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At Cannibal Cafe, It’s The People You Meat

by on August 10, 2015

Junior Gone Wild serve up an SNFU chili bowl at the Cannibal Cafe. Fortunately, Paltry shutterbug Marc Chalifoux was on hand to record the event.

Innocent diners eat a strange form of meat that transforms them, while music lures them to an isolated barn where they face an unknown fate. Edmonton legends Jr.Gone Wild put their own spin on S.N.F.U.’s quirky 1985 classic Cannibal Café.

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Space Flight And The Big Awe

by on February 20, 2013

OVERVIEW from Planetary Collective on Vimeo.

On the 40th anniversary of the famous ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presents a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect.

The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of the planet


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Norway Aurora After Solar Storm

by on January 31, 2013

The skies over northern Europe have been illuminated with an intense display of the northern lights after a week of massive solar storms showered the Earth with radiation. Video shot last weekend in Norway showed the eye-catching effect of the Aurora Borealis in the skies above Birtavarre. The lights are a familiar sight for Scandinavians, but even experienced stargazers were stunned by the intensity of the aurora borealis that swept


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NASA Spacecrafts To Deliberately Crash Into Moon

by on December 17, 2012


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Hominid

by on October 1, 2012

Hominid from Brian Andrews on Vimeo.

Hominid is an animated teaser based on the Hominid series of photo composites by Brian Andrews. The series has been exhibited internationally, including at SIGGRAPH, in the Hong Kong Exhibition Center, and at numerous galleries. This animated teaser was produced at Ex’pression College for Digital Arts.

h/t The Andrea Channel…
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1000 Words, 1000 Days: Day 159 – Playing With Your Pee

by on June 10, 2012

Tired of peeing like a common schnook? Do I have a treat for you.

If you’re like me, and I believe wholeheartedly that you totally are, you find urinating to be a dull, uninspiring task. “Why is it,” I have often asked myself, out loud and in a mezzo-soprano Scottish brogue so as to confuse and alarm whomever may be within earshot, “that we can control our garage doors …
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Black Hole Eats A Star

by on May 4, 2012

This computer simulation shows a star being shredded by the gravity of a massive black hole. Some of the stellar debris falls into the black hole and some of it is ejected into space at high speeds. The areas in white are regions of highest density, with progressively redder colors corresponding to lower-density regions. The blue dot pinpoints the black hole’s location. The elapsed time corresponds to the amount of


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Rube Goldberg Forest Xylophone

by on April 7, 2012

Yes, it’s an Ad, but it’s impressive, and the bar for Rube Goldberg machines just went up a notch.

(h/t Brent Oliver)

Originally posted April 7, 2011…
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NASA Video: Rare Giant Solar Tornado

by on March 29, 2012


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Southern Fried Tesla Coil

by on March 23, 2012

These are two gigantic solid state musical Tesla Coils. A Tesla Coil is a special type of transformer invented by Nikola Tesla that is able to generating extremely large voltages using a phenomenon known as electrical resonance. Each coil in this video is capable of generating a 13 foot spark. This equates to about 500,000 volts of electricity.


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Penis Size Demystified

by on March 23, 2012

From the department of Questions It’s About Time Science Answered, Damn It, comes a long-overdue report from Observations of a Nerd. Grad student and science writer Christie Wilcox starts with a map of global differences in penis size, and ends up tackling the age old conundrum; is bigger really better? The answer, as so often in science, is an entirely unequivocal “kinda.”

The short answer is yes, but


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1000 Words, 1000 Days: Day 74 – Lesser-Known Weirdness From The Monster Manual

by on March 18, 2012

At my high school, the kids who played Dungeons & Dragons were looked upon as outcasts, rejects from popular society, miscreants who couldn’t or wouldn’t adjust their hobbies to fit in with the mainstream. Of course, back then the mainstream looked like this:

This leads me to believe that the D&D-ers may have been on to something. I tried playing once or twice, but I didn’t have the patience to …
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