Folks who know say they were quite entertaining, and they didn’t impeded anyone’s progress while putting on these stunts. The original video, posted to Facebook Saturday, already has over two million views. -via reddit
Love Hultén is a technology artist in Sweden. His work combines classic styles and technologies in new ways, such as this lovely replica Macintosh 128k. Yes, that’s a 128 Mac—the original Macintosh that came out in 1984. That machine ushered in a golden age of personal computing because it made new abilities accessible to people with limited technological knowledge.
The Golden Apple has a handmade walnut case and gold plated keys. There’s a Mac Mini inside the case. The 3.5 inch floppy disk drive is now a DVD reader and the mouse, unlike the original, is wireless.
The sweater worn by Kurt Cobain during Nirvana's performance on MTV: Unplugged in 1993 Image: Julien's Auctions
Nirvana founding member and grunge god Kurt Cobain's sweater sold to an anonymous bidder for $140,800 at auction on Saturday. The sweater, which Cobain wore during Nirvana’s celebrated 1993 MTV: Unplugged performance, was expected to sell for approximately $100,000, according to Los Angeles-based entertainment memorabilia auction house Julien’s Auctions.
Four months after the MTV performance, Cobain committed suicide in his Seattle home. An unnamed person described as a "friend of the Cobain family" put the sweater up for auction. The fact that the mohair-blend garment was stained and cigarette burned likely only added to its distinction as a grunge collectible.
See Nirvana's great performance of the Meat Puppets' "Lake of Fire" from the aforementioned MTV: Unplugged — as well as some banter between Kurt Cobain and the audience — below. Via Dangerous Minds
It's hard to smile when you're the guy every grinning villain wants to play with, especially when they keep tearing your cool costume and forcing you to play the role of 'man in need of rescue'. But Peter is used to pretending, and he'll act like a fly caught in a spider's web for as long as it takes to lower their defenses and gain the upper hand. Because even though villains like Venom have big muscles they have teeny tiny little brains!
People are sure to marvel at your geeky sense of style when you wear this Spidey's Nightmare t-shirt by Scott Neilson, just don't let them borrow it or you'll never get it back!
Taking a selfie with a goat seems like no big deal nowadays, because people take selfies with celebs like Kimye and Iggy Azalea all the time, which is pretty much the same thing.
But one funny faced fellow took a selfie with a goat and captured the attention of the interwebs- with his eyebrows.
A young Redditor named chirv went for a run down the road when his neighbor's pet goat decided to tag along, but the goat wasn't trying to get fit- it was mesermized by chirv's fabulous tufts of over eye hair.
Redditors naturally went a bit Photoshop crazy with the lad's selfie, and after moving the brows around a bit and messing with the local goat population numbers the selfie 'shopping reached this inevitable conclusion:
This 2013 Japanese video is only now getting attention. Four-month-old female polar bear cub Milk is not yet able to swim, but that doesn't make her any less roly poly playful. Her exuberance is such that she slips into the pool of her enclosure. Milk's mother Karumi acts quickly, keeping Milk afloat but also seemingly helping the cub get used to the feeling of being in water. What an attentive, loving mom. Via Viral Viral Videos
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade has been bringing crowds to New York City since 1924. It was conceived to draw customers into the department store for Christmas shopping, and it was so popular that "let’s do it again next year" eventually became an annual tradition. Inflatable animals were introduced in 1927, partially to replace the cranky zoo animals that had previously marched. Mashable has a collection of vintage photographs from parades spanning from 1929 to 1964. Do not miss the 1937 giant reptile. -via Metafilter
The seal plays it cool. He knows that he's awesome. After all, not just anyone can surf on a whale. So he's chill in front of the humans, as though this is something that he does every day.
This video is from a whale watching expedition off the coast of Baja California. Strangely, there is not a whale surfing business anywhere in the world -- at least as far as I can tell. I would think that there would be a market for one.
Adult women who use the internet already know this, and now Mallory Ortberg (previously at Neatorama) shares with everyone the comments you will see under any post about bras.
It sounds like you’re wearing the wrong bra size.
Did you know that 400% of American women are wearing the wrong bra size?
Most women don’t even realize that they’re wearing the wrong bra size.
If your breasts have leapt off of your torso, you’re probably not wearing the right bra size.
Honestly, it doesn’t matter if you have tried on every size that store sells, you will be told all your bra problems are the result of wearing the wrong size. Those aren’t the only comments, just the overwhelming majority. You can read the rest at The Toast.
After the theft of a medieval goblet, collector Felix Cheshire became obsessed with security. He improved his alarm system by installing metallic strips on the rear of all his canvases and other art objects. He didn't even trust his two longtime assistants. His latest precaution was to carry a loaded pistol and a sword hidden inside his walking cane.
As usual, Felix began his day by ushering in his assistants and setting the alarm. He had barely entered the rear research room when the alarm sounded. Grabbing his gun and cane, Felix hobbled up to the entrance and found Tanya Garfield standing by the door, a sheepish grin on her face. "I was just going out for coffee," she apologized. "I guess my earrings set it off."
The collector checked his major possessions, found nothing missing, then reset the alarm. He settled back into the research room and accepted a cup of tea from an earring-less Tanya. Felix had no idea for how long he'd nodded off. But suddenly Jack, his other assistant, was shaking him by the shoulders.
If someone told you their toes just sorta fell off one day and they have no idea why you'd probably assume they're either insane or high, but they may actually be the victim of dactylolysis spontanea.
It's an extremely rare form of autoamputation, meaning your body has decided to "shed" a limb, or in this case a toe, and it sounds like something you'd see on a sci-fi show like the Twilight Zone.
A Brazilian doctor named Silva Lima was one of the first to make note of this strange occurrence back in 1867, and even though multiple incidents have been recorded since there are still no answers as to why it occurs.
Here's what the process of losing toes to dactylolysis spontanea is like:
First a little band of tough tissue forms around the base of the pinkie toe. Usually, the band forms on each pinkie toe, because why not have horror be symmetrical? Eventually the band gets smaller and tighter, and the toe swells up. The toe, naturally, hurts, but there is nothing amiss with the rest of the person. They get to watch as the “band” gets narrower and tighter, breaking the bones in the toe as it constricts. The toe ends up hanging by a “pedicle,” a tiny bit of tissue and bone. Eventually, even that gives up the ghost and the toe drops off.
Medical science still can't explain this strange disease, and all they can say for sure is that it happens to people of African descent and those who live in the tropics more than anyone else. So count your blessings if you can still count all ten of your toes!
I never played Snake back in the arcade days, but I played a lot of Centipede. I can well understand why they called this exercise Snake, because who wants to see a human centipede -or even think about it? -via Digg
There's nothing like breaking the ice with your fellow Pokemon fans over some critter chat, discussing which types are your favorite and sharing tales of the time you were nearly able to catch them all. But when the ice is broken, and there's warmth shared between you, the best thing to do is make a move and tell the object of your affection "I choose you!" But if you're having a hard time getting to that point maybe this adorable tee will help?
Share some pocket monster love with your world by bringing home this Spend The Eeveening Together t-shirt by Kuitsuku, it's guaranteed to start some geeky conversations!
Anyone who knows a clothing designer or has seen programs like Project Runway is aware of the material miracles designers can make from surprisingly meager beginnings. South Carolinian writer and designer Jillian Owens has definite opinions about the clothing industry, particularly its wasteful nature and often unethical labor practices. Owens said via her blog,
"I was worried about the impact on our planet as people tossed out their one-time-wear duds more and more quickly to make room for the newer & cheaper clothing."
Is it just me or are kids bigger metalheads these days than ever before?
It seems like more and more kids are trading in their Sesame Street t-shirts and Kids Bop albums for Black Sabbath on vinyl and Slayer concert tees.
One extremely hardcore 6-year-old made it on to Skeletonwitch's Facebook page with her totally brutal mic check, and her growling was so fierce it sent shivers down the spine of the band's lead singer Chance.
Will this young lady become the next mighty maiden of metal, or is this video by Fuglymaniacs the last we'll ever see of this hardcore cutie?
Well, she made at least one more appearance on this video entitled Birth A.D. vs. 6 yr. old (skip to 0:42 to see her), and considering these videos were posted three years ago she has most likely moved on to bigger and better things- like the fourth grade!
I first encountered Cassandra Calin's work with Hair: Expectations vs. Reality. I was immediately attracted to her vivid facial expressions that were perfectly formed for comedic effect. Since then, we've featured her work several times. Cassandra kindly agreed to an interview so that we could learn more about her art and life.
Can you tell us about your background? How did you start cartooning?
In middle school, I was always doodling instead of paying attention in class; especially science. I loved to scribble little people or funny faces on the photos that were in my science book. It was often something immature, but my friends thought it was hilarious.
Shortly after, one of my two childhood friends gave me the idea of starting a comic series based on us; the trio. Each episode was very roughly drawn on 1 or 2 pages and they had a few dirty jokes, some events that actually happened and a plot that rarely made sense. There was also an emphasis on each of our personalities and flaws in real life, which gave the series an interesting vibe. It was a very enjoyable personal project and it made me realize that I have a passion for comic art.
A year ago, a friend recommended that I join Tumblr and now, here I am, having a blast doing what I love.
If you need a name for a metal band, you could do worse than to consult the British Mycological Society’s list of Recommended English Names for Fungi. There have been over 100,000 species of fungi described and named by scientists, and plenty more that have yet to be studied. Among them are some memorable common names to go along with their taxonomic names.
I had to stop collecting funny names because there are too many. I was scrolling pretty fast before I was even halfway through the alphabet. Shown above is the Drumstick Truffleclub (Elaphocordyceps capitata). -via Not Exactly Rocket Science
These beautiful videos tell the story of Bigbird, a pelican who was injured and orphaned during a storm in Tanzania. When employees at a safari camp discovered the bird, he was bad off: unable to fly, not having learned to fish and ill equipped as to knowledge of basic survival skills.
As the narrator of one video explains, pelicans are part of a flock, with the younger birds following the lead of the older ones. Without that guidance and experience, they may not survive.
The combined footage shows Bigbird learning to fly (above video, featured previously at Neatorama by Miss Cellania) and fish (below, in a new video) as the obviously caring camp manager Jeff takes him on daily kayak excursions. The videos are not only touching, they showcase the dramatic beauty of the Tanzanian coastline. Via Slate
What makes John Maultsby's accomplishment all the more amazing is that he only started running marathons at the age of 60!
He's been running since 1972, but always shorter distances. Maultsby long wanted to run a marathon, but only qualified after turning 60. During that run, he saw a man wearing a t-shirt marked "50 States Finisher." This is a unique title coveted by American marathon runners: to run a marathon in every state of the union.
Maultsby decided that that's what he would do. It's been hard. He had a run-in with a moose in Alaska and almost froze to death during his Florida run. But he's persevered, running 7 marathons this year alone. Last week, Maultsby finally accomplished his dream when he crossed the finish line at a marathon in Manchester, New Hampshire. The Today show reports:
Maultsby regularly ran six or 10 miles a day multiple times a week and would run 22 miles every other Wednesday to keep himself in shape.
He also still works at the MGM Grand hotel in Las Vegas.
Scheduling marathons often became a nightmare because he had to put in for his vacation at MGM a year in advance, before the dates of many of the marathons were officially set.
The other threat to derail his quest was injuries. One year, a torn meniscus tendon in his knee sidelined him for six months.
"There were a lot of times when I was running through injuries thinking, 'I don't know if I'm going to make this or not,''' he said.
He also was often only one of a handful of runners his age in each marathon. In several races, he said it was just him and one other runner over 70.
Winston the White Corgi shows off his Stormtrooper armor. I am sure the whole reasoning behind the selection of costume was Princess Leia’s line from the first Star Wars movie. Still, he’s adorable, as all corgis are.
This is Master Lolo and, yes, he insists that he has no other name. He has a second-degree black belt in karate and knows how to use those nunchucks. He works outside of high-end nightclubs and bars in Cape Town, South Africa. For a fee, he'll make sure that no one steals your car.
We're taught to look for hidden meaning in some symbols, a search we can't give up once it has begun, but some symbols are simply too vexing or arcane to understand.
And then there are those symbols that seem to have hidden meaning but actually mean whatever you'd like them to mean, such as the fleur-de-lis, asterisk or looped square.
These symbols are often seen as iconic and powerful because of the organizations they're associated with, like the looped square and Apple computers or the fleur-de-lis and the Boy Scouts, but their true meaning is mostly lost to time.
Like the symbols themselves, you shouldn't take this mental_floss article 4 Symbols Without Actual Meanings at face value, because these symbols actually have more than one meaning, depending on who you ask.
Layla appears to be about 10 years old. Her father hands her a phone--and landline phone with a cord--and asks her to hang it up.
She asks, "How do you do that?"
That's a good question if cell phones have been dominant since the day you were born. This phone has no touchscreen or a red hang-up button. It's a relic of our distant past, when we had to make do with stone knives and bear skins.
Be thankful, Layla, that you were born when you were.
Everyone assumes the Baroness must have a heart of coal to work with Cobra, but she's just like any other megalomaniacal madwoman, and she keeps looking for love in all the wrong places. To her the dating scene is like a deadly conflict, and only those who give in to feelings of love die on this battlefield. But perhaps she'll meet an average Joe that lives up to her sinister expectations one day, but first she has to give Destro's brother Festro the brush off...
Take your geeky style back to the animated 80s with this Love Is A Battlefield t-shirt by Rocky Davies, it's sure to break hearts and get you lots of love.
Author Margaret Mitchell was born on November 8, 1900. To mark the occasion of what would have been her 115th birthday, there are trivia and tributes all over the internet today. Flavorwire brings you one focused on the movie based on Mitchell’s novel Gone With The Wind. It premiered in Atlanta on December 15th in 1939.
But the premiere was not without its controversy. Racial tensions in the city abounded, and black actors were banned from appearing at the gala, as well as all promotional material, due to segregation laws. This upset producer David O. Selznick who tried to include star Hattie McDaniel in the celebrations, but MGM advised against it. Clark Gable came to the defense of McDaniel and threatened to boycott the premiere, but the actress convinced him it would be better to attend.
It was common for members of the public to suffer from taphophobia (the fear of being buried alive) during the 18th and 19th centuries. Outbreaks of diseases such as cholera and smallpox were events in which many bodies were buried in a short period of time; sometimes victims of illnesses would be incapacitated, unable to move or speak.
The linked article below lists accounts of people being buried alive that were published in various American newspapers. The author uses quotes around the word 'true' when describing them as "'true' stories" probably because some are hearsay. Here's one story from the January 2, 1904 issue of The Wichita Beacon:
"Independence, Mo. Jan. 2.— George Hayword, a manufacturing jeweler,died here recently. He was 82 years of age. Until two weeks ago he was strong and worked every day at his trade. Mr. Hayward when a young man in England was buried alive.
This is the story of his startling experience as told by Mr. Hayward:
'It was in Marshville, County of Gloucester, England, where I was buried. While helping to haul straw one day by accident I was struck in the head with a pitchfork. It penetrated my skull and made me feel faint and dizzy. Two doctors were called. One of them insisted that my condition was due to a blow on the head and the other that I had pleurisy...
Two weeks elapsed and my eyes closed in supposed death... Yet I was painfully conscious of every movement going around. As soon as the undertaker arrived I knew I was to be buried alive.
Well the time for the funeral arrived and then the burial. Suddenly the shoveling ceased and the silence of the tomb was complete. I did not seem to have the fear then that a person would naturally expect under such circumstances. All I remember is that the grave is a lonely place and the silence of the tomb was horribly oppressive. A dreamy sensation came over me and a sense of suffocation became apparent.
Safe for work and nude don't come together often, but when they do chances are there's something artsy going on.
In this instance the medium is long exposure photography, where the shutter is left open for an extended period of time which results in nude figures being transformed into ghostly forms.
These are the spellbinding images Shinichi Maruyama creates by taking time and adding movement, and the subjects are just as important to the final look of each piece as Shinichi's eye.
Here's what Shinichi has to say about his series Nude:
I tried to capture the beauty of both the human body’s figure and its motion. The figure in the image, which is formed into something similar to a sculpture, is created by combining 10,000 individual photographs of a dancer. By putting together uninterrupted individual moments, the resulting image as a whole will appear to be something different from what actually exists. With regard to these two viewpoints, a connection can be made to a human being’s perception of presence in life.
This is Archie, a Jack Russell Terrier was a stray before being rescued by the Dogs Trust in western London. He's lived there for the past 8 months. His most frequent companion has been Marie-Helene Leoni, a teacher who volunteers at the animal shelter on the weekends. She's French, so when she speaks English, she does so with a French accent.
It’s not what it appears to be. Redditor nyctibius tells us his little brother tried to make himself a drink in the middle of the night. He dropped and broke (or maybe just spilled) a bottle of rose cordial, which is a syrup you add to milk or water and sugar to make a drink. The syrup is fairly thick and very red. No doubt the boy's wails of failure summoned nyctibius to the scene of the crime, and of course the first thing he did was take a picture of the carnage. The child is fine. The pajamas are probably not.