Archive for February 5th, 2011

Last Tasmanian Tiger

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Tasmania Tiger, Thylacine, this is the last one, died in 1936 after the species was hunted to extinction. Found at YouTube from Freddie. Boing Boing’s got the deets.

LBJ Orders Pants

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

An animated version of a phone call president Lyndon Johnson made to order some pants.

In 1964, Lyndon Johnson needed pants, so he called the Haggar clothing company and asked for some. The call was recorded (like all White House calls at the time), and has since become the stuff of legend. Johnson’s anatomically specific directions to Mr. Haggar are some of the most intimate words we’ve ever heard from the mouth of a President. Found at Vimeo from Put This On.

Microcellular Pac-Man

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Stanford physicist Ingmar Riedel-Kruse has begun developing “biotic games” involving paramecia and other living organisms. He hopes the games lead to advances in education and crowd-sourcing of laboratory research while helping to raise the level of public discourse on bio-related issues. Found at YouTube from StanfordUniversity.