Wednesday Walk Around the Web – 05/14/2014

HR Giger

Welcome to the Wednesday Walk Around the Web, where we weave & wind through weblinks weekly. Here you may find some things that amuse, some that titillate, and the occasional link that provokes. Do you have a link you want to see featured in next week’s Wednesday Walk? Email Glenn!

  • RIP HR Giger.
  • Richard Teschner is a puppeteer who would have fit in wonderfully with Tim Burton.
  • If you’re sitting around during your day-to-day thinking, how can I stop that pesky wedding that’s coming up soon? WikiHow is ON IT, with helpful illustrations!
  • What words are the most overused in metal? Excuse me, I have to get to practice for my band NIGHT SOUL DEATHBLACK NECRO HELL. We haven’t decided yet where to put the umlaut.
  • When the product you make becomes a big hip trend, great! Good for you! Make more, sell more, put some money away for your kids to go to college. When the product you make becomes a big hip trend and it takes you decades to make it, there might be problems.
  • Correlation does not equal causation. That said, did you know that swimming pool drownings correlate with Nicholas Cage movies? It really makes you think! (Note: it does not.)
  • Classical Music Update: Mozart literally wrote a piece called “Lick My Ass.” I just worry about the influence he’ll have on kids these days.
  • For African authors, or authors writing about Africa, we’re still living in the age of the tree.
  • Joseph Stone brings news of extreme patience paying off.
  • Two billion years ago, there was a natural nuclear reactor. Seriously. Click through and read the article; it’s bloody fascinating.
  • Click through for different reasons here: Wrestlers and Koala Bears. (Source)
  • They say not to reinvent the wheel. But maybe if you do you can make one hell of a wheelchair.
  • At the risk of contributing to the Buzzfeedification of our wide wonderful internet: three fencers were pitted against fifty amateurs (plus some music from The Matrix), and the results may surprise you.
  • The Muppets have been posting plenty of selfies lately, and if “Muppet selfies” isn’t enough to get you moving, well god Jed, I don’t want to know you.
  • Our DNA is made up of four units — As, Cs, Ts, and Gs — in different combinations. For the first time, we’ve synthesized DNA with more letters in its alphabet.
  • Glass floors are great for looking at, in pictures, I suppose, but there is not enough NOPE in the world for this.