According to the sidebar on the main page, English is the language with the largest number of words, as anyone familiar with a thesaurus will tell you. Here's a site that calls upon your command of definitions (and your honesty) to provide a measurement of your English understanding and usage. Find out for yourself at Test Your Vocabulary. You even get a link to your score (like this).
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
- Top 11 sneaky ways websites get you to read an article.
- 6 reasons the guy who's fixing your computer hates you.
- "Stocking" is the new "planking".
- 30 Ghostbusters facts.
- The items in Heaven's welcome basket.
- Spock knit hat.
- Don't use lesser companies, get your dinosaurs from Dinosaur Breeders.
- Someone should tell this girl that this can't be done.
- 35 amazing examples of long-exposure photography.
- The 9 most bizarre Facebook-related crimes.
- An homage to retro chrome lettering and logos at Chromeography.
- Summer's almost over, so hurry and get your motorized ice cream cone.
- Fox's 8-day delay on Hulu triggers piracy surge.
- Dog's head out a car window at different speeds.
- Duck Tron.
- We're out of milk.
- 21 images you won't believe aren't photoshopped.
- A coffee Venn diagram. I should get this framed for my kitchen.
- Ok Go and the Muppets do The Muppet Show theme song.
- Weird Al Yankovich goes digital.
- Firefly fans need the Serenity blueprints reference pack.
- You know what everyone needs? A Hutzler banana slicer. Or two.
- The brilliant zombie engagement photos.
- Virginia earthquake tweets, in life-mimics-art moment, follow old xkcd comic.
- It's time for school to start, and that means it's time to feel old with the yearly Mindset List about college freshmen.
- Beef jerky potato chips? Yes, they're called Cherkees.
- 11 surprising celebrity hobbies.
- How to make your app store icon look like everyone else's.
- 6 beneficial things they made you stop doing in school.
- The downside of having a batcave.
- 16 lessons you wish they'd taught in school.
- Star Trek cat trees.
- Captain Mal's papercraft pistol.
- You know what you need for your next party? A limbo set.
- New Star Trek TV series being planned, takes place after Voyager.
- "Why did you unfollow me?" The psychology of Twitter (infographic).
- Exposing them to "dead lamprey scent" invokes a sea lamprey panic response.
- 18 things you didn't know about Firefly (infographic).
- This is why men die before women.
- The 5 creepiest ways animals have mastered mind control.
- 10 unusual restaurants found around the world.
- Axe-wielding bird attacks!
- The Star Wars alphabet guessing game. Can you name them all?
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
- 30 years of the PC (infographic).
- What websites are made of (infographic).
- 10 actors who have played identical twins.
- Before they were famous: 25 actors in 3 minutes.
- 25 greatest unscripted scenes in films.
- The 6 deadliest animals too adorable to run away from.
- Women on television.
- 12 romantic tree tunnels.
- Glass beach.
- The Comic-Con proposal: "Engaged".
- The last wooden planetarium in the world.
- At last! You can get all the Star Trek colognes.
- Very cool 3D sculpture of the Solitaire "win" screen. (Keep scrolling down for making-of pics.)
- 15 animals you won't believe aren't photoshopped.
- Dog plays with river otter.
- Collection of "walking away" shots: keep on walking.
- 5 movie characters who were wildly unqualified for their job.
- Here's an iPhone 4 case with a built-in, slide-out bottle opener, the Opena.
- 10 suckiest fake video game that people play in science fiction.
- The 6 most mind-blowing ways your brain can malfunction.
- The 10 most awesome movies that Hollywood killed.
- Parking by hand. Goes on a bit long, but well-executed.
- 10 utterly insane human records.
- Crimes through time (infographic; thanks Urn).
- Big cat toys.
- Gumdrop military edition iPad 2 case.
- Incredible shade illusion. See the description for links to make your own.
- Every robot ever? Where's WALL-E? (Answer key, answer list on reddit thread.)
- Captain Kirk's birthplace.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The last thing we see in a movie before it fades to black is supposed to be a period at the end of the visual story. Here's a blog that shows you just The Final Image. Some you'll recognize, some you won't. If not, right-click and select Properties to see the filename, which is the answer you need.
Monday, August 15, 2011
What's to say? The title of this site says it all. The beauty is, not only do you get a nice history lesson with each entry, but a sample song or two is included for your listening displeasure. You'll be horrified, but you can't turn away, as you hear The World's Worst Records.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
- If you don't have a case for your iPhone 4 yet, then you really have been holding out for something special. Such as the Snow Peak Titanium cover.
- Make any birthday cake classy with the Cake Candelabra.
- Ducks crossing the street.
- How to get into Mordor. (Make sure you see the "inspired by" link.)
- The cost of early adoption (infographic).
- Ultimate batting practice.
- You know what I wish I had? A mouse with a built-in digital scale.
- Self-storage company adds solar panels to roofs (infographic).
- How to get the girl, according to movies.
- The beard-measuring shirt.
- Severed head bowling balls.
- Time machine parking only.
- 6 ancient things that were probably built by aliens.
- How in love are you with your smartphone?
- 10 famous fictional characters you didn't know were based on real people.
- 6 famously terrible movies that were almost awesome.
- Banksy's phone tap.
- Bat on a plane.
- The 25 geekiest knuckle tattoos.
- Jason Vorhees' body count (infographic).
- Horsemaning: the new planking.
- How social media can improve student grades (infographic).
- The 11 board games most likely to spark actual fights.
- Text slang for baby boomers.
- Finally! The periodic table of tables.
- Cow for all seasons. Yeah, me neither.
- The Portal 2 Wheatley puppet.
- F1 racecar steering wheel breakdown.
- The deadliest disease outbreaks in history (infographic).
- 6 weird fashions from history with explanations.
- Combat garden gnomes.
- 16 sequels nobody has ever heard of.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Monday, August 08, 2011
Sunday, August 07, 2011
Friday, August 05, 2011
- Beer and spice chocolate truffles.
- In honor of Harrison Ford's fortieth film, Forty Fords.
- Counting partners and breaking down the sexual proclivities of Friends.
- Meanwhile, in Florida...
- Scientific proof that Rose Art crayons suck.
- 7 creepy video game easter eggs you'll wish were never found.
- Bird on a wiper.
- 10 everyday foods made with disgusting ingredients.
- 6 silly-sounding jobs that are way harder than you think.
- 6 movie and TV universes that overlap in mind-blowing ways.
- Harry Potter as Disney characters.
- Social media propaganda posters.
- 8 plant species in danger of disappearing.
- 7 impressive castles located on cliffs.
- 7 of the world's craziest roads.
- How 50 big companies got their names.
- Credit card cutlery.
- What happens when college journalism students have to publish a paper the old-fashioned (pre-computer) way? How to build a newsroom time machine.
- Hacker stock art.
- You've seen Game of Thrones, now check out some of the CGI special effects.
- Oh yeah, wrestling isn't fake at all.
- World's largest stop-motion animation. (That's a real boat.)
- Snake on a car.
- "Internet Explorer users have lower IQs" study is a hoax. In a related story, linux/Firefox/Chrome fanboys scream, "NOOOO!"
- 6 beloved characters that had undiagnosed mental illnesses.
- I Love Charts top 10 charts about movies.
- 10 creepiest abandoned morgues.
- Get your lapdog (or -cat) a lap-like bed from Laps of Luxury.
- Move. The description barely tells the story, but great editing.
- The 6 most epic one-man armies in the history of war.
- 11 bizarre or shocking TV deaths.
- Mashable's favorite wi-fi names.
- Brilliantly pointless street flyers.
- Swapped corporate logos.
- Static dog is static-y.
- The base is under assault.
- In honor of the premiere of The Change-Up, body switch.
- 8 people kicked off planes for ridiculous reasons.
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Monday, August 01, 2011
Pony is an ESL tutor who uses Skype. "A", her student, is Japanese. As an exercise, Pony sends "A" photographs, which she then writes a few sentences about, in a way that only someone with a different cultural perspective and non-masterful grasp of English could. Enjoy the results at Pony and "A" Take Over the World.