Friday, October 22, 2010

10/22 Moment of Zen: Fake Science

...and Other Important Facts

Click above to see more "informative" pieces of flapdoodle and poppycock, addressing such important scientific questions as, "Why do leaves turn brown in the fall?"; "How do mustaches grow?"; "How does Horsepower compare to Spongecake Power?" and "How are bees like the Swedish government?"

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

10/20 Moment of Zen: Inflatable Helmet


Apparently, the Swedes have thought of everything. First, hobbit holes; now, this.

10/19 Moment of Zen: Home Space Photography

The Upper Stratosphere by Balloon and iPhone

The Brooklyn Space Program, largely the brainchild of Luke Geissbühler and his son, Max, sent its first spacecraft up recently, passengered by a brave little iPhone, which was filming for the over 75% of its near 2-hour journey. Propelled only by a weather balloon, the whole trip made it about 19 miles - over 100,000 feet - into the air and took some stunning images. Click either picture to visit the Geissbühlers' video about the project, largely composed of footage taken during the flight.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

10/15 Moment of Zen: Hobbit Holes in Sweden

Apparently, there are hobbits in Sweden, near Lake Kolarbyn. Click above to read more about it.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

10/13 Moment of Zen: Never too many DINOSAUR COMICS

On this day, I give you the gift of Dinosaur Comics in abundance. Yes, the pictures are the same every day and yes, it does get more awesome the more you read it.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

10/12 Moment of Zen: Brocken Spectre

Moment of Zen

Seeing Yourself in a New Light

A rare optic sight, the “Brocken spectre,” which occurs when a person stands at a higher altitude in the mountains and sees his shadow cast on a cloud at a lower altitude, was observed in the Tatra Mountains in Zakopane, Poland, Thursday.

That or it's Bigfoot. It can be hard to tell.

Friday, October 8, 2010

10/8 Moment of Zen: Oh, The Places You'll Go

King of the Couch, King of the River

Steve Snell, a grad student in art at UMass, has been traveling the Connecticut River on his specially built couch boat. Click the picture above to read more about Snell, his work and his time on the river.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

10/7 Moment of Zen: The Fog of War

A visual guide to Wikipedia's lamest edit wars.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

10/6 Moment of Zen: You're a Star!

The Earth and The Moon from 114 million miles away. We look like stars!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

10/5 Moment of Zen: Lego Sushi

Looks almost good enough to eat. Almost...

Monday, October 4, 2010

10/4 Moment of Zen: Dino-Pancake

Yup, that's a pancake.

Click the picture to see how it was put together and to see more pancake creations.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

10/1 Moment of Zen: Here Comes The Rain Again

The above photo is from science class one week ago (Fri., 9/24), in the river near the school. The photo below is a different angle, but the same site Friday, 10/1, after two days of heavy rain brought the river to levels nearing those of the snowmelt-fueled spring swell.