Category Archive: Cold

Mar 03 2014

Here Goes Something: Girl’s First Ski Jump

I know, the Winter Olympics are over but I’m still missing them. So here’s something that’s kind of related. Here’s a video of a girl’s first ski jump. Watch and especially listen as she pumps herself up for her jump. It’s pretty amusing. Through the whole thing you can tell how nervous she is but …

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Mar 03 2014

I’m Impressed: Realistic Finger Paintings

Finger painting is one of those things that we’ve all loved to do since we were in preschool. Unfortunately very few of us ever got good enough at it to consider pursuing finger painting as a career past kindergarten. A while back I featured one and here’s another one. This time around the paintings are …

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Feb 27 2014

Would Watch: Winter Super Olympics

Now that the Winter Olympics are over and the Paralympics doesn’t start for about a week it’s time for the Super Olympics. This is more of a secretive event that you’re not invited to. And unfortunately neither am I. As you’ll see from these discovered posters the Super Olympics are filled with many of the …

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Feb 27 2014

The Muppets Go for Ice Cream

If any of you weren’t aware, it’s February in Texas too. But in places like Houston it’s already hot enough to stop and get drive through ice cream. No one is immune to the pull of a drive through ice cream parlor. Except for people whose car windows don’t roll down, so I’m safe. Here’s …

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Feb 13 2014

Inspiring: Daring Hovercraft Rescue of Stranded Deer

In both the most inspiring, the funniest, and the most heartwarming thing I’ve seen all day a father and son team used their personal hovercrafts and a rope to rescue some deer who had gotten themselves stranded on the ice on Minnesota‚Äôs Albert Lea Lake. They found the deer stranded while ice fishing and decided …

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Jan 28 2014

Why is my State So: Blank

We can always count on Google Autocomplete to be openly (enter philosophical “ism”), as well as judgmental and hilarious. This time around LandOfMaps quizzed Google on each of the 50 United States to see what people were searching at the time. Most of these aren’t surprising: Arizona=Hot, Georgia=Backwards, Texas=Big, California/New York/Alaska/Hawaii/New Hampshire=Expensive. Some you can …

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Jan 22 2014

Must be Aliens: Robot Discovers New Life Under Antartica

Back in 2010 the National Science Foundation was doing a lot of experimental drilling in Antarctica. We knew about the drilling back then, at least I did because I pay attention, but the report on what was found was just released last month. I’m guessing this is because the scientists needed time to edit the …

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Jan 20 2014

Looks Speedy: High-Tech US Speed Skating Suits

Look at the legs on that guy. He looks like he could crush your skull like a grapefruit. The US Olympic team is well known for doing what it can with clothing and equipment to give its competitors an edge. This year we’ll be seeing some extra fancy suits on the speed skaters competing in …

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Jan 17 2014

Sheep-Pig: A Natural Pig in a Blanket

Seen here growing bacon fatter and harrier than any you’ve ever had the privilege of eating is the Mangalitsa. No, it’s not a mix between a sheep and a pig, although that would be awesome so scientists get on that. The Mangalitsa is the result of a wild boar and a farm pig getting lovey. …

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Jan 17 2014

Sign Me Up: Naked Sledding World Championship

Slated for February 15th in the town of Braunlage, Germany the Naked Sledding World Championships are going to compete with the Olympics. Please say this is going to be televised, I’ll happily take a day out of watching that awful non-sport of ice dancing to watch this. Held on a bi-annual basis, the Naked Sledding …

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