Motion sensitive art by Tim Lewis. This creation, which looks like a glove ostrich, is called Pony.
Even the lowly worm, such a simple sentient being I thought before this, can be an amazing communicator! (I wonder if they have a hundred different words for earth?)
These small, transparent roundworms have a highly evolved language -- they combine chemical fragments to create precise molecular messages that control social behavior
(These worms are called Caenorhabditis elegans. They must have been named elegant for some good reason.) But where is their brain? Or do they communicate without one?
Okay, so Eskimos do not really have 100 different words for snow. But this guy made some up. Very funny.
The Eskimos' Hundred Words for Snow
by Phil James
tlapa powder snow tlacringit snow that is crusted on the surface kayi drifting snow tlapat still snow klin remembered snow naklin forgotten snow tlamo snow that falls in large wet flakes tlatim snow that falls in small flakes tlaslo snow that falls slowly tlapinti snow that falls quickly kripya snow that has melted and refrozen tliyel snow that has been marked by wolves tliyelin snow that has been marked by Eskimos blotla blowing snow pactla snow that has been packed down hiryla snow in beards wa-ter melted snow tlayinq snow mixed with mud quinaya snow mixed with Husky shit quinyaya snow mixed with the shit of a lead dog slimtla snow that is crusted on top but soft underneath kriplyana snow that looks blue in the early morning puntla a mouthful of snow because you fibbed allatla baked snow fritla fried snow gristla deep fried snow MacTla snow burgers jatla snow between your fingers or toes, or in groin-folds dinliltla little balls of snow that cling to Husky fur sulitlana green snow mentlana pink snow tidtla snow used for cleaning ertla snow used by Eskimo teenagers for exquisite erotic rituals kriyantli snow bricks hahatla small packages of snow given as gag gifts semtla partially melted snow ontla snow on objects intla snow that has drifted indoors shlim slush warintla snow used to make Eskimo daiquiris mextla snow used to make Eskimo Margaritas penstla the idea of snow mortla snow mounded on dead bodies ylaipi tomorrow's snow nylaipin the snows of yesteryear ("neiges d'antan") pritla our children's snow nootlin snow that doesn't stick rotlana quickly accumulating snow skriniya snow that never reaches the ground bluwid snow that's shaken down from objects in the wind tlanid snow that's shaken down and then mixes with sky-falling snow ever-tla a spirit made from mashed fermented snow, popular among Eskimo men talini snow angels priyakli snow that looks like it's falling upward chiup snow that makes halos blontla snow that's shaken off in the mudroom tlalman snow sold to German tourists tlalam snow sold to American tourists tlanip snow sold to Japanese tourists protla snow packed around caribou meat attla snow that as it falls seems to create nice pictures in the air sotla snow sparkling with sunlight tlun snow sparkling with moonlight astrila snow sparkling with starlight clim snow sparkling with flashlight or headlight tlapi summer snow krikaya snow mixed with breath ashtla expected snow that's wagered on (depth, size of flakes) huantla special snow rolled into "snow reefers" and smoked by wild Eskimo youth tla-na-na snow mixed with the sound of old rock and roll from a portable radio depptla a small snowball, preserved in Lucite, that had been handled by Johnny Depp trinkyi first snow of the year tronkyin last snow of the year shiya snow at dawn katiyana night snow tlinro snow vapor nyik snow with flakes of widely varying size ragnitla two snowfalls at once, creating moire patterns akitla snow falling on water privtla snow melting in the spring rain chahatlin snow that makes a sizzling sound as it falls on water hootlin snow that makes a hissing sound as the individual flakes brush geltla snow dollars briktla good building snow striktla snow that's no good for building erolinyat snow drifts containing the imprint of crazy lovers chachat swirling snow that drives you nuts krotla snow that blinds you tlarin snow that can be sculpted into the delicate corsages Eskimo girls pin to their whale parkas at prom time motla snow in the mouth sotla snow in the south maxtla snow that hides the whole village tlayopi snow drifts you fall into and die truyi avalanche of snow tlapripta snow that burns your scalp and eyelids carpitla snow glazed with ice tla ordinary snow
Lips of Babel - multilingual tongue twisters in lipstick
Awwww. Smitty must watch Marmaduke
Intense, funny, cat peekaboo
Whoa. Ready for something REALLY trippy!?
Stare at the center for 20 seconds, then look away.
Ooooooooh. The world is all wavvvvvy.
Right on doll protestors! Occupy Barnaul, Siberia!
Police in Siberia are going nuts over dolls being used to protest. Dolls.
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Police in Siberian city ask prosecutors to investigate legality of protest involving display of toy figures holding miniature placards
Enjoyed this Reddit thread:
a little kid holding a little kid
As a Buckyballs (ooh, new Buckycubes!) fanatic I loved this vid
How to make an EXPLODING Zen Magnet Top
One of my fave vids, love the graphics and amazing song/singing
A 96-year-old Samuel J. Seymour appeared on the TV game show I've Got A Secret in 1956 with a doozy of a secret. At age five, he witnessed the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and still managed to stay away from cigarettes.
Okay, when I was a kid, growing up in Jamaica (age 4-1/2 to almost 9 years old), I started to get a Jamaican accent. The ex-momster was terrified I'd sound like a local, so she bullied me daily into AR-TIC-U-LAT-ING each consonant, each damn syllable, until I ended up sounding like frikking Mary Poppins or some ridiculous version of Mrs. Doubtfire. But anyway, I came across this vid and this is what I suppose I would have sounded like, if I'd stayed in Jamaica and not come to NYC in 1962, because not only all the black people I knew in Jamaica sounded like this but almost all the white people too.
Love this. A smog eating roof tile
It's from this cool collection: 4 Eco-Friendly Inventions You May Not Know Exist
Ultra Mapping. Fascinating graphics. Way cool for map lovers.