Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies 3.1


It’s the Friday Quickies! Surf’s up!


Oreo separator machine

{via Anne S.}

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It’s a basic human desire to separate an OREO cookie. Humans love either cookie or creme. And sometimes a man just needs to invent a machine to do the hard work of separating the two. Today, that man is physicist and cookie-part preferrer David Neevel. Watch him operate the machine he created that separates OREO cookies.


The Finest Bird Song of 1890

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A mechanical singing bird mechanism. Made around 120 years ago in Paris, probably by Bontems. In the film I hope you can identify all the major parts and see them working together to make the sound. The mechanism was in a rusted and seized state and has been restored. Surpisingly the bellows are in good original condition. See our channel for more, much more.


This will kill you…
Sir David Attenborough close up with blind rhino

Follow Little Nicky’s progress at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

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Sir David Attenborough concluded his BBC One series about the wildlife of Africa with an extraordinary close up meeting with a blind baby rhinoceros.

He described how the rhinoceros may have its sight saved by an operation and thus be given a chance of survival in the wild like another orphaned rhino called Elvis who had been released after being cared for in the same reserve.


Really cute animals!

That’s it. Just really cute animals. Because it’s Friday.

{via BonnieBeth}


Sea Otter Hoop Dreams
More about little Eddie here.
{via Emily}

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Eddie the sea otter plays basketball to exercise his arthritic elbows. Turns out he is pretty good!


Featured image is a still from Choros.



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  1. I am proud to say that state I was born and raised (New Jersey) and the state I’ve lived and worked my entire adult life (Maryland) both have official state dinosaurs, and that I knew what they both were.

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