This video had me laughing as loud as I have ever laughed by myself: The World’s Worst Paramedic. Just watched it again, I was still laughing.
Some serious cool skateboarding tricks including jumping from one skateboard to another, front flip onto a skateboard, jumping off, over a car, then back on, and lots more.
My son, Jack, is in a serious Thomas the Tank Engine phase. As a result, we’ve been buying toy trains like they’re a commodity. One of our recent acquisitions was a RC controlled Thomas. It’s pretty cool, but when we finally got a track for it, I discovered it wouldn’t stay on. After careful inspection, I noticed the front two wheels were missing … Jack kept trying to get it to stay on the track and soon took to asking me to fix it with tape.
So, I decided to look up a number for HiT Toy Company (called one number was given another number.) I called and told them my problem, “Umm… I got an RC Thomas and it’s missing the front two wheels.”
The lady on the phone replied, “The front two wheels? Is anything else missing?”
“Yea, the white piece on the side. It’s a decorative thingy.”
“Ok, let me get your address, and we’ll send a replacement.”
Wow, now, that’s standing behind your product and exceptional customer service. Now, the huge price tag on these small trains doesn’t hurt quite as much.
Video of two average athletes competing in 5 Olympic events superimposed side by side next to actual Olympic athletes. You’ve got to stick around for the Olympic rings “muscle-up” at the end. Via.
Productivity tip: I found simply writing down the things you wan to do, makes it much more likely you’ll get them done. I made a list of projects that I would like to do but probably wouldn’t ever get around to doing. As soon as I made it, I found that I had tackled two of them. Over the weekend, I finally fixed my closet; it had been bothering me forever. Now, I’m desperate to add more items to my list.
I found these videos of the inner working of a Lego factory to be oddly hypnotic. I especially liked video 3 where the Legos get packaged.
Here’s a fun optical illusion. Supposedly, some people can only see this dancing lady spin one way. My wife and I saw it spinning in both directions? Which direction do you see? (thanks Cindy & Laura)
I updated my About Nicholas page. I never know what to say on a page like that, and it really needs an image. Hmmm… Anyone got any advice on what to say on my about page?
A giant moon-shaped night light. I need one; I’m not sure what for though.