Thursday, April 23, 2015

First Ever Youtube Video Turns 10 Years Old

It's not particularly impressive, but I'm posting it for reasons of internet history.

(yes, internet history is a thing)

It shows Youtube co-founder Jawed Karim talking about elephants at the San Diego Zoo.

Named "Me at the zoo" and posted exactly 10 years ago today on the 23rd of April 2005.


Spectacular Drone Saves

I really want to buy a drone. But they seem to be so fragile.
Plus, it is increasingly becoming illegal to fly them in any place where it is worth flying them.

And the battery lasts only 10-15min at best.

Imagine your $500+ drone with its $300+ camera running out of energy and starting its descent towards water.

That's exactly what happened to this guy from the Netherlands.

And also to this guy at Floreat beach in Western Australia.

Great saves!
And lucky there was enough energy for a slow decent, and not a complete plummeting.


Sunday, April 5, 2015

The Evolution of Girl Names in the US

From 1880 to 2013.

Americans are indeed amazing record keepers.
And all this information is public.

Elizabeth and Emma seem to have survived pretty well.