The beginning of life may have been in rocks instead of the primordial soup. The alkaline vents of the ancient ocean had the necessary chemical reactions, even if it's a counter-intuitive idea. (via Metafilter)
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Scientists have developed a robot that can shuss down the hills on skis. Of course, just like the Winter Olympics, it's much more fun to watch its slips and tumbles. (via Neatorama)
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This guy gets really drunk and wanders all over a convenience store and the surveillance video becomes an internet hit. But the show is even better with editing, a nice soundtrack, and proper silent film staging. (via Gorilla Mask)
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Atlas Obscura looks at some of the most magnificent spiral staircases in the world. Now I really want one of my own!
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A man joined the US Army at age 39 so his wife will be covered by health insurance. She needs chemotherapy for ovarian cancer, but he won't be there when she gets the treatment.
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A man cheats death (just barely) when crossing the street. A longer video of the same accident gives more context.
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People in Order. A video project you'll never forget from filmmakers Lenka Clayton and James Price.