While these look like they'd be perfect for Burning Man, they were actually created by Australian design collective Group D so they were instead presented at the Vivid Sydney Festival.I don't know about you guys, but I'd love to take a ride in one of these -but maybe that's their evil plan for eating all of mankind.
Flickr user Karen Green spotted this great cosplay dress at Comic Con 2011 and appropriately titled it "like a TRON prom dress." I don't know about you guys, but I'd love to see someone actually wearing this dress to their prom.
Maybe one of our younger readers could take a little inspiration for their prom -you have just enough time to make your own.
If you love 30 Rock and have always wanted to try Liz's adored Cheesy Blasters, then you have to check out this great recipe that instructs you how to make your own.
Happie the GOATie is quite the skateboarder. How good is he? Well, he did just break the Guinness Book of World Records title for "farthest distance skateboarding by a goat" -an amazing 118 feet. I don't know about you guys, but I would love to go skating with this guy.
Via Laughing Squid
If you shop at thrift stores, then you already know that there are many great deals available to help you deck out your home, or some affordable outfits, but for some people, minor thrift store purchases have left them with some major profits.
The Declaration of Independence: $477,650
Michael Sparks visited a thrift store near his home one day to purchase a few items for his house. He ended up buying a candleholder, some salt and pepper shakers and what he thought was a reprint of the Declaration of Independence priced at $2.48.
After looking at his purchase for a few days, he thought the print might actually be a little older than he originally thought, but it was only after researching the issue on the net that he learned he was actually holding one of the original 200 authentic copies of the document –even rarer because there are only 36 copies known to exist today. When he got it appraised, he was told it would probably be worth about $250,000. Amazingly, the actual auction price ended up going for almost twice that –an amazing $477,650.
A 360 Year Old Painting: $190,000
A little while ago, an 81 year-old Massachusetts man named Leroy was shopping at his local Goodwill when a framed painting caught his eye. Leroy used to be an antique dealer so he was able to estimate that the fame was from the 1800s and worth around $50 and that the painting was probably from around the same period and worth maybe $150, so he took the $3 artwork home.
A year later, his daughter-in-law brought the painting to the Antiques Roadshow where it was appraised for around $25,000. They told him that the painting was from a Flemish school in Amsterdam and was painted around 1650. Leroy was right about the frame though, Flemish artwork was big in the 1800s and the painting was framed around that period.
When the painting went to auction a short while after that, the appraisal value was shattered when the painting sold for a whopping $190,000. Leroy said he plans to share the money with his son and daughter-in-law, since they were the ones who thought to bring it to the Antiques Roadshow.
An Original, Signed Picasso Poster: $7,000
Ever have the urge to make up your own Adventure Time stories? Well then, you might follow in the footsteps of Flickr user michelleness and make your own adorable felted creations from the series. She not only created these four, but also a long-legged Jake and Fionna and Cake. Maybe it's just me, but I think she should put these on Etsy so everyone can get their hands on the set.
Yes, the Olympics are wrapping up this weekend, but we still have enough time to squeeze in DeviantArt user scargeear's take on what would happen if The Avengers competed in the games. Black Widow seems like she'd be great at gymnastics and there's no doubt that Captain America would be great at discus, but I can't imagine Loki's helmet would be very advantageous for pole vaulting.
This cocktail isn't imaginary. In fact, with a blacklight and the right ingredients, you can actually make your own Aurora Jungle Juice at home.
If you're wondering how it looks so amazing, that's because tonic water glows blue and the Roses Mojito Passion glows pink under a blacklight. Just make sure you don't mix them together too soon before serving.
We've written a lot about the art exhibits at LA's Gallery 1988 -particularly their Crazy 4 Cult shows, and with the sixth annual show, now all you New Yorkers will have a chance to check out the great geek artwork by over 200 artists starting tonight at 64 Gansevoort St. -including this great peice titled "The Dude of Thrones." Good times!
Jabba may not be very chic while alive, but if you skin him and turn him into a purse, he actually makes quite the stylish fashion accessory. Who knew?
Back in May, artist Amanda Hemmons came up with a ton of great women's fashions based on The Avengers. Big Fish Games was so impressed by the design that they asked her to try her hand at designing women's fashions based on classic video games. You can see her Sonic look above and her Link look below.
While some of the looks are a little over the top, I'd wear the Sonic one. What about you other ladies?
Yes, sharks do have extra teeth for those that they lose, but you might not know they never lose teeth due to cavities. As it turns out, the exterior of their teeth are actually made of flouride -meaning those chompers stay pearly white until the day they fall out.
If you're bored of following @BronxZoosCobra ever since he was rediscovered and put back in the Reptile House than perhaps you'd enjoy the new goofy Twitter of the day @SarcasticRover. The tweets are particularly great for those who just couldn't get enough of Marvin The Paranoid Android from Douglas Adam's universe.
My favorite Tweet? The one about George Lucas' artistic integrity.
Drinkify is a new online tool that matches cocktails to what you happen to be currently listening to. Some of the selections seem a little random, but given that "The Iggy Pop" happens to be 12 oz of moonshine, it seems there is at least some kind of method to their choices.
Want a fun way to test your film knowledge? Then see if you can identify the movies based on the clothing worn by the leading man.
While the link is in French, most of the answers still contain enough information to tip you off as to whether or not you got the right clue -or, just go to Flavorwire where all the answers are in English.
Earlier, Alex posted that Amtrack's burgers cost $16 -and from what I can tell, they aren't even very good. If you want to shell out $16 for a burger that's actually worth the cost (and happen to live in Japan), then you might want to head over to Wendy's.
Sure, their stateside burgers might not be all that great (at least, the ones near me certainly aren't), but the chain's Japanese offerings are totally classy. Take, for example, the surf and turf burger that features lobster or the caviar and lobster sandwich served without beef.
Would you pay $16 for a Wendy's sandwich if it had lobster on it?
Still sizing up your summer travel plans? Well, if you’re looking to enjoy some of the most fascinating locations ever created by Mother Nature, then you might want to check out one of these gorgeous and strange natural landmarks.
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
The title of “world’s largest salt flat” might not sound all that exciting, but when you actually see pictures of these gorgeous 4,000 miles of flatlands, you’ll immediately see why they are so special. The entire salar is covered with a salt crust that becomes a giant mirror when it gets rained on. The mirror-like planes offer such a strong reflection that satellites even use the salar to recalibrate their systems. As if that weren’t a cool enough sight, the area is also a major breeding ground for flamingos who feed on the brine shrimp and red algae that thrive in the shallow water. Vacationing in the salt flats is a unique experience, as you not only get to enjoy the beauty of the landmark, but you will most likely stay in a hotel built from the only available natural resource in the area –blocks of salt. At many of these local hotels, even the furniture is made from salt!
When you see the pictures of these natural hot springs, consisting of a multitude of natural mineral terraces, you’ll see why the ancient Turks called it “cotton castle,” and why the area was named a World Heritage Site. The terraces are made from travertine, a sedimentary rock that is created from jelly-like calcium deposits in the hot springs themselves. Of course, while people come to see the terraces, they stay for the stunning hot springs, which range in temperature from nice and warm at 95 degrees to nice and deadly at 212 degrees. While bathing in the pools has been a popular attraction for millennia, these days, it is illegal to wear shoes in the water in order to protect the mineral deposits from damage.
The salt and sulfur formations at Dallol look more like a set on a sci fi film than a real place on Earth, but these gorgeous hot springs, formed in a volcanic crater, are very real –and very dangerous. Unlike the hot springs of Pamukkale, the springs and geysers here release brine and toxic fumes, the very reason Dallol has such a fascinating color scheme. And the water’s still not safe once it’s on the surface, the pools of green water are dangerously acidic, hence the area’s name, which translates to “disintegration” in the local tongue. As if all that weren’t enough to keep you away, Dallol is one of the hottest places on earth, with an average yearly temperature of 93 degrees –keep in mind that means that it can get much, much hotter throughout the year. This is definitely one of those landmarks that is better seen in pictures than in person.
Jellyfish Lake, Palau
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