Watch: NASA Moon Soil, The History Of Weed...And Infinite Schwarzenegger

Who needs late-night TV when you have a fascinating TED talk on Fungi plus a cannabis documentary and an Arnie mashup right here. Also: New Monsters U trailer and old school Cypress Hill...

NASA Discovers Moon Soil Is Super Fertile — the Atmosphere, Not So Much

When the Apollo team returned from the moon, they brought back with them heaps of moon dirt for NASA boffins to play with. So, naturally, as part of the testing, they tried to grow terrestrial plants in extraterrestrial soil. Hot damn it worked well. NASA raised ferns, tobacco, lettuce, and corn (and presumably tomatoes*) successfully.

Infinite Schwarzenegger

Hurry up and shoot someone already, jeez. [Boing Boing]

Fantastic Fungi: The Forbidden Fruit

While the Paul Stamets spoke at TedMed 2011 (see below), his presentation was augmented with this. Wow.

Paul Stamets at TEDMED 2011

In case you missed the quick-link yesterday — or haven't yet reached your weekly quota of self-righteous indignation — check out Paul Stamets' recent TedMed talk. It's absolutely fascinating.

Monsters U

Granted, Pixar every movie Pixar does turns to gold, Monsters U the prequel sequel to 2001's Monsters Inc (wait, it's been 11 years already? Bummer), looks to be even funnier than the first. Next summer needs to hurry up and get here.

The Union: The Business Behind Getting High

While slightly dated (produced in 2007), The Union is still a marquee documentary on the continuing MMJ controversy in North America. This is the movie in its entirety — if you haven't seen it yet, you really need to.

Cypress Hill Live At Hurricane Festival 2004

Still a damn fine performance.

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