Archive for the 'Silly' Category


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As the video warns, magnets like these are potentially very dangerous.

Hyperloop's Grandfather (or, Ted Stevens was Right!)

That Time People Sent a Cat Through the Mail Using Pneumatic Tubes

[T]he pneumatic tubes of New York City’s General Post Office, when they launched in 1897, ended up whisking away … a cat. Yep. A live cat. A black cat. A probably quite indignant cat.

A grumpy cat, no doubt.

Murder Most Fowl

Fowl play? Giant rubber duck drowns in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s favorite new resident, a giant inflatable duck, took a turn for the worse on Wednesday, looking less like an oversized lovable plaything and more like an unappetizing fried egg on the water.

The 16.5-meter (54 feet) inflatable sculpture mysteriously lost its mojo overnight, deflated and bobbed lifelessly in Victoria Harbour.

There's Always Room

Han Solo “frozen” in Jello

Easter Island statue

This is with 25% less water than the normal recipe, but the forms are still not quite stiff enough and tend to fall apart when I take the out of the tray. Also, not holding up well to handling. More experimentation after I, um, dispose of this work.

Be My Geeky Valentine

Download and Print: Evil Mad Scientist Valentines

If you’re anything like us, you’ve at some point come across supposedly-nerdy valentines and thought to yourself, “A real geek would have used an equation to express that sentiment.” And if so, have we have got just the thing for you!

I Saw it on a Rerun

It’s a Petrie Dish. Get it?

(OK, for you youngsters, that’s a reference to The Dick Van Dyke Show)

The Next Austin Powers Movie?

How To Steal The Space Shuttle: A Step-By-Step Guide

I asked both officers if they thought, given Bond supervillian-levels of resources, it would be possible for someone to steal the shuttle.

They made two mistakes in their answers. First mistake was that the first cop told me it was “impossible.” The second mistake was that the other policeman told me “I won’t say impossible.” Now it sounds like a challenge.

The Great Leap Backward

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Can you put another iPad in there, with carbon paper?

A Cure for the Monday Blues

A little doggy slapstick, complete with a really funny elastic collision, followed by more conservation of momentum exercises.

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Everything but Schrödinger

Physics Cat

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