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Bird Attacking Owl GIF Is Curiously Mesmerizing



An owl is sitting on a branch watching some jerk shoot video footage of him like some sort of wildlife TMZ reporter when BAM! Say hello to my little friend!

And the owl doesn't seem care about being dive bombed by the little bird, because he's too busy making sure the paparazzi shoot his good side.

Later, the little bird tried the same thing with a hawk, and the results were dire to say the least. I guess not everyone appreciates physical comedy!

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X-Files:The Musical Will Make You Want To Believe


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This impressive act of musical nerdery is brought to you in eleven parts by CMustardTheatre, the same fine folks that brought you Jurassic Park: The Musical a few years back.

Watch as Scully and Mulder seek the truth about unexplained phenomenon while trading witty barbs in a way that makes you say "that is soooooo Mulder and Scully!". Oh yeah, and there's lots of singing too...

--via Topless Robot

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Kermit The Frog Visits Yankee Stadium



Kermit the Frog took in a ball game at Yankee Stadium recently, and had a great time despite being seated next to Mayor Bloomberg, who was clearly unamused by the presence of the fleece superstar.

Kermit was also unfazed by the lady who spent the day on the stairs next to him wondering why some guy had his hand stuck up Kermit's butt, unaware of just how tight security has become for the Muppets. Fame has its price, boys and girls.

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Live Action Mega Man X Vs. Protoman Fan Film


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This slick looking Megan Man X fan film was brought to life by Olan Rogers, who spent a mere $700 on the entire production. The costumes alone look like they cost more than seven hundred bucks, and yet the average budget of B-movies like Sharktopus is well over a million dollars.

Take note, budding filmmakers-it's not the size of your budget that counts, it's how you use it.

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Even Death Won't Stop Nate Dogg From Performing At Coachella



This year's lineup for Coachella Music Festival includes a bunch of live acts, and one act that has been dead since last year.

The dead act I'm speaking of is rapper Nate Dogg, who died of a stroke in March of 2011, but that won't stop a hologram of the dead rapper from hitting the stage alongside Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre at Coachella this year, in a ghostly appearance sure to make the crowd wonder what exactly they've been smoking.

No word on whether a Tupac hologram plans to eliminate the spectral Nate Dogg and make an amazing comeback from beyond the grave, but it would definitely make for one hell of a stage show!

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Chocolate 3D Printer Is Now A Delicious Reality



3D printers have come a long way over the years, from far flung tech to affordable enough for the average person to own. But what if you want to print up 3D objects that are also edible?

Until recently you'd have been out of luck, but thanks to Choc Edge the Choc Creator Version 1 is now available to make your 3D chocolate dreams a reality. Here's how it works:
the machine uses a stepper motor to three-dimensionally print layer upon layer of chocolate, which is extracted out of a refillable syringe.

Choc Creator utilizes an easy-to-use syringe based chocolate deposition head which allows users to rapidly install and remove syringe head units. The design enables users to refill syringes with fresh chocolate or different chocolates conveniently.

So, if you can pony up $4,600 American you can be the first person on your block to print out chocolates in all sorts of fanciful shapes, and bring your sweet imagination to life!

Link  --via Techland

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How Old Books Get That Distinctive Smell


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This succinct yet informative video reveals how old books get that distinctive smell we bibliophiles know and love, and illustrates the tell tale signs of book deterioration.

Watching it immediately brought the smell to mind, and I had to take one of my oldest editions off the shelf for a quick sniff. Yay for reading stuff!

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The Invention Of The American Football Helmet


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Aaah the good old days, when a man was free to test his invention of the American football helmet in the manliest manner possible-by letting other men kick him and beat him about the head with a baseball bat.

Take a trip down memory lane and you'll no longer wonder why brain damage was so prevalent in the early 20th century, but you will wonder how they ever played a game of football without wearing helmets!

--via Stuff I Stole From The Internet

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Bringing A 400-Year-Old Painting To Life With 3D Software


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Rob and Nick Carter have found a rather interesting way to bring a Bosschaert still life painting from 1618  into the 21st century-by using the 3D software package Maya to make models of everything in the scene, then subtly animating the objects in order to bring them to life.

Here's more about the scene:
Every aspect of Bosschaert’s painting has been brought to life including each flower stem, insect and background scenery. The film…takes the painted scene from early morning darkness through to noon (where the film exactly resembles the original painting) into dusk and late night.

The idea of recreating a still life scene in 3D seems a bit odd, but I think the idea could be applied to other paintings and artworks with some rather spectacular results. Wouldn't The Garden Of Earthly Delights by Heironymous Bosch make for an awesome animated scene?

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Sleep Like A Stack Of Pancakes With A Side Of Bacon



This bedspread is a breakfast lover's delight, and it will make you wake up hungry each and every morning.

The quilt is styled after a butter drenched stack of pancakes, complete with gobs of syrup and a rug shaped like a side of bacon.

If you're starving for a bed that looks like breakfast in your house you may be disappointed, because this funky bedspread was made by Ros Cross back in 1973.

Time to hit the sewing machine crafty DIYers, I bet you can make an even tastier version of breakfast in bed if you put your mind to it!

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Buses Loaded With IV Drip Dispensers Make The Rounds In Las Vegas



Taking a trip to Las Vegas can result in gamblers losing the shirt right off their back at the game tables, and that feeling of loss often leads to bouts of binge drinking and self loathing.

Good thing the Hangover Heaven buses have come to town! Equipped with IV drip dispensers and a soothing air conditioned atmosphere, Hangover Heaven is both the result of, and answer to, Sin City's excessive lifestyle.

So don't be afraid to drink up when you visit the Vegas Strip, because the Hangover Heaven will pick you up off the floor and put you back on your feet again!

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Man Breaks Up Subway Fight By Calmly Eating A Bag Of Chips


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You know you've seen some stuff go down on the subway when you don't even bother to stop eating a bag of chips when a fight erupts right in front of you.

You're officially the Fonzi of snack food when you break up a fight while keeping a cool head and continuing to chomp down on said chips. I smell an endorsement deal in this guy's future!

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--via Best Week Ever

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The Hulk Makes The Cover Of Muscle And Fitness Magazine



The Hulk might seem like the perfect cover model for a magazine like Muscle and Fitness, but consider this-do you really want the guys that read your magazine getting even more jacked up on "supplements" in an attempt to look like Marvel Comics' raging tower of muscle?

And isn't this cover a bit misleading, considering that Bruce Banner (The Hulk's human alter-ego) is a scientist with the muscle mass and strength of, well, a scientist?!

Although the Hulk aspect seems a bit silly, I am intrigued by the article entitled "Bulletproof Your Knees", so I'm gonna ask around and see if anyone I know has picked up this issue. Well played Muscle and Fitness, well played indeed...

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Short Film-Blow Out Sale


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This silly short film is called Blow Out Sale, and it features some familiar Hollywood faces, including Danny Pudi from the hit TV series Community, hamming it up like guys who don't give a damn if people judge them for having a good time while the camera's rolling.

The story plays out like a scene from Abed's imagination, maybe it helped shape/inspire Danny's character on Community?

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The Rotoscoped Evil Dead


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Rotoscoping is a tedious process that involves animating over a live action film frame by frame, which means it took waaaaaay too long to rotoscope this trailer for the horror classic The Evil Dead.

And, while the end result is pretty cool looking and fun to watch, it's highly unlikely that PFR Studios will be rotoscoping any more of the film, because this bit is almost three years old!

--via Topless Robot

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A Game Of Thrones Map Collection



The Lands of Ice and Fire is the perfect gift for the nerd that has everything, and will make you a big hit at your next Cartographer's Society meeting.

It's loaded with beautiful, full color maps based on George R. R. Martin's original designs, and is so drool worthy that it should come with a bib.

Here's the ultimate sales pitch for this book:
The centerpiece of this gorgeous collection is guaranteed to be a must-have for any fan: the complete map of the known world, joining the lands of the Seven Kingdoms and the lands across the Narrow Sea for the first time in series history. But this is just one of many unique maps that aren’t available anywhere else. There is an alternate version that tracks the movements of the series’ protagonists throughout their vast world…

So tear down all your old posters and sit tight until Lands is released in October, and your map-loving life is changed forever.

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Creepy Furby Inspired Robotic Rings



From the bright and twisted minds at Keio University in Japan comes a set of robotic rings that appear to be made out of Furby's eyes and mouth.

If the nonsensical gibberish spewing out of the little alien bird creature has made your life a living hell, why not get revenge and show the world how much you hate Furby at the same time? Or you can use these rings to start your own ventriloquist act and become a hundredaire!

Wearing these creepy rings means your fashion sense will truly isolate you from the rest of the world, but at least you'll still have someone to talk to!

 

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Turns Out The Ninja Turtles Aren't Aliens, They're Robots!


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The recent TMNT controversy started by Michael Bay pales in comparison to the facts about the real nature of the Heroes in a Halfshell revealed by this video from All Effects Company-they're actually robots!

Or, at least they were during the filming of the third Ninja Turtles movie way back in 1992. Watch as AEC reveals how the cutting edge Performance Capture System brought the Turtles to life in an awkwardly mechanical fashion.

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The Backstreet Fellowship Boys


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The first time I watched this video it made me scream "Aaaaagh! Make It Stop!", but I soon found myself oddly mesmerized by the awkward gyrations of the Fellowship crew.

Once the horror subsided, I couldn't help but laugh at the ridiculousness of it all. Someone put some serious time and effort into this video, then shared it with the world, and somehow it still manages to be better than anything the Backstreet Boys ever put out.

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Sanguine Artworks By Jordan Eagles



When it comes to working with blood, the main drawback tends to be the limited supply of fluid medium pumping through the artist's veins.

Jordan Eagles has found a way around this limitation-he uses cow blood collected fresh from slaughterhouses so he never runs out of the red stuff.

It looks the same, has the same warmth of life and creates the same primal stirrings in the viewer as human blood, and its all in the way you use it, right?

You can peruse more of Jordan's sanguine works of art, and a couple of tripped out process videos, at the i09 link below. Bloody good show Jordan!

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Promo Trailer For A Fantastic Fear Of Everything


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Simon Pegg's latest role is in A Fantastic Fear of Everything, a mind bending comedy with a dark side where he stars as "a paranoid children’s author-turned-crime-novelist who finds he’s being stalked by a real serial killer". Okay, I like the sound of it all so far....

But what really sold me on this movie is the fact that they incorporate stop motion animation, dream-like sets, and a sinister pipe smoking hedgehog into the film. Now that's what I call far out! Where can I pick up a sinister hedgehog for my house?

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Walking Across The Wal-Mart Parking Lot When....WTF?!



Either the owner of this car is in a competition to see who can eat the most McDonald's, they're trying to build a passenger out of used fast food wrappers so they can drive in the carpool lane, or they're starring in a new reality show called Car Hoarders. Whatever the case, this person obviously knows how to live the high life!

I bet there's a Burger King party happening in the back seat, and the two are kept separate so another Burger War doesn't take place between the Brits and the good ol' U.S. of A. Go Team Ronald!

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Photoshopped Image Of Russian Patriarchate



Apparently, the Russian Orthodox Church doesn't want the world to know that they're shot callers and big ballers, so they decided to manipulate the image above in order to remove the $30,000 watch from the Patriarchate's wrist.

Russian knowledge of Photoshop must not be up to snuff, because they forgot to remove the reflection of the watch from the table, so the controversy ensued.

When asked for an explanation, the watch's existence was denied and the Church vowed to look into this "technical mistake". The real mistake is that the Patriarchate is forced to greet the public without his pimp chalice and medallion chain!

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Life Size Figures Made Out Of Trash



If you've ever called someone a "piece of trash", wait until you see these sculptures of trashy people made by Will Kurtz, and by trash I mean they're made out of garbage for a truly realistic look.

Will obviously drew some inspiration from the website People Of Wal-Mart, and from people he spots lurking around the streets of New York on his journeys through the urban jungle.

The sculptural versions of these trashy people are a bit scary, and they look as if they've just crawled out of the nearest dumpster, but I'm glad Will has so many colorful people around him to inspire some truly great works!

Link  --via Beautiful/Decay

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Deliciously Adorable Geeky Peeps Dioramas



Time to celebrate Easter with another batch of geeky dioramas starring the most popular fluff candy ever-Peeps! The pieces chosen for this gallery all have massive nerd appeal, so strap on the old feed bag and take a gander at Peeps getting their geek on. Cavities and sugar hangover not included.

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Sorry To Hear Your Toe Got Needled


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Sorry to hear your toe got needled is a strange little animated short that starts out stop motion and ends in traditional 2d style, and it all centers around a man's strange story about his injurious trip to the hospital.

It's cute, it's a cartoon, and even though watching it probably isn't covered by your HMO I won't tell if you don't!

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Take A Tour Of The Minecraft Version Of Westeros


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With the second season of A Game Of Thrones finally on the air, it's time for the indomitable empire known as Geekdom to celebrate, and what better way to show our love for GOT than by making a Minecraft version of Westeros!

Enjoy your tour of this square and rather flat textured fantasy kingdom, but beware the Creepers!

--via Kotaku

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Surreal Stop Motion Short-Luminaris


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This strange little film is called Luminaris, and it was created by Juan Pablo Zaramella from Buenos Aires.

If you've ever felt like you drift through your day, unsure of where you're going until you get there, then you'll probably relate to this short. You'll also relate if you keep hand written notes in your ears for safe keeping. Enjoy!

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Glowing Life-Size Glass Skeleton Sculpture



This glass skeleton is not only a visual treat, thanks to the glowing Krypton gas flowing through the "bones", it's also a feat of sculptural engineering, since it was made in ten different sections that had to be interconnected in what must have been a rather tedious process. Created by sculptor Eric Franklin, Embodiment is the culmination of over 1,000 hours of work and stands 78 inches tall.

Here's a bit from Eric on how it was made:
Every glass seal has to be perfect, and this piece contains hundreds. Everywhere one tube joins another, or a tube terminates, glass tubes were sealed together. They have to be perfect in order to preserve the luminosity of the krypton. If one rogue molecule gets inside the void of the glass tubing it can eventually contaminate the gas and it will no longer glow.

There are times when the holes in the seals are so small that you cannot actually see them with your eyes without the help of a leak detector. Once the glass pieces are ready to get filled with gas, I pull a high vacuum while the glass is hot in order to evacuate any dust or water vapor from the interior surface until there are literally no molecules inside the void of the glass.Then the krypton can be introduced and the glass sealed off. It's an extremely tedious process, one I have somewhat of a love/hate relationship with.

I guess making this awesome work of art wasn't a real gas, I just hope Eric is noble enough to accept the praises that are sure to flow his way!

Link  --via i09

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Scrap Metal Transformers Theme Park Opens In China

 



Chinese artist Kefeng Zhu and his team of artists use heavy metal as their medium, and the results are pretty darn neat. His unofficial Transformers theme park is called Mr. Iron Robot, and it's a big hit with kids from throughout the Zhejiang Province and beyond.

It took Kefeng and his team over 10 years to complete the sculptures, and the opening of the park on March 20, 2012 represents the culmination of a lifelong dream for Kefeng, and a new tourist destination for China.

The park houses 600 metal sculptures, which are made entirely of recycled scrap metal and various junked car parts, and they all look so cool that someone should create an animated series based around these guys, something like The Adventures Of Mr. Iron Robot Saving The World.

Link  --via DesignTAXI

 

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