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Mar 29, 2012

The Best Facial Hair in the Civil War

created at: 03/29/2012

Some say the U.S. Civil War was fought over slavery. Others say it was really about Northern and Southern lifestyle values. But, 150 years later, with the results clearly determines and the effects established, the real question is:

Which side had the better facial hair?   … read more

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Mar 28, 2012

Where Are They Now? Humorous New Photos of Horror Villains from the 70s and 80s

It's always fun to discover the child actors we knew as kids, and see how they grew up alongside of us. Or perhaps even envision what the characters they portrayed might be doing now. Photographer Federico Chiesa takes a similar route, but explores what might have happened to the bad guys from some classic horror and sci-fi movies. After all, you can't get stabbed and shot and caught on fire over and over again without some consequences.

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Mar 28, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: March 28, 2012

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

Conceptual photographer Philippe Ramette creates these vertigo-inducing self portraits without the use of Photoshop or any other manipulation. All the perspective-shifting and world-turning happens in the camera.

Though, he says, if you look closely, … read more

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Mar 27, 2012

A Secret Compartment in the Stairs...Just for Alcohol!

When architecht Eric Schiller was inspecting the oak staircase in his Victorian-era home in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY, he noticed a curious rectangle on the landing, an out of place solid slab amidst the planking of the floorboards. He located a small thumbhole, and lifted the slab to discover… read more

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Mar 27, 2012

How to Tie a Bow Tie: A Gentleman's Guide

created at: 04/16/2013

Unless you're Orville Redenbacher, you're more of an occasional bow tie wearer rather than a daily guy. 

How to tie a bowtie - diagram

Or perhaps you've never worn one, and have no idea what you'd look like in a real, hand tied deal rather than that ribbon-y thing from the tuxedo rental place.

Either way - you likely don't remember exactly how to tie… read more

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Mar 27, 2012

Colorful Typographic String Art by Dominique Falla (Plus a How-to)

Australian artist Dominique Falla is exploring the world of "tactial typography," in which she combines digital creation with an analog output for exhibition and publications. Most recently, she's been exploring the interaction between type and string, such as the negative space in the image above, or using string to fill the letters, as in this piece:   … read more

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Mar 26, 2012

Infographic: If the World's Population Lived in One City...

Tim De Chant explores the question, "if the world's [seven] billion people lived in one city, how large would… read more

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Mar 26, 2012

Portraits of Little Girls and Boys with Their Pink and Blue Things

created at: 03/26/2012

South Korean photographer JeongMee Yoon has created an ongoing portrait series entitled, The Pink & Blue Project. The images feature children, generally aged 3-7, who are obsessed with the standard colors prescribed to their genders, pink for girls and blue for boys.

She says, "This project explores the trends in … read more

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Mar 23, 2012

Paper Faces by Héctor Sos

created at: 03/23/2012

This whimsical series of paper faces created by Héctor Sos for Torras Papel made me laugh. It's Friday after all, and I think we could all use a bit of random designy humor in our lives.  

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Mar 22, 2012

Vegetables Turned into Creepy Creatures

created at: 03/22/2012

Remember those "How Are You Peeling" books from the early aughts, when that dude would add little eyes to mishapen fruits to make squished little faces out of them?

These are way cooler. "BBDO Moscow created these interesting advertisements for Greenpeace to educate consumers about genetically modified foods. They made creatures out of vegetables to emphasize the theme of their campaign 'Do you know what you eat?'"   … read more

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Mar 22, 2012

"Inception" Explained (by the World's Coolest Website)

created at: 03/22/2012

It's been nearly two years since the release of 2010's mindbender Inception, and folks are still trying to navigate exactly what went down among all the shared dream architecture.

Enter: Inception Explained, one of the most clever and attractive combinations of HTML, CSS, and Javascript. The site walks you through each level and key plot point, helping you keep track of what each character was accomplishing at each level, with some supreme programming.   … read more

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Mar 21, 2012

Life Advice from Ron Swanson

Ron Swanson offers … read more

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Mar 21, 2012

Artist Suspends 2,000 Tennis Balls Throughout Gallery Space

Artist Ana Soler suspended more than 2,000 tennis balls throughout the halls and rooms of the Mustang Art Gallery in Alicante, Spain.

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Mar 21, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: March 21, 2012

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

This is the sun. Yes, that sun. Photographer Alan Friedman used… read more

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Mar 20, 2012

32 Truths for Mature Humans

created at: 03/20/2012

Sometimes, being a grownup means you have all kinds of additional opportunities. Sometimes, being a grownup means you have all kinds of additional responsibilities. But, most importantly, being a grownup means you get to learn some basic truths about how the world works and the nature of the human condition. Like:

I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computers history if you die.

There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

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