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Those Redditors... they love to share. So when one Redditor asked other users "What is the most George Constanza-esque reason you broke up with someone?" the funny answers came pouring in. Read them and see what you think. What is your most quirky dealbreaker in terms of your dating life? Feel free to chime in below. See the original Reddit link above, and see a collection of graphics devoted to one writer's selection of funny answers.
Looks like Wile E. Coyote has been up to his old tricks again! Who else would drop a vintage safe from some height right onto a parked car? You’d be forgiven if you thought this must be an art installation, and you’d be right, too. It’s a promotional gimmick on the streets of Limerick, Ireland, for Grandmother’s Giant Journey, a performance that is part of the Giant Saga by the French art company Royal de Luxe (previously at Neatorama). Grandmother will arrive in Limerick September 5th to stay through the 7th. Well, according to the legend, she will actually fall from the sky, but I wouldn't worry about any cars being crushed -at least none accidentally. -via reddit
Florian de Looij first sat down with a copy of Photoshop when he was 12 years old and apparently he never got up. The Netherlands-based designer has been exploring digital animation and illustration ever since, and late last year started sharing his animation experiments on a Tumblr called FLRN GIF. Florian says he’s always been inspired by the likes of M.C. Escher and other artists working with optical illusions, something that has clearly influenced the direction of his design practice. He tries to make a new GIF each day, and you can see tons more in his archives. (via Cross Connect)
Chinese 2400-year-old pot of soup found in a tomb near the ancient capital of Xian. The soup was made of
Archaeologists have analyzed the bones from the 2400-year-old pot of soup found in a tomb near the ancient capital of Xian, and despite how painfully stereotypical this is, it turns out those bones belonged to a dog. A puppy, no less.
There were 37 bones found in the bronze vessel from the Warring States Period (475 – 221 BC), and another bronze container held the remains of what appears to be wine. The food and drink were offerings made to the
deceased and his ancestors by his surviving family.
While some might argue that there are better ways to wash one’s face and hands than with a reminder of our mortality and the transient nature of life in general, we think these beautifully macabre bars of skull-shaped soap are pretty awesome.They’re called the Art of Dying soaps and they’re the work of Monterey, CA-based artist Eden Gorgós.
Eden just launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of sets of skull-shaped Memento Mori soaps and lotions and the more ornate Vanitas bar soaps. All of these soaps and lotions are handmade in small batches using resin molds that Gorgós sculpted herself.
“Soaps are made with coconut oil, colored with natural clay/herb/flower, and formulated to moisturize without sacrificing lather. All but the white soaps are scented with a combination of essential oils. Solid lotions and unisex cologne are made with shea butter, beeswax, and calendula, arnica flower, and chamomile infused almond oil (and scented with a blend of essential oils).”
These delightfully creepy personal cleansing products come in a variety of tantalizing scents such as Roseclove, Lavender Musk, Sagebirch, Rosemarymint, Lemonginger, and Birch-Mint.
Visit the Art of Dying soaps Kickstarter page for additional photos and information.
Scientists had a pigeon, hawk, and owl fly over super-sensitive microphones to measure how much sound was created by their flapping. Owls are known for their silent flying abilities and this is demonstrated by the barn owl in the GIF above. Watch the video
Artists, TV Series and Movie Directors Luciano Laborde
Several types of flowers are known to open and close for reasons of defense or energy conservation. This evolutionary mechanism, called nyctinasty, inspired Studio DRIFT to design the Shylight, a kinetic light fixture that opens dramatically during a 30 foot (9 meter) fall. The motion mimics the same action of a blooming flower or the billowing of a parachute. A collection of Shylights were just permanently installed at Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and you can see them in action in the video above. (via Prosthetic Knowledge)
If you have been bummed about the fact that the Apple Watch won’t have all the cool features and sensors that were originally promised, here are two watches that I guarantee will turn heads when you use them. These watches have built in lighters. Yes, I know it sounds a bit scary to have a flame throwing watch on your wrist, but you shouldn’t let a little fear stop you, right? The watches are available in two versions. One with an actual butane gas lighter and another one with a USB rechargeable heated coil. But watches even tell time. Bonus! The Butane version is $14 and the USB rechargeable version is $18. Visit Brando for more info.
The Apple Watch can’t do what these sub $20 watches can do originally appeared on The Gadgeteer on March 14, 2015 at 3:31 pm.
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When an old buffalo died near Kenya's Maasai Mara National Reserve, camp rangers decided to train a camera trap on the carcass. This is what it saw.