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Rebekah Rhoden

Rebekah is a graphic design student living in South Carolina obsessed with all things design, technology, and J. Crew. When she's not frantically working on projects for class, you can usually find her drinking large amounts of coffee with her laptop close beside.

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Incredibly realistic virtual reality roller coaster simulation

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Wednesday 7 August 2013

This poor guy was trying out the Oculus Rift virtual reality roller coaster ride, which is incredibly realistic. Jacob, the victim, is terrified of rollercoasters, so his friends did what any good friends would do; they strapped him into the simulation. It does make for quite an hilarious video, but it also demonstrates how realistic […]

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Rainbow Mountains in China’s Danxia Landform Geological Park

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Tuesday 6 August 2013

At first glance, you’d assume that these images couldn’t possibly be real. Surprisingly, they are actual mountains in China’s Danxia Landform Geological Park. The incredible colours are the result of layers of sandstone and various minerals, which the mountain range its vivid patterns.

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Incredible spherical Jupiter cake

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Tuesday 6 August 2013

Cakecrumbs is a Australian Zoology graduate’s food blog where blogger Rhiannon posts some of her creative culinary endeavors. Her Jupiter cake has become quite the internet sensation, and we can definitely see why. Her hand-painted spherical cake looks incredibly realistic, and it even has Jupiter’s characteristic Great Red Spot and distinct inner layers. Who knew […]

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Mazes to the Motherlode: illustration series by Brandon Locher

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Illustration on Tuesday 6 August 2013

Brandon Locher works across a wide variety of mediums including audio recordings, visual art, multimedia art and sound art and is a main contributor and co-founder of My Idea of Fun, a collective of musicians, visual artists, film makers and writers based in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. His series Mazes to the Motherlode consists of detailed illustrations […]

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Abandoned underwater strip club in Eilat, Israel

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Cool Travel on Friday 2 August 2013

We’ve heard of exclusive clubs before, but it seems as if this abandoned underwater strip club was pretty difficult to get in during its day. The completely air-tight structure was previously an underground restaurant in Eilat, Israel, before it was converted into a strip club. It’s definitely an interesting concept, although it doesn’t seem to have worked out well. Talk about a room with a view…

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The Awkward Years Project by Merilee Allred

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Friday 2 August 2013

We all look back on our younger days with fond memories and, mainly, embarrassment. Remember your school portraits? The glasses, braces, and unflattering hairstyles are now cause for celebration, thanks to Merilee Allred’s Awkward Years Project.

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New device breeds fly larva for protein

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Thursday 1 August 2013

If you’re squeamish, this new device isn’t for you. Industrial design student Katharina Unger created this fly-breeding machine that traps larva to use as a sustainable food source. She hopes that her invention will help increase the planet’s food supply by adding larva to Westerner’s menus. The sleek device allows for the fly’s life cycle […]

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Beardvertising: now you can get paid to run ads on your beard

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Thursday 1 August 2013

If you’re sporting a beard, you’re in luck: now you can get paid $5 per day for beardvertising, which is Cornett Integrated Marketing Solutions’ creative slash odd approach to advertising. Simply attach the BeardBoard (billboard) clips on to your beard, and become a walking advertisement. People are sure to take notice.

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Amazingly detailed close-ups of Van Gogh’s paintings

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Thursday 1 August 2013

Everyone knows that viewing a famous painting on the computer doesn’t compare to the experience of seeing it in person. But thanks to the Google Art Project, you can see incredibly detailed close-ups of famous art works such as Vincent Van Gogh’s beautiful impressionistic paintings. More than 40,000 works of art are available in high-resolution […]

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Korean kids get kicked out for ordering $250 worth of french fries at McDonalds

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Events on Wednesday 31 July 2013

Apparently, buying $250 dollars worth of french fries and spreading them out on a large table is frowned upon in this Korean McDonalds. But seriously, who can blame the fast food joint for kicking these pesky kids out of the store after they pulled this stunt? Annoying, and just plain unhealthy.

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Incredible scribble portraits of celebrities by Vince Low

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Illustration on Friday 26 July 2013

Malaysia-based illustrator Vince Low has a portrait style all his own. His series of celebrity portraits look like elaborate doodles with a remarkable realism to them. You can see the smooth, fluid motion in each stroke, and his drawings almost look effortless.

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Pop culture characters “Simpsonized”

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Illustration on Friday 26 July 2013

Brussels-based artist ADN decided to take celebrities and characters from popular television shows and reinterpret them as if they were in The Simpsons. It’s a simple but funny idea, and the characters are completely recognizable in their Simpsonized state.

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Now dads can feel their baby’s kick too

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Thursday 25 July 2013

Thanks to the creators of Huggies diapers, a select few soon-to-be fathers will get to experience their baby’s kick in real-time. They’ve designed matching bands, one that surrounds the mother’s belly and one for the dad to wear. When the baby kicks, the dad’s band will light up and deliver a similar pulse to the […]

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This pen will vibrate when you make a spelling error

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Thursday 25 July 2013

Finally, you can have spellcheck in your pen. Using a computer to write is great for ensuring an accurately-spelled document, but you’re on your own when it comes to handwriting. Until now, that is. Lernstift is the first pen to vibrate when you make a spelling error, and it’s connected to wi-fi to give you […]

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The 10 most expensive photographs in the world

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Thursday 25 July 2013

Take a look at this list of the 10 most expensive photographs in the world. It’s interesting to see how much money people are willing to pay for art. It goes without saying that most of these images need to be viewed in person in order to get the full effect of the composition. But […]

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