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29 Jan 02:00

Kitten Lives Out Your Dreams, Climbs Into Box Full of Baby Ducks

by Rebecca Rose

Folks, I think I'm going to have to make a definitive call on this video and say that it is the cutest baby animal video I have ever seen in my life.

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07 Jan 19:00

Magic Mushrooms In Stop Motion Action Will Leave You Breathless

by Stephanie Young

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Generally speaking, mushrooms are fascinating organisms. As part of the fungi family, they are neither plant nor animal and have an incredible capacity for growth. As evidenced in these stop motion gifs, we witness the mushroom cap or fruit, sprouting out of the ground in various shapes and sizes. The fruit is made up of 92% water allowing for its rapid maturity and part of the fungi you would normally throw onto pizza and salad. It’s this top section, which makes for an interesting visual specimen, as seen here in phallic, veiled and bumpy shapes, credited to nature’s grand design. The part you don’t see, called the root or mycelium, can remain dormant and underground for years. These are the real heroes, acting as nature’s garbage disposals, devouring all that is dead and decaying. Some fungi lore to speak of, includes the toadstool known for its red color, and white dotted spores. Those who grew up playing Nintendo, will remember these colorful blobs as part of the landscape in Super Mario Bros. and incarnate to “Toad” a figure in the game. Psilocybin or “magic mushrooms” are the rebels. In existence since prehistoric times, the fungi first appeared during the mesolithic period as evidenced on rock paintings taken from archaeological finds. Known for its pleasant, hallucinatory effects, studies have shown psilocybin can not only give you a nice high but help with OCD and clinical depression. (via boredpanda

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14 Jan 19:25

The version of Shaq's Gold Bond Powder commercial where his face takes a psychedelic trip is the best version

by Mark Frauenfelder
19 Dec 19:28

A 3D Ship Projected onto Curtains of Water at the Amsterdam Light Festival by visualSKIN

by Christopher Jobson

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Romania-based architecture collective visualSKIN arrived at the Amsterdam Light Festival with a splash this year, installing a three-dimensional projection of a 17-century ship against a backdrop of water. Titled ‘Ghost Ship,‘ the installation makes use of two intersecting images projected onto perpendicular curtains of water that can be viewed from multiple angles. The piece is in reference to a Dutch East India Company ship, The Amsterdam, that was wrecked in a storm during its maiden voyage to Batavia in 1749.

In a fortunate coincidence, and unbeknownst to visualSKIN beforehand, Ghost Ship also rests on the former site of a large water fountain designed by sculptor Albert P. Termote that was removed more than a decade ago. You can see more views of the installation right here. (via Designboom)

16 Dec 16:17

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15 Dec 09:06

Modified London police brag-sheets

by Cory Doctorow


These are a refreshing antidote to the Metropolitan London Police's poster campaign trumpeting their 2014 achievements. Read the rest

12 Dec 16:12

Sketchbook: A Year in Jerusalem

by Jaanelle Pichaco






Ever feel homesick for a place you're not even from? I never visited Jerusalem, but these drawings feel like old memories of somewhere I haven't been yet. The artist is Vincent Mah�, a Parisian who spent a year in Jerusalem and brought it back with him in a sketchbook. His sketches include the big touristy sites everyone knows, but also the empty streetsides and tops of buildings that you don't normally see in photos. There's something captivating about the simple lines�-the way he creates shadows with them, the way the drawing seamlessly becomes less detailed the further away from the focus point.





04 Dec 18:24

The Restaurant of 10,000 Bones (Probably not for Vegetarians)

by MessyNessy
Brianrhart

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When it comes to restaurants, for me, the ambiance and decor is just as important as the food and I particularly enjoy it when a restaurant feeds me some serious home décor inspiration wherever I look in between mouthfuls. But this sock-knocking restaurant I stumbled upon really gives you something to chew on. Hueso restaurant is a reason to make it to Mexico’s Guadalajara city if you aren’t there already. In the quirky design district, a culinary cabinet of curiosities like you’ve never seen before awaits from Mexican architect Diaz Morales. Hueso, means bone– because they’re absolutely everywhere, 10,000 of them to be precise, mounted on the walls, displayed on the tables and stacked inside little nooks, all cast from aluminium– animal lovers take a breathe.

So for those of us who can’t make a booking for Friday night, let’s take an ogle around…

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04 Dec 18:37

Police Officer Demonstrates Proper Technique For Subduing Grand Jury

NEW YORK—Saying that the maneuver was 100 percent effective if administered correctly, police captain Matthew Carlson demonstrated the proper technique for subduing a grand jury to a group of younger officers Thursday.






20 Nov 05:30

Watch Grandmas smoking weed for the first time

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18 Nov 11:47

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15 Nov 21:22

This Cockatoo is Completely Insane

by tastefullyoffensive.com

While her humans were trying to watch a TV show, Pebble the 20-year-old rescued Moluccan Cockatoo decided she wanted to be the center of attention and went into full-blown crazy mode.

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14 Nov 06:07

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14 Nov 13:50

Insanely cute baby pangolin

by David Pescovitz
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Behold the incredible cuteness of this newborn pangolin (aka scaly anteater) at the Taipei Zoo. Video below. (more…)

06 Nov 20:20

Kid's Sparkling Wine Idea Fails Miserably

by tastefullyoffensive.com
Brianrhart

I've always been tempted to try this, good thing youtube exists.


Plenty of people use Soda Streams to turn regular water into sparkling water, so Noah thought he was sitting on a brilliant idea when he decided to do the same thing with red wine. He filled up his machine with a nice Nouveau and gave the Soda Stream a few long presses. Unfortunately the brilliant idea didn't pan out and the wine exploded all over Noah, the kitchen, and the ceiling.


Bonus: Here's a compilation of Soda Stream Fails

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05 Nov 13:07

Ex Machina Trailer

Brianrhart

super psyched for this.

Alex Garland, writer of "28 Days Later" and "Sunshine," makes his directorial..(Read...)

30 Oct 15:00

Fascinating Portraits Of Criminals Covered In Russian Prison Tattoos

by Sara Barnes

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Tattoos, historically, have been on the bodies of sailors and prisoners. It’s only in relatively recent years that they’ve entered mainstream society and lost some of their negative social stigma. Arkady Bronnikov collected photographs of tattooed Russian prisoners between the mid-1960s and mid-1980s. The amount he obtained was massive – 918 images worth –  thanks to his position in the government. As a senior expert in criminalistics at the USSR Ministry of Internal Affairs for over 30 years, part of Bronnikov’s duties involved visiting correctional institutions of the Ural and Siberia regions. He interviewed, gathered information, and photographed convicts and their tattoos, which gradually helped him build this comprehensive archive.

The images were later acquired by FUEL, a London-based design group, in 2013. Some of the photographs and official police papers authored by Bronnikov from the Soviet period will be published by FUEL in two volumes, the first of which was just released. Now, they are part of a current exhibition titled FUEL present: Russian Criminal Tattoo Police Files at Grimaldi Gavin in London until November 22 of this year.

When these photos were taken, Bronnikov wasn’t concerned with composition or style. They were meant to act as a record and served a purely practical purpose. The gallery explains, “Their bodies display an unofficial history, told not just through tattoos, but also in scars and missing digits. Closer inspection only confirms our inability to comprehend the unimaginable lives of this previously unacknowledged caste.

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21 Oct 11:08

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Brianrhart

Sinks are crotch-level for me. This is all too real.

19 Oct 04:22

I've fallen, and I can't get up!

Brianrhart

i could watch this all day.

"Crowd dynamics test using Miarmy for Maya.Shows the new servo force feature which allows..(Read...)

19 Oct 08:33

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06 Oct 06:46

Fuck You, You Fucking Fuck by Shel Silverstein



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16 Oct 01:16

A Rotating Glass Sculpture Containing Four ‘Hidden’ Anamorphic Paintings

by Christopher Jobson
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Emulsifier is a curious glass sculpture designed by artist Thomas Medicus. The piece is built from 160 glass strips that are hand-painted on four sides with complimentary images. Only when the object is rotated and viewed from the right angle do the images appear. Watch the video above to see how it works.

11 Oct 10:56

How Dali and Halsman made "In Voluptas Mors"

by Cory Doctorow


One of the most iconic images of Salvador Dali's career was the photo of a skull composed from the artfully arranged bodies of nude models. Read the rest

06 Oct 11:27

Beautiful Chemistry: Amazing Chemical Reactions Filmed with a 4K UltraHD Camera

by Christopher Jobson

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Beautiful Chemistry is a new collaboration between Tsinghua University Press and University of Science and Technology of China that seeks to make chemistry more accessible and interesting to the general public. Their first project was the creation of several short films that utilize a 4K UltraHD camera to capture a variety of striking chemical reactions without the usual clutter of test tubes, beakers or lab equipment. I definitely would have paid a bit more attention in chemistry class if we’d had the opportunity to watch some of these. Filmed and edited by Yan Liang.

04 Oct 19:38

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02 Oct 23:45

Baby cat/sloth hybrids

by Mark Frauenfelder

The pet dat I bought from London pet shop owner Roy Tutt in 1970 recently passed away. I will replace it with a slitten, a sloth/cat crossbreed. There are so many to choose from!

22 Sep 13:14

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04 Sep 20:00

“One Minute Puberty” Animation Accurately Sums Up The Awkward Process

by Sara Barnes

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Remember that awkward period of your life called puberty? The one that you might like to forget? Well, Berlin-based artist Alexander Gellner reminds us in a short animation that sums it all up in a little over a minute. It’s called One Minute Puberty and it captures the essence of what its like to go through this stage.

We see the main character experience a lot of changes, from pimples, to growth spurts, and discovering their own identity. The video’s energy is non-stop beginning to end thanks to the track and sound design by Niklas A Kröger. It’s reflective about how it feels to grow up and the wish of getting older so you don’t have to deal with puberty anymore.

Gellner tells the site Cartoon Brew that One Minute Puberty was part of his graduation project from HTW Berlin.  The school didn’t have an animation department but they allowed him to make his film anyways. It was completed over the course of seven weeks.

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28 Aug 18:04

Documentary series explores history of Japanese video game music, feat. Flying Lotus, Dizzee Rascal, Just Blaze and more

by Chris Kelly

Diggin’ In The Carts premieres September 4.

Leave it to the Red Bull Music Academy to take everyone to school. RBMA has announced a six-episode documentary series called Diggin’ In The Carts that tells the stories of the men and women behind Japan’s greatest musical export: video game music, from the 8-bit era to today.

“We want to show that these Japanese men and women had an incredible influence on the global culture and on some of the biggest names in modern music,” says series creator Nick Dwyer. The series comes in advance of this year’s RBMA takeover of Tokyo.

The series features Japanese composers Hirokazu “Hip” Tanaka (Tetris, Metroid), Yuzo Koshiro (Streets of Rage), and Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy) alongside some of the underground heroes influenced by them: Flying Lotus, Dizzee Rascal, Just Blaze, Joker, Fatima Al Qadiri, Kode9, Havoc, J-Rocc and Ikonika.

Watch a trailer below; the first episode will debut on September 4. Earlier this year, FACT had video game obsessive Ryan Hemsworth interview Donkey Kong composer David Wise.