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Putting space into perspective

“Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly hugely mindbogglingly big it is. I mean you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space.”

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The Aurora

I knew the aurora was beautiful, and it was kinda always on the bucket list, but this video makes me want to move it way, way up the list. Majestic.

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Dunkin’

This … 14 year old? How old is a freshman? Anyway, this kid in high school who is only 6’2″ has the most insane hops I’ve ever seen – and the kid can dunk:

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Trampoline Dunking

I wanna learn trampolining purely so I can set this up and do it one day:

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People Are Awesome

People are Awesome 2011:

(via kottke)

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To My Coder Girl

For all them coder girls:

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LOLrio Kart

The difference between you and someone who got into MIT? You were satisfied with just pushing your shopping trolley around:

That thing can clock 45 miles per hour, or 72km/h! Dude, you frigging kidding me?! (more info here) (via)

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Billie Tweets

A tribute to Michael Jackson, Web mashup style: Oh Internet, how you surprise me daily.

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This is Epic

So I’ve been watching NBA recently, thanks to the manna-from-heaven that is One HD, Australia’s first 24/7 Free to Air sports channel (NBA, IPL, AFL in Sydney… this channel defines awesome – clever move, Channel 10). And yesterday, the most amazing finish to a basketball game I’ve ever seen, or at least not through replays – Cleveland Cavaliers are down by 2 points to Orlando Magic, 1 second to go, home game, second of the best-of-7 semi-final. They’ve just called a timeout, and when the clock starts again LeBron James, MVP, the figurehead of the Cavs, steps up and lands a buzzer-beater 3 point shot that cements his rep as both MVP and “King James”.

This shit is epic, son:

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Presidential Lolz

Obama is your new bicycle comedian-in-chief: part 1, part 2, part 3. (and follow-up: Wanda Sykes part 1, part 2)