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Just 12 minutes of Russian Road Accidents

  • Blog Post by: James Lileks
  • December 5, 2012 - 12:03 PM

Scant blogging today; busy as a one-armed paperhanger whose other arm is in a sling, and is trying to fill out disability paperwork by using a stylus to punch the proper letters on the keyboard. At some point you’d consider using your nose. Either way you look like those weird novelty bird-shaped things that dip into a drink over and over again. What are those called? Drinky-birds? Sigh. Googling . . .

 

Ah. Wikipedia says:

Drinking birds, also known as insatiable birdie,[1] and dipping birds,[2] are toy heat engines that mimic the motions of a bird drinking from a water source. They are sometimes incorrectly considered examples of a perpetual motion device.

Never heard anyone call it an insatiable birdie.

Anyway. Here’s something you amuse yourself for a while until you tire of clicking: the Bad Opinion Generator. Laugh at people who got it wrong!

 

This is the real lunch-time amusement: over 12 minutes of Russian traffic I accidents. I usually have a 3-minute limit for videos. I watched this TWICE.

 

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