Femhamu, is... is that your idea of reassuring someone?
Next Gravity Falls episode, watch it!
This slick commercial for Japanese high-speed optical internet service au Hikari has a pretty novel take on the Rube Goldberg Machine. Each sequence in the device is powered (or otherwise set in motion) by a single beam of light sent through magnifying glasses and mirrors to burn strings, pop balloons, and melt bits of ice. Even if you’re Rube Goldberg’d out lately, this is worth a watch. (via The Kid Should See This)
The Ayam Cemani Chicken is notable for a couple of things. First of all, partially due to its rarity, especially outside of its native Indonesia, one Ayam Cemani will run you about $2,500. Second, it is clearly the chicken of Our Dark Lord and Savior Satan! The birds exhibit the genetic condition “fibromelanosis,” which renders them totally black—we’re talking feathers, skin, organs, bones, the works. Only their blood is red, albeit a very dark shade.
doing hourly comics today for no reason (they’re fun)
Photo by roaming-the-planet
Photo by roaming-the-planet
Photos by roaming-the-planet
First a Boeing 747, and now an industrial complex on a Vancover island; it seems no canvas is too large for Brazilian graffiti artists Os Gemeos who were invited to the Vancouver Biennale to turn six multi-story silos on Granville Island into their trademark ‘Giants.’ The murals on the 70-foot towers are now the largest paintings ever attempted by the pair, an astounding feat considering Os Gemeos completely donated a month of their time to create the non-profit art project. An Indiegogo fundraising campaign to recoup costs associated with painting the silos has been extremely successful. You can see more over on Arrested Motion.
-”Can you grant an old dying man one last wish?”
-”Anything, grandpa, we’re here for you.”
-”when I’m gone, promise me *cough*”
-”Promise you what, grandpa?”
-Promise me… Promise me that you will all kill yourselves.”
I’ve thought about how I’d like to go out a lot.
The Twogag Facebook Page will outlive us all. Statistically it already has some of you.
I can’t believe someone invented the microscope. At some point in human history, some Dutch dude grafted a few lenses together and started looking at everything he could find. Could you imagine that reaction? You’re living your life, then suddenly discover that there are billions upon billions of microbes swimming around in your water? Talk about terrifying. And you don’t even know if the microbes are SMART or have FEELINGS and DREAMS. So every time you mop up a puddle you could be causing an adorable little genocide.
The best part is that the Dutch dude wasn’t even a biologist or scientist. He was a guy who made a microscope and went around blowing his own mind all day. Those really were the Wild West days of science. Sure, people were dying of simple infections, but you could be the first to discover things like gravity.
Worth the read if you have time.