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September 2014 marks 100 years since the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon. It’s estimated that the population of these migrant birds fell from 3.7 billion individuals to 0 in about 40 years, largely due to human impact, habitat destruction, and a lack of regulation on hunting, trapping, and their use in competitive tourneys.

Remember Martha, the last of her kind, and what she represents as not just a hallmark of her species, but as a symbol for our fragile environments today.

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Braiding rope just got a lot easier thanks to the 16-Bobbin Rope Braiding Machine

Pinky and The Brain vs Pulp Fiction (SF Sketchfest)

Tragedy strikes. I hear they never found a body.

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The Leatherdos is a hair clip that doubles as a multi-tool that combines 5 different tools in a tiny hair clip: screw-drivers, a wrench, a trolley coin, a ruler, and a cutting edge.


This some of that James Bond shit.

Swiss Army Hairclip

Via cotey bucket


Bill Nye Fights Back

How a mild-mannered children’s celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.

Read the full article on Popular Science


I Got my Circuit Scribe in the mail yeterday! It’s only the best conductive pen ever! … and it’s used a a teaching aid for electronics. 

A company handily based here in Champaign makes them and is selling these neat-o pens into the world. Sorry, you missed their Kickstarter; but you can order one from their web store and get one once they catch up on all the orders. 

Via Fabrication Laboratory Adventure!

Cyriak has a new one. You know what that means…. actually, neither do I.


We’re playing #SadProducts with @midnight!

I’ve been talking about Drearios for years! Now I know I should have jump on that and ridden it to Internet fame. 


A fight at the Ukrainian Parliament transformed into a Caravaggio-like painting… that’s why we love the internet. :-D

(Photo credit: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)

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