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12 Aug 06:27

Legally Blind 97-year-old WW2 Veteran Creates Amazing Pixel Art With MS Paint

by Tom

97-year-old World War 2 veteran Hal Lasko spends most of his time behind a computer, creating amazing pixel art with ’95 Microsoft Paint. Hal is now legally blind, with wet macular degeneration causing weaker sight in the center of it’s field, and computer is the only tool that allows his to continue drawing today. Grandpa, as he is lovingly called by his family, used to work as a typographer, therefore his grandson Ryan knew he would love to get back to drawing.  While working on a computer, Hal  is able to magnify the images to the extent where he’s able to see them. Check out his his work, described as “a collision of pointillism and 8-Bit art“, and a very beautiful documentary by  Josh Bogdan below.


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Legally Blind 97-year-old WW2 Veteran Creates Amazing Pixel Art With MS Paint originally appeared on DeMilked on July 29, 2013.

11 Aug 21:48

Man Removing Graffiti, Becomes Graffiti Himself

by Eugene

Street artist DS sure has a sense of humor. After snapping a photo of a guy removing his graffiti off a wall, he ironically turned the guy into his latest stencil piece. Can you imagine the look on the guy's face once he's realized that he's been graffitied onto the same wall?

DS' website
via [Colossal], [Streetsy]

10 Aug 10:14

Yes, Vaccines Work [Infographic]

by Francie Diep
Some numbers before and after the introduction of common childhood vaccines

Do vaccines really work? Over the past decade, some parents in the U.S., Canada and Europe have started refusing to give their kids the recommended childhood vaccinations. They worry about safety, believing vaccines may cause autism or other disorders. Denial that the vaccines have any benefit at all has been a part of this particular type of refusal. (Parents in other parts of the world oppose vaccines for other reasons.)

Although no vaccines are 100 percent effective, they can have a big impact on the health of a population. Toronto's public health department put together this visual of the rates at which Canadians got different infections before and after the advent of some common childhood vaccines.

You can learn more about studies of vaccine safety and efficacy with Popular Science's new guide.

Impact of Vaccines in Canada



10 Aug 10:13

Boing boing.

28 Jul 23:35

12 foreign McDonald's menu items

by Thrillist

Everybody knows McDonald’s has some pretty crazy items in other countries (Vegemite McMuffin FTW!), but they’ve also got some pretty tasty items that you’d be crazy not to dive right into — and that they’re crazy for not selling here, because people would undoubtedly go crazy for them. Crazy. Here are the 12 best.

1. Prime Rib Burger, Israel

McDonald's burger

Sure, they make you serve in the military, but at least you can fill up after your 60mi morning run with a lineup of charcoal-grilled burgers made outta prime rib and rib meat patties. This is the Big New York, topped with whatever the hell Royal Sauce is.

2. Texan Burger, South Africa

McDonald's burger

South Africa’s Texan Burger has barbecue sauce on it, like many burgers actually from Texas. Unlike burgers actually from Texas, they punch it up with a hashbrown, making it the perfect brunch burger. Or excuse to have a burger at brunch.

3. Samurai Pork Burger, Thailand

McDonald's burger

You won’t feel like committing seppuku after eating this Thailand specialty: the Samurai Pork Burger jammed with teriyaki-glazed pork.

4. Bacon Potato Pie, Japan

McDonald's burger

If you’re in Japan and don’t like seafood, that’s totally cool, because there’s this thing called bacon potato pie. Those brilliant bastards took a pie crust, stuffed it with nothing but bacon and mashed potatoes, and deep-fried the lot of it.

5. Pizza McPuff, India

McDonald's burger

In India, you can get a friggin’ pizza Hot Pocket at Mickey D’s. They call it a Pizza McPuff, and it’s easy to eat while driving around in your Tata.

6. Nacho Jr, Finland

McDonald's burger

The fact that this is on a Finnish menu and not an American one is bewildering. Take a burger, load it down with tortilla chips, salsa, and sour cream, call it the Nacho Jr, and boom: the perfect American Tex-Mex-style burger, made fresh daily in Helsinki.

7. McVicky Tzatziki, Germany

McDonald's burger

The German McVicky Tzatziki comes with a healthy dose of cheese cubes, onions, and of course gyro meat. These countries are getting pretty confusing all of a sudden.

8. Deep-Fried Balls of Camembert, Ireland

McDonald's fried cheese

Leave it to Ireland to make the perfect fast food Guinness-accoutrement: deep-fried balls of Camembert.

9. Chicken Maharaja Mac, India

McDonald's burger

What do you do if you can’t decide between a McChicken and a Big Mac? Why, go to India, of course, where the Chicken Maharaja Mac is the best of both greasy worlds.

10. Black Diamond, Japan

McDonald's burger

Wait at least 45min before skiing expert-level slopes after eating Japan’s Black Diamond, which smothers Emmental cheese and grilled onions in an egg yolk and black truffle sauce.

11. Moutard Boeuf, France

McDonald's burger

You’ll never be able to pronounce it, so you might as well shove one in your face before you even try. It’s France’s Moutard Boeuf, for which they put a burger on a baguette, add a couple of potato cakes, top it with mustard, and call it done.

12. McKroket, Netherlands

McDonald's burger

Slotting somewhere below the decriminalization of soft drugs and above the sadly Oompa-Loompa-less Heineken brewery, this Dutch treat, called the McKroket, is essentially a beef ragout that’s breaded and fried, topped with a mustard sauce, and served in a bun. Pro Tip: Eat it with mayo-drenched Vlaamse frites.

Thrillist logoThis post was written by Aaron Miller and originally appeared under the title 12 crazy foreign McDonald’s items that should absolutely be sold in America at Thrillist, a Matador syndication partner.

28 Jul 13:22

31 Mapping Stereotypes From Around The World

by Ieva

London-based designer Yanko Tsvetkov decided to mock our simplified perceptions of the world by creating a series of infographical maps of the most popular national stereotypes. Instead of drawing the traditional geographical boarders of the countries, Yanko’s maps indicate how different nations see one another. Find your country in each map and let us know how accurate they are in the comments!


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31 Mapping Stereotypes From Around The World originally appeared on DeMilked on July 23, 2013.

28 Jul 13:19

Striking Graffiti Birds by Brazilian Artist L7M

by linen

Luis Seven Martins, going by the L7m nickname, merges nature with urban art in his beautiful series of graffiti birds. Born in 1988, this young Brazilian artist had his first contact with a spray can when he was 13, and since then has been experimenting and trying out new combinations with materials like china ink, latex, pastel and acrylic. According to his profile, L7m is “identified by the simplicity of colors and free geometry, related to several issues, causing contradictions and uncomfortable feelings in the observers.” Luis also does some independent work for different advertising agencies, cultural centers, schools and such. Each of his works is a beautiful combination of something elegant and rough at the same time!

 Website: flickr,

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Striking Graffiti Birds by Brazilian Artist L7M originally appeared on DeMilked on July 26, 2013.

28 Jul 12:55

My cousin's rabbit just had 8 little bunnies, thought I'd share a picture of one with you guys

28 Jul 12:54


28 Jul 12:48

rainbado? tornainbow?

28 Jul 11:30

Yangshuo, China from a Hot Air Balloon by aphftwb-tches

Yangshuo, China from a Hot Air Balloon

by aphftwb-tches

26 Jul 11:06

Entrance to Monument Valley, Arizona by Gleb Tarro

Entrance to Monument Valley, Arizona

by Gleb Tarro

26 Jul 11:06

 Negev desert - Israel The way to Ein Aqev (by trango3)

 Negev desert - Israel

The way to Ein Aqev (by trango3)

21 Jul 10:29

Units of Measure Calendar

by Randy

An intriguing calendar that shows the date by using units of measurements commonly used. Designed by the team at ACRE in Singapore, you can buy your own Unit of Measure Calendar poster. There are two editions, a blue and black version as well as a black and copper.  

The idea of creating a calendar was always at the top of our heads. However, we needed an idea that was sound, that made sense. We went back to our roots for that big idea, and we stumbled upon the fact our agency is named after a unit of measure.

Things began to click into gear and the team worked to create a calendar that would highlight 12 units of measure . This brought a lot of symmetry to our design philosophy which melds sense and practicality together. This craft-centric calendar is designed to be practically functional as well as aesthetically pleasing. 

I do wish the high-resolution version was available to view online, but we can only see the gallery images.

Dimensions: 990 × 680 mm (39 × 26.75 in)

Found on Fast Co Design

21 Jul 10:27

Being Right


Being Right

Sorry the comic is so late today.  Will got caught up saving Raf from his overwhelming fear of dandelions.

20 Jul 12:10

Asiana Crash Victim Killed By Emergency Vehicle

A teenage passenger on the Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 that crashed in San Francisco died from injuries sustained after being run over by a motor vehicle, most likely a fire truck at the scene, officials said on Friday.
19 Jul 13:14

Massive Dragon Skull Found Washed up on the Beach

by khz

This 40-foot long dragon skull was spotted washed up on the beaches of Dorset's Jurassic Coast in the UK for a promotional stunt to launch the 3rd season of Game of Thrones coming out on Blinkbox. BLINKBOX.

Oh... and did I mention that the dragon skull is real? Well it is. It is the most real dragon skull ever found on the beach by a small child. She is a Dragon Slayer and I drank all the mead.

19 Jul 11:09

Long Exposure Photos of Golden Waves by David Orias

by Ieva

David Orias takes stunning long-exposure photos of the sea that you could easily confuse for paintings on canvas: the series, titled Waves, were shot in the early mornings at the beaches of Southern California, and the sunlight colors the pictures in a truly surreal and magical way. “Southern California has its fire season and sometimes this creates conditions of eerie orange light in the morning as the sunlight is filtered and scattered by smoke particles. This creates unusual and to some viewers unrealistic colors. I take the baseline colors and work with them to create a fine art appeal,” says David.

Website: 500pxfacebookflickr

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Long Exposure Photos of Golden Waves by David Orias originally appeared on DeMilked on July 16, 2013.

19 Jul 11:08

You Won’t Believe These Rocks Are Pencil and Crayon Drawings

by Ieva

What looks like a gorgeous seashore of colored rocks in the water, are actually skillfully-made pencil drawings by Ester Roi! Based in Southern California, Italy-born artist also uses crayons and oil pastels, combining both drawing and painting as she works. The vibrantly-colored rocks in water has been one of her main objects for the last several years already: “I study them above and below the surface, and observe how their visual characteristics change and relate to each other. I relish the contrast between a solid rock above the surface and its restless reflection below,” she says. “Water transforms everything it touches: hard lines become soft, warm colors cool, solid shapes break down into parts. Realism evolves into abstraction and the ordinary becomes extraordinary.”

And extraordinary is just the word you wanna use when you see Ester’s work!


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You Won’t Believe These Rocks Are Pencil and Crayon Drawings originally appeared on DeMilked on July 18, 2013.

19 Jul 11:02

Lumahai Beach, north shore Kauai, Hawai, USA Nature’s Fury...

Lumahai Beach, north shore Kauai, Hawai, USA

Nature’s Fury by Alex Filatov

18 Jul 20:35

Just the tip of a Ball-point Pen

18 Jul 20:35

Met him at the airport. I asked him what made him do that and he replied "Cause I can"

17 Jul 15:22

Artist Shows What the Night Sky Would Look Like If Cities Went Dark

by Ieva

If you live in a big city, clear starry sky must be a rare sight for you – however, photographer  Thierry Cohen gives us a chance to see what some of the biggest cities would look like if they went completely dark. In order to create his Darkened Cities photo series, Thierry would first shoot the sky where there was no pollution and you could see the stars clearly, and then he would capture the city in the day time. Merging the two pictures together gives you the final result – a bit ghostly, yet wildly romantic!


New York

Rio de Janeiro

Los Angeles



Hong Kong

New York


San Francisco


Sao Paulo



Los Angeles

Hong Kong

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Artist Shows What the Night Sky Would Look Like If Cities Went Dark originally appeared on DeMilked on July 15, 2013.

16 Jul 00:22

It Could Happen to YOU

It Could Happen to YOU

Submitted by: Unknown

16 Jul 00:11

There's a Lot to Soak Up in This Scene

There's a Lot to Soak Up in This Scene

Submitted by: Unknown

Tagged: FAILS , dancing , Bronies , funny , jumping , fall
15 Jul 19:47

NapAnywhere: A flat-out new take on the neck pillow

by Dave LeClair

The NapAnywhere is designed to help commuters sleep anywhere

We've all been there; you sit down for a long flight, and you just can't seem to get your head to stay up so you can actually get a couple of hours of sleep to pass the time. The fact is, airplane seats just don't seem to be built for comfortable sleeping. A new product called NapAnywhere is designed to rectify the situation by supporting your head and allowing you to sleep comfortably, even while sitting straight up... Continue Reading NapAnywhere: A flat-out new take on the neck pillow

Section: Health and Wellbeing

Tags: Kickstarter, Sleep, Travel

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15 Jul 19:22

Δείτε πως λειτουργεί ο μηχανισμός σταθεροποίησης σε ένα Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS

by vvitos

Δείτε στο παρακάτω video πως λειτουργεί ο μηχανισμός σταθεροποίησης σε ένα Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS.

14 Jul 21:35

So when you shave a Guinea Pig they turn into tiny hippos!

12 Jul 21:56

Social Awkwardness to the Max

11 Jul 18:23

I asked my 96 y/o grandpa who fought in Vietnam, what's the most powerful weapon you handled over there? This was his answer.