Cool stuff I found in my #pocket

If you haven't already discovered pocket, then I do suggest you check it out.  Pocket is a tool for saving articles and web pages for later. When you stumble across something interesting and you want to remember where it is for later, then just put it in your pocket.  There is a useful chrome extension for this and also Windows metro apps like Latermark.

Here are a few cool things I have saved in my pocket.

Interactive Map of Penguins

Interactive Penguin World Map.  Click on the red regions for information about penguins.  Why do polar bears not eat Penguins? They struggle to get the wrappers off.


Create your own custom-made pulp magazine covers.

I really like this.  There are loads of controls, and loads of presets to choose from.Download your finished image when you are done.

This character creator generates random backstory for your role playing or fiction-writing needs.

Loads of other generators available including Basic Appearance generator, backstory generator and outfit generator.  Have fun!

Watch the Moon cross in front of the Earth, as seen from a million miles away

This EPIC gif...

Taken from the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC), NASA have released a stunning gif showing the Moon crossing in front of the Earth.  That's the seldom-seen 'dark' side of the moon crossing the blue orb of the Earth.