Guess the Disney Movie by Its Color Scheme

This series of artworks by designer and illustrator Hyo Taek Kim features the color palettes of Disney feature films. The one above is the easiest to guess of the bunch. How many others can you name? Take the quiz here. 

See more of Kim's work and purchase prints here.

 

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Australia’s Plant of Pain

In a country where all the animals are trying to kill you, the Gympie Gympie is a plant that just wants to make you wish you were dead. You don’t even have to touch it to hurt, because the hairlike structures that cover its leaves shed and make the ground around the plant dangerous. And don't even think about using it for toilet paper.

Many would say that endangering the Gympie Gympie is a job well begun. This innocuous-looking greenery is one of the most feared plants in the world. Its sting is so agonizing that a slight brush to the hand from one of the leaves can make a person throw up from the pain.

Not that the leaves are the only dangerous part. Only the roots of the Gympie are free of the fine hairs that lodge in the skin and deliver the sting. Every subsequent moment of pressure on the hairs causes them to put out more poison into the skin. The pain feels like fire, and it lasts. As long as the hairs are embedded in the skin, the pain keeps coming. Stings from the Gympie cause the lymphatic system to go into overdrive. A person's throat, armpits, and groin swell up and ladle on the pain as the lymph nodes expand.

Yes, it’s an endangered species. But who will step up to save the Gympie Gympie? Read more about this horrifying plant at io9. -via Metafilter

(Image credit: Willem van Aken, CSIRO)


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The Pilots’ Graveyard

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The Ämari Air Base in Estonia was once a busy hub of the Soviet Air Force. There’s a cemetery in a forested area of the base. Eric Grundhauser of Atlas Obscura reports that during the Soviet occupation of Estonia, some pilots were buried beneath the vertical stabilizer fins of their aircraft. Grundhauser writes that “the effect almost looks as though a squadron of the ships are burrowing through the ground with their fins above the surface like sharks.”


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Songs Illustrated in Chart Form



New York City-based
Erik Tanouye describes himsef as a "Japanese Writer and Comedy Legend. UCB personage. Novelist. Enthusiast." Tanouye has a Tumblr called Song Lyrics in Chart Form filled with graphics like those shown here - his funny take on graphs meeting lyrics. Visit his Tumblr to see more. 

ImagesSong Lyrics in Chart Form | Via: Right This Minute



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Should You Get a Dog or a Kid?

You need another living creature to fill the hole in your life or relationship. Should it be a dog or a child? Rob Fee of Mandatory runs through the differences in the two experiences. You could also get both. Eventually the child will be able to walk the dog. But for some reason, people will flip if you appoint the dog as babysitter.

-via How to Be a Dad

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Run For Your Life, Charlie Brown! The Peanuts Gang as Horror Movie Characters


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UK-based cartoonist Dennis Davies turns Peanuts characters from sweet to psychotic in his series Run for Your Life, Charlie Brown. Watch as Charlie and the gang are transformed into baddies like Hannibal Lecter and Freddy Krueger. Check out more of Davies' artwork here.

Image Dennis Davies | Via Lost in E Minor


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Mansion for Sale Includes This Empire Strikes Back-Themed Bedroom

Upon which I call dibs. This mansion in Westlake, California has 6 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms within its 15,835 square feet. There’s also a tennis court and a pool. The interior rooms, beyond the one designed to look like the planet Hoth from Star Wars, include other marvels . . .

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French Bulldog Takes Things into His Own Paws When Left in the Car

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This Frenchie from Eureka, California is obviously not a fan of being left alone in the car. He's bored and wants his human to get a move on. Thus, as he can't hotwire and reach to put the pedal to the metal, he put his paw on the horn. Leave this cutie in the car for too long and he'll lay on the horn for just as long. Eye for an eye, paw for a paw. -Via Laughing Squid

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Pixel Paradox - The Future Looks An Awful Lot Like The Past...


Pixel Paradox by Hopography

Marty's life was starting to feel like a waking dream, and the years he'd spent traveling through time were starting to mess with his head...and his eyesight. He began to see the world as a perfectly pixelated place, and people as a bunch of squares walking around trying to keep it together. Marty walked the streets in a daze, most definitely not feeling McFly, and then he ran into himself outside the 80s themed diner...

Head back to the low resolution future with this Pixel Paradox t-shirt by Hopography, it's totally classic!

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The World's Fair That Raised San Francisco From the Ashes

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, held in San Francisco. Most people just called it the World’s Fair. The purpose of the exposition was to celebrate the Panama Canal and the ease of travel it brought, but the fair also celebrated San Francisco rising from the ashes of the devastating earthquake of 1906. What would amount to an entire city elsewhere was built for the fair, only to be torn down afterward.

All these structures and their lushly landscaped courtyards were united by an earth-tone color scheme devised by muralist Jules Guérin, the Director of Color, to reflect the California landscape. “I saw the vibrant tints of the native wild flowers, the soft brown of the surrounding hills, the gold of the orangeries, the blue of the sea; and I determined that, just as a musician builds his symphony around a motif or chord, so must I strike a chord of color and build my symphony on this,” Guérin wrote. Architect Bernard Maybeck, who designed the Palace of Fine Arts, likened the entire assemblage to a cloissoné brooch, with its many Italianate, Islamic, and French-inspired buildings all clad in faux-travertine.

The most eye-catching bauble of all was clearly the 435-foot-tall Tower of Jewels, a mishmash of architectural references whose exterior was covered by 102,000 two-inch cut glass “Novagems.” Constructed to hang on small hooks and sparkle like a coating of colorful sequins, these oversized glass “gemstones” were also sold as souvenirs of the PPIE. Emily Post described the building as a diamond and turquoise wedding cake. The Novagem gimmick was put forth by the fair’s lighting director, Walter D’Arcy Ryan, who referred to their effect as “augmented daylight.”

There were also several fabulous light shows to dazzle visitors, exhibitions of modern technology, pavilions of foreign culture (some of which were quite offensive), stunt pilots, art, music, and a 5-acre scale model of the Panama Canal -that worked! Collectors Weekly talked to curator Erin Garcia and author Laura Ackley about the fair and what it meant to San Francisco 100 years ago.  


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The Dutiful Son

(Rocky Davies)

It’s always been like this. Ronald upheld the honor of the family while the Joker tore it down. Even when they were kids, it fell upon Ronald to clean up his little brother’s messes. Eventually, he stopped doing it for his brother. Only love and respect for his mother would keep him going. But even that motivation will fade in time.

Artist Rocky Davies drew this drama-packed cartoon. He also designed several t-shirts now on sale in the NeatoShop.

-via Geek Art Gallery


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13 Animals Grumpier Than Grumpy Cat

Some animals, like the Quokkas and red pandas, couldn't look grumpy if they tried. While we love them for making us smile, sometimes you need a Grumpy Cat to remind you that everyone has bad days and only idiots smile all the time. Of course, when you're really having a bad day, just one grumpy cat still isn't enough.

That's where this great article from the San Diego Zoo comes in -giving you even more grumpy critters to make your frown into more of a scowling smirk. Granted, some of these animals might not actually look quite as grumpy as the legendary Grumpy Cat herself, but they're still in a bad enough mood to make me feel better.

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This Pepperoni-Covered Corvette Is the Ultimate Pizza Delivery Vehicle

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PizzaMan Dan’s is a pizzeria chain in southern California. The owner, Dan Collier, gets around in this custom classic Corvette. That’s a pepperoni pattern with $1.50 for every additional topping. He exhibited it at the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas this week. Hopefully he also lets his drivers use it for quick deliveries.

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Arguing with a Husky

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He says, “So my husky stole my dad's potato skin off his plate. This was the ensuing argument.” Both Dads and Huskys are extremely verbal, so many words flew back and forth. Redditor kurtu5 offered a handy translation:

Human - Bad dog! Bad dog!

Dog - Our species decided to work together 10,000 years ago to help each other to survive! We used to share the hunt!

Human - Bad dog! Bad dog!

Dog - All you give me is boring dry food! Taste is enhanced by smell and my nose is 1,000 times more sensitive than yours! My food is so damn boring!

Human - Bad dog! Bad dog!

Dog - What do you expect? This is torture! I can't stand my dry food anymore. I love you so much and I want to eat with you!

However, the dog was eventually resigned to the fact that he will never outtalk Dad. But hey, he got a potato skin!  

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A Collection of Business Cards That Lend Insight Into Their Famous Holders



It's interesting what we can glean about people by certain choices they make. In the case of this business card collection, we can see who (at least, at the time in which they carried the card shown) is into simplicity, who tends to be flamboyant and who may have an ego. We can make educated guesses as to how they feel about or the significance they attach to their work by the size, shape, color, fonts and information on the cards. Business cards are the windows to the marketing soul — even American Psychos know that. 

See the full card collection here. 




Computer hacker Kevin Mitnick's card doubled as a lock picking set


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100 Years of Fitness in 100 Seconds

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The way women have tried to stay fit sure has changed in the last 100 years. One thing you must remember is that the first couple of decades in this video were the days that women spent a huge amount of time carrying buckets of water from the well to the house, washing diapers by hand, and hauling firewood or coal for the heating stove. They deserved a good stretch!  Later, when modern appliances and office jobs replaced household drudgery, we had to get more serious about fitness. The video was made by Benenden health to celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary. -via Buzzfeed


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Say "Hello" to the World's Most Photographed Tarantula

Pandora is a tarantula. She is also a model. Those two factors aren't coincidence. Pandora's owner was once afraid of spiders but eventually not only overcame her fear, but also came to love the creatures and adopt dozens of them as pets.

In an effort to get others to overcome their fear of spiders and hopefully come to love the creatures, she started taking pictures of her pets. She soon discovered that Pandora was a perfect model and in the process started posting delightful photos of her baby on Facebook and Tumblr.

Of course, if you're terrified of spiders, it's hard to say if some of her horror-themed shoots will really help, but at least they'll let you see the creatures in an entirely new light.

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Rabbit King Munches on His Iron Throne

Aegon Targaryen--Aegon the Fluffy, the call him--subdued all the warrens of Westeros. Then all of the Chief Rabbits of the land surrendered their carrots. He used them to erect the enormous Carrot Throne.

Wallace the rabbit once delivered beer to members of the court using a purpose-built cart. But no longer. He played the game and played it well. Now he sits in the Carrot Throne. And occasionally snacks on it, too.


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14 Things You Might Not Know About Se7en



Brad Pitt went through the wringer during the filming of David Fincher's 1995 crime drama Se7en, in more ways than one. While filming a scene in which his character gives chase to a suspect in the rain, Pitt fell and his arm went through a windshield, severing his tendon with a cut down to the bone. The cast Pitt had to to wear in order to heal his injury was 
written into the script, which necessitated a few scenes being reshot. During those scenes Pitt was forced to keep the cast hidden.  

Read 13 more facts about Se7en here. 


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Desolation - Dragons Don't Fight Fair


Desolation by Roxorsoxoff

The time for sneaking and hiding in the shadows is over, now it's time for humans, dwarves and halflings to stand together and prepare for kombat! There's a smog cloud staining the air, and a mighty rumble can be heard from deep inside Lonely Mountain, signaling the mighty dragon's will soon return. Will you become just another mortal fatality, or will you face the dragon and help FINISH HIM?!

Battle the forces of boring fashion with this Desolation t-shirt by Roxorsoxoff, it's a mighty bold way to show your love of epic fantasy and classic fighting games at the same time!

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There Goes the Bus

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When they said, “The bus is lost,” that didn’t mean the driver took a wrong turn. Heavy rains have left Brazil with massive drainage problems and flooding. On a stretch of the Trans-Amazon highway between Rurópolis and Itaituba, rushing water undercut the road’s foundation. On Tuesday, a bus was recorded as it was swallowed by the collapsing road, and is then washed away in the floodwaters. Fortunately, all the passengers got off the bus in time, and no one was injured. The story is in Portuguese with an English translation by Google. -Thanks, Ken Berken!


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Everyone Needs A Hair Octopus

John has previously shown us what happens when we turn hair into horses, but what happens when you top it with an octopus? Amazingness. Yes, that's right. Amazingness is what happens when you top your hair with a fancy fancinator that looks like hair that is shaped just like an octopus. That sounds confusing. Just look at the pictures on DeviantArt and know you can get them on Etsy.

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It’s So Relaxing to Watch This Capybara and Ducklings Take a Bath


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JoeJoe the capybara lives like a human household pet. He even rides through pet stores in a shopping cart. He epitomizes the chill lifestyle. This is well-demonstrated in this video of him relaxing in a tub of water while baby ducks play on his back.

-via Nothing to Do with Aborath

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100 Behind-the-Scenes Movie Set Shots

Jaws, 1975

Imgur user joinyouinthesun uploaded a treasure trove of 100 behind-the-scenes film set images that make for a killer collection. The photos show actors and sets from 1931 to 2012, from the early days of the "talkies" to the modern era of the latest special effect technologies. If you're a film fan, it's definitely worth your time to check out this great grouping of photographs.


Taxi Driver, 1976

Ghostbusters, 1984


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An Embarrassing Moment at a Press Conference

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Nigel Hayes of the Wisconsin Badgers is a 6’7” elite basketball player, but you have to remember that he’s also a 20-year-old college student. During a press conference last week, he had a little fun with the stenographers that record everything for press releases, throwing out this quote:

“Before I answer that question, I would like to say a few words: cattywampus, onomatopoeia and antidisestablishmentarianism. (Laughs).”

During another press conference a couple of days later, Hayes was given an opportunity to repeat that stunt for the stenographers. He chose the word “syzygy,” but was also impressed with Debra Bollman’s appearance. And just like a 20-year-old college student, he remarked about it to his teammate while forgetting the microphone was hot. And then became quite embarrassed. His adorable reaction makes the whole sequence golden. Another thing you might learn in college besides big words: Pride goeth before a fall.  -via reddit


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12 Great Easter Crafts You Can Do With Your Kiddos

Easter Sunday is almost here and that means it's time to get decorating. While we covered some easy and classy decorations on Homes and Hues last year, that article overlooked one of the greatest parts of the holiday -spending time with your children.

That's why this year's Easter decorating article focuses on kid-friendly crafts that you can do together. From simple foam window decorations to beautiful flower displays that can teach kids a little bit about botany, we're sure you'll find some kind of children's activity that you and your little ones can enjoy together.

So don't miss the whole list over at Homes and Hues: 12 Fun Easter Crafts You Can Do With Your Kids

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Better Off Dead: 7 People Whose Death Notices Improved Their Lives

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1. Betty Robinson

At the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam, Betty Robinson, a 16-year-old student from Riverdale, Ill., won a gold medal in the 100-meter dash and a silver medal as part of the 100-meter relay team. But her most impressive athletic achievement would come eight years later, when she staged one of the greatest comebacks in sports history.

In 1931, Robinson was flying in a small biplane with her cousin when they crashed near Chicago. After she was pulled from the wreckage, emergency workers declared her dead. Her body was placed in the trunk of a car and driven to a mortician, who realized that she was still alive. Robinson had suffered a concussion, a broken leg, a cracked hip, and a crushed arm. She would spend a total of seven months in a coma, followed by another six in a wheelchair.

Miraculously, after just three years, Robinson was able to walk again. And before long, she was running. Within three years, she’d resumed training and was up to her previous speed. But because she couldn’t bend her knees enough to crouch in the official starting position, she wasn’t qualified to compete in most races. She could still pass a baton, though. So, at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, she was allowed to be the third runner in the 100-meter relay team. Although the German team led for most of the race, their final runner dropped the baton, and the U.S. team sprinted ahead to win by eight yards. Just five years after she’d been delivered to the undertaker, Robinson won her second Olympic gold.

2. Edward V. Rickenbacker

Edward Vernon Rickenbacker was an ace fighter pilot and one of America’s most dashing heroes. During World War II, he was sent to deliver a message to General Douglas MacArthur, who was leading the Pacific campaign from New Guinea. But in October of 1942, tragedy struck when Rickenbacker’s B-17 went down somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. After weeks of searching for his body, newspapers declared the war hero dead.

Twenty-four days after the accident, Rickenbacker and six of his companions were found alive, floating on a raft in the middle the ocean. Headlines nicknamed the pilot “Ironman Eddie” and “That Indestructible Man of Aviation.” Rickenbacker was thankful to have survived, but the weeks of starvation and dehydration had token a toll on his physical and emotional health. He and his men had to watch, helpless, as one of their ranks died aboard the raft. After Rickenbacker returned to health, he set about making certain that no soldier suffered such pain again. He used his fame to encourage the U.S. Air Force to design new life rafts equipped with radios and emergency supplies. Fittingly, they became known as “Rickenbackers.”

But Rickenbacker’s work was far from over.

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Dogs Look Surprisingly Beautiful With Hair Buns

As someone with hair down to her waist, I pretty much live with my hair in a bun. That being said, I don't think I could ever even begin to compete with the gorgeous hairstyles on these precious pups -particularly that one up at the top there who could easily be a model for the perfect donut bun.

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How to Wash Your Bald Head in Space


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Either Nature has blessed you with an unadorned head or you have removed those unsightly follicles from your pate. No matter how you came to live the bald lifestyle, you’ll need to wash your head. That’s a bit tricky in the very low gravity that astronauts on the International Space Station contend with.

Luca Parmitano, an Italian astronaut, shows us how he cleans his head without spraying water everywhere. Enormous globs of water adhere to his bare dome and remain in place until he wipes them away with a towel.

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The Worst of Two Worlds

Graphic designer Ben Harmon did something that shouldn’t ever have been done. He created a new font that integrates the worst features of the worst fonts: Comic Sans and Papyrus. Behold, Comic Papyrus!

Presenting Comic Papyrus. You heard right — COMIC FREAKIN' PAPYRUS! Your two most favoritest fonts ever have FINALLY been smooshed together typographically, just as Darwin intended. Cross-bred. Cross-awesomified.

So stop wasting hours switching back and forth between your two old favorites, and just use your new favorite instead. Comic Papyrus combines the timeless rustic qualities from centuries past with the hilarious fun-loving wit of today's funny pages. It'll make you laugh (like a joke) and cry (like a mummy). Simultaneously!

He’s making the font available for your use for just $5. It’s everything in a font you never wanted. -via Motherboard


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