The Texting Hat

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The Texting Hat is a wonderful new invention that creates the illusion that you are engaged with the person with you in real life, while you’re texting someone else. Eye contact has never been easier- and it’s a great excuse to take more selfies, too! Soon to be seen everywhere, but if you’re texting, you probably won’t actually see them yourself. -via the Presurfer


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Neatly Arranged Food Color Gradients

Brittany Wright, a photographer in Seattle, thinks of food as an art form--for both the eyes and the mouth. One of her recent explorations of this field includes arranging foods from her garden and grocery into assemblies sorted by color gradient. Each edible canvas is a smooth blend of colors, from light to dark. You can track her progress in the series on Instagram.

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10 Mind Blowing Facts About AKIRA

No animated feature ever made can compare to AKIRA in terms of illustrative detail, mature storyline and originality.

Now that might just be my humble opinion, but it’s an opinion shared by many fans of animation (and more specifically anime), and AKIRA has become much more than just a fine example of early anime- it has become the standard by which an animated feature’s style and story are judged.

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Katsuhiro Otomo created the AKIRA manga as homage to artist Mitsuteru Yokoyama, but by the time it made it to the big screen it had definitely taken on a life of its own, 160,000 single shots of vibrant, animated life.

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Bulldog Loves his Pool

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Gus the bulldog is so happy to have a pool that he wants to take it inside with him! That way, he can enjoy it anytime he wants. See the gif version here. Then we find out that Gus’ indoor pool didn’t last all that long; see what happened in a video recorded three days later. -via reddit

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VOLDY - Don't Fear The Creeper


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Voldemort has a face even a mother can't love, with disgusting dementor breath to match. You're not supposed to say his name out loud, so Harry has taken to calling him Voldy, which doesn't sit well with ol' noseless. He wants the whole world to OBEY his every wretched whim and dark desire, but it's hard to take the guy seriously when he gets so upset about being called Voldy!

Conjure up some smiles with this VOLDY t-shirt by Ikado, it's guaranteed to put a smile on the face of every Potter head you know!

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Huge Fried Eggs Fill a City Plaza

Dutch artist Henk Hofstra is known for his huge public installations, such as when he turned a city street into a river by painting it blue. In 2010, he created this massive work that Eugene of My Modern Met describes as "if God threw giant eggs down at us." It's called Art Eggcident and was placed in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden. It's not an act of serious commentary, but a joke based on a Dutch expression. Hofstra explains:

What was your inspiration for the "Art Eggcident" project?

There's a Dutch expression: "To lay down the first egg, you have to start with the first egg." In the city of Leeuwarden people talked a lot about what to do with Zaailand. It's one of the biggest city squares in Holland. There were a lot of plans for it, but nobody started. That's why I started with the first egg (and several more) and made them huge.

What kind of reactions did you get from people?

I had a lot of reactions. Off course, the reactions were not always the same. Some people liked it very much, some people didn't. When it was ready for a couple of hours 80 % was negative, just a few weeks later 80 % was positive. The surrounding shops were very positive because it attracted a lot of tourists and they sold more than otherwise.

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This Banana Night Light is SO A-Peelin'!

Banana night light

See what I did there...in the headline? It says "a-peelin'" and it's a BANANA, because bananas have PEELS. Ok, ok, sorry. It could have been worse, I could have said, "Go Bananas For This Night Light!" or "This Night Light is PEELY Awesome!" 

In any event, this battery-powered Banana Night Light IS quite cool. It's available at Firebox for ~$20.


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Pass the Salt

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Mom and Dad don’t think much of their sons using their phones at the dinner table. Dad has his own way of stopping all that, without raising his voice. I remember having to put my foot down about devices used during a family dinner, when the kids were a bit younger. Now family dinners are rare because the kids have other places to be. I can’t complain, though, as it gets me out of cooking. It would be different if we had sons at home, because teenage boys don’t want to miss an opportunity to eat. -via Viral Viral Videos


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Check Out the Name of This Park in Toronto

This is a screenshot from Google Maps. It's not an error. This city park in Toronto is actually named the Main Sewage Treatment Playground. What fun things can you do at a place named "Main Sewage Treatment"? You can play baseball, rugby, ride a skateboard in its skating bowl, or ride a bike on the trail.

From Google Street View, it looks pretty. Let's go!

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New Chocolate Bar Has 7 Different Kinds of Filling

Cadbury has produced a new chocolate bar that will contain no fewer than 7 different flavors inside its chocolate blisters. They are solid chocolate, caramel, almond, fruit and nut, Oreo, almond butter, and Turkish delight. It's called the Dairy Milk Spectacular 7. Food artist Prudence Staite helped Cadbury design this ingenious candy bar.

You won't be able to buy it in stores. Cadbury is making only 50 of them, which will be prizes in a contest available to residents of the United Kingdom.

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Disney's Descendants

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The Disney Channel has taken niche marketing and TV tropes to the next level in a new movie called Descendants. The tropes: make everyone a teenager, recycle classic characters from Disney princess films, make them “next generation,” slot them into stereotypical cliques, and give them a high school soap opera plot. Oh, and of course, the trope of redoing fairy tales in live action format. In Descendants, the children of Disney princesses and villains are all the same age and go to school together. When the “good kids” meet the “bad kids,” it upsets the natural order of things.

I have a feeling that viewers will be rooting for the more interesting bad kids. Disney apparently thinks so, too, as they have a video profile of each “villain kid” on the movie's YouTube channel. From comments I’ve seen, there’s bold dividing line by age between those who are excited to see this movie and those who expect a train wreck. Oh, and there are comparisons with Ever After High, which is a toy franchise based on the same idea, that spawned a webseries. Buzzfeed has pictures and a profile of each character.


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What Game Of Thrones Characters Should Look Like, According To The Books

The makers of Game Of Thrones have tried to stay as faithful to George R. R. Martin's books as possible, but some changes simply must be made when a book is translated into a visual medium.

Characters are often changed to make them, and their appearance, more visually appealing to viewers, which is why that imp Tyrion Lannister is still a sympathetic character:

“Tyrion’s fingers went to the great gash that ran from above one eye down to his jaw, across what remained of his nose. The proud flesh was still raw and warm to the touch.” —A Storm of Swords

And some characters have their overall look radically altered just so their flamboyant style will flow with the overall color scheme of the show, such as the radical decolorization of Daario Naharis:


“Daario Naharis was flamboyant even for a Tyroshi. His beard was cut into three prongs and dyed blue, the same color as his eyes and the curly hair that fell to his collar. His pointed mustachios were painted gold. His clothes were all shades of yellow; a foam of Myrish lace the color of butter spilled from his collar and cuffs, his doublet was sewn with brass medallions in the shape of dandelions, and ornamental goldwork crawled up his high leather boots to his thighs.” —A Storm of Swords

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Trapped Snake Thanks Its Rescuers


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When people rescue animals, sometimes the animals express their gratitude toward their benefactors. We've previously seen this with a dog, a dolphin, and a sea turtle. And now we can see this expression of thanks from a snake.

Two teenage boys in the US found a snake trapped in a net. They patiently cut it free with a knife. When the snake was free, it regurgitated a whole frog that it had swallowed. It was surely a gift offered to the boys to repay them for their kindness. Unfortunately, the video ends before the boys partake of their reward.

Content warning: a lot of foul language.

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Whodunit: Bye-Bye Bully

The following is a Whodunit by Hy ConradThese mysteries are from The Little Giant® Book of Whodunits by Hy Conrad and Matt LaFleur. Can you solve the mystery before you read the solution?

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A lot of towns have their neighborhood bullies. But few neighborhood bullies were as hated as Pete Weider of Cozy Heights and, luckily for the crime statistics, even fewer wound up like Peter.

A passing patrol car heard the screams and responded immediately. They found the burly corpse in his own backyard, with multiple stab wounds. There were signs of a struggle, and blood was everywhere around the fenced-in yard. The officers immediately went to question the neighbors and were surprised to discover that not a single one had heard or seen a thing.

"They're lying, of course," the homicide captain said when he heard the news. At least three men on the block had been outside when the murder occurred and the captain insisted on talking to them as soon as possible.

Blake Fromm had just finished painting his porch when the captain approached. A young, genial man, Blake wiped his hands on his nearly spotless jeans before shaking hands. The captain immediately noticed the cassette player on Blake's belt and the earphones draped around his neck. 'I've been outside all morning. The porch ceiling took forever. Pete lives two doors away. I really didn't hear or see anything," he added apologetically.

Nelson Olson had been in his garden, right next door to the victim's yard. "I was in and out of the house. Weeding. Planting bulbs for the fall." There was dirt on his hands and under his nails. "Inside, I had the air conditioner cranked up. It all must have happened when I was indoors. Sorry."

Kenny Kitchner's story was even less plausible. "I was on a ladder, washing my windows," the paunchy, middle-aged man admitted. His T-shirt was still wet. The captain could see that Kenny's yard overlooked the victim's. "I never looked over into Pete Weider's yard, nor did I hear anything. I had other things on my mind."

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Finn The Punisher - The Bloodshed Never Ends In The Candy Kingdom


Finn The Punisher by B4DW0LF

Finn was a reasonable fellow, and he tried to keep a level head despite all the apocalyptic madness that surrounded him, but when the villainous Ice King killed Finn's brother Jake the kid gloves came off. The adventure had taken a dark turn, and in no time Finn went from valiant warrior to bloodthirsty vigilante. With his weapon designer BMO by his side and a massive arsenal of automatic weaponry on his back, Finn the Punisher prepared to storm the Ice King's frozen castle...

Add some dark animated adventure to your geeky wardrobe with this Finn The Punisher t-shirt by B4DW0LF, it's the stylin' way to show love for cartoons and comics at the same time!

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Baby Elephant Seal Cuddles with Woman

At a mere 200 pounds, this elephant seal is just a little baby. He's been abandoned by his mama, so he's eager for some snuggling. Charlene Fritz, a tourist from Canada, was glad to provide it. While she visited Snow Hill Island off the coast of Antarctica, the little seal crawled over to her and climbed on of her lap.


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A Bowl Made of Melted Little Plastic Army Men

Plastic Army Men DIY bowl

By laying down a bunch of little plastic Army men toys in a stainless steel bowl, Instructables user N36 melted together a whole new bowl! 

bowl of Army men

These gun-toting military men have a new directive: Hold some fruit! 

YESSIR!!

Fruit bowl

Learn how to make one for yourself over at Instructables.

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World Record for the Rubik's Cube Now Stands at 5.25 Seconds

That's all the time that 17-year old Collin Burns needed to solve a 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube. He did so at a competition at Central Bucks West High School in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. This broke a previous world record of 5.55 seconds.

It's a very casual scene. People are playfully milling about, unaware that someone is about to perform an astonishing feat. Burns checks out the cube for a few seconds and places it on the table. When he picks it up, the clock starts.


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Smell-O-Vision: That Movie Really Did Stink!

The following is an article from the book Uncle John’s Perpetually Pleasing Bathroom Reader.

Hollywood has produced a lot of bad movies over the years, but most of the time when we say we saw a real “stinker,” we don’t mean it literally. Most of the time. Behold the wonder of Smell-O-Vison.

DOCTOR NO(SE)

Dr. Hans Laube was a Swiss inventor who designed machinery that removed stale, bad-smelling air from theaters and auditoriums in the late 1930s. Or at least that’s what he did until it dawned on him that it should also be possible to reverse the process and inject pleasing odors into large enclosed spaces. Not long after that, he developed a system that piped artificial scents through a network of tubes to the back of every individual seat in a movie theater, releasing them into the air just a few feet away from the nose of every person in the audience.

Laube called his invention “Scentovision.” To demonstrate it, he produced a 35-minute film that he called Mein Traum, or “My Dream,” and presented it at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York. Mein Traum’s scenes were timed to Scentovision’s smells: When roses appeared on-screen, the projectionist manually released the scent of rose oil into the theater; in other scenes, viewers were treated to snootfuls of peaches, burning incense, frying bacon, fresh-cut hay, and hot tar.

FATHER AND SON

Laube hoped to interest theater owners in outfitting their movie houses with Scentovision, but there were no takers. A decade after the stock market crash of 1929, the United States was still mired in the Great Depression, and theater owners had their hands full just keeping their doors open. Scentovision faded away and remained forgotten for nearly 20 years.

That it re-emerged at all was thanks to Broadway producer Mike Todd Sr. and his son, Mike Jr. The two of them had attended a screening of Mein Traum at the World’s Fair in 1939. When the elder Todd branched out into motion pictures in the 1950s, he remembered Scentovision and was intrigued by the idea of making Hollywood’s first “smellies.” But he died in a plane crash in 1958 before he could bring his plans to fruition. (Does his name sound familiar? Todd was Elizabeth Taylor’s third husband.)

BY ANY OTHER NAME

 

Mike Jr. took over the reins after his father’s death and hired Hans Laube to come up with an improved version of Scentovision.

Laube’s original system had relied on projectionists to release the smells in the proper order at the proper times. To eliminate human error, he came up with something he called a “Smell Brain” to release the odors automatically: Bottles containing the scents were loaded into a rotating drum in the order that they were to be released into the theater. A “smell track” similar to a soundtrack used electromagnetic cues to tell the Smell Brain when to release each scent. As soon as one was discharged, the drum advanced the next bottle into position to await the next electromagnetic cue. Puffs of fresh air and even chemical deodorants could be released into the theater between smells to act as nasal palate cleansers.

Todd insisted on one more improvement: Laube’s invention had to be renamed. Convinced that the nickname “smell-o-vision” was inevitable, he wanted “to get the jump on those who will call it that anyway,” and Scentovision became Smell-O-Vision. The new name wasn’t nearly as classy as the old one, but so what? “I don’t understand how you can be ‘dignified’ about a process that injects smells into a theater,” Todd said.

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"Finally--A Question about Something Important": Stephen Hawking on the Boy Band One Direction


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On Saturday night, Professor Stephen Hawking took questions from an audience in the Sydney Opera House. The acclaimed physicist addressed an important issue: the abrupt and wrenching depature of singer Zayn Malik from the boy band One Direction. BuzzFeed quotes the questioner:

What do you think is the cosmological effect of Zayn leaving One Direction and consequently breaking the hearts of millions of teenage girls across the world?


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Prof. Hawking responded perfectly:

“Finally, a question about something important,” he said.

“My advice to any heartbroken young girl is to pay close attention to the study of theoretical physics. Because one day there may well be proof of multiple universes.”

“It would not be beyond the realms of possibility that somewhere outside of our own universe lies another different universe.”

“And in that universe, Zayn is still in One Direction.”

It got better still for the questioner. “This girl may like to know that in another possible universe, she and Zayn are happily married,” Hawking added.

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Disabled Student Piggybacked to School For Three Years by Friend

Friend helping a friend

For the past three years, 18-year old Chinese student Xie Xu has been voluntarily carrying his 19-year-old classmate Zhang Chi to school and back. Zhang Chi's muscles are weakened by muscular dystrophy which makes it difficult for him to get around by himself. Xie made the decision to help his friend after watching him struggle to get to class.

The two have never missed a day of school and are top students. 

Read more of story over at The Telegraph.

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Priceless Headlines

Layout editors have an important job to do, but rarely have the time to do it properly, since deadlines get stretched to the last second. Even worse, many newspapers just do without a qualified layout editor these days. This can lead to unexpected consequences when no one checks for headline juxtaposition. In this case, the run-un headlines are more interesting than the actual stories. Found at Bad Newspaper.


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Mickeal Delalande’s Delicate Wire Sculptures

Mickael Delalande is an artist and graphic designer in France. He makes wire sculptures that look like animals and household objects. They often create the impressions of wire frames around more solid objects—like we’re living inside a 3d modeling program.

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You Can Now Rent Goats On Amazon

No one likes yardwork and chemical weed killers tend to be terrible for the environment. That's why goat rental has become a popular alternative for clearing large swatches of land. While we previously covered this trend, it was still sort of a fringe service that wasn't available commercially in many areas. 

But all that's changing thanks to Amazon's new service section which was recently launched. The company offers all the usual local services like plumbing, home cleaning, computer repair, but they also offer two unusual options in their "other" category, namely goat grazing and silk aerialists

So next time you're planning a big party in the middle of an unkempt field, just head to Amazon and rent a goat to clear out the space and a silk performer to entertain your guests. If you time things just right maybe your guests will get to enjoy a goats-only petting zoo too.

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Sleeping In

(Chris Hallbeck/Minimumble)

Having more to do doesn't encourage me to get up earlier. In fact, if you have a lot to do, then you'll need plenty of energy for the work. That means getting enough sleep to do the job. So this part of the day is really just preparing for the work that happens later.


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The Empire Loves Balloons - A Force For Fun


The Empire Loves Balloons by Jeremy Hawkins

When the Empire decides to throw a party they stock plenty of Sith coolers, some tasty Darth chocolate cakes and, of course, plenty of colorful balloons! You can't see his reaction because he's got a helmet on, but Lord Vader absolutely adores balloons- he likes to suck the helium out of them and talk with a funny voice, he loves to rub them on wookiees and watch the static cling make their fur stand up straight, and he absolute adores popping them behind unwitting clone troopers, making them scream with surprise!

Become the life of the geeky party wherever you go with this The Empire Loves Balloons t-shirt by Jeremy Hawkins, it's a colorful way to get geared up for movie night!

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Beautiful Jewelry Inspired by the Houses and Characters Of Game of Thrones



Rana Levy is not only a student majoring in physics and mathematics, she's also the owner of Daedra Jewelry. Under that name she creates these lovely, crystal adorned rings, lockets and necklaces inspired by Game of Thrones, Lord of the RingsElder Scrolls and The Hobbit. The metals have an antique look and are embellished with ornate detail.

Visit Levy's online store to check out her selection of beautiful baubles. 

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Best Astronaut Portrait Ever

Leland Devon Melvin posed for his official NASA portrait with his dogs Jake and Scout! You can see they were excited about it. More pictures were taken after the dogs calmed down. Melvin was an NFL player until injuries ended his career, then an astronaut, flying on two shuttle missions to the ISS, until hearing failure grounded him. Melvin still works with NASA, and with several organizations to promote STEM education. Besides all that, he’s a photographer, snowboarder, and dog lover. -via Daily of the Day

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Uncover The Mysteries Of Gravity Falls

If you’re a cartoon fan who hasn't watched the newish animated series Gravity Falls it’s probably because you either haven’t heard of it, or you decided to pass because it airs on Disney XD.

Either way, all you toonheads out there owe it to yourselves to check out Gravity Falls, because it’s amazing on so many levels!

If you’re a fan of the show then you know awesome stuff happens in Gravity Falls, like Neil DeGrasse Tyson lending his voice to Waddles The Pig for one very special episode, not to mention Summerween.

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But even the most diehard fan can learn plenty of stuff about their favorite cryptozoic conspiracy themed cartoon show in a mental_floss article entitled 14 Fun Facts About Gravity Falls.

Want to discover the origin story of main characters Mabel (based on creator Alex Hirsch’s twin sister) and the grumbly Grunkle Stan (based on Alex’s grandpa Stan)? Don't be afraid to learn the truth, read on and discover what lurks behind the scenes of Gravity Falls!

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New Classes Help Toddlers Prepare for That All-Important Nursery School Interview

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Yoyo Chan is one and a half years old. She has a big task ahead of her: nailing the nursery school interview. Doing so can get her into the best nursery school, which can lead to the best kindergarten, then elmentary school, and, eventually, the best medical school.

It all comes down to now. Focus, Yoyo. Focus.

In Hong Kong, many parents want their kids to offer their best at the competitive nursery school interview process. A dozen openings at a top school can lead to a thousand applications. So some companies now offer to train toddlers to perform better than their competitors during the interviews. Helier Cheung reports for the BBC:

At interview class, Yoyo is asked to greet the tutor and introduce herself. The tutor then asks her to complete a number of tasks, including building a house with bricks, drawing a picture, sticking two felt eyes in the right position on a felt face, and identifying pieces of fruit.

A little shy to begin with, Yoyo quickly warms up and appears to enjoy the tasks and playing with the toys.

"These classes and interviews can be hard work," says her mother, Emma. "But I do want her to be prepared. Most parents want their child to have a good start."

One nursery Emma is keen on had more than 100 interviewees for just nine places, so she'll do whatever she can to increase her daughter's chances of success.

Yoyo's younger brother, still a baby, will begin interview classes in a few months, she says - when he's about eight months old.

-via Dave Barry

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