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This restaurants warning sign on the table

This restaurants warning sign on the table

What counts as humorous? Is it only humorous if you have to call an ambulance?

Red Robin?

I think it counts if you break your upper arm.

It's funny cause the upper arm is the humerus

A 24 hour analog clock

A 24 hour analog clock

If it's stopped, it will only be right once a day.

The opening line of Nineteen Eighty-four is "It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”

That's the kind of lateral thinking we're looking for. You're hired!

There are two interpretations that I heard of this one. The first one is the 24-hour clock, and the second one is that the clocks were striking thirteen because big brother told them that it is, even though that there is no 13:00 on a 12-hour civilian clock. Orwell supposedly referenced it from a book where "the clocks are striking thirteen" signifies a broken clock.

Edit: spelling

Edit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirteenth_stroke_of_the_clock -- for further info (Thanks to u/KingBydlo)

This wooden chain my grandpa carved.

This wooden chain my grandpa carved.

At first I was like, meh nothing special then I realized how difficult this would be.

So that is what retirement is like.

Woodsmanship*

If you're gonna be that guy, at least do it right ;)

Single piece of wood and a lot of very careful planning and craftsmanship.

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I forgot about the wine in the freezer.

I forgot about the wine in the freezer.
Not a problem

I'm just impressed the glass bottle didn't break

Path of least resistance, probably, I dunno, I'm not a sciencer

In a situation where you need to chill a bottle quickly you can wrap a wet towel around a bottle and stick in the freezer for 30 minutes and you'll be set. But if you forget to pull the bottle...

My cousin peeled away the "leather" exterior on his phone case to reveal it was made using a toothpaste box

My cousin peeled away the "leather" exterior on his phone case to reveal it was made using a toothpaste box

Using the barcode I found this: http://detail.youzan.com/show/goods?alias=2g07snhdptt9l&v2/goods/2g07snhdptt9l

It's just some failed prints used as regular card board. You can say it's "shallowly recycled material".

That's epic you scanned the code, going the extra mile, love it.

If I knew how to give out gold I would.

"Anyone who brings in their old toothpaste boxes gets a $.50 bonus on their check." - Some Chinese factory supervisor.

The children's menu at a local sandwich shop

The children's menu at a local sandwich shop

Shit that pb&j better taste awesome

Looks like the perfect menu for my wife.

Just needs the "whatever" or the "I don't mind, whatever you're having. But not that or that or that or that or...."

I agree. That's awfully pricey for PB&J. It better have handmade jam or organic peanut butter or something equally fancy! Still, sometimes all you want is a good PB&J and maybe some potato chips, so there ya go.

"I WANTED TO GO TO MCDONALD'S!"

A bowl of fucking cereal -- $7.50

This carpentry tool with pins to outline a shape.

This carpentry tool with pins to outline a shape.

Yeah that's pretty mildly interesting, but let's talk about that index finger I think you should invest in some good lotion.

No I'm pretty sure it's a finger

You're looking for one of these, then.

I wanna put that on my face

Someone put little gnomes in a tree at my local park.

Someone put little gnomes in a tree at my local park.

No, you just found some gnomes living in a tree. Walk away so they can live in peace.

On gnomedit.com right now:

Some creepy giant just took a picture of us minding our own business

Be the change you wish to see in the world

gnomedit.com

I am slightly disappointed this site doesn't exist.

edited Dang, this blew up while I was gone. Thanks everyone :). And a shameless self-advertisement of sorts, I have been teaching myself web development and latin recently with the aim to eventually create a site entirely in latin (most likely just a personal blog site of sorts).

Http://www.ubiebruis.com

My physics teacher made a flow chart of where he is at.

My physics teacher made a flow chart of where he is at.

Does he know you're coming?

-Yes

Does he remember you're coming?

-Yes

You have too much faith in Mr. Heiss

Ha this chart has some good jokes. I like Mr. Heiss, he's a chill dude.

P.s this is my highest rated comment awesome. it's on my alt account, not as awesome.

"I'm not entirely sure how you got to the this box" hahahahahahahahahaha

Edit: this is now my most upvoted comment by a few hundred. Thanks Reddit.

The best thing is that once people eventually find Mr. Heiss they will no longer remember why they needed him in the first place.

He definitely is, although he got mad at our class for laughing at him when he hit a copper pipe against the hanging lights.

I bought some of the world's blackest paint, and it makes this ping pong ball look almost flat.

I bought some of the world's blackest paint, and it makes this ping pong ball look almost flat.

I'm sorry to say I find this more than mildly interesting. I'm going to have to lie down for a bit.

The paint is made by Stuart Semple and you can buy it on his website

Vantablack was developed by the National Physical Laboratory in the UK. It's carbon nanotubes arranged vertically like flocking.

It absorbs 99.965% of visible light making objects painted with it look like silhouettes or just voids in space.

Naturally this makes it of particular interest to artists who do a lot of work with unusual pigments. Anish Kapoor is famous for making incredibly intimidating almost supernatural feeling sculptures with extremely strong pigments. Not being one to miss a trick (plus having the advantage of being one of the worlds wealthiest living artists) he bought the exclusive rights to civilian use of it.

This angered a lot of his art world peers because it's kind of a dick move to effectively ban all artists from the use of the most exciting development in pigment technology in living memory in the name of profit.

Especially seeing as this isn't stuff you can just cook up at home.

His name is kinda dirt now, because he's revealed he's willing to be a greedy litigious bastard if it means it'll give him an edge over his competition. It also reeks of insecurity seeing as he's already a wildly accomplished and successful artist.

That's a portable hole.

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