Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Library P0rn

If I was dreaming of the perfect library, it would probably look like this one. It's the Walker Library of the History of Human Imagination in New England, and the lofty space is stuffed with amazing artifacts: a book of Audubon prints, a copy of the Declaration of Independence, illuminated manuscripts, a globe of the moon signed by Apollo astronauts, historical maps, anatomy books and models, a sweet telescope, vintage electronics, and of course, Sputnik. Yes, the Sputnik. (One of only seven originals, and as sleekly beautiful as a gazing ball in a garden.)

The YouTube video above gives you a swooping look at many of the treasures, but these articles go into more detail about the library and its contents:

This is Walker's website, which has some basic information and the video linked above. It also has a photo gallery in the links on the left.

Wired's article has more great images, plus some information on some important objects.

TED features a talk about the library by its creator, Jay Walker.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Advice from the Future

I'm so glad I started watching Doctor Who. Because otherwise I would have no idea what he was talking about at the end there.

Found at Curiosity Counts.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Loca Really Can't Run

I laughed so hard I cried. This pug is adorable. Apparently she suffers from a mild brain disorder that leaves her completely normal in every respect - except this one thing she doesn't do so well....

Drunken Deer Nearly Hits Driver

You read that right.

Here's the original story from Nothing To Do With Arbroath.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

American Revolution by way of Timbaland

I find this movie at once surreal and awesome. Who knew TJ had such a great voice? Happy Birthday, America!

The original website for this video (and an explanation of the madness) can be found here.

Found via I waste so much time.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Record-Setting Music Video

"this new video from Brooklyn-based band Eytan and The Embassy features no less than 18 costume changes in a single take. The video, which took a day to rehearse and 30 takes to get right, features Eytan being transformed into famous rock and pop legends from John Lennon to Bruce Springsteen and even a final appearance by Deadmau5. " - via Colossal.