Anyone who has ever had a three-year-old can relate to this list. These problems are overwhelming to a child just learning how the world works, but oh-so-funny to his parents. I had a hard time picking out just a few examples, but here they are:
The car seat is weird.
He’s hungry, but can’t remember the word “hungry.”
He’s not allowed in the oven.
I picked out the wrong pants.
His hair is heavy.
His sleeve is touching his thumb.
The inside of his nose stinks.
The rest are just as funny. And then commenters provided even more reasons from their real-life experiences! Link -via Metafilter
Haven't you wondered this yourself? I've always chalked it up to George Lucas not realizing in 1977 that he'd actually need to come up with a sequel or two to Star Wars. This Twaggie was illustrated by David Collier from a Tweet by Bad Bad Leeroy Brown. See more illustrated Tweets at Twaggies. Link
Members of the art collective Dihzahyners painted seventy-three stairs Beruit. After seven hours of work, they produced this beautiful addition to the city's color. As you can see from the gallery, this is typical of Dihzahyner's flair.
Surely you've seen fossils in museums, but what about this: opalized
dinosaur tooth. Opalized fossils occur when silica settled into cracks
in the dinosaur bone and then hardened into opal. This one above is a
particularly fantastic specimen: an opalized
theropod dinosaur tooth from the Australian Museum.
The guy in this video is singlehandedly ruining Spider-Man's good name, acting less like a hero and more like a merry prankster!
Most of the citizens that encounter the slapstick Spidey seem appropriately amused by his antics, but he's definitely getting on the wrong side of the law, and that'll cost him if he ever thinks about starting his own superheroic organization.
NASA spacewalker Sunita Williams looks as if she's reaching out to
touch the sun in this picture, which is one of the coolest views ever
sent down from the International Space Station. Of course, the sun is
actually about 93 million miles behind her. This is one of those joke
pictures like the ones that show someone plucking
up the Eiffel Tower — only it was taken in outer space.
In addition to the Suni vs. sun angle, this picture is special because
the photographer is mirrored in Williams' shiny helmet visor. If you
look closely at the full-resolution
image, you can catch sight of Japanese astronaut Aki Hoshide holding
up the Nikon D2Xs camera that took the picture, with one of the space
station's solar arrays behind him. The setting reminds me of Neil
Armstrong's famous Apollo 11 picture of Buzz Aldrin, which similarly
shows the photographer's reflection.
Freeman of The Stroppy Editor took the Major-General's
Song from the Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan and adapted
it to suit the modern swashbuckling world of grammar nazism:
I am the very model of an amateur grammarian
I have a little knowledge and I am authoritarian
But I make no apology for being doctrinarian
We must not plummet to the verbal depths of the barbarian
I’d sooner break my heart in two than sunder an infinitive
And I’d disown my closest family within a minute if
They dared to place a preposition at a sentence terminus
Or sully the Queen’s English with neologisms verminous
I know that ‘soon’ and not ‘right now’ is the
true sense of ‘presently’
I’m happy to correct you and I do it oh so pleasantly
I’m not a grammar Nazi; I’m just a linguistic Aryan
I am the very model of an amateur grammarian
Somebody needs to make a YouTube clip! Read the rest (to the tune of
Gilbert and Sullivan's masterpiece, of course) over at Tom's blog: Link
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Acrylic Tank Manufacturing is a builder of luxury and custom fish tanks. Among its more astonishing products is this bed, built beneath a 650-gallon tank. This unforgettable experience will cost you $11,500.
Andrew Gorkovenko illustrated packaging for Triptea, a tea brand. His medium is original and beautiful: crushed tea leaves arranged on paper. Each of his illustrations depicts the origins of the tea in the box. In this case, Sri Lanka.
Serious Eats compiled a mouth-watering list of 48 sandwiches that can be found in different regions of the United States. I'm especially intrigued by this New York City concoction called a "bagel and lox." Its essential ingredients are a bagel, cream cheese and smoked salmon. Yum!
Ouch! This school girl couldn't take her teacher's berating any longer
and decided to take matters into her own hand. Or specifically, her foot.
Let this be a warning to teachers everywhere: Hit play or go to Link
Is there anything he can't do? Taking some time off after a hard day's work
quashing dissent and
such, Russian President Vladimir Putin flew alongside cranes to lead them
on their migration route:
In the end he didn't have to wear a beak. But Vladimir Putin did don
white overalls and big black goggles as he took to the skies over northern
Siberia in a motorised hang glider to help endangered cranes begin their
migration to wintering grounds in Iran and India.
Unfortunately no one had told the young birds, who only formed up behind
Russia's stunt-loving head of state on his second time in the air. On
his first flight Putin was accompanied by only one of the Siberian white
Putin blamed strong winds for the initial failure of the birds to fly
with him. But he described the cranes as "pretty lads" when
journalists asked what he thought of them after landing.
The motorised hang glider – in which he was accompanied by the
seasoned pilot Igor Nikitin – proved a handful. Putin said it
was harder to control than a jet fighter.