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Mad Quickies 10.7

To start your Monday afternoon off right: Peacock Spiders dancing to Daft Punk. Bug Girl requested on twitter that someone mix these two. crocofish provided! via Elyse Fluorescence Microscopy “In the non-microscopic world, it’s like using a black light on a stoner poster.”. Relearning Jazz Guitar after Brain Damage. Sobering …

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Mad Quickies 9.30

Knights vs. Snails in Medieval Marginalia. But what does it mean??? (Side note: “marginalia” is one of my favorite words ever.) Cloud City – artist Tomás Saraceno has created a world defined by inflatable structures. Putting the Illustration Before the Text – developing illustrations For Neil Shubin’s books. The Faces …

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Mad Quickies 9.25

Welcome to a double dose of the Quickies! I was down with a migraine all Monday and kind of, well, forgot it was Monday. In apology, I will give you The Final Girls – ABC Family is developing a series featuring the “final girls” from horror movies. Women soldiers discuss …

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Mad Quickies 9.16

Cancun’s Underwater Museum and the people who created it. Deep Sea News’ Alex Warneke takes a dive into infographics: The Dirtiest of Martinis combines cocktail week and ocean pollution. This talented costumer makes and wears the costumes of Disney Princesses and their Princes! Envisioning Earth from Space Before We Went …

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Mad Quickies 9.6

Magical Contamination Antoine Bridier-Nahmias leaves petri dishes exposed and takes pictures of what grows on them. Anatomically Correct Mythological Creatures. “Even in worlds where crime can be predicted before it happens, and lightning can be bottled and sold, women of color still cannot be protagonists.” Illusive – an iPhone app …

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Mad Quickies 9.4

This is the post-DragonCon sleep-deprivation edition of the Mad Quickies, so get ready for some pretty things to stare at and listen to on this lovely Wednesday. Bad Little Children’s Books. Children’s books for horrible people. Via Steve Silberman Hidden paintings on the edge of 19th century books. High speed …

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Mad Quickies 8.26

Japanese Fart Scrolls to start your Monday off right! Opera singer grows algae with her breath, feeds it to audience. Because the Fart Scrolls weren’t strange enough. The Bible contradicts itself. A beautiful infographic has been made of this fact. And a slightly less-infuriating infographic: Shared flavor compounds in foods. …

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Mad Quickies 8.19

Pacific Rim doesn’t pass the Bechdel Test, but it’s not a complete failure in diversity on screen. The Mako Mori Test is a great discussion of the intersectin of gender and race and how we can evaluate movies. And the Shukla Test is a good proposal for a race-based equivalent …

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