It’s been a long week. Time for Holly to polish Jonathan’s head and go home.

It’s been a long week. Time for Holly to polish Jonathan’s head and go home.

stufftoblowyourmind:

You too can be an EARWAX HERO™ if you watch this video.

Before you reach for the Q-tips and try to reduce your earwax to zero, learn why you’re actually messing with an earwax hero, a bacterial street fighter patrolling the nooks and crannies of your ears.

*A word of caution: This Stuff to Blow Your Mind video is not for the squeamish!*

mothernaturenetwork:

Did ancient Earth get a ‘face-lift’ from asteroids?The asteroid impacts could also explain the mysterious zircon minerals.

mothernaturenetwork:

Did ancient Earth get a ‘face-lift’ from asteroids?
The asteroid impacts could also explain the mysterious zircon minerals.

Here’s where it gets crazy… Apparently, the HowStuffWorks microwave spent an hour with Ben of Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know today.

Here’s where it gets crazy… Apparently, the HowStuffWorks microwave spent an hour with Ben of Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know today.

missedinhistory:

Early in the 1900s, Quaker Puffed Rice and Quaker Puffed Wheat were “The Cereal Shot From Guns.” Really. Here’s a commercial as proof. The slogan had to do with how the puffed grain cereals were made, and yet, for some unfathomable reason, it also eventually stopped doing the job of selling them. Quaker needed another plan, and turned to the novel idea of giving away tiny plots of land in exchange for box tops. I don’t have a commercial for that one, but I do have today’s episode.

Here’s a link to notes and research.

fastcodesign:

4 Things You Didn’t Know About Chuck Jones, Brilliant Creator Of Road Runner And Wile E. Coyote
Most six-year-olds addicted to Saturday morning cartoons don’t know much about the man behind beloved characters like Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner, or about the painstaking work that went into making Bugs Bunny chomp carrots and say “What’s Up, Doc?” For three decades, animation director and artist Charles Martin “Chuck” Jones was the mastermind behind these mania-filled classic cartoons. The Animation Art of Chuck Jones, a new exhibit at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image, celebrates his creative genius. It features 23 of the 300 animated films he directed, including How the Grinch Stole Christmas, as well as 125 original sketches, storyboards, animation cels, and photographs. Here, four things you probably didn’t know about Jones, who died in 2002:
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fastcodesign:

4 Things You Didn’t Know About Chuck Jones, Brilliant Creator Of Road Runner And Wile E. Coyote

Most six-year-olds addicted to Saturday morning cartoons don’t know much about the man behind beloved characters like Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner, or about the painstaking work that went into making Bugs Bunny chomp carrots and say “What’s Up, Doc?” For three decades, animation director and artist Charles Martin “Chuck” Jones was the mastermind behind these mania-filled classic cartoons. The Animation Art of Chuck Jones, a new exhibit at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image, celebrates his creative genius. It features 23 of the 300 animated films he directed, including How the Grinch Stole Christmas, as well as 125 original sketches, storyboards, animation cels, and photographs. Here, four things you probably didn’t know about Jones, who died in 2002:

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gereports:

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Humans have spent the last 10,000 years mastering agriculture. But a freak summer storm or bad drought can still mar many a well-planted harvest. Not anymore, says Japanese plant physiologist Shigeharu Shimamura, who has moved industrial-scale farming under the roof.

Working in Miyagi…

missedinhistory:

If you follow us on Facebook and Twitter, you may have seen me put out a request recently for some happier history fare. I’d spent the weeks leading up to that request researching the Doctors’ Riot, the Battle of Blair Mountain and the subject of today’s episode – the Tulsa race riot of 1921, also known as the destruction of Black Wall Street. Holly and I have to pause our recording because we’ve become emotional often enough that it’s become kind of a running joke between us. This is the first time I’ve had to pause my research for that reason. I’d never heard of the event before listeners requested it, in part because it was deliberately swept under the rug for nearly half a century after it took place.

The population in and around Tulsa, Oklahoma, boomed prior to 1921, thanks to the discovery of oil in the area. The Tulsa suburb of Greenwood grew into a thriving African-American community thanks to a combination of segregation and black entrepreneurship. On May 31 and June 1, a mob of white Tulsa citizens, including sworn law enforcement and members of the National Guard, burned it down after being thwarted in their attempt to lynch a young black man for a crime he did not commit. Thousands lost their homes, and hundreds died.

Here’s a link to our notes and research.

fromgrapevine:

Flying cars are almost here at last, and their first stop is Tel Aviv
SkyTran CEO Jerry Sanders says his new elevated transit system is going to transform transportation.

wolfliving:

http://mashable.com/2014/07/20/bistro-smart-feeder-cat/

*With cat facial-recognition technology, you’re Fluffy’s Zuckerberg.