Grateful Dead Drummer Bill Kreutzmann Talks About the Time When the Crew of ‘Playboy After Dark’ Was Dosed With LSD

On a recent episode of CONAN, longtime Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann spoke with the red-headed host about the time the band appeared on an episode of “Playboy After Dark“. During the soundcheck it became evident that the crew were unknowingly put under the influence of LSD by Owsley, who somehow got into the coffee.

Beautiful Underwater Footage of Swimming in Jelllyfish Lake on the Island of Palau

World traveler mikeyk730 has captured beautiful underwater footage of his swim amongst an enormous colony of jellyfish in the aptly named “Jellyfish Lake” (previously) on Eil Malk Island in the Micronesian country of Palau.

A place like Palau’s Jellyfish Lake is a reminder of how wondrous the world can be. Swimming with literally millions of jellyfish was absolutely surreal — a reminder that there will always be surprises out there!

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‘PBS Space Time’ Explains the Term ‘Habitable Exoplanet’ to Debunk Confusion About Recent Media Coverage

In the latest episode of PBS Space Time host Gabe Perez-Giz explains the term “habitable exoplanet” to debunk some confusion about recent media coverage. The main focus of the episode is that what astronomers mean by “habitable exoplanet” is just that the planet falls within the distance of its host star that the star’s energy is enough that the planet could have liquid water.

In most cases, scientists are unable to determine any other factors like atmospheric composition that would answer the question of whether or not an exoplanet could truly be inhabited by humans.

As more media attention is drawn to exoplanets through missions like Kepler and its successor TESS, Perez-Giz is attempting to separate science fact from media hype, and asks the question whether the attention to this “habitable exoplanets” is good or bad for those missions.

A Collection of Cameos by Famed Director Alfred Hitchcock in His Own Films

After some serious searching and editing, Will Erickson put together “Every Hitchcock Cameo Ever,” a collection of Alfred Hitchcock cameos in a whopping 37 different films by the famed director. Erickson notes that not all Hitchcock films have cameos, while some of his films contain two. The clips are in chronological order, starting with silent films from the 1920s all the way to the the 1976 film Family Plot.

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Bocusini, A 3D Printer for Food Like Marzipan, Melted Chocolate, and Mashed Potatoes

Bocusini is a 3D printer that uses traditional 3D-printing processes–placing small amounts of heated material layer after layer–to 3D print food like marzipan, melted chocolate, and mashed potatoes. Bocusini will also provide a variety of food printing designs, recipes, and all sorts of tools to help folks print food at home. In addition to the plug-and-play version that’s a full printer, the company will offer retrofitting options to turn regular 3D printers into food printers.

Bocusini is currently raising funds via a Kickstarter campaign to produce the printer.






images via Bocusini

via TechCrunch

Tiny Goldfinch Takes a Luxurious Bath in the Loving Hands of Her Tattooed Human

In 2014, a tiny well-loved European goldfinch was given a luxurious bath in the hands of her tattooed human who gently provided a safe place for the the little bird to peacefully relax under the drizzling water of the sink. The pair have been sharing this wonderful bath time ritual since 2012.

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A Simulated Interactive Music Video for the Song ‘Golden Touch’ by Japanese Singer Namie Amuro

The music video for the song “Golden Touch” by Japanese singer Namie Amuro creates a playful illusion that the viewer is participating when holding a finger to the screen. The simulated interactive effect is created by centering movement of characters and props around the center of each shot of the video. The song is available on her new album, _genic.

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How and Why Ice Spikes Form on the Top of Ice Cubes

Veritasium host Derek Muller examines how and why ice spikes form on the top of ice cubes. Though the full reason is a bit more complicated, the simple explanation is that they are a product of expansion as the water freezes.