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02011

Jul 11, 2012

Warped: A Classic Axe Joke

Know any good lumberjack jokes? No, me neither.

But, did you hear the one about the guy from the city who spent his weekends at his cabin in the woods?… read more

02010

Jul 11, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: July 11, 2012

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

This is an aerial photograph of a "terraced rice field" in Yunnan province of China. The bold colors come… read more

02007

Jul 10, 2012

Photos of the Fantastic Machine That Found the Higgs Boson Particle

As you've certainly heard, last week, scientists annouced the discovery of a subatomic particle that is "consistent with" the Higgs boson, which may show how massless subatomic particles can acquire mass.

Equally fascinating is this incredible machine, the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, a four billion dollar "machine" which consists of 17 mile tunnel, whose "synchrotron is designed to collide opposing particle beams of either protons at up to 7 teraelectronvolts (7 TeV or 1.12 microjoules) pernucleon, or lead nuclei at an energy of 574 TeV (92.0 µJ) per nucleus (2.76 TeV per nucleon-pair)." Duh.  

 

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02006

Jul 10, 2012

You Might Be Knitting If...

created at: 07/10/2012

Professor Blastoff is a podcast hosted by comedians Tig Notaro, Kyle Dunnigan, and David Huntsberger that explores issues of philosophy, science, religion, and other phenomenon requiring informed (and humorous) reflection.

On a recent episode, comedians Randy and Jason Sklar joined the team, and the discussion hilariously devolved into the topic of what we explore on ManMade: men and crafting.   … read more

02005

Jul 09, 2012

Don't Be a Dick: The False Virtues of the Classic Alpha Male

Be a good man.

For many guys in the twenty-first century, aspiring to the "good" part is easy...it's the man part that seems tough. Those who've never been much moved by abstract virtues that aren't sensitive to one's specific context can find it tough to embrace their masculinity without becoming an arrogant jerk.   … read more

02003

Jul 09, 2012

The United Shapes of America

XKCD, which describes itself as a "webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language," offers the United Shapes of America, a "map of things states are shaped like." (Try saying that three times fast.)   … read more

02002

Jul 09, 2012

Brazilian Soccer Team Changes Jerseys Until Fans Donate Blood

created at: 07/08/2012

Vitória, the second-division soccer team from Brazil, changed their uniforms around for their upcoming season. The team, nicknamed the "Red and Blacks" because of their red and black striped jerseys, is promoting blood donation. So, to the surprise of fans, they changed the red stripes in Vitória's jersey's to white but they'll be filled in again with red, stripe by stripe, as blood donations increase.   … read more

02000

Jul 06, 2012

Exploded Photography of Everyday Objects

Photographer Adam Voorhes has been experimenting with exploded photography, and the results are this amazing series of images of each element of the whole object separated out into its component parts.

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01998

Jul 05, 2012

Current Map of Facial Hair Growth

San Francisco-based cartoonist and animator Ric Carrasquillo obviously understands the importance of having a personal and clever "about" page on his website, so he whipped up some humorous sketches that tell the reader a little more about himself. Like this,… read more

01997

Jul 05, 2012

Wood Pile Art: When Chopping Logs Isn't Challenging Enough

created at: 07/02/2012

Anyone who has ever meticulously stacked a wood pile knows that there's an art to stacking logs, but can a wood pile itself be a work of art? You betcha. Hungarian artist Gyula Várnai created this wonderful installation that depicts a man crouching down made entirely out of logs.   … read more

01995

Jul 02, 2012

Soft Sculptures by Margarita Cabrera

Mexican-born artist Margarita Cabrera has created this compelling line of "soft sculptures," in which she replaces the parts of everyday items such as cars, appliances, and backpacks with fabric and thread. In doing so, the "threads left exposed serve as a reminder of the labor involved in the manufacturing of this subject matter. Sagging vinyl imbues the work with an anthropomorphic quality that references the harsh nature of worker’s realities."   … read more

01992

Jun 28, 2012

Make like a Treehouse and Leave: 6 Droolworthy Arboreal Abodes

Even with the 100° temperatures, the unrelenting scorch of the sun and frightful humidity, I've still got a case of cabin fever. Like, the kind of fever where the only solution is an escape to an actual cabin, preferably one built in a tree.   … read more

01991

Jun 28, 2012

Awesome Aerial Data Maps Reveal Life in the United States

The new PBS series America Revealed explores the day-to-day lives and habits of 300 million U.S. citizens. "Viewers will discover a fascinating new perspective on the hidden patterns and rhythms of American life, by looking through the eyes of individuals who all play a part in keeping America fed, moving, powered and making goods."

Including this amazing takes on data visualization, highlighting trends, distributions, and travel paths of all sorts of fascinating topics:

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01990

Jun 28, 2012

Fun Fact of the Day: Mister Rogers' Mom Knitted All of His Cardigans

created at: 06/28/2012

As if the guy couldn't be more endearing, here's something to warm your crafty heart: Mister Rogers' famed cardigans, which he pulled out of the closet to start each episode, were all knitted by hand...by his mom.   … read more

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Jun 27, 2012

The Anytime Summer Drink Generator

created at: 06/27/2012

The summer season invites us to try new things: visit new places, read a different kind of book, try a new recreational activity, see a movie we wouldn't otherwise be caught dead in simply because the theater cranks it's AC down to 65 degrees...

And, of course, new flavor experiences. Specifically, new cocktails. This Summer Cocktail Generator pairs three base spirits with just a few basic modifiers and mixers to create all kinds of classic cocktails, each of which are exactly what you want to drink during the warmer months.     … read more

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