Artist Miguel Endara turned 2.1 million carefully placed dots into a portrait of Benjaman Kyle, a man who suffers from dissociative amnesia and desperately needs someone who knows him to help him put together the pieces of his past.
Miguel created the portrait to help Benjaman get a new SSN and regain some sense of normalcy, and now he's splitting the profits from his prints with Benjaman.
It's poignant pointillism for a cause, and a haunting reminder of how fragile the human mind can be.
Old school gingerbread houses aren't relatable to an urbanite who was born and raised in the Big City, so what kind of tasty cookie house do you create when you're proud to be a city slicker?
A gingerbread brownstone building, of course! Complete with walkup, fire escape and a decorated top floor balcony, this is as uptown as edible housing gets, and you can make your own thanks to Renee of Kitchen Table Scraps, who has provided how-to instructions at the link below.
Here's a sure-fire cure for those holiday blues- a cute video showing a bunch of husky puppies hanging out in a winter wonderland being adorable and chewing on each other and stuff. Enjoy this winter themed puppy-palooza and get happy!
Playing Princess Bride is easy when you've got a ship shaped sled sitting around and a young giant named Fezzik ready to pull you and your crew through the snow! Illustrator Patrick Ballesteros captured this imaginative scene in honor of snow days and one of the greatest movies ever made. INCONCEIVABLE!
Sitting down to eat a meal you didn't prepare yourself can be risky when you have a food allergy, so how are you supposed to know if it's safe to eat?
UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science may have come up with a solution in the form of an analyzer which connects to your smartphone and detects any possible allergens in your food.
...the two-ounce smartphone accessory relies on a test tube-based allergen test called a colorimetric assay.
Using the iTube to detect the presence of nuts, eggs, gluten, or other allergens first requires a sample to be ground up and mixed with water and an extraction solvent for a few minutes, followed by a series of other chemicals in a step-by-step process. The resulting mixture is then visually analyzed by a custom app using the smartphone's camera which can actually determine the concentration of the allergen in the food, not just whether or not it's present.
All-in-all the test takes about 20 minutes to complete with the current version of the hardware. And while its performance will certainly be improved over time, if you have dangerous food allergies that's not a terribly long time to wait if it guarantees you won't suffer a terrible reaction.
Tim Burton is such a visionary director that he can even make a music video look like a mini epic, and even if you don't like the music of The Killers you should turn off the sound and watch this interesting short film unfold. It's no Frankenweenie, but it's full of Burton-esque qualities that any true Burtonian can appreciate.
Anybody who's worked in an office has had to deal with at least one of the tech personalities on the list, so we'll leave it up to you to decide- are these techie stereotypes true or mere generalizations?
Dogs often find themselves in dangerous situations, so it's important to protect them however we can.
Here's a new product that helps protect pooches from getting hurt in a fire- it's called the Ishiatama-kun Wanko fireproof jacket, and it comes complete with a helmet section to protect their head and ears from the flames.
As a bonus this jacket makes your pooch look like they come from the future, so it's stylish and functional. Thanks Japan!
Despite being in violation of Imperial Army protocol the Stormtrooper in this photo seems to be having a great time at a Gay Pride Parade. He's sporting the rainbow stripes for a good reason, which is frowned upon by the Empire but fully endorsed by those on the right side of the Force. Party on super trooper!
The body of a remarkably well preserved warrior in full armor was discovered at Kanai Higashiura, the site known as the Japanese Pompeii, and archaeologists believe the find dates back to the 6th century.
But here's what makes this a remarkable find:
The discovery, which is a first of its kind, is particularly remarkable in that the warrior is still wearing his lamellar suit. Though 600 armoured suits have been recovered by archaeologists over the years, none were worn by its owner.
Typically, suits like this one, what are called kozaneko or keiko, are found in tombs placed next to the owner, along with various burial goods. But this one is clearly unique.
Comic book cosplay galleries are usually a collection of good and bad examples, and the weekly Compendium of Cool Comics Cosplay brought to you by Gamma Squad is no different, but their galleries are overall more good than bad and always superheroic so they're worthy of a weekly visit.
Cats who enjoy cosplay are a rare and noble sort, the kind of cat who knows what color bow tie goes best with a top hat and monacle. Join Kotaku as they pay tribute to the furriest of all cosplayers- kitties in costumes!
Carls Jr. came up with a deliciously deadly way to celebrate 12-12-2012--a 9000 calorie behemoth cheeseburger consisting of 12 burger patties, 12 slices of cheese and 12 strips of bacon. It's called the Once In A Deathtime burger, and it should come with a free angioplasty!
Home defense comes in many shapes and sizes, but no system is as cute or creepy as the Goblin Peeker.
Let this warty little guy keep an eye on your stuff for you, and you don't even have to pay him. All you have to do is follow this Instructable by cudubh, build your own goblin gazer and set him up somewhere out of the way so he can keep an eye out for trouble.
Invite a whole clan of Goblin Peekers into your home and watch your worries disappear! Goblin stench remover not included.
What do you do when your kid would rather speak in tongues and plot evil deeds than share a see-saw at playtime? Let the fine folks at the Horror Movie Daycare take them off your hands, they're used to dealing with the dark side of childhood and your kid will feel right at home with the rest of their wicked classmates.
When you indulge in a bit of holiday cheer remeber this- don't drink more than your body can handle. The guy in this pic is nothing but a bag of bones, it probably doesn't take much to turn him into a drunken mess. At least the lawmen have a light lifting job ahead of them!
The 2012 edition of BuzzFeed's reader submitted costume gallery was a case of highs and lows, glorious triumphs, like the Battle Rufio costume pictured above, and utter failures like a guy dressed as Steve Irwin wrestling his crocodile girlfriend. You'll have to decide which category the rest of them belong in for yourself.
Meet Darla Vader, Darth's relatively unknown sister. She's used to having her way and doesn't use the Force much because men usually give her what she wants without much of an argument. Darla, and her dangerous curves, invite you to join the Dark Side!