Tag Archives: link of the day

Well, That’s Nice To Know

By | February 12, 2014

From the “Freedom of Information” desk, a missive from the Prime Minister’s office down in New Zealand (click to enlarge):  

If you watch only one movie trailer today, make it be this one

By | December 16, 2013

For twenty years I’ve been a supporter of the Duke University Lemur Center’s mission to save these exciting, charming, zany prosimian primates from extinction. And I can honestly say that in all that time, no video related to that mission has excited me as much as this one. There’s no IMAX theater in Vermont, so Carole and I… Read More »

Watch “How To Wrap A Cat For Christmas” on YouTube

By | December 13, 2013

Cooking With Potential Energy

By | December 2, 2013

Oldie but goodie: cooking a turkey with “potential energy” (i.e., throwing it repeatedly out of a tall building): http://www.ohio.edu/mechanical/thermo/Intro/Chapt.1_6/energy/CookingPE.pdf This comes to us from the “science” journal, “The Journal of Irreproducible Results”, which I first encountered circa 1989 when I was working in the periodicals binding unit of the library at Virginia Tech. The journal isn’t what it… Read More »

Watch “How smart is a Lemur?” on YouTube

By | December 1, 2013

Watch “Sea Otter pup” on YouTube

By | December 1, 2013