To promote breast cancer awareness, the British ad agency Chillisauce placed a huge bra across a building in London. At 30 meters across, it may be the largest bra in the world. It must not have been very effective, because they had to use scaffolding to reduce bounce.
But when the scrotal ultrasound of a 45-year-old patient with severe testicular pain and a possible mass revealed the surprising image of a man in distress, urologists at Queen’s University, in Ontario, followed proper scholarly procedure: They submitted it to Urology, the official journal of the International Society of Urology.
“The residents and staff alike were amazed to see the outline of a man’s face staring up out of the image, his mouth agape as if the face seen on the ultrasound scan itself was also experiencing severe epididymo-orchitis,” wrote the authors, G. Gregory Roberts and Naji J. Touma, in an article that appeared in the journal’s September issue. “A brief debate ensued on whether the image could have been a sign from a deity (perhaps ‘Min,’ the Egyptian god of male virility); however, the consensus deemed it a mere coincidental occurrence rather than a divine proclamation.”
Surely there must be some rash conclusion we can jump to!
A couple of weeks ago, I featured Jillian Tamaki's cartoons of unusual sexy versions of Halloween costumes, such as Sexy New York City Subway Rat and Sexy First Edition Old Man and the Sea. Her best idea was a Sexy Hungry Man frozen dinner costume. Kate Thornbery made it a reality.
Well, Starry Night isn't scary, but this version from the Museum of Modern Art in New York City is certainly beautiful. I wonder what Van Gogh would think if he knew that this painting would become a major pop culture icon.
Why don't you apply? You're not getting paid for that office clerk internship anyway.
Nidar Singh of Wolverhampton, UK, may be the last living master of the Sikh martial art shastar vidya, which means the "science of weapons". He himself was taught by an octogenarian in Punjab who thought that he was the last serious practitioner. Singh remembered the first day of his training:
On his first day of training, the frail old man handed him a stick and instructed Mr Singh to hit him. When he tried, the master threw him around like a rag doll.
"He was a frail old man chucking me about and I couldn't touch him," he says. "That definitely impressed me."
I lived in Florida for a few years. One thing that I didn't like about the place was that it was simply dangerous to go hiking in much of the state, especially off-trail. Too many creatures there see humans as a food source, or at least a threat from which one didn't have to flee. Spiders the size of your hand, water moccasins in tubing rivers, alligators in suburban ponds...I mean, there's a good reason why the state bird is the mosquito. It represents what you're up against.
Case in point: wildlife officials in the Everglades found a Burmese Python that had swallowed an adult-sized deer. The doe's body caused the snake to swell to a 44-inch girth. No, it didn't kill him. A shotgun blast did that.
Would you like to take a picture like this one? Evan Sharboneau, also known as the "Photo Extremist", has a short video tutorial showing how to take high speed photos. The process doesn't appear to be beyond the reach of a serious amateur.
The author of The Fluffpo loves to make fun of the variously loved or loathed Huffington Post, and so made this funny bingo card for readers to play as they read that blog. Presumably the winner gets one of those high-paying writing gigs at the Post.
But winners of this contest will get t-shirts. We're going to create a bingo card with twenty-four squares (they'll be one free space in the center) that people can play while reading Neatorama. What should we write in the squares? You tell us!
Place your submission in the comment section below. Write only one per comment, please, though you can enter as many as you’d like. In five days, we'll choose twenty-four entries for our card and show you the results so that you can start playing right away.
Among those twenty-four entries, we'll randomly select two winners who will get t-shirts from the NeatoShop. Please write your T-shirt selection alongside your guess. If you don’t include a selection, you forfeit the prize, okay?
The Doctor's sonic screwdriver is the ultimate multitool. It can do anything! In fact, it can do too much. If it were available for action movie heroes, the sonic screwdriver would make everything too easy. Content warning: violence.
Let's state upfront that redditor adriannezy is brilliant. She wanted to participate in Halloween at work, but not wear a costume that got in the way. So she generated a QR code that, when scanned, reveals a picture of herself in a classic Star Trek uniform. She writes, "I've had groups of guys holding phones up to my chest all day. It's been awkward."
If you routinely and repeatedly bang your head against a wall in the vain hope that doing so will alter reality, then you should know that it's not as safe as when a woodpecker does it. How can these birds hammer away like they do without suffering brain injuries? Scientists think that they have the answer:
The birds have little "sub-dural space" between their brains and their skulls, so the brain does not have room to bump around as it does in humans. Also, their brains are longer top-to-bottom than front-to-back, meaning the force against the skull is spread over a larger brain area.
Close examination of the birds' movements permitted researchers to create a computer simulation. It revealed that:
Firstly, the hyoid bone's looping structure around the whole skull was found to act as a "safety belt", especially after the initial impact.
The team also found that the upper and lower halves of the birds' beaks were uneven, and as force was transmitted from the tip of the beak into the bone, this asymmetry lowered the load that made it as far as the brain.
Lastly, plate-like bones with a "spongy" structure at different points in the skull helped distribute the incoming force, thereby protecting the brain.
Before you take a cutting torch to your own propane tank, make sure that it's complete empty of fuel. Or just leave the work up to Scott Krichau, who made this and other jack-o'-lanterns from empty tanks.
It may look like a painting from a distance, but Pete Fecteau's mosaic is actually more than four thousand carefully arranged Rubik's Cubes. His appropriately named "Dream Big" project took a year to complete, but it looks like that was time well-spent.
Lest you think that Instructables user randofo just wanted a creative crafting project, he explicitly says that his button-controlled jack-o'-lantern is designed to deal with the trick-or-treater menace. Expensive? Yes. Worth it? Yes.
I'm not really one for Halloween -- or at least making decorations like this for a Halloween party. I mean, everyone would expect this sort of thing. To use Martha's skull cheese platter to full effect, it should be brought out when no one expects it, such as at Easter or Grandma's birthday party.
Skip ahead about a minute into the video to see this amazing work in action. David Cerny, an artist from the Czech Republic, made this 14-ton sculpture for a business park in Charlotte, North Carolina. Its segments spin, align, and spit out streams of water.
Well, if you can think of a better idea in about five seconds, then you try it! A man in Colorado Springs, Colorado met a woman online and invited her to his home so that they could have some privacy. That's when his girlfriend showed up. Thinking quickly, he accused his new sweetheart of being a burglar and called the police on her:
When Gaylor's girlfriend came home unexpectedly, Gaylor called police to report the other woman as a "burglary in progress," police said.
Gaylor was cited on suspicion of false reporting to authorities.