Friday Links

Super Mario is jealous.

This guy built his own musical instrument out of PVC pipes, and he plays it pretty damn well. The epic five-minute medley includes everything from the Pirates of the Caribbean theme to Daft Punk.

Debt problems? The whole PLANET's in the red! Ba-doom-ssh!

You may not have heard, but the latest mission to Mars is currently en route, scheduled to land early next month. The Curiosity rover will be twice as big as the previous ones. This video breaks down the “seven minutes of terror” of Curiosity’s fantastically complicated descent.

You just *know* the scientists were having this hand flip people off.

Want to watch a robot dominate a human at Rock, Paper, Scissors? Of course you do. (Submitted by longtime reader buddhafulkat.)

I'm bringing this hat style back. Who's with me?!

Very funny video about a medieval inventor’s greatest creation.

BOOM

xkcd creator Randall Munroe explains exactly what would happen, in physics terms, if you pitched a baseball at 90% the speed of light. He walks you through the carnage nanosecond by nanosecond.

HURRAY FOR PICTURES OF TEXT

The Onion explains what the Calvin and Hobbes cartoonist has been up to since retiring. As it turns out, the answer is mostly “spite.”

Ah yes, the popular magazine "Celebs."

SMBC nails it as always. The target this time: those annoying nerds who are proud of their own ignorance. I’ve been guilty of this myself on occasion.

The beam is emitting rays of pure science!

Physicists have finally discovered the long-sought Higgs boson particle…probably.

Have a great weekend!

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