Archive for the ‘Around The Web’ Category

Domino’s NYC Map

I bet you never realized how amazingly well Domino’s setup their locations in NYC for the perfect amount of spacing between them for quick delivery.

Thunderbird F-16 Selfie

The view from inside one of the AF Thunderbird’s F-16’s. The thing that stands out in my mind the most is the Plexiglas canopy provides one hell of a panoramic view. Not sure if you even realize that with the helmet however.

Flu Virus And Humidity

This is a pretty interesting article about the Flu virus and humidity: the researchers found the virus survived best at humidity below 50%, similar to the conditions found indoors in “a really heated building,” says Dr. Marr. “The virus is happy if the mucus droplet completely evaporates and leaves it floating around” in the air. […]

World’s Scariest Job

I’ve seen this video a few times over the past few years. Each time I’m fixated on it. I find working a ladder changing a few lighting fixtures to be pain in the butt. This is nuts to me. Worth noting no safety lines when climbing.

23 And 1/2 Hours

This is a pretty interesting presentation on the health benefits of being active. It doesn’t take much to get the benefits. Interestingly my non-city working friends have always looked down upon my 10 minute walk to and from the office like it’s a burden (when they drive right up to their office). Ends up that’s […]

The Sound FX Man

Michael Winslow has actually had a pretty interesting, but slightly obscure career. I’d love to know how he discovered he had this talent.

The Big Internet Museum

The Big Internet Museum is exactly what it sounds like, a museum for the internet, of course on the internet. It’s quite interesting to read through. Many of the items on there, especially the later half, I can recall the day they launched or occurred. It’s amazing to think how these things have impacted society […]

Paper Airplane Hovering Between Two Fans

I hope this isn’t a fake, I suspect it isn’t. Here’s a paper airplane hovering between two fans. If I had two identical fans handy, I’d totally try this. Edit: Confirmed fake, see comments.

NYC Trying to Reboot The Payphone

NYC is trying to figure out what to do with the old payphone infrastructure. Personally I’d like to see the following: Each of the 4-6 sides would contain a panel comprised of a touchscreen with simple accessible features such as: Emergency button to facilitate contacting emergency services. Transit information (shown). Event information (for example how […]

Virgil The Monkey From Project X

Slightly obscure in monkey movie circles is the movie Project X staring Matthew Broderick and Helen Hunt. Interestingly enough Virgil the sign language speaking Chimp is actually still alive as of 2011 at a primary sanctuary. He’s aged, and balding, but so are his costars. Twenty-five years later the chimp is apparently still causing trouble […]