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13 Nov 15:01

Rosetta’s Philae probe has successfully landed on a comet! (updated)

by Bhautik Joshi

This morning at 16:03 GMT, history was made as the European Space Agency’s Philae probe successfully landed on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Rosetta is the first space mission to land on a comet and the first to follow it around the Sun.

The mission has been unfolding in real time on the ESA’s Flickr stream.

Update Nov. 13: Philae has relayed a picture from the surface!

Welcome to a comet

The image below is of the landing site, shortly before landing.

ROLIS descent image

The full image shows the landing site in detail, with a resolution of 3m per pixel.

The probe was launched in March 2004, and using Mars as a gravity slingshot, in 2007 Rosetta hurtled towards a rendezvous with comet 67P. Here’s a selfie that Rosetta took as it passed Mars:

Rosetta’s self-portrait at Mars

Rosetta approached, orbited and landed on Comet 67P, examining the surface to discover towering cliffs and dunes. The lander took a farewell picture of the Rosetta orbiter as it descended (the orbiter returned the favor):

Farewell Rosetta

The descent to the surface was a tense seven hours, and towards the end, problems were detected with the top thruster that counteracted the momentum of the landing harpoons. At 16:03 GMT, a signal was received on Earth that Philae had landed, which led to scenes of jubilation at ESA mission control and all over the world.


Philae is currently relaying panoramic images from the surface of the comet back to Earth, and we will update this post as soon as they are public. In the meantime, please check out the European Space Agency’s photostream and their collection of incredible images from The Rosetta Mission.

NAVCAM top 10 at 10 km – 8
Comet 67P activity – 10 September 2014 - OSIRIS

30 May 17:56

Hiding Your Legs: Awesome General Grievous Cosplay

general-grevious-cosplay.jpg This is a short video of General Grievous at the recent MCM Comic Con in London. The cosplayer does a great job of hiding his real arms and legs. Unless that actually IS General Grievous just PRETENDING to be a cosplayer dressed as General Grievous. Stranger things have happened (my roommate brought a girl home last night). I know this isn't the first time this style of costume has been made, it's just the first one I'm posting. What would you do if you had to battle General Grievous? "Find his off switch." Good answer, I'd tell Mace Windu that Grievous killed his family. How many lightsaber fetishes do you think have ended with accidental penis dismemberment? "All of them." I bet you're right. Could you imagine going to the doctor with a lightsaber wedged up your keister? Whatever you do, doc, please -- DON'T TURN IT ON. Keep going for a portrait mode video of Grevious in action.
30 May 17:56

Snow Falls Off Playground Slide In Perfectly Folded Sheet

snow-sheet-on-slide.jpg This are two photos taken by Coloradan Cathy Hartt earlier this May. By the way, a Coloradan is somebody from Colorado (just in case you failed geography and thought people from Colorado were called mountain folk -- those are West Virginians). Anyway, Cathy took these pictures of snow falling from a playground slide into a neatly folded sheet. Clearly Mother Nature was bored that day. Damn, go make some flowers bloom or something, shit! Thanks to Diane, who had a little ditty written about her and Jack. Man, I wish somebody would write a song about me. Or a poem.
30 May 17:51

Cookie Monster

by Brinke

Lorenzo The Cat making his move on a Caturday night.

From Jennifer K. and Susan M.

Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Cats, Caturday, Impending Doom
30 May 17:43

Rock On, Millie!

by Brinke

We’ve seen kittehs do lots of things, but rock climbing might just be the topper. This hoomin is Craig Armstrong, who adopted Millie from Friends Of Animals Utah in Park City. Now she accompanies him on all sorts of climbing adventures with her very own climbing gear.

Quoting, Armstrong writes “We went into a tiny room to have a chat together away from all the other noisy campers. She climbed up my back and sat on my shoulders. It took about four seconds to realize we were now partners and would be going on many journeys together.”

“Our first climbing adventure together was in Joe’s Valley, bouldering. She was really tiny and had a tendency to jump on people and climb up to their shoulders. She did that to a few pretty girls, which showed me she loves me.”

“Since then, we’ve been to Moe’s Valley, Indian Creek, Ferguson Canyon, Eastern Reef in The Swell, Stansbury Island many times, to Moab towers, slot canyons, and other places I’m forgetting.”

“Millie has all the qualities a good climbing partner should have. She never complains, no matter how bad it gets. She always wants to go higher, and she pushes herself hard. But she also knows when to stop. When she’s done, she’s done. She’ll find a cave or climb a tree and won’t move until she’s rested.”

“She gets psyched when the bags come out on Thursday night and we get ready for the weekend.”

“She’s become more chill around camp and doesn’t wander off as much; she stays near and chases bees and lizards.”

Quotes from Photos from 123 Inspiration and HuffPo.

Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Hoomin Interaction, kitteh
30 May 17:18

Sea explorer: Alexander Semenov

by Arnold Chao

According to, Alexander Semenov has a wish “to grow gills so that he doesn’t have to leave the water and perform cumbersome tasks, such as changing oxygen tanks.” And when you take a look at the photography from his research, you’ll understand what his wish is all about.

Tubularia indivisa
Alexander SemenovTubularia indivisa
Bolinopsis infundibuliformis
Alexander SemenovBolinopsis infundibuliformis

As the Head of the Divers’ team at Moscow University’s White Sea Biological Station, he’s been a photographic contributor for the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, and major magazines. His extraordinary photos of jellyfish and other fascinating organisms of Russia’s White Sea give us a glimpse of an underwater world that seems alien to us.

Hyperia kid on the Baloon
Alexander SemenovHyperia kid on the Baloon
Leucothea sp.
Alexander SemenovLeucothea sp.

Alex is also the squad leader of the Aquatilis Expedition, a diving project to find and study the unknown creatures of the deep sea. The expedition has yet to begin because the required funding to launch the squad’s journey — a proposed 30,000 nautical miles in three years — hasn’t been acquired. He’s fundraising via Indiegogo and hopes to pursue soon what the expedition’s website states as the staggering 80% of marine life living in our oceans that have yet to be discovered.

Aurelia aurita
Alexander SemenovAurelia aurita
Cyanea capillata
Alexander SemenovCyanea capillata
Lophius sp. probably?
Alexander SemenovLophius sp. probably?

These photos show only a small sample of what’s available from Alex. Take a gander at Alex’s underwater album to view nearly 1,000 outstanding shots of sea life.

30 May 17:17

‘The Adventures of Mr. Fly’

by Ameya Pendse

It’s ironic to think a fly created so much buzz online, but that’s exactly what happened. When Belgian web designer Nicholas Hendrickx posted The Adventures of Mr. Fly series on Flickr, hundreds of thousands of people clicked on his photostream just to see where one little bug would turn up next.

Nicholas loves all types of photography, but a few years ago he became crazy about macro photography. The idea behind his Mr. Fly series came to him unexpectedly one spring day in his garden.

Minor Air
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Tour De Mouches
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“One day I was shooting some insects, when I stumbled upon a somewhat lazy fly,” Nicholas says. “It was just sitting there on the ground, walking slowly when I approached it. I thought this was the perfect opportunity for some photos [because] I could get really close to the fly. So close that I could add a little prop perhaps? So I rushed inside and made a small paper board sign that said “will work 4 food”. After a successful photo, the idea for a Mr. Fly series sprouted and I started to design tiny props in preparation of more shots.”

In the beginning Nicholas’ props were simple, such as a paper guitar and a party hat and little knickknacks that were easy to make. But after awhile, they became more elaborate: a small piano, a swimming pool duck, and a metal Vespa scooter.

Nicholas admits shooting Mr. Fly isn’t easy. The number one question on most people’s minds when looking at his series is whether the fly is dead or alive. Nicholas assures us the fly is alive. He’s, however, very secretive about how exactly he gets it to pose!

Minor Paddle
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Wings On The Swings
ukaaaWings On The Swings

“You have to be really patient to do this kind of macro photography.” Nicholas says. “I had to literally take hundreds of photos just to get one good photo. I [generally] set up the scene, move the objects the way I want them, and step back to my camera … in that little time span — which is like two seconds — the fly can move or start walking away, so it can be really hard for me. I always have to go back, try to shoot it again, or shoot it from a different angle.”

The Flickr community picked up on Nicholas’ series as soon as he first posted it in 2007; many eagerly awaiting more photos. Mr. Fly got some press coverage throughout the entire world and even ended up in English grammar books.

Nicholas’ goal for this series was to make people laugh but also reflect about the world around them.

A Break From It All
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The Buzzes
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“I wanted to make people look at things in a different way,” Nicholas explains. “Sure, you see flies every day, but do you look at them in wonder? In my eyes, Mr. Fly is a metaphor for all the things we get used to … the things we walk past every day, the things we hardly notice. But all of these things deserve some attention too, and we shouldn’t take so many things for granted.”

Visit Nicholas’ photostream to see more of his photography.
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30 May 14:11

Mejor en bici

by miguelbarroso

Esta campanha chega-nos de Buenos Aires, com ilustrações bem inspiradoras. (via Mundo Flaneur)

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21 Dec 19:47

Makeup Wizardry: Women's Faces Painted To Look 2-D

face-painting-1.jpg This is '2D or not 2D', a series of faces painted by Valeriya Kutsan to look 2-D and photographed by Alexander Khokhlov. I am most impressed by Valeriya's face painting skills. Because one time at the county fair I asked for a Spider Man face painting and everyone thought I was a Jack o' Lantern. That sucked.
The project explains: "Valeriya used different techniques of face painting so you can see a lot of variations - from sketch and graphic arts to water-colour and oil-paintings. This is a combination of interesting make-ups, studio photography experiments and careful retouching."
Did you read that? 'Careful retouching.' That basically means it's all Photoshop. "That's not what that means." It is too and you know it! "Give people some credit." Pfft, the last time I tried to give a person credit, you know what happened? Turns out they'd lied and made me look stupid. Nope, from now on everything is fake. Keep going for a bunch more
21 Dec 19:34

PetChatz (With a Z): The 'Talk To Your Pet While You're Away' Webcam System

petchatz-pet-communicator-1.jpg This is the PetChatz pet communication system. It allows you to webcam with your dogs and cats while you're away from home. Me? I just call my house line, wait for the answering machine to pick up, then yell, "DADDY'S NEVER COMING HOME BECAUSE YOU WERE ALL BAD!" The PetChatz communication system can also dispense treats, in case you've ever wanted to come home to a PetChatz torn of the wall and chewed open. The system retails for $350, which seems a little expensive for something no pet I've ever had would pay attention to. I could Skype my dog with a handful of bacon screaming, "TREAT, TREAT, WHO WANT'S A TREAT?!" and I'd have to sit there watching her lick herself until she got bored and decided to get into the kitchen trash. Keep going for several more pictures (including a cat who loves the system so much it's rubbing itself on it) and a video demo.
21 Dec 19:21

Oh Right, Japan: Little Underwear For Your Smartphone

smartphone-underwear-1.jpegPress the bulge. Apparently these little rubber underwears from Bandai are all the rage for smartphone owners in Japan because Japan is Japan and I'm tired of trying to understand. They come in a variety of styles and are sold randomly in plastic capsule machines for 200 yen ($2). Didn't get the pair you want? Try again! Still didn't? Now would be a good time to reevaluate just how important having a particular pair of rubber underwear for your smartphone is to you. Keep going for a shot of a dispenser a bunch of the different styles, and some wack-ass commercial.
21 Dec 19:21

Couple Gets Married (After Sword Fight, Ninja Fight, Iron Man And Batman Appearances)

wedding-battle.jpg This is a video of MMORPG Adventure Quest Worlds designer Adam Bohn getting married. But not before he has to battle a knight and a group of ninjas. Plus Iron Man, Batman and WWE legend Jimmy Hart made appearances. What a star-studded wedding. You know who showed up for my wedding? Nobody. "Just you and the bride?" Just me. Hit the jump for the video, but skip around to keep the cringing to a minimum.
21 Dec 19:09

For The Person Who Has Everything (Like, Literally Everything Else): The Taxidermied Mice Chess Set

taxidermy-mice-chess-set-1.jpgDid somebody request extra buggy eyes for the white pieces? This is the $450 made-to-order taxidermied mice chess set available from Etsy seller TheCurious13. Do they start killing the mice after you pay? I don't want to know. Or when and how I'll die, although I suspect the answers are "soon" and "doing something I promised my mom I wouldn't."
This delightfully deceased taxidermy chess set is sure to get peoples attention. Every mouse was a unique creature in life, making each piece of this set a one of kind creation. Hand stuffed by me, but created by the guy upstairs (or whoever you believe created mice). The set includes 16 light colored mice and 16 dark mice, in various sizes, pawns being the smallest. Set comes complete with wooden hand painted chess board, and storage case (not pictured) All specimens were acquired from a captive breeding facility that distributes frozen rodents for reptile feeding, so don't feel sad if these little guys were not battling it out on the chess board they would be deep in the belly of a snake.
I know some people are into stuff like this, but those people are weird. There's not a single person who needs a taxidermied mice chess set. And I'm not just saying that hoping nobody will buy this one and I'll be able to pick it up for under $100 in a year, but I'm a thrifty shopper. Guess how much I paid for these pants. "What pants?" Exactly. I am the thrift king! Keep going for some closeups of the pieces in case you're not sure how creepy they are.
21 Dec 19:03

Live Action Intro To Family Guy Recreated Shot For Shot

live-action-family-guy-intro.jpg This is a video from the folks at Homemade Movies of the Family Guy intro recreated shot-for-shot with humans. I hope you know I'm being honest when I say that is not how I imagined the cartoon characters would look like as real people. I dunno, maybe they didn't have time to hold a proper casting call. Also, why is Brain sitting in that ghost's lap? I heard pets usually respond negatively to the supernatural, although my fish act like they couldn't care less. They sure seem to love that rum-drinking skeleton though. Keep going for this video and a side-by-side comparison with the original.
21 Dec 18:51

Heck Yeah, Falkor: Neverending Story Tablet Covers

neverending-story-tablet-cover-1.jpg Etsy seller GeekifyInc is selling these Neverending Story tablet covers. They cost $66 and come in a variety of sizes to fit most popular tablets. Don't want the Neverending Story one? What the hell is the matter with you? They also make a Labyrinth book, a linking book from Myst, the Enchiridion from Adventure Time, and the Oghma Infinium from Skyrim. Remember when Artax dies in the Swamp of Sadness? Can you believe I just brought that up with no warning? Are you crying? Because I'm linking to the video right here so you will be if you're not. God willing, your boss will see you blowing snot bubbles and give you the rest of the day off. Keep going for all the others.
21 Dec 18:51

Artist's Inverted Sketches Reveal Wolverine Drawings

negative-wolverine-drawings-1.jpg This are the sketches that artist Brian Lai drew that, when a photo of them is inverted, reveal Wolverine. Why always Wolverine? Man crush. And can you blame him? The man knows how to scratch a f***ing back. I make similar sketches, except you have to look at them in a mirror to see them. Check it out -- what do you see? "The same penis as before, but in a mirror." Pretty amazing, right? I bet you're wondering how I did it. Keep going for another one and a video of how Brian does it.
21 Dec 18:51

Flower Shells: Shotgun Shells Packed WIth Flower Seeds

flower-shells.jpgFlower Shells are shotgun shells loaded with flower seeds instead of birdshot/buckshot (previously: game-bird seasoning shells). The idea is that instead of taking life from the world, you'll be giving life BACK. Unless you shoot an animal, then it's a wash. The shells will eventually come in 12 different flower varieties including cornflower, columbine, daisy, poppy, sunflower, clemantis, lavender, sweet pea, lupine, carnation, peony and a collection of meadow flowers. Hmm, so no marijuana. Right now a pack of four shells will set you back a staggering $50, but they hope to drive production costs down as popularity increases. IF popularity increases. Now, are you thinking what I'm thinking? "You want to plant a poppy field in my chest?" SO BAD. Keep going for several videos of the seeds being planted, but no time-lapse to actually see them growing.
21 Dec 18:50

Adventure Time's Candy Kingdom Castle In Gingerbread

gingerbread-candy-kingdom-1.jpg This is Princess Bubblegum's castle recreated in gingerbread and candy by Redditor IHaveAFluffyCat. Cool, IHaveASmoothTurtle. She posted a pictorial of the entire operation on Imgur, so if you're interested in trying and failing to repeat the process you're more than welcome. Hey, even if it turns out crappy looking, I'll still help you eat it. Mmmm, this is actually good -- what's your secret ingredient? "Strychnine." Heck yeah, $10 says I can finish the rest before I die. Keep going for a couple more shots of the finished product.
21 Dec 18:44

These Game-Themed Wedding Bands Are Absolutely Gorgeous! [Pic]

by Geeks are Sexy


Zsolt Székely, a Toronto, Canada-based jeweler we featured last year for an awesome pair of Triforce wedding bands he created, is back with some new rings paying homage to not only the Legend of Zelda series, but to some other popular game franchises as well. Check ‘em out below!






[Source: Zsolt Székely]

21 Dec 18:34

It’s Caturday: How to Wrap a Cat for Christmas [Video]

by Lauren Berkley

(In case you were wondering.)

[MoreFlippyCat / Source: YouTube]

21 Dec 17:57

Frosty landscapes

by Arnold Chao

ocean of clouds

Crêt de perdrix , Loire ..


Mon beau Sapin...

Snow Wave

Glowing on the Top

sunset in Camerino (MC)

Winter Light

Holcomb Pass

Pending Snowstorm at sunset

Outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world endure chilly environments to capture tranquil landscapes of striking beauty. Here’s a recently uploaded sample of the impressive pictures they have to offer, led by “oceans of clouds” seen in Vorarlberg, Austria and frost-mummified trees in Loire, France.

Explore, and share, more photography in the Snowy Scenery gallery and Winter Landscapes group.

Photos from diamir8000, têteenlair, Fjällkantsbon, Péef, alanach, Aubrey Stoll, Luigi Alesi, Clickpix, MITCH2388, and pbruch.

21 Dec 17:56

Bee portraits like you’ve never seen before

by Ameya Pendse

Most of us freak out at the mere sight of a bug — let alone a photo! But there’s something about biologist Sam Droege’s pictures of insects that has hundreds of thousands of people marveling at them. Sam’s photostream offers viewers a detailed and rare look at bees; comparing these little, hairy creatures to mesmerizing works of art.

Sam Droege is the head of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Bee Inventory and Monitoring Laboratory in Maryland and for the past seven years he’s been photographing bees and other insects. The purpose is to create online reference catalogs to help researchers identify the thousands of bee species across North America.

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“We have to take a lot of pictures because many of these species vary only by very subtle characteristics,” Sam explains. “For some it might be the tiny pits on the surface of the top of the bee, and others it might be the pits within the pits. It’s important to take as many pictures as possible allowing our specialists to look at anything they might be interested in.”

For years, Sam and his team took pictures using simple point-and-shoot cameras. The level of detail, however, was extremely limiting.


“We were taking pictures of bees through microscopes,” Sam says. “We literally attached cameras to microscopes, often with plumbing fixtures. But in the end, we were disappointed with the number of pixels and the amount of resolution of the photos. After a while, we largely stopped pictures through microscopes because the quality wasn’t up to our standards.”

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But all that changed in 2010 when Sam’s team was approached by the U.S. Army. They had developed techniques using macro photography to take photos of insect infestations from foreign bases (Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.). Macro photography allowed the army to get high-quality pictures that, in turn, helped them to identify these insects and treat those affected. When Sam first saw these photos, the level of detail blew his mind.

“The army’s novelty here was the portraiture,” Sam admits. “It was the solid, black background, the off-centeredness, the flash, just everything helped provide a portrait of a bee, rather than a documentation of a bee.”

It was from that point onwards, Sam and his team adopted and modified this technique and resumed photographing their specimens.


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To capture the bees with such detail, Sam and his team take several different shots of the (already dead) insect and combine them together to form one image using a special software. This software creates detailed macro images which can be blown up to five feet by eight feet without pixelating.

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“When we started looking at these pictures, I just wanted to gaze at these shots for long periods of time,” Sam says. “I had seen these insects for many years, but the level of detail was incredible. The fact that everything was focused, the beauty and the arrangement of the insects themselves — the ratios of the eyes, the golden means, the french curves of the body, and the colors that would slide very naturally from one shade to another were just beautiful! It was the kind of thing that we could not achieve at the highest level of art.”

Sam began to show these pictures to several colleagues who also found them visually appealing. They encouraged him to share the photos on Flickr, as a means to transfer these images to other scientists and researchers.

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“At some point we found out that someone had posted the Flickr pictures onto Reddit, and it got a huge number of views,” Sam says. “I think it was 200,000 views in two days. I couldn’t believe it! It was at that point we realized that there is interest in these kinds of pictures outside of our scientific circles, and that people just like looking at them.”

Sam says he’s always tried to attract people to what he does but admits it’s been difficult because many us have a preconceived notion that bugs are bad or gross. With these pictures, all of a sudden people were attracted to these insects because of their beauty. People described the bees as “fluffy” with “stained-glass wings.” It’s an entirely new way of reaching people Sam never thought was possible.

“I feel honored as a public servant to bring these pictures to people,” Sam admits. “They’re all public for anyone to see. And the fact that it’s not just important scientifically, but also beautiful… it makes me feel good. It reaches my soft side of my hard-scientist body. And I smile every day when I look at the number of views we’re getting on Flickr.”

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Visit Sam’s photostream to see more of his photography.

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30 Nov 09:56

Lojas VIII – Bike.POP

by miguelbarroso


Ali para os lados do Largo do Intendente, há já alguns tempos que se sabe que há por lá bicicletas. Primeiro começou por ser apenas o showroom da Brompton, mas agora é também uma oficina – a Bike.POP.

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Mas o projecto Bike.POP, é um pouco mais do que apenas uma oficina:

Projecto de promoção da bicicleta

Somos o bike.POP, um projecto pioneiro da Cooperativa Cultural POST para promover e divulgar a bicicleta enquanto meio de transporte.

A iniciativa inclui a implementação de uma oficina comunitária, a realização de acções de formação, actividades desportivas e recreativas, mas também a instalação de lugares de estacionamento para bicicletas e de uma estações urbanas de reparação de bicicletas.

O espaço Bike.POP que abriu no Largo do Intendente em Lisboa, é um dos resultados visíveis da iniciativa.

Horário: Segundas a Sextas, entre as 10h e as 19h30.
(encerra para almoço entre as 13h30 e as 14h30)


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Continuo a dizer que as oficinas são imprescindíveis para a saúde da cultura da bicicleta. Uma oficina por cada bairro pelo menos… e quem sabe no futuro, uma em cada rua ou quarteirão.


Nos últimos dias, o Largo do Intendente foi notícia devido ao posto de reparação que estará instalado por lá, um Urban Fix da Biciway. Será um posto onde cada um pode (tentar) reparar a sua bicicleta, gratuito e disponível 24h por dia. Quem não consiga, ou no caso da bicicleta precisar de algo que não pode ser reparado no posto, podem sempre entrar na Bike.POP e solicitar os serviços de mecânica, ou comprar peças ou acessórios.


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Entretanto este fim de semana, há inúmeras actividades a acontecer por lá. Começa logo na 6ª feira, e já que é dia de Massa Crítica, podem passar por lá antes ou depois.

24 Nov 11:08

Jingle Hoops

by (biotv)
Promoting the new NBA Christmas Day jerseys, Derrick Rose, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, James Harden, Steve Nash and Stephen Curry play Jingle Bells by shooting some musical hoops.

24 Nov 10:58

Determined elephant really wants to breaks stick, quits with frustration after failing

by (biotv)

Filmed by Youtube user Johnbod at Fort Worth Zoo, Texas.

24 Nov 10:43

"The Simpsons" characters turn into musical instruments in couch gag

by (biotv)
An extended version of The Simpsons couch gag titled MusicVille has the characters turn into the musical instruments that best match their personalities.

Animation DominationX
24 Nov 10:41

Cute thing of the day: Toddler sleeps with puppy

by (biotv)
"Wife to a dentist and mother to three" Jessica Shiba, author of Momma's Gone City, blog has created a series of photos with her little son Beau napping with their newly adopted pup Theo.

More - after the jump

Momma's Gone City | via
24 Nov 10:37

cdza: "Story of the Bass"

by (biotv)
In the latest video of cdza's The Instrumentals series, the group's Michael Thurber takes you through the history of bass string instruments, covering 45 songs, using 9 different types of basses.


Previously: Journey of Guitar Solo, Intro to Drums, The Accordion Party
23 Nov 17:56

How to Make Flaxseed Hair Gel

Flaxseed hair gel is a natural, inexpensive hair product particularly suited for curly or wavy hair. It defines and moisturizes curly hair without creating stiffness or crunchiness. Many additional ingredients can be added to homemade flaxseed gel to customize it for the particular needs of your hair. The following process takes approximately 7 minutes.

Flaxseed gel lasts about two weeks refrigerated, or longer with added preservatives. It can be frozen for later use.

Edit Steps

  1. Assemble the "Things You'll Need". These are listed below.

Making Flaxseed Gel

  1. Soak the flaxseeds overnight. This increases gel yield, increases ease of straining, and reduces cooking time. (This step is optional.)

  2. Combine the flaxseeds and water in a pan over high heat, stirring occasionally. Add Epsom salts, although this is also optional.

  3. Stir gently and constantly when the mixture starts to boil. Reduce the heat to medium when the mixture's consistency turns into a thin, foamy jelly.

  4. When the seeds remain suspended in the jelly instead of sinking to the bottom of the pan, turn off the heat and drain the mixture through the strainer into the bowl.

    • Note: Rinse the pot immediately, as cleaning it later will be difficult if you don't do this.
  5. Add a preservative after the mixture has cooled slightly (optional). Add any desired ingredients, such as essential oils, aloe vera gel, oils, and butters.

  6. Whisk the mixture to combine ingredients and break up any clumps. The gel should be about the consistency of egg whites.

  7. Pour the mixture into the container. Your gel is ready to use. Store in the refrigerator for maximum shelf life.

Styling Hair with Flaxseed Gel

  1. Apply the gel to your hair by scrunching or smoothing it on.

  2. Use more product than you normally would. Your hair should feel completely saturated and slimy. If you use too little gel, the product will be not effective.

  3. Allow the hair to air dry completely without touching, or use a diffuser attachment with your blow-dryer. When your hair dries it will feel soft with defined curls and no crunchiness or stickiness. If you have a little crunch still, scrunch it out with your hands and fluff up your hair.

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Recipe 1

  • 1/3 cup golden flaxseeds
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1/3 tsp citric acid
  • 15 drops tangerine oil

Recipe 2

  • 2 tablespoon Golden flaxseed
  • 1 cup distilled or filtered water
  • 1/4 teaspoon citric acid (preservative)
  • 5 drops of essential oil (your choice but it's a good idea to use the citrus ones since they are antibacterial)
  • 5 drops of clove essential oil (antibacterial)

Recipe 3

Use water infused with marshmallow root for the flaxseed cooking liquid.


  • 1 oz (28.3g) seamollient
  • 1/2 teaspoon avocado oil
  • 10 drops vegetable glycerin
  • 1/2 teaspoon agave nectar
  • 1/4 teaspoon grapefruit seed extract

Recipe 4

  • 2 cups distilled water
  • 1/2 cup golden flaxseed
  • A handful of dried hibiscus flowers
  1. After straining the gel, add 1 teaspoon jojoba oil, 1 teaspoon argan oil, 1/2 teaspoon vegetable glycerin, 1/2 teaspoon agave nectar, 2 oz (56.6g) seamollient, and 1/4 teaspoon optiphen (preservative).

Recipe 5

  1. Soak the flaxseed overnight. It will be thick within about 18 hours.
  2. Strain into a saucepan and heat for a few minutes. Add the other ingredients: hemp seed oil, vitamin E, magnesium sulfate, chamomile tea (1 cup water and 8 tea bags), and grapefruit seed extract.
  3. After a few minutes of heating and stirring (just so it's combined) pour into a blender starting on low, then switch to medium and add xanthan gum.

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Optional Ingredients

You can add many different ingredients to flaxseed gel. What you add will depend on the qualities of your hair and how it reacts to particular substances. Below are some of the most common ingredients and their properties. Experiment with different combinations to find what works best for your hair.

  • To increase hold: agave nectar, honey, seamollient
  • To increase gel density: xanthan gum, guar gum, pectin, lecithin?
  • To moisturize hair: oils (such as jojoba, wheat germ, hemp seed, avocado), butters (such as shea butter), or glycerine, honeyquat
    • Note: coconut oil is not recommended, as it has a low melting point
  • To enhance curl: Epsom salts, seamollient, aloe vera juice or gel
  • To add scent:Essential oils as desired. The following essential oils are also preservatives: lavender, rosemary, clove, cinnamon, lemon and rose
  • Preservatives: grapefruit seed extract (1/3t drops per cup or 6 drops per oz), essential oils (see above), citric acid, vitamin E oil
  • Increase product slip: marshmallow root (soak overnight in cold water; use this water to boil flax seeds), slippery elm bark
  • Plastic can melt if gel is too hot so let it cool.

Edit Warnings

  • Xantham gum may dry hair.
  • Clove and cinnamon oils may dry skin and hair.

Edit Things You'll Need

  • Flaxseeds 1/2 cup (golden flaxseeds recommended)
  • Distilled water 2 cups
  • Wire or nylon mesh strainer
  • Large bowl
  • Whisk
  • Container to store your gel

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