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  • April 1, 2016
    Because some people still believe the earth is flat and not shaped like a pyramid like the Illuminati discovered centuries ago, these are the Planetary Fleece blankets available from ThinkGeek. And no, they're not April Fool's products, they're real. The $30 blankets measure ... / Continue →
  • March 4, 2016
    This is the LEGO orrery (a mechanical model of the solar system, or just the earth, moon and sun) built by LEGOManiac Jason Allemann (of LEGO labyrinth fame). It's surprisingly accurate too, considering its size and the fact it was made out of plastic LEGO bits. I probably co... / Continue →
  • December 28, 2015
    Note: Full-res version HERE in case you want to print it out and tape it to a wall in your office and pretend you're a million (actually around 240,000) miles away. This is a composite photo of an earthrise taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter from about 84 miles abo... / Continue →
  • November 30, 2015
    This is a visual representation of how many earths could fit inside the sun, provided there are actually 1.3-million little blue balls in that plastic sphere. Are there? I have no clue. I've never been good at those 'guess how many gumballs are in the jar' games. I am not v... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2015
    This is a video (assembled from a bunch of still photos) captured by NASA's Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) spacecraft of the moon transiting across earth, taken from a million miles away. I wish I was a million miles away right now. I am not though, I am right here. ... / Continue →
  • July 23, 2015
    Note: This article was originally published in 2009 but since the internet is like a roller coaster it's going back around again with its hands in the air, screaming. Elisabeth Beucher's Green Warrior Shower Curtain was designed to help control your water consumption by slow... / Continue →
  • June 23, 2015
    These are several Photoshop jobs created by French artist Nicolas Amiard imagining different Star Wars ships crashed in famous world cities. He did a great job, but I'm sadly convinced it's only a matter of time before somebody starts bitching about how he got the scale all wr... / Continue →
  • May 20, 2015
    This is the flag for planet Earth as proposed by Beckmans College of Design graduate Oskar Pernefeldt. Oskar used the five basic principles of good flag design (apparently there are five basic principles of good flag design) to come up with the proposal. I dunno, it looks lik... / Continue →
  • February 11, 2015
    This is a video animation created by NASA showing a view of the moon and earth from the side of the moon not visible from earth (aka the dark side). I remember the first time I saw the dark side of the moon. It was in a dream. There was nothing there but a run-down strip clu... / Continue →
  • January 9, 2015
    To get people excited about outerspace, this is a small series of travel posters designed by NASA, advertising nearby (nearby being relative) earth-like planets that have the potential for liquid water on their surfaces. Obviously, I would vacation on any one of these, even wi... / Continue →
  • July 7, 2014
    This is a video of Galactic Empire forces taking over the Frankfurt Airport in Germany. No word if Germany forged an alliance with the Empire or if the airport was taken by force. I suspect the worse. "Which is?" Germany has always been a secret part of the Galactic Empire.... / Continue →
  • June 17, 2014
    Scientists analyzing the xenon gas in quartz crystals found in South Africa and Australia have determined the earth may be as much as 60-million years older than previously thought. Wow, that...is a lot of missed birthdays. Fingers crossed it doesn't demand make-up presents. ... / Continue →
  • April 29, 2014
    This is a rendering depicting what it would look like if all 7.159-billion humans alive on earth today were piled into the Grand Canyon. It would suck to be on the bottom of that pile. Or anywhere in it, actually. Because I am NOT showing up for everybody piled in the Grand ... / Continue →
  • February 27, 2014
    First there was the real video of Jean-Claude Van Damme doing his famous leg splits between two Volvo trucks driving in reverse, then there was the CG video of Chuck Norris doing the splits between two jets. And here is another CG video of Van Damme answering back with a leg s... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2014
    In rare good news, astrobiologists have determined the earth should be habitable for at least another 1.75-billion years. For reference, that's 1.75-billion years minus 50 years more than I care about. The research was led by Andrew Rushby, from UEA's school of Environmenta... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2014
    This is the 4.4-billion year old zircon crystal found in Western Australia. Researchers believe it to be the oldest known piece of earth. How do you explain that, young earth creationists? "Radioactive dating doesn't work." Tell me about it, my last date had laser vision an... / Continue →
  • February 18, 2014
    These are several shots of Middle Earth as viewed from space taken from The Middle Earth Digital Elevation Project. What the hell is a Middle Earth Digital Elevation Project? It's, um, a project about Middle Earth's Digital Elevation. Maybe I should just copy/paste a quote. ... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2014
    Note: Larger version HERE, but you'll probably still try to wipe earth off your monitor like a speck of dust. This is a picture of earth as seen by the Mars Rover Curiosity. In case you've been living in a cave with bears for the past year or the name didn't give it away, the... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2014
    This is a 2-hour 45-minute Youtube video (watch the whole thing and it'll almost be time to leave for the day!) of the Bill Nye/Ken Ham debate on evolution vs young earth creation. Who won? Nobody -- nobody won. Zero opinions were changed, just as I expected. You have to in... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2014
    In a battle that's sure to blow any UFC title fight out of the water, Bill Nye is going to debate Ken Ham, the founder of the Creation Museum tonight AT the museum at 7PM eastern (you can watch a live feed of the debate when it happens HERE). Bill Nye will be arguing creationi... / Continue →