No, that’s not some fancy CGI, it’s what happens to water in response to a special audio frequency. By allowing the water to pass through the sound wave, it forms shapes that seem completely unreal.

Watch This: Water Takes the Shape of Sound Waves

via Notcot

This is pretty damn cool.

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NYTimes has a dazzling, in-depth piece on owls. There is a video, a podcast, recordings of various calls, and interviews. Excellent.

I thought of half a dozen puns to write with this piece. I’m not going to use any of them in honor of how great this piece is.

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Although it does not look like our cat Fred, they apparently belong to the same gang…



Don’t Blink

That episode was the scariest!

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Highgate Cemetery - London’s Most Haunted

Highgate Cemetery is steeped in supernatural lore. Constructed out of need with six others in the early 1800s, with London’s population nearing a million and the death toll rising, there was no more room to bury the dead. This cemetery is one of the most famous in the world, with many notable historic figures, such as Karl Marx, buried there.

The architecture of the cemetery is truly unique. In the heart of the grounds is an eccentric structure called the Egyptian Avenue which consists of sixteen vaults, entered via a great arch. Each vault fits twelve coffins, purchased and used by individual families. This avenue leads to the Circle of Lebanon which was built in the same style consisting of thirty six vaults. A separate gothic-styled catacomb, named the Terrace Catacombs, has an additional fifty five vaults.

But what lures most people to the cemetery are the legends and myths that include ghosts, a vampire and other unexplained phenomena. Spirits coming out of the mausoleums, a glowing woman who roams the paths in between the graves, a man in a top hat, and misty floating beings that hang around the tombs are just some of the the spirits that inhabit the cemetery. Its the account of the “Highgate Vampire” that makes the site legendary.

The first report was in 1970, when a young man reported that he had seen a dark figure resembling a vampire in the cemetery. Since then, hundreds of claims of suspected vampires continued to be reported. Helping the belief along was the fact that dead foxes, with their throats torn open, kept turning up on the grounds. Aside from ghosts and a resident vampire, Highgate Cemetery is a hauntingly beautiful place to spend eternity.

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Ben Woodworth was filming ice-climbing athletes in the Utah backcountry when he noticed enormous, beautiful snowflakes falling on his backpack. The contrast of the white flakes against the bag’s black material immediately caught his eye.

At the time he was using a multi-thousand-dollar camera but it didn’t have the right lens. So instead he pulled out his iPhone 5 and a $5 macro attachment he ordered online.

[More @ Raw File]

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there is really nothing in the world i identify with as much as party cat

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Pittsburgh, PA - even from orbit it’s easy to see the three rivers.

For my favourite Pittsburgh fan.

Reblogged from Col. Chris Hadfield