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Friday, July 11, 2014

Puppy Tries to Comfort Older Dog Who's Having a Bad Dream


via Tastefully Offensive

Friday Links

Great Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Visual Effects From Game of Thrones Season 4.

How many snowflakes would it take to cover the entire world in six feet of snow?

Terry Gilliam Reveals the Secrets of Monty Python Animations: A 1974 How-To Guide.

How fast do you have to run if you want to walk on water?

13 Questions Answered About The Simpsons (they're yellow, says series creator Matt Groening, "to attract the attention of channel hoppers.”) Related (from the archives), Funny Signs From The Simpsons.

If you grew up in the Eighties (or have kids who did), you've probably seen Last Starfighter at least a dozen times: here's Everything You Never Knew About The Making Of Last Starfighter.

Tired of sitting around in airports?  One City, Five Hours: An Illustrated Guide to Layovers.

ICYMI, Wednesday's links are here, and include lots of Tesla information, vampire slaying ethical questions, jaywalking origins, and the sad story of Domino's Pizza's "Avoid the Noid" campaign.

How to cook bacon with a machine gun

From an old Reddit post: I've discovered a new way of cooking bacon. All you need is: bacon, tin foil, some string, and.. oh whats it called?... oh yeah, an old worn out 7.62mm machine gun that is about to be discarded, and about 200 rounds of ammunition.

You start by wrapping the barrel in tin foil. Then you wrap bacon around it, and tie it down with some string.

You then wrap some more tin foil around it, and once again tie it down with string.

It is now ready to be inserted into the cooking device. I ripped the tin foil a little bit getting the barrel inserted. That part of the bacon got severely burned by hot gasses.

After just a few short bursts you should be able to smell the wonderful aroma of bacon.

I gave this about 250 rounds. but I think around 150 might actually be enough. But then again I don't mind when bacon is crispy. Ahh the smell of sizzling bacon mixed with the smell of gunpowder and weapon oil.

And the end result: Crispy delicious well done bacon.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Toilet Museum Exhibit Lets You Wear a Poop Hat And Go Down a 16 Foot Toilet Slide, Just Like a Real Poop

science museum in Tokyo has opened an exhibit all about toilets and what humans put into them. Visitors can learn about the formation and makeup of feces, the importance of toilets for health, and how toilets work.

But visitors can do more than just learn information. They can have fun! Visitors are given cloth poop hats, and then flushed into the giant toilet: the exhibit includes a 5-meter (15 foot) long slide into a giant toilet. As the sign welcoming visitors says, "You Too, Can Become Feces!". BYW, grammar nazis, that's their punctuation, not mine.

There's also a choir of singing toilets - see the video:

via Neatorama

Great Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Visual Effects From Game of Thrones Season 4

Game Of Thrones fans will recognize these scenesMackevision conjures backdrops and entire landscapes using skill, physics, and design software.

Previous posts:

For $20K, Game of Thrones Author Will Write You Into Future Novel Then Kill You Off

Valyrian steel, length of the seasons, dragon biology: The Science of Game of Thrones, bonus geological map.

If Game Of Thrones Characters Were Drawn By Disney

Game of Thrones infographic chronology: 4 seasons of the 4 main families and the Night’s Watch.

Video: Hodor (Kristian Nairn) Describes His Awkward Game of Thrones Nude Scene.

Game of Thrones Wine Map: The Wines of Westeros.

Supercut of pithy quotes from Game of Thrones, Seasons 1-3.

Fallen behind on Game of Thrones, or want a refresher before Season 4? All 3 seasons recapped in 9 minutes.

via Den of Geek

Chinese company has new vibrator with a built-in camera that “shares the exclusive right of gynecologist with you" (NSFW)

Warning: Not Safe For Work. (I meant the post, but that probably applies to the toy, as well).

The Gaga is a sex toy with a built-in camera lens at the tip, allowing you to get an up close and personal (perhaps too up close and personal) glimpse at your lady parts (or man parts, I guess) while you’re getting up close and personal with yourself:
Svakom's Gaga vibe is equipped with a brightly lit endoscopic video camera positioned right at the tip. When inserted into the vagina or anus, this absolutely unique feature provides a glimpse at the amazing physiological reactions of the body to stimulation and pleasure.
It also comes with a USB charger cable for your laptop, so if you plug it in and turn the light on you can see yourself up on the monitor, in full-scale, Technicolor glory. A long-distance partner can also apparently control it remotely via a Gaga wireless app. And, "conveniently USB rechargeable, Gaga boasts an incredibly long battery life, a full charge of 1.5 hours will power the vibe and all its incredible features for up to 8 hours of continuous use."  Eight hours of continuous use?  Really?

At this point, you might be wondering why, exactly, anyone would want to use this. This promotional video with translated Chinese copy explains it:

You see, Gaga is “by far the world’s unique fun massager with electronic endoscope function.” And Gaga “shares the exclusive right of gynecologist with you. Not only making you a better understanding and attention of your lover, but also making much fun for you.” They're temporarily out of stock at Amazon, (where they make a point of warning you that it's NOT returnable unless defective) but can be found here (where they consider knee-high stockings to be related items) and here.

I can't wait until the greatest hits compilation videos start showing up.

via Daily Dot.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wednesday links

It's Nikola Tesla's birthday: bio, Tesla coil music, Tesla vs Edison rap battle, infographic from The Oatmeal, and more.

You know those 18- to 25-foot fiberglass figures dotting America's highways, advertising everything from tires to burger joints to amusement parks? Almost all of them were made by one man.

Anyone remember the "Avoid The Noid" commercials from early Domino's Pizza ad campaigns?  Here's the story of what happened because of the Noid.

Origin of the Term Jaywalking.

ICYMI, Tuesday's links are here, and include Ancient Minoan Culture Demonstrated with Scantily-Clad Barbies, with bonus 1961 video: When Barbie Met Ken, 7 Myths About The Brain You Thought Were True, watercolors of US presidents with boobs on their faces, and 30 excellent recreations of childhood photos.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014