There are a lot of fun bath toys out there for kiddos and plenty of fancy, relaxing bath products out there for adults, but it's rare to find something that bridges that gap. FizzyFairyApothecary sells Pokeball bath bombs that are a perfect combination of both adult and childhood baths.
Each bath bomb looks like a Pokemon ball and comes with a Pokemon toy inside -it's like getting a toy inside your cereal again!
The newspapers dubbed him that, the nutty strangler, although there was nothing funny about him. Five times he'd struck, each time leaving nut shells—piles of nut shells. On the first occasion the body of a businessman was found in an alley. The police barely noticed the walnut shells among the midtown litter.
The second time it was a suburban housewife and peanut shells. On the third strangulation (a secretary and pecans) the homicide squad started looking at photos of the previous cases. That's when they made the connection.
"Maybe he likes nuts," a rookie suggested. "Maybe cracking shells calms this psycho down while he waits for the right victim to come by."
On the sixth murder, the police caught a break. It was late. Four officers were just coming off their shift when they heard a strangled scream. They arrived too late to save the young college student. But one glance at the piles of red pistachio shells told them who they were dealing with. The officers fanned out, detaining the only three men they could find in the surrounding streets.
Danny Leon is a professional skateboarder in Madrid. He's 21 years old, but with the right makeup, he can look much older. In this promotional video for Red Bull, he's made to look about 80, then sent to a skatepark to try skateboarding for the first time.
He's cautious and slow at first. But then, to the amazement of the much younger skaters, he's incredibly skilled and dextrous. The video is in Spanish, but the scene is understandable even without a knowledge of that language.
A banana farmer in Hunan province, China, bought a couple of “good looking pups” from a Vietnamese man. They grew fast and they grew big, and they had voracious appetites, leading them to chase and eat his chickens. Two years later, Wang Kaiyu had the opportunity to visit a wildlife protection exhibition, and when he saw the bear exhibit, he realized what kind of animals his “dogs” really were! He reported the bears to wildlife authorities, who identified his pets as Asian black bears, a protected species. the bears were taken to a wildlife rehabilitation center. You can see a video report from Xinhua at Facebook. -via HuffPo
The Harry Potter series is meant to appeal to young adults, introducing teen and preteen readers to the fantasy genre while keeping the story YA friendly, but sometimes real life simply isn’t suitable for a general audience.
The world is generally an R-rated place, and to truly capture teens in an unedited format you’ve gotta go for the R.
The Fine Brothers have begun releasing a series of animated shorts that show what our favorite G and PG-rated movies would look like as R-rated films, starting with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Despite the title, and aside from a little cartoon blood, it's SFW!
Suidobashi founder Kogoro Kurata finds the idea intriguing. After all, the hype surrounding an international giant robot battle will pay off for years, win or lose. When will Kuratas and Mark 2 square off? We will keep you informed as plans commence. -via reddit
Looking to break into the comic book industry as an artist? Then (don't) sign up for the Liefeld school of illustration, where you (won't) learn how to draw like a (failed) boss! The Liefeld school focuses on the five most important aspects of drawing- big buff arms, tiny little feet, giving characters names that don't match their designs, a crazy amount of patches and plus sized weaponry. Be cool, draw comics the Liefeld way!
Comic book artistry is made simple by this Bloodblood t-shirt by moriARTy, pick one up and get to sketching!
Was Uncle Sam a fictitious person? It turns out he wasn't, and the story this video is not only the truth about the man, it's a story that Congress legally declared the truth! (Insert your own Congress-related dishonesty joke here.) What are the sunniest states? (Hint, Florida isn't one of them.) Get the info on these topics and more in this Mental Floss video.
There’s a lot being said about climate change these days. Most people (and most scientists) think it’s happening now; some say it’s a myth. Wherever you stand on the issue, we can’t help but wonder what you would have thought if you’d been around in 1815.
It all started with a volcano. On April 5, 1815, Mount Tambora blew its top. The massive eruption lasted ten days and completely ravaged the Indonesian island of Sumbawa. Residents who managed to survive the mountain’s initial fury— and the ensuing tsunami— became victims of deadly lung infections caused by all the ash and toxic fumes in the air. The eruption, which was one of the most powerful in recorded history, ejected more than 10 cubic miles of volcanic material. The islands were blanketed with it, causing crops across Indonesia to fail, and creating a massive food shortage for Asia throughout the spring and summer months.
But that was just the beginning. Mount Tambora’s outburst was only one of many in a string of uncharacteristically high volcanic activity around the globe. The ash from Tambora combined with the enormous amounts of dust and debris already floating in the atmosphere from eruptions in the Philippines, Japan, and the Caribbean. This meant bad news for farmers.
When there’s that much dust, gas, and debris in the air, it gets in the way of sunlight. All that volcanic material started affecting the weather and quickly impacted temperatures around the world. The first areas to get hit were in Asia. Cooler than usual weather caused thousands of Chinese farmers to lose their livestock, particularly water buffalo— beasts of burden on which they depended for harvesting crops. Not that there was much of a crop to harvest: The frigid temperatures ravaged rice fields; even trees started dying off. Heavy monsoons in India led to a massive outbreak of cholera, a water-borne disease, that reached as far away as Moscow.
It's a bowl of Cap'n Crunch cereal in the most literal sense possible. Amy of the sugar-packed and deep fried food blog Oh, Bite It! made this bowl out of Cap'n Crunch, marshmallows, and butter. It's pretty much Rice Krispie treats (except with Cap'n Crunch instead of Rice Krispies) molded into the shape of a bowl.
As a result, the entire meal, right down to the bowl, is edible. Amy fills hers with milk and Cap'n Crunch, but you could use it to eat pretty much any liquid at all. I suggest trying Taco Bell's Cap'n Crunch frosting balls mixed with chocolate milk.
Cabel Sasser (previously) is back with his yearly highlights of bizarre and funny fireworks packaging, which he has documented since 2007. From the blast that supposedly emulates a bite in the butt to another that could have come from the rear end of an elk king, check out Sasser's collectionof cream-of-the-crop, American sold, made in China firework packaging. Via Laughing Squid
The Japanese writing system contains a syllabary called katakana which “is used for transcription of foreign language words into Japanese”, meaning it’s the syllabic alphabet you use when you want to write an English term in Japanese.
So California becomes Karifurunya, which sounds easy enough, but the Japanese know how to make things difficult when it comes to language.
So if they try to say English words like “sharpened pencil” with one word using katakana the whole thing becomes quite confusing.
Think you can figure it out? What do you think the word "baiking" means when used in a restaurant's advertisement?
They're not baking cookies, and the food isn't being made "by a king", it actually translates to "viking", and means the restaurant offers a buffet.
Robochallenge 2015 in Vienna featured a free-for-all with 18 robots going against each other in the same ring- the last one standing wins! The actual battle begins about 2:30 into the video, but the introduction of each robot first is kinda cute.
Leonardo Talarico, a designer from Italy, made this chair out of tofu. He dehydrated and then baked the tofu into hard shingles which remain stiff and solid even under heavy weight. It retains the natural colors of the source material. This chair would look nice in a modern home.
This is Olav the Wolf, a sculpture made from scrap lumber by Copenhagen artist Thomas Dambo (previously at Neatorama). It was commissioned for the Copenhell 2015 music festival. They asked him to make a large, evil wolf, so he made it appear as if it were emerging from the underworld- and named it after a friend who helped him build it. The sculpture had lights inside, so it glowed red during the entire festival. Then by tradition, it was torched on the final night of the festival.
High school students in Leonia, New Jersey noticed that eight ducklings had fallen into a storm drain. Their anxious and agitated mother stood nearby, unable to help. They summoned the police, who blocked off the flow of water, then reached down into the drain to scoop up the ducklings with a net. North Jersey reports:
To catch the remaining three, Garris said they called in Police Officer Erik Goodell, who at 6’6” and with “very long arms” was a natural for this unique rescue operation. The officers pried open the grate of the adjoining storm drain and used a cardboard box to block the entrance to the tunnel, said Garris.
After doing so, the officers were able to reach down and grab the last three ducklings, said Garris.
The officers then motioned the ducklings toward their mother, who had been hiding in some bushes during all the commotion, said Garris.
Wookiees are fierce warriors, fearless pilots and faithful comrades-in-arms, but they're also living humanoid beings who need to feel loved. So make your Wookiee pal feel like a star and show them how much you appreciate them by grooming their fur, giving them a good petting and feeding them their favorite snacks - bantha surprise!
Spread some love for the shaggiest species in the galaxy with this Have You Pet Your Wookiee Today? t-shirt by Jmascia, and make sure your geeky fashion is a force for good.
Saying Japan is strange nowadays is like saying rain is wet or the sun is warm, because everybody knows Japan loves the bizarre. But how do we further define that particularly Japanese style of strange?
Puppies are perhaps some of the sleepiest creatures on the planet, and who can complain. Because if there's one thing cuter than a puppy, it's a puppy who has fallen asleep. It also doesn't hurt that when puppies are awake, they're almost guaranteed to be up to some kind of mischief. But when they're sleeping, the angelic side comes to the forefront.
Sculptor Susanna Hesselberg titles her work When My Father Died It Was Like a Whole Library Had Burned Down.
The knowledge, experiences, and memories of a lifetime--enough to fill many volumes of books--vanish when a person takes his last breath. Hesselberg expresses this fact with haunting beauty in this unique sculpture. It is lined with books that descend into the ground, into darkness and the abode of the dead.
People have access to the hits and misses from every single decade of 20th century fashion, and yet with all that knowledge at their disposal they still choose to wear some pretty funky outfits.
Heck, hipsters have created a whole pseudo-subculture based around wearing goofy getups, and they definitely consider themselves part of the 21st century, so subjectively fashion from the 70s wasn’t that bad, right?
Reserve your judgment until you see these Groovalicious Peter Max Fashions From The 1970s, which include these hideous patterned ties that should be considered too distracting to wear to work.
But this skirt and blouse combo is actually pretty cool looking, so I guess we can consider this Peter Max collection featured in Seventeen magazine in April, 1970 both a hit and a miss!
Read and follow the instructions provided by the manufacturers of your clothing. They're usually correct. And even if they don't immediately apply to taking care of your clothes, the advice is still sound. Pandas are not for slapping.
Beauty blogger Em Ford of My Pale Skin recently posted some pictures of herself without makeup. Like most young people, she has acne. The reaction to the pictures put her through the wringer, and when she put makeup on to show the difference, commenters put her through the wringer again! So she made the video You Look Disgusting to tell the story concisely in images.
I wanted to create a film that showed how social media can set unrealistic expectations on both women and men. One challenge many face today, is that as a society, we're so used to seeing false images of perfection, and comparing ourselves to unrealistic beauty standards that It can be hard to remember the most important thing - You ARE beautiful.
You are beautiful - no matter how flawed you feel, no matter how upset you may about the way you look or how hard you find it to make friends, or be confident. Believe in yourself, and never let anyone tell you're not beautiful - not even yourself.
Is there any wonder that young women have so many body image issues? Sure, you can say that she shouldn’t put pictures of herself on the internet, but there are plenty of young women who don’t, but still relate to what goes on in this video. -via Viral Viral Videos
Sometimes all you need to create a great piece of art is a jumping off point, some sort of inspiration to get those creative wheels turning.
Many artists use reference photos for this exact reason, or come up with thumbnail sketches before they get down to work, but artist and copywriter Stefan just lets the coffee flow and sees where his artistic mind goes.
Stefan's full blown art and caffeine addiction has led to over 480 coffee-monsters being born so far, and Stefan will continue to bring those java stains to life, and tell their story, as long as it makes him happy.
Alfred had been feeling a bit under the weather since his last run in with the bird flu, so he was confined to bedrest until further notice. One day he woke up from a nap and found some birds sitting on his bed, and as he wiped the sleep from his eyes dozens more birds came in to roost all around him. There was a look in the birds' eyes that Mr. Hitchcock found unsettling, and as Alfred reached for the intercom to summon his nurse a wild eyed crow started pecking at his face...
Celebrate Hollywood's master of suspense with this Bird Attack by Fathi, it's a great way to show the world that classic cinema never dies!
Ooh, look at the steampunk ghostbuster! I’d love to know how long it took to procure and assemble all those parts. Montreal Comic Con happened earlier than usual this year, but that didn’t stop the most dedicated and talented cosplayers from showing their stuff. There were planety of mashups, aliens, and mutants.