Infographic of the Day: “The X-Men Family Tree” by Joe Stone
A little Illustrator-drawn infographic I’ve been playing around with. I probably could have included more characters, but I had to draw the line somewhere.
About That New Zodiac Thing of the Day: So the moon caused the Earth to wobble and now everyone is up in arms because their astrological signs have supposedly shifted.
Except this is nothing even remotely new: Heres a NASA article from 2005 listing these same exact dates that are now being peddled around as game-changers. According to the article they are merely the real dates when the Sun is between Earth and each of these 13 constellations
Also: Astrology isnt real.
Also Also: Scorpio 4 lyfe.
Fulton Innovation demonstrates its revolutionary “intelligent cereal box,” which uses metallic-ink-based circuitry to animate the packaging, as well as communicate with nearby computers (to determine expiration info, etc.).
Hacked to display porn in 5… 4…
Lynnea Malley sets your feelings on Facebook to music in the maddeningly-relatable “Facebook Song.”
Some intrepid soul used kerosene and a birthday candle attached to a wire to turn a water gun into a flamethrower so you don’t have to.
(Seriously: DO NOT.)
Matt’s dentist wanted to know why he chose CarAficionado24 as his YouTube handle.
Once the anesthesia kicked in, the reason became rather apparent.
Mathematical! of the Day: Computers, Ancient Egyptians — same difference.
Looks like Kim Kardashian and her Digital Death compatriots aren’t doing so well. With less than an hour to go on the East Coast before World AIDS Day becomes International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, the shameful ploy to demand cash from fans in exchange for fatuous tweetsappears to have bombed in a rather spectacular fashion.
The most notable thing to emerge from this experiment is how, in the span of 24 hours, with millions upon millions of followers among them, these celebs were only able to collect about as much money as one of them makes in a minute.
Hey famous people, here’s an idea: Instead of using your limelight to shuck cash off common Internet folk, maybe you pull out your gilded checkbooks and donate the million dollars out of those fortunes happenstance so graciously awarded you.
Oh, and don’t you dare come back online before that insensitive coffin fills up. You owe those poor kids that much.
Life-Altering Traffic Light Design Concept of the Day: While incredibly strightfoward in its benefit over the existing arrangement, Thanva Tivawongs Sand Glass LED traffic light design has gone incredibly unrealized since I first found out about it five minutes ago.
Get to it, traffic light people!
Cornell’s Professor Talbert will not tolerate yawning in his classroom. And by “will not tolerate” I mean “will bite off your head like a female praying mantis and vomit hellfire down your trachea before allowing you to so much as open your mouth to let out CO2.”
Also: A KILOBYTE.
Can you think of a better way to start the day than with a brand new slice of fried magic from dice-master Pogo? His latest, “Wishery,” chops up Disney’s Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs into fine slivers of scrumptious whimsy.
Tonight’s episode of The Simpsons, MoneyBART, featured a dark, disturbing couch gag storyboarded and directed by Bristol-born street artist Banksy.
According to Wooster, this is the first time “an artist has been invited to storyboard part of the show.”
Banksy took a swipe at the Simpsons’ signature chalkboard gag when he visited New Orleans in 2008.
UPDATE: Fox took down the YouTube clip (natch), so I’ve updated the embed with Hulu’s code. Apologies to our International readers, who may not be able to view it.
UPDATE 2: Hooray! The YouTube embed is back up with Fox’s blessing. (thanks eric!)
West Coast sub shop chain “Cheba Hut” challenged sandwich lovers in Oregon to smash away 32 oz of ranch dressing for a chance to win $300 and free subs for a year.
Everyone lost of course!