So you’re driving along, sipping on a chai tea latte and listening to the dulcet tones of Ira Glass. Or maybe your jam is the BBC or Prairie Home Companion or that new favorite whale song/world music/Buddhist chant remix. But whatever you’re listening to, you’re driving along all easy-peasy. And then, around a corner, you […]
Human beings haven’t always been the best of friends to elephants. Illegal ivory sits in a storeroom in Kenya. Photo by Carl de Souza/Getty Images. Recently, conservationists in Malawi decided to tranquilize 500 elephants, pick them up by their hind legs, and drive them almost 200 miles across bumpy savannah on the back of a […]
Finally proof that all those hours you (or your kid) “wasted” playing video games was time well spent. Read more: http://upworthy.com/why-your-future-surgeon-is-playing-xbox-360-right-now
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I love movie popcorn. I don’t care that it costs more per gallon than gasoline, I don’t care that no human alive would readily identify the “butter” as food, and I don’t even care that it was originally popped in the Clinton era. I draw the line, however, when my 15-year-old popcorn is the most […]
According to those who have actually done it, seeing the Earth from space has a profound effect on a person. Unfortunately, those people aren’t usually the ones in charge. Read more: http://upworthy.com/an-astronauts-suggestion-on-how-to-fix-politics-would-be-expensive-but-probably-pretty-effective
Every 30 minutes, more is written on Twitter than William Shakespeare wrote in his entire life. If we focused all the energy in social media, what could we accomplish? Good question, me. Thanks, me! Read more: http://upworthy.com/facebook-notification-you-are-now-in-a-relationship-with-everybody
And people say lawyers have no sense of humor! Well these lawyers and scientists got together and joined in the latest silly Internet video craze, all to bring us an important reminder: Whales are seriously wonderful creatures and they — the real ones — need our protection. As for the whales in this video, they’re […]
Finished 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'? Here Are 10 Other Books People Would Like To Keep Out Of Your Hands.
Every year, concerned parents petition libraries to pull “inappropriate” books like the ones below from their shelves. And then there are the parents like me, who are concerned that people are trying to keep thought-provoking literature out of our kids’ hands. At least now I know which books I’ll be putting under the Christmas tree […]
You Probably Donâ€™t Own A Horse And Buggy Or Pan For Gold. So Why Are You Interneting Like Itâ€™s 1899?
Maybe you haven’t heard, but right now the freedom of the Internet is in serious jeopardy. As in, giant corporations that control our access to the Internet are on the verge of turning it into cable TV. Gross. We need to take a trip down memory lane and change how we think about the Internet […]
It’s hard to be aware of our own mortality. I think deep down a lot of us hope there will be a miracle and somehow we’ll stay alive forever. Maybe the solution isn’t finding a cure to death but changing the way we look at it. Read more: http://upworthy.com/3-solutions-to-the-death-problem-no-promises-but-i-think-3-has-potential
The knowledge that sticks out the most in my head from when I was a student is stuff I learned in unconventional ways. I’m all for kids learning that way, and what this language school in Brazil is doing with Twitter and celebrities is fantastic. Now if they could only do what they’re doing below […]