Photobombing is all about perfect timing on the part of the photobomber and the camera perfectly capturing the moment an unwanted visitor entered the shot, so beware those photobombs which are silent but deadly.
Visual media has played out all sorts of different post apocalyptic scenarios, from the fantasy zombie kind to the down and dirty nuclear annihilation doomsday, and somehow humans always manage to survive.
But where humans would be dealing with radiation sickness some creatures would hardly even notice the effects of a nuclear war, proving they deserve to be called a survivor.
We've all heard the theory that cockroaches would survive a nuclear blast because they can withstand more radiation than humans, but did you know the fruit fly is even more of a survivor than the roach?
According to Mythbusters only ten percent of roaches would survive a 10,000 rad bomb blast (Hiroshima level), but the common fruit fly can handle up to 64,000 rads thanks to their slow cell division and extremely fast reproduction. That means fruit flies are pesky and persistent!
Vodka makes us warm and happy when we drink it, and doesn't destroy us the next day like the browns, but what makes vodka so awesome is you can do a whole lot more with it than just make martinis.
Vodka is a natural disinfectant, deodorant and mold and mildew remover, so you can use some of your liquor cabinet stash to clean house before your friends come over for cocktails.
The clear liquor is also an insect repellant and dandruff remover, although you probably don't want to spray yourself with vodka before driving or you'll have some explaining to do if you get pulled over!
I'm not a very big fan of the Harry Potter franchise, and even though I've seen every movie I don't plan on reading any of the books, so I'm left with many questions that may or may not be explained in the books.
There's one main question that has bothered me since the first film- why do the Hogwarts crew care so much about staying hidden from Muggles?
Every journey must begin and end, and the narrative structure of a film makes the beginning and end of the journey extremely important, which thereby makes the opening and closing two of the most important shots in the entire film.
There are bound to be people who watch these videos and have concerns about safety, but don't worry- Noah didn't seriously injure his dad during the making of these videos, he hurt him just enough to call them WWE worthy.
Most of us just use common sense to decide when an article of clothing needs to be washed (although some stinky folks could probably use a refresher course), but what does science have to say about when we should wash our clothes?
Allow Greg Foot of Brit Lab to elaborate on the topic of washing clothes, starting with why it's important to wash them in the first place (aka the gross part), and then finishing up the chat by solving the mystery of when we should wash our jeans.
People were a little more gullible back in 1958, and the Roswell incident had everybody buzzing about aliens, so we'll cut them a little slack for believing this guy was actually a being from another world.
Eye witnesses reported seeing a glowing, two foot tall alien (or ten feet tall, depending on who you asked) that could run faster than any human, but really they were just seeing Jerry Sprague in his crappy costume.
Jerry and his buddies decided to capitalize on the alien sighting trend by creating a “little blue man” costume sure to be the talk of the town, with blue glow-in-the-dark paint and a football helmet equipped with flashing lights.
The "Little Blue Man Hoax" probably wouldn't be so well received nowadays, but the cops who arrested Jerry Sprague and his buddies back in '58 found the whole thing funny and let them off with a warning.
If you're gonna make hyper realistic wax sculptures of people you might as well use some of the most recognizable and beloved people, with those famous faces we love, as your inspiration.
Master sculptor Trevor Grove has a knack for capturing both the look and personality of each person he sculpts, and he obviously has really good taste because he chose both Tom Waits and Eddie Munster as his subjects!
He's also really good at sculpting amazing likenesses in small 1/6 scale, like this head for the Bill Murray- Actor action figure the world of geeky toys needs NAO!
All forms of professional fighting have rules that were put in place to help fighters stay alive and ready for their next fight, and the only cheats you could ever sneak by would be small scale stuff.
Crafty fighters come up with all kinds of (mostly gross) ways to give them an edge in the ring, and since mixed martial arts bouts usually involve some sort of grappling MMA fighters often use their stink to give them a leg up.
But stink isn't as effective as hard training, and MMA fighters train so hard they risk being knocked unconscious or receiving a career ending injury just to make sure they're in top shape when they enter the Octagon.
Animators have always used photo reference and models to help them create character designs and make the character's motion look as realistic and fluid as possible, but Disney took it to a whole other level.
Their character performances are top notch, their human character designs are so believable we feel like we know them in real life, all thanks to their crafty methods of using live-action reference.
Disney animators used Kathryn Beaumont as their Alice in every way, since she also voiced the character and obviously provided inspiration for many of Alice's facial expressions as well.
The clip above shows how they turned a small acted out segment into an iconic scene from Alice In Wonderland, and below we see how Alice's character design was created by drawing over photographic reference of Kathryn, to keep proportions correct and make her more believable.
It may look like cheating, but when there are tens of thousands of frames of character animation to be drawn, inked, painted and filmed for the movie animators need all the help they can get!
When the super saiyan slugfest known as Dragon Ball Z hit the airwaves some people found the fighting too over the top and the lack of character development disturbing.
But as the show got going and proved it was about more than people beating each other up anime fans of all kinds started going along for the ride.
With an epic 291 episodes and dozens of characters getting in to DBZ can be quite a chore, and even those who've seen every episode have probably noticed some inconsistencies and errors.
Things like fluctuations in animation quality, sudden character hair and wardrobe changes, and a character's disappearance from the series made viewers feel like their eyes were playing tricks on them.
But these are just part of Dragon Ball Z's charm, and if the creator and writer of the manga Akira Toriyama couldn't keep track of all the facts during it's creation we never stood a chance!
The voyages of the Starship Enterprise are logged via stardates, and these seemingly insignificant set of numbers are meant to mark the episode's place in the series' timeline.
They sound like serious business, but how much thought and effort is put into continuity in the Star Trek series' in terms of stardates?
Well, as Chris Higgins of mental_floss discovered, the stardate system used in the original Star Trek series was "totally bogus" by design. Here's a snippet from the series bible:
Pick any combination of four numbers plus a percentage point [ed. note: tenths digit], use it as your story's stardate. For example, 1313.5 is twelve o'clock noon of one day and 1314.5 would be noon of the next day. Each percentage point is roughly equivalent to one-tenth of one day. The progression of stardates in your script should remain constant but don't worry about whether or not there is a progression from other scripts. Stardates are a mathematical formula which varies depending on location in the galaxy, velocity of travel, and other factors, can vary widely from episode to episode.
However, the writers and directors of Star Trek: The Next Generation were given an updated system that actually worked, and with the updated system we discover that one season of the show amounts to 1,000 days:
A stardate is a five-digit number followed by a decimal point and one more digit. Example: "41254.7." The first two digits of the stardate are always "41." The 4 stands for 24th century, the 1 indicates first season. The additional three leading digits will progress unevenly during the course of the season from 000 to 999. The digit following the decimal point is generally regarded as a day counter.
Of course they still goofed here and there, but that's a way better system than "pick four random numbers and a percentage point".
If basic cable movies have taught us anything about sex it's that the whole situation is either incredibly fantastic or incredibly awkward.
Things happen so quickly, with so many fast cuts your eyes can't seem to focus on one part of the body for long, that we are left wondering whether we should feel turned on or nauseous.
But some of these less-than-R-rated moves could be quite handy in real life, like a smash cut to the morning after when you're not enjoying the horrorshow going on in your bed, or leaving a bra on because support.
As a kid we're taught musical notes with a song about a needle pulling thread and a deer, a female deer, and these sing song syllables can be put together into a song that sounds good but doesn't really make much sense.
Hawaii-based Reggae musician Mike Love took the concept of stringing random syllables together and, with a little help from a sampler pedal, created something quite masterful- a song that sounds random at first but all comes together in the end.
It's easy to forget that alcohol ruins lives when you're out drinking and having a good time, and the more drinks you've had the easier it is to act like an inconsiderate jerk towards those struggling with alcoholism.
Of course, if that struggling someone is hanging out in a bar or club then act as you will, but if your friends are staying sober at someone's house then you should show them you respect their sobriety.
Here are some of the dumbest things you can say to someone choosing to stay sober:
17. "Your not drinking makes it hard for me to relate to you." Try to get to know me, and I'm pretty sure you'd relate somewhere.
18. "You must have so much dirt on everyone, watching us sober." Of course, my favorite hobby is to collect blackmail and is the sole reason I don't drink. Actually, I'm not judging. Please stop judging me.
19. "You must be so against this stuff." Just because I don't want to have a drink doesn't means I'm against alcohol entirely and think it's the worst thing. It's wonderful for people who enjoy it. I just happen not to.
20. "I don't drink that much usually! Really!" You don't have to justify your drinking to me just because I'm not.
Most borders simply didn't exist before mankind claimed the land for their own, drawing lines to divide up and control sections of the earth, so it's not surprising that many of man's borders are unnecessarily complicated.
Borders create enclaves when a country is surrounded by another country, they create enmity when armed guards patrol the border, and they ultimately create confusion when people can't figure out in which country their feet lie.
WonderWhy has created a two part video series that explores the wild and wacky world of complex international borders, it's enough to make you want to declare a treaty just so you don't have to figure it all out!
Three dark lords with nothing to do spells disaster for the waking world, luckily there's always a rebel from the light side to keep those bad boys in check. Darth has to deal with the Rebel forces, and those pesky Jedi who keep slicing through his plans with their lightsabers, and Sauron has to contend with fuzzy footed Hobbits who are also pure of heart. But old Voldie's got it worst of all, because he keeps getting bested by a bunch of spell flinging schoolkids who are still mastering their casting abilities, so he must live his unlife in noseless shame!
Add triple the badness to your geeky wardrobe with this Dark Lords t-shirt by Ddjvigo, it's an instant classic!
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It's handy to keep a spell or two prepared for an emergency, because you never know when casting will keep your buns out of the fire. But those who don't do enough studying in the mystical arts may wish to know a spell that will keep those Dementors from knocking on their door, and that's where the handy dandy Expecto Patronum comes in. Once you've been enveloped by the shield of white light you will feel the calm washing over you, why do you think Harry is always so calm in the face of evil?
Cast a spell on your fellow Potterheads with this Keep Calm And...Expecto Patronum! t-shirt by Vahlia, it's one dazzling way to show the world you're a fantasy fan.
If you're out looking for a new place to purchase your favorite Mexican food don't read online reviews or ask a friend, just head straight to El Loco Chimichangas, where the flavor will knock you dead! El Loco was created by that culinary crazyman Wade Wilson, a man who will make you lose your appetite if he takes off his mask but cooks up some mighty tasty Mexican food in the kitchen. The food at El Loco isn't the cheapest in the world, so you and your buddies might have to pool your resources to afford a chimichanga, but once you bite into the fried tortilla and taste what's hidden inside you'll be glad you decided to go El Loco!
Bring some deliciously geeky flavor to your wardrobe with this El Loco Chimichangas t-shirt by Doodle-Heads, it's sure to make your fellow Marvel fans drool with delight!
Although he has lived nine lifetimes before, and will live at least four more in the future, the Doctor knows he will never forget his former companion Rose. It was Rose who stood up to the Nestene Consciousness, and she who stood bravely laughing in the face of death, but that's not why the Doctor misses her so. No, the Doctor wishes he had Rose back by his side because she always smelled good no matter what happened to them, and who can blame him for remembering her scent fondly when he's had to smell Captain Jack's stinky feet for a millennium?
Share some love for your favorite sci-fi characters with this Her Name Was Rose t-shirt by Sugarpoultry, it's the nostalgiac way to keep the tenth doctor, and his awesome companion, alive in the hearts of your fellow Whovians.
Due to a clerical error the bounty hunting Fett once known as Boba has been forced to transform his look to fit his silly new name Bobo. This didn't please the hunter at first, but once he saw how the little ones looked at him he warmed up to the idea of being a clown. And as an entertainer in Jabba's palace he was able to make more than enough for a brightly colored suit of Mandalorian armor and a bubble gun, and he no longer had to risk his life to be the star of the show. As war waged on across the galaxy, and Rebels fought to take down the Empire, Bobo became accustomed to using gags and props instead of force, like a man possessed by the spirit of clowndom!
Bring some silly sci-fi flavor to your geeky wardrobe with this Bobo Fett t-shirt by Don Calamari, it's the hilarious way to get geared up for movie night!
When Buffy arrived in Sunnydale a young girl by the name of Willow was transformed by the presence of a slayer in her life. She'd always suspected there were things like vampires and werewolves lurking around in the darkness, but she never imagined she would one day help fight against the foul creatures and work to keep the mouth of hell from opening. She also didn't see her transformation into a witch coming either, nor could she foresee that learning witchcraft would eventually lead her down a dark path to ruin...
Add some dark energy to your geeky wardrobe with this Bored Now t-shirt by Emilie Boisvert, it's a magical way to show some love for your favorite TV show and the dark characters within...
Skeletor has spent decades trying to master the mystical arts, but every time he starts to get somewhere with his spellcasting that He-Man shows up and ruins his research. That's why Skeletor has decided to move away from the realm of combat magic and focus his studies on the funny arts, so he can become a hilarious master of illusion and crush He-Man once and for all. However, it's hard to be taken seriously when all of your henchmen are laughing their beastly heads off, and all you can manage to conjure up is a rainbow and some slices of pizza!
This Magic! t-shirt by Hillary White is sure to cast a spell on those who enjoy rainbows and unicorns, pizza and Skeletor's not-so subtle art of seduction!
Most human surfers don't dare risk their lives to ride those mega-curls breaking off the coast of Oahu, but to Stitch they look like breaks for beginners. He rides them all like a roller coaster, throwing his arms up the whole time and totally diggin' the ride, and poor Lilo is left all alone on the beach watching her alien friend shredding waves. Stitch has offered to show her how he makes ripping curls look so easy, but Lilo would rather leave the dangerous stuff to that silly little critter and live to see her ohana another day.
Add some alien awesomeness to your geeky wardrobe with this Alien Roller Coaster Rider t-shirt by Tinkerpen, it's the cowabunga way to show love for that four armed alien misfit Stitch!
Sheesh, the Pip Boy has really gone downhill since that super mutant corporation RadiCo bought the right to use his image in their advertisements, but at least he looks a little more appropriate for the apocalyptic era now! The initial sale caused lots of fallout from fans, who claimed he was a sacred icon that was not for sale, but as soon as RadiCo started handing out these awesome Post Nuclear Kids trading cards Pip Boy fans quickly got on board with the idea. The only problem with this promotion is every card in your collection raises your RAD level, so if you collect them all you're likely to get sick with radiation poisoning!
Slip on this RE-VAULT-ING BOY t-shirt by ClayGrahamArt and watch your fellow Fallout fans turn super mutant green with envy!
She isn't like the other girls in the wasteland because she was born to drive the tanker. They're collectively known as War Boys, and she is seemingly the only girl among them, but when she shifts gears and stomps her foot on the pedal there's no doubt she belongs at the front of the convoy. Too much shiny has made her a bit mad, but madness is a valuable asset when you're driving for Immortan Joe, or when you're looking to strike out on your own in search of the Green Place...
Show the world you're a Furiosa fan to the max with this Tanker Girl t-shirt by Punksthetic and Mephias, it's so stylish even an Imperator would sport it proudly!