My Faves From The 2011 Dallas Auto Show

For the first time since I was about 14 years old, I had the opportunity to take a walk around the 2011 Dallas Auto Show.  While it definitely seemed bigger when I was a kid, I was still amazed by some of the mechanical masterpieces that were displayed.  The econobox eco friendly trends in the automotive industry have definitely had their effects, but it is still possible to find some powerfully designed and often awe inspiring vehicles still available, if you have the cash of course.  They are still nice to look at though.  Here are some of my favorites.

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Charlie and the Apple Factory

Did you ever wonder where Apple get it’s magic that goes into iOS?

Cats Playing Patty-cake

These cats… I like ‘dem

(via the twitters)

The Effects of Alcohol

This is an interesting read: whether you enjoy a fine scotch or a brew on the weekends, knowing a little more about it is always a good thing.

Close up of a glass of scotch on the rocks

What Alcohol Actually Does to Your Brain and Body

Alcohol, like caffeine, has an enormous reputation but loose understanding in popular culture. Learn how it’s absorbed and how fast, why it’s essential to reality TV altercations, its paradoxical sexual effects, and its life-lengthening potential, whether red wine or Bud Light. More » – via LifeHacker

Man on Fire Leaps out of Skyscraper

(via Gizmodo)

Stop Motion Video: Old Technology, New Style

I am always impressed with stop-motion videos. I particularly like this one, a great combination of old and new.

(via Gizmodo – are we noticing a trend yet)

Riding On a Rocket

What it feels like to ride on the back of a rocket into the upper atmosphere: filed under things I’d like to do.

People Painted With Lights

Take a few moments and check out the photography on 46 People Painted With Light you’ll thank me!

Things I Will Not Be Wearing

I present you with… the Inflatable Pillow Tie

As someone with quite a diverse collection of ties, I have to disagree with their moto of “as most functions that require a tie, deserve to be slept through.”

(via Gizmodo)

Japen to Fly a Kite… in Space

“Japan is launching its first Venus probe and along with it they’re sending Ikaros, a “space yacht” also known as the Interplanetary Kite-craft Accelerated by Radiation of the Sun. Yes, Japan is sending a gigantic kite into space”

(via Gizmodo)