Having beaten Europe's top Go professional in October, Deepmind's AlphaGo computer program is now set to face the world's top Go professional this week in a five game match for $1 million stakes. Will the solar eclipse hours before the match starts affect the outcome?
California has a major water shortage problem according to NASA satellite data. If you like to eat food, you have a major water shortage problem too, according to Mother Jones magazine.
Here are seven of my favorite Hendrix songs which didn't make it onto well known compilations and three awesome rarities I found this week. Happy 72nd birthday, Jimi (London time).
Captain, I must confess I find it highly illogical yet at the same time fascinating that the majority of humanity had failed to encounter your English term aquaponics until the year 2012 AD. The popular news magazine Time had named Will Allen one of its top 100 people 2 years prior to that time, yet made no mention of the technique he was using to grow 1 million pounds of food a year on three acres of land.
The Christian Student Fellowship recently exploded the world record for the largest water balloon fight (for the third time) with nearly 9,000 participants tossing over 175,000 water balloons on the University of Kentucky's Johnson Center Field.
While some people ride snakes, others try to smuggle them onto airplanes, and still others apparently bite them (at least when drunk). I've heard snake meat tastes like chicken, but raw?! "The suspect, David Senk, 54, was arrested on suspicion of unlawfully maiming or mutilating a reptile, Sacramento police said. The badly injured snake underwent surgery."
Yes, Domino's Pizza plans to build the first pizza restaurant on the moon (and they'll deliver). Noids in spaaaace! Just contemplate how much could go wrong in this scenario for a second or two... but, boy that dough will sure have hang time! The estimated cost for the project - $21 billion; it'll be the least profitable restaurant in the franchise for centuries (unless they plan to charge customers the moon, of course).
The Hovding "invisible" bicycle helmet (it's actually an airbag helmet which deploys based on accelerometer readings) has won the Index: Award design prize for the Play category. Because, let's face it, we ALL want to look like these hipster Swedes when we go out for a bike ride amIright? The helmets will set you back $450, (plastic surgery and wardrobe NOT included).
I wrote up a quick intro to BuzzFeed for some of my social media friends who are wanting to get started here, but I'm a bit rusty these days, so would love it if some BuzzFeed pros could chime in.
This is the most perspective-lacking Tumblr post I've ever seen that doesn't involve politics. But it makes the late '90s sound awesome. Way more awesome than they were. But awesome.
Happy Caturday, but we're pretty sure this isn't how they're actually made.
I've curated a group on PeerIndex featuring all the top Social Media scorers I could find. I'm still adding names to it, so don't worry if you aren't on it yet! Anyway, when I took this screenshot it had 1337 views today. Coincidence? ! 7 |-| ! |\| |< |\| 0 7
Will Chris Pirillo from Lockergnome be able to break the record to 100 eaves per share on the social media stock market game Empire Avenue? The current record set earlier this week by AT&T - 5 days. Chris is currently trading at 86 per share on his third day in the game. Attn: Jon Steinberg are you listening?
Man's Best Friend and sometimes Worst Enemy, here is the list of The Greatest Sci Fi, Fantasy and Horror Dogs! Feel free to add your own favorites to the bottom!
Every now and then two completely different Tumblr posts come together to form something truly special: a Tumblr coincidence. It's the closest thing you'll find to a miracle on Tumblr. Enjoy.