CNN’s Deb Feyerick Asks Bill Nye If We Should Blame Global Warming For The Asteroid Coming Close To Earth.

CNN anchor Deb Feyerick posed the asteroid/global warming connection question to Bill Nye and he did a good job dodging it in earth-like fashion. Misinformed but honest mistake and lets hope the folks on the wrong side of the climate change debate don’t pounce on this – pretty sure they will though. I think it’s part of the denier’s credo: survive on misinformation, choke on science. [Slate]

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BBC One’s Africa Series Exaggerates Climate Change: 35 Years To Increase Temps By 3.5C – Not 20.

BBC One's Africa series.Here’s what narrator and presenter Sir David Attenborough states in the BBC One’s Africa series:

“Africa’s climate is certainly changing. Some parts of the continent have become 3.5C hotter in the past 20 years.”

Well it turns out the numbers they used could not be substantiated and overestimate the effects of climate change in that part of Africa. Since the 3.5C in 20 claim was disputable, the BBC has pulled the comment from the series.

It’s great that the BBC made the correction but I’m still wondering why they would risk their credibility and go with 20 years versus 35. Stating that temperatures in parts of Africa have increased by 3.5C over 35 years is still powerful. Exaggerating – that the realm of deniers. [Guardian]

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Best Part Of The World’s Most Expensive Dog Wedding Was Triumph The Insult Comic Dog Calling It Insane!

Thank you Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. You successfully pooped on the World’s Most Unnecessary Wasteful Expensive Dog Wedding! [Laughing Squid]

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Artist Chris Shen Creates INFRA – A TV Made Out Of 625 Discarded Remote Controls.

Hooray for Jubbling art! Here’s Chris Shen’s description of INFRA:

“625 discarded remote controls, repurposed to broadcast live television using the infrared LEDs inside each device. Creating an infrared display invisible to the naked eye. When viewed through infrared goggles, the light becomes visible and the low resolution TV broadcast can be seen.”

INFRA had me at discardedrepurposed was just the gravy.

The first time I watched the INFRA video above, its low-res image reminded me of the scene in Contact when Jodie Foster receives the grainy video beamed back from space. Anyways, nice to see art that is created from normally discarded items. [Boing Boing]

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Jubbling Break: Human Head Spider Video

Goldenrod crab spiderIs the video of the “Mutant Spider With Human Head?” an example of mimicry taken to a scary level or is it another hoax video? It does look like the goldenrod crab spider but it seems to be walking without moving its legs.

Hoax or not – my kids and I are hoping the human-head spider video is the Carton Network’s way of introducing a new character on Adventure Time. [RocketNews 24]

Adventure Time w/Crab Spidery

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The iPotty Potty Training Toilet With iPad Holder. Waste Meets Waste?

iPotty Potty Training Toilet w/iPad holderWhat potty training kid is going to walk away from their iPotty when there’s an iPad sitting in front of them? Avoid the temporary plastic iPotty, sit your kid on the seat and tell them to sing or read until they’ve taken care of business. They’ll figure it out soon enough and you won’t be scrambling for your iPad every time they need to go. [Laughing Squid]

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