vegetables. Keep your eye out for these and you might find your new favorite food.

Male writers writing female characters

Demons

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I Can't Show You How Pink This Pink Is



Stuart Semple is an artist who makes paint and pigments. He created the Pinkest Pink, which is brighter than computers can actually show. Tom Scott does his best to describe it to us. It looks pretty pink to me, but I'd like to see how bright it is in reality.

Besides explaining how pink the Pinkest Pink is, this video gives us a glimpse into the catty world of artists and color. By the way, here's Anish Kapoor's Instagram photo Tom referred to in the video. It might be NSFW, depending on your workplace. (via reddit)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Childrens Beer Garden

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Microwaving an Airbag in Slow Motion



What is the worst possible non-living thing you could put into a microwave? Gav and Dan, the Slow Mo Guys, very well may have found it. An automobile airbag. It takes a warped mind to even think up such a stunt, and in their defense, they aren't the first to do it. But do it they did, heating the device to deployment pressure, and then recorded the results on their high-speed cameras. The destruction is impressive. So is the danger. Don't try this at home. (via Sploid)

Trouble or Not?

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First Look at The Disaster Artist



Tommy Wiseau's 2003 movie The Room was hailed as the "worst movie of all time." It therefore became a cult favorite. Audiences gasped at the utter incompetence of Wise, who wrote, directed, and starred in The Room. Could he really be that bad at filmmaking? The new comedy The Disaster Artist recreates the making of the film, and answers that question with a resounding "Yes!"

The Disaster Artist stars James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogan, Josh Hutcherson, Zac Efron, Hannibal Buress, and Sharon Stone. It is scheduled for release December first. (via Tastefully Offensive)

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