These motto stones are known as the Babson Boulders, named after millionaire philanthropist Roger Babson, who commissioned out of work stonecutters to carve words into the boulders around Dogtown Common, Massachusetts.
The Babson Boulders date back to the 1930s, and many of the slogans have that Depression Era air of inspired determination, like a stony band of self-help gurus.
This awesome replica Xenomorph trophy skull, like the one seen in the Predator's collection in the movie Predator 2, will look all scary and impressive on your wall without the need to place yourself in the line of fire.
It was created by Wataru from Japanese company Psycho Monsterz, and it can be yours for a cool $875.00. Acidic saliva burns not included.
Cryptocat Adventure! was made by Nadim Kobeissi, the creator of the Cryptocat encryption service, to explain how his service works, and why it's better way to safely video chat and transfer files online.
Aside from being informative, this pixelated animated short is also really cute!
Some rather dark knights recently robbed the organizers of a French Renaissance Faire at swordpoint, taking away a $25,000 haul and a tale worthy of becoming a bard's song.
Here's how it transpired:
"There were apparently three to four members of the group, and they struck early on Monday morning. The organizers were counting revenue from the weekend faire in Bitche, near the France and Germany border. The faire, “Medievales Europeennes de Bitche,” is a huge one and draws more than 11,000 attendees. The amount of money they had on hand doesn’t surprise me at all.
Masks were unfortunately part of the thieves’ knight costumes, but hopefully they’ll be able to make arrests soon."
I guess the Ren Faire promoters are lucky the crooks weren't taking a note from Robin Hood's book, or else they'd be stuck full of arrows!
In an epic display of environmental cleanup, volunteers gathered almost 5,000 flip flops (thongs to Australians) that had washed up on the shore of Cape York's Chili Beach in Queensland.
It took marine conservation group Tangaroa Blue Foundation nearly a week to clean up the entire beach, and flip flops weren't the only things gathered, although from the look of the photos they make up the overwhelming majority of the mess.
I'm pretty sure a similar pile could be found on most beaches here in California. I wonder how many complete pairs were found?
This pixelated hood upgrades the creepy factor inherent in most ski masks, and makes anyone who wears one look like some sort of Minecraft killer.
It's called The Pixelhead, and was created by Martin Backes to serve as "media camouflage, completely shielding the head to ensure that your face is not recognizable on photographs taken in public places without securing permission."
It'll set you back almost $200, but isn't your anonymity worth a couple hundred bucks?
I'm pretty sure that the hardcore gamers in the world have gotten their fill of the video game Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, but in case you're waiting for the perfect time to pick up this epic gaming experience you should skip this spoiler-ish video and buy the game already!
The rest of us who've spent plenty of time in Skyrim will enjoy this animated short instead, which is part of the ongoing Machinima series How It Should Have Ended.
This odd yet clever little device prints out postcards imbued with the scent of your favorite foods.
Created by Zhu Jingxuan, a student at Donghua University's Fashion & Art Design Institute, this device is tentatively called the Food Printer, and it's a great way to show the dieters in your life what they're missing!
Artist Kris Kuksi creates "mixed media assemblages" from, among other things, various bits of model kits, including the stuff that's usually discarded.
His works are chaotic scenes of wonder, full of cyber-Rococo style and bold, iconic figures lurking within a landscape that resembles a post-apocalyptic junkyard.
Kris has cemented his place as an artistic superstar, with over 100 exhibitions and multiple awards under his belt, and the fact that Kris has a quote about his works from Guillermo del Toro on the front page of his website is pretty freakin' impressive!
This awesomely gruesome Servo Skull sculpture was created by Spooky777, who used a medical skull model to give it a realistic edge and plenty of ewww factor.
In the world of Warhammer 40k:
SERVO-SKULLS are drone-like devices fashioned from human skulls [...] and then given a rudimentary Machine spirit, support systems, and anti-gravity engine to allow them to hover and drift bodiless through the air.
If nothing else, this sculpture will make for a great conversation piece!
The project known as Hairchitecture presents the challenge of combining hair and architecture into an extremely geometric cut.
Ranging from downright silly (pictured above) to much tamer stepped cuts, this Hairchitecture thing will probably catch on at salons across the globe, then there will be nothing left but to shave our heads!
Oh the joys of summer- outdoor barbecues, beach blanket bingo and breaking a sweat without moving a muscle. Summertime is in full swing, so let's take a gander at these vintage pics of people having fun in the sun!
Why go outside, risk getting skin cancer and get chewed up by insects when you can live vicariously through these photos?
I was overjoyed when I found out that Marvel is making an animated web series called All Winners Squad, which features Howard the Duck and some lesser known characters like Squirrel Girl, Hypno Hustler and Ruby Tuesday (the dome headed super not the restaurant chain).
This reject squad series looks like it will be a laugh riot, but they'd better do right by that Duck or I will seethe with nerd rage!