Category: Just For Fun

Technically, we don’t believe in the Darwin awards, but …

in the interests of public safety … this guy tries to instruct the public on train safety more

Are you politically correct? A questionnaire

If you have to wonder what Princess Fluffy Bunny thinks before you answer, you don’t need any more questions. Seek help. more

Science blogger Chad Orzel treads on Superman’s cape

Superheroes are anti-science. Someone should tell Neil DeGrasse Tyson. more

Fri Nite Frite: That Burmese python you tried to lose somewhere…

Report: To the researchers’ surprise, the snakes figured out which way was home, and they stayed on track for months … more

Fri Nite Frite: Brain Transplant!!

You wake up after what you thought was minor surgery and … … it’s not just that it doesn’t feel like your body, it actually isn’t. Oops. Bureaucratic oversight at the hospital. They say it never happens. Okay, well, sometimes. Actually, it seems there is an investigation going on but … oh, get over yourself! … […] more

Fri Nite Frite: One hundred thousand people want one-way trip to Mars

Apparently, they all have trouble understanding the meaning of the sign at left. more

Directions to the beach, please?

We need to catch the wave. more

Fri Nite Frite: Fire in Norway

You just get done breaking the ice, and you look up and … whaaa? more

If an entity is complex and specified like life, but just too different, what would we call it?

How about a rock that does not have an aging process and has negligible metabolism, but does have a brain composed of non-living elements? … To avoid needless novelization, let’s assume that it is of low, not high intelligence, something like that of a turtle. more

Voynich manuscript continues to drive researchers crazy

Either utter nonsense or an unbreakable cipher or … ? more

Fri Nite Frite: The Raven (is smarter than you)

Like, with all these smart birds around, can a fish afford to just be blankly stupid any more? Will we now see the evolution of smarter fish? more

World’s shortest abstract

Will this start a new era in science publishing?: Single tweet abstracts? more

Sat nite fun: Could the undeciphered Voynich manuscript be written in an extinct Mexican language?

recently, a botanist had a look at it and noticed something interesting: Some plant illustrations matched illustrations from 16th century Mexico more

Fri Nite Frite: The antifreeze froze

Prolonged cold weather can be art if you like ice sculptures. But it is really hard to turn into a frite; it’s so dull. So how about absolute zero instead? more

The Onion takes a stab, so to speak, at design theory

Calculus co-inventor Leibniz resisted Newton’s account of gravity because it assumes that forces act at a distance. Which means that there is no apparent material cause. more

Fri Nite Frite: Plants communicate? Getting to know the leafy green bustards better

After learning that plants communicate, we of course realize that most of them do not have good feelings about us. more

Fri Nite Frite: Actually, your new antennae don’t look bad … for antennae …

… but you need to think differently about flyswatters now, you know. more

Fri Nite Frite: The biggest frite of all: Moralizing space aliens

Thought you could grow up and get away from dreary lectures about your wrong values, did you? Wrong-O. more

Fri Nite Frite: You’re not going to believe some of these carnivorous insects

For the correct setting of dial-a-frite, assume these life forms are about twice as big as you more

New Years Eve fun: The night life you never see

Watch carefully at 2:02 for footage of elusive cougars (North American mountain lions) more

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