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Rankosaurus (for Firefox)
categories: Games, Geeky

I’m happy to announce that Rankosaurus now has full support for Firefox. If you’re going to be using Rankosaurus for the first time, follow the easy steps listed after the jump. If you’ve already installed Rankosaurus, but want to take advantage of the new Firefox support, then uninstall your old version and install the new version available on the download page.
categories: Geeky

If you’re not already living your life in a state of fear and paranoia due to the constant threat of terrorist attack, then this Google Maps mashup is sure to help you along the way. Find out what horrible event (or boring false alarm) happened in a town near you.

Well, you know my name is Simon
categories: Geeky, Videos

In Crayon Physics Deluxe, the things you draw come true. It’s a lot like this academic program, except it’s actually a game and you should hopefully be able to buy it without requiring several rounds of academic funding.

Working Transformer Robot
categories: Geeky, Videos

Someone created a working Humvee Transformer with a Bioloid Humanoid Robotics Kit and it’s surprisingly cool. It’s quite the little dancer too!

Left Brain vs. Right Brain Test
categories: Geeky

If you look at the animation after the link and see a girl spinning clockwise, then you are a ‘right-brain thinker’ (creative). If you see a girl spinning counter-clockwise, then you are a ‘left-brain thinker’ (logical). If all you see is a set of boobies, then you are ‘male, likely between the age of 13 and 65′.

Philippe Petit: French; Not a terrorist
categories: Geeky, Videos

On August 7th, 1974, French high wire artist Philippe Petit performed an illegal tightrope walk between the two as-of-then incomplete World Trade Center towers.

The Apartment at the Mall
categories: Art, Geeky

In 2003, Michael Townsend and seven other “artists” decided to build an apartment in the parking garage of a mall in Providence, Rhode Island. They took turns living in the apartment for up to three weeks at a time, until the end of September 2007 when Michael was caught by mall security.

Giraffe Fight
categories: Geeky, Videos

Giraffes and I have a lot in common. Whenever I get in to an altercation, I like to slam my face in to my opponent as much as possible. I always wake up a few hours later with my opponent nowhere to be seen, and that my friends, is called victory.

Whoa, I know kung fu.
categories: Art, Geeky, Videos

Some Russian artists have created a headset that allows you to view the world like Neo from the Matrix, or like someone who has licked one toad too many.

categories: Games, Geeky

Rankosaurus is a cool new tool for capturing, organizing, and sharing screenshots of highscores you get in online games. From now on, all highscore screenshot submissions on Dig Your Own Grave will have to be done using Rankosaurus. To celebrate, the leaderboards for Ragdoll Avalanche and Cubefield have been cleared. So check out Rankosaurus and go get some medals!

Chewbacca the Vacuum Cleaner
categories: Funny, Geeky, Videos

Vacuuming is a loud, tiring and thankless task, and there’s only one thing that could possibly make it better. Wookies.

Waved Albatross

I don’t want anyone to say they’ve never learned anything from Dig Your Own Grave, so this particular post is going to be very edumacational in terms of nature and the wildlifes and such. These two birds are of the Waved Albatross species, and what they are doing in this video is making sweet sweet albatross love.

If you go out in the woods today…
categories: Crazy, Geeky, Videos

You’ll probably run face first in to a massive spider web, become entangled, and then get devoured alive by mutant spiders. This is especially likely if your woods are in Lake Tawakoni State Park in Texas. The spiders there, clearly not wanting to be outdone by the giant tent caterpillar nest, have created a spider web stretching over 200 yards.

It’s Labor Day!
categories: Geeky

For those of you too lazy to follow the link and read the background of this most excellent holiday, I shall give you an abridged version. There are three rules of Labor Day, and breaking any of them will result in harsh fines, jail time and possible execution. Rule 1) no labor is allowed (this includes shaving and bathing), Rule 2) pants are forbidden, and Rule 3) the television must remain on at all times.