Hylian Warrior - Don't Judge Him By His Size, Because He's No Greenhorn


Hylian Warrior by ddjvigo

He's the hero in green, the legend named Link who was busy saving the world before he was full grown, but lately he's been taking way too many breaks in-between adventures, leaving his loyal fans itching for more like full blown junkies. But what keeps Link from adventuring every year? Why, the warmth of his hearth and the love of his amazing girlfriend Zelda, that's what! Still, the breath of the wild stays with him, and his heart containers are always half empty without adventure, so I'm sure he'll keep coming out to play for years to come...

Take your favorite video game superstar with you wherever you go with this Hylian Warrior t-shirt by Ddjvigo, it's a great way to gear up for Link's return and will surely make your fellow fans green with envy.

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Will Giraffe Milk Become The Latest Fad Superfood?

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It seems like a new superfood is announced every other week, and that word "superfood" rolls off the tongue so smoothly people can't wait to share what they've read about the latest "superfood".

Say it a few times to yourself, see how fun it is to say because it makes your mouth form the "ooo" shape? You know who else has lips that can easily form the "ooo" shape?

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The tall and lanky giraffe, that's who, and while they're pretty super as far as animals go they're not considered a superfood, not even by the lions and hyenas who occasionally dine on them.

On the other hand, their milk may be sold as a superfood in the future because, according to this zoological report from 1962, it's better for us than cow's milk:

The report revealed that giraffe milk has a high fat content – 12.5%, to be precise. That compares with 3.5% in full fat cow’s milk (semi-skimmed has 1.5% – 1.8%, skimmed milk has less than 0.3% fat content). 

In addition, giraffe milk contains similar amounts of riboflavin, thiamine and vitamin B6 to cow’s milk, but it has higher levels of vitamins B12 and A. 

It's unlikely giraffe milk will make it into your local supermarket's dairy aisle anytime soon, even if only because giraffes won't just stand around and let humans milk them like cows.

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But it is interesting to think about the odd food products that'll become normalized in the future, and how food fads drive people to eat the strangest stuff!

Read Is Giraffe Milk The New Superfood? here

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The 2017 Razzie Nominations

The Golden Raspberry Awards, affectionately known as the Razzies, salute the worst movies of the year. The awards are bestowed the night before the Academy Awards. They usually nominate five movies in each category, but 2016 was particularly awful, so there are six each this year. Zoolander 2 leads with nine nominations, while Batman v Superman received eight nominations. And the nominees for worst picture are:

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Dirty Grandpa
Gods of Egypt
Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
Independence Day: Resurgence
Zoolander No. 2

You can see the full list of nominations in each category here. Have you seen these movies? Who do you think should win? We will find out who wins the dishonors when the Razzies are awarded on February 25. -via Uproxx


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Beautiful Waterfalls From Around the World

There are so many beautiful places in the world and waterfalls tend to always be on that list. Over on Travel and Leisure, you can see some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world.

Tall and short, wide and thin, slow and fast, there are all kinds of waterfalls on the list, but each one is amazing in its own wonderful way. For example, the Iguazu Falls in Argentina (just above) is made up of 275 individual falls that stretch across two miles of rainforest cliffs. Meanwhile, the Akaka Falls in Hawaii (top) is more than twice as tall as Niagra Falls.

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These Wolverine Knockoffs Are The Second Best There Is At What They Do

Wolverine is (arguably) the most successful knockoff character of all time, largely because the fine folks at Marvel worked hard to set their character apart from Lone Wolf/Timber Wolf, the DC character that inspired Wolvie.

However, the company's overuse of the character in the 80s and 90s led to an overabundance of knockoff characters created for storylines involving Wolverine, such as Shiv, Wild Child, Daken, Romulus and Wild Thing.

Since Wild Thing and Daken are technically Wolvie's kids they don't really count as knockoffs, but Shiv is the spitting image of Logan without the mask and has one claw on each hand instead of three.

But any savage comic character can be considered akin to Wolverine, so the feral characters Wild Child and Romulus, and the Liefeld character Feral for that matter, share that connection to him.

In fact, both Wild Child and Romulus are said to have a genetic connection to wolves, which conveniently brings us back to Timber Wolf...

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The official name of the eighth episode of the Star Wars saga (which many are now calling 'the Skywalker saga') has been announced: Star Wars: The Last Jedi. We already figured that the movie would revolve around the aged Jedi master Luke Skywalker, and maybe we can assume that is who the title refers to. Or maybe not. No matter what happens in the film, we will all cry for Leia. The film is scheduled to hit theaters on December 15th, 2017. We'll have the first trailer as soon as it's available. -via Laughing Squid


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KFC Beijing is Introducing Facial Recognition Ordering

Are you afraid of future technologies using facial recognition software to track your every movement and action? Then you might want to avoid visiting a KFC in Beijing, where you the company has started to employ facial-recognition software to decide what you want to order. It's not as scary as it sounds though, the restaurant isn't really using full facial recognition. Instead, the software will identify the visitor's age and sex, as well as other factors like the weather and time of day to estimate what that customer will want to order. For example, a male customer in his 20s ordering in the afternoon on a warm day might want a popcorn chicken combo, while an older female in her 40s ordering in on a chilly morning want poridge (which they sell in Beijing).

Of course, that doesn't mean the technology won't help push forward the scary kind of facial recognition, so it might be best to avoid anyway.

Read more about the strange idea at The Guardian.

Via Travel and Leisure

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The Dark Side Of Star-Lord You Never Hear About

For many of us, the Marvel movie Guardians of the Galaxy was the first time we encountered Star-Lord, the leader of the Guardians and an all-around relatable hero with a sense of humor. But the character has a history in Marvel Comics that you might be surprised to know. Character creator Steve Englehart had a long-term vision for Star-Lord that went by the wayside when he left the company. Then things got weird as other writers took over the comic book character, and Star-Lord moved to TV, video games, and movies.

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Your understanding of Star-Lord might be changed by this video from Looper, but you can can look at him any way you want to. After all, it's fiction! -via TVOM



 


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Israeli Artist Shames Those Making Light of Berlin's Holocaust Memorial

There's no single right way to behave at a Holocaust memorial, but as a general rule, visitors should be respectful -and practicing parkour, doing gymnastics, juggling and snapping selfies are all examples of disrespectful behavior. Unfortunately, Berlin's Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe by architect Peter Eisenman is constantly filled with tourists taking selfies, playing hide and go seek, and otherwise ignoring the somber nature of the site. Even EasyJet published an eight-page fashion editorial in their magazine that was shot in the memorial.

That's why Israeli artist Shahak Shapira started showing how ugly and inappropriate these acts are by Photoshopping people's tasteless Facebook, Instagram, Tinder and Grindr photos into actual pictures of the Holocaust. The results are ugly and unpleasant, but they show exactly how callous the behavior of those in the images are. 

The project is called Yolocaust and Shapira made sure to include the number of likes each photo has to remind us that the people shooting the images aren't the only ones at fault.

Of course, those who find themselves on the page can get their images removed by emailing the highly appropriate address undouche.me@yolocaust.de. Meanwhile, you can see pictures of those tasteless people satired for their behavior on the Yolocaust website.

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The Hidden Room Behind Mount Rushmore

Sculptor Gutzon Borglum was responsible for the monument to four presidents carved into Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. The project took 14 years to complete, but Borglum had another idea to ensure the history of his work: to carve an accessible museum into the rock, an archive to house all the information about the monument. He called it the Hall of Records.

After all, Borglum reasoned, what did we really know about Stonehenge? Or Egyptian pyramids? Civilizations could rise and fall while Rushmore stood, its origins getting more clouded with time.

To make sure people in the future knew the history of his project and the meaning behind it, Borglum announced an ambitious addition: a massive room situated just behind Abraham Lincoln’s hairline that would contain all the information anyone would ever need about the mountain. It would even house major historical artifacts like the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

And there is a hall carved from the rock behind Mount Rushmore -but you can't go there. Read what happened to the Hall of Records at mental_floss.

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This Dog Holds the Guinness Title for the World's Longest Tail

We recently introduced you to the new world's tallest dog and now it's time to meet the new holder of the "world's longest tail" Guinness title. Keon is an Irish Wolfhound, which are known for having long tails to start with. But then even most wolfhounds don't have tails that measure 30.2" -that's over two and a half feet long and it doesn't even include the hair at the end. In fact, Keon's tail is 1.7" longer than the previous Guinness record holder.

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No word on how often he knocks things over when he gets that thing wagging.

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Believe In Pugcorns - They'll Cast A Spell On You


believe in pugcorns by NemiMakeit

There are plenty of fake fantastic beasts out there, from the magical unicorns people claim to see prancing around the forest to those fire breathing dragons they see flying across the sky. But believe me when I tell you that pugcorns are real- and they're the most magical little mugs you'll ever meet! The pugcorn can turn a turd into a creampuff with a touch of their horn, and they vomit rainbows instead of undigested kibble. But the pugcorn's neatest trick is their ability to melt even the coldest of hearts with their sweet little smiles and sparkly eyes, an ability that may make them the key to world peace! Good thing they actually exist...

Spread smiles wherever you go with this Believe In Pugcorns t-shirt by NemiMakeit, it's the adorably silly way to show the world you want to believe in fantastic creatures and their power to make people happy!

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Real-Life Horror Movie Locations

The following article is from the new book Uncle John’s Uncanny Bathroom Reader.

Looking for a theme for your next road trip? How about “Places Where My Favorite Horror Films Were Shot”? If that appeals to you, here are a few scary spots you’ll want to add to your agenda.

SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)

Creepy Place: The house where serial killer “Buffalo Bill” (Ted Levine) lived, where he kept kidnapped women in a pit in the basement, and where he is eventually confronted by FBI trainee Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster)

Real-Life Location: 8 Circle Street, Perryopolis, Pennsylvania (a suburb of Pittsburgh)

Story: In the movie, the house is located in the fictional town of Belvedere, Ohio, but most of the film was actually shot near Pittsburgh. This house was one of several picked by movie location scouts in 1989, two years before the film came out. “They were looking for a home in which you entered the front door and had a straight line through,” owner Barbara Lloyd told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “They wanted it to look like a spider web, with Buffalo Bill drawing Jodie Foster into the foyer, into the kitchen, then into the basement.” The home got the approval of director Jonathan Demme, and a film crew showed up to film inside the home for three days in early 1990.

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Extra: The home made the news in 2015, when the Lloyds put it up for sale. The Lloyds told reporters that the home has a full basement…but no creepy pit. (That part of the movie was filmed in a studio.)

THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (1999)

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Creepy Place: The woods where the young filmmakers disappear

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Make Yourself Look Cuter Than You Really Are With Meitu

Apps like Snapchat and Instagram do all kinds of funny things with people's faces when their filters are applied to a photo, but most of these filters are silly and don't improve the look of the person in the photo.

But now there's Meitu, an app with filters that are both silly and enhance a person's looks- by making them look extremely cute!

Meitu is an anime beauty app that puts a sparkle in your big, beautiful eyes, adds a glow to your eerily smooth skin, and makes your rosy lips look perfectly pouty.

What's that you say? These words don't describe your face at all? They will when Meitu is finished with you!

Recently there has been talk about Meitu collecting user data and selling it, but the company behind the app told CNET why Meitu asks for so many seemingly unneeded permissions upon download:

Meitu told CNET in a statement that the data collection code was included because the company is headquartered in China, where tracking services provided by app stores such as the Apple App Store and Google Play are blocked.

"To get around this, Meitu employs a combination of third-party and in-house data tracking systems to make sure the user data tracked is consistent," said a Meitu spokesperson.

Sounds legit to me, and what's a little third-party data collection when you're left looking this fabulous, amirite? *wink*

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A Photographer's Look Back at the 1980s Dancehall Scene

Ska and rocksteady started in Jamaica in the 1960s and eventually evolved into reggae, dub, dancehall and ragga. The evolution of the music was a natural result of the island's independence. By the 80s, djs would bring sound systems to local clubs so the masses could enjoy live, local music. 

Canadian photographer Beth Lesser continually travelled to the island to document the music scene of the 80s and even published a magazine called Reggae Quarterly.

Now you can take a look at some of her best images from the era over at Timeline.

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Truck Driver Loses His Marbles

A truck spill on I-465 near Indianapolis, Indiana, left 38,000 pounds of glass marbles spread along the highway. Sgt. John Perrine, Indiana State Police Public Information Officer, used emojis to report that there were no injuries. The discussion at Twitter revolved around how one would go about picking up so many marbles. One suggestion was to use a Shop Vac, while others thought it would be better to find some Hungry, Hungry Hippos. -via Dave Barry


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This 9-Year-Old Boxer Chops Trees With Her Fists

Many adults put on a show and act real tough when they're out in public, using their macho attitude as a way to hide their social anxiety, but if a young kid was born tough they don't have to act- they just show off their skills.

This is Evnika Saadvakass from Voronezh, Russia, and she is one of the toughest nine-year-olds on the planet. But Evnika doesn't have to act tough or talk tough, because she lets her lightning fast fists do all the talking for her.

Evnika has been training with her boxer father Rustram since she was three, and judging by her tree punching skills she'll be ready to become a pro fighter by the time she's in middle school!    

-Via The Mary Sue

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Sir Ian McKellen Knows How to Protest

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The Women's Marches that took place across the globe yesterday weren't just attended by women. Sir Ian McKellen is an outspoken political activist who attended the march -and he had just the right sign for the occassion. His epic facepalm sums his feelings up exactly and invokes his geeky BFF Patrick Stewart. 

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Stefania Atupe's Makeup Art



Makeup artist Stefania Atupe is a master of eyelid art. In fact, she channels the masters of art, like Van Gogh and Monet by recreating their famous paintings in miniature on eyelids! You certainly recognize Starry Night above. Also check out Atupe's version of Monet' s Water Lilies below.  

"When I posted the peacock design onto twitter, a girl actually messaged me and said that it reminded her of a Van Gogh piece, and since I absolutely love Van Gogh I decided I would try out Starry Night," she continued. 

"I then just sat down and spent a good hour and a half just recreating the look, slowly outlining it and developing the colours! It took really long as there's so many different colours, and I really wanted to try get all the same colours and patterns as in the original painting," Atupe continued.

Read more about Atupe at Mashable, and see more of her designs at Instagram. -via Everlasting Blort


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Sad Dogs Outside Shops Look So Sad

Dogs have a knack for making people feel pity for them, and when a dog sets its sad eyes upon us, its head, tail and ears hanging low us it tugs at our heartstrings and makes us want to comfort the poor pooch.

For instance- dogs make the saddest face in the world when they're left outside while their human goes inside a store, creating sadorable moments ready to be caught on camera.

The "Sad Dogs Outside Shops" Facebook page chronicles the plight of those poor abandoned and deprived dogs whose cruel owners leave them out in the cold, so we can all pity their sad, sad lives.

See These Sad Dogs Outside Shops Will Make You Cry here

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Getting Power During a Power Outage

The electricity in your home goes out. What to do? Well, if you knew what you were doing, you could use a flashlight to find the available batteries in your home to generate juice to run your most valuable gadgets.

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Once again, Mehdi Sadaghdar of ElectroBOOM (previously at Neatorama) gives us a demonstration of why we really don't want to do what he's doing. Ever. But we appreciate the pain he goes through to warn us.  -via Laughing Squid


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Let's Talk About Sleep, Baby

During a fight with my partner the other night, it occurred to me the other day that there are three types of sleepers: those who have to sleep with music or television on, those who can't sleep with music or television on, and those that don't care either way. And those that don't care either way seem to be able to fall asleep no matter what's going on.

For partners where one person who can't sleep with music or TV on and one person has to, bedtime can become tricky, so I want to know how you readers with the same problem deal with it. How do you compromise when one person can only do things one way and the other can only do things the other? And just for fun, answer our poll and we'll get a better idea of which sleeping habit is the most common.

Do you have to watch TV or listen to music when you go to sleep?




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Everybody Needs A Friend - The Man Who Painted Our Hearts


Everybody Needs A Friend by DeepFriedArt

Whenever we needed a friend, or an art lesson, we could count on Bob Ross to lift our spirits with his little happy trees. He showed us how to slap paint on a canvas so it actually looked like something Mother Nature would have painted, and his calm and soothing demeanor helped us de-stress when life kept throwing mud in our eyes. It's sad to know Bob Ross is gone, but his legacy of love for the arts will live on forever in our hearts, and via reruns on PBS!

Show some love for your favorite art instructor with this Everybody Needs A Friend t-shirt by DeepFriedArt, it's a wonderful way to make your fellow Bob Ross fans smile wherever you go.

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Lighthouse Volunteer Position Open

Talk about getting away from it all! The Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service is seeking a couple of new volunteer lighthouse keepers for Maatsuyker Island, ten kilometers of the coast of western Tasmania. The lighthouse is automated, so volunteers would spend six months monitoring a weather station, observing wildlife, and mowing the grass. Two people, all alone. And the conditions won't be what you're used to. There's a landline, but it doesn't always work well, and you'll have no internet. And Maatsuyker Island is notoriously colder than the rest of Australia. From the application form:

Volunteers are responsible for providing their own food, clothing, entertainment, bedding and other personal items.  The Parks and Wildlife Service will provide transport by helicopter for these items between Hobart and Maatsuyker Island.  Transport space is limited to 325 kg per person, (for 6 month stay).

The Parks and Wildlife Service  will also provide one resupply helicopter visit at approximately 3 months in (i.e. one resupply in the standard 6 month stay), often to coincide with scheduled or unplanned maintenance.   Space on the resupply flight will also be limited. Caretakers generally make their own arrangements for the preparation of food and other goods for resupply. Please note PWS prefer people take as many of the supplies as possible onto Maatsuyker in the beginning, so that the resupply can be primarily for fresh food and mail.  There is a vegetable garden maintained by the caretakers for fresh food.  

Electricity is supplied by a generating system incorporating solar and back up diesel. The high cost of transport dictates that gas and diesel consumption on the island be kept to a minimum.

Volunteers must go through a training program and be certified in First Aid and Marine Radio Operation, and demonstrate competency in other skills. The application is available through the Park Service. The application deadline is January 30th.  -via Metafilter  

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Finally There's a College Course on Kanye West

Kanye 2020 by merimeaux

We all know Kanye is a genius, he's made that very clear to the rest of us. But up until now there has never been a chance to really study the most brilliant man in show business the way you might study Shakespeare or Picasso. Luckily, St. Louis's Washington University is here to correct that with their course "Politics of Kanye West: Black Genius and Sonic Aesthetics."

Sure, some naysayers might criticize such a course offering, but aren't all geniuses misuderstood in their lifetime? Anyway, according to the course's professor, Dr. Jeffrey McCune, the course isn't really about Kanye himself anyway, but "good way to get students to connect issues of politics, race, gender, sexuality and culture.” It seems that as always, Kanye seems to be lagging behind in the progress Beyonce has already made -then again, I don't think she's ever actually been a professor. No word on when he plans on teaching a course on himself.

You can read more about the class, and the huge waiting list, on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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The Man Behind Comic Sans

Comic Sans was used so much in the 1990s that it became a joke itself. It was never meant as a joke, despite the name. Vincent Connare, who actually designed the font, will tell us about how it came about.

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"It's all my fault." That may be what you watched the video to hear, but there's more to it than that, as you'll find out in this video from Great Big Story. -via Geeks Are Sexy


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Escaped Bloodhound Runs Half Marathon; Comes in Seventh

Ludivine the bloodhound escaped her yard when she was let out to go to the bathroom. She then decided to join a half marathon, showing up at the starting line and ended up running all 13.1 miles and came in seventh in the rankings -and was the fastest female runner. Ludivine actually probably ran more than 13.1 miles as she took a few detours to sniff at dead animals in the area and play in the water.


While she wasn't considered a real participant in the event, the dog did get an official medal to celebrate her great running time. April Hamlin, the pup's owner, had no idea the dog ran off until after Ludivine came back a local celebrity. 

Read more about the story at CNN

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The First Observations of Sea Ice Came From 8th-Century Irish Monks in Iceland

Geographers in ancient times may have guessed that the ocean is cold enough near the Poles to freeze, but they did not leave written records of witnessing it. That job fell to Irish monks who were searching for a wilderness of solitude. Christianity came to Ireland in the 5th century (remember St. Patrick), and monasteries filled with students of the faith over the next few hundred years. Crowded monasteries caused monks to reach out even further north for a peaceful place to commune with God.

There’s not much evidence left of the journeys of these monastic explorers, but in later years Norse stories had a name from them, the papar. Gaelic monks settled on empty northern islands—Orkney, Shetland—but it’s also possible that they found their way to Iceland, where manmade caves, decorated with crosses, have convinced some archaeologists that there were settlers here before the Vikings.

An early Irish geographer, Dicuil, also writes of “priests who stayed on that island from the first of February to the first of August.” The year would have been 795, and Dicuil briefly notes a journey they took north. “These priests then sailed hence and, in day’s sail, did reach the frozen sea to the north.”

But there's always the possibility of finding even earlier records. Any would useful to those documenting the natural history of the ebb and flow of Arctic ice. Read more about the history of frozen seas as we know it at Atlas Obscura. 

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How To Turn An IKEA Pendant Lamp Into An Exploding Death Star Lamp

You wouldn't want to live in, on or anywhere near the Death Star, nor would you want your planet to be in the space station's sights, but having a mini replica of the Death Star in your house can be really fun!

In this instance the Death Star-related fun to be had in your home involves modding an IKEA pendant lamp with a really cool transforming feature to look like an exploding Death Star.

Instructables user MariaK64 modded the IKEA PS 2014 pendant lamp by masking and painting it to look like the Death Star, and since it already goes into explode mode with a pull of the cord the cinematic effect was complete.

You can see Maria's original tutorial here, and here's a short video showing the lamp in action:

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-Via Geekologie


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"Under Pressure" Sung by Pigeons

There's no punch line here, just an entire flock of relatable pigeons singing a relatable song as if they were born to do it. And the panels you see here aren't even half of it. They perform the entire song "Under Presuure" by Queen and David Bowie at Pigeon Comics, as drawn by ProfessorBees (Christian McGowan). See the rest of it here.   

This particular comic has become quite popular, and readers are asking for posters to be produced. That might happen. -via Metafilter


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