Category Archives: Fun

Visit Tokyo like Superman using Google Earth 3D imagery

Tweet You know, there are days when Google makes me curse loud enough to be heard outside my sound proofed condo on the street 26 stories below. And then there are days when I’m rendered (near) speechless by the crazy technical hijinks they pull off. Using what I can only…

European word translator rendered in map form is literally minutes of fun

Tweet I’m sure some bright and creative individual will find a productive use for this European Word Translator, which renders translations of one- and two-word phrases onto a map, that isn’t limited to speed-learning a bunch of naughty words. But for the rest of us, it’s a few minutes of…

London hopes to build incredible 135-mile network of elevated bike paths

Tweet So, I guess travel by jetpacks and tubes is being put on the backburner, but in the meantime this outstanding amazingness will do. SkyCycle is a proposed 135-mile network of three-story high bike paths that would be built above existing rail lines and accessed by over 200 ramps in…

Video proof that Germans can’t say the word ‘squirrel’

Tweet I’ve always said that Germans are hilarious. Even the word “German” will elicit giggles after you say it 263 times like I did just now. Their comedic genius is that they’re not trying to be funny (sometimes they’re really not trying), they just ARE! Exhibit A: A bunch of…

Uruguay legalizes pot, projects 18,284% increase in tourism

Tweet The streets of Amsterdam are about to get awfully quiet. Showing infinitely more sense than most “First World” nations’ doomed approach, Uruguay has legalized marijuana in an effort to combat drug trafficking. Also relevant, as anyone who’s ever read a legitimate medical study on cannabis knows, compared to perfectly…

Watch video of a skateboarding school program in Afghanistan… for girls

Tweet   This is so disarmingly cool I can’t even summon the strength the be snarky. Per their website: “Skateistan is a non-profit organization using skateboarding as a tool for empowerment.” Opened in Kabul in 2009, the program is for youth ages 5-18, roughly 40% of whom are girls. They…

‘Swimming with the pigs’ isn’t a new mob euphemism, it’s a tourist activity

Tweet Telling people about your exhilarating adventure swimming with pigs may not elicit the same coos as swimming with dolphins or seals, but there’s no arguing that it looks pretty fun. If you’re so inspired, journey to Great Exuma (or Big Major Cay, depending on what source you’re reading) in…

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