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How Aztecs Reacted to Colonial Epidemics

When Columbus arrived in the New World in 1492, the Americas were not a sparsely-populated wilderness ready to be exploited. However, by the time serious colonial settlement began, a majority of the native people had succumbed to diseases the Europeans introduced, which made them easier to conquer. A plague called cocoliztli wiped out 80% of the Aztecs...

A Socially Distant Halloween

Now that autumn is here, you may wonder how trick-or treating can work in the era of social distancing. Matt Thompson figured out a way to deliver candy to costumed children without getting close to them- with a zip line! He recruited friends and neighbors to dress up their kids to demonstrate how it will work in this video. We assume that these people...

Artificial Intelligence Turns Head Shots Into Cartoon Characters

Justin Pinkney and Doron Adler have been working on a project called Toonify, which can turn a photographic face into a cartoon character. It's not yet perfected, but the story behind how they did it is kinda neat. The normal way to train an algorithm to do this would involve a large dataset of portraits and their corresponding cartoon characters. Since...

Man Almost Falls From Truck

A man in blue can be seen on the cargo space of the truck. Suddenly, he trips, but he has a quick reaction time, and manages to hang on the truck, albeit in a weird position. Thankfully, a car happens to pass by in the area, and the car’s driver helps him to climb back again on the truck.Lucky man, I would say.See the full video on Reddit.(Video Credit:...

Gucci Is Selling Stained Denim Overalls

This might just be the weirdest thing that I have seen in my life — a $1,400 denim overall with grass stains. I mean, why? You could just buy a new denim overall and roll on the grass in your backyard.“This denim overall is crafted from organic cotton and specifically treated for a stained-like, distressed effect,” reads the description of the dirty...

Can farts transmit Coronavirus? Let's go to the bottom of things

During a long road trip with my kids came inevitably the matter of farts; then the conversation veered towards serious: we asked ourselves if this is was a means of Covid-19 transmission. School, work, bus, we would be at great danger every moment!!!Forbes made a complete post on that serious subject back in April. I guess people have more sensitive...

Uber, But For Evicting People

Everyone is trying their best to make ends meet in these troubling times. Many people are looking for more ways to earn more money or expand their businesses. The new startup Civvi seized the opportunity to establish their business when unemployment is widespread and a lot of people can’t pay their rent. This company aims to make it easy for the landlords...

LEGO Baby Yoda

You fell in love with him when you saw him on The Mandalorian. You bought the miniatures and the toys. But you know that your soul won’t find rest until you’ve collected all of the Baby Yodas out there in the whole world. And now comes another Baby Yoda collectible, but this time in LEGO form.Fans of The Mandalorian can soon get their hands on this...

A City In Texas Aims World Record For Lining Up Rubber Ducks

If you ask me, world records are getting weirder and weirder. But hey, aiming for world records is no joke. It takes time, effort, and money, and so I can say that even weird world records deserve recognition.A Texas city's annual Rotary Duck Derby, delayed for months..., went forward without some of the usual fanfare, but with a Guinness World Record...

Goat Battles His Greatest Enemy In The Mirror

The greatest enemy that you can have in life is not your best friend. It’s not your partner. Nor is it another family member. The greatest enemy that you can have is yourself.But how do you battle against yourself? How do you confront yourself? This goat decided that the best way that he can confront himself is through hand-to-hand combat, or in this...

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