Posts by: Dan Weiss
If you live in the bay area, you should spend your Valentine’s Day at the Museum of Broken Relationships.
Who needs blood diamonds when you can have peanut butter ones?
China’s unfinished Manhattan replica is a lonely place.
Elsewhere in the world: inside the huts of Antarctic explorers, 100 years later....more
Time to take a trip inside the world of CIA psychological profiles of dictators and world leaders.
Also here come the AI poets.
It’s always a good day to talk about Emperor Norton....more
Great news: 50 Watts seems to be posting regularly again! Here’s a winter sports alphabet.
Meanwhile, a few years down the road, radio wave fashion of the 1930s.
Actually Australia you probably just need more fences....more
Hey look it’s some newly rediscovered Spanish Civil War photos.
Today in ruin porn: a prime minister’s abandoned Beirut mansion....more
It’s a Friday so I get to lead with a story about a blind baby seal.
The important take-away here is that the Eiffel Tower once had a penthouse apartment in it.
I guess chickens are smarter than we thought too (everything is smarter than we thought)....more
While those of you on the East Coast are freezing, let’s watch some subway cars get thrown into the ocean....more
The question for the day is, why are ants so much better at managing traffic than us?
Checking in on the art of Christian Marclay after The Clock.
Important news: the strepsiptera is a gross and upsetting insect....more
Here are those horrifying sex patents you asked about.
I don’t know if you guys know this, but Oregon’s history is, like, crazy racist.
All the architectural models you could possibly hope for....more
Let’s all take a moment to appreciate the pearl diving mermaids of Japan (warning: nudity).
Don’t worry, Canada does horrible things too: on the bizarre ESP experiments conducted on aboriginal children.
But some good news! Moog is recreating their classic synths....more
Following up a theme for the week: algorithm your way to true love (2015 is real weird you guys)!
It is very important that we all get together and buy an ancient Turkish city.
Today in I-love-never-built-theme-parks: let’s take a moment to remember the real-life Metropolis....more
Are you ready for the crazy and pointless technology of the future (today)?
Fairy weddings are one of the stranger things people have been in to.
Today seems like a good day to talk about Stephen Hawking’s voice.
How to make yourself fall in love, through science!...more
Obviously the problem is that our clocks are way too accurate.
Important news: the people at NASA are dorks.
Elsewhere in space, a star just got swallowed right up....more
On the Mega-Manhattan that could have been.
Remember that time people were sure that Haley’s Comet would kill us all?
Appreciating Tokyo’s rockabilly gangs....more
In case you were wondering, here is the video that CNN will play when the world ends.
Let’s all explore some lost underwater cities this year.
Atlas Obscura looks at some of the world’s highest currencies....more
Another year, another even more earth-like planet found....more
It’s time to look at what could have been public domain this year.
Just in time for a couple of days ago, on the origins of the Coney Island Polar Bear Club.
We have a lot to look forward to this year in outer space....more