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  • February 13, 2013
    This is a video from reader Beau in his record-breaking attempt to customize the most expensive Starbucks coffee drink (previously it was this $26.30 one set by another reader. Also, why is this a Geekologie trend? I didn't sign up for this) . The 52-ounce (which, for the re... / Continue →
  • October 25, 2012
    Because trying to imagine things in your mind is hard and nobody reading a book should ever have to go through that, George R.R. Martin and Randomhouse are releasing an official book of maps featuring the lands from the Song of Ice and Fire series appropriately titled 'The Land... / Continue →
  • June 29, 2012
    Scientists have set a new record for the world's hottest temperature, with the creation of a plasma that measured 7.2-trillion degrees Fahrenheit. That...is steamy. Also, this erotic dinosaur fiction I've been working on: I pretended my feet were stuck in the tar, all the whi... / Continue →
  • April 18, 2012
    Note: Larger version HERE for a better view. This is a world map of lightning strikes as measured in lightning flashes per square kilometer per year. And the winner is...the heart of Africa! Congratulations, now we need to find out a way to turn that into usable electricity.... / Continue →
  • April 11, 2012
    This is a shot of Dubai's man-made 'The World' archipelago (and Palm Islands, lower left) as photographed by André Kuiper aboard the International Space Station yesterday. As you can see, it serves as a reminder that, no matter how much money you throw at something, it still m... / Continue →
  • March 15, 2012
    This is the $1,700 'Third Rock' fire pit. It's a fire pit that looks like earth. It'll look great in my top-secret underground lair where I will contemplate my plans to make the whole world burn burn while watching a miniature version do just that. "Um, GW? I'm pretty sure ... / Continue →
  • January 18, 2012
    German Photographer Marcus Reugels takes pictures of water droplets refracting an image of a planet behind them, making them each appear to contain a lil world (prior: MC Escher droplet). Aaaaaaah, we're all gonna drown! Just kidding, but this does remind me of that cat in Me... / Continue →
  • September 27, 2011
    Note: Larger version HERE in case you're convinced somebody in Uganda actually gives a shit about Googling "zombies". SPOILER: No. In Kenya, absolutely. This is a map created by plotting the prevalence of Google interweb searches for the word "zombie" on Google Maps. Unsurp... / Continue →
  • July 29, 2011
    That's a lot of heads. The world population hit six-billion in 1999 and now, a scant 12 years later, we're set to break seven later this year. That's, uh, that's moving pretty quick. Like trying to put your hand on a woman's leg as soon as she shows up for your eHarmony da... / Continue →
  • July 7, 2011
    Wanna look as snazzy as Joe Cool here? Then you're gonna need to grab yourself a $20 'The Plumber's Empire' shirt from Go Ape. Ooooooooor throw on a pair of Wayfarers and grow a 10-o'clock shadow. As you can see unless you've blinded yourself with fireworks or playing with y... / Continue →