take a few moments to have a look at the universe….

The Known Universe from AMNH on Vimeo.

meta narratives

And to save you time – here is the Ted Pad – the ideal way to create your own fascinating Ted talk, with the push of a button.

When the US military starts taking it seriously, you know somethings up…

From The Guardian
The US military has warned that surplus oil production capacity could disappear within two years and there could be serious shortages by 2015 with a significant economic and political impact.
The energy crisis outlined in a Joint Operating Environment report from the US Joint Forces Command, comes as the price of petrol in Britain reaches record [...]

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Octopi,  coconuts and tools
A detailed chemical description of the processes in your body, right now. Remarkable diagram
The gulfstream bleached our skin or Why Are Europeans White?
How Hugh Grant got drunk and made eleven million pounds
An oldie but a goodie – The case of the 500-mile email

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If You Printed the Internet…
Very amusing, where were you when the Death Star went down?
Kanye West interrupting Obama
Book Titles If They Were Written Today plus more in Kottke’s comments
American Republicans discuss politics
Michael Macintyre

where did all the hours go?

Baby elephant stuck in hole
Watch as this man draws a “perfect circle” completely freehand in under 1 second.
Obama is literally Hitler.
Oh, Japan…
The Most Ingenious Way to Parallel Park Ever
This is not how you sell laptops.

link-a-matic featuring The Beatles

Dig the awesome video opener for the Beatles rockband game.  Hang in for I Am The Walrus.
Is Wolfram Alpha getting a little too smart?
One guy single handedly starts a whole dance party
Hans Solo P.I
Toy Story teaser

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The likeithateit team are having a little break for a week, till the swine flu thing has cleared up and we can sneeze again without covering our mouths…

Data hunger

“There are about 540,000 words in the English language, about 5 times as many as during Shakespeare’s time.
More than 3,000 new books are published–daily.
It is estimated that a week’s worth of New York Times contains more information than a person was likely to come across in a lifetime in the 18th century.
It is estimated that [...]

smarter than average

Believe me, being a genius is not all its cracked up to be. This Esquire article profiles some of those who struggle with capabilities most of us would see as a blessing….
“Though she is by no means the smartest woman in America–that title goes to Marilyn Mach vos Savant, the Parade magazine columnist–she is [...]

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