Is the King James bible the word of God? Seriously?

After reading the history-based critique below, it's hard to believe the King James version of the bible could possibly be the word of God. It's this kind of historical tracing (which I first learned about in a Hellenistic Religions class in college) that began the...

Topless girls help police with speed control in Denmark!

Intuitively, I'd predict that having topless women flash signs encouraging drivers to slow down would cause more accidents than it would prevent...I guess I'd be wrong. NSFW video due to nudity. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUU6DJwkoyQ Photo by o...

“Cargo” – Zombie apocalypse short film with gut-punch ending

The Australian short film "Cargo" does not come across as  your typical zombie apocalypse story. Directed by Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke, the film tells the story of a father struggling to protect his infant daughter during a zombie apocalypse. It's only about 7...

London 2012 Paralympics – Very cool video ad

Very cool video ad for the 2012 London Paralympics. These are some tough athletes....

How to pack for weeks in a 22-inch carry-on

Clever "bundle" method for efficiently packing a body-load of clothing into a 22-inch carry-on. The demonstrator calls it the "bundle method,"--or the "Gussy" method after his mom who created it 🙂 But it's the unpacking that I wonder about. Doesn't look particularly...

Electric violin street musician performs ~ “Secrets” ~ by One Republic

I was totally mesmerized by this musician Bryson Andres  electric violin adaptation of One Republic's "Secrets." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrKHAsnkF8A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeJ9-YyDiZQ And here's the music video from One Republic...

How to treat heart failure with diet

This video from nutritionfacts.org provides persuasive evidence that higher levels of TMAO (Trimethylamine N-oxide) lead to higher incidence of heart attacks and heart failure. TMAO comes from byproducts of eating animal products, dairy, eggs, meat. TMAO  seems to...

Like alcohol and driving, it’s hard to mix cultures

(Below is blog post. It contains naive ramblings and no great conclusions---and lots of mizpellings and grammatical errors.) Why is it hard to mix cultures?...What is a culture? A culture is a collection of people who share certain beliefs and values and, to some...

Science of happiness ~ An experiment in gratitude

This video from YouTube channel SoulPancake brought me a few tears. What a beautiful little experiment. Very well done. You'll feel happier just for watching. You'll feel even happier if you give the gratitude experiment a try. Scientists have determined that you feel...

Beautiful infinite loop animation

Stunning infinite loop animation found on reddit. I found this mesmerizing. via...

Glorious Octopus Image

I bumped into this image of an octopus recently and had to share. Such a striking, symmetrical geometry to this octopus' pose. Totally mesmerizing.

Domesticated foxes ~ Are they like dogs?

I'd watched a documentary some years ago about a Russian scientist who, in 1959 or so, started trying to domesticate foxes in hopes of discovering how wolves were domesticated into dogs. Surprisingly, the answer to that question still remains a mystery. This video...

Old insults with class ~ by redditor Jesse_James

Found this thread of old insults while browsing reddit post What old insults need to make a comeback? My favorite contribution was a long list of insults from famous politicians, authors and the like curated by redditor Jesse_James.

“That’s not the way you should think about it”

I took my car into a Toyota dealership some weeks ago for a repair I thought Toyota should pay for. After stating I knew my car trouble was not the service rep's fault, I noted that I did think Toyota should be asked to pay for the service. How the service rep....

Elon Musk interviewed by Kara Swisher

Kara Swisher is a force of nature. Her interview with Elon Musk, another force of nature, yields some manageable storms. Kara's personality and interview style is to kibitz during the interview, and this has the wonderful effect of throwing subjects off-message....