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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Ice Cream Science, Radical Posters, Underground Libraries and More!

Hey gang, it’s mid-week. We’ve made it this far, so I’ve cooked up these Quickies to propel us the rest of the way towards the weekend. Also, I’m missing the US vs. Germany in a World Cup elimination match right now, SO YOU HAD BETTER APPRECIATE THIS. I’ve missed my …

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Mad Quickies: Minecraft Beetlejuice Rollercoaster, Sculpture Gets A Parking Ticket, Scorched Earth Art and More!

Listen: We are having a hell of a storm in the New York Metro area right now. I got stranded in a bodega waiting out the hail that was falling. Then, once the hail stopped I traipsed my butt the last 3 blocks to my apartment. I got soaked and …

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Mad Art Cast: Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

This week we are joined by Jamie Bernstein, our fellow Skepchick network contributor. Jamie is a professional data analyst and photographer. Some links: In addition to Skepchick, Jamie blogs at Chicago Music Underground, which is part of the Chicago Tribune’s Chicago Now network. Moodjam lets you track your moods in colors. …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: 3D Minecraft, Crocheted Dry Leaf Art, Periodic Table Soap and More!

Holy Moly, gang. I have some really great stories for you today. Like, just check this stuff out. I can’t tell you how happy I am about these. Have you ever imagined actually being inside the world of Minecraft? I have. Like, a bunch of times. Well we don’t have …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Orchestral Hip Hop, Amelia Earhart, Ceres in Motion and More!

Hey gang, it’s your old pal Brian here to help you get thru the rest of the week with some top notch Quickies. As a sidenote, I’m listening to the band Chastity Belt while writing this. You should get on that. Thank me later. As the New Horizons probe nears …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: 10-Story Urban Playground, A Child’s Cosplay Documented, 19th Century Glass Menagerie and More!

Hey gang, It’s time for your Wednesday Quickies. While there’s usually nothing I’d rather be doing, I implore you to check out the article below about the 10-story urban playground and tell me you’d rather do anything but play there for the rest of your lives. Seriously. Look at that …

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Mad Quickies: Crocheted Animal Skeletons, T-Rex Autopsy, Bill Nye Cussing and More!

Hello friends, We’ve come to the middle of the week and I’ve come to bring you these Quickies. Read them, experience them, share them. Oh wow. Philly artist Caitlin McCormack uses crochet to make these gorgeous animal skeletons. -Via Smashley A T-Rex autopsy? Okay, sure. -Via CriticalDragon When I have …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: A Bridge Made From Paper, The Stuntwomen of Mad Max, Walking Through a Van Gogh Painting and More!

Hey, look: We’re halfway through the week and I have what you need to get you to the other side. WEDNESDAY QUICKIES. Holy hell! Courtesy of environmental artist Steve Messam, a small English river now has an arched bridge made from 22,000 sheets of bright red paper. OCR Journal #001 …

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