It’s all fun and games until the guy at the top has to pee. Whether he climbs down over all the others or just tries to aim away, either could be a disaster. Even worse if he doesn’t wake up! There was also mention of bears starting at the bottom and birds of prey starting at the top. However, my first thought was the scene of everyone trying to climb into bed at once. That should have been recorded on video (and would rival a Three Stooges short). This picture was posted by ravenpride at reddit.
Are you curious about why Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has the 7 o'clock position? Anotrey explains his rationale:
Harry Potter is important to my wife and me; we even used some HP elements in our wedding, so it had to make the clock somehow! The number 7 is featured prominently in the series, and the way his arm reaches for the title makes a 7. But that's a stretch ;)
What other titles would you suggest for the hours on the clock?
-via Steven Ross
It’s a prank by the great Obvious Plant, who obviously planted this flyer at his local 24 Hour Fitness gym. It’s 1 of 3 that he’s played on the impressively patient gym staff. Trainer Chuck M. has a brilliant idea for staying in shape. Humans didn’t evolve to sit at desks or ride bikes. Our primitive ancestors didn’t have crossover machines. They got their exercise in everyday life by chasing and being chased by wild animals. So get in shape the natural way.
Have we learned nothing from Spider-Man? When humanity’s knowledge outstrips its wisdom, we end up with superheroes or supervillains, both of which are trouble. Move the spider farm someplace else. Here, there’s a vacant lot next to the old chemical weapons dump. That'll be fine.
Looks like Wile E. Coyote has been up to his old tricks again! Who else would drop a vintage safe from some height right onto a parked car? You’d be forgiven if you thought this must be an art installation, and you’d be right, too. It’s a promotional gimmick on the streets of Limerick, Ireland, for Grandmother’s Giant Journey, a performance that is part of the Giant Saga by the French art company Royal de Luxe (previously at Neatorama). Grandmother will arrive in Limerick September 5th to stay through the 7th. Well, according to the legend, she will actually fall from the sky, but I wouldn't worry about any cars being crushed -at least none accidentally. -via reddit
(Photo: Norbert van Onna)
De Bever Architects designed this bathroom for a home in Eindoven, The Netherlands. When viewed from a distance, the tilework on the bathroom walls turns into the hide of a giraffe. Anything that suggests an African safari is, of course, ideal for a visit to the toilet.
This clever lamp shade design makes good use of old x-ray radiographs. The craftsmanship looks precise. It would be ideal for macabre settings, such as a preschool classroom or a wedding chapel.
It's called The Beer Engine. The Hogs Back Brewery in Tongham, Surrey, UK commissioned this custom motorcycle. As you can see, the sidecar is a beer keg, spigot and all. The gear shift lever is a beer engine pull. The owners use the motorcycle to draw the attention of crowds at festivals and other public events.
This is what happens when you don't obey the librarian and she has to shush you one too many times. The UT Dallas McDermott Library had an incident yesterday. No one was injured, but it ended up being a lot of work.
Biology grad students, make a note to yourself not to cross an octopus with a cow. As if that would ever be remotely possible. This is from a Buzzfeed list called 15 Jokes That Only Biologists Will Fully Understand. That’s not quite true; you don’t have to be a biologist to understand them, really, you just have to know some biology terms. Most are puns, but this one made me laugh out loud. Check them out and let me know if you have any better ones.
Ride like the wind. You are a master horseman traversing the plains on a majestic steed. People will look at you with respect and honor if you style your hair like this.
-via Rocket News 24
NASA astronauts who live and work on the International Space Station get there and back by hitching rides with the Russians. You have to wonder what Kennedy and Khrushchev would think of that. On Thursday morning, cosmonauts Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova, and NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore (commander of Expedition 42) came home to Earth in a Soyuz spacecraft, floating down with the aid of an enormous parachute, to land in Kazakhstan. This picture of the golden parachute (which is actually red and white) was captured by NASA photographer Bill Ingalls. See more pictures from the successful landing at National Geographic. Get more technical details about the return at NASA.
(Image credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA)
Here's a crafting project that makes clever use of what a fan looks like when it's turned on. Just apply paint in the right spots and you have a Captain America shield. You can throw it at your enemies, but first make sure that you have a long extension cord attached.
-via Pleated Jeans
You turn the blue spigot--the story ends. You wake up with cold water splashing all over your bed. You turn the red spigot--you stay in Wonderland and I show you how scalding hot the rabbit hole is.
Remember: all I'm offering is water. Nothing more.
-via Tastefully Offensive
Color us impressed!
A few years ago, artist Natalie Fletcher moved to Bend, Oregon, and came across an ad for a body painter when she was looking to find a job. Despite having no experience at all, she applied ... and when they asked for examples of previous work, she thought, "Oh, crap! I better paint some bodies!"
That's how Natalie's journey as a body painter started. Since then, she's created many wonderful body paint artwork, including these trippy "Just an Illusion" optical illusion series below. There's no digital enhancement of these images - Natalie painted these freehand with an airbrush on the back of her boyfriend Todd's body:
View more of Natalie's fantastic body art over at her official website (contains artistic nudity) - Thanks Chris!
Would you like help? Yeah, it’s funny, but as soon as you admit that you get the joke, you’ve dated yourself. Adding googly eyes to a paperclip evokes recollections of Clippy, the annoying virtual assistant in Microsoft Office applications sold from 1997 to 2003. Furbyfresse uploaded this picture and said her boyfriend made earrings for her. -via Fail Blog
Who is this kid? I don't know. But he has earned the respect of all humanity for devising the perfect way to use a touchscreen interface. It's the opposite of a treadmill desk. There's no more needless, wasteful expenditure of energy by remaining upright, or holding up your hands. Just like there, flat on your back, as nature intended.
-via Rocket News 24
Please remain on the line. You clay tablet is very important to us. Tablets will be answered in the order in which they were received.
The British Museum owns a baked clay tablet from the Mesopotamian city of Ur. It is a complaint about a delivery of copper. The response time may be a bit long.
-via Joe Stump
Maximo Riera understands the importance of creating furniture designs that fit into any home or office. A good furniture maker knows that a piece that goes anywhere is more marketable than a weird oddity. That's why he's continuing to develop chairs and couches that look like large animals. In the past, we've seen his walrus chair and octopus chair. Now he's added to that line this couch that looks like a hippopotamus. It's made to a 1:1 scale with leather lined and creased like a real hippopotamus.
-via Marginal Revolution
(Photo: National Geographic/Steffen Reichle)
National Geographic offers a larger version of this image as a downloadable computer wallpaper. Steffen Reichle's incredible shot shows a swarm of butterflies in the Tucavaca Valley Municipal Reserve, a wildlife protection area in Chiquitos Province.
-via Marilyn Terrell
The confluence of a slanted awning, a blanket of snow, icicles, and a slight melt produced this lethal trap waiting to skewer any tall person coming out of the door. Or any short person who stands on a few inches of hard snow. Luckily, redditor aeyntie saw the murderous icicle before he was impaled, and got a photograph from the side to show us how nature’s wrath works in mysterious ways. Doesn’t it look like a tentacled ice monster? Then of course, after the murder, the evidence would just melt away.
Da dum. Da dum. We're going to need bigger washer and dryer!
UK Art Director and artist Sam Gilbey was inspired by the iconic Jaws poster and decided to put together something far, far more terrifying: Chores, a poster about doing the laundry.
You know what's worse than snow on the road? Poop on the road. Lots and lots of poop. Two tons of poop to be exact.
Last week, a highway exit ramp along the I-65 in Indiana's White County had to be closed because of an unusual spill. Raw sewage, thought to be 300 to 400 gallons of hog waste, was 6 to 8 inches deep in some places.
And if you think scooping up poop is a crappy job, the matter got a bit worse for the cleanup crew because it froze into toxic poopsicles.
I'm sure you want to see what that looks like (warning: it is as gross as it sounds), so here it is after the jump: