There was a loop that did nothing for 10000000 or so iterations. It was there so...– Stackoverflow user paraphrasing the Daily WTF
Zero Punctuation - Fallout 3 New Vegas
Refuting the idea that Hitler was made in WWI →
My research already meant I could prove that a huge gulf existed between Hitler’s claims and the reality of how most of the men in his unit actually experienced the war. I had enough evidence to lift the cloud of secrecy that Nazi propagandists had put over Hitler’s war years. Enough to develop my argument that Hitler was, in fact, not ‘made’ by the First World War, that he returned from the war...
“BacillaFilla,” as the researchers call it, is a genetically modified version of Bacillus subtilis, a bacteria commonly found in common soil. The researchers have tweaked it’s genetic properties such that it only begins to germinate when it comes in contact with the highly-specific pH of concrete. Once the cells germinate, they are programmed to crawl as deep as they can into cracks in...
[The speed of light is] also becoming a problem in semiconductor design: at...– Tomjen
Clowns Kicked KKK Asses →
Unfortunately for [VNN] the 100th ARA (Anti Racist Action) clown block came and handed them their asses by making them appear like the asses they were. Alex Linder the founder of VNN and the lead organizer of the rally kicked off events by rushing the clowns in a fit of rage, and was promptly arrested by 4 Knoxville police officers who dropped him to the ground when he resisted and dragged him...
Parahawking is a unique activity combining paragliding with elements of falconry. Birds of prey are trained to fly with paragliders, guiding them to thermals for in-flight rewards and performing aerobatic manoeuvres.
When grownups work together it’s called collaboration, but when children...– Ken Robinson
A fascinating look at the practice of eating dirt, which the article points out is much more common than it’s noticeable.
The culture that is Japan →
TOKYO - AS JAPAN hosts a Asia-Pacific summit this week, a women’s underwear maker on Wednesday unveiled a bra that is meant to lift spirits as well as bust lines and support the country’s tourism sector. A row of three electronic push buttons running down the centre of the garment triggers audio greetings in English, Chinese and Korean. [..] The most risque feature is a short skirt...