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Monthly Archive for July, 2012
Despite harsh conditions and the ravages of time, the U.S. flags planted on the moon in the past 43 years are still standing and casting shadows at all but one of the landing sites. This remarkable fact comes to us via images made recently by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, a robotic spacecraft orbiting the [...] [Read More]
An electronic billboard in southwestern Idaho shows side-by-side photos of President Obama and the Aurora shooter. About shooter James Holmes, it says: “Kills 12 in movie theater with assault rifle, everyone freaks out.” With Obama’s photo: “Kills thousands with his foreign policy,wins Nobel Peace Prize.” The billboard was sponsored by libertarian Ralph Smeed Foundation. With [...] [Read More]
Move over Austin, L.A. and the Big Apple. Forget Dallas and San Antonio. Stuffy old Houston is now the “coolest” big city in America, according to Forbes. The business website used seven “data points” in ranking 65 of the largest metro areas in the U.S. Those criteria include entertainment, arts and culture, restaurants and bars, [...] [Read More]
The Baltic Sea may be the breeding ground for strange creatures or just a place where false rumors are harbored. The latest in a line of strange sightings is a squirming creature that is dubbed by some as the “Loch Ness Condom.” The convulsing, ravel of a tubular pink object with transparent yellow membranes connecting [...] [Read More]
Today in awesome, PBS released another auto-tuned video from one of their iconic television shows, “The Joy of Painting” with Bob Ross. The video is similar to the auto-tuned Mister Rogers video that was a viral hit last month and shares Ross’ message that “every day’s a good day when you paint.” It was created [...] [Read More]