Who would have thought we’d live to see the day when someone would actually build an Arduino-powered robot arm and make it affordable and accessible to the masses — like us? We’ll be damned. The uArm, which is made out of laser-cut acrylic and wood parts, can be customized using Arduino to become a remote-controlled […]
Vincent Callebaut Architectures has come up with some extraordinary designs for 45 energy efficient villages in Kunming, southwest China. It’s part of a ‘pioneering scheme encouraging eco-responsible lifestyles’ and it’s being named Flavours Orchard. The concept behind the project is to erect 45 villas within the grounds of a 90,000 square-meter site, with a self-managed food garden, solar roof panels, electric car garages underground, and triple-glazed windows to ‘reduce the need for air cooling equipment’.
Shanghai-based illustrator, Wang2Mu, created these intricate illustrations using only red and blue ballpoint pens. Armed with the skill of a true artist and the patience of a zen master, he sets out creating these astonishing works without any digital retouching.
This is an incredible look into the lives of Dabba Wallas, a group of 4,000 men in white outfits (and matching hats) that transport 175,000 lunches across Mumbai every day. They grab the lunch containers (filled with deliciousness) from mothers and wives, and bring them by foot, train, bicycle, or even on the top of […]
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If you want your kid to someday rule the galaxy as a Sith lord, you better start them young. EPBOT writer Jen Yates is on the right track with this AT-AT Rocker she and her husband made in early February. It comes with all the details of an actual rebellion-quelling AT-AT Walker, minus the cool lasers of course. She even added in a few details to make it comfy and safe.
Mexican kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman was finally caught last month (again!) in a condominium complex. Remember him? He was the drug lord who headed the Sinaloa Cartel. Anyway, he was captured in a surprise ambush by Mexican marines on February 22 and Reuters photographer Daniel Becerril was able to capture images of El Chapo’s […]
Haha, how hilarious. These pictures show that play isn’t necessarily guaranteed in every playground out there, what with slides that go right into dumps, fences, and even gaping holes in the ground. We sure feel for the kids in these hoods.
Who knew volcanoes could do other things aside from erupting and causing widespread panic and fear? Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy can now spew smoke rings, or scientifically known as ‘vortex rings’, after it erupted in November of last year. The rings can measure up to 160 feet across and last up to ten minutes if properly formed. After leaving the volcano, it can travel up to half a mile above the Earth’s surface.
Out with the dry food, in with the filet mignon! There’s a new trend going around and it’s all about feeding your pooch human food. And we’re not talking a scrap of meat here and there, we’re talking about households going out of their way to make an extra plate of food for the dog. […]
At first glance, these photos look like the surface of the sun, or lava from an active volcano. But would you believe they’re actually macro images of the condiment that you dip sushi in? Yep, these are close-ups of crystallized and melted soy sauce!
Did you know that the surface of a lotus plant doesn’t allow for anything to stick to it? You can pour anything from oil to water on it and it will stay perfectly clean: this is known as the ‘Lotus Effect’. Inspired by this plant’s amazing ability to stay squeaky clean, engineers decided to mimic the microstructure of hydrophibic leaves to develop self-cleaning products.
According to ‘Happy Hour Timepieces’, it’s always 5 o’ clock somewhere. And they make sure you don’t forget with these beautiful, beer-ready watches they’ve developed.
Think that takeaway burger with the lot was mouth-watering? Well, it’s about to meet its match! Burger Porn is where you should go when you’re craving a juicy burger with all the toppings. This Tumblr account is full of burgers, dripping with add-ons that include fried macaroni and cheese, lobster, seaweed salad, quail eggs, and […]
If these adorable photos don’t melt your heart, then your middle name must be ‘Polar Vortex’. In a kitchen in Juilongjian Forest Park, Ruchen County, China, puppies huddle around a staff canteen stove to keep their cold little bodies warm and toasty. Despite their thick and fluffy fur, it’s still not enough to protect them […]
There ain’t nothing better than to drink your morning coffee from the brain cavity of an ugly mad scientist or a gruesome zombie. Unfortunately, there’s none too many hideous creatures who would offer their heads as mugs. That’s why sculptor Jean Cotton of ‘Making Faces Pottery’, came up with the next best thing: ‘Aesthetically Challenged Mugs’.