Something Awful Forum Asks: What Tripped El Hadji Diouf?

El Hadji Diouf is a football soccer sports playing guy, but thats not whats important right now.  What is important is this:

After removing the other player from the gif, a call goes out to Something Awful forums to answer the question ‘what tripped El Hadji Diouf?’. The forums responded magnificently.  Here are some of my favorites (and the users who made them) but be sure to check the forum for the rest:

Trochanter

HopWallace

Kieselguhr Kid

Dieting Hippo

Everdraed

origami manatee

Schweinhund

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Snowstorm

Satellite picture of yesterdays friggin’ gigantic blizzard.  You can click on that image to see it full sized and look at more pictures of the storm here.

I Didn’t Even Know These Animals Could Exist

Here on planet earth, we have a pretty diverse biosphere.  I’m always interested in learning about newly discovered animals.  But despite how new and unusual animals like a bat that resembles Yoda and neon pink millipedes are, I never would have thought they couldn’t exist.  Like that slug pictured above.  It’s unlike any other animal we’ve discovered on Earth because it practically sits in two taxonomic kingdoms.  That green hue isn’t just camouflage: it’s chlorophyll, the stuff that plants use to synthesize energy from sunlight.  Technically, baby slugs of the species must consume at least one meal of algae in order to carry out photosynthesis, but it’s still the closes I’ve heard to an animal/plant hybrid.  Read can read more about it here.

Speaking of hybrids, the above goat is also a one-of-a-kind mix.  Like all mammals, goats are normally warm-blooded creatures.  But warm-bloodedness requires quite a bit of energy to keep up with constant growth rates and this dwarf goat species found itself on a little island in the Mediterranean (see the map below). With little food to eat, the entire species had to either drastically alter its metabolism or face extinction.  And for a few thousand years, that worked. By aping reptiles’ ability to slow down metabolism until food was actually available, the goats could survive on the limited food supply.  Of course, this also meant they had small brains and moved sluggishly, making them very easy prey for the humans who eventually made their way to the island.

Intrepid Museum

The Intrepid Museum in New York City is a decommissioned aircraft carrier retrofit into a museum.

They have some great aircraft on display, including one of the few Concordes.

A Blackbird spy plane was also on display and seemed surprisingly small.

Hooray For Jimmy Carter

34 years ago, James Earl “Jimmy” Carter, Jr.  was sworn in as the nations 39th President.  It is safe to say that a fair amount of Americans today regret that fact.  But on this anniversary of his inauguration I wish to put forward a defense of the man based on one of his little known accomplishments: deregulating beer brewing.

Back in 1978 when it looked as though the near future might hold only 3 mammoth beer companies, Jimmy Carter signed a bill that legalized home-brewing.  This gave rise to craft brewers, brew pups, and eventually the wide range of beer choices we have today.

Oh, and since then, Jimmy Carter has been waging a decades long war against the Guinea Worm and winning.  Back when he started in 1986 there were more than 3.5 million cases a year in some of the poorest countries on earth.  In 2009, there were only 3,190 cases reported.

 

The Lego Store in Rockefeller Center

I was watching a show today about how Lego’s are made and it reminded me of the awesome Lego store in New York city.

The first picture is a Legoized imitation of this iconic statue at Rockefeller center.

And this is a Lego recreation of Rockefeller center.

Someone Named Their Child Speed Weed

And now he writes for Law and Order and NCIS.

(Via  Madfishestheblog and Crushable)