Hoodie Weather - That Cackling Bonehead Should Cover His Ugly Mug More Often!


Hoodie Weather by Ed Harrington

It's starting to feel a bit nippy on Eternia right about now, and even though the planet's extra yoked denizens tend to run hot even they need to shield their bulging muscles from the cold. But Skeletor seems to have some sort of magical aura protecting him from the cold, and yet the one part of his body that always gets cold is his bony head, so he has taken to cinching up his wicked wizard's hood when his teeth start to chatter. However, he may want to consider cutting some eye holes in that thing or he'll never see He-Man coming!

Dress appropriately geeky for the season with this Hoodie Weather t-shirt by Ed Harrington, it's sure to make people grin wherever you go!

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OK Go Dancing with 567 Printers

OK Go has a new song. For this group, the song itself is pretty much an extraneous detail, just a reason to put together an innovative video that will make people say, "How'd they do that?" The gimmick of this one is printers, which they use for intricately-programmed background choreography. The video comes with a warning for those susceptible to seizures due to flashing lights, and a recommendation to watch it in high definition.   

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Watch this, and think about all the trouble you've have with printers in your life. It's a miracle the paper feeds worked as well as they did. Oh, yeah, the name of the song is "Obsession." It's a pretty good song, but like their other songs, overwhelmed by the visuals. -via reddit 

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Monet: A Brilliant Perspective

Claude Monet changed the way people see the world -even when he could no longer see it himself.

As the sun rose over Giverny, France, a gardener paddled a small boat out into Claude Monet’s backyard pond. Then, he began gently submerging lily pads into the water one by one, washing away any dust that had accumulated overnight. Monet watched from the bank, his palette in hand. He was ready to begin the day’s work, but first, as always, he insisted that the lilies be properly dusted.

Monet was captivated by his pond: the distorted reflections on the surface, the swirling weeds below, the way the light played on it all. He hadn’t always paid it so much attention. At first, he said, “I grew [water lilies] without thinking of painting them … then, all of a sudden, I had the revelation of the enchantment of my pond. I took up my palette.”

Now in his mid-70s, the renowned painter had already been attempting to capture the scene for more than a decade when he struck upon an idea in 1914: giant, wall-sized paintings that would fill an entire room, giving “the illusion of an endless whole, of a wave with no horizon and no shore.” But making his vision a reality would be a race against time. The artist was going blind.

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One Last Look

Crew members Danielle and Graeme of the Queensland Ambulance Service in Australia reported a detour they took on the way to deliver a patient to hospice care. From the Facebook post:   

A crew were transporting a patient to the palliative care unit of the local Hospital and the patient expressed that she just wished she could be at the beach again.Above and beyond,the crew took a small diversion to the awesome beach at Hervey Bay to give the patient this opportunity – tears were shed and the patient felt very happy.
Sometimes it is not the drugs/training/skills – sometimes all you need is empathy to make a difference!

It's not the first time the ambulance service has granted a last wish. The top-rated comment underneath from Darren Booker is also worth sharing.

Years ago a fellow crew member and I had a situation where the patient was taking her last ride home. She asked to see the beach one last time. After going tthe beach and opening the rear door, we asked her if would like an ice cream, to which she replied yes with a giggle of delight. A short time later the hardly licked ice cream fell to the floor. The patient had passed away. As she lay there still smiling at the last view that she ever saw, we had a minutes silence for her. Although the memory is an old one, it is still vivid. Great work by this crew, well done guys and girls.

-via Buzzfeed 

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The Holidays Are Hell For Walnuts In Nutty Christmas

The holidays can get a bit nutty even if you don't have a large family and a gang of in-laws flying in from all over the country, but no matter how crazy the holidays get for humans they're far more horrible for sentient walnuts.

They can walk, they have faces and arms and sometimes they can talk, too, and yet people still use their nutcrackers on them, cracking them open and devouring their tasty meat like they would any ordinary non-walking walnut.

The thing is- ordinary walnuts don't emote while they're being cracked open, and they can't scream...

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Nutty Christmas is a cracking good animated short created by Ringling College of Art and Design students Kyoyoung Na and Yoon-Sun Hyun which will definitely get you in the spirit of the season!


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The Story Behind The Disaster Artist

The Disaster Artist is a movie opening December 1, based on a book about the experience of making a very bad movie. Tom Wiseau's opus The Room premiered in 2003 and proved to be so poorly made that a film buff (Michael Rousselet) made all his friends go see it. Word spread, and eventually it became a phenomena in the vein of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. A writer (Tom Bissell) was fascinated and convinced Harper's Magazine to let him write an article on The Room. Meanwhile, Greg Sestero, who played Mark (Oh, hi Mark) in the film, was considering writing a book, and teamed up with Bissell. Also meanwhile, Simon & Schuster, whose vice-president was a fan of The Room, was trying to get a book deal with Tommy Wiseau. That didn't work out, but Sestero's book, The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside ‘The Room,’ the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made, did.      

Three weeks after his book came out, Sestero remembered, Bernstein called to tell him that Franco and Seth Rogen were interested in turning The Disaster Artist into a movie. “My mind was blown,” Sestero said. After all, even before the memoir was written, he’d told Bissell that he wanted it to become a film in the vein of Ed Wood.

Sestero and Wiseau soon joined Franco on a conference call. Sestero recalled Wiseau asking Franco, “What is your vision?” Wiseau also emphatically suggested that he should be played by Johnny Depp. When an amused Franco softly shot him down by explaining that Depp was one of the biggest actors in the world, Wiseau responded with this: “So what? You will try even harder.”

But Franco wanted the role. He is also the producer and director of The Disaster Artist. Read the fascinating story of how a series of improbable events coalesced to produce The Disaster Artist, told by those who lived the story, at The Ringer. -via Digg


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This 2000-lb Sculpture Was Made To Be Moved With One Fingertip

Modern sculptors who create massive public art pieces have a hard time moving their works across town to the display site without using heavy equipment and a crew of individuals with strong backs.

Which is why it's hard for modern people to imagine how the ancient residents of Easter Island moved those massive Moai heads from one side of the island to the other without the aid of machines.

This question of how ancient people moved massive stuff prompted students at MIT to build the McKnelly Megalith to prove how easy it can be to move a massive object with a minimal amount of force:

The structure was built over the course of a few weeks using fiber-glass enforced concrete and a soft foam core. At 2000 pounds, it’s considerably lighter than the 82-ton Moai of Easter Island, but the fact that it can be adjusted with just the push of a finger is still an extraordinary feat. 

Megaliths like MIT’s structure and the Easter Island statues are specially designed to be rolled or shimmied across long distances using carefully calculated movements. As long as the center of the object’s mass is positioned in just the right place, it should be able to be moved with relative ease regardless of its weight.

The way this method could have been used on Easter Island close to 1000 years ago is detailed on MIT Architecture’s website: "In a similar manner to how one might shimmy a refrigerator into place, the Moai were pulled back and forth by ropes, employing momentum to transport these unwieldy megaliths. This (re)discovery brings new meaning to the folklore that the statues 'walked themselves.'"

MIT’s megalith was erected in a similar fashion. At a rate of about 300 feet per hour, a small team teetered the piece to its final position and then hoisted it upright using a rope.

The Math Behind the McKnelly Megalith from matter design on Vimeo.

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14 Moving Facts About Planes, Trains and Automobiles

There are few feature films specifically about Thanksgiving, the best of which is the 1987 film Planes, Trains and Automobiles. It stars Steve Martin  as a businessman trying to get home for the holiday and John Candy as the goof trying to help him. Meanwhile, everything about their trip goes wrong. It was sort of based on a true story.

1. JOHN HUGHES ONCE HAD A HELLISH TRIP TRYING TO GET FROM NEW YORK CITY TO CHICAGO.

Before he became a screenwriter, Hughes used to work as a copywriter for the Leo Burnett advertising agency in Chicago. One day he had an 11 a.m. presentation scheduled in New York City on a Wednesday, and planned to return home on a 5 p.m. flight. Winter winds forced all flights to Chicago to be canceled that night, so he stayed in a hotel. A snowstorm in Chicago the next day continued the delays. The plane he eventually got on ended up being diverted to Denver. Then Phoenix. Hughes didn’t make it back until Monday. Experiencing such a hellish trip might explain how Hughes managed to write the first 60 pages of Planes, Trains and Automobiles in just six hours.

6. IT WAS ALL MEANT TO BE SHOT IN CHICAGO, BUT THERE WASN’T ENOUGH SNOW.

Some exterior scenes were filmed in Buffalo, New York. Martin said that the cast and crew pretty much lived the plot of the movie. “As we would shoot, we were hopping planes, trains, and automobiles, trying to find snow.”

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The Muppets Join Dick Cavett for Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving episode of The Dick Cavett Show in 1971 featured Jim Henson and his Muppets through the whole show. This clip has Cavett's monologue, some ads from 1971, a musical number, and an interview with Henson at nine minutes in.

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The Circle In The Lid Of Glad Containers Was Put There For A Reason

Have you ever looked at the plastic food containers in your kitchen, and more specifically the lids to those containers, and thought there might be more to them than you know?

Well if you've had that thought specifically about those Glad containers with the raised circular section on the lid you were on to something- because they're made to hold containers for sauces and condiments.

Twitter user mamagraciee blew the internet's collective mind when she showed the lids being used to hold sauce and condiments, giving us all an aha moment and changing our food containin' lives forever.

And even though this is clearly genius to include in the lid of a plastic container Glad only advertised this function on the packaging of their To Go Lunch line, which is why many of us were unaware of its use until now. 

-Via Country Living

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Simon's Cat in Fast Food (A Thanksgiving Special)

In this holiday cartoon from Simon Tofield, the cat and the kitten double-team Simon when he's merely trying to enjoy his Thanksgiving meal. They've adapted the methods of a gang of common street thieves: distract the target and swipe the goods.

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You might think it sad that he's eating alone with just his cats, but this one is not based on a real Thanksgiving meal- Tofield is British, after all. That doesn't mean he can't make a treat for his American fans. But an aromatic savory bird is attractive to cats all over the world. I hope he cooked enough for all of them!  


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Awesome Dance Vol2 - Boogie Like A Beech Tree


Awesome Dance vol2 by TaylorRoss1

Groot really digs listening to stone cold grooves on Peter's walkman, and he dances like a leaf in the wind which makes everyone aboard the Milano happy. But his dancing is starting to interfere with Drax's duties, since the big guy just loves to watch baby Groot boogie, and Rocket films these boogie sessions and sell the clips online so he gets distracted by Groot too. But whenever Peter tries to get the little guy to stop dancing he looks into those sweet little beady eyes and his heart melts, which is the same way baby Groot got Peter to lend him his walkman!

Spread the guardians love wherever you go in the galaxy with this Awesome Dance vol2 t-shirt by TaylorRoss1, it's one totally groovy design that will make people smile wherever you go.

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An Interactive Map Of Every Record Store On Earth

Despite the problems it creates on the return trip I can't travel abroad without visiting a local record store and buying an LP or ten, and these records become both new additions to my collection and mementos of my trip.

But it can be hard to find record stores in every town I visit, even with a little help from the internet, which is why I'm super jazzed about Discogs new global record store mapping project called VinylHub.

VinylHub features an interactive map that lets you find a record store near you no matter where you are in the world, and their goal is simple:

Our mission is to document every physical record shop and record event on the planet. With your help, we can create an accurate listing of all record shops & record events, useful to diggers and travelers everywhere.

Sounds like a globetrotting crate digger's dream!

-Via Dangerous Minds


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A Rick and Morty Thanksgiving Video

The name of the video is The Poop in My Pants, but don't let that preventing you from watching, it's SFW. The Rick and Morty character Mr. Poopybutthole is going over the events in his life and all the things he has to be thankful for.

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You don't have to be a Rick and Morty fan, or even watch the show at all, to find this video from Adult Swim charming. However, if you do watch it, you'll see a lot of references to season three of the show. -via Uproxx


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Weird Things That Can Help You Lose Weight

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The secret to losing weight is there are lots of secrets to losing weight, so you just have to discover what works best for your body type and try to stick to the plan.

My body type works best with a high protein diet, so if I cut the carbs and increase my lean protein intake I can lose weight without much effort at all. Other people can eat all the carbs they want and still lose weight, but sometimes it's the little changes that make all the difference.

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Did you know the smell of vanilla can help you resist the temptation to eat too many sweets?

The study was done in St. George Hospital in London, and researchers found those who wore vanilla-scented patches lost more weight than those wearing no patch or a lemon patch. Researchers believe the sweet smell of vanilla helped appease the need for something sweet, and participants who smelled vanilla were less likely to overeat sweets.

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It also helps to use common sense and keep your portion sizes smaller, stop eating when you're full and prepare less food so you don't overeat, but strangely dimming the lights can actually help you lose weight too:

A 2012 study found just changing how dim the lights are in a fast-food restaurant helped people eat less food. What they ordered didn't change, but how much they ate did.

Researchers found dimming the lights lengthened the eating time, suggesting a more relaxed atmosphere increases satisfaction and decreases how much food you eat. While this study was in a restaurant, dimming the lights in your own home could have the same effect on food intake.

Read Weird Ways To Help You Lose Weight here

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Cat and Dog Research

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research, now in all-pdf form. Get a subscription now for only $25 a year!

Cat- and dog-centric research
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Cats and a String
“Domestic Cats (Felis catus) Do Not Show Causal Understanding in a String-Pulling Task,” Emma Whitt, Marie Douglas, Britta Osthaus, and Ian Hocking, Animal Cognition, vol. 12, no. 5, September 2009, pp. 739-743. The authors, at the University of Nottingham, UK, report:

This study explored how domestic cats perform in a horizontal string-pulling task to determine whether they understand this case of physical causality. Fifteen cats were tested on their ability to retrieve an unreachable food treat in three different set-ups: (a) a single baited string, (b) two parallel strings where only one was baited and (c) two crossed strings where only one was baited. All cats succeeded at pulling a single string to obtain a treat, but none consistently chose the correct string when two strings were parallel. When tested with two crossed strings one cat chose the wrong string consistently and all others performed at chance level. There was no evidence that cats understand the function of the strings or their physical causality.
 

Classify Dogs’ Facial Expressions from Photographs
“Classifying Dogs’ (Canis familiaris) Facial Expressions from Photographs,” Tina Bloom and Harris Friedman, Behavioural Processes, vol. 96, 2013, pp. 1-10. The authors, at the State Correctional Institute, Marienville, Pennsylvania and Walden University, Florida, report:

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Inflating a Paper Balloon

Have you ever seen a paper balloon? The Japanese toy called kamifusen has been around for over 100 years. Japanese mathematician Tadashi Tokieda blows one up, but that's not the only way you can make your kamifusen round. The other way is surprising.

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Rocket scientist Ichiro Fukumori wrote about the properties of kamifusen.

Part of the kamifusen’s genius is the paper from which it is made. The paper is not only lightweight and relatively impermeable to air, but it also has a degree of plasticity that allows it to deform easily and retain its resulting shape. Because of those properties, the kamifusen inflates to a volume commensurate with its air content and maintains that volume until additional air is added. As a result, a squashed kamifusen can accumulate air and eventually inflate to its full size from repeated bouncing, even though the net pumping from a single bounce may be small. A balloon made of plastic, rubber, or any other material that does not share the key properties of kamifusen paper would not inflate as the Japanese balloon does.

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Exhaling

Well, actually… you're going to think about this comic the next time that friend of yours has to get all pedantic and dissect the fine points of your everyday language. "Fire-breathing dragon" is what we've called that fictional beast for as long as anyone knows. Correcting such a common term is annoying in the best of times, but when there's a life-and-death situation going on, he shouldn't act so pleased with himself. That's as good a time for karma as any other. This comic is from Chris Hallbeck at Maximumble.


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A Brief History of “Alice’s Restaurant”

Arlo Guthrie got arrested in 1965, and he wrote a little song about it. One of the reasons that the song has lasted so long is that it happened on Thanksgiving, so that "Alice's Restaurant" has become classic for a holiday that has a dearth of songs. Guthrie wrote "Alice's Restaurant" soon after the events happened, and added more context until the song eventually took up a half-hour of his live show.

But the song’s first true breakthrough, one that commemorates a second golden anniversary, was “Alice’s” February 1967 radio debut on New York City’s WBAI-FM. Said Arlo: “I’d been a big fan of WBAI. I’d been to their studios a few times and one night they asked me to perform live. I had no idea they were taping it, although it wouldn’t have stopped me from performing. I loved those guys.”

By May, the non-profit WBAI was receiving so many requests to play ‘Alice,’ it became a fund-raising gimmick. “WBAI…would play it after they’d been pledged enough money,” recalled Guthrie, then quipped: “Eventually they were playing it so often, they took pledges to stop playing it, and…raised even more money.”

Guthrie released the 18-minute recorded version in 1967, and the feature film was released in 1969. You know the story of the arrest; now read the story of the song that became a Thanksgiving classic at Smithsonian.


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Expiration Dates Don't Mean What You Think

Food items you buy at the grocery store have dates on them, but that does not mean that the food expires on that date. What the date really does mean can vary depending on the food, the state, and exactly how it's worded. Stores use sell-by dates so they can make sure they're rotating their stock properly -to sell the oldest stuff first so nothing is wasted. Speaking of waste, you may be wasting food if you are convinced it goes bad by the date on the package.  

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Adam Conover of Adam Ruins Everything has the lowdown on how expiration dates work in the real world. And spoiled milk, which is a little icky. -via Tastefully Offensive 


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Non-Americans Label the US States

For Thanksgiving, Buzzfeed traditionally asks the staff at its UK office to try labeling a map of the United States with the state names, with often funny results. But apparently they are is getting too good at it, so this year, they solicited non-American readers to try it. The best (or funniest) have been posted today. Now, keep in mind that these were submitted by people who thought they knew something about the US, and they do, but the sheer number of states can become overwhelming for anyone who doesn't live here. SulliDowry, from China, did the map above, and although he knew there was a state that produced potatoes, he doesn't really know which one. Strnknd from Switzerland did this one.

 

Several labeled Kentucky as KFC, which is better than previous maps that did not label it at all. And everyone knows Florida -either from Disney World or the news. Check out the rest of the maps here.


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How Did Saloons In The Old West Lock Their Doors At Night?

Westerns always feature a saloon where characters do all kinds of typical Old West type stuff like gamblin', drinkin' and carousin', and they all feature those swinging café doors that look right but don't do much in terms of security.

So maybe you've wondered- how did Old West saloons lock their doors at night?

Considering all the robberies, bandit raids and shootouts that take place in Westerns those doors hardly seem practical, but in real life all that stuff didn't happen very often- and most saloons didn't have café doors.

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But the ones that did typically had another standard door mounted on the outside of the entrance, so the café doors could entice customers in during the day and the real doors could be locked up tight at night.

And, in case you were wondering, here's why so many saloons in the Old West had café doors:

Café doors were actually practical for many reasons. They allowed ventilation in a small enclosure that was filled with folks smoking cigars and home-rolled cigarettes. The bidirectional hinges were handy for cowboys who both entered and exited carrying heavy saddlebags (unlike automobiles, horses don’t come equipped with locking storage containers in the rear, and there was always the danger of some low-down sidewinder stealing from you while you were inside getting your drink on). And those abbreviated doors shielded the church-going “proper” passersby from having to view the liquor, gambling, and spitting (spittoons were as common then as ashtrays would be later) going on inside.

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I Have A Quarter - Dirk The Daring Demands Your Allowance!

I Have A Quarter by Crocktees

In the 80s there was one game that munched more quarters than all the rest- Dragon's Lair, the animated adventures of Dirk the daring that gave you one chance to make the right move or it was game over. Dirk's adventures were fun to watch, and great to play through once you'd memorized the moves, but to learn them all you had to keep feeding rolls of quarters into the machine. Which is why most kids were content to watch someone else play Dragon's Lair rather than losing their allowance to that greedy game...

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Why My Parents Eat Paprika On Cottage Cheese

The Awl is doing a series of posts on spices called The Anthology of Underrated Herbs. Yes, I'm sure they know spices and herbs are different things. Fran Hoepfner's contribution is paprika, specifically the custom of putting it on cottage cheese, which her parents do. Her entire interview with them about it is in the post.  

Me: The Awl is doing a series of pieces on spices, and the best I could come up with, because we’re not an aggressively spice-heavy family, is that you both do a thing where you eat cottage cheese with paprika on it. I wanna know why the heck that is.

Mom: I think the cottage cheese with paprika is me. It’s my twist on it. Your dad would always season deviled eggs with a pinch of paprika.

Me: Right…

Mom: Originally, I thought it was Dad who put it on cottage cheese

Me: Okay…

Mom: I’m saying, somehow Dad got the paprika on the table for me to see it because, as you said, we don’t use a lot of spices. There was no paprika in the house when I was growing up, so Dad definitely brought that into the marriage.

By the end, all I could think of was how sad that people can actually grow up in America without spices. Hoepfner's mom didn't even have salt and pepper on the table when she was child. The only reason they have paprika now was because their son brought some back from a trip to Hungary. How important were spices in your family? I use paprika on quite a few dishes, but I like my cottage cheese with salt, pepper, oregano, and parsley, and maybe a little grated parmesan. Read the rest of the amusing interview at The Awl.

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Watch An Archer Fire Arrows That Change Direction In Mid-Air

Archers of myth and legend were able to do some incredible tricks with their arrows, such as splitting another arrow in half or shooting an arrow so it changes direction in mid-air, tricks that few real life archers are able to replicate.

But Lars Andersen has some mythical-level archery skills, and he's trying to get the bards to write tales about him by proving he has mastered the art of the turning arrows.

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In this incredible video Lars Andersen demonstrates how arrow direction can be manipulated to pull off archery feats that seem impossible but Lars finds to be "quite easy", claiming "all experienced archers should easily be able to learn this". Looks crazy difficult to me!

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Punch Lines for Book Titles

Selecting a title for your book is fraught with danger. It should be short and intriguing, but often ends up telling you little about the actual subject matter. For that, you need a subtitle. Snide Octopus is an Instagram account that takes book titles right out of the library and subtitles them to make you laugh.  


   
You can see ten pages of these book titles ranked by votes at Bored Panda. Keep up with Snide Octopus's ever-expanding collection (and participate in caption contests) at Instagram.  -via Nag on the Lake


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Japanese TV Show Follows Dog Around For A Day To See Where He Goes

Have you ever wondered where your dog would go, and what they would do, if they were let off the leash for a day and allowed to roam freely around the city?

If you adopted a stray dog then your pooch probably knows the neighborhood around your property pretty well, since strays don't lose their drive to roam, but where exactly would they go?

A Japanese woman named Keiko from Shirahama prefecture wondered why her adopted dog Sacchan had become curiously fat, hearing reports from neighbors who'd seen Sacchan at the train station and the supermarket.

So she wrote a letter to a Japanese TV show asking them to help her solve the mystery of what Sacchan does all day, but their investigation hit quite a few snags since Sacchan was on to their little scheme.

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-Via Providr

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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Anastasia

The award-winning 1997 animated film Anastasia (not the be confused with the 1956 version) was based very loosely on the fall of Russia's last royal family and the subsequent claim by Anna Anderson that she was the lost Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna, one of Tsar's four daughters. The movie wasn't trying to be historically accurate, what with the supernatural elements and all, but for many young adults, Anastasia is what they know about the historical events. You know better, but maybe you don't know the details that went into making Anastasia.

It is well-known that Meg Ryan voices the main character in this film. However, she took some persuading to accept the job. She had just finished filming ‘Sleeping in Seattle’ and was dubious about getting involved with Anastasia due to the dark nature of some aspects of the storyline. The producers persuaded her by taking a clip of her acting in ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ and transforming it into an animation.

The animators had the character, Rasputin, fall through an iced river. This was a nod to how the real Rasputin was wrapped in cloth before being thrown into a river when he died in 1916.

Read more about the movie Anastasia at TVOM.


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Metalhead Makeup Artist Takes On The 30 Day Corpse Paint Challenge And Kills It

There are so many 30 day challenges out there it's hard to keep track of them all, but if you've got a black metal heart and a fetish for facepainting the only one you should care about is the 30 Day Corpse Paint Challenge.

And if you want to see a prime example of how to do this challenge right you've gotta watch Modern Valkyrie's "metalhead fantasy-nerd" Lady LeananSidhe kill it with 30 different dark looks that will keep you up at night.

Here's a process video showing Lady LeananSidhe creating her corpsepaint look for day 6 of the challenge- Drama Corpse. And you can see LeananSidhe apply all 30 of her corpsepaint looks here.

(YouTube Link)

-Via Dangerous Minds


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Original Prongles

Once You Pop… THAT'S GREAT! Don't you just love this counterfeit chip can design? The knockoff Pringles seem excited to tell you they are salt and potato flavored! How would a company get away with this blatant ripoff in the US?

If you look carefully at the front end of the skateboard, you'll see "CAH," which stands for Cards Against Humanity. The Prongles website just says "coming soon," but they are already available for sale here and there. Someone bought them and did some reverse-engineering to determine the origin. Yeah, there are chips inside, but they are made by someone else.

The chips are a promotion for an alternate reality game from Cards Against Humanity. They even have a Twitter account, which is where you can get updates on this weird, weird game tie-in. -via reddit


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