The Tragic Race to Be First to the South Pole. A museum exhibit shows us how Roald Amundsen and Robert F. Scott made their way to 90 degrees south 100 years ago.
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How to make perfect fried chicken (which is pretty much the way I already do it). Unless you prefer testicles. (via Metafilter)
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Sprocket Rocket is a physics-based game from Aardman Studios (the folks behind Wallace and Gromit) in which you design your own tools to accomplish tasks and collect cogs. Not as difficult as it sounds, since there are hints, prompts, and do-overs along the way.
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It took less than 12 hours for a new word appearing in an xkcd panel to be defined in a dictionary, which confuses the definition of a "real word". Personally, I am going to try to use malamanteau in a sentence today.
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The 5 Most Badass Prison Escapes in the History of War. These took imagination, intelligence, and desperation. Some text NSFW. (via Gorilla Mask)
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The Gulf oil spill may engender a sense of deja vu for folks of a certain age. You'd think we would have learned some lessons on how to deal with these things in the last 31 years.
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Toilet Paper Dispensers. You could install any of these innovative and amusing designs, and the family will still just set the new roll on top of it.