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25 Oct 06:00

Fashion Styles for Ghosts

by John Farrier

(Gemma Correll)

Ugg boots may be popular among the living this time of year, but the typical ghost wouldn't be caught dead in them. Sure, you can just wear a sheet, but only if you're going with the relaxed fit look. And that's not always appropriate.

I like the cargo style because the pockets are practical. Most ghosts, though, seem to wear it ironically.

-via Tastefully Offensive

25 Oct 00:02

Fascinating: This Animated GIF Shows 3 Different Ways To Breathe

by Benjamin Starr
3 ways to breath eleanor lutz
3 ways to breath eleanor lutz

Hey there, Air Breathing Mammal. Think you get oxygen just like the other creatures around? Not even close. Eleanor Lutz is at it again, continuing her series of designerly graphics that teach us fascinating science. This installment features a GIF animation of how three different animals breathe: humans, birds, and grasshoppers. For something as simple as “suck air in, blow air out”, this graphic shows a striking diversity of what happens to that breath once it’s inside the body.

Now you’ll know why birds are active on mountain peaks where you won’t find any mammals.

Also check out Eleanor Lutz’ previous graphic on the shape wings trace in flight.

Click here or the graphic below for a full-sized view on Lutz’ website:

3 different ways to breath

23 Oct 18:25

Global incident maps tell you how screwed the world is in real time

by Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Jesus Diaz to Gizmodo

Global incident maps tell you how screwed the world is in real time

You are looking at the current disease outbreaks in the United States, as displayed in real time by Global Incidents Map. They have many more: Forest fires, hazardous materials accidents, amber alerts, border security, drug interdictions, gang crime, and now two new ones: Human trafficking and food/medicine incidents.

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24 Oct 17:11

Famous Album Covers Start Singing in New Music Video for Roy Kafri’s ‘Mayokero’

by Christopher Jobson
Chelsea

love this video!

Famous Album Covers Start Singing in New Music Video for Roy Kafris Mayokero singing music video humor

Famous Album Covers Start Singing in New Music Video for Roy Kafris Mayokero singing music video humor

Famous Album Covers Start Singing in New Music Video for Roy Kafris Mayokero singing music video humor

In this superbly edited new music video for Roy Kafri’s ‘Mayokero,’ famous album covers including photos of Madonna, the Beatles, Michael Jackson, and Bob Dylan seemingly come to life and begin singing. The project is a collaboration between Roy Kafri and artist Vania Heymann who wrote and directed.

24 Oct 15:29

Who the .... figured that out?

24 Oct 07:02

I immediately regret this decision

23 Oct 21:32

People Are Painting Eye-Catching Designs on Snails to Prevent Them From Being Stepped On

by EDW Lynch

Painting Snail Shells
photo via Stefan Siverud

Bored Panda recently posted a photo gallery of snails sporting colorfully painted shells. Some of the people who paint the shells do so for artistic reasons, but others fancy themselves good Samaritans, believing that brightly painted snails are less likely to be accidentally stepped on by people. However, commenters have pointed out that painted snails may be easier prey for predators. And while non-toxic paint appears to be the standard amongst snail painters, the paint’s effect on snails is unknown.

Painting Snail Shells
photo via Stefan Siverud

Painting Snail Shells
photo via Slinkachu

Painting Snail Shells
photo via Stefan Siverud

Painting Snail Shells
photo via Stefan Siverud

via Bored Panda

23 Oct 14:17

GIF Magnets from Famous Movies

by Valentin

Qui n’a jamais, au moins une fois dans sa vie, rapporter, de la ville phare de ses vacances, un souvenir iconique à coller sur son frigo ? « Impossible magnet » est une série de GIF animés qui fait référence à des villes imaginaires tirées d’œuvres culturelles mythiques. De Hill Valley à Gotham City en passant par Jurassic Park.

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23 Oct 14:48

Void

22 Oct 22:26

Here's How Differently A Couple Texts Before And After Getting Married

Apparently, you stop writing “love” and start writing “ok” a lot more often.

Alice Zhao is the data scientist and blogger behind this texting project. Zhao analyzed texts from the first year she started dating her now-husband and texts from this year.

Alice Zhao is the data scientist and blogger behind this texting project . Zhao analyzed texts from the first year she started dating her now-husband and texts from this year.

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"On our one year anniversary, his gift to me was a Word doc of all of our text messages since our first date," she wrote. "What I considered to be the most thoughtful gift ever (given that we are both nerds).

"On our one year anniversary, his gift to me was a Word doc of all of our text messages since our first date," she wrote. "What I considered to be the most thoughtful gift ever (given that we are both nerds).

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Zhao wanted to see what exactly changed after six years of being together. Right off the bat Zhao noticed that she doesn't greet her husband anymore and instead just agrees with him.

Zhao wanted to see what exactly changed after six years of being together. Right off the bat Zhao noticed that she doesn't greet her husband anymore and instead just agrees with him.

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She also poured through the texts looking for individual phrases and the frequency of certain words. "Love" has decreased in frequency, but the words "home" and "dinner" have stayed pretty consistent.

She also poured through the texts looking for individual phrases and the frequency of certain words. "Love" has decreased in frequency, but the words "home" and "dinner" have stayed pretty consistent.

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22 Oct 22:53

Looping Illustrations by Drew Tyndell

by Christopher Jobson

Looping Illustrations by Drew Tyndell illustration gifs animation

Looping Illustrations by Drew Tyndell illustration gifs animation

Looping Illustrations by Drew Tyndell illustration gifs animation

Looping Illustrations by Drew Tyndell illustration gifs animation

Looping Illustrations by Drew Tyndell illustration gifs animation

Nashville-based artist and illustrator Drew Tyndell creates these looping animations which he paints frame by frame in Photoshop. He was first inspired by a Stan Brakhage piece he encountered at an animation exhibition at the Frist Museum in Nashville. After creating a 64-frame animation of a cube by hand-painting each slide, he then decided to go digital, exploring forms and shapes found in some of his own geometric paintings on wood. To see more of his animation work check out his Loops gallery. (via The Fox is Black)

22 Oct 19:47

Statue of Liberty to Be Whored Out on Halloween

by Leah Finnegan
Chelsea

what could go wrong...?

Statue of Liberty to Be Whored Out on Halloween

Lady Liberty. The guardian of our shores. The protector of America. Her greenness, the anti-whore, who looks down upon capitalism but does not let herself be defiled by it. Until now.

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22 Oct 18:30

Smart people listen to Radiohead and dumb people listen to Beyoncé, according to study

by Alex Young

How does a person’s intelligence relate to the type of music they listen to? For the last several years, a software application writer by the name of Virgil Griffith has charted musical tastes based on the average SAT scores of various college institutions. For example, students attending the California Institute of Technology have an average SAT score of 1520. By looking at Facebook to determine the most popular (or — “liked”) band of students at Cal Tech, Griffith was able to conclude that Radiohead really truly is music for smart people. A highly scientific study, I know.

As Digital Inspiration points out, Griffith’s chart reveals Sufjan Stevens, Bob Dylan, The Shins, and — uh — Counting Crows as other favorite bands of smart people. Meanwhile, Lil Wayne, Beyoncé, The Used, and gospel music comes in at the lower end of the spectrum — or, as Griffith puts it, is music for dumb people.

Among other interesting revelations from the Griffith’s chart: Smart people prefer John Mayer over Pink Floyd; rock titans like Tool, System of a Down, and Pearl Jam fall right in the middle — so, music for average people?; and people still listen to Switchfoot.

See the full result of Griffith’s findings below. Ed. Note: This chart actually dates back to 2009, but the below graphic is new.

music smart dumb


22 Oct 15:51

New York Times DC Dining Bingo

22 Oct 01:36

LEGO Pinhole Camera

by Caylin

Some of you may have made similar cameras: they’re not fancy, but they do what they’re designed to do and capture images. Since the requirement is a dark box, they can be made from just about anything.

Ryan H. (eldeeem) proved that by making a pinhole camera from a 2×2 brick. No joke.

Lego Pinhole Camera

That small image the minifig is holding was taken by that very same pinhole camera.

It’s not a conventional creation we typically feature. It’s brilliant, creative, and definitely pushes LEGO as an art form.

22 Oct 00:49

Genius app instantly solves math problems by using a phone's camera

by Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo
Chelsea

wow.

Genius app instantly solves math problems by using a phone's camera

I've seen the future and it is math less and it is awesome and it is this PhotoMath app that solves math problems just by pointing your phone's camera at them. It's like a cross between a text reading camera, a supremely sophisticated calculator and well, the future. Point and solve and never do math again.

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21 Oct 20:44

Animated GIF Illustrations by Rafael Varona

by Daniella

Voici une série de Gif animés réalisés par le graphic designer allemand Rafael Varona. Il met en scène à travers des gifs humoristiques et poétiques des animaux, des machines infernales, des personnages et des paysages avec un style graphique très captivant. Une série éclectique et colorée à découvrir dans la suite.

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21 Oct 18:48

Language Tree

21 Oct 20:35

‘Cat Circles’, The Amazing Phenomenon In Which a Cat Will Always Sit Inside a Circle on the Floor

by Lori Dorn

Cat in Wire Circle

Cat circles“, the amazing phenomenon in which a cat will deliberately sit in a circle on the floor, has been a subject of discussion on a thread on reddit. The original thread, started by admancb featured photos by guremike, who lays out the process very simply with his own cat as the subject.

Empty Tape Circle
Make a circle on the floor

Cat Entering Tape CircleThe cat zeroes in on the circle

Cat in Tape Circle
The cat sits down

Et voilá, a cat circle is made. Here are some other examples from around the world.

Black Cat in Circle

Orange Tabby in Hoop

Calico Tortie Circle

via reddit, Bored Panda

21 Oct 11:30

How Japan Makes Winter Food Very, Very Cute

by Brian Ashcraft

How Japan Makes Winter Food Very, Very Cute

You've seen what creative people in Japan have done with bentos , right? Well, imagine the same thing with hot stews.

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21 Oct 01:22

Anyone else just witness this live?

20 Oct 22:00

Artist Gives Grandma's Ceramic Figurines A Black Metal Makeover

by Zeon Santos

Thrift store shoppers come across ceramic figurines all the time, figurines which probably remind them of their grandma’s house, but one savvy shopper saw those tchotchkes as an opportunity to make some seriously cool art.

Portland based artist Tom LaBonty started purchasing those ceramic thrift store treasures and giving them ghastly makeovers, and the results are spook-tacular! 

They no longer look like something that would fit in at grandma’s house, unless your grandma has a dungeon in her basement, but their new life as harbingers of doom somehow makes them look even more precious.

Just look at how cute this little girl is carrying around a scythe that's twice her size!

-Via Dangerous Minds

20 Oct 21:52

Wonderful Origami Art by Ross Symons

by EDW Lynch

Origami Art by Ross Symons

Cape Town-based artist Ross Symons creates charming origami art of everything from animals to logos. This year he has committed to creating a piece of origami art every day — a project he is documenting on his Instagram account.

Origami Art by Ross Symons

Origami Art by Ross Symons

Origami Art by Ross Symons

Origami Art by Ross Symons

photos via Ross Symons

via Instagram Blog

20 Oct 19:52

Goalkeeper performs miracle

20 Oct 18:23

A Series of Illustrations Featuring the Meaning of Television Show Names in Other Languages

by Rollin Bishop

Translated TV Shows

Manchester-based artist James Chapman (see previously) has created a series of illustrations (Part One and Part Two) that showcase the meaning of television show names in other languages. For example, the Hungarian version of HBO’s Game of Thrones is literally translated to “Throne Fight” — and the rest are almost as wacky.

Translated TV Shows

Translated TV Shows

Translated TV Shows

Translated TV Shows

images via James Chapman

20 Oct 18:43

‘Girl with a Pierced Eardrum’ by Banksy

by Christopher Jobson

Girl with a Pierced Eardrum by Banksy street art murals

Girl with a Pierced Eardrum by Banksy street art murals

Girl with a Pierced Eardrum by Banksy street art murals

Banksy just published photos of a new piece titled Girl with a Pierced Eardrum, a take on Vermeer’s famous Girl with a Pearl Earring, replacing the girl’s earring with an outdoor security alarm. The mural appears in his hometown of Bristol, UK where he last painted the Mobile Lovers piece earlier this year.

20 Oct 13:30

John Oliver Should Win a Pulitzer for This All-Dog SCOTUS Reenactment

by Kelly Faircloth
Chelsea

amazing! (and work related!)

The august fogies of the United States Supreme Court refuse to allow cameras in their hallowed chamber of justice. And so Americans must settle for mere audio clips, which are generally paired with weird, boring courtroom illustrations for snooze-worthy television coverage. Well, John Oliver and Last Week Tonight have suggested a fix: Let's use costumed puppies with fake paws.

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20 Oct 11:31

Here's A Map Of European Countries With Literal Translations Of Their Chinese Names

“Yes, I InterRailed from Lawland to West Classtooth. I had a splendid couple of weeks.”

The good news is we live in BRAVELAND.

The good news is we live in BRAVELAND.

haonowshaokao.com

This is not a serious translation by any means – I've translated the names in a pedantic, literal way, character-by-character, which wouldn't make sense to most Chinese people.

I don't want to make fun of Chinese people or the Chinese language, it's just a funny way for me to remember the names of countries as I learn the language. Chinese people don't really think of America as Beautiful Country or the UK as Brave Country any more than we think of Turkey as a bird. Any language unlike your own looks strange from the outside, but I hope people can use this as a stepping stone to learning Chinese rather than laughing at it.

My wife (an actual Chinese person) helped make it, and it's as much hers as it is mine.

Sweden and Switzerland are the wrong way round. This was a mistake, but I'm leaving it in as people do tend to confuse the two as they have similar names in Chinese.

Russia is just Russia because I wanted to call Belarus White Russia – this is both the literal Chinese name and the literal old English name, and the Chinese name, Bai E Luo Si, sounds just like the real name. Which is pretty neat.

He also pointed out that it's worth reading the comments on his original post, as there's lots of great insight there.

19 Oct 17:47

Color Thesaurus, A Visualization of the Various Names for Common Colors

by EDW Lynch

Color Thesaurus by Ingrid Sundberg

To aid her writing, author and artist Ingrid Sundberg has created Color Thesaurus, a visualization of a variety of names for common colors. The visualization includes the following colors: white, tan, yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, blue, green, brown, gray, and black.

Color Thesaurus by Ingrid Sundberg

Color Thesaurus by Ingrid Sundberg

Color Thesaurus by Ingrid Sundberg

images by Ingrid Sundberg

via True Blue Me and You, Carnet Imaginaire, Lustik, Bored Panda

19 Oct 21:00

Kraft Foods to Produce Bacon Cream Cheese

by Lisa Marcus
Chelsea

don't know how i feel about this...



Kraft-owned Philadelphia will be adding Oscar Meyer bacon to their cream cheese, which is already stocked in some stores and will be coming soon to others. As of now, the flavor will only be distributed to American outlets. Their recent Twitter post carried the announcement, which caused the bacon lovers following their account to spread the spread news across the social media platform.

I've been known to put a crispy piece of bacon on top of my bagel with cream cheese, so I'm looking forward to the concoction. In case of bacon emergency, I could still add a slice, for the luscious layered effect. The new spread is another addition to the newer flavors introduced in the line, which include brown sugar and cinnamon, honey pecan, smokey chipotle, spicy jalapeño and smoked salmon. 

Kraft has already posted a recipe using the spread as an ingredient: French toast stuffed with bacon-flavored cream cheese. That recipe is here.Follow Philly's Twitter feedhere. 

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Via Lost at E Minor | Image: Twitter