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Kansas Boy With Special Needs Told to Remove Varsity Jacket, Mom Says

A Kansas mom is outraged after her son, who has special needs, was forced by his school to remove his varsity letter jacket.<p>Jolinda Kelley of Wichita, Kansas, bought a varsity letter for her son Michael's letter jacket after he was recognized for participation for playing basketball, but she says …

The new Ford F-750 gets the full Tonka treatment

Ford unveiled its new F-650 and F-750 medium duty trucks this week, and to herald their arrival, they hooked up an F-750 in nostalgia-drenched Tonka regalia.<p>Ford unveiled its new F-650 and F-750 medium duty trucks this week, and to herald their arrival, they hooked up an F-750 in nostalgia-drenched …

CT Scan Reveals Mummified Monk Hidden Inside a 1,000-Year-Old Buddha Statue

A secret has lay hidden inside this statue of Buddha for nearly a millennium. What looks like an ordinary, traditional figurine was recently revealed to contain the mummified remains of an old Chinese monk identified as Liuquan of the Chinese Meditation School.<p>The statue, which dates back to the …

Hawaii's Most Epic And Illegal Hike May Be Gone Forever

Remember that strikingly stunning and famously illegal hike in Hawaii that gave you the chance to view paradise from the heavens?<p>To refresh your memory, here was what it looked like:<p>Well, thanks to a powerful storm, it's gone. Possibly forever. And we're heartbroken.<p>The Stairway to Heaven, Hawaii's …

Water

Determined Artist Makes a Beautiful Illustration for Every Single Disney Film

Vancouver-based illustrator Rafael Mayani put himself up to a mighty challenge. In chronological order, he would watch every single Disney movie, and then he would create an original illustration based on each. Since its first movie, <i>Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs</i>, which was released in 1937, to …

Walt Disney Company

Watch a twin-turbo Lamborghini destroy a Bugatti Veyron

1,250-hp Lamborghini Gallardo walks away from the world's fastest production car at a 1/2 mile runway drag race.<p>The Bugatti Veyron is a legend.<p>Not only does it hold two current Guinness World Records for fastest street-legal production car—fixed-roof and roadster, naturally—it stands as a testament …

Sports Cars

'Gundam: The Origin' Impresses With Extended First Look

With the theatrical release for the first installment of Gundam: The Origin a few weeks away in Japan, we’ve been graced with an extended look at the opening section of the first episode. After the success of Gundam Unicorn, it is clear Bandai and Sunrise are investing quite heavily in The Origin. …

This Timelapse Shot in 10K Resolution Is Fantastically Bonkers

4K? That's so last year. 8K? Yesterday's news. This timelapse video was shot in an astonishing 10K resolution using an 80 megapixel camera. The level …

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Creative Dad Builds Amazing Volkswagen Bus Bed for His Daughter

Creative dad, DIY expert, and Reddit user inexplorata built an amazing Volkswagen bus bed for his daughter's 3rd birthday to replace the crib she had been sleeping in until then.<p>The idea came to him after he discovered a pile of old Super Beetle parts available for free on Craigslist. Rather than …

Volkswagen

Hubble captures 'happy face' in space that smiles for the camera

Hubble say the cosmic 'face' spotted by a contestant in its Hidden Treasures competition is caused by a galactic phenomenon known as gravitational lensing<p>Here's an out-of-this-world space pic that's sure to raise a smile.<p>The stunning image above shows a far away galaxy cluster that appears to be …

Hubble

'Evangelion' Inspired Animation Short Looks Simply Astounding

As part of Studio Khara’s ongoing Japanese Animator Expo, with unique animation shorts released each week, we have now been graced with an Evangelion inspired entry that looks simply amazing.<p>Handled by Sola Digital Arts, who recently created the CG Captain Harlock film, the short was directed by …

Anime

New Drone Ambulance Concept Has Potential to Save Lives Faster

Gridlocked city streets, traffic signals and sirens become a non-issue in a design firm's conceptual plans for a drone ambulance. Argodesigns' lifelike renderings demonstrate how an ambulance made out of a drone could behave at accident scenes. Usefully, the drone could land in an area the size of …

Health Care

New Beautifully Scripted 3D Calligraphy Illusions by Tolga Girgin

Turkey-based electrical engineer and graphic designer Tolga Girgin puts a unique twist on the art of calligraphy with his beautifully scripted letters that appear three-dimensional. Many of his creations may look like they were crafted from strips of paper that were cut and folded to pop off the …

Typography

Japanese Army Builds Gigantic Star Wars Snow Sculpture

May the force be with you! The 66th annual Sapporo Snow Festival kicked off today and the most impressive snow sculpture of all features Darth Vader, his three stormtroopers and TIE fighters. This Star Wars snow sculpture was created by Japan's army troopers, or the 11th Brigade of the Ground …

Star Wars

12 Funny Pregnancy Announcements by Creative Parents

When it comes to pregnancy announcements, there are endless ways for creative parents-to-be to share their exciting news with friends and family. Instead of settling on a simple, conventional message, these happy couples took the opportunity to create hilarious images to broadcast their joy to the …

Pregnancy

Watch this lumber-lugging van blast a 12-second drag run

With enough turbo, even a 6,000-lb Chevy Express van can be fast.<p>What do we got here? Oh, just a plain-jane Chevy Express van.<p>It hauls lumber, drops off clothes at the local Goodwill. Standard van stuff. Iron Maiden sticker on the back is kind of a badass touch, but otherwise it's just a big beige …

Iron Maiden

This is How a Sketch-Happy Industrial Designer Shops for a Vintage Car

Industrial designer Bruce Thomson is a man "[obsessed] with the visual archiving of automobilia through sketching, illustration and painting." He's …

This is the new Ford Focus RS

The new Ford GT may be the stunning supercar we covet, but the new Ford Focus RS is the performance car that’s realistically within reach. Revealed …

Here are all the commercials that ran during the Super Bowl, in order

There were some clear stand-outs, and a few ads t hat didn't go down too well with the tens of millions of viewers watching the game.<p>There were 71 national ads in total (Many more ads aired during the game, but these were bought on a regional — and far cheaper — basis.) Re-watch your favorites.

Advertising

This gorgeous pixel version of The Simpsons intro is amazing

Pixel artists Paul Robertson and Ivan Dixon have recreated the iconic opening to <i>The Simpsons</i> for a tribute video that's so fantastic, it's hard to believe it's not official. Featuring music from Jeremy Dower, an interpretation of Danny Elfman's theme, the pixelated, chippy take on <i>The Simpsons</i>' …

Trucktopia: Get Ready For A Raft Of New Pickup Trucks And Diesels

A battle royal is brewing in the truck market. Automakers are introducing new pickups of all shapes and sizes, many of them with diesel engines.<p>For years, the majority of pick-up trucks sold in the United States have more or less been one flavor: full-size with a gasoline V8 engine—or a diesel V8 …

These Lego Automatically Save Your Designs As 3-D Schematics

Today, you can either build with real Lego bricks, or build in software with virtual Lego bricks. There’s still a firm line between the two, because there’s still a firm line between analog experiences and digital interfaces.<p>But now, Gravity–the same experimental studio behind this 3-D …

Meet Chevy’s manic Chaparral Vision GT

A 240mph top speed. Zero to 60mph in 1.5 seconds. A 671kW laser. And 900bhp. Welcome everyone, to the most insane Gran Turismo concept we've ever seen.<p>Unveiled at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show, this fighty little thing is called the Chaparral 2X Vision GT, built – as you're probably aware – for …

A Revolutionary Entrepreneur On Happiness, Money, And Raising A Supermodel

A lucky few can say their work helped spur a fundamental shift in the economic model of modern societies.<p>If all goes well, Robin Chase may get to do it twice.<p>A decade before Airbnb and Uber, Chase helped kickstart the "collaborative economy" by co-founding Zipcar, which became the world's largest …

Alpine renders its future with the Vision Gran Turismo

The Vision Gran Turismo cars – a global array of futuristic racer concepts created for the Sony PlayStation's Gran Turismo 6 video game – keep coming. And when they look like this, we're not complaining one bit.<p>This is Alpine's effort. Alpine, if you need a reminder, is a sports car maker with ties …

How Smiling Changes Your Brain

Putting on a happy face doesn’t just make you more likeable; it makes you healthier, both good for your career.<p>Few people would argue that smiling is bad for you, but new research is showing just how many ways smiling is beneficial to your career and well-being.<p>We know smiling can greatly improve …

11 Years of Love and Friendship Between a Lion and the Man Who Raised Him

The lion may be known as “the king of the jungle,” but 11-year-old Zion is nothing but a loving sweetheart to his caretaker Frikkie Von Solms, a 69-year-old man who lives and cares for big cats in southern Africa. Born to a lioness named Simba, Zion was separated from his parents as a cub due to …

Southern Africa