Dating--it's a meat market out there. And you've got to meet someone. That's why four students at Leiden University in the Netherlands invented Tender. This art installation comments on the modern dating scene by showing a slab of meat continuously swiping through simulated profiles on the Tinder dating app.
It's time for black coffee and cherry pie lovers to rejoice!
For the new David Lynch-directed season of cult classic Twin Peaks, Twede's Cafe in North Bend, Washington, AKA the 'Double R Diner," will be restored. The diner's interior was destroyed in a 2000 fire and is now being restored to look like it did in the original 1990s series.
(Checks tranlastion) Oh, the moral of the story is that a small investment can pay off big in the future. I didn’t get that the first time around because I’m not particularly savvy about finances. -via Daily Picks and Flicks
The fangirls at Fangirl Quest have a mission: to screenframe their favorite TV shows and movies across the world. That means that they take iconic shots from these visual stories and frame them within photos of the locations where they were shot.
These fans, who are from Finland, began their quest with a 2013 road trip across the United States and into British Columbia. They've also extensively documented scenes shot in the UK. It's an ongoing and fun project for them to compose and us to watch! Their subjects include Game of Thrones, Sherlock, Star Trek, and Forrest Gump.
Lorenzo Castellini calls his series Art Lies. It's all about "great masters having great times." The subjects of famous paintings, such as Picasso's The Young Ladies of Avignon, invade real life, which is the only place where they can relax and party. Castellini made his images by carefully cutting out paper copies of people and objects in these classic paintings, then juxtaposing them over people that he meets in public. The resulting photographic collages can be both funny and alarming.
Childhood is a time of discovery and learning, and as we grow up we learn what we should or shouldn’t put into our mouths.
We usually arrive at these conclusions when we're chomping down on a rotten piece of fruit or eating something gross that triggers our revulsion reflex, and that bad food memory makes us pay more attention to what we eat in the future.
As we get older and leave those days of discovery behind us it’s fun to take a look back at the way we were, and wonder how the heck we could have eaten such strange things as a child.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it's always a good idea to eat a balanced breakfast -and this English breakfast pizza by Instructables user ivytoad certainly meets that criteria. You have your bread and grains, your fruit and vegetables, your protien and dairy. Sounds healthy to me!
Robin had started a revolution, revealing that the tyrant Prince John was nothing but a cowardly lion beneath all the pomp and posh robes. And yet they called Robin a hood, denounced him as nothing but a punk and a squatter living unlawfully on the king's land, but the people of Nottingham knew better. They knew a scoundrel when they saw one, and with Sir Hiss as his advisor the people were even more wary of the Prince's treachery. But Robin wasn't alone in his quest to dethrone the dummy, and with some big help from Little John and the fair Maid Marian he would rock the kingdom and spread the wealth.
Add some animated awesomeness to your geeky wardrobe with this A Pox On The Phony King Of England t-shirt by ClayGrahamArt, and fight for your right to wear cool cartoon themed clothing!
They say ever since man discovered he could club his fellow man to death with a rock he's been making bigger and deadlier weapons on a daily basis, but I say man learned to strangle and bite before he went clubbing.
We’ve come a long way from the good old days of slings and stone axes, and our ability to create bigger and deadlier weapons has helped shape human history, for better or worse.
The Atlantic created an animated short that succinctly reveals the evolution of weaponry, using data from the book A History Of The World In 100 Weapons by Chris McNab. The minimal animation probably won't blow you away, but you'll have plenty of dates to drop at your next NRA meeting!
Can pigeons distinguish between good and bad art? Does a full bladder make you more confused? Is yawning contagious …in tortoises? John Green tells us about scientific research that makes you want to scratch your head, but often the aim is to determine ideas -or even parts of ideas- that aren’t evident on the surface. Another question: does John Green have as much trouble saying “dental floss” correctly as I do?
Many things seem like a good idea as long as you don't actually put much thought into them. These adorable hamster cup accessories certainly fit into that category. After all, hamsters are simply precious and watching one climb into a cup is cute as all heck -but that doesn't mean you want to drink out of a glass adorned with a rodent. If the deeper concept doesn't bother you and you simply must have the cute, they can be yours for a very reasonable $2.50 each -though shipping from Japan can add up quickly.
A guy sings a duet with his cat Chaninho. You’ll recognize the song, even though it's sung in Portuguese. "If you're happy and you know it, say meow." Chaninho has his part down perfectly. -via Daily Picks and Flicks
Panhandlers are an inherent part of civilization, getting by on donations they cull from charitable folks with an outstretched hand and a plea for spare change.
It’s uncommon to see a panhandler that doesn’t use a sign to help garner donations nowadays, and those signs range from the stereotypical “need a buck for a beer” to the heartstring tugging “hungry homeless vet”.
There are tons of movies out there that make you shake your head and wonder "how did they actually green-light something that stupid?" But sadly, there are also tons of movies that should have been made that just weren't. For example, while John Carter was a great movie, but an animated version that would have predated Snow White as the first full-length feature film could have been even more amazing and may have even changed film history.
Learn about nine other awesome movies that should have been made in this TopTenz article, or just watch the video above.
Hold onto your sweet tooth, a design student in London has made an all-chocolate Nike Air Max 90. Milan Miladinov created the sneaker at a time when the iconic running shoe is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
The all-chocolate version of the shoe was created by using a silicon mold of the Nike Air Max 90. Miladinov painted the inside of the mold in order to better recreate every line of the shoe, poured a bunch of liquid chocolate into it, waited 15 hours, and came up with this.
There’s something very relaxing about a rose-covered arch, a pergola festooned with wisteria, or a leafy arbor. Here’s another way to make a shady place to sit and enjoy nature: a willow dome. The structure support itself is alive! Willow branches have a particular feature that makes building a dome or other garden structure fairly easy.
Willow trees have an unusual trait: freshly cut branches will sprout roots and grow into new trees when merely plunked into the ground and watered. By taking cuttings from an established willow tree, “planting” them strategically and weaving the supple young branches together as they grow, any number of structures—such as a gazebo, pergola, play hut, party dome, sweat lodge, art cave or even a shady area for your livestock—can be created on your land.
The Tick had become a big blue bug of happiness ever since he'd been introduced to his soulmate, the radiant beauty known only as Spoon. She was shiny all over, and curvy in all the right places, and when she took a dip in a bowl of cereal Tick couldn't help himself- he'd been Spoonstruck! He soon forgot all about fighting crime, as found he preferred to spend his evenings shining his sweet spoon and eating all sorts of yummy things with her. It was love at first bit!
Bring some superheroic ha-has to your geeky wardrobe with this Spoonstruck t-shirt by Matt Sinor, it'll have your fellow tick fans smiling like Arthur on laundry day!
Yes, nothing to see here except three adorable baby goats — a two sister, one brother trio — being kept warm on a chilly day in colorful li'l goat sweaters. Then they're snuggled together in a basket. Then they're getting a baby goat bath. So move along, lest you be temporarily paralyzed by the cuteness kryptonite that is bouncing baby goat triplets in sweaters, baskets and baths. -Via Laughing Squid
As part of the The Gumball 3000 motor rally, Christie's is auctioning off David Hasselhoff's personal K.I.T.T. car. Yes, that's right, his own black 1982 Pontiac Trans Am from the Knight Rider television series will be put on the auction block on May 30th, 2015.
Don't get your hopes up, this K.I.T.T. won't drive itself or talk like the one in the 1980s series. Also, it is expected to fetch six figure$ in auction.
A photo posted by Rylai (@rylaifox) on May 8, 2015 at 8:06pm PDT
Look at this adorable puppy! Except… she’s not a puppy, she’s a kit. Rylai is a red fox (Vulpes vulpes), barely a month old. She was selectively bred to be white, and is not an albino. Her owner Jennifer has an FAQ on Facebook that answers a lot of questions about Rylai and fox ownership in general.
There is a spellbinding story that is part of the history of the Galapagos Islands. The settlers who braved the mostly uninhabited islands during the 1930s were a colorful mix of flamboyant, private and eccentric personalities. Friedrich Ritter, a German dentist, was first. He fled to the islands after beginning an affair with a patient of his. Incredibly, prior to Ritter and his paramour departing for the islands, they removed most of their teeth and had them replaced with one stainless steel false set they shared!
Heinz Wittmer was another early Galapagos settler. Then there was the showy, bombastic Baroness Eloise Wehrborn de Wagner-Bosquet. Not one but two lovers accompanied the Baroness, Rudolf Lorenz and Robert Philippson. She and her boy toys declared their intent to build the first hotel in the Galapagos. The Baroness, with her habit of traversing the tropical terrain in silk lingerie, brought worldwide attention to the islands. The international newspaper coverage incensed Ritter, who enjoyed the admiration he received for his public profile as a rugged settler.
Wittmer, always the quiet, private one, lived without incident with his wife and sons as Ritter and the Baroness publicly feuded. If their fighting wasn't bad enough, the lovers of the Baroness began to feud as well. The Ritters accused the Baroness of stealing their mail and spreading false rumors about them.
This tropical soap opera continued unabated until March 1934, at which time the Baroness and her lover Philippson disappeared. The Wittmers claimed that friends of the Baroness had arrived and taken her with them to visit Tahiti, yet no sightings of a ship near the islands had been made on the day of the couple's disappearance. The Baroness also left behind essential personal effects, which was unlike her. The lovers never reached Tahiti and were never seen again.
Ritter and his girlfriend maintained that the other lover of the Baroness, Lorenz, had killed her and Philippson. Lorenz left the islands after their disappearance; he asked a fisherman to ferry him to the mainland. Yet both he and the fisherman were found dead of hunger and thirst several months later on Marchena Island. A short time afterward, Ritter died of food poisoning; some believed that his lover poisoned him after their relationship grew argumentative. She returned to Germany, leaving the Wittmers as the sole settlers left.
If you think this sounds like the basis of a movie, you're not alone. A 2014 documentary film was made about the settlers, the trailer of which is below. It's currently avaiable to stream on Netflix. While I haven't yet seen it, it seems to be generally well reviewed and I look forward to watching it.
30m wide x 10m high piece, The abandoned Dolphinarium, Tel-Aviv, 2015
Without any doubt the biggest art challenge I have ever had. This piece was hard to achieve. Stormy nights, high rollers from the ground, the all deal. But it had to be done, I had this vision for almost a year now.
This landmark is found in the middle of continuing ownership arguments, another real estate bite in Tel-Aviv's view.
Note the wind-up key at the right. It’s not as big as it should be for the building, but that’s fixed with a little forced perspective. -via Laughing Squid
Shaun Palmer planned a surprise for his bride by arranging to have Bilbo the barn owl fly down the aisle to deliver their wedding rings. Luckily, Bilbo complied and delivered the rings, unlike this barn owl featured previousy at Neatorama who decided to perch in the rafters of the church with the rings and take a nap!
The annual Festival of Moros y Cristianos in Alcoy, Spain, commemorates the struggle between the Christians and the Moors in the 15th century. Different groups dressed a Moors and Christians participate in elaborate processions for two days and re-enact a battle on the third day. The overtones of genocide seem a bit strange to Americans, and Mike Powell brought it up.
Our Valencian friends were surprised by my concerns, and assured me that Moros y Cristianos is a positive event, honoring a shared history; that there’s no rancor or gloating sentiment behind the processions. And now that I’ve attended Alcoy’s festival, I suppose they’re right. There wasn’t any real difference between the groups dressed as Moors and those as Christians; both wear flamboyant costumes, both smile and wave at the crowd, and both are cheered equally. It’s just another excuse to get dressed up and have a party.
Shouta Sanoda is a Japanese illustrator who, with this exercise, has created a series featuring the eyes of cultural icons. The series includes artists, singers and actresses. Can you identify any of them just by seeing their eyes? Check out all twelve illustrations here; nine of twelve names are provided for you to match with their corresponding images.
Mark Tretter went to Iceland for spring break and was astonished at how windy it was. This video was recorded at Budir. He thinks he’s going to demonstrate taking a drink, but first he has to figure out how to stand up and stay in one place!
Kids, are you bored? Try nuclear war. You'll have a blast! In 1982, back when a global nuclear war seemed highly possible, if not likely, Victor Langer, Walter Thomas, and Brent Richardson published this fun activity book for kids. It's a tongue-in-cheek guide to life after the end of the world that features games like Mark the Mutant and Radioactive Tag. There are fashion tips and bomb shelter supply lists that all of us 80s kids knew well. You can see more pages at Flashbak.