It’s the usual shenanigans at Brigham Young University. This intriguing item is from the police blotter of the BYU newspaper. Apparently, the students were professional level hide and seek players. -via reddit
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If there's a long wait ahead, then this anonymous hero is your best friend. He will appear when you need him the most, delivering a Dixie cup of wine.
It's such a simple craft that any one of us could do it--and should, at some point, as a public service.
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The Great Lakes Bat Festival was held on Saturday at the Cranbrook Institute in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. It’s sponsored by the Organization for Bat Conservation. Here you see biologist Rob Mies talking about bats and exhibiting a Malayan Flying Fox. As you can see, the bat is gesturing to a kindred spirit in the audience. -via reddit
This proud hunter is posing with his catch. Something tells me he went over the limit; surely you can’t get a license to bag that many! Of course, in the discussion at reddit, the vegetarians are coming out of the woodwork to disparage this man’s ethics in hunting poor defenseless zucchini, while others are proclaiming the superior taste of free-range zucchini over farm-grown zucchini.
The energy drink brand Red Bull commissioned photographer Dustin Snipes to show professional basketball player Anthony Davis performing a miraculous feat: dunking the sun into the net. Snipes and Davis made not only one, but many shots of this by lining up Davis and the camera at the right angles, then taking the photos at just the right time. You can see more photos in the series here.
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If it looks like a duck and quacks . . . well, it's actually a tomato. But it also looks like a rubber duck. Marie Davidek of Mt. Morris Township, Michigan grew it in her home garden. She's been raising tomatoes for many years, but has never produced one like this. Davidek doesn't want to slice the tomato up yet and hopes to find some way to preserve it.
Like all great fantasy role-playing adventures, our tale begins with a pizza delivery. Pizza does not make for great trail rations, but it's a good idea to have a final full meal before launching out on a great expedition against mystical forces and dark powers. A quality pizza gives you a temporary +1 Constitution bonus.
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Fame sure is fickle. One day you're a star on the big screen, the next you're selling bananas on the streets of Beijing.
Users of Weibo, a Chinese microblogging site, shared this photo of two adorable Minions selling bananas and getting hassled by urban management officers.
But don't feel sorry for the lovable guys, Shanghaiist explains how all is just a ploy to get you to watch the release of the latest Despicable Me movie in China.
Ben Carpenter, an engineering student and avid cosplayer, uses a wheelchair because of spinal muscular atrophy. But Ben didn't let his wheelchair prevent him from creating the most epic "Mad Max" cosplay ever: in fact, he used the wheelchair as part of the costume!
Check out Ben's costume from Dragoncon and Tampa Bay Comic Con:
View more of Ben's awesome Mad Max Fury Road cosplay over at his Instagram.
Redditor ThangCZ says that a nightclub in the Czech Republic has a chest-high toilet made specifically for vomiting. The steel supports helpfully provide steadiness for the generously inebriated. I suppose that if you own a bar where people regularly barf, then this is a practical innovation. Note to the very drunk: puking only.
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Polish illustrator Bartosz Kosowski of Blackbird Illustration spent almost a year creating this phenomenal poster of the 1975 Jaws movie by Steven Spielberg. Kosowski used 202 simple lines to recreate the iconic image of the shark's dorsal fin poking out of the surface of the water.
Betcha start humming the movie's theme song when you saw this! Dun dun dun dun dun dun ...
Dave Trott is an advertising executive with 4 decades of experience in the industry. He's interacted with famous and powerful people, sometimes just for his amusement. In his book Creative Mischief, he shared his recollection of a prank that he played on another ad executive who disapproved of the novel The Exorcist.
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Will text for nonfat venti soy chai latte with half shot of espresso no foam! Our pal Dan Piraro of Bizarro Comic envisioned the modern panhandler rattling his artisanal fair trade ceramic coffee mug whilst waiting for a kind soul's help to get the morning's coffee.
Have you seen the prices at your favorite coffee shop lately? The only way to afford a cuppa is to beg for one!
Every year, the town of Zundert in southern Netherlands holds an over-the-top flower parade, with floats after floats covered in millions of dahlias. This year's theme celebrates the town's most famous son, Vincent van Gogh, who was born there in 1853.
Take a look at the fantastic and surreal floats of Corso Zundert, via the festival's official Instagram and website:
Every year, in the Niigata Prefecture of Japan, people build enormous, often frightening creatures made of straw. It's part of the Wara Art Festival. Brian Ashcraft of Kotaku has a roundup of some of the best and most ferocious straw monsters now menacing Japan. They include a giant crab, dinosaurs, a cobra, and a praying mantis. In short: choose another vacation spot.
When Hal Taylor's third child was born, he was left with a dilemma: he didn't have enough lap space to read books to all of his kids at once. Since he was a woodworker who made rocking chairs, he designed the StoryTime Rocking Chair as a solution. Now he sells them, too. He makes each one by hand. They're priced at $7,000-7,500.
Look at this kitchen. The stove is wrecked. The oven is wrecked. The stove hood is wrecked. Now look up- the lid is embedded in the ceiling! And there are bits of food all over, which they’ll probably be finding for years to come. This is what happens when all the safety features of a pressure cooker fail at once. Redditor MaggleCole posted this as evidence.
Natalie Nakles, a medical student, uses her in-depth knowledge of human anatomy to create terrifyingly realistic body art. She appears to dissect her own left hand with markers and pen. When placed against a black background, her drawings look 3-dimensional. You can find more of Nakles's work on her Instagram page.
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Tyranitard has an aquarium in his office with a skull inside. Take a good look at it. He saw this and freaked out, but then looked carefully to find out what caused the skull to look back at him. It’s a snail that climbed up into the eye socket! Must be a cozy place to hang out. That’s a picture you have to share. The tank has a second snail, so he’s waiting for the other socket to be occupied. -via reddit
Once Upon a Cone is an ice cream concession business in Texas. The top inflates to look like a vanilla ice cream cone. This walking ice cream cone would like to get an ice cream cone from the ice cream cone.
Here's a secret: the ice ceam cone isn't a man inside an ice cream cone costume, but a robot controlled by tiny ice cream cones inside.
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Gooood morning, sunshine! Flipboard's super neat The Photo Desk profiled this smiley face sunflower as photographed by photographer Yuriko Nakao. Checkout many more of her awesome photos of a field of sunflowers in Tokyo, Japan, in full bloom over at Flipboard.
Redditor studercinema said his school recently got a new shipment of iMacs, and this is what they did with the boxes. The redesigned space-saving boxes lend themselves well to a 36-iMac human hamster wheel they call the iWheel. However, unless you get a mass shipment of computers, you should save the box in case you ever move your household or sell your computer.
This must be a wealthy school district. My kids’ school asks them to bring their own devices, and asks for donations of old equipment for students who don’t have one, and for the elementary computer labs. There aren’t any two computers in the lab that match.
Pee-wee Herman released a set of neat-o photos from the movie, which was directed by Tim Burton (his film directorial debut, no less). This photo above shows Tim Burton holding a bunch of snakes while Pee-wee looked on. It's from the Fire in the Pet Store scene, which you can see after the jump:
Master costumer Olivia Mears once made a dress out of Taco Bell taco wrappers and, on another occasion, ordered a meal at Taco Bell while cosplaying as the Disney princess Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Now, carrying that theme forward to its spicy conclusion is her Belle dress that makes it look like the mad scientists at Taco Bell have finally gone too far. Her Taco Belle dress is a wonder of satin and dry lettuce.
Bonus item: you can see Mears appear costumed in a Taco Bell commercial here.
-via Tastefully Offensive