Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Angry Birds

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16-Year-Old Uses Body Paint to Skillfully Transform Herself into Fantastical Creatures

 Lara Wirth produces body painting with effects so believable that they startle strangers with their realism.
 “After finishing a creation [on myself], looking in the mirror can be a little frightening,” she told the Instagram blog. “I did once make a man scream in the supermarket when I rounded a corner right in front of him. He wasn’t prepared to be met by a zombie.”
 Inspired by the special effects she had seen on television, the Melbourne-based teen started body painting when she was just 14 years old. In the two years since she’s been covering herself in colorful pigments, glitter, and sculptural materials, the more complex her makeup appears. Wirth transforms herself into fantastical characters that look out of this world, including ones with beautifully grotesque facial features and giant teeth that she bares towards the camera. After finishing her makeup, Wirth documents the character and posts it on her Instagram account.
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The men who live as dogs


Secret Life of the Human Pups is a sympathetic look at the world of pup play, a movement that grew out of the BDSM community and has exploded in the last 15 years as the internet made it easier to reach out to likeminded people. While the pup community is a broad church, human pups tend to be male, gay, have an interest in dressing in leather, wear dog-like hoods, enjoy tactile interactions like stomach rubbing or ear tickling, play with toys, eat out of bowls and are often in a relationship with their human “handlers”. In the documentary, we see Tom, AKA Spot, take part in the Mr Puppy Europe competition in Antwerp, a mix of beauty pageant, talent show and Crufts; David, AKA Bootbrush, talk to camera in a leather dog mask; two pups walk through London pretending to wee on lampposts to raise awareness of their identity; and lots of men jumping up for “treats”, barking and wagging their mechanical tails. continue

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Douglas Adams

“In the beginning, the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and generally regarded as a bad move.” (From The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, 1980) 
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Today is Towel Day.


Towel Day is an annual celebration on the 25th of May, as a tribute to the late author Douglas Adams (1952-2001). On that day, fans around the universe carry a towel in his honour.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Cute Baby Foxes

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Funny Introvert Comics

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Vision


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Paintings that trick the eye and baffle the brain

Galatea of the Spheres (1952) by Salvador Dalí 

 At first glance, the dynamic painting appears to capture the outward propulsion, towards the viewer, of countless colourful atoms – as if suspending in mid-blast a nuclear explosion occurring over a watery expanse. Zoom out, and the seemingly lawless rush of spheres cohere loosely into the coy countenance of a woman’s bust, her head tilted gently in a manner that recalls countless Renaissance madonnas. Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí’s Galatea of the Spheres was undertaken at a moment of intense global anxiety at the prospect of nuclear armageddon and reveals Dalí’s own accelerating preoccupation with atomic theory in the years following the US nuclear attacks on Japan in 1945. The artist’s wife, Gala Dalí, inspired the endlessly decomposing and composing portrait. By embellishing Gala’s name into an echo of the mythological sea-nymph Galatea of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Dalí has constructed an elastic work that simultaneously pulls together themes of antiquity and particle physics and blows them to smithereens.
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Standing in the shadows

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Coincidence Project, Denis Cherim

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Crocodiles and Palm Trees in the Arctic? New Report Suggests Yes.


If we keep burning fossil fuels, Earth will be 8 degrees warmer, returning to the climate of 52 million years ago, according to new research. It's the most dire prediction yet.

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Storm chaser documents 'Tornado Alley'


 Marko Korosec, an amateur photographer from Sezana, Slovenia, has documented an impressive range of supercell storms in "Tornado Alley", in the US Midwest.

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Lizard And Cat Are Adorable Cuddle Friends


Meet Charles the female bearded dragon and Baby the cat, the lovely duo that proves that true friendship can flourish against all odds.

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I need to have a seat and rest my little feets.

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The fragmentation of the dream.


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Millennials of New York

Millennials of New York mimics its inspiration's deeply emotional exposés by playfully mocking the melodramas of city dwellers in their twenties and thirties. The witty satire is impressively accurate—to a cringe-inducing extent, at times—in its imaginings of the demographic's petty plights, neuroses, and hypocrisies.

"I write articles for the internet."
 What was the last thing you wrote?
 "Oh, it was an article called '10 Beautiful Pictures of Disney Princesses Busy Photoshopping Disney Princesses for Disney Princess Listicles.'"
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Change your World

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Who Knows


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Hello From The Other Side


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The Team Behind Roxy the Rancor Reveals Their Latest Amazing Star Wars Creation


Given Roxy’s popularity, her builders, Rick Bohler of Pizzazz Scenic Contractors, Inc, and Erik Hollander, have been discussing how to do some sort of followup. With the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, they decided to look at one of the creatures from the film.
 They narrowed their selection down to three of the large animals: the Luggabeast, the Happabore and the Rathtar. continue

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New Horned Dinosaurs Had Spiked Neck Shields


Two new horned dinosaurs, one from Utah and the other from Montana, each sported distinctive facial horns and spiked neck shields, according to two separate papers published in the journal PLOS ONE. The discoveries increase the known diversity of ceratopsians, which were plant-eating horned dinos that roamed North America and Asia during the final stages of the age of dinosaurs.
 One of the new dinosaurs, Machairoceratops cronusi, lived 77 million years ago at what is now called the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument of southern Utah. continue

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Did Dinosaurs Enjoy the Stars?

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Who could say no to that face?

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Stanley Kubrick cuddling with a cat on set of A Clockwork Orange.

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