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We collected 482 stories of kissing and hooking up, longing looks and breaking up, and we plotted their coordinates. Add your own.

Josh Worth’s graphic recreation of the solar system, to scale, with one pixel representing 3474.8 km (that’s 2159.14 mi). If you have the patience to scroll all the way to the gas giants, he has some interesting commentary about the inconceivability of enormous numbers and of the emptiness of space.

Ellen sent me this, and I’m pleased to say that the first couple paths I chose – I’d read all of the books on them. But this basically makes for one huge checklist, and I still have a ways to go before I close this one out. After I finish ‘Never Let Me Go’ I’m going to be looking for a new series since I previously completed Louise Penny’s fantastic Inspector Gamache series. I really loved ‘A Game of Thrones’, but since the series follows the books so closely, I think I’ll hold off on the next book until after season 2 airs. I haven’t read ‘Watership Down’ or ‘the Once and Future King’ or ‘Anathem’. I also haven’t read many of the classics: Heinlein, Bradbury, Asimov, LeGuin, Dick, Vonnegut, Clarke. Suggestions?

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A graphical representative of how the known alien solar systems stack up against our own Solar System.

via Space.com

from Culinaut (click image to embiggen)

Inspired by this article which prompted Eric to ask, “Who carries around a bunch of Fruit Roll-Ups?” My answer: parents. Kyle’s answer: MacGyver. So naturally, this is what Eric made:

Really amazing maps over the New York Times. I’m particularly surprised by just how many people in LA are ‘foreign-born’: Mapping America — Census Bureau 2005–9. You can view income, race, population, income, change in property value, etc!

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via Reddit via Eric

via angie

cripes, I can’t even explain it to my dad, and he has basic working knowledge of a computer. well, he can hunt-and-peck an email, and knows how to turn it on and off.

…kind of. *sigh* well, he’s got my mom so he’s ok.

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by doogie horner

via fast company via buzzfeed

not for the faint of heart. see it here, more info here.

a visual representation of the earth’s geologic timeline, including aspects of ancient geology we live with in the present day.

via io9