Archive for the ‘BuzzFeed’ tag
Ben Jackson spends some time with an under-regarded question: how does spirituality fit into internet culture? And while I understand your concern that all you’ll get on that topic at BuzzFeed is snark masquerading as value, but I’d encourage you to give him some of your time.
Religion was a pervasive theme during the panel, with Vasquez [of Double Rainbow fame] stating, “I need to bring spirituality to humanity.” He explained that his repeated cries of “Oh my god” were caused by the rainbow forming what appeared to him to be a giant eye, which he considered to be the eye of god.
Louis CK on Comedy
Want to send visitors straight to the incessant song in Charlie the Unicorn 2? Now you can:
I enjoyed this remarkably complete — Super Mario Soda, anyone? — compilation of the varieties of branded sodas no longer being produced.
A conservation site for nearly dead words. You can do your part by pledging to start using a few in normal conversation.
Discover adds a veneer of science to this skyporn so you don’t have to feel bad about enjoying it.
First, sorry for the title.
Second, the chart attached to this article answers a question I’ve been meaning to ask a knowledgable person for a while: different kinds of meat really are different in the amount of carbon dioxide their raising produces. While chicken produce relatively little CO2 per pound, beef makes quite a bit. Pork, shrimp, and salmon all fall between those two. All of those are (obviously) much less efficient than grains and other plants.
Also interesting: cheese is actually roughly as efficient, in CO2 per pound terms, as shrimp.
An important resource. (via BuzzFeed)
Though this story would undoubtedly fall into the one-off category, I feel compelled — by how utterly disturbing it is — to share it. If you’re squirmy about the darkest side of humanity, please don’t read this.
A cannibal cult mother who tortured her son in a locked cellar while relatives skinned him and forced him to eat his own flesh has been jailed for nine years.
Though you may find it depressing, this BuzzFeed post has amassed a very impressive collection of interesting charts about suicide (mostly in the United States).
Spoke the BuzzFeed:
Colonel Sanders’ secret handwritten recipe for fried chicken was relocated to a temporary location today. Security details included a locked box being handcuffed to a security guard who boarded an armored car under police escort. Apparently, it’s so important that only two executives have access to it, making this paper one of the most closely guarded corporate secrets.
My only question is: was this operation financed by their marketing department?
If I were ever to get serious about getting into shape, I’d probably start with this BuzzFeed page.
I must have seen this at least three times today before I registered how amazing it is. It wasn’t until I saw John Redmond’s BuzzFeed post that this sunk in:
The Barbados threadsnake is the smallest snake in the world. The recently discovered species is as thin as a spaghetti noodle and measures just 3.9 inches long. Because of its small size, it is susceptible to attacks from anything ranging from centipedes to spiders…not to mention it’s blind. I think I’d be hard-pressed to come up with an animal that’s more defenseless than this one.
UPDATE (08/08/08): Highlighting the danger of “discovering” anything in this globalized world: an AP story on the Barbidian backlash.
Ryan and Leo were born on the same day to the same parents. But one looks “black” while the other looks “white.”
In 1969, 14-year-old Jerry Levitan got to ask John Lennon a few questions. This year, he made an awesome animation of that event, and put it up on YouTube. (Would we get to see things like this without YouTube?)