The 2015 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Why Can't We Build a Splash-Proof Toilet?

The BYU team also learned that a “low angle of attack” produces the least splash. When pee hits the porcelain at a 90 degree angle, the splashback is terrible. But when the urine simulator aimed low—imagine hitting just above the drain of the urinal—the splash was more modest and not angled back at the urinator. This is also a good reason to aim sideways rather than straight at the urinal.

Meet The 80 People Who Are As Rich As Half The World

Eighty people hold the same amount of wealth as the world’s 3.6 billion poorest people, according to an analysis just released from Oxfam. The report from the global anti-poverty organization finds that since 2009, the wealth of those 80 richest has doubled in nominal terms — while the wealth of the poorest 50 percent of the world’s population has fallen.

The Martian - UI Screen Graphics

Although not a lot of screen time, these graphics play a huge roll in the feel of the film.

How do the Ghosts in Pac Man Move?

The ghosts in Pac-Man are among some of the most enduring enemies in video game history, thanks in part to their surprisingly difficult to predict movements which make the game a constant challenge for new and seasoned players alike. However, as it turns out, the ghost’s movements are defined by a deceptively simple set of algorithms thought up by the game’s designer, Toru Iwatani.

Project Apollo Archive

An album of all 8,435 ever taken by Apollo astronauts.

First Pitch

On October 30, 2001, President George W. Bush stepped to the mound at Yankee Stadium to throw out the first pitch at Game 3 of the World Series, just six weeks after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. That night the first pitch meant more than just “play ball.”

The NASA Design Program

Fletcher: “I’m simply not comfortable with those letters, something is missing.”

Low: “Well yes, the cross stroke is gone from the letter A.”

Fletcher: “Yes, and that bothers me.”

Low: “Why?”

Fletcher: (long pause) “I just don’t feel we are getting our money’s worth!”

Fletcher: And this color, red, it doesn’t make much sense to me.”

Low: “What would be better?”

Fletcher: “Blue makes more sense… Space is blue.”

Low: “No Dr. Fletcher, Space is black!”

It is also worth checking out some of the additional images of NASA Graphics Standards Manual on Flickr.

Your Chances of Dying

Regardless of all these risks, your probability of dying during a given year doubles every 8 years.

50 Ironman Distance Triathlons, In 50 States, In 50 Consecutive Days

The Ironman Distance Triathlon consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride and a marathon 26.2-mile run. This means that in 50 days James “Iron Cowboy” Lawrence, through his own physical power, moved himself 7,030 miles.