The Greatest Thing in the History of Ever
XKCD: Misconceptions: It’s pretty much a given that whenever a Wikipedia article is mentioned in XKCD, it will be created within ten minutes. But this article is real. And amazing.
The Batmobile needs gas, too: So some Swedish company is sending out a guy dressed like Batman to buy gas, get stuck in the snow, and so on.
Awesome home-made light saber: This thing is simply amazing. Now if only we could figure out how to trap plasma in a blade-shaped, electromagnetic well… (via Unreality)
V‘s visitors’ true form revealed: I gave up on this show, but I kinda want to know how they cram this thing into a human suit.
Street Fighter gets Troned: Tron was disappointing, but dammit if I don’t love me some glow in the dark armor.
Every batmobile ever: If it isn’t Burton’s, it’s crap! Seriously, I have such a rager for the Burtonmobile (via Matt Burdell)
World’s biggest Twilight tattoo: Sweet holy hell, that’s a lot of sparkling vampire. I’m sure this decision will never be regretted. (via Matt Burdell)
Puck splits in half: This guy shot a puck so hard that it split in half when it struck the goal. Physics is wacky. (via John Myers)
Science & Technology
People who use social media display symptoms similar to drug addicts: But really, I can quit any time I want. (via Brian Byerly)
Health & Fitness
Autism / Vaccine study “an elaborate fraud”: Not that anyone still believed that vaccinating… wait, what? Shit. (via The Friendly Atheist)
Baby chameleon: Your weekly dose of squee (via AJ Wiswell)
Politics and Religion
America in decline: why Germans think we’re insane: AlterNet asks a compelling question: how can caring for the poor ever be a bad thing? (via Godless Girl)
The censorship of Huckleberry Finn: The article summary puts it perfectly: “an Alabama publisher named NewSouth Books will be editing and censoring the book so that schools and parents might provide their children the ability to study the classic without fear of properly addressing the torturous history of racism and slavery in The United States of America.”
Discovery Chanel and Vatican plan exorcism reality TV show: From the “what could possibly go wrong” files… (via Official Jesus) Update: It turns out, the Vatican is not collaborating on this show. Details here.