Twitter’s “Fail Whale” Turned Out To Be A Big Success (Cool Weird Awesome 574)

Today in 2006, Twttr launched; and in its early days the social media platform gained vowels in its name and fame for a cute whale that would show up during its then-regular outages. Here's the story of Lifting A Dreamer, aka the "Fail Whale." Plus: if you’re a fan of scuba diving or snorkeling, the Geneinno S2 undersea scooter is a new high tech way to do it. 

By |2021-07-15T09:48:08-04:00July 15, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

To Save Water, Sometimes LESS Is More (Cool Weird Awesome 179)

Researchers at Penn State University have created liquid-entrenched smooth surface, or LESS. Why? To coat our toilets. Why? So stuff can't stick to them. Why? To save water, which we use by the tens of billions of gallons each day just to re-flush that stuck stuff. Why? Because life is unfair sometimes. Plus: Twitter minus words, videos, pictures and links is a pretty amazing thing, judging by the project called Emoji Storm!

By |2019-11-26T05:35:19-05:00November 26, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

HooverBall and Hoover Drinks: Some Things For August 10, 2019

Lots of stories involving presidents and/or crime today.

Just cut the power and water at your house now: A guide to bad Hurricane Sandy advice

A friend of a friend started a hashtag game on Twitter tonight - #BadSandyAdvice - and I couldn't help but add a few ideas into the mix.

By |2012-10-28T23:00:26-04:00October 28, 2012|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |
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