• The World at Night with Clear Skies and No Light Pollution

    The World at Night with Clear Skies and No Light Pollution

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014

    Ben Coffman is a landscape photographer based out of Portland, Oregon, who specializes in night photography, in particular ‘landscape astrophotography’ featuring the Milky Way. Not only does this give Ben the opportunity to explore the great outdoors, but it lets us city dwellers gain a greater appreciation for the awe-inspiring night sky as well…

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  • Artist Uses Compass, String and Measuring Tape to Create Amazing Snowshoe Art

    Artist Uses Compass, String and Measuring Tape to Create Amazing Snowshoe Art

    Wednesday, December 3, 2014

    ‘Snow artist’ Simon Beck creates the most amazing temporary artworks using just a compass, string, measuring tape and a pair of snowshoes. Beck graduated in Engineering from Oxford University but decided later on to leave his office job in order to become a cartographer. In December 2004 after a day of skiing, he got…

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  • What Places from Stand By Me Look Like Today

    What Places from Stand By Me Look Like Today

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014

    Stand by Me is a 1986 coming of age film directed by Rob Reiner and based on the novella The Body by Stephen King. The film received widespread acclaim and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as Golden Globe nominations for Best Motion Picture and Best Director. Back…

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  • Remove Dents from Wood with an Iron

    Remove Dents from Wood with an Iron

    Thursday, December 4, 2014

    Trev25 at Instructables.com has a great step-by-step guide for getting dents out of wood using an iron. Judging from the 100+ comments the life hack is a hit and really works! You can find a summary below. Be sure to check out the original post to read all the tips and feedback from the…

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  • There’s a 225 ft Gas Crater in Turkmenistan That’s Been Burning Since 1971

    There’s a 225 ft Gas Crater in Turkmenistan That’s Been Burning Since 1971

    Thursday, December 4, 2014

    © Tormod Sandtorv / Darvasa gas crater panorama / CC BY-SA 2.0 Nicknamed the ‘door to hell’, the Darvaza Crater in Turkmenistan has been burning for over 40 years. The 225 ft wide (69 meters) and 98 ft deep (30 meters) crater is located in the middle of the Karakum Desert which occupies…

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  • Powerful PSA Shows That You Can Help Prevent Child Abuse

    Powerful PSA Shows That You Can Help Prevent Child Abuse

    Wednesday, December 3, 2014

    A powerful PSA about child abuse prevention was spotted recently at a high-traffic intersection in Seoul, South Korea. The interactive campaign lets people step in to prevent the crime. The top message roughly translates to: “Child abuse, you can prevent it,” while the bottom message instructs: “112: Report (call) to become a hero for…

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  • 17 HQ Photos from NASA’s Orion Launch

    17 HQ Photos from NASA’s Orion Launch

    Friday, December 5, 2014

    NASA took its first major step towards a manned mission to Mars today with the successful launch and landing of its Orion spacecraft. Orion completed its first voyage to space, traveling farther than any spacecraft designed for astronauts has been in more than 40 years. Orion blazed into the morning sky at 7:05 a.m.…

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  • 12 Clever Finger Doodles by Javier Perez

    12 Clever Finger Doodles by Javier Perez

    Saturday, December 6, 2014

    Javier Pérez (featured previously here and here) continues to delight with his simple and clever drawings. This time, Javier incorporates human hands and fingers into his doodles. To see more entertaining drawings of this wildly imaginative artist, be sure to check him out at the links below. Javier Pérez (cintascotch) Website | Facebook…

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Dec 18, 2014

Weird Al’s Mysterious Floating Orb May Surprise You

Weird Al’s Mysterious Floating Orb May Surprise You

A simple magic trick you can try yourself after watching this vid! In the video description Weird Al credits Justin Willman for first showing him the trick.

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Dec 17, 2014

Dog Without Front Limbs Get 3D Printed Legs, Runs for First Time Ever

Dog Without Front Limbs Get 3D Printed Legs, Runs for First Time Ever

See how unique, custom 3D printed prosthetics allow Derby—a dog born with deformed front legs—run for the very first time. For those that think Derby’s prosthetics seem too low, the team started this way to give him a chance to get used to his new legs. Luckily with 3D printing it’s easy to iterate…

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Dec 17, 2014

This is What the Grand Canyon Filled with Clouds Looks Like

This is What the Grand Canyon Filled with Clouds Looks Like

Photograph by National Park Service For the second year in a row, a rare phenomenon called a ‘temperature inversion’ filled the Grand Canyon with clouds. The weather occurrence is said to only happen roughly once every 10 years, yet it has happened twice in the span of a year; first occurring on 29 November…

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Dec 17, 2014

The Winners of the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest

The Winners of the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest

More than 9,200 entries were submitted from over 150 countries, with professional photographers and amateur photo enthusiasts across the globe participating. Photographs were submitted in three categories: people, places and nature. The competition was judged on creativity and photographic quality by a panel of experts including National Geographic photographers John Stanmeyer and Erika Larsen,…

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Dec 17, 2014

This Star Wars Christmas Light Show is Just… Wow

This Star Wars Christmas Light Show is Just… Wow

Featured on Good Morning America and ABC’s Great Christmas Light Fight, this light show set to Star Wars music is over the top, incredibly well synced and… well you just have to watch it. From the YouTube description: “I sequenced the show using LOR, mixed the music/sound effects with Digital Performer, and filmed it…

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Dec 16, 2014

Picture of the Day: Mysterious Crater in Siberia

Picture of the Day: Mysterious Crater in Siberia

Photograph by Vladimir Pushkarev/Russian Centre of Arctic Exploration Scientists in northern Siberia’s Yamal Peninsula recently descended into a massive, newly formed crater. Vladimir Pushkarev, the leader of the new mission and director of the Russian Centre of Arctic Exploration, took probes and made measurements with his team in hopes determining the cause of the…

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Dec 16, 2014

6 Non-Stop Minutes of 2014’s Best Video Clips

6 Non-Stop Minutes of 2014’s Best Video Clips

233 viral video clips in 6 non-stop minutes. How many can you recognize? Editing by Zapatou (Luc Bergeron), whose annual “Best of Web” compilation is now in its seventh year. I can’t wait to see what treasures 2015 will bring!

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