Archive for April, 2008

Strongest Dad in the World

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

“Strongest Dad in the World” based on the story in Sports Illustrated, By Rick Reilly

Eighty-five times Dick Hoyt has pushed his disabled son, Rick, 26.2 miles in marathons. Eight times he’s not only pushed him 26.2 miles in a wheelchair but also towed him 2.4 miles in a dinghy while swimming and pedaled him 112 miles in a seat on the handlebars–all in the same day.

Why destroy 4,703 new cars?

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Why did Mazda decide to destroy approximately $100 million worth of factory-new automobiles that arrived by ship this past year? Watch this Wall Street Journal video and find out!

The Lord’s Prayer, sung by a two year old

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Two-and-a-half year old Zoei Isabelle Toh sings “The Lord’s Prayer”. Wonderful!

Thanks to Kim Kautzer for the suggestion!

Optical Illusions 3

Friday, April 25th, 2008

from “Bill Nye, the Science Guy”… examples of how your brain plays tricks on you.

Optical Illusions 2

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Thanks to JC Axelson for the suggestion!

Pause the video if needed to study each of these optical illusions.

Optical Illusions 1

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Waltzing Cupcakes

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

The maker of this stop motion animated video says: “A while ago iIruined a batch of cupcakes by adding too much baking soda. Rather than throwing them out, I made them dance (a waltz to be specific). Over the course of a weekend, I made a stop motion film of the awful tasting baked goods moving across my table.”

The Best Trick Shot ever

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

I’m no pool player, but I know a magical trick shot when I see it. This is a classic “Rube Goldberg” contraption, similar to the video “Cog” on our site, and other similar favorites.

Zhen Zhen at 20 Days

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

Covered in fine white fur, weighing a robust 23.5 ounces, and measuring 11.4 inches in length, a little panda bear cub who will eventually be named Zhen Zhen (born August 3, 2007) makes a big impression as San Diego Zoo veterinarians examine the 20-day-old giant panda cub for the first time. Let’s follow her as she grows up over the next several videos….

and a week later…

More below!

Zhen Zhen at 6 weeks

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

Update on Bai Yun’s cub - soon to be named Zhen Zhen - at six weeks….

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