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We Can’t Spell Success

36 minutes agoOdd : Neatorama

Maybe the cake decorator should have stopped after “We can’t spell s-cces” or even after “We can’t spell.” The misspelling draws attention away from the unnecessary quote marks (the beginning quote is hard to see). And how they made “without” into two words. Show More Summary

Old School vs. New School

1 hour agoOdd : Neatorama

So for a moment, let's say video games are real. Just pretend for a sec, dammit. What would happen if old school, pixel games somehow met up and clashed with the new school, realistic looking games? In my head, I imagine it would be an epic match up of mayhem, with pixels breaking off and polygonal blood splashing everywhere. Show More Summary

Haunted Mansion leggings

1 hour agoOdd : Boing Boing

These Disney Haunted Mansion wallpaper leggings are a limited edition, and sell for $80. (Thanks, Alice!)

Today the Department of Teeny-weeny Wonders is marveling at one...

Today the Department of Teeny-weeny Wonders is marveling at one of the tiniest cameras we’ve ever seen. Ryan Howerter, a graphic design student at Colorado State University, created a functional pinhole camera using a single 2x2 stud LEGO brick. Show More Summary

We're Frying out Here on the Hot Beach!

2 hours agoOdd : Neatorama

(Photo: Cameron Spencer) This is Tamarama Beach in Sydney, Australia, where it must be hot enough to fry an egg on the sand--if you have the right equipment. Andrew Hankin has provided it by building this enormous sculpture that looks like a frying pan lodged in the sand. Show More Summary

10 Cases That Changed How We Investigate Murder

3 hours agoOdd : Neatorama

Before we had the many tools of forensic science we employ in crime investigation today, it was easier to get away with murder. At the same time, it was easier to be convicted of a crime you didn’t commit. Over the years, but by bit, scientific ways of determining what happened were developed, and each are tied with its “first use” case. Show More Summary

Watch Leigh Alexander’s Speech on Games Writing and Culture From XOXO - Because we should be listening to women in gaming right now more than ever.

4 hours agoOdd : Geekosystem

Leigh Alexander, Gamasutra's Editor at Large, has been facing a lot of the same stuff most women in games culture have faced as of late—which is why it's awesome to see her get up on stage at XOXO Festival and talk about games writing and culture. And if you haven't seen Anita Sarkeesian's speech from XOXOFest, you should probably go and watch that too.

Party God! - Float On

4 hours agoOdd : Neatorama

Party God! by BeastPop Giant floating wolf heads don't come much cooler, or fun to party with, than the original party animal himself- the Party God! Everyone knows the Party God brings the bash with him wherever he goes, but sometimes he takes his need to keep the party going too far, and the fiesta soon turns in to a fight for survival. Show More Summary

A Chip off the New Stock

4 hours agoOdd : Neatorama

Blueberry | Image: SeattleFlyerGuyThe companies responsible for the manufacture of most popular food products work to keep their lines interesting to consumers by creating new versions of old standbys. For example, in the United States, Lays has been heavily advertising several newer flavors of their chips, all released at the same time. Show More Summary

Photorealistic bacon scarf

4 hours agoOdd : Boing Boing

Natalie Luder's "Fou Lard" silk scarf (a play on words; "scarf" in French is "foulard," while "fou lard" means "insane bacon") is digitally printed with photorealistic baconry, for a delicious, drapey accessory that's as lovely as it is treyfe. Fou Lard (via Neatorama)

Birthing Pains

5 hours agoOdd : Snopes

Have Kenyan authorities released papers confirming President Barack Obama's birth in that country?

Our Favorite Moments from The Legend of Korra, “The Calling” - Your Avatar has returned.

5 hours agoOdd : Geekosystem

An episode focused around the bender kids, you say? Oh man, I dunno this could get lame quick. watches episode Crying? I don't know what you're talking about, it's just raining on my face.

These awesome anthropomorphized terrariums were created by...

These awesome anthropomorphized terrariums were created by Milan-based designer Matteo Cibic. They’re part of a series called Domsai, which features both terrariums, candleholders and electric lights, all standing on their own two legs topped with protective glass domes. Show More Summary

Massive Mullet Migration

5 hours agoOdd : Neatorama

(YouTube link) The migration of mullet takes place every year off the east coast of Florida. The small fish are like a buffet for big fish, so look out for tarpon, jacks, sharks, snook, and other big fish to step up to the table. I would presume that quite a few fish are left behind on the beach, which will be nice and fragrant by the next day. -via Daily Picks and Flicks

Twelve U.S. soldiers somehow cram themselves into a single porta-potty.

6 hours agoOdd : Happy Place

Occupied! I cannot imagine when a skill like this would become necessary—and I really, really hope that I never find out—but it does bring me some level of comfort knowing that the brave men and women serving this country can deployShow More Summary

Benedict Cumberbatch tries to walk like Beyoncé, ends up looking like Monty Python.

6 hours agoOdd : Happy Place

The Ministry of Sasha Fierce Walks. Benedict Cumberbatch was a guest on BBC's The Graham Norton Show last night, which is another way of saying "Benedict Cumberbatch was publicly humiliated on British television last night." However,...Show More Summary

The $175,000 punching bag

Louis Vuitton has just added some serious pop to its signature luggage line. When the fashion house asked six celebrity collaborators to help celebrate its iconic brown-and-gold monogram print, "heavyweight designer" Karl Lagerfeld got feisty, said Brooke Bobb at The New York Times. Show More Summary

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