How about a sampling of the lists over at McSweeney’s, the perfect Friday activity. Here are a bunch that are either science-related, engineering-related, invention-related, or plain unrelated.
I’d be interested in any kind of ranking people have, the bests of the links, that is.
We’ll do these in reverse chronological order…
Failed NASA Sapce Programs, by Jonathan Shipley
Dr. Phil’s Inventions, by Scott Smith
Unpublished Sequels to Famous Science-Fiction Novels, by Steve Rushmore
Terrifying Bioengineered Animal-Snack Hybrids Not Mentioned as Potential Threats During the State of the Union Address, by Matthew Brehm and Brian Leatherman
Chapter Titles From My Creationist Textbook (this is Dave’s list, which we’ve linked to before, because it’s good)
Ways in Which She Could Have Blinded Me With Science, by Jules Lipoff
Moons That Orbit Distant Planets or Female Birth Control Brand Names?, by Danny Gallagher
Papers appearing in Science Magazine’s “Reflections of Self” Issue, by Jennifer Frazier