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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2012
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    This led to a disaster in Le Paz, Bolivia, 1981. Tens of thousands of Cattail stems were being kept in a massive warehouse when a heatwave caused rapid expansion. Over a hundred workers suffocated when the warehouse was suddenly filled by expanding cattails seeds.


    So, I had a nightmare last night about that.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2012
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    When sexy Halloween costumes get taken too far.



    Also, googly eyes on yer thong, anyone?
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    Googly eyes on a thong.
    ...crud that's so wrong and not sexy.
    At least it wasn't a man-thong? O,o
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2012
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2012
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    I found this exhibit of cool paintings over at Art For The Nation.

    Check this out:

    "A Convoy" - Everett (1918)

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      CommentAuthorGreasemonkey
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2012 edited
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    Also: this

    (Slightly risque but probably safe for most workplaces)
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2012
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    Anyone who tells you Lego can't be used to do serious engineering needs to see this:

    It's pointless, yet so very cool.
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    @oldhat. Seen the sequel...

    Don't Copy That 2
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    badgercull
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      CommentAuthorwerwolf
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2012
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    @soviet rocket nr. 9 -- i assume you're not familiar with dakimakura then?
    have a look or better yet google for it.
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    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeSep 19th 2012
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    In case you were wondering, Randall Munroe has gone completely bonkers (click and drag the last panel - see you in a hour).
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeSep 19th 2012
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    @wood - I just came here to post that.

    Did you find the Whale?

    I mean...

    ...how the I don't even...

    ...

    yeah, I may be some time with this...
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeSep 19th 2012
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    ios6 dropped about an hour ago. Go update.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeSep 19th 2012
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    And then go watch the new Hobbit Trailer !
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      CommentAuthorErikCJones
    • CommentTimeSep 19th 2012
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    @Wood and Oddcult, that is pretty amazing. Did you find the raptors in the grass?
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      CommentAuthorErikCJones
    • CommentTimeSep 19th 2012 edited
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    Also, an embiggenable version.
    http://xkcd-map.rent-a-geek.de/
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      CommentAuthorglukkake
    • CommentTimeSep 19th 2012
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    @ErikCJones
    AIR WHALE! Also - thank you!