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Sculpted Hand Street Art Appears In Barcelona

Hands are sprouting out of the walls and sidewalks in Barcelona, and they have an awful lot to say considering they’re nothing but a bunch of disembodied hands and arm segments.

They’re like the street art version of Thing from the Addams Family, but these guys look like they’ve been out of work for a while, because they're getting a bit desperate for funds..

These handy street art interventions are the product of a collaboration between Octavi Serra, Mateu Targa, Daniel Llugany and Pau Garcia, four artists lending some handy, and clever, artwork to the sidewalks of Barcelona.

-Via Hi-Fructose

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A Short Film About Unexpected Transformation - Elefante

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Living life as a human being can be hard enough, but if you were slowly turning into an elephant and had to live the rest of your life with a long trunk growing out of your face and big, stumpy appendages where you once had hands and feet you’d probably be a bit grumpy too.

In Elefante a guy undergoes just such a transformation, and his estranged life as an outcast becomes even stranger.

This darkly humorous short by Pablo Larcuen explores themes of alienation, personal transformation and the importance of family when you're undergoing a major metamorphosis.

-Via Short of the Week

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These First World Rebels Know Rules Are Made To Be Broken

The people, and a few animals, that make up Bored Panda's list of 33 First-World Anarchists Who Don't Care About Your Rules aren’t what you’d normally think of as anarchists, at least not in the political sense, they’re more like pranksters who stick it to society by disregarding simple rules like don’t lay on the lawn, don’t stand in this area, and no dogs allowed.

These are first world problems, with first world repercussions for those who get caught- you might get yelled at, or a ticket, or you may be chased off by a flashlight wielding security guard, so you know these rebels mean serious business when they not only disregard a posted warning- they post a picture online as proof of their rebellious nature.

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Music Video Starring Jim Henson's Creature Shop Creations - Little Fang

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Hiring Jim Henson’s Creature Shop to make puppets for your music video means your video will definitely have visual appeal, and a unique look that’s hard to beat, but the question will arise- to use humans or not to use humans?

Animal Collective member Avey Tare decided to include humans, but only in the most terrifying way possible, in this video for his Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks song entitled "Little Fang". The band members show up as ghosts, and strange creatures with floating facial features, and the scariest monsters of them all- clowns!

"Little Fang" was inspired by Avey’s kitty, who may or may not be a ghost whisperer but is definitely a better driver than Toonces the Driving Cat ever was.

-Via Juxtapoz

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The Joy Of Watching A Designer Sweater Slowly Unravel

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There’s something so relaxing about watching a sweater being unraveled thread by thread, slowly being reduced back to its core material. Sweaters are really just big balls of yarn, after all, and as Last Season proves slapping a fancy label on the collar doesn’t make it more than the sum of its parts.

Last Season is a documented act of designer sweater deconstruction which was orchestrated by artists/designers Lernert & Sander, who created the video, and accompanying before and after photos, as part of an advertising campaign for designer boutique Kiki Niesten.

Well, that's one way to put your sweaters away until next winter!

-Via Gizmodo

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Creepy Computer Animated Short from 1974- Hunger

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When you think of computer animation from the mid-70s some pretty rough images probably come to mind, but Hunger might change your mind about what could be done with a computer in the 70s. 

Hunger was made by Peter Foldes in 1974, and it was meant to be a "film satire of self-indulgence in a hungry world", an educational piece created with funding from the National Film Board of Canada.

However, watching it will probably creep you out rather than teaching you anything, but it's not to be missed if you're a lover of vintage and/or surreal animation.


-Via Dangerous Minds

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Surreal Wooden Sculptures By Yoshitoshi Kanemaki

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Sculptors who choose to work in wood fight an uphill battle against the grain, as they try to make contours look smooth and human body parts as realistic as possible.

But wood is a medium chosen because of its heart, and it’s the tool carved facets and random grain patterns that most people find warm and appealing.

Japanese sculptor Yoshitoshi Kanemaki has definitely found his heart in wood as a medium, and between his purposeful incorporation of tool marks, his retention of grain pattern beneath layers of paint, and his signature cartoon-surreal style his sculptures are a delight to behold, full of humanistic symbolism which gently blows your mind like a light breeze rustling leaves on a tree branch.

-Via Hi-Fructose

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Bloody Good Sci-Fi Animated Short- Malaise

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Space is the place where nobody can hear you scream, the final frontier full of strange new worlds, alien lifeforms and lots of stars, and it’s also the setting for this retro sci-fi themed short Malaise.

Malaise is a short that feels like a segment from a feature length film-it's punchy, bloody and very stylish, with CGI characters and backgrounds that have the look of stop motion animation. It was created by Daniel Beaulieu from the Vancouver Film School, made as a final project for a 3D animation class, and from the look of this short Daniel has a bright future ahead of him.

-Via Nerd Approved

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Ashley Eckstine To Unveil Geek Couture Line At Comic-Con 2014

Actress, fashion designer and Sith seductress Ashley Eckstein is planning to debut a “Geek Couture” line, from her fashion label Her Universe, at Comic-Con 2014, with a little help from the geek royalty at Nerdist

From the look of her preliminary drawings those who can afford to shell out hundreds, possibly thousands, of dollars for a TARDIS themed outfit, or a pair of shorts and a top inspired by Bumblebee from the Transformers are going to be mighty excited to get their hands on one of her fancy geek getups.

But even if you can't afford to buy a piece from the collection you can still submit your own design, and thirty lucky winners will have their designs entered into the show, with two grand prize winners selected to co-design new clothing for Her Universe.

-Via Topless Robot

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Hands Are Symbols Of Desires And Fears

Appendages are growing out of all sorts of strange places in this creep-tastic series of digitally manipulated photos by Babak Hosseiny and Jeffrey Vanhoute entitled “O les mains”.

There are fingers where hair should be, angry arms ordering a hand to pull back on some poor guy’s face by his eyelids, and all sorts of appendage shaped protrusions in all kinds of wrong places.

Hosseiny was influenced by a Wittgenstein book he'd read about hands being the symbols of a person’s fears and desires, and together with Belgian photographer Jeffrey Vanhoute he brought this idea to light in a disturbingly surreal manner.

The images in the series were created using traditional studio photos of the subjects, which were then digitally composited together, creating the desired, and decidedly creepy, effect.

(NSFW due to artistic nudity)

-Via Hi-Fructose

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Tech Support Gandalf Is Here To Help

When you call tech support with a computer problem you usually reach someone who is really far away, but you probably had no idea that some of those calls were being routed to Middle Earth!

Tech Support Gandalf is the meme flavor of the year month week, and he’s full of all kinds of computer wisdom- You should always let the installation wizard finish doing its thing, for the installation wizard completes precisely when he means to, and when in doubt Google it.

We’ve included a blank version, so you can try your hand at creating a Tech Support Gandalf image of your own.

-Via Uproxx

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The Illuminati Pyramid Is Everywhere

The pyramid, the All-Seeing Eye, the pentagram- these are the symbols utilized by the Illuminati, that shadowy organization controlling the world with their secrecy and power of lots of money.

Conspiracy enthusiasts know that when you start looking for the Illuminati you’ll discover to your horror that they are everywhere, putting their symbols into everything so we’re constantly reminded that they are in power.

From puppy mouths to Jay-Z’s nose to seemingly random pixel arrays, you can find the Illuminati’s power pyramid everywhere and in everything, but if you’re still not convinced take a look at these 4chan Illuminati images posted to Imgur by bravesaint.

Warning- once you start seeing the Illuminati everywhere you won’t be able to stop seeing the Illuminati everywhere, because they are everywhere!

-Via Super Punch

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Hilarious Japanese Translations Of Hollywood Movie Titles

For some reason movie titles don’t survive the trip across the ocean unscathed, and when international audiences go see a movie they may not be totally sure what they’re going to see because the title has been so badly butchered.

A website called Rocketnews24 has taken it upon themselves to reveal this title butchery by translating Japanese versions of Hollywood movie titles back into English, showing us how easy it is for Being John Malovich to become Malcovich’s Hole, Despicable Me de-evolves into Mysterious Thief Gru’s Moon Theft, and a third Final Destination becomes a ride on a Final Deadcoaster.

-Via DesignTAXI

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Adorable Bulldog Puppy Rolling Down A Hill

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This wrinkly little English bulldog is named Sophie, and she has figured out that the fastest way to get down a hill without falling on your face is to roll to the bottom.

Apparently rolling is a common English bulldog behavior, so it's not surprising that this little girl figured it out at such an early age, and once she gets going it looks like she's having fun and doesn't want to stop!

Bulldogs are so cute when they're pups, with those faces all wrinkly and those tiny legs attached to that signature sausage body, but it seems the only way to make them cuter is to dress them up in a little hoodie.

-Via Cheezburger

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Rare Photos From The Rothschild Illuminati Ball In 1972

The Rothschilds are one of the wealthiest families in the world, and they were known for throwing wicked costume parties back in the day, with only the most famous and distinguished guests in attendance.

However, very few photos have surfaced from their decadent soirees, and those photos which have been released reveal how the one percent get their party on.

In 1972 Baron Guy De Rothschild and his wife Marie-Helene hosted a Surreal Face themed party at the Chateau de Ferrieres, where their famous guests, including Salvador Dali and Audrey Hepburn, were asked to wear "black tie, long dresses and surrealists heads".

The guests didn't disappoint, arriving with wildly decorated heads and austere garb, but it seems all the crazy facepaint and liquor in the world couldn’t liven up such a stiff crowd!

-Via Juxtapoz

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Adorable Images Of Animals Caught Mid-Yawn

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It’s a little known fact that animals have a lot of the same bodily functions as humans- they cough, fart, and sneeze, and if something isn’t sitting right in their stomach they have no problem throwing up, and boy do lazy critters love to yawn!

Check out this gallery full of pics and GIFs that capture adorable critters caught in the middle of a yawn, they’re all feelin’ lazy and yawning in the most adorable ways possible. Darn you cute bunch o' critters for being so darn adorable! *shakes fist*

-Via Pleated-Jeans

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B-Roll Footage From The Muppets Most Wanted

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The Muppets Most Wanted is about to hit theaters, treating legions of puppet loving people to a new big screen adventure starring their favorite fleece covered friends.

Filming an epic movie like The Muppets Most Wanted means lots of B-roll footage and scenes removed from the final edit of the film, and for fans of the filmmaking process these unused scenes give us insight into the entire process, and shows how a scene starring a puppet actually comes together.

But since this is actual B-roll footage from the film there are all kinds of spoilers, so don’t watch if you’re worried about spoilers ruining your Muppet movie viewing experience, just come back and watch the clips after you've seen the film!

-Via NerdBastards

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Animated Short Set In Post-Apocalyptic Brooklyn - Fathoms

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Animator Joe Russ drew inspiration for his epic length CGI short Fathoms from his father’s untimely death due to cancer when Joe was only seventeen, he drew the funds to complete the film from a successful Kickstarter campaign, and he drew, and animated, and created over a six year period, working mostly on nights and weekends, until he'd finished this heartfelt project.

Fathoms is a touching, relatable and beautifully melancholic short film about “Sam, Evan, and Hippo the cat as they struggle to survive and find meaning in a flooded world haunted by remnants of the past”, and with a total runtime of just under twenty minutes you're going to have to set some time aside to watch this one, but believe me-it's worth it.

-Via GeekTyrant

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Steve McCurry's Photographic Vision Of Ethiopia

Photographer Steve McCurry has an epic vision which he has been happily sharing with the world for over 30 years, and his knack for revealing the heart and soul of his subjects makes him the perfect person to call when you need help promoting a humanistic cause.

This photo journey took Steve to Ethiopia, more specifically to the remote Omo Valley region, where he was invited to capture the plight of the Omo children and help spread the word about a great cause.

The Omo Child charity takes care of children who are considered mingi (cursed) by their tribe and either sent to die in the desert or ritualistically murdered.

These unwanted mingi children are given a home and an education thanks to the efforts of Lale Lubuko and photographer John Rowe, founders of Omo Child, and with Steve McCurry’s intimate and illustrative photo series showing the world who their donations are benefitting the Omo children will hopefully receive the funding help they so desperately need.

-Via The Fox Is Black

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This Dog Really Knows How To Get Comfy

It's tough to be a dog, especially if your owners have kids, and sometimes a dog just wants to kick back and relax with some canine “me” time.

This dog may not be able to iron out all the wrinkles in his life, or his face, but at least he’s got time to kick back on the couch and sip on some Irish coffee before heading back to the daily grind of bone chewing, digging holes in the backyard and chasing the neighborhood cats off the fence. A dog’s work is never done…

-Via Cheezburger

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Lowcost Cosplay Means Never Having To Leave Your House

Cosplayers are creating the most amazingly realistic costumes these days- with 3D printed accessories, handmade replica weapons that look better than the animated versions, and intricate costumes created with foam and friendly plastics that combine sculpting and sewing in an amazing ode to their favorite characters.

But what if you want to have some cosplay fun but lack the sculpting/sewing skills and don't feel like leaving the house?

You do like Thai cosplayer Anucha “Cha” Saengchart and create some Lowcost Cosplay. You can tell Cha loves three things- dressing up, hanging out at home, and coming up with creative ways to incorporate common household objects into his costumes.

-Via Bored Panda

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Corporate Lifestyle Simulator Is A Video Game, Not A Corporate Lifestyle Simulator

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Working a desk job can make some folks go absolutely batty, or it can turn you into a mindless zombie who shuffles through the day watching the clock until quitting time. But for a few sturdy individuals the office worker’s life can transform you from a cubicle jockey to a real fireaxe wielding hero.

The office is ground zero for the zombie apocalypse in a quirky little game called Corporate Lifestyle Simulator, which was created by game designer Big Nic, and you must battle your way through zombified office workers, the bosses and what looks like a giant desk monster if you're ever going to get around to taking your lunch break.

-Via Kotaku

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A Need For Speed Trailer Remake Starring Cats

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Whether you’re excited to see the film adaptation of the video game franchise Need For Speed, or you’re really excited about the new Muppet movie and couldn’t care less about that other one with the cars in it, you’re definitely going to enjoy this NFS inspired trailer starring cats, because the internet.

Knead Fur Speed is definitely worth the price of admission, even though the story does fall apart a bit at the end there, but hey- did I mention it has cats in it? Plus, it was made by The Pet Collective, and they're awesome, so enjoy!

-Via Gamma Squad

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How It's Unmade - Oreo Cookie Edition

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People love Oreo cookies, and they’re the best-selling cookie in the United States. So what makes them so adorable, so delicious and the go-to choice for cookie lovers nationwide?

Well, you won’t find any of those answers in this video entitled “How It’s Unmade- Oreo Cookies” by Jerk Circle, but you will discover how powerful wizards aid in the deconstruction of Oreo knockoffs, in huge factories built for the sole purpose of stripping those delicious discs of goodness down to their core ingredients.

It’s definitely not an episode of “How It’s Made” played in reverse with a new narration track, and the wizard element alone should prove it’s a true story!

(Barely NSFW due to language)

-Via TDW

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A Collection Of Men's Hairstyles From The 1970s

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People made some bad style choices in the 1970s- leisure suits, Earth shoes, zippered and belted jumpsuits, and lemon yellow polyester slacks all come to mind as fairly common fashions that were fairly hideous.

But whether you escaped the decade fashionably unscathed, or you have a hideous Disco phase among the skeletons in your closet, chances are bad 70s style affected your look in one way- a bad hairstyle. We've all had our share of bad hair, but guys really got the short end of the stick during the 70s when it came to coiffures.

Seeing these bad hair pics will either make you appreciate your own hairstyle, or give you an idea for a new direction to take with your hairdo.

-Via Dangerous Minds

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15 Fascinating Facts About Mario's Pal Yoshi

Yoshi started out as a sideline character in Mario related titles like Super Mario World and Mario Kart, but his charm and good looks made him an instant hit with gamers on both sides of the bathroom wars, and soon Yoshi started having titles of his own.

Yoshi’s Island, Yoshi’s Safari and Yoshi’s Cookie are just a few of the dozen-or-so games which have starred the smiley anthropomorphic dinosaur with the powerful stomp and long sticky tongue, and yet with all the success this little guy has enjoyed over the years we know very little about his origin story.

Read on to find out fifteen fascinating facts about Mario's dinosaur pal Yoshi, just in time for the release of Yoshi's New Island for the Nintendo 3DS.

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Meet The First Gamer To Get One Million Achievement Points

It takes dedication to hard work, enterprise, and/or a really high luck attribute to earn a million dollars in your lifetime, but what does it take to earn an Xbox Live Gamerscore of one million points?

A comfy couch, thumbs of steel and a dedication to staying unemployed so you can spend every waking hour gaming.

Super slacker gamer Stallion83 was halfway to his million point goal in 2010 when his geeky efforts caught the attention of Xbox Live’s Larry Hryb, who was there to celebrate this pyrrhic victory with the entire Xbox Live community as Stallion83 became a Guinness World Record holder and achievement millionaire.

-Via Kotaku

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Dog Tells Couple It's Time To Go By Honking The Car Horn

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Graham and Fiona Haddow decided to leave their boxer Fern in the car for about twenty minutes while they visited an art gallery, but Fern wasn't having it.

He started honking the car horn, telling them it was time to go, and didn't stop for a full fifteen minutes until they came out!

Their first mistake- leaving the dog in the car in the first place, which is just plain wrong, especially if you're doing something totally unessential like visiting an art gallery.

They're lucky Fern didn't deposit a big, steaming pile of disapproval on the driver's seat!

-Via 22 Words

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Scientific Research Shows The Five Second Rule Is True

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The five second rule is one of those schoolyard myths that seems to make no sense as you learn more about germs and bacteria, but as it turns out the playground talk was true- if you pick food up off the ground within five seconds it’s (relatively) safe to eat.

Students from Aston University in Birmingham, England, led by microbiology professor Anthony Hilton, conducted a study that focused on how E. Coli and Staphylococcus aureus are transferred to many different foods from many different floor types.

They found that "time is a significant factor in the transfer of bacteria from a floor surface to a piece of food", meaning it often takes longer than five seconds for the bacteria to adhere to the food.

A note by Professor Hilton:

Consuming food dropped on the floor still carries an infection risk as it very much depends on which bacteria are present on the floor at the time; however the findings of this study will bring some light relief to those who have been employing the five-second rule for years, despite a general consensus that it is purely a myth.

-Via Gizmodo

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33 Unbelievable Facts About Famous Folks

Celebrity gossip is full of stuff that famous folks may or may not have actually done, rumors that are hard to substantiate yet still become part of their image. Some facts, however, don’t readily become part of the gossip circuit, and there are some secrets celebrities would rather take to the grave than reveal to the public.

What do Elvis Presley, Woody Harrelson, Buzz Aldrin and Nic Cage have in common? They all made the list of 33 Facts About Famous People You Won’t Believe Are True, created by the humor hungry folks at Cracked, who decided to include a Hitler factoid for some reason. *shrugs*

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