They may taste like fish, but they're great in battles! I wonder if anyone has made them into ketchup ... NeatoShop artist tombst0ne extolled the 57 virtue of Senzu Beans in this geeky mash-up T-shirt, perfect for your anime geek.
What to buy the kid that has everything? How about a toy car? No, not just any toy car - an fully working Aston Martin DB Junior Convertible.
The miniature car has a body style that pays homage to iconic Aston Martin convertibles of the 1960s. It also has all the feature of the grown-up version: air-cooled petrol engine with rear wheel drive, semi automatic gearbox, coil-over suspension, electric start, Brembo disc brakes, fully functioning lights, horn and indicators, not to bespoke leather trim interior, wooden steering wheel and your choice of exterior color.
Ah, what men don't dream of Princess Leia in the scene with Jabba the Hutt in Return of the Jedi. Well, it's the ladies' turn! Redditor Buffitron's boyfriend gave her a real nice and sexy surprise straight out of Star Wars. She will soon learn to appreciate him.
The orphaned short-tailed fruit bat was abandoned by his stressed-out mother (not an uncommon behavior, apparently) and was rescued and hand-raised by volunteers from Bat World Sanctuary.
Thanks to bad portrayal in movies, we are so used to thinking of bats as evil creatures, but according to Bat World's website, that's a bad rap:
Bats are clean, gentle and intelligent, they are vital to the ecosystem, and they enhance our lives in many ways. Fruit and nectar bats bring us approximately 450 commercial products and over 80 different medicines through seed dispersal and pollination. Up to 98% of all rainforest regrowth comes from seeds that have been spread by fruit bats. Insect-eating bats are literal vacuum cleaners of the night skies, eating millions upon millions of harmful bugs. They protect us by eating insect-pests that destroy crops as well as insects that cause human disease.
Watch the cute little baby bat rock his body while hanging upside down to comfort himself after he's been fed (with milk soaked onto a tiny foam tip).
Let's see. Prince Hubertus, also known by his nickname Royal Disaster, is an actual prince. He's descended from the reigning dynasty of a former principality in what is now Germany. He was born in Mexico as a son to Prince Alfonso Hohenlohe and Princess Ira Fürstenberg. So he's a Mexican citizen and a German prince, all in one.
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How do you climb a mountain of stacked railway ties? This 1937 photograph by Fox for the Daily Herald was taken in the Great Western Railway sleeper creosoting works in Hayes, Middlesex, England ("railway sleeper" is what railroad ties are called in the rest of the world; creosote is a chemical used to preserve the wood).
As explained by the Daily Herald Archive from the National Media Museum, the steps are created from the individual ties themselves so workers can reach the top without using ladders.
Don't worry, humanity. No one's going to eat you. The giant by the wall is only there because he wants to marry a princess - why, he even brought a baby and a puppy. This awesome (or should we say mathematical?) mash up T-shirt design is brought to you by David Bear.
Got a geeky Valentine? Don't buy your significant other flowers - those will wilt and die in a week. Instead, get him or her a gift that'll remind them of your love day after day: Funny and Geeky T-shirts from the web's greatest artists over the NeatoShop.
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Christopher Rivera Amaro entered the ring for one last time and even in death, the boxer looked formidable.
After his death, his family wanted to show Amaro as a boxer, so Elsie Rodriguez of Marin Funeral Home in San Juan, Puerto Rico, posed him in a makeshift boxing ring. As reported by MSN, Amaro was posed standing up wearing a yellow training hoodie and sunglasses, with hands in boxing gloves.
You care about the environment, you say. You compost your organic wastes and recycle the rest. But what about your pee? Do you peecycle? No? What kind of a treehugger are you?
Everybody pees. In fact, Americans produce about 30 billion gallons of urine every year. That, according to Kim Nace of Rich Earth Institute, represents a valuable resource that most of us just flush away. Instead, Nace proposed that we recycle our urine and use it as fertilizer as it is a "local, accessible, free, sanitary source of nitrogen and phosphorus."
In other words, if you need a natural fertilizer, urine luck!
But how good is urine as fertilizer anyways? Last year, the Institute carried out an experiment to test it.
Photo: Betty Jenewin/Rich Earth Institute
As reported by National Geographic, that thanks to sixty enthusiastic community members, the Institute collected 600 gallons of urine to fertilize a field of hay in a Brattleboro, Vermont, farm. A 50/50 mix of urine and water was applied to a test strip of land. The result was impressive:
Photo: Abe Noe-Hays/Rich Earth Institute
Rich Earth Institute co-founder and Research Director Abe Noe-Hays said in an interview in the Bennington Banner, "the amount of nutrients in a year's worth of urine from one person is almost all the fertilizer needed to grow food for that person in that span."
Remember the Magic Eye books from the 90s? If you've been waiting for someone to make it in video form, your wait is over.
The Young Rival has released the music video to its song Black is Good completely in autostereogram. The random dot autostereogram music video is best viewed in HD (this one is meant for the "parallel-eye" method - if you have trouble seeing it, you can view it in the cross-eyed version).
Jared Raab and Tomasz Dysinski who created the video explained how it's made:
BUT WAIT, THIS IS A VIDEO. HOW DID YOU MAKE IT?
This is where it gets technical. To make your own autostereogram, one must first create a thing called a "depth map" which is a 2D representation of 3D depth information. We collected real-time depth data of Young Rival performing the song using an X-Box Kinect hooked up to a computer. The computer was running software called RGBD toolkit, designed for capturing the depth information from the Kinect using its built-in infrared system. Once we had our depth information, we unpacked it into image sequences and edited these sequences as if they were regular video. The only difference in the editing process was that depth was represented by luminosity. For fun, you can view the black and white depth-map version HERE (password required - hint: what type of animal appears at 2:30?). With much trial and error, we then ran the data through an algorithm which took each frame of depth information, converted it into a random dot stereogram image, and repacked it into the final video. Lastly, there was one more colour pass at the end, and voila.
Staples has created a pretty nifty online test where you can compare your reading speed to the national average. The test times you while you read a few passages, then asks you some questions to gauge your comprehension level.
I scored 993 words per minute, which made me almost three times faster than the national average. But that's still much slower than most speed readers who can read at about 1,500 words per minute at 50% comprehension (the world speed reading champion, Anne Jones, can read at an astounding 4,700 words per minute at 67% comprehension).
The site told me that if I maintained this reading speed, I could read War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy in a mere 9 hours and 51 minutes and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien in 8 hours and 2 minutes.
Over seventy years ago, my family and I were forced from our home in Los Angeles at gunpoint by U.S. soldiers and sent to Rohwer, all because we happened to look like the people who bombed Pearl Harbor. I was just five years old, and would spend much of my childhood behind barbed wire in that camp and, later, another in California called Tule Lake. One hundred twenty thousand other Japanese Americans from the West Coast suffered a similar fate.
I was the keynote speaker at the dedication ceremony of the museum. [...] After the dedication ceremony, we moved on to the actual Rohwer camp site about 20 minutes away.
One of the audio kiosks is placed just about at the site of the crude barrack that housed my family and me -- block 6, barrack 2, unit F. We were little more than numbers to our jailers, each of us given a tag to wear to camp like a piece of luggage. My tag was 12832-C.
It's important to start your married life on the right hoof.
The humor site Sad and Useless has posted a pic dump with dozens of photos of "traditional" Russian weddings, and I dare say that every single one of them is epic. But don't take my word for it, take a look:
First, you have to carefully broach the topic of love with a potential mate as the encounter could turn deadly. Here's where NeatoShop artist Matt Wiley's cheeky Klingon Valentines come in handy.
The Valentine's Day Card features Klingon-worthy aphorisms, including "Love is a battlefield / And We will love victoriously," "You stole my heart / I would have given you mine. I have two" and "The empire doesn't seem as mighty without you / Will you fight by my side?"
With these Klingon Valentine's Day Cards in hand, pretty soon, you'll be ducking heavy objects.
Ready for the next step? As the romantic Worf once said, be prepared to duck a lot:
Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200. And while you're at it, burn down Boardwalk. AP Designs subverted the world's most famous board game in this Anarchy parody T-Shirt, available from the NeatoShop at price that even those who aren't the once-percenters can afford!
Just seconds after leaping from the plane during a skydiving event, James Lee, 25, was accidentally hit on the back of the head by another skydiver. The blow knocked Lee unconscious and sent him hurtling 12,500 feet down towards the ground.
Two skydivers noticed that something was wrong and chased Lee down, reported The Telegraph. Realizing that he was unconscious, the two men managed to stabilize his position and deployed his parachute. Lee landed safely on the ground but didn't realize what had happened until he saw the amazing footage of the dramatic mid-air rescue that was captured by his helmet cam. Watch:
Looking at the footage, Lee said:
"At first the other skydivers give basic hand signals that we teach our students with to correct their body position and find I am still not responding.
"They manage to get hold of me to try and stop my body tumbling again as we get closer to the altitude where, as a group we separate to deploy our parachutes.
"They signal to the other jumpers to get away as they were unaware of what was happening. They then deploy my main parachute. Once I was clear they deployed their own."
Lee, a veteran skydiver, said that he has no plans to give up skydiving despite his near-death experience.
Who says Costco doesn't have child care for when you shop? This clever photo, purportedly from a Costco in South Korea, shows everything that you need to make your very own Costco child care: Make a comfy seat using a shopping cart packed with cartoon character pillows, then park them in front of the multiplex of large screen TVs! Voila!