The IMAX version of the Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice teaser was shown Monday night in select theaters. Following that screening, director Zack Snyder posted the first full image of the Batsuit on Twitter. Uproxx took the photo above that Snyder posted and lightened it in Photoshop, which gives a much better view of the suit's detail. See that lightened photo and read IFilm's description the IMAX film here.
"My kid can't eat this because of this single bell pepper" | Image: @Shellyyelnats on Instagram
What crazy reasons have your kids given you for rejecting foods served to them at meal or snacktime? The reason for the veto might make perfect sense to their little brains, but it can cause parents the occasional frustrated moment, having just taken time to prepare the food.
The Instagram account "My Kid Can't Eat This" highlights the funny side of the situation, presenting photos of the rejected foods with the accompanying excuses. Check it out for a laugh, or to see that you're not alone having a child in the picky eater's roundtable. -Via Pleated Jeans
"My kid can't eat this because it has fork holes in it. He keeps saying it's sad while the new one I gave him is happy" Image: Micki Felix
A woman suffering from agoraphobia who only left her house twice in ten years found that the third time out definitely wasn't the charm. The 57-year-old woman from Britain who, oddly enough, is named Janet Faal, left home as part of her therapy and fell down a manhole shortly afterward.
According to The Daily Mail, Faal left home in an attempt to help her friend move a pallet that was blocking her car. Once she moved the pallet, Faal plummeted down the open manhole, leaving her with two black eyes and a broken leg. She then waited an hour for paramedics to rescue her from the dark, cramped cavity. Faal said,
"I took a step over – never in my life did I think there was a hole underneath, I thought it had just fallen over. The next thing I remember is the pain. It was awful. I fell and smashed my face on the pallet, and I was in the hole with blood all over me and I couldn’t move."
Swedish graphic designer Viktor Hertz (previously at Neatorama) is accomplished in his field, having done work for high-profile clients like IKEA and Ray-Ban. Hertz says via his website that he has a "soft spot for pictograms and other simple shapes and objects." In his latest series of pictograms, Hertz plays with the idea of summarizing the storylines of popular movies in two frames. See his series in its entirety here. -Via Design You Trust
BBC series Supersized Earth filmed science reporter Dallas Campbell as he worked with the brave men whose job is to clean the windows of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. This beautifully shot, fascinating video shows off the gorgeous views from the top and touches on the special architectural considerations necessary for the safety of a building that size, as the score from Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo aptly plays in the background. -Via The Presurfer
Siobhan Thompson is back with another of her delightful Anglophenia videos. In this episode, she discusses animals native to Britain that we won't see running wild here in the United States. Thompson presents information on robins to hedgehogs with her usual sense of fun and humor.
Are you looking for some quality material with which to procrastinate whatever you really should be doing at the moment? Look no further than Gemma Correll's Scientology Fun Page. Mazes, crafts and connect the dots are just a few of the fun, Scientology-based games and diversions on which you can waste your quality time. Work puzzles as you internally mull over the unprocessed engrams that must be cleared in order for you to live your best life and claim your inner thetan.
This is only one of several nifty activities on the Scientology Fun Page. See them all here.
To select the winners of Architizer’s annual A+ Awardsfor architectural standouts, a panel of experts does the judging. Yet there is also a popular favorite in each category, which is decided by internet voters. Evidently the internet loves mid-century modern; most popular choice winners for this year have a decidedly modern style.
Some photos of the people's choice honorees are shown above and below. See both the popular and overall winners of the A+ Awardshere.
A writer at i09 has given some thought as to his picks for the ten best endings to Star Trek television episodes, including all from the series' past five decades. A tough call to be sure, but the task has been given a concerted effort here. This type of thing is so subjective that the chances are high that your favorite endings aren't listed here, so share it in the comments if you're so inclined.
Leah Rogers and Ryan Flanaghan were at a flea market in Cornwall, England selling off a few of their unwanted items when they found the rare Princess Diana Beanie Baby being sold by another vendor. Ryan, a former collector, recognized the find and excitedly bought it for ten pounds ($14.96 US), knowing he stood to make a profit. According to the Daily Mail, another similar Beanie Baby is currently on the market for $375,000, yet Rogers and Flanaghan have listed theirs at a modest starting price of approximately $30,000. The couple hopes to earn enough from their find to make a down payment on their first home.
Read more and see additional pictures and a video on this story at the Daily Mail.
Bonnie is a Chihuahua who was recently rescued and is thrilled to finally be part of a family. She's so happy hanging with her new pack that her human says she wouldn't dream of eating without canine brother Clyde. As soon as Bonnie's food is put down, her first order of business is to move her dish so that she can be next to Clyde before she digs in. -Via Tastefully Offensive
This B787-9 Dreamliner jet is a collaboration between the Star Wars franchise and the Japanese airline ANA. This baby is no overweight glob of grease. It's surely able to project holograms as passenger entertainment and fix itself of any malfunctions in-flight. -Via Gizmodo
Here we have the official teaser trailer to Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, the release of which was moved up by three days after a blurry, pirated version was leaked yesterday. The trailer was posted by director Zack Snyder on Twitter. There is an IMAX trailer still to come, which Snyder says will be different. The film, starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and others making up a star-studded, ensemble cast, is due to be released on March 25, 2016.
Redditor razz32 obviously saw the entertainment value in this email invitation he received to the celebration (?) of a one-year-old child's birthday, as he posted it to Reddit. The email leaves no question as to pretty much any move that anyone planning to attend could make. If someone showing up at this party has an itch, it's a good bet that a protocol has been devised by these parents as to how it should be scratched.
As you can see, the image above is only a portion of the requests included in this gracious invite. See the missive in its entirety here. -Via Mashable
Harry, Niamh and Terence are three friends who have issued each other an interesting challenge: they have to find their dopplegängers, and everyone in the world is a possible candidate. Their exercise, which they're calling "Twin Strangers," is underway, and Niamh has already got a serious contender.
Recently 26-year-old Niamh met look-alike 29-year-old Karen, video footage of which is shown above (a video description of their project is shown below). As ladies are wont to do, they experimented with hair and makeup to make themselves look even more alike. The result is pretty dead on target. The two women met by way of publicity on social media. If their looks aren't enough of a similarity, it turns out that they live just an hour apart from each other in Ireland.
It looks as if Harry and Terence have their work cut out for them. The three started the project on March 30 and gave themselves a deadline of one month. So the heat is on, as they say. Check out their YouTube channel for continued updates on Twin Strangers. -Via Laughing Squid
Frightened onlookers at the Omaha Zoo scattered yesterday as one of the gorillas suddenly rushed the glass of the enclosed exhibit and smashed it. A Redditor captured this footage of the Silverback in question, who had been fighting with another male just prior to the incident. Photos of the bleeding, angry animal later surfaced after the fact.
Having witnessed a similar incident at my local zoo in which a male gorilla suddenly raced up to the glass of his enclosure and punched it hard enough to shake the structure after a man pressed up against it from the other side, I can say how terrifying such a happening is. The glass didn't break in that case, though. Such accounts give me uneasy feelings about keeping these intelligent, powerful animals caged, frustrated and bored. -Via Reddit
When third grade teacher Kyle Schwartz asked her students what they wished she knew about them, she started a huge wave of response. Schwartz teaches in a low-income, Denver, Colorado school district in which many households are operating below the poverty line. Encouraged to honestly share their experiences, anonymously if desired, some students gave somber answers.
Schwartz found that many students wanted their name on their replies and didn't mind sharing them. She posted a number of the students’ notes on Twitter last month, which quickly caught on worldwide under the hashtag #IWishMyTeacherKnew. The project has become a movement for community fundraising as well. The teacher's empathy and effort to prompt honest communication without stigma or shame has touched more people than she ever could have imagined.
Those of you who have a crock pot know that it can be a great help when the person preparing dinner is strapped for time. One can place everything in a crockpot in the morning, leave the house and return home in the evening and have dinner ready to eat.
Food blogger The Country Cook took her most popular crock pot recipes and also gathered the most popular recipes from some of her fellow food bloggers and assembled them into one delicious post. There are a lot of traditional comfort foods as well as a few more adventurous combinations.
Recently, Canadian researchers decided to find out once and for all what causes the sound when people crack their knuckles. In a study called Real-Time Visualization of Joint Cavitation, they aimed to challenge the long-held assumption of many that sounds emitted during knuckle cracking were from the collapse of a bubble formed in synovial fluid when the bones of the joint separated. Yet from the result of the MRI the scientists were able to determine that "the mechanism of joint cracking is related to cavity formation rather than bubble collapse." There you have it. Another medical mystery put to rest. (I can sense your relief from here.) -Via Wired
Here it is, folks, teaser trailer two for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Fantastic, right? The occasion of Star Wars Celebration is the gift that promises to keep on giving for as long as the force is with it. -Via Uproxx
According to one source, the Google translate information on the Japanese associated with this video says that it's an April Fool's joke. How one tells the difference between an April Fool's joke and an actual ad in Japan is a mystery I won't delve into here. But why, oh why can't this be real? Talk about a great gift for people whose phone is attached to their hand like the gun to James Woods in Videodrome! Let the manufacturing process begin!
Also leaked prior to the trailer release was fan community Star Wars Underworld's photo of the new Stormtrooper design, presumably taken from materials at Celebration, which the group posted to Instagram. These are likely just a few items of interest regarding Star Wars: The Force Awakens as the Celebration continues. -Via Esquire
Whether it's a corporate motivation piece or an ad designed to lure all-American, choice-choosing, leather-miniskirt-clad babes and their Marlboro Men, there's no doubt that any fly on the wall of the board room that dreamed this up would be standing at attention. And likely saluting. -Via Laughing Squid
Louis Wain was an artist born in 1860s Victorian England who was as intensely gifted as he was mentally disturbed. His fanciful work is examined and featured on the internet from time to time (including on Neatorama in 2006) because his pieces, particularly his cats, are popular and his name is sometimes mentioned when correlation is drawn between artistry and madness.
Wain lived a hard life fraught with extended stays in the dismal insane asylums of the time, though notable people such as H.G. Wells and Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald interceded on his behalf in order to get him placed in better facilities. Yet no one could help his desultory mental states that included periods of psychosis.
Wain once said in explanation of his process:
"I take a sketch-book to a restaurant, or other public place, and draw the people in their different positions as cats, getting as near to their human characteristics as possible. This gives me doubly nature, and these studies I think my best humorous work."
Read more about Wain and see the gamut of his artwork, from the whimsical to the bizarre, at Dangerous Minds.
H.G. Peter's first sketch of Wonder Woman, recently recovered from his estate, is now up for sale. Peter was the original artist for the character when she got her start in William Moulton Marston's December 1941 All Star Comics #8. What makes the artwork more interesting (and likely more valuable) are the notes between Peter and Marston underneath it.
A runner competing in the Pepsi Team Invitational in Eugene, Oregon learned that a cocksure attitude displayed too soon may be a recipe for loss. Oregon runner Tanguy Pepiot thought he had the race in the bag and slowed, raising his arm in a gesture to elicit cheers from the crowd. During his display, Washington runner Meron Simon passed him and finished first.
I've always wondered why I find push-ups so detestable compared to other exercises — perhaps the answer is that I don't have a pup pushing up with me. Eric Ko, a dog trainer at the Dogaroo Dog Training Center in Kowloon, Hong Kong, has found the secret to simultaneous exercise and puppy love with his attentive student Teeny. See another version of the exercise, with two high fives and a kiss thrown in, below. -Via Tastefully Offensive
A man named Terence Castle was digging a pond in his back yard in 2007 when he found the proverbial pot at the end of the rainbow. A treasure of 80 gold U.S. Double Eagle coins with dates ranging from 1854 to 1913 were in the cache. The virtuous Castle, whose residence is in the Hackney borough of London, informed authorities of his find and eventually gave up the treasure to its rightful owners: the Sulzbacher family.
Martin Sulzbacher, a Jewish refugee from Germany, was a banker who placed the coins in a bank vault just prior to World War II. In 1940, Martin's wife and children were sent to an internment camp in the Isle of Man, and Martin, declared an "enemy alien," was sent first to Canada and then to Australia. Eventually he joined his family in the Isle of Man. In their absence, Martin's brother, a citizen of the UK, took the coins out of the bank and buried them in the back yard.
When Martin and his family returned home after his period of internment, he found that his house had been demolished by a German bomb and his brother and extended family were killed. No one who knew of the location of the coins was still living. Yet when Castle's discovery hit the news, Max Sulzbacher, by that time aged 81, was able to make his rightful claim on the hoard.
Read about six other hoarded treasures found in the last seven years at Mental Floss.
Love & Mercy, a film based on the story of The Beach Boys, is set for release on June 5 of this year. Based on the trailer below, I think it looks promising. Particularly with the thoughtful casting of terrific actor Paul Dano as a young Brian Wilson and John Cusack as an older Wilson, it seems as if the film is a hopeful bet for presenting the rich history of the band and the story of the troubled Wilson in a nuanced and honest way. Wilson himself played a role in the development of the film, which hopefully added some realism and integrity to the production. Esquire conducted a recent interview with Brian Wilson, which you can read here.
A baggage handler for Alaska Airlines fell asleep in the cargo area of the plane Monday and began yelling and pounding on the walls when he awoke. Passengers and crew of Alaska Airlines Flight 448 bound for Los Angeles heard screams and banging noises coming from the cargo hold after takeoff. The passengers were told that the plane would return to the airport, and that they would be informed of the reason later. The employee spent 14 minutes in the pressurized, climate controlled cargo hold and was taken to a local hospital when the plane landed.
Read more on this story and see a video news report here.