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Once again, IKEA gets to the heart of the matter.  As the video explains, IKEA Norway launched the first iPad version of its catalog with a sewing kit that makes any pair of mittens or gloves touchscreen-friendly.  The 12,000 kits sold out in two weeks.  

But don’t be jealous of Norwegians (as is your wont.)  No, just make your own!  You can buy 50 inches of conductive thread from Amazon for $9.  Judging by the IKEA demonstration, that would hack a lot of gloves.  Or if you feel like upgrading your entire wardrobe (conductive bras, anyone?) you can buy a whole spool of the stuff for around 40 bucks.  

Via Laughing Squid.

When washing your own tubers is just too much:  individually wrapped potatoes.

When washing your own tubers is just too much:  individually wrapped potatoes.

Brant Widgeon, an Astronomical Image Enhancement Engineer, discusses one of the greatest challenges of his job—photo bombing space cats.  

Grant Barrett

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This is why Grant Barrett is my favorite lexicographer.*  His slide presentation to the American Dialect Society references the Ryan Gosling Tumblr meme.  
A lot.  






* Yes, I have a favorite lexicographer.  Don’t you