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  • September 30, 2014
    While most people would spend their time trying to move OUT of a dumpster, environmental science professor Jeff Wilson has committed to living inside one of the trash shacks for an entire year. During that time, Jeff, who also calls himself Professor Dumpster and not Captain T... / Continue →
  • July 18, 2014
    Note: Larger version HERE in case you ever wondered if a hummingbird's stare can steal your soul (it can). This is the macro shot of a Green-Crowned Brilliant Hummingbird's face taken by photographer Chris Morgan while on vacation at the Bosque De Paz biological reserve in Cos... / Continue →
  • April 30, 2014
    This is a photo from David Littschwager of seawater magnified 25x (showing all the crab larvae and marine worms that are invisible to the naked eye). Just like the title says. So if you thought this post was going to be about superheroes, you are a terrible at interpreting ti... / Continue →
  • April 30, 2014
    This is Tiny Hamsters Eating Tiny Burritos - Episode 1, from the same folks that brought us Bubble p0rn (clearly they're versatile). It's a video of a hamster eating little hamster-size burritos that his owner made for him. It's worth a watch. Plus, the fact that they called... / Continue →
  • April 16, 2014
    This is a video from German watchmaker Nomos Glashütte of one of their modern watches being assembled. It was a treat to watch(!), mostly because I've always been fascinated with watchmaking (and collect vintage Doxas). Everything is so small. Did you know the jewels in a wa... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2014
    This is a Caribbean Pygmy Octopus that recently hatched at the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Florida. It's so teensy! If this were a Disney movie, it would think that pencil eraser is its mother. This is not a Disney movie though, this is real life. There are no ha... / Continue →
  • March 21, 2014
    This is a collection of cross stitch embroidered microbes and viruses designed and needled by Alicia Watkins (links to her Etsy store where they're all available). Great, now I'm convinced I have something. Probably the measles. Psyche -- I was vaccinated as a kid! See, I c... / Continue →
  • March 20, 2014
    This is a video of sushi chef Hironori Ikeno preparing his special -- tiny slices of fish atop single grains of rice. There is no way I could get one of those in my mouth without losing it first. And if it did make it to my face, I'd probably accidentally vacuum it up my nose... / Continue →
  • March 13, 2014
    Meet Nanuqsaurus, a miniature cousin of the t-rex that roamed northern Alaska some 70-million years ago. Roaming northern Alaska now? SASQUATCH. While this has been called a dwarf or pygmy in some quarters, it is hardly small with an estimated size of around 5 m in total le... / Continue →
  • February 5, 2014
    This is the Estes Proto X Nano R/C Quadcopter (available on Amazon for $40 plus other places). It's 2.5-inches from rotor tip to rotor tip, weighs 0.4-ounces and gets 5 to 10 minutes of flight time on a single charge. Unfortunately, its rotors aren't powerful enough to suppor... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2013
    This is the third snow-related post in a row. That must be some sort of Geekologie record. One that will definitely won't be going down in the history books and probably won't be remembered by a single person after tomorrow. God willing, I'll drink it out of my memory before... / Continue →
  • May 1, 2013
    This is a short stop motion video from IBM that they created using SINGLE ATOMS as individual pixels. Do you know how small an atom is? No? Well imagine a bouncy ball. Now imagine a SUPER F***ING TEENY bouncy ball. That's how small an atom is provided you imagined a bouncy... / Continue →
  • March 21, 2013
    This is an Alien chestburster carved out of pencil lead by Hungarian DeviantARTist cerkahegyzo. It's not one of those giant pencils you used in kindergarten either, it's a regular one. Which reminds me -- in high school I carved mine and a girlfriend's initials into a tree tr... / Continue →
  • March 13, 2013
    This is the half-inch papercraft Millennium Falcon model made by working under a magnifying glass professional David Canavese. David says she ship is entirely paper (and glue) and took eight hours to complete. There's a bonus Star Wars Blockade Runner after the jump that's ev... / Continue →
  • November 29, 2012
    Seen here looking suspiciously like a hair under a microscope, scientists have managed to capture an image of DNA's double helix structure for the first time, officially ending the era of me being able to claim DNA is actually shaped like little rainbows. Truly a sad day. The... / Continue →
  • August 30, 2012
    The world's smallest man and woman recently met for a Guinness Book of World Records photo shoot, and my goodness would they make a cute couple. You smell that? Love is in the air. No -- you can't smell it? Well you have to get real low, like knee-height. Pretend your hous... / Continue →
  • June 28, 2012
    This is a miniature Death Star carved out of a ping pong ball and some card-stock. It's pretty impressive for being so teensy. Speaking of -- you ever played the game where you and a friend shoot ping pong balls out of your mouths trying to hit each other in the face? It's a... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2012
    The world's most sensitive scale, which functions by measuring the vibration frequency of carbon nanotubes when a mass is rested upon them, can now measure the mass of a single proton. That...is pretty lightweight. Like probably less than Styrofoam, but don't hold me to that.... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2012
    This the the DoubleTap .45-caliber pistol from Heizer Defense. It measures 5.5" long, 3.9" tall, and only weights 12-ounces. That's less than a postage stamp! "That is NOT less than postage stamp." No? How about one of those giant checks they give you if you win the lotter... / Continue →
  • March 13, 2012
    Seen here having a great time hunting dragonflies (WTF guys -- how about inviting me next time?!), two recently discovered species of horned dinosaurs related to the triceratops are set to be unveiled at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Plus they're just weensy little ... / Continue →