The Wicked Witch of the West Accepts the Ice Bucket Challenge

The Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz is actually a kind-hearted person. She has now topped every other participant in the Ice Bucket Challenge from the ALS Foundation.

-via Tastefully Offensive


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Warning: Wardrobe Does Not Lead to Narnia

(Photo: Rohit Bhargava)

Sorry, shoppers. Although the easy-to-assemble cabinet smells fresh from cedar wood and will keep your clothing sorted properly, it does not lead to a magical world. There is no hidden door in the back, unlike some others.

-via Nerd Bastards


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A Pink Grasshopper


(Photo: Tim Parkinson)

It's a lovely shade of pink, which is not what you might expect from a grasshopper. Though rare, pink grasshoppers are occasionally spotted. Tim Parkinson found this one in Norfolk, UK.

What causes pink grasshoppers? Victoria Hillman, a wildlife biologist and photographer, explained a year ago in National Geographic. It's the result of a genetic mutation similar to albinism:

It is called erythrism an unusual and little-understood genetic mutation caused by a recessive gene similar to that which affects albino animals. This mutation results in one of two things happening or even a combination of the two; a reduce or even absence of the normal pigment and/or the excessive production of other pigments, in this case red which results in pink morphs. Although it was first discovered in 1887 in a katydid species, it is extremely rare to see these pink morphs so you can imagine our delight at finding so many in one area and they probably all have the same parents both carrying the recessive gene. All the individuals we found were nymphs and a couple of things can now happen if they make it to adulthood, they can lose the pink colouring altogether, they may stay pink or even be a variation between the two! We will be checking back on these individuals throughout the coming weeks and months to see what happens.

-via Kotaku


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Intimate Portraits Of Teens In Mosh Pits

It's said to have started with the punk pogo, then it went on to become hardcore slam dancing before the bastardized pronunciation of mash left us calling them mosh pits, but whatever you call them chances are you know the scene- a bunch of people at a hardcore or metal show thrashing about with reckless abandon. 

Photographer Emily Stein captures the feeling of being up close and personal with your fellow hard music lover in the pit in her photo series 'Saturday's Mosh', capturing today's punky teens in their natural environment.

Emily's images captures the chaos, emotion and general giddiness felt by her kid subjects as they take in a show, and they're likely to make those who've dwelled in their share of mosh pits feel nostalgiac.

-Via DesignTAXI


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Sleepy Bird


(Photo: Molaire & Tentacules)

At the end of a long day, the topiary laid back and slept.

I'm having trouble determining the origin of this bush, but I gather that it is located in Le Jardin de Plantes, a botanical garden in Paris. It may have been inspired by the work of the children's book illustrator Claude Ponti.

-via Lustik


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8 Wedding Photos Taken at Precisely the Wrong Moment


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Or at the perfect moment, depending on your point of view. Is this blushing bride reaching out to grab that workman's tush? No, it's just the angle of the shot. She's actually looking at something else off-camera. I'll let you guess what that is.

This is 1 of 8 awkward wedding photos rounded up by Kelsey Borresen of the Huffington Post. There appears to be no Photoshop involved--just bad timing.


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Noah’s Cake

When you keep your expectations low enough, you’ll never be disappointed. According to redditor xdrtypopx, this cake was for an intern who completed the term. Judging from the Batman logo and the Hannah Montana decoration, it was probably a fairly young intern. Best of luck in the future, kid!


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Embarrassingly Bad School Dance Photos

Every year elementary, junior high and high school students have extremely embarrassing photos taken of them as part of the educational experience, photos of their awkward phases captured for posterity and placed in a photo album to be shared with friends and family.

Class photos are one thing, but there is nothing more embarrassing than a pic taken before a school dance, especially if you’re like the kids in this collection of cringe-worthy pics, kids who thought it would be a great idea to dress and act creatively for the photo.

There's the duct tape Warhol duo, who are totally going to blow people's minds at the dance, there's the creepy trio who look like they might know each other a little too well, and then there's this camel clutch loving couple, who are looking forward to a career in professional wrestling:

They kinda make your old school photos seem pretty alright, don't they?!

-Via Guff


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Planet Express Is Feeling The Economic Crunch

Everything has gone downhill for the Planet Express gang since their reality show Futurama was officially cancelled.

First Fry, Amy, Leela and Zoidberg had to get new jobs to help pay the bills, then Hermes left to tend his indoor "farm", and Bender was never really into the whole delivery service game so he decided to devote the rest of his battery life to crime.

Left with nothing but Scruffy and the ship Professor Farnsworth was forced to set Scruffy free and sell most of the ship for scrap:

Now, instead of delivering packages, Planet Express delivers people to their chosen destinations, relatively unharmed...

-Via Nerd Approved


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A Map of the Introvert's Heart


Comic artist (and introvert) Gemma Correll draws a map of the introvert's heart. This introvert thinks she pretty well nailed it. Are you an introvert? If so, what do you think? Would you add or subtract any regions on the map?


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Creepy Portraits Of People Covered In Junk Food

Photographer James Ostrer has taken the idiom you are what you eat far too literally in this deliciously creepy photo series full of portraits of people covered in sugary sweets and junk food:

The images may be terrifying to those who are on a diet, and might make people with a serious sweet tooth consider cannibalism for the first time, but they also bring to light another issue facing people today- the torture of innocent models.

Imagine being one of the unlucky models posing for this series, having to endure hours of food slathering, and the inevitable acne to follow, only to have your true identity obscured by food.

And the worst part of all is the fact that models can't even eat junk food, talk about your tasty torture!

-Via Junk Culture


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Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius Looked a Lot Like Screech

(Images: Livius, NBC)

Webcomic artist Zach Weinersmith noticed the uncanny resemblance. Marcus Aurelius, the Emperor of Rome from 161-180 A.D., had a similar face and hairstyle of Screech Powers, a character on Saved by the Bell. Perhaps the Sage of Bayside High School will also be remembered as a philosopher king.


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Charlie Brown's Wheels

Redditor Thegrizzlybearzombie spotted Charlie Brown and his dog Snoopy on the streets in Traverse City, Michigan. If you look closely, you’ll see that Snoopy has a GoPro camera attached to his Sopwith Camel. Be on the lookout for these two soon in a video. I bet they have their soundtrack already picked out.


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Erotica for Foodies



From Wikipedia: 

Food porn is a glamourized spectacular visual presentation of cooking or eating in advertisements,infomercials, cooking shows or other visual media, foods boasting a high fat and calorie content, exotic dishes that arouse a desire to eat or the glorification of food as a substitute for sex.

Gemma Correll poking fun at the notion of food porn is perfect for a weekend diversion — and right on target.


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Employees Who Have Clearly Given Up On Their Jobs

(Image Via acid cow)

Working a nine-to-five job can really get you down, and it’s not uncommon for overworked and bored employees to check out midway through a work week, because in their minds it’s already the weekend.

These employees can’t help but show their apathy for the job, and an apathetic employee is a sloppy employee.

(Image Via lolzbook)

It's surprising how many workers completely give up on trying to do their job right, yet can't help but share their lack of caring with the world:

(Image Via gosmellthecoffee)

They might as well come in to work with a shirt that reads "Take this job and shove it!", or just stay at home instead of coming in to work their shifts, but it seems money will make even the most apathetic employee pretend to give a crap about their job:

(Image Via acid cow)

Check out the rest of the 32 Service Workers Who Aren't Even Trying Anymore over at Distractify


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This Is a Library Building


(Photo: Allison Meier)

Should you think outside of the box? Yes. But first, explore the world of knowledge within it. This architectural gem is The Square Head, a sculpture and functional library building designed by Sasha Sonso. It was completed in 2002 and now serves as part of the central library of Nice, France.

Although it looks like a black cube, the panels on the face are actually windows. It is 92 feet tall and has 3 interior floors.

-via Marginal Revolution


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That Store

This store? No that store! We happened upon the That Store when walking around Flushing, New York, last week. I can't wait till the store becomes so successful that they can open more locations. At which point, you can then ask which That Store you're referring to: "This That Store" or "That That Store."


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40 Not Famous People Who Look Like Famous Celebrity People

Everybody has a doppelganger out there somewhere, a physical look-alike that may or may not be a famous Hollywood celebrity type person.

These doppelgangled people come from every walk of life, from celeb magazine readers to celebrity impersonators, and when Redditor Flyfishing94 asked folks if they have a celebrity look-alike they were happy to share side-by-side photos proving that they kinda look famous.

This young lady totally looks like Scarlett Johansson in the facial region:

(Image Via reddit/Getty/Frazer Harrison)

And is that Christian Bale chatting with you via webcam? Well, it ain't Batman!:

(Image Via Imgur/Getty)

Redditor rellik420 totally looked like Workaholic's Adam DeVine when he was a kid, or rather Adam DeVine looks like a young rellik420:

(Image Via Imgur)

Ummm, it looks like fictional characters are included as well, and this guy really does look like Woody from Toy Story, only about 50 percent less plastic:

(Image Via reddit)

And then there's the most stunning, most famous like look-alike of them all:

(Image Via reddit)

Looks kinda like Ben Stiller and EXACTLY like Zoolander! Total look-alike success!

Check out the rest of the 40 People Who Look So Much Like Celebrities It's Scary at BuzzFeed


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Brawl in the Ukrainian Parliament Neatly Illustrates the Golden Ratio

The Golden Ratio or Fibonacci numbers is a sequence of numbers consisting of the sum of the two previous numbers. It is found in nature and has long been a standard of beauty in Western art and architecture.

Now behold this stunning photo of a fistfight that broke out in Ukraine's national parliament. Manzil Lajura noticed what makes this image so elegant and the combatants so graceful: their bodies fit neatly within the Golden Ratio.

-via Blame It on the Voices


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Hey Girl, Check Out This Ryan Gosling-Themed Restroom


(Photo: crazycow7)

If you're feeling a bit constipated, will this restroom help or hurt you? If the former, then head to the Bang Bang, a bar and sushi restaurant in San Diego. Lauren Zupkus of the Huffington Post tells us that one restroom there is covered with pictures of actor Ryan Gosling. Sit down and stare into his dreamy eyes.


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Jeff Goldblum Co-Stars In Epic T-Rex Themed Wedding Photo

(Image Via Adam Biesenthal)

If you think Jeff Goldblum seems like a really fun guy to hang out with in real life, a great guy to invite to a party, then these fun Tyrannosaurus attack wedding photos will prove you right.

Jeff was in attendance at the wedding of his fiancee’s friend Pamela Sargent when the photographer (Adam Biesenthal) approached him about being in the T-Rex attack themed wedding photos, with the T-Rex added via photoshop so as not to endanger the guests.

Jeff agreed to play along, and now this lucky wedded couple has some of the most amazing wedding photos ever digitally manipulated.

Jeff’s expression is a mixture of acting scared and instantly regretting his decision to be in this photo series, because he’s gotta be tired of all the Jurassic Park references by now, right?

-Via Huffington Post


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Clever Jaws Hobo Nickel

I like Amy Armstrong's novel hobo nickel design that mimics the famous movie poster for Jaws. The shark has already had a meal, but he's ready for more.

-via Hobo Nickel Art


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Swiss Type Army Knife

Who could resist this ad for a Swiss army knife on sale! It may be an imitation, but it’s a genuine and authentic imitation! Can't argue with the fact that it's cheap, though.  -via Bad Newspaper


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Hilarious Renaissance Art Animated .Gifs

James Kerr, AKA "Scorpion Daggger,"  is an artist who specializes in collages and animated .gifs. When he combines the two, the results are comical. Lately, he's been splicing together images from Renaissance paintings to show unexpected scenes.

-via Juxtapoz


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Farmer Uses Elmo Doll as a Scarecrow

Do you want to frighten away animal predators and small children? Get yourself an Elmo doll and tie it by the throat to a wire fence. That's what one farmer in Japan did.

A suggestion for further improvement: get a talking Elmo doll and a motion sensor. Set them up so that Elmo calls out to passersby.

(Image: @amatou320)


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21 Years of Adventure

Redditor Ken_Thomas and his wife recently celebrated their 21st anniversary by having a portrait made. You’ll have to admit it turned out to be awesome. Compare it to the scene from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Thomas explained that they’ve been doing anniversary portraits for the last few years, but this is the first time they dressed up for laughs. The inspiration was from reddit commenters anyway, who told him he resembled Sean Connery. To be honest, I heard his comments in Sean Connery’s voice, and it turns out that everyone else did, too!  


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33 Pictures Taken at Just the Right Moment

  Image: Imgur

People who take a ton of pictures know all too well that snapping the shot at the right split second is imperative when it comes to capturing good photos. They also know that doing so is harder than it seems. At times, the "perfect" shots are accidents, or the products of continuous high-speed (burst) shooting mode. Even if one plans a shot, if they're working with one or more moving subjects, it still takes a photographer with fast reflexes who is ready for anything to make the intended capture.

All the above verbiage to make the point that even if some of the shots featured in "33 Pictures Taken at the Right Moment" that appear spontaneous were actually planned, the execution was just right. (However if they're 'shopped, that's another matter.) Via Bored Panda. 

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Sixteen Crazy Creative Versions of Batman's Cape & Cowl- Cape/Cowl/Create

(All Images Via Zeon Santos)

DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Vice Magazine invited twenty artists to come up with their own unique version of Batman’s cape and cowl for an exhibition called Cape/Cowl/Create, promoting the upcoming video game Batman: Arkham Knight.

The artist's interpretations ranged from Dark Knight approved deadly cool to uncharacteristically bright and cheerful, with a full LEGO interpretation included to round out the collection.

Here are some of the interesting, and extremely diverse, artistic interpretations of the cape and cowl found in this exhibition, which were unveiled at the Hard Rock Hotel- San Diego during Comic-Con 2014:

White tally marks, crosses and checks design by designer Justin Fines:

Glossy blue and black airbrushed design by tattoo/graffiti artist Mr. Cartoon:

 

Bright pink ice cream cone version by street artist/painter Buff Monster:

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Tricked by a Watermelon

How can you beat the scorching summer heat? Break open a watermelon and enjoy some cold, sweet, fruit. A friend of Twitter user @min18rff had that idea, but he bought the wrong watermelon. He could still turn it into a huge watermelon Jell-O shot. But only one.


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A Beautiful Cat Sleeping

The most beautiful cat in the world? I don’t know, but he sure is fetching. And even more interesting when he’s asleep.

These pictures were rearranged by redditor shayne9512 from a series posted by BitterRaven, but we don’t know who the original photographer is. This cat introduced me to a subreddit called Animals Being Derps, which I will have to visit again.


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