Barring the rather excellent Numb3rs drama series and, er, New Orleans band Mutemath, the Facemath Tumblr is probably the best pop culture use of mathematics we have seen so far. Facemath adds up a bunch of celebs (random objects like facial hair or bunny ears also make an appearance) to emerge with one celeb, the sum of the total. Every math sum here is solved in a way that’s so oddly comprehensible, it’s geeky without alienating the non-geeks.
Finally, a Tumblr blog dedicated to documenting the fashion of the elderly. But really though, why should the young hipsters get all the attention? These snazzy and stylish senior citizens definitely deserve some recognition.
The Movie Barcode Tumblr shows your favorite films in a whole new way. Every frame in the entire film is compressed into a single barcode-like image, giving you a sense of the color palette used by the filmakers. This image is the film ‘Pulp Fiction’.
Facts aren’t always facts. And for these times when the facts are too confusing, and what’s held up to be science is less than factual, you have the Fake Science blog to document it all. Did you know, for instance, that frozen food is healthy and fresh because it’s shipped directly from where it’s farmed? No? Now you do!
We’ve been enthralled by Filippo Minelli’s ethereal work before. But we only recently realised that he was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2010. With his immune system taking a hit from chemotherapy, he was barred from meeting anyone and had to use his iPhone to communicate with friends and family.
Sometimes a picture of someone with a dead smile is all you need to remind yourself of how dreary life is. Or not. Because, you know, everybody hurts. The Smile Like You’re Dead Inside Tumblr accepts reader submissions so ‘we can all have a good laugh at your misery’. Even Nicolas Cage, who everybody makes fun of, makes a bonus appearance in a fan photo.
Think Renaissance, and you might think about all these beautiful pieces of classical art. Well, except for maybe the babies in them. There are some ugly Renaissance babies around us, and this Tumblr is not afraid to expose them.
There, there, we all know that the US president threw on his most unimpressed scowl for a photo with Gymnast McKayla Maroney at the White House. US gymnast McKayla Maroney, as we we all know, flashed her now signature Not Impressed look for taking a silver at the 2012 London Olympics, which quickly went viral afterwards. So this Tumblr collection of Obama popping up everywhere with his unimpressed look — like Brad Pitt’s Chanel ad — was inevitable.
The collective intelligence of the human race is a good thing, right? Well, not always. Citation Needed, the companion blog to a book of the same title by Conor Lastowka and Josh Fruhlinger deftly showcases instances of ‘The Best of Wikipedia’s Worst Writing’. They are dead right.
Alec Weitl, a 19 year-old cat lover from Seattle, is the imagination behind the amazing Tumblr, Sexy Sweaters. A year after he dropped out of university , Weitl turned his love of trolling Tumblr pages into designs for sweaters: from Lady Gaga and Justin Beiber headshots to close-ups of money, pizza, a drunk Lindsey Lohan and King Tut.
Halt your brains now, because here’s something deep: what if David Bowie was omnipresent? Hell, what if he was… omni-person? In steps this blog that puts Bowie’s face where it belongs: on everyone and everything. He’s Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, a ‘sexy sexy’ cactus, crystal balls, Han Solo, insectile demons, The Cure’s Robert Smith and all of Motley Crue. Some of these Photoshopped efforts are frankly quite terrifying.
Teachers who’ve had to put up with years of far-out trash their students hand in for school assignments finally have an outlet in the Shit My Students Write Tumblr. If our future world leaders make it somewhere in there, we’re royally screwed — then again, like in politics, we might at least get a good laugh out of it.
You know how sometimes you log into Tumblr and get all these random posts showing up in your dashboard feed? Somehow we wandered in on a fine collection of Tumblr coincidences here and we’re now convinced the world makes so much sense even when things seem to be happening randomly.