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Hungary's Red Sludge Disaster Zone Two Years Later



There's a section of Hungary known as the red sludge disaster zone, where the land was ravaged by toxic waste in 2010 and now looks like a surreal martian landscape devoid of human life.

The photos in this series were taken by Palíndromo Mészáros for American Photo, and they capture the colorfully barren nature of the ruined Hungarian landscape.

Hit the link below if you want to see the rest, they make a rather clear statement about the devastating effects a toxic waste spill can have on the environment.

Link  --via Gizmodo

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Rubber Bands Vs. Watermelon


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How many rubber bands does it take to make a watermelon explode from the pressure? The world may never know....

Oh wait, some guys in Korea already figured that out waaaaay back in 2008 (that's like the 1950s in blog years), and the answer might come as a surprise.

Well, not as surprising as one rubber band, but watch anyway and find out for yourself!

--via Gorilla Mask

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The Psychedelic Works Of Keiichi Tanaami

These eye popping, neon colored illustrations are by Japanese artist Keiichi Tanaami, who wants to feed warped imagery to your head until it explodes!

Inspired by a trip to NYC in the 1960s, during which he had the good fortune to meet Andy Warhol, Keiichi went home with a head full of dreams and started creating these far out works of psychedelic art.

--via Juxtapoz


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Fan Film - Indiana Jones And The Jungle Spider


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A very young fan of Indiana Jones asked his father to help him make this adorable fan film, in which young Logan plays Doctor Jones of course.

Watch as he searches for the elusive Tiki looking ceramic thingy missing from his collection, all the while trying to avoid being bitten by a rather nasty looking spider.

Oh, kids these days, what will they come up with next?!

--via Tastefully Offensive

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I Guess Those Helmets Aren't Blaster Proof After All



This grisly act of cosplay should serve as a warning against fighting for the Dark Side - don't join up if you value your good looks.

I've seen zombie stormtroopers before, but this one takes the cake and utilizes anatomy and backstory to maximum gory effect.

If you see this guy wandering around, don't point at him or he just might bite off your finger!

Link  --via Obvious Winner

(Image credit: Flickr user Rizwan Baig)

 

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An Amazing Array Of Custom Action Figures



Figure modder elvis1976 knows his way around the clays and the plastics, and he creates unique versions of popular comic book characters that show his deep love for the funny books.

Of particular note are his versions of Tank Girl, Cable and the baby (pictured above), a movie version of Big Daddy from Kick Ass, and a Dark Knight that would make Frank Miller proud.

Link  --via Nerd Approved

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San Diego Comic Con 2012 Bingo



Artists Mike Yamada and Victoria Ying have created this cute little bingo card for you to carry around if you're attending Comic-Con 2012 this week(end).

I've already got Pit Stains just thinking about the crowds smell fun I'll have tooling around my beloved Con, and I've got my Short Shorts, Browncoat and Eyepatch all laid out for this weekend!

Link  --via Laughing Squid

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The Trololo Kid


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Remember the Trololo guy, aka Mr. Trololo?

He entertained us all with his unique vocal stylings and theatrical performance before he sadly passed away at age 77.

Well, the kid in this video may be the chosen one who will carry on his legacy, if he ever learns how to sing...

Watch him ham it up in a uniquely Trololo fashion, it sure squeezed the chuckles outta me!

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--via Stuff I Stole From The Internet

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Awesome Maleficent Wall Mount



This is one of the coolest wall mount sculptures I've ever seen, and the artist has really captured the spirit of Disney villain Maleficent in her fiery dragon form.

It was created by Dan Reeder of Paper Mache blog, and yes that means this amazing piece is made out of paper!

Add some LED lights for a cool glowing mouth and eyes effect and you have a dragon wall mount worthy of display in a brave warrior's abode.

Link  --via i09

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Skateboard Deck Ceiling Fan



Here's a fun idea in home improvement that would actually make a pretty cool DIY project for the skateboard obsessed in your life.

The folks at Notcot's Experimental Studio came up with this great idea- with just a few drilled holes, and maybe a coat of paint, your fan can McTwist the day away on skateboard blades and still provide a good breeze.

Link  --via Gizmodo

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Abandoned Section Of Detroit May Become Zombie Theme Park



Parts of Detroit already seem like a scary place to visit, but add a zombie theme park and you've got a nightmare in the making.

Entrepreneur Mark Siwak feels that a zombie themed adventure might be just the thing to revitalize abandoned sections of Detroit, but to me it just sounds like a bad idea leading up to one hell of a lawsuit.

And what's up with the childlike scribbles they're calling concept art? I guess Mark's kids are helping out with the development phase of Z-World Detroit.

Link  --via Geekologie

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Animated Ode To YouTube Commenters


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This goofy animated short captures the statements made by archetypal YouTube commenters, and the state of their lives, rather perfectly.

Meet the colorful cast of characters who make the comments you love to hate as you wait for your video to load.

The only problem with this video - these guys are tame compared to the real thing!

(Barely NSFW due to one word)

--via BoingBoing

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Bizarre Nylon Sculptures By Rosa Verloop



These bizarre nylon sculptures are created by using a fairly simple technique which has some rather spectacular results.

Artist Rosa Verloop uses regular old stockings and turns them into bizarre caricatures by squishing, molding, shaping and straight pinning the nylons into place.

I want to yell at the work pictured above so it'll stop LOOKING AT ME like that! *shakes fist*

Link  --via Juxtapoz

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Surreal Short Film - Sarah


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This dark little mini flick seems like an ad for a short film rather than a film in its own right.

That being said, Sarah is moody, compelling and combines audio and video to maximum effect.

And if you can't spare a minute of your life to watch a weird short film then stop being so busy all the time!

--via AnimalNY

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The Cat Who Hates On The Spot News Reports


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Be forewarned-Try and film an on location piece in this angry kitty's territory and he will take down your silly little news program, one reporter at a time.

This reporter is lucky that she caught him on a good day, or else he would have shredded her blouse to smithereens on live television.

Perhaps he went easy on her because she's a cat lover? She certainly doesn't seem fazed by the fact that a sinister cat has interrupted her precious news broadcast.

Or maybe that's what she was planning all along....*cue suspenseful music*

--via Stuff I Stole From The Internet

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FLIP, The Ocean Vessel That Can Stay Afloat Vertically



This is FLIP, an ocean vessel that can actually flip on its side and keep on a-floatin'.  FLIP even has two sets of interior furnishings for long term floating in either position.

The Floating Instrument Platform is celebrating 50 years of staying afloat no matter what the high seas throws at it.

Hit the Laughing Squid link below if you're interested in reading more about this amazing vehicle and FLIP ON!

Link  --via Laughing Squid

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Warped Sculptures Of Characters From Wonderland



These wicked cool sculptures were created by multimedia artist Mark James Porter, a guy who has clearly spent some time with his head in the clouds above Wonderland.

His Cheshire Cat, complete with realistic teeth, looks great alongside a White Rabbit with a clock body, a cracked up version of Humpty Dumpty and a figure called the "Dance Of The Hanged Men".

These are truly kooky works of sculptural art, and I love each and every one of 'em!

Link  --via Super Punch

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Try Not To Lose Your Mind While Watching This Slit-Scan Video


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Slit-scan is a form of video processing that results in some rather mind blowing effects. Here's how it's done:
1. record a video of your action
2. extract each frame as an individual image (the opposite to what you would do for a time lapse)
3. extract a vertical single pixel wide line from each image (for example a line from the center)
4. stack those lines horizontally from left to right to form an actual "slit scan" image

Sounds easier than sitting through an entire slit-scan video!

And I know that this video is about a year old, but if you haven't seen it before it's new to you!

--via Gizmodo

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Kansas City Parking Garage Transformed Into Giant Bookshelf



Here's a fun way to make a parking garage look like less of an eyesore-paint it over to look like a giant bookshelf, housing classic novels such as The Invisible Man, The Lord Of The Rings and....Silent Springs? How did that one get in there?

Oh I see, the townsfolk of Kansas City voted on which classic works of literature would appear on the parking garage wall.

I guess KC is lucky that a giant copy of 50 Shades Of Gray didn't end up on the shelf!

Link  --via Beautiful/Decay

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How To Create A Fire Tornado In Your Own Backyard


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This video demonstrates a rather simple way to create a fire tornado right in your own backyard, so please keep your drunken friends from getting their hands on this video.

Fire tornado is so pretty, so deadly, so.....flamey! It's the next best thing to having the natural version sweep through your yard and singe off your eyebrows!

--via Obvious Winner

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Cardboard Children's Furniture



Japanese company Tsuchinoco produces whimsical children's furniture made out of corrugated cardboard panels, perfect for the playroom of a kid who's a bit rough on the furniture.

Their furniture kind of looks like a three day weekend DIY project, or something that belongs on the shelves at IKEA, but the fun shapes and rough edged style make these pieces simply delightful.

Link  --via DesignTAXI

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Art Reproductions Made Using Torn Up Magazines



These reproductions of famous paintings take collage art to a whole new level of cool, and demonstrate a good use for all the magazines piling up in the corner of the living room.

They were created by Vik Muniz, a Brooklyn based artist whose passion is hacking up the printed page with scissors and gluing the bits together to make pretty pictures, reconstructing disposable magazines into something timeless.

It's a beautiful mess, with minute details only visible in the image blow up, details which show the meticulous care that went into each piece.

Link --via Flavorwire

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Animated Tribute To The Ninja Turtles


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Animator Malcolm Sutherland pays tribute to the heroes in a half shell by letting them show you some of their sweet ninja moves, but they look like they're feeling a bit under the weather so don't stare too hard.

I would love it if they made a reboot of the Ninja Turtles TV series drawn in this style!

--via Twitch

 

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Video Game Themed LEGO Pixel Art By Meufer



There is something so right about pixel art being brought to life with LEGO bricks. Maybe it's the pleasant bumpiness of the bricks, or the bold colors that make the works really pop.

LEGO artist Meufer creates some bricktastic renditions of classic pixelated video game characters, and whether you see them as pieces for your wall or inspiration for your own diy project Meufer's LEGO works are undeniably cool.

Link  --via Kotaku

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Cartoon Network Celebrates 20th Anniversary At Jett Gallery



Cartoon Network has decided to celebrate its 20th anniversary with an exhibition at Jett Gallery during San Diego Comic Con 2012.

Paint brush pushers such as John Hendrix, Jack Teagle and Brecht Vandenbroucke will be showing their love for the animated side of life with bright, colorful works starring cartoon stars of the small screen.

If you're heading to Comic Con be sure to stop by and say hi to these tooned out works of art!

Link  --via Laughing Squid

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Fantasy Style Marvel Superheroes



The superheroes, and villains, from the Marvel Comics universe look extra super in fantasy garb.

They were digitally re-designed by DeviantARTist theDURRRRIAN, who's clearly pushing for his own line of action figures!

Hit the link and check out these fantastic character designs for yourself.

Wouldn't a fantasy-superhero hybrid make a great roleplaying game?!

Link  --via GeekTyrant

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Elders React To Dubstep


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This might be the most important video you'll ever see regarding dubstep music, and it proves that you're never too old to have good taste in music.

Watch as elders are subjected to Skrillex before sharing their opinions and point of view with the world.

Spoiler alert - some of them actually enjoy dubstep!

--via TDW

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A Lamp Shade That Projects The Night Sky Onto The Ceiling



This astronomically awesome lamp shade casts the night sky across the ceiling, in case you can't go outside and see it all for yourself.

Created with the serious star gazer in mind, this piece was hand crafted by artist Anna Farkas and contains every major star, with a few thrown in for good measure and a constellation cheat sheet on the underside.

Sadly, this is an art piece and not something destined for production, so you'll just have to dream about the stars appearing on your ceiling via lampshade.

Or, better yet, grab a drill and an astronomy book and start drilling one of your own!

Link  --via Gizmodo

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The New Look Of Chuck E. Cheese



Chuck E. Cheese, beloved icon of animatronic rock band pizzatainment, has been killed and replaced with the ratty little rocker you see before you.

Childhood is now dead and rolling in it's little plastic coffin, and token flavored pizza will never taste the same again.

How are they going to make a mascot costume for this guy, are they gonna throw a ratty head on some hairy scenester who doesn't get enough sun?

Or are they just going to beam him into the establishments via hologram? Maybe he's starting a new band with Tupac...

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The Crooked House Of Poland



Don't worry, there's nothing wrong with your computer monitor, the architects who designed Krzywy Domek, the Crooked House of Sopot, Poland are just messing with your head!

This crazy warped vision of modern architecture was created in 2004 as a unique and magical place to shop, and the fun doesn't stop when you walk through the door because the interior is just as kooky as the exterior.

Link  --via Laughing Squid

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