Tag Archives | Facts

…OK Go takes you behind the scenes of This Too Shall Pass?

Interactive Floor Map

OK Go’s This Too Shall Pass was one of the most amazing Rube Goldberg machines ever created, and if you found yourself wondering how they managed to pull it all together, then check out the interactive floor map they have created which includes photos, videos, a detailed map of the warehouse and interesting facts about the build.

[This Too Shall Pass – Floor Plan]

…The Oatmeal will teach you about coffee?

The Oatmeal is one of my new favorite sites, and it’s post like “15 Things Worth Knowing About Coffee” that make it a winner.

15 Things Worth Knowing About Coffee

Did you know that George Washington invented instant coffee? Neither did I!

Make sure you click through and read the whole comic for facts like that and more.

[The Oatmeal – 15 Things Worth Knowing About Coffee]

…Internet porn is an interesting subject?

It should come as no surprise that the internet and porn are connected at the hip, but when you actually think about the numbers behind the pornography industry, it can be a bit overwhelming.

For instance, did you know that 35% of all internet downloads are pornographic? Or how about the fact that the United States spends $13.6 billion dollars every year on porn?

For those fun facts and more, check out this handy infographic that OnlineEducation.net put together:

Internet Porn

…It’s TGI Friday: Peep Jousting?

Peep Jousting

Easter comes early this year, which means just one thing: Early Peep Jousting!

To Peep Joust, simply stick two Peeps in the microwave on a plate facing each other with a toothpick “lance” stuck to the side of each one (lick it to stick it), and set the timer to around forty seconds.

Then, place your bets, press Go, and let the magic begin.

The winner is the Peep that can last the longest without getting popped, and it’s sure to be a fun time for all involved.

And for the true Peep fans, here’s some fun Peep facts:

Peep Facts


[Wikipedia – Peep Jousting]

[Phancy – Peep Destruction]

…Problem gambling is not a game?

Youth Gambling Facts

I can understand the need to use scare tactics for certain issues, but underage gambling?

The state of Washington sure thinks so, and has decided to combat this ‘problem’ with a site called NotAGame.org; designed to alert parents of the dangers of youth gambling.

The only problem is, I think they got the direction of their facts wrong.

Instead of “If your kids gamble, they are 3 times more likely to be in a gang fight.” I think it’s a bit more accurate to say, “If your kids are in a gang fight, it’s 3 times more likely that they gamble.”

It’s not that I’m pro youth gambling or anything. It’s just that sometimes I wonder what the motivation behind a campaign like this is exactly.

[Not A Game]