In news that’s sure to set the paleontological world ablaze (like an asteroid!), an incredibly well preserved Psittacosaurus specimen was discovered in China, complete with cloacal vent — a hole shared by all the animal’s mechanisms responsible “for pooping, peeing, breeding and egg laying.” Kind of like if a mammal’s
The online Winamp Skin Museum. Looking through all of these I can close my eyes and almost see my freshman dorm room. The loft bed with desk underneath, a huge 21-inch CRT monitor taking up most of the desk space, a Winamp visualizer playing at full screen. Little did I
Created as part of WIRED’s Game Over(analyzed) series, this is a video of military historian Mike Loades (great name for a military historian) providing an in-depth analysis of the realism of medieval weaponry and armor used in games like Dark Souls, Mordhau, The Witcher 3, For Honor, and Kingdom Come:
Remember payphones? Feels like a hundred years ago, doesn’t it? Well it was, it was actually a hundred years ago when AT&T tore the last payphone off an outside wall at a 7-11, its phonebook stolen long before by hoodlums who burnt it in an alleyway. My God we’re old.
This is some breathtaking footage from various locales around the world as filmed in the 1890’s and recently restored and colorized via artificial intelligence. It really is something to see. Timestamps for all the locations visited in the film so you can skip around and pretend you’re a jet-setting time
This is a 3D visualization comparing the size of the largest living versus extinct animals of the same species, with a human standing there for reference/to keep the predators’ attention. In almost all cases, there was a larger species that has since gone extinct. I mean, if you believe the
Because some people have made a hobby out of pissing into the wind, this is a video of Youtuber Abandoned And Forgotten Places exploring the significantly collapsed ruins of the Sterling Mine in Nevada. The mine, which was in operation from 1937 – 1943, produced some $3-million of silver during
Because the king demands entertainment and demands it now, this is a video of Algal the Bard performing bardcore covers of Metallica’s ‘The Unforgiven’ and ‘Nothing Else Matters’ with real instruments not just MIDI files. I’m not sure if these songs particularly lend themselves to being performed in a medieval