Tonya Herron is one of the many entrants of National Geographic's annual photography contest. She snapped this picture of a Great White Shark in False Bay, South Africa. Did the little seal make it? I don't know, but the title of the photo is "The Great Escape." You can find other excellent submissions at the link.
UPDATE: These are not the winners of the contest, as I originally stated, but selected submissions. My thanks to Christopher Jobson for the correction.
By placing pork fat on a keyboard, Latvian artist Voldemars Dudums was able to convince hungry tomtits to tweet. Is it silly? Dudums says:
Yes, one may say it is quite silly, but if you look what people are sometimes writing on Twitter, then I think the tomtits messages still okay.
The birds have, so far, 4,322 Twitter followers. Or about 30 times as many as I do. So I'm feeling rather jealous right now.
During the 1890s, a German woman named Agnes Richter was institutionalized for a mental illness. She wasn't allowed to use conventional writing instruments, but she was allowed to sew. Richter was a good seamstress, so she embroidered hundreds of mysterious words and phrases on a straightjacket. Gail Hornstein, a psychologist, wrote a book about her exploration of this unique artifact and what it reveals about Richter's mind.
If you like fudge, smokey meats and salted caramel then you'll love this caramel, bacon fudge -I say "salted caramel" because you know the bacon will add a nice salty flavor to the concoction.
While Jules Food doesn't have a recipe, that's only becase they say it is too easy to need one. They do have advice to make your own though.
Only 1% of employers in the US offer this perk, but the number is growing. In some firms, employees can take as much paid time off as they feel they need:
By showing that they trust their workers, these employers say, they are cultivating a culture of even deeper trust. Though the practice is still experimental, these companies say they've seen little abuse of the system so far. [...]
Dov Seidman, chief executive officer of advisory-services firm LRN, acknowledges that since the company implemented unlimited vacation three years ago, some workers have "made the wrong decision" and missed meetings to take time off. Still, such mistakes are rare, he says, and "no one's ever gone for four weeks."
Mr. Seidman says his roughly 300 employees have become more thoughtful and considerate about taking time off as a result of the policy. Many of them now feel compelled to check in with their peers before scheduling vacations, he says.
This is a brilliant idea--one that will surely be adopted by farsighted, ingenious corporate visionaries. Of course, I'm thinking of Neatorama CEO Alex Santoso, a business giant of our age who has the entrepreneurial intuition to seize this opportunity immediately.
To make sure that you get there and back again safely, Air New Zealand - the official airline of Middle Earth, mind you - has released a new Hobbit-themed in-flight safety video.
In this video, titled An Unexpected Briefing, Air New Zealand partnered with WETA Workshop (which created special effects for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey as well as The Lord of the Rings series). It features cameos by film director Peter Jackson, Dean O'Gorman (Fili the Dwarf), Royd Tolkien (great grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien), and even Gollum.
Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - Thanks Cole!
Just because you've filled up your dog's food dish every day for his entire life is no reason to conclude that you'll do so tomorrow. This and other terrors from the mind of Jeff Wysaski are sure to give your pets nightmares.
ModPrimate and Whitney adopted a American Pit Bull Terrier/Boxer mix. The new puppy is pretty happy to have a home and a family and lots of toys to play with. Ecstatic, actually. He's four months old in the video. By next year, he'll be the size of a house! -via I Have Seen The Whole Of The Internet
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