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Maps Explaining Why Americans Know Less About the World

Speaking at the TED Conference, Alisa Miller (CEO of Public Radio International) explains why Americans know less and less about the rest of the world. Along the way, she uses some eye-popping graphs to put things in perspective.

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Obey Sample Sales

Obey is having a sample sale this week:

Friday, May 30th (9am – 7pm)
Saturday, May31st (8am – 3pm)

3500 W. Carriage Dr.
Santa Ana CA, 92704

Last time we went, we had to wait 2.5 hours in line! I still can’t believe I waited that long without ending up on the news for murder…

This year my friend Sean, ex Obey employee, is getting us in day earlier. Thanks, buddy!

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42 Original Business Cards Designs

Reenconded lists 42 awesome business cards designs. They are the most original biz cards I’ve ever seen.

Here are just a few samples. Go to Reencoded to see all of them.

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The Geometry Of Sound

Look at this great experiment and see how shapes are formed depending on the sound. That is pretty amazing. Thank you OpenCulture for this great finding!

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What is an expert?

An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.
NIELS BOHR, Danish physicist and Nobel Prize winner


Buy a car, get a free gun

my other car is a gunA Missouri car dealer said on Thursday sales have soared at his auto and truck business since launching a promotion this week that promises buyers a free handgun or a $250 gas card with every purchase.

Max Motors, a Missouri dealership that has as its logo a grimacing cowboy wielding a pistol, has sold more than 30 cars and trucks in the last three days, far more than its normal volume. And owner Mark Muller credits his decision to start offering buyers their choice of a $250 gas card or a $250 credit at a gun shop.

We all go to church on Sunday and we all carry guns,” said Muller. “I’ve got a gun in my pocket right now. I have a rifle in my truck. We’ve got to shoot the coyotes out here, they’re attacking our cows, our chickens. We’re not clinging to nothing. We’re just damn glad to live in a free country where you can have a gun if you want. This is the way it ought to be.


Jeremy’s Stache At Day 17

Here is Jeremy at day 17 of his mustache project. I must admit it looks kinda weird. It almost makes me feel uncomfortable.

jeremy\'s stache day 17

I think he looks like Ben Stiller in DodgeBall… He also looks like a bad porn star from the 70’s. Pay respect to the man though! This guy has to face his office coworkers on a daily basis. I’m not even talking about what his neighbors might think of him.

I am entering day 8 of my mustache growing project. Follow my day to day project on my Flickr page.


21 accents by Amy Walker

Amy Walker is saying the same thing over and over again with different accents: “hello, I’m Amy Walker, I’m 25 and I’m from…”


The $175 burger

Its creators admit it is the ultimate in decadence: a $175 hamburger.

The Wall Street Burger Shoppe just raised its price from $150 to assure its designation as the costliest burger in the city as determined by Pocket Change, an online newsletter about the most expensive things in New York.

175 burger

The burger, created by chef and co-owner Kevin O’Connell, seeks to justify its price with a Kobe beef patty, lots of black truffles, seared foie gras, aged Gruyere cheese, wild mushrooms and flecks of gold leaf on a brioche bun.

They sell 20 to 25 per month…


Steve Ballmer Gets Egged

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was egged by a protester during a speech he gave at a Hungarian University. As this video shows, the protester rose to his feet to challenge Microsoft for stealing billions in Hungarian taxpayer money, then started hurling eggs at Ballmer, who was forced to take cover behind a desk.