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.
This glorious custom scooter is precisely the ride that I want. It's beautifully painted, including alll along the elongated trunk. The very low ground clearance gives it a lowrider's elegance. It could be improved only with a chopper front end and ape hanger handlebars.
Filmmaker Dave Riggs is getting ready for the Discovery Channel's Shark Week (auto-start video). While getting footage off the coast of South Australia, a 13.5 foot long female Great White Shark approached him. Curious, she examined him. Discovery News quotes Riggs:
“Of course, great whites don’t have hands, so she was researching the area in the only way she knows how -– and that’s with her mouth,” Riggs said.
So when a Great White Shark mouths you, it's like a dog smelling you. Try to be friendly in response.
It’s time to graduate from high school! That’s a crazy time of our lives. Some schools take special photos of graduating seniors and publish them in yearbooks. Normal people take formal photos that reflect a sober entry into adulthood.
These workers are using a Genie lift with an articulating boom. They parked it on the pavement instead of on the grass underneath the spot they are working on. The angle that hides the arm of the lift is what makes it an optical illusion.
The restaurant doesn’t offer forks? Then just roll up your sleeve and follow the instructions. This prudent design is exactly why people should get tattoos. They’re notes and tips that you carry with you always. I suggest using yours for important pieces of information, like your appointments scheduled for next week.
Basehunters is a storm chasing club. While tracking tornadoes near the town of Eads on Saturday, a few members spotted this lovely scene of a tornado crossing a rainbow.
It’s completely real. The tornado chasers recorded video footage of their thrill ride that day. You can see the tornado rainbow at the 3:00 mark in this video. Basehunters member Benjamin Jurkovich told ABC News that he’s never experienced anything else like it:
"This was just remarkable," Jurkovich told ABC News today when asked about Saturday's storm. "There's not many things that blow my mind, but this was truly wowing." […]
Jurkovich also said that chasing tornadoes and severe storms make him a feel a reverent kind of nervousness, which he described as "adrenaline mixed with a little bit of butterflies."
"I have a bible verse I use for storm chasing, Nahum 1:3, which says that God is the god of the whirlwind, and the clouds are the dust of his feet," he said. "When I'm looking at these massive, ridiculous storms and tornados that scare the crap out of me, it's just like, wow, this is the dust of God's feet. It puts me in a state of awestruckness and makes me feel small, which is a good place to be."
This event gives me hope that someday, we could actually see a real sonic rainboom.
A Turkish Airlines 737 travelling between Istanbul and Nevsehir, Turkey, hit a bird nose-on. The dome forming the front caved in. The plane landed safely with no injury to any of the 125 passengers on board.
A spokesman for Turkish Airlines insists that it's not a big deal. That portion of the plane is made with soft materials in order to absorb impacts like this. The Daily Mail reports:
A spokesperson for Turkish Airlines told MailOnline Travel: 'The damage of the nose area (radome) by bird hit is a common incident on civil aeronautical operations.
'The radome area of a plane is constructed by soft materials (composit) to minimalize the impact of such hits.
'Therefore, such standard/normal deformation occurs as a natural result of such incidents.
'One can also state that the critical bird hits in aviation is the ones that occur on the engine area. Any other area of the aircraft than the engine area, such as radome, wings, hull, do not pose a risk when hit by a bird.'
Janne, a photographer in Finland, took this fantastic shot that looks like the moon is zooming through the night sky. It's a single exposure that was nearly 38 minutes long. Michael Zhang describes it at PetaPixel:
Janne was shooting with a Nikon D800 and 100-300mm lens at 300mm, f/8, and ISO 100. The trick behind the shot was a 10-stop neutral density filter, which greatly cut down the amount of light hitting the sensor and allowed Janne to shoot a 2258-second exposure — that’s a whopping 37.6 minutes!
I want this add-on option for every purchase that I make in life.
These are just 3 of 42 funny receipts rounded up by 22 Words. Sometimes they come in the form of hidden jokes, server notes, or inconvenient abbreviations. Don’t ask for a refund—go back and ask for another receipt.
This is a screenshot from Google Maps. It's not an error. This city park in Toronto is actually named the Main Sewage Treatment Playground. What fun things can you do at a place named "Main Sewage Treatment"? You can play baseball, rugby, ride a skateboard in its skating bowl, or ride a bike on the trail.
From Google Street View, it looks pretty. Let's go!
The sky over Fort Bragg, North Carolina rained freedom in early April. Then, in the largest exercise of its kind there in 20 years, the US Air Force, Marine Corps, Air National Guard, and Royal Air Force dropped a combined 2,100 troops to the ground. The purpose of this exercise was to demonstrate the interopability of these forces and make it easier for the US and UK to engage in joint operations in the future. The Army Times reports:
The long-term goal is to have the ability to integrate the 16 Air Assault Brigade into the 82nd Airborne Division, allowing the two units to operate quickly and seamlessly if they're ever called upon to respond together in an emergency. […]
The American and British soldiers have taken advantage of their time together to learn about each other's equipment, tactics and standard operating procedures, said Lt. Col. Mike Shervington, commander of 3 Para.
One example is having U.S. soldiers jumping out of British aircraft and vice versa, he said.
"That sounds easy, but it's not," Shervington said.
For starters, the two armies use different parachutes – the T-11 for the Americans and the Low Level Parachute, or LLP.
The T-11 carries more weight, while the LLP opens at a lower level, Shervington said. The LLP also has a shorter count before the static line releases the parachute; three seconds instead of six for the T-11, he said.
This is fun. The tiny heads of American presidents have been cut out of their coins (oops, Jefferson lost his phony tail in the process!). The cut coins are the handiwork of a friend of Imgur user pfefferminzetea who says "some kind of precision saw blade" was used to do the dirty work. Though, there's quite a debate on how precisely the presidents' heads were removed going on over atreddit.
Before you ask, I checked, cutting coins is not illegal, unless you do it with the intent to defraud.
But, I have a question, am I the only one who remembers when they used to have a cast member in Disney World's Liberty Square making cutout coin jewelry?
The USS Porter is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer currently deployed off the coast of Scotland. It's participating in Joint Warrior, a regular NATO combined arms exercise led by the Royal Navy. A US Navy photographer snapped this great shot framing the Porter inside a rainbow.
No, you shouldn’t be suspicious of this neighborhood -it is suspicious of you! This is a picture of Liar's Bridge in Sibiu, Romania. The legend is that if you tell a lie while standing on it, the bridge will collapse. And with the houses watching you, I wouldn't chance it. The somewhat unsettling windows in the roofs are called eyebrow dormers. I don’t know who took this picture, but a search leads me to believe they may be Russian. -via reddit
Redditor dcebulsk is a fifth grade English teacher in South Korea. He tasked his students with composing personal bucket lists. Some had grand plans for themselves, such as world travel or high-paying careers.
This child demonstrates remarkable focus on one goal. He refuses to be distracted from it.
Notre-Dame des Neiges, a church in the resort town of L'Alpe d'Huez in the French Alps, has this unusual pipe organ. Jean Guillou, a master organist, designed it in 1978. The German organ builder Detlef Kleuker built it. Appropriately for a church, the shape of the organ is supposed to represent the hand of God. You can hear recordings of performances made on the organ at Pleasure of the Pipes and American Public Media.
According to internet rumor, this jungle gym that looks like it is made of human skeletons is on the grounds of the Heilig-KreuzKirche, a church in Munich, Germany. It is attributed to German sculptor Peter Riss, who lives in Munich. I have been unable to verify this rumor through reliable sources.
And who wouldn't? It offers bachelors degrees and graduate degrees in awesomeness and butt-kicking.
University Jackie Chan isn't real, but this photo (minus the Jackie Chan meme) is. Sichuan Normal University, a teachers' college in China, has a bus station on campus with this sign. It's not named after the famed actor from Hong Kong. This name is probably the result of a computer-generated translation. You can read more about it at Kotaku.
See, trees have knots, and the cat is on, or in, one. The fact that it’s a standard overhand knot is just plain weird. We don’t know the provenance of this picture, as it has been shared on Pinterest more than anywhere else. The caption style makes it appear to be quite old. But isn’t it a delight? -via Arbroath
Comedian Hamish Blake has a baby, an impressive array of baked goods, and too much time on his hands. The result last December was that he made a lifelike duplicate of his baby boy. I hope that he later took his bread collection out in a stroller for the whole world to see.
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.
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?
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.
Tumblr user fatpeoplemakemehappy points out that “the one on the bottom right is trying real hard to be a good cupcake.” Good for him! He gets extra treats. The one in the center back, though, will need extra frosting when he’s done.