A dad caught his daughter acting like a total selfie freak in the back seat and decided to capture the hilarious facial expression parade on video, as a warning to other teens about the danger of selfie fever.
People expect to find mold, busted pipes, and a rat or two when they tear down a wall in their home during renovation, but in 1963 a man discovered a strange room behind his wall that, with a little bit of digging, led to an ancient underground city.
The man from the Nevsehir Provence of Turkey discovered a tunnel behind the demolished wall, which he followed underground to discover his home stood atop the ancient Derinyuku underground city- an amazing network of tunnels, ventilation shafts and rooms that stretches 18 stories below ground.
Derinkuyu is one of the six underground cities of Cappadocia that have been excavated so far, and archaeologists believe there may be hundreds more underground cities in the region waiting to be uncovered and explored.
Cholas have a unique fashion sense all their own, and even people who don’t really understand their subculture know the basics of their style- eyebrows that look like they were drawn on with a Sharpie, heavy eyelashes, facial tattoos, lined lips with dark colored lipstick.
It’s a very unusual look, kinda like goth meets gangster, and to digital artist Michael Jason Enriquez it’s a style that reminds him of growing up in LA during the 1990s.
Here's what Michael has to say about this hilarious image series:
It’s a throwback to the Chola gangster style: “Sharpied” eyebrows, dark lipliner, and the fumes from a can of Aqua Net.
It’s a product of LA where subculture, celebrity obsession, street art, and stupidity are rolled up together like one of those bacon wraped hot dogs sold on Hollywood Blvd.
Naomi Kizhner is an industrial designer who has seen the dark side of humanity’s future, and is preparing for a future without electricity by creating unusual pieces of invasive jewelry meant to harvest kinetic energy from the human body.
Pieces like the Pulse Conductor, designed to "harvest energy from the neurological pulses sent through the wearer’s spine", or the Blinker- which harvests kinetic energy from blinking, look like something you'd see in a sci-fi movie, and yet might not be that far fetched after all.
Harvesting kinetic energy would be a great way to power geiger counters, visual communicators and fluid waste recycling systems in a world where everyone is responsible for providing their own energy. And since people will have to stay mobile to avoid radioactive mutant attacks our devices will be recharged as we flee!
It appears we've all been wrongly assuming that a character that looks like a cat, and has Kitty in her name, is actually a cat, because Sanrio recently revealed that their beloved character Hello Kitty is actually a human girl.
Hello Kitty is not a cat. She’s a cartoon character. She is a little girl. She is a friend. But she is not a cat. She’s never depicted on all fours. She walks and sits like a two-legged creature. She does have a pet cat of her own, however, and it’s called Charmmy Kitty.
So, do average people in Sanrio-land walk around with big, swollen heads and animalian features? Sounds like paradise for Furries!
Naturally Patrick couldn't do the shocking himself, and he felt like having an assistant deliver the shock might result in unnecessary bloodshed, so he brought in the subjects' significant others to do the shocking.
The result is a hilarious, and vicariously painful, series of portraits featuring people reacting to the shock with varying degrees of displeasure- some are handling it with a smile, others look like they've just been tortured by a lunatic, and a few look like they'll be out for revenge after the shoot.
It’s incredible to think that date rape is still such a prevalent thing that people are still working on scientific methods of battling against this disgusting and cowardly act, but since it’s still happening it’s a good thing there are people like the four guys in this picture figuring out scientific ways to protect women.
They're Materials Science & Engineering students from North Carolina State University who came up with a smart and easy way to detect the presence of Rohypnol, Xanax, GHB and other medications commonly referred to as date rape drugs- color changing nail polish.
Their company is called Undercover Colors, and their first creation is already becoming a big success, mainly because all women have to do to stay safe is stir their drink with the polish, which changes color in the presence of these drugs.
"The First Fashion Company Empowering Women To Prevent Sexual Assault." Now that's sure to get people's attention.
It's hard to believe that 2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the release of The Wizard of Oz, because people are just as fascinated with the film today as they were when it came out.
There's something rather remarkable about a film that so easily spans across the generation gap, beloved by both children and adults, and yet even with such a large fanbase there are lots of facts about the film that aren't common knowledge.
Did you know the Cowardly Lion's costume was made from a real lion's skin, or that the costume weighed around 100 pounds?
Have you heard that Toto earned two and a half times what a munchkin earned while filming, or that the snow used in the poppy scene was made of asbestos?
Parade is celebrating the diamond anniversary of this beloved film by sharing 75 Weird, Wonderful Facts About The Wizard of Oz, and fans will be delighted to discover many facts about the film they didn't already know, even if some of those facts are a bit dark.
What do Kim Jong-un, Vladimir Putin and Fattah el-Sisi have in common, besides the fact that they all have tyrannical tendencies? They're all featured in The Pussycat Riot's new line of litter boxes and scratching posts:
The Pussycat Riot are taking a stand against internet censorship, and those who use censorship to suppress their citizens, with a little help from their feline friends, and their unique fundraising products allow the cats of the world to show their disdain for these dastardly fellows.
Laika is (arguably) the most innovative animation studio in the world, and not just because they’re one of the only companies that specialize in stop motion feature filmmaking.
They’ve come up with cutting edge ways to seamlessly integrate CGI, 3D printing, and other digital techniques, into the stop motion workflow during the making of their upcoming film The Boxtrolls.
Stop motion animation often involves sculpting, molding and casting hundreds of different faces for each puppet actor, part of a process known as replacement animation, but Laika now uses a five color 3D printer to create these faces, which helps streamline the process quite a bit.
The purists at Laika have managed to integrate this cutting edge technology into their workflow without sacrificing any of the traditional stop motion aesthetic that makes their films so enjoyable to watch, and their innovative hybrid techniques are sure to become the industry norm.
People normally look back at photos from their childhood to see how goofy they used to look, and how far they've come since, but some people don't want to let go of the past, and they're taking it back to the good old days through recreated childhood photos:
The trend of recreating childhood photos as an adult is nothing new to the interwebs, but some people go above and beyond to get their recreation just right, like these guys who captured both wardrobe and location, even though the height scale has reversed.
It must be hard for a single mantis to find a suitable mate when they're all painfully aware of the fact that they're going to have their heads bitten off at some point during the affair. However, much like in the human world, there are probably plenty of mantises desperate enough to risk decapitation for a shot at some sweet mantis style love making.
Add a humorous bit of insectoid social commentary to your wardrobe with this Mantis Speed Dating t-shirt by Maria Scrivan, and make your friends bug out with laughter!
Fresh from the gauntlet wars and ready to terrorize the galaxy, the self proclaimed ruler of Titan is once again busy being a bad boy, disproving the notion that everyone has a bit of goodness in them. What would drive someone so far over the edge of reason? How about a set of gems that give their owner the powers of a God...
Bring the colors of infinity to your geeky wardrobe with this Bad Titan t-shirt by Rory Decker, it won't help you subjugate the universe, but it might make the ruler of Titan take pity on you when he inevitably invades Earth.
The kingdom was plagued by a thief, who was going around stealing precious artifacts, but the crimes didn't involve magic or might so Prince Adam refused to transform into his He-roic alter ego and handle business. The task of nabbing the thief fell upon the tiny shoulders of one guy with plenty of time on his hands, and a rudimentary grasp of the magical arts, one little guy who was more hat and scarf than man- Orko. With a super power spell, and some inflatable muscles, Orko transformed himself into a force for good, and began trying to catch the thief red handed...
Add some superheroic imagination to your geeky wardrobe with this Orkoman t-shirt by Platinum Bastard, and show your love for the little guys!
He's the talk of the mammalian town, the little furry guardian who packs a rocket powered punch, and now he's about to get his own video game release on....Super Nintendo? Wait, that can't be right, that console hasn't been available for years! Maybe they're doing that whole throwback thing...
Guard your wardrobe against the forces of bad fashion with this Rocket~ t-shirt by Jolly Nihilist, and share your love of cool comic book characters with the galaxy!
Getting a bag full of rocks on Halloween is rough, but when you live in an age where a lottery is held to determine who will live on, and who will be stoned to death, you'd better hope you're the one holding all the rocks! However, if you have acquired those rocks by having them thrown at your head then you're probably already deceased and unable to read this description...
Share your love of classic stories, and classic comic strips, with this All I Got Was Rocks t-shirt by Mark Heath, wearing it will make you feel like you've just won, or lost, the fashion lottery!
When that guy with the chainsaw arm and boomstick who kept saying "groovy" failed to suppress the undead invasion they called in the big guns, a mega powered man with a blaster arm and plenty of extra lives. He wasn't as good at coming up with catchphrases, and his style was far more mechanical, but when it came to re-killing walking corpses he turned out to be the right guy for the job...
Add a mega funny mashup to your geeky wardrobe with this Army Of Dorkness t-shirt by TeeVsTee, and make your fellow gamers/horror movie fans grin with ghoulish delight!
When the TARDIS arrives, with its signature whirring sound and flashing light, those who have traveled with the Doctor know they're about to be whisked off on another fantastic adventure, but a recent TARDIS sighting may change the way we think about that blue police box.
This TARDIS shaped toilet is called the Who Loo, and it recently opened for business on the bike path between Bristol and Bath, the brainchild of Whovian Justin Hoggans, who owns the Warmley Waiting Room Cafe.
It features a light on top that lets everyone know when the toilet is occupied, a switch inside the cafe to trigger that famous whirring sound when people pose for a picture, and looks just like the Time Lord approved time machine.
One thing it's lacking is privacy, and I'd hate to be seated at that nearby table when the Doctor adjourns to his study!
Humans just can’t get enough of their dogs, and some people are so proud of their pampered pooches that they hold canine beauty pageants to decide which dog is the fairest in the land.
Photographer Sophie Gamand captures all the poshness, pageantry and pooch attitude of these beastly beauty parades in her series Dog Pageant, which focuses on "small dog owners in New York City and the dog-oriented events that their lives revolve around".
Sophie's wonderful images capture the personality and attitude of the canine contestants, as well as the lavish outfits their owners create in hopes of taking home the title of top dog.
New York City hosted its first dog beauty pageant in 2013, with 30 contestants competing in categories like evening wear and talent, but this pageant isn't all about the cute contestants- it's also a great way to raise money for animal charities.
But unless you're born to travel through time, or happen to be a mechanical genius with a firm grasp of quantum physics, the first step to actually jumping into the timestream is to get your hands on a time machine.
Some people are lucky enough to have a time machine show up on their doorstep:
Movie props demand big bucks at auction, especially if they’re iconic props from equally iconic films, and those who choose to collect movie memorabilia and props are used to paying a hefty price for each piece.
Because of the cost of collecting, and storing or displaying, movie props they're put up for auction from private sellers all the time, and some really amazing stuff inevitably makes its way onto Ebay.
It's no surprise that props like Dorothy's Ruby Slippers, Marilyn Monroe's dress from The Seven Year Itch and the Delorean from Back To The Future have sold for a more than modest sum, but I was surprised to see Wilson the volleyball from Castaway sold for forty grand!
Some chefs will tell you that their food’s visual appeal is just as important as its flavor, which usually means it’s not going to taste very good, but the meals in this series of photos by TQ Lee are not only great looking- they're inedible!
The delicious looking dishes in TQ's photo series "Inedible" are made out of fun stuff like phone cords, teddy bear fleece, and LEGO bricks, but they look so good you'd never know
TQ masterfully combines colors and textures so each "dish" closely resembles the real meal he's referencing, but his dishes have more visual appeal than real food, and far more exotic flavors.
No matter where you stand on the issue of smoking everyone can agree that children shouldn’t smoke, and seeing a little kid puffing away on a cigarette just looks wrong.
There are so many kids smoking cigarettes in Indonesia these days that it's becoming a national epidemic, and at the same time oddly accepted by people who just look the other way as kids smoke like chimneys.
"Marlboro Boys" is a cautionary tale, a beautiful collection of striking images, and an effective way to expose the temptation Indonesian children are facing thanks to marketing aimed at teens and the highly addictive nature of cigarettes.
Most online news sources use the term “cosplay” to mean simply the act of wearing a costume, meaning cosplayers, who craft their own costumes and accessories, are unfairly lumped in with models wearing professionally made costumes.
It's just one of those things you have to accept when reading articles online, like the overuse of Steampunk or calling anything pixelated 8-Bit, and we cannot forget that the costumes are the point of these articles after all.
This collection of creepy cosplay features a few professionally costumed models and a bunch of cosplayers, and it's a good source of inspiration for those who like their Halloween costumes horrifying, or a cosplayer trying to decide what to wear to the next convention.
Artist and inventor of creatively kooky implements Dominic Wilcox has come up with some extremely unique ways to make our everyday lives more convenient, and a bit more interesting, with his whimsical, yet fully functional, inventions.
Dominic’s mind works in wonderful ways, always looking for a new solution to simple problems like cooling down a cuppa tea, or shaking someone's hand without touching skin:
Gloves that fit like a glove because they're made from a mold of your hand, now that's an invention sure to make the world a warmer, and creepier, place to live.
Contrary to popular belief, and the mystique cultivated by some artists, painters don't generally paint without some sort of reference available.
Whether it's a photograph of the subject, sketches they've created for the painting, or some other form of visual reference they can look at as they paint, there are very few artists who work without reference.
Here's one of his famous paintings- The Tattoo Artist:
And here's the reference photo he used for the sailor getting tattoed, a profile shot of Rockwell's neighbor Clarence Decker, who managed to have an even dopier expression on his face in the photo than he does in the painting!
Humans have been fascinated by felines since we walked like Egyptians, and aside from a few dark periods when cats were associated with witchcraft, and slaughtered by the superstitious, people love having cats in their lives.
Author Peter Gethers says he was a certified cat hater until he received a kitten he named Norton, the star of his Norton Cat Trilogy, and in this vintage video segment Peter briefly discusses the history of cats with his furry pal Norton by his side.
If you're looking for a video with a lot of information about the history of cats you may have to keep on searching, but if you're looking for a video where a cute cat sits on a table and completely ignores a nearby plate of pasta then get ready for a treat!
Remember the good old days of the internet, when AOL sent us new coasters every week, Google was still a force for good, and many websites sported that cheesy Geocities style?
The late 90s and early 00s really weren't that long ago in the grand scheme of things. In fact, it was such a short time ago in terms of webpage lifespans that many of these sites are still up and running, in all their early internet glory.
CountDownToDisaster created a mashup video that shows how well the Attack On Titan theme song works as an intro no matter what the show's genre, but they left one very important genre unrepresented-sitcoms.
Imagine how amazing Perfect Strangers would have looked with this rockin' theme song playing in the background, or a Family Matters intro-Titan style, with Urkel standing there looking all heroic in his highwater pants and suspenders... (Barely NSFW due to language)