Known is a new open-source social publishing platform co-founded by San Francisco-based Ben Werdmuller and Erin Jo Richey. The platform provides a simple alternative to sharing things like blogs and podcasts that remain under the control of the content’s creators. The code for Known is available on GitHub. Gigaom has a lengthy article on the platform and its co-founders.
The classic board game The Game of Life now has a special My Little Pony edition thanks to the company USAopoly, which releases brand-licensed versions of popular board games. The set comes with four collectible pony figurines and replaces the game’s traditional play money with “Friendship Points.” The set is available from ThinkGeek.
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MIT graduate student Tomer Ullman proved the benefits of wearing a crying baby into battle in a 2013 presentation titled, “The Crying Game: Infant distress vocalization as competitive advantage during violent conflict,” at The Festival of Bad Ad Hoc Hypothesis, or BAHFest. BAHFest celebrates well-researched and presented, but still ultimately wrong, hypotheses about evolutionary theory.
A beautiful siamese cat named Cleo and an elegant little owl named Forbi play together like they’ve done since Forbi was a fluffy baby. The two live together in a wonderful home that was created by André Costa, an animal biologist for Buriki Environmental Activities in São Caetano do Sul, Brazil, which allowed these natural predatory enemies to become the very best of friends.
images via André Costa
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Statistician Nathan Yau of FlowingData has created an art print featuring the top 100 Billboard songs of all time represented with graphs and diagrams. The 24″ by 36″ signed and hand-numbered prints are available to pre-order online and are expected to ship late October 2014.
Dreams, hope, and most importantly, love, mixed with some parties and dranking.
images via Boing Boing