A valuable lesson about greed.
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Awesome music video to the song “The Greeks” by Is Tropical. WARNING: GRAPHIC (animated, but still)
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Brilliant prank, especially at the end.
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An interesting anomoly among animals is the path of the laryngeal nerve — a long nerve which connects the brain to the voicebox. While the two organs are only inches apart, and a direct path between the two would make far more sense from a design or engineering perspective, the nerve actually goes down the entire length of the animal’s neck, loops around a blood vessel near the heart, and then runs all the way back up to the larynx (voice box). This odd path can be explained by evolution — as Richard Dawkins demonstrates in this video clip, with a dissection of a giraffe and then a discussion of how this oddity evolved.
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The one thing I’m dubious about is how he is wearing the same clothes in every state, and THOSE are the best backgrounds he could find?
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A guy I met through Rental Car Rally a few months ago named Cesar Kuriyama is doing an interesting project — he’s taking one second of video of his life every day for one year, documenting his experience and point of view in micro-moments. He has gotten a bit of attention already, because he got into the audition rounds to give a TED Talk on the project. This video here is the trailer that got him selected by the TED Talks committee.
Cesar says he’s planning to launch a website where others join him in recording their own one-second-a-day videos. (Seems like something that would be right up a few Pie Heaven readers’ alley.)
Also…I happen to be in one of the shots in this promo video. I’m the guy dressed as a scientist standing next to the bicycle-riding robot — who is another Pie Heaven contributor, Tim Reese. It’s a quick glimpse of a 2am desert bicycle joust from Rental Car Rally: LA to Tahoe this past February.
Anyway, I wish Cesar luck with the project, and I look forward to seeing the finished 365 second video!
PS: Since we’re on the subject of Rental Car Rally, here’s a video that Cesar put together with footage from the LA to Tahoe rally. There’s another rally coming up at the end of June, LA to Vegas, and I encourage all of you in the SoCal area to sign up. It’s a blast.
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That’s one for The Gipper.
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Walking pussy magnet himself, “The Red Shirt Guy” (aka, biggest nerd in the universe) — turned into a song.
Here’s the original:
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It’s not magic, it’s real.
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Interesting experiment (though it is kind of flawed because she also seemed to change her approach / attitude in addition to her appearance).
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Creepy mom videotapes her 13 year old son in the bathtub. WEIRD.
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The single most interesting part of the PGA Tour 2011 (Thanks Jim!)
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I’ve seen a lot of footage of elephants painting before, but it’s always been very abstract, blotchy images. This elephant paints a recognizable picture of another elephant…and opens up a lot of questions about animal intelligence and artistic expression. Pretty remarkable.
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