Entries from September 2009

The Best of YouTube in Four Minutes
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There have been many dozens of YouTube videos that have gone viral over the last few years. If you are new to YouTube or otherwise missed out on them, here’s a recap of the Best of YouTube in Four Minutes. And even if you are a long-time YouTube fanatic there’s something cool about seeing clips of some of your favorite videos in rapid fire fashion:

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Three Books To Help You Survive Anything

Poisonous snakes, cars careening off of roads into rivers, hurricanes and tornadoes, crashing planes stranding their surviving passengers on deserted uncharted islands, killer bees, gall stones, bad blind dates, eroding urban infrastructure—with these and many more everyday dangers it is amazing that anyone manages to live into adulthood.

Fortunately, there’s advice to be found. Here are three cool books that, taken together, will help you survive nearly everything:

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Become a LEGO Architect

Spot Cool Stuff admits to being a LEGO purist. We like the basic plastic interlocking LEGO bricks that haven’t changed much since 1958, the ones that can be built into virtually any construction that can be imagined. We generally aren’t as big fans of many of the LEGO model sets (the trains series being a big exception) because their pieces can really only be used to build a specific shape, or specific plane or specific whatever. So it was with some surprise to us how great we found the LEGO’s newest series: LEGO Architecture.

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