HOWTO make a Minecraft Herobrine costume

Matt sez, "Here's a link for the Herobrine costume I made for my son. After a bunch of requests, I put up the PDF files and instructions to make your own. It was a huge hit with the kids at his school. Even bigger than when we went as Finn and the Ice King last year!"

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How to: Eat a triceratops

With their big, bitey teeth and teeny, ineffectual arms, it can be difficult to picture how Tyrannosaurus Rex actually managed to eat anything. After all, all of our personal experience with eating involves an awful lot of gripping with the forearms. Some new research, takes a stab at understanding T. Rex table manners. The results are pretty neat — and they highlight the similarities between dinosaurs and birds — but I want to make a bit of a bigger deal out of the methodology.

Several times on this blog, we've talked about the importance of the vast archives of archaeological and paleontological specimens that are sitting around in storage at museums and universities. Some of these things have never even been removed from the matrix of burlap and plaster used to secure them for shipping. Some have sat there for decades, enjoying only a cursory glance from researchers. But when scientists finally start sifting through these unseen specimens, they often find fascinating things. Read the rest

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G4 announces the end of Attack of the Show!, X-Play

In an official announcement on its web site, gamer channel G4 told fans that its two of its most popular and long-running shows would end at the end of the year:

G4's two longest-running and defining series, Attack of the Show! and X-Play, will be ending their run at the end of 2012. Both shows will include original episodes through the end of the year, and will look back at their most memorable moments as we lead up to their final episodes.
Both long-running shows helped define, as well as expand, the pop culture and gaming TV experience for a generation. We hope you've had as much fun watching them as we have had making them...

As a send-off, both shows will feature a lineup of famous guest hosts, including John Barrowman, Horatio Sanz, Michael Ian Black, and Paul Scheer. A complete list wasn't provided, but don't be surprised if some G4 alumni -- like Nerdist's Chris Hardwick, Kevin Pereira, and Olivia Munn -- show up to be a part of the extended farewell.

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Wet Hair: "Spill Into Atmosphere" music review

These Iowa psychpop-kraudrone-WTFwave weirdos return with their second full length for De Stijl.

Bird poops on TV anchor

It's raining poop. “I have to tell you Bethany," says Fox anchor Paul Robins, “one of my goals in life is to make it on YouTube and I think I just did.”

In the year 2000

Illustration from a 1960 Cinzano ad, shared on Flickr by photographer and vintage ad aficionado Paul Malon of Toronto. His collection is extensive and excellent. Read the rest

The dangers of being a 19th-century x-ray fiend

How a 19th-century fascination with x-rays turned deadly.
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Storm chaser's gorgeous photography

Tornado-loving BB pal Jody Radzik just turned me on to Extreme Instability, a collection of one intrepid storm chaser's breathtaking weather photography. The above photo that I've taken it upon myself to title "Act of God" is from a bow echo in Watertown, South Dakota on August 3. The photographer: "I'm driving along, having gained at least a small bit of ground again, when I see this white cross and a roadside chapel next to the road. No way. Slam on the brakes, pull over and jump out of the car and shoot fast fast." Extreme Instability Read the rest

Touched by a mountain gorilla

An amazing close encounter with wild mountain gorillas in Uganda.

Honda designs a car "for women," the Fit She's

At left, the new Honda Fit She's, a car available in predictable pink or what the maker calls "eyeliner brown." The vehicle is designed for the female market in Japan, and costs around $17.5K USD at current exchange rates. Official website here, in Japanese.

The Honda Fit She's features a “Plasmacluster” climate control system the maker claims can improve skin quality, a windshield that prevents wrinkles, a pink interior stitching, "tutti-frutti-hued chrome bezels," and an adorable heart instead of an apostrophe in “She’s.”

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Some of the scariest moments in sci-fi and fantasy movies, all in one place!

In case you were looking for a comprehensive list of the most terrifying moments in science fiction and fantasy, plus some straight-up horror, io9 has compiled one -- complete with YouTube clips! Imagine how scary all those little moments are in context... (via io9) Read the rest

Ted Nugent Halloween costume, 1977

Now that's scary. Trigger warning, indeed, if you get my drift. Nov. 3, 1977 Rolling Stone, shared on Flickr by jbcurio. Read the rest

Wheel of Urine

This Wheel of Urine is from Ullrich Pinder's Epiphanie Medicorum (1506). It was used to diagnose disease based on characteristics of the patient's piss, including its taste. Urinalysis is common today, of course. Well, not the tasting part. "The Urine Wheel" (SciAm) Read the rest

Letterpressed, inappropriate infographic greeting cards

Safwat sez, "Greetings from Nowhere is a series of inappropriate (but totally awesome) letterpressed greeting cards made up of venn diagrams, pie charts and bar graphs. These cards were designed with the sole objective of not sucking as much as most other holiday cards out there. I am currently trying to fund this project via Kickstarter so that the cards can be letterpressed at a small printshop here in Phoenix, AZ and delivered to project backers in time for the holidays."

Greetings from Nowhere: Letterpressed Holiday Cards (Thanks, Safwat!)

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Alive! Real! Apeman! 1937!

This is a photo of an apeman captured in the jungles of Brazil in 1937. Or not. (Reddit) Read the rest

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