Why I love Vikings

I'm totally going to own that the homoerotic undercurrent of the History Channel series Vikings is one of its biggest draws. More

Neil Gaiman reads Jabberwocky

It's a thank-you to the donors who took Patrick Rothfuss's Worldbuilders charity over the $600K mark.

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Snap-together Strandbeest kit

Theo Jansen's amazing, wind-walking Strandbeest (featured in my story the Man Who Sold the Moon) can be had as a 6-inch-cubed snap-together, 80-piece, chunky "rhino" kit: assemble and blow on it and it will walk across your desk with the odd majesty of the Strandbeest.

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Defeat Keurig's K-Cup DRM with a single piece of tape

Keurig's dumbass coffee-pod DRM tries to prevent your machine from brewing pods that don't come from Keurig, but you can defeat it in seconds with a single piece of tape.

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1000-piece CMYK color gamut jigsaw puzzle

Jeremy writes, "Clemens Habicht's 1000 COLOURS is a CMYK colour gamut jigsaw puzzle of 1000 pieces. Each tile is an individual colour and the task is to place each colour exactly in relation to every other colour."

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Mashup artist challenges Sony to stop gaming Youtube's censorship system

Hugh Atkin (of Romney Raps Eminem fame) writes, "This is a new video I've made in response to repeated, identical claims of copyright infringement by Sony Music Entertainment in respect of my 2008 video 'Barackroll.' Every time I've challenged a complaint, they've let it lapse and then subsequently filed identical complaints."

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Video: Snowflake melting in reverse

"The Birth of a Snowflake" by Armand9x.

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Mad Max: Fury Road trailer

Mad Max: Beyond Mel Gibson, out next summer.

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New PES stop-motion film: Submarine Sandwich

Hurray! A new short film by stop-motion artist PES. In this one, a butcher makes a tasty sub sandwich out of baseball mitts, and other non-edible stuff.

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Watch the U.S. Navy's new anti-drone laser weapon take out two ships in the Persian Gulf

The U.S. Navy has released a video of a new laser weapon performing perfectly during tests completed in November.

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Weebles wobble but they don't fall down

Remember Weebles? I had that airplane.

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Bodega cats, in their own words

Bodega cats of New York City, voiced by the store owners whose little shops the cats live in. More

3D printed dress made from 2,279 triangles and 3,316 hinges

Designer Jessica Rosenkrantz writes, "I made this 3D printed dress and the MoMA just acquired it. This video, filmed at Shapeways factory showing the printing and depowdering of the dress (there's also this one, documenting the dress's sounds and movements).

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John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme" 50th anniversary

Today marks the 50th anniversary of John Coltrane's A Love Supreme, a masterpiece of hard bop, free jazz, and soulful spirituality.

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Cooter the chubby pet raccoon, just rolling around the house

The remix GIF is better than the original video, honestly. More