VideoSift shared a two/2 minutes and 28 seconds YouTube video showing "Why Do Dogs Smell Each Other's Butts? ... We are getting to the bottom of one of the biggest quandaries in science: Why dogs sniff each other's butts..."
... 05:14PM [Mousey] #note grifter https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-RONfYrQaW1s/U8ABWg1txmI/
VideoSift shared a four minutes and 24 seconds educational YouTube video showing "What makes tattoos permanent? ... The earliest recorded tattoo was found on a Peruvian mummy in 6,000 BC. That's some old ink! And considering humans lose roughly 40,000 skin cells per hour, how do these markings last? Claudia Aguirre details the different methods, machines and macrophages (you'll see) that go into making
Elephant shared The Onion's funny story/article on how "British Royal Family Places Queen Elizabeth In Nursing Home: LONDON--Concluding it was the best way to ensure she remains comfortable during her twilight years, the British Royal Family recently placed Queen Elizabeth II into a local nursing home
9Gag shows a hilarious/funny illustration collection of "Baby Do's and Don'ts".
VideoSift shared an over five/5 minutes YouTube video, also on TED's web site, showing "... The secrets of nature's grossest creatures, channeled into robots -- How can robots learn to stabilize on rough terrain, walk upside down, do gymnastic maneuvers in air and run into walls without harming themselves?
MicSauce's Reddit comment mentioned an old Wired article showing "Interstellar 8-Track: How Voyager's Vintage Tech Keeps Running ... Launched in 1977, the probe is vintage space hardware. At more than 36 years old, or roughly a millennium in computer years, it's an impressive feat to have the spacecraft drifting through the material between stars. Looking at the machine's specs is a reminder of how far electronics have come in the intervening years..."
Last year, Channel4 aired a 46-47 minutes documentary titled "Dogs: Their Secret Lives" that "... reveals what our canine companions get up to while we're out and how we can keep them happy in the modern British home." (or anyone's homes in anywhere).
Boing Boing shared a Wired article, with 12/twelve images, showing microscopic shots of human tears -- "... One day, instead of brushing the tears away, Fisher stopped to look at these droplets and an idea sprung up. What if she photographed the tears under a microscope? What would they show? Would each one be different?
Hurf?Durf's Boing Boing comment mentioned an old National Geographic's Newswatch article on "New Law of Urination: Mammals Take 20 Seconds to Pee -- Call it the other Golden Rule: Scientists have found that all mammals weighing more than 2.2 pounds (a kilogram) empty their full bladders in about 20 seconds..."