If you liked the recipe we posted a few days ago about how to make your own Cadbury eggs, here’s something to step things up a bit— Easter quail eggs. I don’t know if this is tradition somewhere or if it’s just something someone came up with on their own, but it’s absolutely brilliant. White chocolate shells filled with creme or chocolate and fresh fruit, dappled in dark chocolate… holy hell.
Frank Buckles, the last US veteran of WWI dies at the age of 110
Frank Buckles was an ambulance driver in World War I and returned to Europe to fight in World War II where he briefly became a prisoner of war. And yesterday at the age of 110, he passed away peacefully at his home in Michigan, leaving not an American alive who remembers fighting in WWI.
An exoplanet in sync with its moon's orbit could help to explain our own moon
Our moon is unique among planet to moon relationships that we’ve seen in that it rotates perfectly in sync with the Earth, so that we never see one side of it. It’s an interesting setup, but how did it happen? NASA’s Kepler telescope recently spotted an exoplanet with not one but two moons that are in perfect Swiss watch sync with its orbit, giving us a chance to study this phenomenon from afar.
Brooklyn judge gives custody of son to homeless dad. That should work out well.
Men oftentimes feel that they’re discriminated against in child custody hearings for stupid reasons, but for one Brooklyn man, he ended up getting custody of his teenage son despite the fact that he lives in a homeless shelter. And the judge is fully aware he lives in a homeless shelter. The mom is a court worker who pissed off the judge after being critical of the whole process. So the judge did what he felt was best for the boy— ordering him to live in a homeless shelter with his dad.
Kansas City residents lobby for a Vicki Lawrence statue. She's no Robocop, but not bad.
After residents of Detroit rallied together to raise money for a statue of Robocop, much like how Philadephia has a statue of Rocky, now residents of Kansas City, started by a pair of radio DJs, are trying to get a statue of Vicki Lawrence as “Mama” from the show Mama’s Family erected in town.
There’s been tons of neat Kinect hacks in the past several months, and 3D printing has been the cool maker’s tool of choice as it’s become more affordable. And now one project is making tiny 3D printed people using information from a hacked Kinect.
The King's Speech wins Best Picture and the rest of last night's Oscar winners
Last night was the 2011 Oscars, and even if the Oscars aren’t the best awards show, it’s still the biggest deal in Hollywood all year. So with lots on the line, as always, there were some predictability and some surprise.
Sometimes when I look at your website (a lot), I get these mondo boners and I was just wondering is my boner technically inspired by you? And if yes, how do you feel about making boners happen? Do you feel like a sexy model, or like a dirty hobo trying to make a few bucks? Either answer is fine with me.
Astronaut Paolo Nespoli is one of many astronauts that have Flickr pages, so they can post their awesome space photos while IN SPAAAAACE. Or I don’t know exactly how they get to Flickr. Maybe they post them from space, I don’t know. Anyway, Paolo’s posted lots of photos from the space shuttle Discovery docking with the ISS for the last time, so this is not only awesome, but it’s a piece of history.
A look at the new Looking for Guild tab coming in WoW patch 4.1
Well that was quick. When I reported on some of the changes for the upcoming WoW patch 4.1, one of the things that seemed like it wasn’t quite ready yet was the Looking for Guild tool, but here it is on the public test realm. I’m really looking forward to this one as a way to help bolster the WoW guild numbers, because boy, recruiting is a bit more difficult than it used to be.