Ian Stell’s Sinan table is a precisely designed and built piece of kinetic furniture that opens and folds. He explains that “Mutability in a piece of furniture should serve a purpose, but the act of transformation should be a kind of dance.” The Sinan does indeed dance!
Stell doesn’t list a price for the Sinan, but a somewhat similar design of his sells for a mere $20,000. For that much, the table should make accordion sound effects whenever it moves.
This is a satellite image of an active runway at the main airport of Savannah, Georgia. The tarmac is on top of what was once the property of Richard and Catherine Dotson, both of whom were born in 1797. They died in 1884 and 1877, respectively, and were buried at a family cemetery on their property.
That land remained in their family until World War II. The Army then took the land to expand the local airfield and paid for the family to relocate the cemetery. The family did so, but refused to move the graves of the founders of their clan.
So the Army paved over the graves and moved the gravestones to the top of the pavement, directly over the final resting spots of Richard and Catherine Dotson. I can’t find current information, but as of 2001, the runway was in common use at the now-civilian airport, where pilots sometimes ask “if they could use the runway with the graves, just so they could see them.”
Julianne Moore and Mark Wahlberg in Boogie Nights | Image: New Line Cinema
In Vulture's list of the 30 most important sex scenes in the history of film, the word "important" has various meanings, which the writer clearly states. To quote him, he means important in the following ways:
"Used in the development of the cinematic idiom"
Breaking new ground in the depiction of intimacy
"Seminal moments in film history (for better and for worse)"
"Flash points that wound up changing our culture in interesting ways"
"Represented nefarious, exploitative trends"
"And some are just unforgettable scenes that informed what came after them"
Elisabeth's curtain, part of her "My Shower Curtain Is A Green Warrior" collection, features "spikes" that inflate after a certain amount of time, turning that shower karaoke session into a dangerous affair:
“These curtains are not really for marketing but aim at provoking a debate around water issues,” Buecher said. “If you don’t want to get trapped you have to get out before it does and stop damaging the environment.”
Danger has always been his first name, and he has the eyepatch to prove that isn't just a name but a state of mind. But things were starting to get boring for poor DM in the spy game, so he started looking elsewhere for his kicks. Penfold suggested DM take up a new hobby, but the mouse was looking to get out of the house, so he set his sights on the open road. With a little persuasion DM was able to pry the keys to the Danger Mobile from Colonel K's clenched fist, and after a quick trip to a neighborhood hot rod shop the mouse was transformed into an automotive maniac!
Bring the gasoline to your geeky wardrobe with this Mouse Fink t-shirt by ClayGrahamArt, it'll drive your fellow Danger Mouse fans wild!
Not sure if this kid has passed out with his eyes open or he’s simply not affected in any way by the intense flight, but he remains stoic and unmoved as the Slingshot launches him and a screaming partner into the air.
For years this video sat online without a suitable soundtrack, until TeamZoo found the perfect song to pair with his dead eyed Slingshot ride- Simon & Garfunkel’s The Sound Of Silence. Hello darkness, my old friend...
Hollywood movie promotions like to sell their movies as being “like nothing you’ve seen before” or “a fresh new take on blah blah blah”, but the more they make these claims the less original the film.
Many motion picture companies are tapped out of ideas, and they’re always looking around for new ideas to imitate or just plain rip off.
That’s why mainstream movies seem so familiar, because you’ve probably seen a movie just like it before, but sometimes the similarities are as hard to ignore as a talking pig wearing a tie and a pair of shades.
Two talking pig movies released within a few months of each other? When pigs fly or, more precisely, back in 1995.
Travelers visiting the Mos Eisley spaceport during this time of war are advised to steer clear of the Hutt controlled establishment called the Jabba Bing! Club. The Club is known to play host to some of the worst scumbags in the galaxy. Those who ignore this advisement and patronize the Jabba Bing! may be subject to Sith scrutiny, which could result in a force choking if found guilty. Visitors are also advised to avoid making eye contact with the star slave dancer Leia, because she's not very happy about being chained to a Hutt...
Show the universe that you know how to party with this Jabba Bing! t-shirt by Dr.Monekers, it's the funniest mashup this side of Tatooine!
In between adventures Link discovered another hidden talent- keeping the town's cuccos in line. Some townsfolk started calling him the cucco whisperer, but he didn't use magic or might to keep those cluckers in line, he used a piece of Zelda's famous seed cake. The cuccos can't get enough of that sweet cake treat, so Link became a legend among the local poultry farmers by accident. Now he has to play the role of alpha clucker whenever he's in town, but at least he's earning mad rupees!
Add this JURASSIC CUCCOS t-shirt by Kayden007 to your geeky wardrobe and you'll be the talk of the park!
Personally, I prefer Batman over Superman, but this great Always Sunny In Philadelphia/Batman Vs. Superman mashup makes a great case for why Superman is better. After all, he is a master of karate and friendship for everyone.
Honestly, I think this looks like a more entertaining movie than the actual Batman Vs. Superman film, though I still don't want to see anyone pay a troll toll to get into a boy's hole.
Not too long ago in the US, it was normal for fathers to wait outside the delivery room for the birth of their children. The mother, along with a doctor and nurses, would handle the delivery alone. Later, the father was allowed to be present.
The Daily Telegraph reports that increasingly, more people are present in the delivery room: family, friends, and anyone accessible through WiFi. When it comes to childbirth, there’s no such thing as “too much information”:
For women in their teens and twenties, an average of eight people are now present at some point during the birth, according to a survey by video blogging site Channel Mum.
And the results also showed that childbirth is becoming increasingly public, with almost a quarter of mums sharing the experience through social media.
Siobhan Freegard, founder of Channel Mum said: "The younger generation share are used to sharing every aspect of their lives, so why not birth? Many women feel it is their biggest achievement and so want to share the moment with all of those closest to them.
We did not crowd-birth for our kids. But our first child was born in a teaching hospital. There was a seemingly non-stop parade of medical students and interns interested in seeing more than we wanted them to see. I eventually shooed them out.
YouTube user Albizu Garcia visited a beach in Puerto Rico and found that a hermit crab had discarded a conventional shell for a stylish and functional LEGO brick. This should give him the ability to join with other LEGO crabs to create a larger structure. You can see the video here.Make sure that you don’t step on this crab, which is now a double threat to your feet.
People and organizations often adopt stretches of road, promising to keep them clean and free of litter. This is a great way to contribute to the well-being of local communities and possibly get some good publicity from it.
So it’s no surprise that Lord Vader, who always wants to maintain the good reputation of our loyal Imperial forces, has pitched in to help. He’s adopted a section of US Highway 460 in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Occasionally standing in for him will be Henry Wakley, a local resident and loyal supporter of the Emperor. He wears a copy of Lord Vader’s helmet while picking up trash. News 10 reports:
Wakley had to pass several standard guidelines, including two highway clean ups, before VDOT would agree to the sign. He convinced the agency the sign was not a joke, and he intended to take care of the highway and draw attention to the adopt a highway program.
“We’d love to have more people follow Mr. Vader’s example and help us keep the highways clean,” Clarke professed.
Drivers could soon see more than just a sign. Wakley plans to clean up his portion of the highway in his Darth Vader costume later this month.
Wakley is an example to us all to stand together so that we may crush the rebellion and restore order in the galaxy.
The Jurassic Park project didn't go quite as Doctor Hammond had planned, but in the end that was okay because the original plan was sure to have ended in disaster. The park became less about bringing in tourist money and entertaining people and more about keeping the dinosaurs happy and thoroughly engaged with a giant sandbox and a new set of playground equipment. Soon the raptors were riding the see-saws, the triceratops was digging for treasure, and the brachiosaurus was sliding the day away. An exciting scene it was not, but at least no humans were harmed in the park!
Add a super silly twist to your geeky wardrobe with this Jurassic Play Park t-shirt by Dooomcat, it's an alternate take on everybody's favorite dino flicks and will surely spread smiles wherever you go!
Most superheroes are all flash, using their super powers to show off in front of those they feel are less than super, but the 'Pool don't play those games. He doesn't need some spider sense to tell him when there's trouble coming his way, because Wade's a marvel with the automatic pistols and a super man with a sword. Can a spider sense blast big brutes into piles of chimichanga filling? Do web blasters chop chumps down to size? Deadpool don't think so!
Show your fellow superhero fans that you're a geeky powerhouse with this Whatever !! Spider Dude t-shirt by Outlawalien, it's the clever way to cut those super sized egos down to size.
Couples with a healthy sex life have to learn to live next door to people who are mad because they ain’t getting’ any, and being a part of a community means keeping your lustful noises to yourself.
And yet some people insist on airing their pleasure at the top of their lungs, which tends to annoy everyone around them and gives them a bad rep in the neighborhood.
So how do you go about telling your neighbors to stifle their screams during sexy time? A well worded note is a good place to start, which will help you avoid having that awkward face-to-face chat about the coitus cacophony.
Bored Panda called for submissions to their open list of 15+ Things That Look Like Donald Trump, and boy are there ever some spot on winners on the list! For example here's a piece of sushi that looks just like the Don, isn't the resemblance remarkable?
Unless you’re 80s rock god Corey Hart you shouldn’t be wearing your sunglasses at night because SUN is the first part of that word!
Of course, people wear sunglasses for other reasons besides blocking out the sun, but how can you see where you’re going when you’re sporting shades inside a dark night club?
These rebellious sunglass rulebreakers inevitably trip and fall like a fool, or they’re forced to take off the shades, but they could have avoided all the embarrassment by simply following the Always/Sometimes/Never Sunglass Matrix, presented by the Art Of Manliness.
Many bears dream of a day when they’re able to shove a human being inside something roly-poly, like a barrel or a tire, so they can roll that screaming human around the woods and show it off to their ursine friends.
Sadly, most bears will never get to experience the joy of rolling a human, but the bear in this clip is luckier than most, and he’s definitely luckier than the poor person in the cube.
This video was supposedly shot as a promo for the Japanese show Sekai No Hate Made ItteQ!, but beyond its use as a promo video it should also serve as a reminder to humans- don’t believe bears when they tell you there’s candy at the bottom of the cube!
Researchers led by Dr. Robert Webster of Vanderbilt University's Medical Engineering and Discovery Laboratory have developed a new type of wrist joint for surgical robots. It's only 2 millimeters wide, which permits it to get inside extremely narrow spots in the body, then turn a corner.
The team made the joint by cutting out portions of the arm. A wire inside that arm constricts and releases, activating and deactivating the joint.
According to a press release by Vanderbilt, Webster suggests that the first use of the wrist will be transnasal brain surgery. Accessing the brain through the nose will be easier on the patient than cutting into the skull.
Six freshly baked loaves of Pug lie next to each other, cooling on a blanket. They need just a brief nap before they're ready to play again. As they dream, their little bodies twitch. What do Pugs dream about?
The smuggler and the bounty hunter found themselves surrounded by a bunch of jabbering Jawas fully armed and in full force. The tiny wall of well armed guards parted to let the Jawa-in-charge through, who was carrying a case full of clanking contents. As the little boss opened the box the smuggler and the bounty hunter began to recoil, ready to go to war if need be, but what they saw next instantly put them both at ease. For the little boss held a bottle of booze in one hand and a long, skinny glass in the other, and in a croaking voice he said "Mar-ti-ni?"
Buy the world a round of funny with this MAR-TI-NI t-shirt by Skullpy, and you'll be a star among your fellow sci-fi fans!
Rain forests are scattered across the globe and they all look drastically different despite the fact that most people immediately envision a tropical South American rain forest when they hear the term. These pictures from the New South Wales rainforest by Wouter Van de Voorde remind us that just because something is a rain forest doesn't mean it's filled with vivid tropical plants.
Of course, just because the forest isn't loaded with colors doesn't mean it's not beautiful. In fact, these incredible images seem to capture the foliage of a forest forgotten by time, trapped in the primordial past -like a lost world waiting to be explored for the first time.
Johnny Depp has millions of adoring fans from across the globe. But you know who isn't a fan? Johnny Depp. In fact, he not only refuses to watch his own films, but he's even been reported to vandalize movie posters with his face on them because he doesn't like seeing his face staring back at him.
If you think that sounds silly, consider this: Peter Dinklage doesn't watch Game of Thrones for one simple reason -he doesn't have HBO.
As we dog enthusiasts know, dogs are lovable and amazing creatures. In fact, one of their physical attributes renders them like superheroes when compared to that of humans. A dog's sense of smell is ten thousand to ten million times greater than a human's, giving them the ability to simply sniff out illnesses of which we live in fear and must rely on machinery and complex medical procedures to detect.
Learn more scientific facts about dogs from this AsapSCIENCE video. Via Laughing Squid
Two players stand across from each other, 48 feet apart. Each has a football and a set of 10 bowling pins standing upright. The object of the game is to knock your opponent's pins down before he takes out yours.
This is fowling, a game invented by Chris Hutt of Detroit. He's recently converted a 34,000 square foot industrial building into the Fowling Warehouse--a 20-lane fowling facility. The AP reports that it's thriving:
Hutt's business, which also has a 175-seat beer garden and a stage for live music, has drawn big crowds on weekend nights. Some take advantage of a deal that allows unlimited play for $10 until closing at 2 a.m. Others reserve lanes for group play, up to 10 players per lane, in two-hour increments.
The Disney princesses are young. When they grow up, they may get married and have kids. What sort of moms would they be like? Mike Spohr of BuzzFeed has a few ideas based on their personalities. Ariel gets married at the end of The Little Mermaid. Much later, she'll be the mother of teenagers:
Her mom life: Ariel is constantly battling her husband over how much freedom they should give their teenager. “Are you kidding, Eric?” she often says. “When I was her age I thought a fork was a comb and practically sold my soul to a witch to get a boyfriend! There is no way she’s going to the fair alone!”
Dogs can have trouble with stairs built for humans, especially if they are small and as they get older. That's why the architecture firm 07Beach designed this staircase for a home renovation in Vietnam. The regular staircase is paired with a narrow model that has half-sized stairs. They're just the right size for little dogs. You can see more photos at The Contemporist.