Deep Linking in a YouTube Video

Want to jump to a specific point in a movies timeline on YouTube? Now you can. Just add #t=3m40 to the URL. So for instance, if you were to link to a YouTube video, you could do something like this:

The video will now start 20 seconds into the video. This only works when linking to a YouTube video, this does not work when embedding a video.

Candle Wicks, Marvels of Engineering

Bet you didn’t know how advanced candle wicks are. Check this out. This guy demonstrates just how advanced they really are by showing that when you blow out a candle and you see what looks like smoke, it isn’t really smoke at all. It’s tiny particles of wax, which you can re-ignite with flame. Jump to 3:40 to see exactly what I’m talking about.

Beef Bologna

I’m surprised at how many people have never heard of this song or the band Fear. For some unknown reason the lyrics just popped into my head today while working so I sent a portion of the lyrics to my wife over IM. All I got back was “WTF?” So I sent part of the lyrics to my friend Frakes and all I got back was “well good for you”

So I guess I’m the only one who listened to some 80’s punk?

German Police Pissed at Muppet

Apparently someone in Germany is driving a British Audi (drivers side on the right) and seemingly taunting police by speeding past cameras with Animal, the Muppet riding shotgun. Since the cameras in Germany are looking for the drivers side being on the left, they get a nice picture of the Muppet and not the person driving the car!

Talk about awesome.

A German police source said: “The number plate is not enough. We need clear evidence of who is driving the vehicle too.”

“But because this is a British vehicle we can never get a decent picture. The driver has obviously worked this out because he has placed a large puppet in the passenger seat.”

“This may be an example of the famous British sense of humour but it is still dangerous driving. The driver has been caught on camera on several occasions and the puppet is on the passenger seat every time. We suspect he positions the toy deliberately before accelerating past the camera.”

[via: boingboing]