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  • February 13, 2013
    This is a video from reader Beau in his record-breaking attempt to customize the most expensive Starbucks coffee drink (previously it was this $26.30 one set by another reader. Also, why is this a Geekologie trend? I didn't sign up for this) . The 52-ounce (which, for the re... / Continue →
  • October 25, 2012
    Because trying to imagine things in your mind is hard and nobody reading a book should ever have to go through that, George R.R. Martin and Randomhouse are releasing an official book of maps featuring the lands from the Song of Ice and Fire series appropriately titled 'The Land... / Continue →
  • June 29, 2012
    Scientists have set a new record for the world's hottest temperature, with the creation of a plasma that measured 7.2-trillion degrees Fahrenheit. That...is steamy. Also, this erotic dinosaur fiction I've been working on: I pretended my feet were stuck in the tar, all the whi... / Continue →
  • April 18, 2012
    Note: Larger version HERE for a better view. This is a world map of lightning strikes as measured in lightning flashes per square kilometer per year. And the winner is...the heart of Africa! Congratulations, now we need to find out a way to turn that into usable electricity.... / Continue →
  • April 11, 2012
    This is a shot of Dubai's man-made 'The World' archipelago (and Palm Islands, lower left) as photographed by André Kuiper aboard the International Space Station yesterday. As you can see, it serves as a reminder that, no matter how much money you throw at something, it still m... / Continue →
  • March 15, 2012
    This is the $1,700 'Third Rock' fire pit. It's a fire pit that looks like earth. It'll look great in my top-secret underground lair where I will contemplate my plans to make the whole world burn burn while watching a miniature version do just that. "Um, GW? I'm pretty sure ... / Continue →
  • January 18, 2012
    German Photographer Marcus Reugels takes pictures of water droplets refracting an image of a planet behind them, making them each appear to contain a lil world (prior: MC Escher droplet). Aaaaaaah, we're all gonna drown! Just kidding, but this does remind me of that cat in Me... / Continue →
  • September 27, 2011
    Note: Larger version HERE in case you're convinced somebody in Uganda actually gives a shit about Googling "zombies". SPOILER: No. In Kenya, absolutely. This is a map created by plotting the prevalence of Google interweb searches for the word "zombie" on Google Maps. Unsurp... / Continue →
  • July 29, 2011
    That's a lot of heads. The world population hit six-billion in 1999 and now, a scant 12 years later, we're set to break seven later this year. That's, uh, that's moving pretty quick. Like trying to put your hand on a woman's leg as soon as she shows up for your eHarmony da... / Continue →
  • July 7, 2011
    Wanna look as snazzy as Joe Cool here? Then you're gonna need to grab yourself a $20 'The Plumber's Empire' shirt from Go Ape. Ooooooooor throw on a pair of Wayfarers and grow a 10-o'clock shadow. As you can see unless you've blinded yourself with fireworks or playing with y... / Continue →
  • June 10, 2011
    Note: This isn't the whole graphic, you'll have the jump to see it all. My wiener? A hop, skip AND the jump. So apparently global internet use is expected to quadruple by 2015 (if we can make it that long!), to one zettabyte a year. "How big is that compared to a breadbox?"... / Continue →
  • April 28, 2011
    In what can only be viewed as a blatant act of terrorism, Superman is renouncing his U.S. citizenship, citing "America's obesity problem he's tired of being construed as an instrument of US policy." You know what? Fine -- but you better change your color scheme BECAUSE THESE ... / Continue →
  • March 31, 2011
    Awesome, Los Angeles got me the middle of the Indian Ocean. Which, SPOILER ALERT: so will everywhere else in the continental United States. Alaska gets you close to Antarctica, but only Hawaii gets you on solid ground, in southern Africa. Weird, I could have sworn growing up... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2011
    Looks like we're in good company -- high-five, Liberia and Myanmar! We're miles ahead of all those other countries, amirite?! No? Kilometers behind? SONOFA. *takes 3/4" socket off penis and chucks over cubicle wall like a grenade* "OW!! WHO THREW THIS?" Quick -- look ev... / Continue →
  • March 27, 2011
    Note: Slightly larger version HERE in case you like things bigger. God, just move to Texas already! Ever wonder where video game bad guys threatening the US in first-person shooters come from? Russia. Every single one, all commies. Just kidding, a lot come from outerspace ... / Continue →
  • March 25, 2011
    Note: DD-size version of the map HERE. To compliment the wiener one from last week, this is the world map of average breast cup sizes. Now I know what you're wondering, "GW -- what's your favorite cup?" Thanks for asking, I'm really into fruit cups. JOKING -- pudding all th... / Continue →
  • March 18, 2011
    Note: Viagra'd version HERE. This is a map of the world according to dangle-down dimensions. There's actually an interactive version HERE, where if you click around it'll give you a country's actual average in both centimeters and inches despite you typically measuring in mil... / Continue →
  • November 1, 2010
    Note: This is only six of the eight, and in crappy resolution to boot, hit the jump to see all of them in stunning 450px res! Steve Thomas is a graphic designer. But not just any graphic designer, oh no -- THE graphic designer responsible for creating these vintage Star Wars ... / Continue →
  • September 28, 2010
    Sorry folks, I already submitted my application and I'm just waiting for the callback. However -- I will consider you for my cabinet if you can provide me with warm, clean urine on an as-needed basis. *reading article* Wait a minute -- they already chose somebody?! But I hav... / Continue →
  • September 20, 2010
    Note: There's no way you can possibly see the map so small so click HERE to see the thing in such high resolution several of you may consider making a desktop wallpaper out of the thing. This is the world map according to Street Fighter. Basically it just shows you where al... / Continue →