Animal Videos

The most amazingly humane dairy ever. I doubt many dairies look like this. I'd pay an extra buck for a gallon of milk to know that the cows got to live better than me.

Too much time... (HT: Vija)


"We are cooling. We are not warming. The warming you see out there, the supposed warming, and I am using my finger quotation marks here, is part of the cooling process. Greenland, which is now covered in ice, it was once called Greenland for a reason, right? Iceland, which is now green." - Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele

Hilarious and kind of scary... Here's why they're actually named as such.

This image has nothing to do with anything, I just like it. This is the view off my rooftop.

How to/Funny Videos

Fold a t-shirt really quick. This will potentially save me hours throughout my lifetime.

Solve a Rubik's cube! It's really fairly easy. I solved my first one yesterday.

Funny ones:

100 people randomly running towards strangers... good social psych experiment.

Creedocide; a religious take on rat control.

Stuff Worth Reading

Little German kids try to elope in Africa, hilarious photo accompanies.

This is an article about the Obamas from 1996 done by The New Yorker.

Counter intuitive article about intelligence and happiness.

This is an article about fire sprinklers being required in new homes constructed in MN. The debate in my head is over. Economics should now be a required course in school, or rather logical thinking that involves cost benefit, rigorous statistical models, and is devoid of emotional argument. For the money that is to be spent (1 billion over 40 years) it would save more lives, if that is the true motive, to invest in health care, illness prevention, traffic safety, etc. Fires kill very very few people. Last year 19 people died in MN in fires. That many, if not far more, people will most likely die statewide in MN in car crashes this week. A billion dollars buys a lot more than a device that could potentially flood your house... that's right, single largest cost after a fire? Water damage. "But its safer for firefighters!" Five fire fighters died in MN in the last 10 years... all traffic related.