Posts by: Dan Weiss
We are all just waiting for Houdini to escape death.
Better news! The age of jetpacks is (maybe almost) really here.
It was only a matter of time before someone figured out how to crack CAPTCHAs....more
Now it’s time to see the most popular boy names since 1960 (spoiler alert: it’s basically all Michael).
Important news: cosmetics look like outer space if you photograph them close up....more
Suicide machine art is neat.
Don’t worry, animals will save us from the zombie apocalypse.
Everyone loves mysterious soviet era group deaths (not counting those involved)....more
Don’t worry, soon the astronauts will have microbrew beer to make.
Meanwhile, elsewhere in outer space, it rains diamonds.
This is seriously the 12th or so sea monsters on old maps post I’ve seen recently and I love all of them....more
I don’t really know if I like this or not, but I’m going to link to these hand-written texts anyway.
I absolutely like these Japanese straw monsters though....more
Let me tell you it’s getting harder and harder to not be political on here these days.
Don’t you hate it when you accidentally create a two-dimensional quasicrystal?
Mapping out a work year’s worth of mouse movement....more
Something we might want to remember at the moment: actually it was budget cuts that killed the great library at Alexandria.
Dust devils of Mars (are neat).
Perhaps you’d like to look at an 18th Century turned ornament manual....more
Amidst the shutdown we have got some very bored astronauts.
Hey look at these new species (the world is still pretty cool).
Someone should probably pick up the billions of dollars they left at the Moscow airport.
Today in dolphins being rad: they can imitate via echolocation!...more
Now we can map the weather on planets outside our solar system (well, one).
Here’s your Harlem Renaissance book design for the day....more
The perpetually under construction Sagrada Familia is almost almost done, but you can see what it will look like TODAY.
Here are some pointless diagrams for you.
Let us now discuss Jim Henson’s proposed nightclub and other 60s oddities....more
Similarly, the earth just accidentally created this island.
Perhaps you have wondered how the blind perceive race....more
I usually try and steer clear of politics here, but the New Yorker’s look at the GOP’s suicide caucus is top-notch.
We’ve got some big Martian water news for you.
Atlas-Obscura wants to talk to you about bloody, sexy ancient cults....more