The era of discovery has ended. We’ve charted every corner of the planet, explored its deepest jungles and its highest mountains and, with each year, it becomes more abundantly clear that there just aren’t any freaking dragons out there, man. I think we’ve been cheated! Though to be fair, we did find a handful of new and real animals in the process, some even as recently as this year. Unfortunately, none of them breathe fire and soar majestically in the sky above, terrorizing local villages, but many of these newly uncovered animals are still pretty gosh darn amazing. Take for example [...]
It’s been another week of craziness on the internet and as usual we’re back with 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web. Highlights include everything from a seriously intellectual rap to some of the 90′s most nostalgic memories, so if you’re looking to kill some time you’re in the right place. This is Link25 (011) – The Thoughtful Guy Edition.
If you’ve ever wondered why honeybees tend to die after stinging someone this picture says it all. In an incredible capture by Kathy Keatley Garvey, a UC Davis Communications Specialist in the Department of Enomology, we see a bee stinging a person’s arm and then attempting to fly away as the stinger remains lodged in the victim. That trail of goo you see? It’s actually the bee’s abdominal tissue. The remarkable capture [...]
The thought of getting cancer, and having your life cut short years before it should, is a constant fear we live with in our modern world. You can be walking down the street completely healthy, having the time of your life, when you realize something doesn’t feel right. You go to the doctor complaining of your ailment, and that’s when everything [...]
The Flaming Lips have raised $25,000 for charity by selling a human blood filled version of their Heady Fwends album, but not just any blood- famous people blood! The specimens contain blood from Ke$ha, Chris Martin, Justin Vernon from Bon Iver, 2 members (Alex & Stewart) of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Erykah Badu, and [...]
From its completion in 1931 until construction of the World Trade Center’s North Tower in 1972, the Empire State Building stood as the tallest building in the world. As of 2012, it is the 15th tallest skyscraper in the world and the fourth tallest free standing structure in the Americas. The views of New York City in the background of many of the photos give the viewers a sense of the dizzying heights these fearless workers operated at [...]