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Fingersurfing

Fingersurfing is another fun project on Kickstarter. The idea, developed by two Danish surfer brothers was conceived on the backseat of a car during …

Surfing

Paperscape maps the dazzling universe of scientific research

We used an algorithm that simulates the formation of galaxies, replacing stars with scientific papers on the arXiv database<p>Scientists live in a very fast-paced world where hundreds of new papers – each representing months or years of hard work – flash by each day. With such a large volume of …

Kevin Weir’s Fantastically Bizarre Historical GIFs

Bringing life to the old, black and white photograph, Kevin Weir'd historical GIFs are a must-see.<p>As cinemagraph GIFs take over the internet, graphic …

GIF Animations

Spectacular Animal Portraits as Electrifying Bursts of Color

<i>Fractals</i> is a digital illustration series by Canadian artist minimoo64 that transforms ordinary portraits of animals into visually spectacular streaks of color. Using Fractalius, a Photoshop plugin, and her additional editing skills, she is able to manipulate each image and render an eye-catching …

Digital Art

7 of John Adams' Greatest Insults

A man whose wit was matched only by the looseness of his tongue, the combative John Adams quickly acquired a hefty reputation for articulate jabs and …

Mark Twain

Carried Like A Baby

(YouTube link)<p>Well, this is silly, but silly is what comedian Mark Malkoff specializes in. In this video, he finds out what it's like to be a baby in …

The NSA cracked the Kryptos sculpture years before the CIA

It took more than eight years for a CIA analyst and a California computer scientist to crack three of the four coded messages on the CIA's famed …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

InterAct

What The Future Looked Like In 1900 -- 13 Fascinating Images

1 of 14<p>Crossing the sea and getting from one country to another has never been easier thanks to this railway and boat combination. Ferry your way …

Hiking

12 More Weird Books That Really Exist

Investigating the world’s weird books could easily take someone down an endless rabbit hole of unusual and unexpected publishing choices. We’ve …

Sneak Peek at the Damage a Nerf N-Strike Elite Centurion Blaster Does

This is very stupid.<p>So Nerf sent us a gigantic rail gun, essentially, and we're going to, you know, review it. But not before going up to the roof …

WOMAN SHITS ON DANCE FLOOR, KEEPS DANCING - Tuesday January 22nd, 2013

WOMAN SHITS ON DANCE FLOOR, KEEPS DANCING<p>FEATURED ARTICLE<p>Club Daum erupted into pandemonium Saturday night after 24 year old Ellen Harris, while …

Anamorphic Sculptures

London-based artist Jonty Hurwitz creates ‘Anamorphic Sculptures’ which only reveal themselves once facing a reflective cylinder. Hurwitz took an …

Playful Recreations of Classic Paintings on Toast

Food artist Ida Skivenes, better known as IdaFrosk, pays homage to the great painters of yesteryear with her playful food creations. The Oslo, Norway-based artist works particularly with toast as her canvas for her aptly titled series <i>The Art Toast Project</i>. The food paintings that IdaFrosk creates …

Art

Canvas Chairs: 2D Fabric “Paintings” Hide Real 3D Seats

It looks so realistic you could almost sit in it … and, it turns out, you can. But the trick is no mere optical illusion – the painting really does …