Alexis, an 8-year-old cat in Austria, just broke the Guinness world record for doing the most tricks (26) in one minute. Cued by her human, Anika Moritz, these tricks include touching her nose with her left paw, crossing her paws while sitting, giving a high five, and high ten, ringing a bell, pulling a string on a box, looking left, looking right, and shaking her head.
I love it when YouTube makers challenge each other on builds and talk smack to each other in the process. Case in point. Several game terrain makers, Bill Making Stuff, Dark Matter Workshop, and Miniature Hobbyist challenged each other to make models and scatter terrain exclusively using the parts from plastic spray bottles. Turns out,… READ THE REST
From The Tapes Archive comes this bit of rock history trivia: Frank Zappa was apparently a fan of Black Sabbath and was planning to sit in with them in 1976 when they played a sold out Madison Square Garden. The show was plagued with technical problems, according to Tony Iommi, so he asked Frank to… READ THE REST
Researchers from UNSW Sydney and the South Australian Museum have been studying the rings of ancient New Zealand kauri trees, which can record environmental changes over many thousands of years. They found clues about the last time the earth's magnetic poles switched, around 42,000 years ago. The environmental effects of the magnetic field thinning to… READ THE REST
By the time you feel the burn coming from the bottom of your dangerously overheated laptop, it might already be too late. Airflow is hugely important in making sure the hard-charging components inside your laptop stay cool so they can keep functioning properly. But, without adequate airflow, your processor and battery can build up tremendous… READ THE REST
Learning to play an instrument like the piano can be amazingly rewarding. However, it just as often turns out to be amazingly frustrating. We all have visions of sitting down to learn, then being able to toss off a note-perfect version of something like Beethoven's Fur Elise or Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody in short order. While… READ THE REST
We always want to take a portable speaker out to the park or the beach, or out into the wilderness on our outdoor adventures. However, what you'll soon discover is many wireless speakers just can't handle the elements out there. Many fold up with just the smallest bit of jostling, dirt, or moisture. The HyperGear… READ THE REST