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A Machete Martial Arts Master Shares His Secrets

Weapon based martial arts are exciting to watch, and fighters who train in these deadly styles are truly a brave lot, but there's something so cringeworthy about fighting with a machete.

Maybe it's because machetes are made for chopping through trees so they do nasty things to human flesh, or maybe it's because I associate machetes with Jason Voorhees and Central American drug cartels.

But in Haiti machete fencing is not only a popular martial art with roots in agriculture- it's an important part of history that dates back to the Haitian Revolution of 1791 to 1804.

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National Geographic spoke to machete fencing master Alfred Avril about Haiti's unique and deadly cool martial art, revealing how the machete became an important symbol of Haitian freedom.


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New World Order - Rule By The Bat, Die By The Bullet


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You know what is one of the biggest problems people face after the world as we know it has ended? Any a-hole can take power for themselves, all they need is an army and a ruthless and murderous drive to do whatever it takes to shut down the competition and they will be allowed to rule. Problem is- some of us don't take kindly to dictators and fascists trying to keep us down, and while there's an ounce of blood in our bodies we will fight for our future and take down those who would start a new world order based on violence and hatred. And whether you're Negan, one of his saviors, or some other a-hole who thinks they can rule with absolute power know this- survivors don't stop until they're the walking dead, and you can still bleed out just like the rest of us...

This New World Order t-shirt by BuckRogers is great because it doesn't hit you over the head with the reference, it just sits there looking as pretty as Lucille, waiting for your fellow fans to give you their nod of approval!

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Five Moments That Prove Batman is as Insane as the Joker

Comic book heroes can be great fun, but when they are perfect, they can get boring over time (see: Superman). Batman has no superpowers, but all the money, gadgets, skills, and ethics he ever needs -which got boring over time. But sometime after I quit reading comic books, DC introduced flaws in Batman's psyche. Psychological problems made the character all the more interesting, although some may argue that the idea has occasionally been taken too far. His nemesis the Joker was always portrayed as criminally insane, but there have been a few times that Batman himself was shown to be more mentally troubled than even the Joker. Check out five of those times explored at TVOM.  


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This Parrot and Prairie Dog Are the Best of Friends

We've seen some adorable animal friendships over the years here at Neatorama, but I don't know if I've ever seen one as the one between this prairie dog and parrot.

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These two not only love to roughhouse (though pretty gently)...

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They also like to cuddle when they get tired. No matter what they're doing though, the action is always 100% cute.

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Leia Choking Jabba in LEGO

Ochre Jelly (Iain Heath) is back with a Star Wars LEGO creation from the movie Return of the Jedi. It's the scene where Princess Leia gets her revenge on Jabba the Hut.

Carrie Fisher had been scheduled to appear at Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle this year, so I decided to make a LEGO tribute to her character from Star Wars, for the Brick Nation display that I'm involved in at that event. I had already seen LEGO tributes showing a demure Princess Leia shoving a floppy disk into some poor hapless droid, but I wanted to reimagine a moment from the original trilogy that really captured Fisher's feisty character!

This image is captioned "You gotta kill a lotta frogs to find your prince!" See other angles and closeups at Flickr. -Thanks, Iain!

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What's the Difference Between "Jr." and "II"?

We've all heard someone called so-and-so the second and others called blah-blah-blah Jr. but what makes someone a "Jr" as opposed to a "II"? Thanks to Mental Floss' Big Question, now we know. 

It seems a Jr. is generally the child of a living person they have been named for, while IIs, IIIs, IVs, etc. are all named for close relatives who may or may not still be alive. One particularly strange case that manages to combine both titles is that of George Foreman and his sons who are all named after him:

Of course, there’s always George Foreman, who has five sons named after himself. And since “Jr. Jr.” isn’t really a thing, George’s sons are George Edward Foreman Jr., George III, George IV, George V, and George VI. (Don’t worry; they all have nicknames.)

Learn more about jrs and IIs, including why women tend to not have these titles over at Mental Floss.


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Overflowing Glory Hole

The spillway at Lake Berryessa in California's Napa Valley works like a sink or tub overflow drain. It just automatically drains when the water level in the reservoir behind the Monticello Dam gets to a certain height. The locals call the round, accessible spillway the Glory Hole. Last week, after torrential rains, the water level got high enough to reach the Glory Hole for the first time in ten years -and this time, we have drones to record it. Bonus: AC/DC.

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The concrete funnel is 72 feet wide, and goes to work when the water reaches 440 feet above sea level. In the video, it is draining at about two million gallons a minute. In case you are wondering, here's what the Glory Hole looks like when the water level is low.  -via Digg


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Sleep Paralysis Sufferer Recreates His Nightmares In Photos

Suffering from sleep paralysis must be a terrifying experience, especially when the unfortunate soul first learns they have the disorder the hard way.

Sleep paralysis occurs when we're about to enter REM sleep- the body becomes paralyzed to prevent the dreamer from acting out their dreams, turning the whole experience of sleep into a waking nightmare. 

Photographer Nicolas Bruno has been suffering with sleep paralysis since he was 15 years old, and as a teenager he thought he was "possessed by demons".

Now that he knows better Nicolas wants to share his nightmares with us through his photos, recreating scenes that have played out in his mind while he dealt with having no control over his body.

“This project has gifted me a sense of who I am,” he said. “It gave me the strength to persevere in life, to create art and speak to people. It gifted me art, and I don’t know where I would be without it.”

See 22-Year-Old Man With Sleep Paralysis Recreates His Nightmares In Photos, And It's Terrifying here


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10 Shocking (Mis)Uses for Electricity

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During the 17th and 18th centuries, people knew electricity was the next big thing—they just weren’t sure how to use it. So they tried it all.

1. RUDIMENTARY DENTISTRY

For most of history, treating a toothache was a matter of tenacity and creativity. The Aztecs sought to stave off pain by eating chilis. Native Americans chewed on mistletoe berries. Ancient Scots wrapped caterpillars in cloth and tucked them near the ailing tooth. In 1700s pre-dentistry England, people simply had the tooth extracted—by barbers and blacksmiths. So it’s no wonder that, by the late 18th century, those suffering from dental laments didn’t think twice about trying an electric shock to the mouth. Doctors would take a metal wire, encased in glass or strung through a feather, and apply it to the throbbing molar. Unfortunately, the jolting pain offered no relief, making berries and caterpillars seem like a tea party.

2. HIGHLY UNETHICAL ENTERTAINMENT

In 1730, an Englishman named Stephen Gray realized that electricity moves through some objects (like metal or people) but not others (like rubber). Today, we know this as conductivity. To demonstrate the phenomenon, Gray built a harness out of silk cords and paid an orphan boy to be his guinea pig. He strapped the 47-pound boy to the silks, suspended him in midair like Superman for an audience, and gave him a charge with an electrostatic device. The boy appeared to acquire mystical powers: Small objects floated toward him. He could turn book pages without touching them. When people tried to poke him, sparks flew. Gray was awarded a medal for his experiments. But, presumably, not custody of any children.

3. SHOWING DEATH WHO’S BOSS

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How An Old Camera Flash Became The First Star Wars Lightsaber

Most people are familiar with the iconic look of the side mounted Graflex flash, the one that's always attached to those bellow-bodied folding Graflex cameras in old movies and TV shows.

This bright flash was often used as a comedic element, something that would blind the characters and deliver a laugh, but did you know it was also used to make movie history?

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This video by DigitalRev In-Focus reveals how crafty prop builders used the battery tube from the Graflex flash to create the iconic lightsaber Obi Wan passed on to Luke and inadvertantly made movie history.

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Seven New Exoplanets Discovered, Three Possibly Habitable

NASA has announced that the Spitzer Space Telescope had identified a dwarf star about 40 light years away, with seven Earth-size planets revolving around it. Three of those planets are in the habitable zone, meaning they have temperatures that could support liquid water and possibly sustain life. The star itself has been named TRAPPIST-1, and the planets are named the same, with letters appended to denote their position.

Using Spitzer data, the team precisely measured the sizes of the seven planets and developed first estimates of the masses of six of them, allowing their density to be estimated.

Based on their densities, all of the TRAPPIST-1 planets are likely to be rocky. Further observations will not only help determine whether they are rich in water, but also possibly reveal whether any could have liquid water on their surfaces. The mass of the seventh and farthest exoplanet has not yet been estimated – scientists believe it could be an icy, "snowball-like" world, but further observations are needed.

"The seven wonders of TRAPPIST-1 are the first Earth-size planets that have been found orbiting this kind of star," said Michael Gillon, lead author of the paper and the principal investigator of the TRAPPIST exoplanet survey at the University of Liege, Belgium. "It is also the best target yet for studying the atmospheres of potentially habitable, Earth-size worlds."

The planets revolve closer to their star than Earth to the sun, because TRAPPIST-1 is smaller and cooler than our sun. The planets are also fairly close to one another. Read more about the discovery at NASA, and at the website dedicated to TRAPPIST-1.  -via The Daily Dot


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Interesting Facts About The Secret Of NIMH

The Secret Of NIMH might not be Don Bluth's highest grossing film (that honor goes to Anastasia), nor is it his most popular film of all time (that's split between An American Tail and The Land Before Time).

But the animated adaptation of Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH was Don's first film after he, John Pomeroy and Gary Goldman left Disney in 1979 to form Don Bluth Productions, and it totally blew 80s kids away.

The Secret of NIMH had suspense, intrigue and mice in mortal danger. There were sword fights, an old wizard and a magic amulet, and the characters are so sympathetic viewers can't help but hiss at the wicked rats led by Jenner and root for the Brisby family.

Speaking of the Brisbys- their name in the book is "Frisby" but Wham-O, makers of the Frisbee, made them change the name because it was too similar.

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There's also the matter of Jenner's reluctant sidekick going nameless in the film, and since he's the one who puts an end to Jenner he deserves his name to be known, so here's to you Sullivan!

But what's up with the name NIMH? It stands for National Institute of Mental Health, which was only mentioned by the Farmer's Wife once in the film, but explains a lot about those rodents going psycho!

Read 12 Facts About 'The Secret Of NIMH' at mental_floss


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Meteor Mash! - Gotta Catch The Magic!


Meteor Mash! by miski

With a Clefairy on your squad, or even better a Clefable and a few Clefairies, you'll have the power of fairy magic at your disposal to take down your foes with a meteor mash! Clefables can be a bit hard to handle, and nobody loves playing tricks on a trainer more than the Clefairy, but with a little patience and understanding about their fairy ways you can train them to be the very best. Just keep your Clefairies and Clefable away from poison or steel type pocket monsters or you might be disappointed by the outcome...

Power up your boring wardrobe with this Meteor Mash! t-shirt by Miski, it's a brilliant way to show love for your favorite fairy type pocket monsters and is sure to get you lots of love from your fellow poke-fans.

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The Latest in Menstrual Products: Vaginal Glue

Wichita chiropractor Daniel Dopps has a patent and a website for a new menstrual product called Mensez. It a "Feminine Lip-Stick" use to seal the vagina until a convenient time. Women across the internet saw the obvious drawbacks of the idea and the marketing behind it.

An OB/GYN has more reasons why this is not a good idea. Mensez is not yet for sale, but the Facebook page for the product received such backlash that it was taken down. Still, one statement from Dr. Dopps was archived with a screenshot, which doesn't help his case at all. -via Metafilter

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The New McDonald's Straw Dedicated To Optimum Milkshake Consumption

McDonald's has always tried to personalize the experience of dining at their restaurants in every way possible, from the (formerly clowny) decor to the food packaging to the little golden arches on every napkin.

They even have the largest drinking straws in the fast food biz, which some people feel are partly responsible for the rise of obesity in America, and now McDonald's is about to make history again with their new S.T.R.A.W.

It stands for Suction Tube for Reverse Axial Withdrawal, and it's the most over-engineered straw ever created, made to optimize consumption of McDonald's new half-mint half-chocolate shake.

Since no-one wants their chocolate to mint ratio to be compromised by poor technology, mcdonald’s turned to two highly-qualified engineering firms, JACE and NK labs to create the STRAW.

The STRAW is a J-shaped, snorkel-like vessel that provides optimal flavor flow dynamics. the tube has side openings to suck in both layers at once, and is engineered to work just as well at the bottom of the shake as it did at the top.

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The fact that McDonald's hired two engineering firms to create a new milkshake straw may seem a bit crazy, but if you're a fan of milkshakes you know you wanna try one!

-Via Designboom

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The Han Solo Story

The next movie in the "A Star Wars Story" series will tell the adventures of Han Solo in his younger days. The yet-untitled film is expected to be in theaters on on May 25, 2018, although that may change. Principle photography began this week, and Disney/Lucasfilm has released details and a photograph of the cast.



The movie will star Alden Ehrenreich as Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca. The 6' 10" Suotamo played Peter Mayhew's body double in episodes VII and VIII. Mayhew may return for episode IX, depending on his health (he is 72). Suotamo posted a tribute to Mayhew on the official announcement of his Han Solo movie role.

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28 Facts about Internet Sensations

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Some things become memes because they are funny, others because they were an easy target, and sometimes the reason is completely incomprehensible. Of course, the easiest way to produce an internet sensation is to have a funny cat. In this the latest episode of the mental_floss List Show, Mike Rugnetta has story after story about internet memes and the people behind them.


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These Donuts Come With a Shot of Whiskey Inside

We've posted a lot of crazy donuts in the past, but we've never seen them with a shot of alcohol inside. You can get a hold of these boozy, sweet treats at Denver's Habit Doughnut Dispensary and you can choose any liqour inside including rum, whiskey and vodka. Popular combinations include the Plain Jane and Blazed infused with Fireball, the new French Toast with whiskey, the Carbon (chocolate and espresso) with Kahlua, and the signature Habit Jumbleberry with vodka.


The alcohol comes in a pipette shoved in the donut so you can inject it into your mouth directly or eat a drippy, bite of booze-filled donuts. Adding a shot to your donut only costs $2, or $24 for a dozen.

See more pictures of the awesome donut combos on Thrillist.

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Japanese Photographer Makes Action Figures Come To Life

Osaka photographer hotkenobi stages superhero action figures in comedy scenarios for our enjoyment. See characters from DC Comics, Marvel, and occasionally Star Wars interact with each other in a way you haven't seen before.



See a selection of hotkenobi's funniest images at TVOM.


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What Flight Attendants Wish Passengers Would Stop Doing

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We've all been on airplanes and been driven nuts by people behind us kicking seats, people next to us leaning into our seats and babies screaming for hours on end. But flight attendants fly every day and they not only see these rude behaviors but also ones that only they are aware of. So what drives them nuts? This Travel and Leisure article features answers from over 25 different flight attendants. A few obvious ones include not reading the menu and then expecting the flight attendant to explain every available beverage or not saying how you want your coffee prepared.

See what the other attendants hate here.


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The Pineapple Pizza Scandal

Pizza is pretty universal, but it varies from place to place. People will argue all day about pineapple pizza, which was developed not in Hawaii, but in Canada, which caused a small kerfuffle in that nation when President Guðni Jóhannesson of Iceland dissed pineapple pizza.

President Guoni Johannesson recently told a group of high school students during a Q&A that he was fundamentally opposed to pineapple on pizza — and that's not all. He went on to say if he could, he would ban pineapple as a pizza topping.

Johannesson clearly did not know his opinion would offend or even make the news. He responded on Facebook.

I like pineapples, just not on pizza. I do not have the power to make laws which forbid people to put pineapples on their pizza. I am glad that I do not hold such power. Presidents should not have unlimited power. I would not want to hold this position if I could pass laws forbidding that which I don´t like. I would not want to live in such a country. For pizzas, I recommend seafood.

Seafood? It's not all that uncommon on European pizzas, although it was pointed out that "fiskmeti" should have been translated as "fish" instead of seafood. Fish pizza? Like anchovies? Everyone has their own tastes. In Sweden, they use all kinds of fruit and other pizza toppings an American wouldn't consider. -via Metafilter

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Which topping should never appear on a pizza? You can select more than one.





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Stay In A Vacation State Of Mind With These Travel Themed NeatoShop T-Shirts

Travel Quote by Early Kirky

Everyone wishes they could vacation forever, roaming where they want to even if that means roaming around the world.

But between our jobs, domestic responsibilities and limited funding the dream of vacationing forever must forever remain a dream...or does it?

If you wear a vacation-themed t-shirt from the NeatoShop the travel fun never has to end, and now until February 26th all shirts in the shop are up to 20% off!

Vacationing is usually all about the destination

Titan Island by Andriu

And all about doing something you love somewhere you've never been before

Gorn Fishin' by Captain RibMan

But vacationing is ultimately all about being in a vacation state of mind!

Destination Unknown by SGMStudios

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Competitive Eating in the 17th Century

Competitive eating has been described as a particularly American thing, but showing off how much one can consume did not originate in the U.S. Nicholas Wood, the Great Eater of Kent, was a 17th-century Englishman who would demonstrate astounding gastronomic feats, often on a bet, and was sponsored for a time by poet John Taylor.

Wood was a self-made farmer when Taylor found him, but the Great Eater had already gained a reputation as a nearly superhuman feaster. Wood made a name for himself as a glutton by performing feats of feasting at fairs and festivals, as well as by taking part in dares and wagers with nobles. As recounted in Jan Bondeson’s book, The Two-Headed Boy, and Other Medical Marvels, Wood had, at various times, devoured such incredible meals as seven-dozen rabbits in one sitting, or an entire dinner feast intended for eight people.

Wood didn't care much about what he was dared to eat, and at various times consumed an entire mutton shoulder (bones included), a dozen loaves of bread soaked in ale, and 60 eggs. Read about the Great Eater of Kent at Atlas Obscura.


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Holy Sheep - Keep Your Mouth Clean And Your Thoughts Dirty


Holy sheep by NemiMakeit

They said "thou shalt not cuss or use foul language" and thus the Holy Sheep was born, replacing our improper slogan with one that conjures up a funny image. But it also seems to make sense if you think about it- the shepherd, the lambs and the sheep, all common symbols for the faithful, and thus not so far fetched when you say "blessed be the sheep". But wouldn't you rather be the shepherd than the sheep? Or maybe the black sheep who refuses to be herded, the one who uses that other word instead of sheep that seems to burn the ears of the polite so badly...

Declare your individual sense of style with this Holy Sheep t-shirt by NemiMakeit, it's a darn good way to make people smile wherever you go without the use of foul language!

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14 Facts You May Not Know About Johnny Carson

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.

Incredible as it may seem to all of us Johnny Carson fans, it has now been 25 years since Johnny Carson last hosted The Tonight Show. On May 22, 1992, Johnny hosted his 4,531st and final Tonight Show. As over 50 million viewers tuned in, there were no guests that night, and Johnny sat alone on a stool and conducted a retrospective hour and said a heartfelt final goodbye to his fans.

Since Johnny's retirement, as all the other talk show hosts will freely admit, Johnny has been irreplaceable and remains the #1 most beloved talk show host in the history of television. Let's take a look at a few little-known facts about Johnny Carson.
      
1. He started out in show business as a magician, calling himself "the great Carsoni."

2. Early in his career, Johnny also worked as a ventriloquist. His dummy's name was "Eddie."

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Rare Photos Of Jean-Michel Basquiat Before He Was Famous

Jean-Michel Basquiat didn't live long enough to see how his loose, abstract style would inspire artists to make a beautiful mess, nor did he get to see the awesome movie about him starring Jeffrey Wright.

But while he lived he saw damn near every side of life in NYC, from squatting in abandoned buildings with junkies to living the lush life with wealthy patrons in artists' lofts and penthouses.

Basquiat saw so much more than other young people, and his vision made him famous once he started sharing it with us all through his paintings.

These rare photos were taken by his girlfriend Alexis Adler in the East Village apartment they shared in 1979, at a time when young Basquiat was still free- free from fame, free from drugs, and free to really enjoy life.

See Rare Photos Of A Young Basquiat In His East Village Home here


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Pix2pix Tensorflow Artificial Image Creation

Christopher Hesse created a way for internet users to experiment with artificial intelligence-created images. The idea is that you draw an outline, and the machine uses the info that it already knows to create your image. There are four generators, each with their own database of information: facades, cats, shoes, and handbags. This is an example from the facades generator.



Pretty neat, huh? What could possibly go wrong? Well, what happened was that, internet users being who they are, everyone wanted to use the cat generator, which uses a database of about 2,000 cat images. This is what happens when you draw a fairly good cat.



And this is what happens when you draw a not-so-good outline of a cat. I drew this.



But not everyone drew a regular everyday cat. That's when it gets horrifying.

Some folks drew things other than cats.

-via Metafilter, where you'll find links to more examples. Try it yourself!


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A Brave Soul From Saskatchewan Wore JNCO Jeans For Seven Days To Find Himself

JNCO took the fashion world by storm in the 90s by making ridiculously baggy jeans with the widest legs ever produced, which made them extra floppy, saggy and often made them look like an ankle length skirt.

With JNCO set to bring big legs back to the jeans scene VICE writer Devin Pacholik decided to see what he missed by not owning a pair of JNCO jeans in the 90s- so he bought a pair and wore them for a week straight.

Devin wore them to the symphony, the mall, while giving an university lecture, while hanging out with friends, while performing at a podcast taping attended by 200 people and out on a date with his wife.

After each event Devin asked people for feedback on his big, bold fashion statement and they told him things like "these are literally the worst things I've ever seen", "I thought you were going to kill me" and "I love them, I have the same ones".  

And through it all Devin learned about trends, unwanted attention and the folly of using too much fabric to make a pair of jeans.

Read I Wore JNCO Jeans For Seven Days To Find Myself here


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An Honest Trailer for the Oscars 2017

Oscar season is here, and Screen Junkies is taking the opportunity to give us a mini-honest synopsis of each of the nine films nominated for Best Picture. There's a couple of historical dramas, a war movie, a coming-of-age story, a musical, some love stories, and even a science fiction film represented. They each gets theirs in this Honest Trailer. Sadly, Deadpool is not among them.  

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They also take some jabs at the Oscars themselves. The Academy Awards ceremony is this Sunday night.


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A Camera Lens Made From 32,000 Drinking Straws

Photographers have always known they don't need fancy equipment to take a picture, because many early cameras were nothing more than a box with a hole in it and a glass plate covered with emulsion inside.

So when shutterbugs make their own cameras it's so they can take an unique image with their handmade creation, one that can't be taken or replicated with a normal camera.

That search for an unique image is what led Mich Farrell and Cliff Haynes to combine 32,000 drinking straws into an unusual analog "Straw Camera" that takes the most unusual photos.

Here's an explanation of how their straw camera works:

The straw camera measures 20 x 24 inch, and the two artists have experimented to produce black and white, color, and negative images. They also explored the use of corrugated plastic instead of straws, to achieve a more even effect.

Haynes explains that the straws have a ‘raw’ f stop, where a 254mm long, 22mm wide straw gives an aperture of about f127, which they used as a starting point for exposure. Each straw has its own density and hue, and the analogue creation gives a straight indexical rendering of whatever is placed directly in front of it.


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