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3D Paper Illustrations By Sam Pierpoint

Unless an artist is creating papercraft sculptures artworks made out of paper tend to look pretty flat, but Sam Pierpoint creates a sense of three dimensionality with her imaginative and colorful hybrid works.

Sam’s art draws inspiration from psychedelia, children’s book illustration and graphic design, and there's so much to look at in each piece it may take your eyes a while to make the rounds. She creates her works by photographing various sections of paper sculpture, made out of patterned cardstock and construction paper mostly, then she puts the whole thing together in Photoshop, fine tuning the 3D look of each piece with a touch of digital enhancement.

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A New Japanese Island That Looks Like Snoopy

Many Japanese people are obsessed with pop culture, both from their own country and abroad, but you know their pop mania has reached new heights when an entire Japanese island starts to look like Charles Schulz’s iconic cartoon character Snoopy.

Over 170 miles south of Japan lie the Bonin Islands, and many people think that the aerial view of the island looks like the overly imaginative white beagle Snoopy. The similarity was pointed out by Twitter user @tekken8810 and now those who have seen cannot seem to unsee the cartoon beagle in the island's outline.

Here's the science behind how this Snoopy shaped island came to be:

There, at this very moment, an active volcano is in the process of rather violently creating a new island. Originating very close to Nishi-no-shima (西之島, Western Island), since last month the new land has steadily grown and is now beginning to overlap with Nishi-no-shima, merging the two.

The volcano is still quite active, so the island probably won't remain in its cute beagle shape for long.

Via Kotaku


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Sculptures Of Stuffed Birds Sporting Bizarre Hairstyles

There are so many varieties of birds flitting around planet Earth that it’s nearly impossible for anyone to have seen them all, but I guarantee even the most experienced birdwatcher has never seen birds like these! With their crazy coiffed hair, fashionable adornments and bold colors these otherworldly birds look like they’re ready for either the catwalk or an interstellar moonwalk.

They were created by Karley Feaver using stuffed birds that died of natural causes, wood, gold plate and human hair, and although all of the elements are from the natural world when they’re used together they give each sculpture a truly unnatural look.

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Fan Film Based On Tomb Raider Video Game Series - Croft

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Ever since the first Tomb Raider video game debuted in 1996 people have been going gaga over the smart, sexy and totally badass adventurer named Lara Croft. She’s starred in over a dozen Tomb Raider titles since then, and become a true video game icon in a world sadly lacking in strong female characters.

There have even been a few feature films based on the video game franchise, but none of them have captured the dire circumstances Lara often finds herself in quite like this epic fan film by CanCinema entitled Croft. It’s full of gritty action scenes, beautiful scenery and, of course, Lara Croft kicking some serious tail. (NSFW due to violence)

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Compilation Of The Best News Bloopers Of 2013

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Broadcast news is full of opportunities for anchor related errors, whether they misread the teleprompter, say something because they don’t realize the cameras are rolling, or have their on location report interrupted by a drunken idiot or some guy flashing his full moon.

It’s a wonder news broadcasts make it on the air at all, and when things inevitably do go wrong the internet is waiting to share these bloopers with the world. Here’s a compilation of the best news bloopers of 2013, which range from silly to ribald, honest mistakes to people acting downright dumb. (NSFW due to language)

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Massive Joker's Funhouse LEGO Model

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The Joker loves to play with his toys, and there’s no doubt that if he got his hands on thousands of LEGO bricks he’d begin building some nefarious mass destruction device and have a darn good time combining his passion for toys with his love of mayhem.

This amazing work of LEGO architecture is a fitting homage to the Clown Prince of Crime, and because of its awesome assortment of mechanical details, clever theme and gigantic stature LEGO mastermind Paul Hetherington won Best In Show at Brickcon 2013. The piece took almost 30,000 pieces to build, beating out last year's winner- a 20,000 piece LEGO Batcave.

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Wisconsin Is Using Cheese To Thaw Icy Roads

The state of Wisconsin is known for its cheese, and the Cheeseheads that love it so much they’re willing to wear cheese wedge shaped hats to football games. Now that winter is upon them Wisconsin has discovered yet another use for their beloved dairy product- they’re using cheese brine instead of salt to thaw the icy roads.

Salt tends to bounce off the icy surface, and gets knocked away even more by drivers, but a waste product from the cheese making process called cheese brine helps the salt stick to the ice, and together they melt the ice better than salt alone.

The best cheeses to use are provolone and mozzarella, and when you’re finished you can make some delicious cheese flavored slushies with scrapings from the road! Mmmmmm, road cheese!

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Surreal Short Film - Stanley Pickle

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When the main character of a film has a funny name like Stanley Pickle you kind of suspect odd and hilarious things from them before the film has even begun.

Stanley lives in a wind up world where everything works like clockwork, and everything can be fixed with a simple turn of the key. But when he encounters a feathered femme fatale in the forest outside his house his mechanical view of the world changes forever.

It's surprising how much heart this short film from Vicky Mather et al packs into a quirky storyline about an oddball mechanical family's life and an unexpected romance. And despite the silly title there’s a maturity to both the story and stylistic elements of the film that make it one fun short to watch.

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The Lion King - Cute Kitten Version

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Nothing gets people singing Hakuna Matata quite like a good old fashioned Lion King reference, and when you combine the beloved 90s Disney movie with cute kittens you’ve created a video that’s bound to take the interweb by storm.

The Pet Collective knows how to use cuteness in their videos to maximum effect, and now this Cute Kitten version of The Lion King is about to get them so much viral love!

Just like their previous videos such as Pug Puppy Version of Home Alone and Pug Puppy Version of Elf, this one stars a cuddly cast of young critters (from the People And Cats Together rescue) and a kid narrator to make the whole thing off the charts adorable.

Via Geekosystem

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Man Beats World Record For Largest Video Game Collection

Most gamers keep their games just long enough to beat them, but those archivists of digital entertainment who treat video games like Pokemon and gotta catch em all take their collecting very seriously.

Recently the Guinness World Record for largest video game collection was broken by Michael Thomasson who, according to The Associated Press, has a whopping 10,607 titles in his museum quality collection, beating the previous record holder by nearly 2,000 titles.

The funny thing is Michael never has time to play his games since he’s always so busy with work, and he’s already sold his collection twice in his life- first to pay for a Sega Genesis when it was the new hotness, then later in life to pay for his wedding.

Via Destructoid


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Ridiculously Cute Photos Of High Fashion Dogs

High fashion dog models don’t have as much attitude as their human counterparts, and they don't mind sniffing butts or eating fattening foods whenever they can get their paws on some, but when photographer Sophie Gamand starts snapping shots these doggie divas strike a pose and try their best to look fierce.

Sophie stumbled upon the world of serious dog fashion while she was doing research for a photo series about New York City dogs, discovering a fashion subculture of designers creating garments specifically for dogs that are worth hundreds of dollars, and owners battling to get their little posing pooch into the spotlight.

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Five Desolate Locations Hidden Inside Big Cities

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The title may not be appropriate, since the apocalypse has yet to happen and therefore post apocalyptic wastelands don’t yet exist, but the locations on Cracked’s list of Post Apocalyptic Wastelands Hiding In Busy Cities are appropriately devoid of life, and the fact that they stand silently within the limits of cities teeming with life makes them perfect locations for filming low budget dystopian sci-fi flicks, or spending an afternoon discovering a little known piece of urban history.

Urban explorers take note and gear up- here’s a bunch of sites that would be perfect for your next adventure, and they’re closer to home than you think.


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Side By Side Comparison Of Traditional Film Versus Digital Imaging

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Ever since digital technology took over for those sprocket holed strips of film photographers once knew and loved people have been asking themselves the same question- which one looks better?

At first film still stood a chance, since digital imaging technology couldn’t produce images with the clarity of most films, but now that we’re in the double digit megapixel range, and images both moving and still are striving to become more hi def, digital imaging seems to be taking the lead.

Here’s a side by side comparative video by Joey Shanks that attempts to put the whole debate to bed by displaying images from both mediums in a way which should result in a grand prize winner. Who wins the grand prize? Watch the video and find out!

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Surreal Paintings Inspired By Vintage Vacation Photos

Drawing influence from classic photographs, surrealism and sheer lunacy, artist Paco Pomet paints scenes of dreamlike imagery with an old school appeal. He integrates vintage vacation photos, and other old timey elements, into his oil paintings in a most surreal fashion- turning Dustbowl families into canine packs, making arms and legs elastic in a ridiculous way, and generally messing around with the idea of alternate realities.

Paco’s paintings definitely have a sense of humor about them, and yet they’re staged in such a way that the viewer can imagine the scene actually taking place in some strange alternate version of our past.

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A Short Film About An Ugly Little Fish Named Harley

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Ever since Pixar’s CG animated film Finding Nemo came out everyone expects fishy main characters to look all cartoony and adorable, but this short film entitled Harley shows us that little fishy heroes come in all shapes and sizes, some more hideous to look at than others.

Harley is the name of a poor little bug eyed fish that just can’t seem to find his forever home, and everyone who buys him from the pet store inevitably returns him claiming he’s damaged goods. Poor little Harley, even though he’s CGI he still has feelings, and emotes them quite well in this live action short film by Tom Teller.

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Tricycling Across The South Pole To Beat The Competition

Riding tricycles down your driveway and on sidewalks around town was a lot of fun when you were a kid, but now tricycles have traded in their all plastic construction for steel frames and treaded rubber tires that can survive a trek across the South Pole.

This tricycle isn’t child’s play- it was made by Inspired Cycle Engineering to survive even the toughest conditions and prove it’s durability in a three person race that started on the edge of Antarctica and ends at the South Pole.

35-year-old Maria Leijerstam is braving the elements to show she has what it takes to beat her competition, who are riding standard bikes, and survive the freezing 400 mile ride across the barren landscape on a tricycle built for one.

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Video Game Superstars Battle Mario With His Own Power Ups

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Mario has a colorful arsenal to say the least, and his power ups make him the most powerful plumber in the world of video games aside from his similarly powered brother Luigi. The Mario Brothers are an unstoppable force thanks to their Fire Flowers, Tanooki Suits and mushrooms for every color of the rainbow.

Characters from all over the world of video games are getting mighty jealous of the power being wielded by those blue collar heroes, and three of those envious avatars got their hands on some Mario Bros. specials and are now out to prove their might against Mario himself. But Mario is a master, and he doesn't need swords or fancy guns to kick some digital tail.

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Dog Won't Let Her Owner Take A Drink

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You know you have a drinking problem when your dog has begun to take actions to prevent you from taking another drink. Dogs don’t judge, but when their owner comes home tanked every night even the family dog knows it’s time for an intervention.

The doggie daddy in this video should feel lucky that his best friend cares about his well being enough to raise her paws whenever he tries to booze it up, and it looks like the next problem the Shiba Inu psychologist will be tackling is her owner’s addiction to cigarettes.

Via 22 Words

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The Unusual Origin Of Iconic Dungeons And Dragons Monsters

When gamers first got their hands on the Monster Manuals for the Dungeons and Dragons roleplaying game they went crazy for the far out menagerie of creatures they would soon be facing in fantasy combat. But many players and dungeon masters found themselves wondering- where did these kooky critters come from?

It turns out some of the most iconic monsters, like the Rust Monster and the Owlbear just to name a few, were based on a toy line made in Hong Kong and sold in discount stores back in the 1970s. Gary Gygax, the creator of D&D, picked up a bag of these funky little rubber monster figures and the rest is rpg history.

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Six Moai Snowmen Stand In A Row

Six moai snowmen stand in a row, watching the sun rise and set like clockwork knowing that their days on this earth are numbered.

Snow is not the ideal medium for constructing moai statues, and considering they originated on Polynesian islands in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean this comes as no surprise. What is surprising, however, is the fact that these moai men have changed their minds about surfing, and now think of snowboarding as their favorit action sport.

Stoic and chisel jawed, with an icy stare that would freeze the hearts of kinder, gentler snowmen, these moai warn visitors- don't mess with this house or you'll anger the sacred spirits that stand guard.

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A New Anti-Drunk Driving PSA Starring Robocop

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It’s common knowledge that you shouldn’t drive drunk, because bad things can happen to you and your loved ones when a boozy driver gets behind the wheel. We’ve all seen the ads warning us that the cops are watching, waiting to arrest drunk drivers, but they’re generally not very effective.

Those who don’t see it as a big deal keep on driving drunk, but they would think twice if they knew Robocop might be the officer pulling them over. Robocop doesn’t have compassion for criminals, and he can call in ED-209 for backup if the drunk driver in question starts acting belligerently. Do yourself, and the ones you love, a favor- don’t drink and drive this New Years Eve, and thank you for your cooperation.

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Illustration Created With Typed Letters

Sometimes it’s hard to work through a serious case of writer’s block, when you’re clackity-clacking on the keyboard turns into a nerve wracking silence only a librarian could love. What is there to do while you’re sitting at your keyboard, or typewriter, waiting for your creative brain to start clicking again?

Take a hint from artist Pablo Gamboa Santos (no relation) and start stringing those letters together into wordy works of art. Pablo types out overlapping letters which, slowly but surely, take the form of images like Gertie the Dinosaur, the Venus De Milo and the Statue of Liberty, each one standing atop a slowly spreading letter landscape. He calls the series qwerty project.

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Cigarette Shoes Make A Deadly Fashion Statement

They say smoking cigarettes will kill you, but these cigarettes ain’t for smoking- they’re for strutting around town looking all dangerous, showing the world that messing with you can cause shortness of breath. Fashionably deadly, cigarette pumps six inches high make a fierce statement about your independence and the fact that you’re smoking hot.

And if you’re trying to quit then making a pair of shoes out of those leftover cartons of cigarettes you’ve got lying around will not only help you kick the habit, they’ll remind you why you quit in the first place.

Caution- these shoes contain chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer. Spotted at FailBlog.

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Sculptures Of Humanoids Being Reclaimed By Nature

Man and nature must coexist for the sake of the planet, and as technology becomes more ingrained in our everyday lives some people are beginning to lose touch with the natural world.

Japanese sculptor Ishibashi Yui knows how important it is for mankind to maintain contact with our earthly roots, and his series of sculptures are populated by human-plant hybrids, like a mad scientist’s experiment gone wrong, or more like mother nature reclaiming what belonged to her all along.

We’re only borrowing our bodies from the earth, biding our time until we're forced to return to the earth, but sometimes nature refuses to wait for us to die of natural causes.

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Artists Turn Toilets Into Works Of Art To Benefit The Homeless

The Lava Mae project heard it said that modern art is going straight down the toilet, so for their new project to benefit the homeless they decided to take it literally and commissioned artists to turn toilets into works of art for a project playfully entitled “C’mon, Give A S__t”. 

The toilets were displayed as public art along Market Street in San Francisco on November 21st, which also happened to be World Toilet Day. Lava Mae strives to provide hygiene related services to the homeless, and they’re planning to roll out a retrofitted MUNI bus  which will bring showers and toilets to the homeless by May 2014.

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Subversive Snowglobes Featuring Scenes From New York City

Snowglobes usually depict idyllic scenes of winter wonderlands or important landmarks from around the world, but this series of snowglobes by artist Miss Heather depict those colorful, messed up and non-tourist friendly moments that take place in New York City, making them the opposite of what a visitor to the city would buy in a gift shop.

From Hurricane Sandy to Santacon, stop and frisk scenes to people taking a stand for public nudity, Miss Heather’s subversive snowglobe series Urban Renewal celebrates the diversity of good and bad that makes up life in NYC.

Via DesignTAXI


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Make Your Own Minecraft Snowflakes And Avoid The Creepers

Anybody who has tried their hand at a bit of digital block farming knows that Creepers don’t like to celebrate Christmas, or anything else that involves happiness, and if those blockheads had their way they’d blow the whole holiday up!

Thankfully you can now make your own paper Minecraft snowflakes and celebrate a very blocky Minecraft themed Christmas at home. Just pull out some scissors and paper, follow the handy dandy instructions over at Instructables and fill your home with Minecraft themed snowflakes that won't leave a wet spot on the floor but may give you a paper cut if you're not careful.

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Celebrate Christmas With Oswald The Lucky Rabbit

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Disney Japan decided to celebrate Christmas 2013 with an old friend who’s suddenly coming back into the limelight thanks to merchandise and the Epic Mickey video game franchise. He’s Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, and he was lighting up the silver screen way before a mouse threw on a pair of shoes, shorts and gloves and started whistling Steamboat Willie.

Oswald looks as fresh as ever, and he’s not resentful about being overshadowed by Mickey because he’s got his best girl Ortensia by his side. Enjoy this animated short from Disney Japan and help Oswald get back to the top where he belongs.

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Don't Ask George R. R. Martin To Grant Your Christmas Wishes

When making a list of all the stuff you want for Christmas, be careful what you wish for, especially if you express those wishes to George R. R. Martin, author of the blood soaked epic fantasy series Game Of Thrones and a man who's commonly mistaken for Santa Claus.

If you run into Mr. Martin you shouldn’t tell him anything, because George tends to take things way too far. George’s idea of helping generally involves dismemberment, murder and treachery, so whatever you do don’t let him in your house!

He's not Santa Claus, and he will bring you nothing but regret, that is if you believe this comic strip by Anna-Maria Jung and Andrew Bridgman. Have a bloody good Christmas everyone!

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Documentary Showcases Struggle Faced By Detroit Firefighters

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Detroit has had it rough over the last few decades, and between plant shutdowns resulting in massive job loss, crime running rampant and an overall economic crisis that's barely showing any sign of turning around the Motor City is in desperate need of a miracle.

However, those who chose to stay in their city, and fight for their city, have a lot of heart, and no one epitomizes the survival spirit of Detroit like the firefighters who battle arson on a daily basis using outdated equipment and expecting nothing in return for their bravery.

This documentary, entitled Detours, showcases the struggle Detroit's Highland Park firefighters face on a daily basis, and sheds some light on the serial arson problem which threatens to tear Detroit down from the inside.

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