Saturday, October 31, 2015

Something’s Fishy


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Snuggle Bunny


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Take one

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Candy Corn Hasn't Changed Since the 19th Century

Whether you love it or hate it, candy corn has been a Halloween favorite for more than a century.
This year, candy companies like Brach's and Jelly Belly will manufacture about 35 million tons of the waxy candy; 15 million tons will be bought this week alone, according to the National Confectioners Association. American trick-or-treaters will take home roughly 4 billion kernels of candy corn on Halloween night.
 Candy corn wasn't always a Halloween snack, as Rebecca Rupp writes for National Geographic. It was invented in the 1880s by a man named George Renninger, who worked for the Wunderle Candy Company. Another company, the Goelitz Confectionery Company—now known as the Jelly Belly Candy Company—bought the recipe in 1898 and sold it as "Chicken Feed."

  At first, candy corn was laboriously made by hand, with each colored layer poured separately into a kernel-shaped mold. Though the process is automated today the recipe is essentially the same as it was in the late 19th century.

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Halloweens Past: Wacky Pranks With Wagons

When America was younger: Ladies wore hats, men sported spats and Halloween could be hard on the family buggy or wagon. By the late 19th century, All Hallows Eve had become – all across the country — a night for playing tricks on neighbors. This was a breach of the social contract, of course, in an unsettled and unsettling country where neighbors trusted in, and depended on, neighbors for succor and survival.
 One of the favorite capers was to "borrow" someone's wagon and send it — driverless — down a hill. Or place it — by some mysterious method — in a remote spot, such as the top of a barn or house. continue

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The best Halloween jokes

“Halloween is the one night a year that hideous, evil-looking people can attend a party and receive compliments all night."  Pierre Novellie 
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It's the Great Chumpkin, Charlie Brown

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That's Scary!

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Friday, October 30, 2015

My favorite Halloween movie , Richard Brody

The movie is “The Black Cat,” from 1934, directed by Edgar G. Ulmer and, according to the credits, “suggested” by Edgar Allan Poe’s story of the same title.
The suggestion, however, is so loose as to be almost irrelevant, except for the fearsome feline itself and an extreme application of Poe’s idea of the corpse concealed in the masonry.
 It’s the first film in which Bela Lugosi (already renowned thanks to the 1931 “Dracula”) and Boris Karloff (famed as Frankenstein’s monster, from the 1931 movie) appear together, and Ulmer makes shrewd, sly use of the actors’ borrowed identities to tint the action of “The Black Cat.” continue

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Drawlloween 2015, Brian Luong


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Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters



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Mr Winkle's Halloween outfits

Lara Jo Regan, a photographer from Los Angeles, California posed the pint-sized pup as different characters including a scarecrow in a cornfield, a boy-scout roasting marshmallows and a spooky ghost.

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Calvin and Hobbes


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Peanuts

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Aurora Borealis at Finnish Border


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Beautiful photos of Croatia by Goran Ĺ afarek

Waterfall on Papuk Mountain

Autumn on Plitvice Lakes

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Guido Van Helten

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

»hang on« by anatol knotek


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Ok, so... now what?

Photographer Tanto Yensen captured this stunning photograph of a male dumpy white tree frog in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Uber is delivering kittens on National Cat Day

Cat lovers or stressed workers just need to open the app between 11am-3pm on National Cat Day and request the kittens option, however the service is currently only available in the US and Canada. Anyone who is lucky enough get through on the app will have 15 minutes play time with the kittens.
 If someone decides they want to adopt one of the kittens they can also speak to an animal shelter representative.via 

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Would you work horizontally?

The Altwork Station, a fully-reclining chair, desk and screen combination has been made available for pre-order at a princely $3,900 (£2,550), ahead of an expected full price of $5,900 (£3,850).
The company behind it, Californian start-up Altwork, says it is aiming the station at “high intensity” computer users, and says it has spent five years building the device. The station has a built in curved monitor, but has a magnetic desk that allows peripherals to remain attached even when it is vertical.
 The backlash against sitting down for hours on end has led to standing desks popping up in offices around the world, although a recent study suggested that this is no better for you than standing up. Altwork says that though studies are unclear, most experts agree that sitting for extended periods is not healthy, and that workers should change position throughout the day. A control panel on the desk’s side allows users to move parts of the chair into different positions, in order to switch throughout the day.
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Motus - Creative Motion Enhancer



Motus – Creative Motion Enhancer from TZM Creative Lab on Vimeo.

Motus lets you to explore and play sounds using your motion in an exciting and simple way. It can be used as a creative tool by musicians, dancers and artists, as well it is an intelligent toy for kids and grown-ups.

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The Joy of Painting Marathon


Twich will feature a marathon of "The Joy of Painting" with Bob Ross starting Thursday, October 29. Put on your creativity fro and create some happy trees alongside Bob Ross for 9 days of oil painting! Robert Norman "Bob" Ross was an American painter, art instructor, and television host. He was best known as the creator and host of The Joy of Painting, a television program that aired on PBS in the United States, Canada, and Europe. via Twitch

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Leaf me alone!


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Blu

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Calvin and Hobbes

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