29 June 2012

Linkage, Volume 146

How Tomatoes Lost Their Taste
scientists have traded good tomato taste for uniform ripening
via Neatorama

Color Wheels Are Wrong
how color vision actually works
via swissmiss

An Internet Family Vacation
highlights from this year's internet camping trip (more in the comments)
via Miss Cellania

Skype Family Portraits
photographer John Clang used Skype video projections to bring long-distance families together for portraits
via swissmiss

21 June 2012

Linkage, Volume 145

Catching up on my Neatorama linkage!

Carrots on Sticks
the official wartime substitute for ice cream
via Neatorama

Unusual Lakes
12 of the World's Strangest and Most Unusual Bodies of Water
via Neatorama

Underwater Egg (video link)
cracking open an egg 60 feet under water
via Neatorama

Floating Cup (video link)
drive-through magic in da hood!
via Neatorama

Treat Your Mother Right
10 Stupid Videos That Will Never Ever Stop Being Funny
via Neatorama

I in TEAM
the "i" was hiding right there all along!
via Neatorama

Tube Rules
good rule for life
via Neatorama

Nickelback
writer Josh Gross of Boise Weekly was directed to write about an upcoming Nickelback concert
via Neatorama

10 Bets You Will Never Lose (video link)
Richard Wiseman never ceases to amaze with his party tricks!
via Neatorama

Toddler POV (video link)
hide-and-seek, from a toddler's point of view
via Neatorama

Zildjian
the "Son of a Cymbal Maker" is the oldest family firm in the USA
via Neatorama

Honey Badger FroYo
Try it...or not. We don't care.
via Neatorama

20 June 2012

Customer Service

I teared up at number 5, and a few more times after that while reading stories in the comments. Take some time to read some feel-good stories today!
11 of the Best Customer Service Stories Ever
via Neatorama

19 June 2012

Linkage, Volume 144

Pointer Pointer
move your mouse pointer and someone will point to your pointer
via The Presurfer

Fixie Don't Care
it's hard to be a hipster
via swissmiss

Bacon Sundaes
Burger King announced a delicious limited-time summer menu
via not martha

Dum Dums
what is the mystery flavor?
via Miss Cellania

12 June 2012

Disney Magic

This is why we all still believe in Disney Magic!
Ben was the last rider on Snow White's Scary Adventures in Walt Disney World on May 31, 2012. A full cast of wonderful people helped Ben count up to his 3500th ride on the now-closed attraction. This story made me almost cry over and over - I had to read it one piece at a time so I wouldn't get all puffy-eyed at my desk!

Prelude
Part 1, The Beginning of the End
Part 2, The Fairest One of All
Part 3, Counting Up, Counting Down
Part 4, The Big Ending
Epilogue

via EPBOT

05 June 2012

Linkage, Volume 143

The Turkish Connection
If you don’t eat this, you get nothing else!!!
via Grasping for Objectivity

Powerful Photographs
40 of the most powerful photographs ever taken
via Miss Cellania

Love the Story
stop worrying (about science accuracy)
via Miss Cellania

Senior Quotes (image link)
Well, two are twins, but the rest aren't related...
Here's the Story
Isabella Nguyen's creative senior quote collaboration
via Neatorama

Onion Life (video link)
The Life History of the Onion, from the British Council
via Miss Cellania