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BenEspen

Member since February 05, 2012

Timewasting

A stellar year in the cellar: Top 20 crazy home inspection photos of 2016 - StarTribune.com

Started 8 months, 1 week ago | 4 tacks

  • PIA: on a wing and a prayer - Newspaper - DAWN.COM
  • Pensioner pleases neighbours with his massive flashing cock | Metro News
  • How to straighten a pigs tail! - YouTube

Travel

At least 9 killed in blast at Mexico fireworks market - CNN.com

Started 1 year, 1 month ago | 7 tacks

  • Scheming Buffalo Herd Roams Amok at Grand Canyon - WSJ
  • Photo of the Day: The Room Numbers on His Arm « Diplopundit
  • How to never have a serious poison ivy rash again - YouTube
  • Man dies after falling into an acidic hot spring in Yellowstone National Park | Daily Mail Online

Timewasting

Cops Arrest Man Accused of Terrorizing Calif. City With Air Horn  | NBC Bay Area

Started 1 year, 2 months ago | 4 tacks

  • Public Sculptures of Unruly Mannequins
  • Pointer Pointer by @StudioMoniker
  • What's your favorite "Holy Shit" fact? : AskReddit

Historical Photos

The Passion of Former Days: Airplane Art

Started 1 year, 10 months ago | 29 tacks

  • The Passion of Former Days: Airplane Art II
  • Luxurious Memories Of Pissing In Paris Urinals (1878 Photos) - Flashbak
  • La nature trouve toujours un chemin | Curiosités de Titam
  • The Fleet – London’s Underground River        ~         Kuriositas

Maps

Submarine Cable Map

Started 2 years, 4 months ago | 14 tacks

  • Earth's land mammals by weight - Vivid Maps
  • The World's population by latitude and longitude - Vivid Maps
  • Shipmap.org | Visualisation of Global Cargo Ships | By Kiln and UCL
  • This creek divides the US connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans

Economics

Graphic: Transistor Production Has Reached Astronomical Scales - IEEE Spectrum

Started 3 years, 9 months ago | 9 tacks

  • Italian bank's piles of edible gold - CNN.com
  • How a Massachusetts man invented the global ice market - Ideas - The Boston Globe
  • How much damage can a 6 year-old possibly do? An analysis of the cost of raising a child like Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
  • 10 maps that show how much time Americans spend grooming, eating, thinking and praying - The Washington Post

Man knowledge

Barbie typewriter has undocumented ciphering capabilities

Started 4 years, 2 months ago | 229 tacks

  • Found: Two Moose Frozen Together in a Final Battle | Atlas Obscura
  • Ten Minutes in Lituya Bay • Damn Interesting
  • Brutal laser tag saga tells of kids vs. grown ups in a Yelp review
  • Store Owner Pulls Out Sword, Scares Off Would-be Robbers Armed With Machete  | NBC 10 Philadelphia

DIY

How to Use a Speed Square

Started 4 years, 4 months ago | 27 tacks

  • From the Gentlemint Blog: How to Build an Inexpensive Mid-Century Desk in a Weekend
  • 1/5 Scale Sherman Tank
  • Fantastic DIY Kegerator
  • Developing Nuclear Fusion in a Basement with a Reclusive Gunsmith - YouTube

Drinks

Ultrasound Ages Liquor Two Years in Just Three Days — NOVA Next | PBS

Started 4 years, 4 months ago | 23 tacks

  • From the Gentlemint Blog: A Great Summertime Cocktail
  • ‘I think you’ve had enough’: Knife-wielding drunk monkey terrorizes Brazilian bar (VIDEO) — RT News
  • THE BEST BEER LABELS | ALEHEADS
  • The London Beer Flood - History in the Headlines

Food

Grilled Cheese Academy

Started 4 years, 5 months ago | 11 tacks

  • Southern Food in 50 Dishes
  • Grilled Cheese Cheat Sheet
  • Grilled Cheese Social
  • Provisions: The Hemingway Burger | Huckberry

Videogames

Original The Legend of Zelda Map Gets Printed In 3D

Started 4 years, 5 months ago | 18 tacks

  • Nintendo Power: first 13 years of Nintendo Power are now available on Archive. org
  • Claycat's DOOM - YouTube
  • The Quest For The Real-Life Treasures of Atari’s Swordquest | Atlas Obscura
  • Original Pacman Sketches - Album on Imgur

History

Pantheon: Mapping Human Cultural Production

Started 4 years, 5 months ago | 147 tacks

  • There Are Hundreds of Secret Underground WWII Bases Hidden in British Forests | Atlas Obscura
  • In 1918, California Drafted Children Into a War On Squirrels | Atlas Obscura
  • - historicalfirearms:William Scurry’s Drip Rifle...
  • Ten Minutes in Lituya Bay • Damn Interesting

Science and Technology

straw camera is an analogue lens made from 32000 drinking straws

Started 4 years, 5 months ago | 123 tacks

  • Origin of computing terms "patch", "bug", "loop", "library"
  • 70s Sci-Fi Art: The Usborne Book of the Future
  • Super Hummingbirds | Secret of the Hummingbird's Tongue | Nature | PBS
  • One photo is from Mars and one is from Earth- can you guess which is which? - Album on Imgur

Firearms

- historicalfirearms:William Scurry’s Drip Rifle...

Started 4 years, 5 months ago | 34 tacks

  • Man shoots self but doesn't realize it until 3 days later - Sarasota News | Mysuncoast.com and ABC 7: State
  • Saving Your Own Ass: Why a Proper Holster is Essential [NSFW] - The Truth About Guns
  • Always remember to keep your gun on "no pew" when not in use. - Imgur
  • Slow Mo Cannon Ball Impacts - YouTube