Attention Adventure Time fans! Are you looking for the perfect scarf to help you navigate this unpredictable spring weather? Behold the Lady Rainicorn Scarf from the NeatoShop. This warm scarf looks like your favorite Korean speaking unicorn.
meter freestyle swimming in a nice, clean, piranha-free swimming pool?
That's cute, Summer Olympics! REAL men swim at the brutal Amazon Olympics,
where surviving the event itself is its own reward:
Poised on the starting blocks at the Olympics, the 15 swimmers had
good reason to feel apprehensive. But the cause of their nervousness
was not the race itself – it was the piranhas, anacondas and crocodiles
lurking in the turbid waters below. [...]
The swimming events all take place in the murky waters of the Loretoyaco
river, a tributary of the Amazon. Waiting for her 100m freestyle race,
Lina Castro, a 20-year-old member of the Tikun indigenous community,
gazed into the water and considered the hazards. "When the race
is about to start I need to be calm and not think about all the things
that live in the river," she said.
Toby Muse of The Guardian reports: Link
(Photo: Paulo Santos)
Placko over at Geeks Are Sexy wrote an eye-opener of a post about cosplayers (not just female cosplayers, mind you)
who have to endure lewd and inappropriate behavior because of the costumes
Costumes are not consent. It’s a phrase you may be hearing a
lot lately, and one we need to keep talking about. In the past few weeks,
the internet has exploded with women speaking up about the treatment
we receive at conventions and online. This isn’t a new problem
that has suddenly presented itself. The issues have always been there.
What is happening now is we finally feel we are allowed to speak up,
that doing so will not result in us being ostracized from our community
– because we are now acting as a community, a support structure,
to create a safe environment for all costumers and convention goers.
A few weeks ago at PAX East an incident happened that would open the
door for many costumers to come out and speak up. Meagan Marie, known
for her amazing costumes as well as her presence within the gaming industry,
encountered a situation that opened up many eyes to the way women are
treated at conventions. During a press event, featuring several Lara
Croft costumers, a journalist began asking some lewd questions of the
ladies. When called out for his actions, he put the onus on the girls;
saying that because they were dressed sexy, they were obviously okay
with such questions being asked.
Read more about it over at Geeks Are Sexy, including what you can do
to combat the growing problem: Link
- Thanks Yan!
It's "like Hawaiian Style pizza, but without all the crust." That's how Instructables member crapsoup describes this marvelous mouth-sized bite of happiness. To make it less nourishing, crapsoup made it with turkey bacon and turkey pepperoni. You can find the recipe at the link.
With a little red uniform snapsuit, the tyke is destined to a long engineering career or a brief hitch as a security guard. Victoria Shank's funny birth announcement is styled after both classic Star Trek and The Next Generation. I can't wait for the series premier!
A shelter dog gets a new home in this parody of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme, starring Fido as the shelter dog, and including a celebrity cameo at the end. The lyrics are at the YouTube page. -via Stuff I Stole from the Internet
I've eaten so many oranges during my life. Now I feel like I wasted them all. Who knew such a crafting feat was possible? Follow the apparently simple instructions by Koji Nakamura to make your own orange wristwatch.
Scotland's latest tourism ad series features Shetland ponies wearing handmade cardigans of pure Shetland wool. If that isn't the cutest thing you've ever seen! The ponies are named Fivla and Vitamin. Continue reading to see them getting dressed, and see more pictures at Visit Scotland. Link
When the lid is closed, this truck looks like all the other tankers at Ken Foster's oil delivery company. But this beauty is made to cook meat in huge quantities:
Then, with the push of a button, the whole thing cracks apart, opening like a giant set of aluminum jaws. And inside sits a traveling kitchen, complete with four-burner stove, 42-inch grill and stainless steel prep counter. [...]
Foster, the owner of Hall Oil and grill store Breakaway in South Dennis, first began planning the mobile grill set-up about a year ago, when he was deciding what to do with an old oil tank truck.
He took his vision to welder Gary Webb, of Gary's Truck Equipment in Harwich, and the two began collaborating on a design.
"I told him my idea of how I would like to do it," Webb said. "I also told him it was a gamble — I could cut it apart and say, 'This isn't going to work."
The work was challenging, Webb said. He had to be very careful to ensure that the aluminum tank maintained its shape, so it would fit correctly when closed.
He also had to custom design and fabricate all of the components, from hinges to hydraulic systems.
Like you, I get hungry whenever I see an octopus. But donedirtcheap has made our tentacled friends even more delicious. His Octopizza is baked with a yeast dough and covered with pepperoni suckers. You can find step-by-step instructions at the link.
Just in case you want to carry that funeral home scent around with you all day, there's a cologne for that. I can't imagine that it smells like anything other than carnations, but even so it would remind one of a funeral home. That's just one of the The 16 Strangest Perfumes & Colognes in the World, which include various foods, bodily secretions, fictional characters, and other scents that you'd normally want to wash off instead of put on. Link
Mallow and Co. is a blog devoted to finding new and ingenious variations of the classic Rice Krispie treat. So far, Summer has made Nutella, blueberry muffin, apple cider, cherry pie and gingerbread versions--among many others.
Geographically, Austin is located in Texas. But that's about it. Locals boast of their oddness with ubiquitous "Keep Austin Weird" bumper stickers. In contrast, I was never able to sell more than three "Keep Longview Weird" stickers.
Are you a man moving to Austin? You'll need to wear the appropriate uniform. Cartoonist Jackie Evangelisti has some tips:
Once you’ve embraced your itchy push broom, it is only a matter of time before the stash gets a name and possibly a spot on that sleeve you couldn’t quite afford to finish. The years spent grooming and growing only add to your popularity as you surpass a Mr. Pringles level of thickness and ascend Austin’s invisible ladder. Due to the hoards arriving daily, the longer someone’s been in Austin, the cooler people think they are. Living on top feels magical, but unfortunately this young transient city won’t admire you forever. So go out somewhere classy for a tenth Beardaversary, prepared to bid that decade long love affair farewell. Either that or watch it slowly evolve into a hairy security blanket that won’t fetch any free PBRs that aren’t already empty.
Photo: NRAO/AUI/NSF, K. Golap, M. Goss, NASA's Wide Field Survey Explorer
Photo: Tracy Colson
Holy (Space) Cow! Forget the Space
Whale, astronomers have spotted something way cooler: the Manatee
When scientists took a new image of the W50
nebula in the constellation Aquila, a remnant of a supernova 10,000
years ago, someone at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory remarked
that it looks like a manatee floating on its back.
The name stuck, and the W50 nebula is being renamed during a ceremony
today at the Florida Manatee Festival in Crystal River, Fla.: Link