Trivia (7 Biomes points): What’s it look like to me? Click to embiggen.
Florida panthers may be making a comeback thanks to a breeding program involving mountain lions. But I’m not sure it counts if the new individuals are hybrids, even though panthers and cougars are subspecies. I still applaud the effort.
Another side effect of the BP oil spill is an explosion of sea snot.
The Swinger is a program that takes any song and makes it swing.
Winkler and Noah emailed to explain their puppet show slide show from yesterday. The only touchup on the photos was on the children's mouths. I had it backwards. They aren't puppets that look like children, they're children that look like puppets.
This week’s niche blog, believe it or not, is a site devoted to cataloging stories from around the world about buses careening off cliffs and bridges. It’s called Bus Plunge, and it even has a “plunge of the month” feature.
Trivia (5 Biomes points): What’s wrong with this photo?
To follow up on a post from a few days ago, here’s a fascinating record of extreme weight lose/gain that various actors have gone through for their roles.
Through the miracle of streaming Netflix, I can't understand how the series Arrested Developement could have possibly gotten cancelled after just three seasons.
There’s a road that connects mainland China to Hong Kong. But in Hong Kong they drive on the left, and in China they drive on the right. The transition is may soon be achieved by the ingenious “flipper bridge”.
Hump day musical interlude: OK Go has a new video, called White Knuckles. And it features some canine friends (and a goat). After you watch it you can read about how they made the video. This was done in one take, no cuts.
I’ve seen Back to the Future a bunch of times, but never noticed that the Twin Pines Mall from the beginning of the movie ends up being the Lone Pine Mall at the end, since Marty took out one of Old Man Peabody’s trees while escaping from the 1950’s barn.
For the shark cam to work, the signal from my computer to the camera needs to be strong enough to carry an image. It won't work at 92 feet, but works fine at 70 feet. The Boy and I have tried boosting both the camera and one of the two usb extender connections using a usb power hub, but nothing. Forty-two years ago we landed a guy on the surface of the moon, and today I can't get a camera to work from across the room. Any help would be appreciated.
Here's what we've got temporarily, and this will change as I move the camera around until we figure out a permanent spot over the sharks. For now it's focused on my chiller tank, which houses my blue lobster, skate, sting ray and chambered nautilus. I put a "moon bulb" over it so we can still see the animals at night.
Watch some free documentaries online. Seems like mostly progressive flicks, which is, of course, a good thing. If you haven’t seen Supersize Me, this is a good chance to do so. But you may want to pass on Loose Change. 9/11 conspiracies are a bunch of nonsense.