1) “Speed-climbing” the Eiger. This dude is nuts but the footage is gorgeous. Video.
2) “You will ripen with my child, faerie girl.” I don’t like to take digs at romance novels because so many people do it out of ignorance and misogyny, and I think the genre is unfairly maligned. Still, these excerpts from bad romance novels are pretty damn funny.
3) Curious to see what a professional comic book script looks like? Greg Rucka helps you out.
4) DIY Bacon Roses. via Jay Lake.
6) Ten Deadly DIY Gadgets. The “flame gloves” pretty much qualify you as a Batman villain, and the crossbow that shoots machetes would be perfect for a zombie apocalypse, but it’s the car you can drive with an iPhone that really scares the hell out of me. via Jay Lake
7) An interactive map showing how much oil each country produced over the last fifty years. Just click “play.”