The Ukrainian ad agency MEX developed this clever packaging design for bread. Normally eating a lot of bread won't lead to six-pack abs, but these boxes of protein-fortified bread include coupons for a local fitness center.
The campaign was a huge success. Bakeries sold 2,996 packages in the first month. 658 people used the coupons to take a trial exercise session, of whom 217 signed up for memberships.
According to Australian Catherine Bremner, when she left home recently, she returned to find her hen James (named by her three sons) making quite the scene in her home. James had strutted inside while she was away, accidentally switched on her Roomba, and went for a ride around her living room. That's either one compulsively clean chicken or one who's completely adventurous. Either way, someone get this chicken a reality show. Via Arbroath
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Alan Moore's mind works in ways we mere humans cannot begin to comprehend, so when he's given a cast of characters to play with that are both iconic and beloved he's bound to take their storylines in a bold new direction.
Back in the 1980s Alan was given the chance to write stories for five issues of various Star Wars comics, and as you'd expect his unique vision took the franchise to some strange new places.
With titles like "Tilotny Throws A Shape" and "Rust Never Sleeps" you know the mind of Moore is going to deliver a Star Wars story that's anything but standard:
Two stormtroopers stand outside Dhol's palace, guarding the strategic duel. Unfortunately for them, Clat the Shamer makes an appearance, tasked with the vanquishing of Lord Vader. His weapon of choice? Empathy! A sentient being with the ability to manipulate human thought, Clat disposes of Vader's guards by reaching inside their minds and excavating painstaking memories of their darkest, most diabolical deeds. These hellish flashbacks are too brutal to bear, prompting STORMTROOPER SUICIDE—one of them commits an act of samurai-like Seppuku via his lightsaber (!).
We've all watched an older movie and had that moment of "OMG, I didn't realize so-and-so was in that." That's why I love this great Flavorwire article featuring 50 actors in some of their early, pre-fame movie roles. From ZooeyDeschanel in Almost Famous to Laurence Fishburne in Apocalypse Now, it's funny how many stars are in big-name movies without actually being remembered for those roles. Of course, even those that you remember in those roles are fun to remember.
Superheroes have a lot to be thankful for on this holiday of gratitude. Especially Superman. He has been so blessed with superpowers! Still, bragging about all those things he is thankful for could be misconstrued as bragging. Well, maybe not misconstrued, because he is obviously bragging. But he does that a lot in the comic BatsVSupes. Thanksgiving is just another excuse. As for Batman, he’s thankful for whatever little appreciation he can get. -via Geeks Are Sexy
If I have one nearly embarrassing obsession, it's pretty jewelry. Whether of the costume variety or the genuine article, it's no matter as long as it's beautiful. I've fallen for these pieces by Lyuda, whose Etsy store is called LivinLovin. These bracelets, earrings and rings are made of natural flower petals and buds encased in resin, and flecked with gold to lend interest and sparkle.
I featured another Etsy shop early this year that also encases natural materials in resin, but Lyuda's pieces are different in that they're more delicate, shimmery, and with decidedly feminine touches.
Back in those classic 8-bit days of console gaming there was a game released based on the Avengers that ended up looking a lot like a game from the Mega Man franchise. Heroes like Cap, Black Widow and Iron Man were reduced to one trick marvels, while that cybernetic mastermind Ultron stood in the center waiting for players to fight their way to his lair. Despite their simple' names the Megavengers were ridiculously hard to beat, just like the real Avengers. But those who put in the time and effort were rewarded with a face-to-grill encounter with Ultron that usually lasted about ten seconds before the player was defeated and had to start the game over again from the beginning. Man, old school gaming was fun!
Add some geeky game to your wardrobe with this Megavengers Ultraman t-shirt by LavaLamp, it's sure to bring a smile to the faces of both Avengers fans and those who remember how hard it was to play a console game back in the day.
Daniel Hashimoto, a visual effects artist with Dreamworks, puts his son James in extraordinary adventures. In the past, Action Movie Kid has unwrapped a Christmas hippo and become a superhero. For Thanksgiving, James is spending a quiet day at home with his family.
The first half of season six of The Walking Dead will end after this Sunday’s episode, and the show won’t be back until Valentine’s Day. Those who follow the show are speculating on whether and which main character will get killed, so as we have done before, we’ll take your predictions as a poll. There may or may not be spoilers in the list of currently surviving characters, so skip past this post if you don't want to know. Continue reading for spoilers.
Amsterdam is a city of bicycles and a city of canals. As a result, many bikes end up in the canals. Lots of other junk does, too, including shopping carts, cars, and other detritus.
Crane boats operate continuously to keep the canals clear for traffic. This video by Isabelle Harder shows one such crane boat at work, dredging a canal and dumping bikes and other metal objects on a barge for recycling.
For the third year in a row, Buzzfeed asked the UK for a Thanksgiving gift: British people trying to label the states on U.S. maps. Honestly, Brits know a lot about the U.S., but when they are confronted with a map asking for fifty labels, it’s suddenly difficult and confusing. I’m surprised they did as well as they did. Most of the folks who tried it labeled all the states whether they knew them or not, which is priceless. In the map above, I live in the state of “not here.” See all 21 maps.
In 2010, the New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Growers worked feverishly at a pumpkin festival in New Bremen, Ohio to assemble and bake a pumpkin pie that Guinness Word Records certified as the largest in the world. This magnificent dessert weighed 3,699 pounds and measured 20 feet across.
Author, cartoonist and illustrator Gemma Correll is a Brit who admits at her Tumblr site that this is the first Thanksgiving she's ever spent here in the United States. Thus, she gets down to brass tacks — or brass turkeys as it were — and practices that rite of passage in traditional American Thanksgiving grade school crafts: tracing the hand to make a turkey shape. Yet, clever as always, Gemma has come up with some alternative versions. See her additional suggestions above.
Happiest of Thanksgivings to you, Neatorama readers!
Every year, farmers in the Philippines grow millions of pineapples, which include pineapple leaves as well as the edible fruit. Carmen Hijosa, an industrial designer, visited the Philippines and found that many people there used the discarded fibers from pineapple leaves to make fabric sacks, among other products. But for the most part, pineapple leaves were a wasted byproduct of the harvest.
Hijosa was on a quest to find a sustainable alternative to leather. She found her answer in pineapple leaves. After 7 years of work, she invented Pinatex--a leather substitute made out of pineapple leaf fibers. Like other fabrics, it can be used for bags, furniture, and even shoes, such as these prototype Pumas.
This lovely animated short called "Lost Property" by Asa Lucanderis a delight to the eyes and heart. The film packs charm and skillfully conveys a sweet story in a few minutes. It's worth the time of anyone who checks it out, but in particular, lovers of animated short films are sure to be smitten. Via i09
You may have some older relatives that get all nostalgic about salt-rising bread. You don’t see it much anymore, because it’s hard to make and not all that popular among anyone who wasn’t raised with it. The smell is described like either cheese or dirty socks. But those who love it really love it. Salt-rising bread doesn’t even have salt in it, and no one is sure how the name came about. It was made by pioneering American women who didn’t have access to yeast, and who didn’t always have sourdough starter ready. They made salt-rising bread rise with environmental bacteria. Yes, they did.
In the early 20th century, this lengthy, yeast-less process also became an interest of microbiologists. In 1914, Richard N. Hart noted in his book Leavening Agents that salt-rising bread “seems to fail in a well-sterilized room," and alludes to the experiments of Henry A. Kohman, who discovered that salt-rising dough lacked yeast completely “but literally swarmed with bacteria.”
In 1910 Kohman was funded by the aforementioned bread-obsessed Kansas Governor, Walter R. Stubbs, to learn how bakers may reliably make it, and concluded that a variety of anaerobic bacteria allowed the bread to rise. In 1923, microbiologist Stuart A. Koser began to suspect the mix might include bacteria found in human intestines and wounds.
The experiments Kohman did after that might make you a little queasy, but the fact is that not a single case of food poisoning has been attributed to salt-rising bread. Read what we know about this classic bread, including instructions for making your own starter, at Atlas Obscura.
Life is an experiment in making something of yourself, but in order to become someone big you first have to dream big. Do you think the king of kaiju was born a giant beast capable of stomping Tokyo into dust? He started out small time just like the rest of us, without a bad reputation or an appetite for destruction, but in time he and his rep grew. People didn't know what to make of Lilo's furry alien friend when he arrived on the islands either, but just as people came to know and fear Godzilla so too will they someday run and hide when Stitch comes to town...
Share an extraterrestrial message of hope with this Dream Big t-shirt by Ursulalopez, it's big time cute and sure to spread terror smiles wherever you go!
Preparing a Thanksgiving meal can be quite an ordeal, especially when you've decided to cook the entire thing by yourself, but recipe writers and those pretty little pictures on the box are mighty encouraging.
Making a cake look pretty can be a bit difficult, and sides actually require the cook to check the oven every once in a while, but the turkey is foolproof, right? Therefore barbecuing the bird should be especially easy, and a real time saver.
Sweden is celebrating the beginning of the Christmas season in the tradition way -with the Gävle Goat! Every year since 1966 the people of Gävle, Sweden, erect a huge straw goat for Christmas. We’ve covered the ups and downs of the goat over the years, when it sometimes comes to a bad end.
In the English language, we call the country Germany. In French, it's Allemange. In Danish, it's Tyskland. In German, it's the nation of Deutschland.
Why do the European languages have so many different-sounding names for one country? Akira Okrent, a linguist, and Sean O'Neill, an artist, explain in this video how Germany's neighbors created widely divergent names for it.
Ben Franklin despised eagles and lobbied hard to name the turkey our national bird. (He lost.)
There are about 4.5 million wild turkeys living free in the United States. They can fly 55 mph and run 25 mph. Domesticated turkeys, however, have been bred to be so overweight and front-heavy that they can’t build up any significant speed, loft, or distance.
For more than 100 years Massachusetts had no wild turkeys. But thanks to a reintroduction program in nearby New York in the 1970s, more than 20,000 now roam the state.
Most American ice-cream trucks play a song called “Turkey in the Straw.” (British trucks play “Greensleeves.”)
Big Bird’s costume includes about 6,000 turkey feathers dyed yellow.
The first in-flight meal: turkey and vegetables, served aboard the luxury 16-passenger Russian Ilia Mouriametz biplanes in 1914. The meals stopped later that year when the large airplanes were converted into heavy bombers for World War I.
If you love Golden Girls, you might be disappointed with the amount of licensed merchandise put out by the network that owns the rights to the show. Not to worry though, there are plenty of fun Golden Girls products available on Etsy. In particular, you can actually buy these Golden Girls panties from Etsy seller Bullets and Bees. And in case you're wondering, yes, the Blanche panties are crotchless.
It's made of canned breadstick dough wrapped around an aluminum foil form. Jacobson glazed it with egg, then baked it for half an hour. After removing the form, she filled it with fruits and vegetables and presented it as a table centerpiece.
Steve, Jake, and Chris went on a fishing trip near Phillip Island off the coast of Australia. They didn’t catch many fish, but they had a great time. First they saw dolphins, then a seal, and then a whale- All within 90 seconds! Well, I guess we know why didn’t catch many fish. Either the fish were already eaten or they know when to make themselves scarce.
Of course, while the guys on the boat are gushing about the wildlife, the dolphins, seal, and whale are all excited about the boat they got to see close up. Another explanation that one might consider is that they are all running away from something very large and scary. -via reddit
HAO Design developed this apartment in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The furniture is made of enormous LEGO blocks. There are huge minifigs to play with. The walls have LEGO surfaces so that you can build upon and decorate them however you wish. Just make sure that you wear LEGO-proof slippers while inside.
It's a brutal world out there when you're shopping for Black Friday specials! You'll need someone skilled in the art of combat, like Mad Max to help you make it through the stampeding crowds, as retailers parcel out a limited supply of TVs and the hottest toys. Continue reading to see how he'll handle the madness.
The Germans are rightfully known for their masterful engineering capabilities. This 1986 video by the national army demonstrates this. It's in German, but you can follow what's going on even without a knowledge of the language.
The President agreed to grant a pardon to whoever won the Hunger Games because he felt sure it couldn't be done, but that bold beauty Katniss was unaware of any such limitations. She proved that all the technology, manpower and deceit in the world can't stop the fiery heart of one who fights for freedom, and showed what people can do when they band together. Maybe they should elect Miss Everdeen for President instead?
Get geared up for movie night with this PRESIDENTIAL PARDON t-shirt by ALIENBIKER23, it's one mighty cool design!