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Here's What's Awesome
12:00 am
Tue July 19, 2011

Your Face Looks Very Helvetica Today

Here's What's Awesome
12:00 am
Mon July 18, 2011

Steotch: Where The Internet Leaks Into Cross-Stitching

steotch via Flickr/Creative Commons

A website has not made me laugh this hard in a long, long time. STEOTCH collects "fine New England Needleart" that is a little off the beaten path - a lot of viral web references, a lot of rap lyrics ("Bless This Hizzy, Fo Shizzle"), and the uncategorizable, as seen above in the Judge Judy pattern

Stitch on, friends.

Here's What's Awesome
12:00 am
Fri July 1, 2011

Wheelchair Friendly Mosh Pit is the Hardest of Hardcore

The accessible mosh pit proves that aggressive can also be accessible. Rock on, you guys.

[Videosift]

Now it's your turn. Head over to the comments field and slam into us with an awesome link or two

Here's What's Awesome
12:00 am
Fri June 24, 2011

You Can Get Through an Airport Terminal in Two Minutes - With Wheeled Shoes

Now this is an airport run. Two guys with two minutes to make their gate - only the gate is a half-mile away So they break out the wheeled shoes and make the boarding line like they'd been there the whole time.

Then, apparently fueled by endorphins, they sort of flake out and start screaming at the camera and burning things. We'll just leave it at that.

Here's What's Awesome
12:00 am
Wed June 22, 2011

Headlines That Are Too Weird Even For The Onion

A while back we mentioned a blog that found headlines from The Onion that people didn't realize were satire. A new blog goes in the opposite direction - Onion-like Headlines in Real Life.

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Here's What's Awesome
12:00 am
Tue May 31, 2011

I'm talking about drawing a line on the screen, Dude.

On BallDroppings, there's a big black screen and a falling white dot, and you draw lines with your mouse to make the dot bounce in different ways.

That's pretty much it - but it's a lot of fun, maybe because in drawing the line on the screen. Dude, you're saying across this line, you DO NOT...

[ via The Presurfer]

Here's What's Awesome
12:00 am
Mon May 30, 2011

If You Love a Paper Airplane, Set It Free

[SayOMG]

As always, we invite you to fold up an awesome link and make it sail to us through the air and into the comments.

Here's What's Awesome
12:00 am
Fri May 27, 2011

Don't Believe Everything You Read, But if You Do, Tell This Tumblr Blog

The Onion's satire is sometimes as sharp as a ninja's throwing star - but in a time where huge numbers of people are getting their news from (half-) reading Facebook posts and forwarded emails... and sometimes not everybody quite catches the joke.

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12:00 am
Fri May 20, 2011

Leaving on 51 Jet Planes

[Gizmodo]

As always, we invite you to speed over to the comments and share an awesome link of your own.

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12:00 am
Wed May 18, 2011

Dear Library Patrons: Enjoy Our Books, Signed, Authors

CCAC North Library via Flickr/Creative Commons

One of my favorite sites these days is Letters of Note, a blog about really interesting or unusual correspondence from years gone by. The story of the Troy, Michigan Public Library is a great example of what the site does:

 

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12:00 am
Fri May 13, 2011

The Cutest Wheeled Off-Road Rabbit Ever

[Neatorama]

As always, we invite you to hop over to the comments and share an awesome link of your own.

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12:00 am
Wed May 11, 2011

Yelling May Not Be Polite, But Politeness Won't Charge Your Cellphone

Lazurite via Flickr/Creative Commons

Does that "low battery" message from your cellphone just make you want to scream? You can put that to use now, because researchers in South Korea say they've figured out how to charge batteries through voice waves. Cause the problem with cell phones was that people didn't talk loudly enough on them.

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12:00 am
Mon May 9, 2011

Smugopedia, The Free Encyclopedia That's a Lot Cooler Than You

Meet Smugopedia, the online encyclopedia that knows more than you do and isn't afraid to tell you so. Actually, Smugopedia is a fun and funny spoof of hipsters along the lines of The Rock Snob's Dictionary by David Kamp and Steven Daly. Which is hopefully an obscure enough reference to make me a hipster at long last.  [via Nag on the Lake]

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12:00 am
Fri May 6, 2011

Surgery Robot Foils That Red-Nosed Patient in "Operation"

Yet another thing robots can do better than humans: play Operation without lighting up the patient's infamous red nose I bet the Da Vinci surgery robot can probably sink our battleships, roll a Yahtzee and not break the ice, too. [The Awesomer]

As always, we invite you, or your robot proxy, to share an awesome link in the comments.

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12:00 am
Fri April 22, 2011

We Have Found the Batcave, or Somebody's Hidden Garage, in San Francisco

This Haight-Ashbury house is either perfectly equipped to fight crime or dealing with limited parking space in a novel way - the ground floor is actually a four car garage in disguise! [Gizmodo]

As always, we invite you to dance with the devil by the pale moonlight, or at least to share an awesome link in the comments.

Here's What's Awesome
12:00 am
Wed April 20, 2011

Lip-Reading Headset Could Restore Voices Using Magnets

somegeekintn via Flickr/Creative Commons

British researchers say they have a new way for people who've lost their voice boxes to surgery or illness to regain speech - a headset that detects mouth shapes and turns them into speech.

Here's how it works: the system goes on a person's head, and little magnets placed in the mouth and on the tongue do a sort of motion-capture as the person mouths a word The system then translates the mouthed words into speech.

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12:00 am
Tue April 19, 2011

Smartphones Now Smart Enough to Detect Malaria

Smartphones: they're GPS, still camera, telephone, web browser and viral video sharer all in one Maybe now we should add lifesaver to that list.

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12:00 am
Mon April 18, 2011

Here's What's Awesome

Over time the Obama Administration has been building out government webspace for transparency projects – making the vast amount of public government data not only available, but usable for people who want to make graphs or maps or other mashups.

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12:00 am
Fri April 15, 2011

Nice Jump, Lonnie

Doing a base jump out of a wheelchair? Yeah, that qualifies as extreme. And awesome.

There's more "extreme chairing" at, you guessed it, ExtremeChairing.org. [SayOMG]

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12:00 am
Thu April 14, 2011

Ah, Trebek! We Meet Again, and Again, and Again

Mark Gstohl via Flickr/Creative Commons

You can take any category you want for any amount you want thanks to J! Archive, which catalogues every single answer-and-question pairing from every Trebek-era episode of Jeopardy. I took a look at the board for July 25, 2008, an episode I missed because I was launching this blog.

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12:00 am
Tue April 12, 2011

Daylight Come and I Want to Make Plastic From Bananas

Missha via Flickr/Creative Commons

When I see a banana, I think "breakfast" or "snack" or "potassium" or even "don't slip on its peel".

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12:00 am
Mon April 11, 2011

Food-Bot Scours the College Web For Free Pizza

< ahref="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mckln/2744878247/in/photostream/">Wootang01 via Flickr/Creative Commons

Actually, if you want free food you should have a baby - people have given us all sorts of delicious things. But if that approach is a little drastic, maybe Food-Bot would be more useful. This site, designed by a once-hungry college student looking to eat on a modest budget, scours campus event calendars for mentions of free edibles. You can even have the site send you e-mails when new events are posted

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12:00 am
Sat March 26, 2011

Here's What's Really Awesome

Owen Graham Carlson, born at 1:58 pm! Mother and baby are doing great. 

Since your internet sherpa will have his hands full with this little pumpkin, we're holding off on new awesomeness for a few weeks. See you soon!

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12:00 am
Wed March 23, 2011

Rebecca Black's not the only Awesomeness out there...

Alun Salt via Flickr/Creative Commons

It's Frieeday every day! Thirteen year old Rebecca Black becomes the internet’s new punching bag!

 There are remixes everywhere, from Bob Dylan to death metal.

 Physorg: ‘Worst song ever’ tops 30 million YouTube views

Mashable: How Rebecca Black Became a YouTube Sensation

 

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Here's What's Awesome
12:00 am
Mon March 7, 2011

Science, Again!

Maybe it's scientists that have more fun. The blog Out of Context Science suggests that, anyway; they post one short phrase that, without any explanation, just sounds more interesting than what the rest of us are doing. [via Miss Cellania]

As always, we hope you'll share an awesome link or two in the comments. No context required.

Here's What's Awesome
12:00 am
Wed March 2, 2011

Charlie Sheen and Other Awesomeness on Today's Show

Mike Licht via Flickr/Creative Commons

Charlie Sheen, Unemployed Winner – the internet loves a meltdown! And it loves remixing a meltdown.

Cats Quote Charlie Sheen - http://mediumlarge.wordpress.com/2011/02/24/cats-quote-charlie-sheen/

The Charlie Sheen is Too Damn High Party - http://wwwyoutube.com/watch?v=Ks9DBlH0VRY

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Here's What's Awesome
12:00 am
Fri February 25, 2011

Now That's a Sendoff

A memorial of 320,000 firecrackers might help a guy rest in peace,  but he sure won't be forgotten! [Bits and Pieces]

As always, we hope you'll share an awesome link or two in our comments.

Here's What's Awesome
12:00 am
Fri February 18, 2011

A 7-10-310-489 Split

Ever see that scene in The Big Lebowski where The Dude is laying on the rug listening to the sounds of bowling pins? I think this is what he was seeing in his head [UniqueDaily]

As always, we hope you'll roll an awesome link or two into our comments.

Here's What's Awesome
12:00 am
Thu February 17, 2011

Fluorescent Nerve Liquid Makes Surgery Look Like The Australian Pink Floyd Show

shelled via Flickr/Creative Commons

Surgeons want to avoid nicking a nerve while operating, for obvious reasons. (It gets on their nerves, you see. No pun intended.) They use a system called electromyography, which highlights most of the big nerves, but it sometimes misses smaller ones. Now there's a fluorescent goo that makes even the small nerves light up and show themselves in true psychedelic fashion

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