Sunday, December 21, 2014

Inspirograph



Did you have hours of fun with Spirograph? I know I did.  Inspirograph is a digital version of the classic toy. Start creating. You know you want to.



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World's oldest wild bird gives birth at age of 63



Laysan albatross named Wisdom, the world’s oldest known free-flying bird, hatched her latest chick at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge at the ripe old age of 63. Experts believe she could have raised as many as 35 chicks in her lifetime - and she is showing no signs of stopping.



Wisdom was officially tagged by scientists in 1956 and has since recorded more than 3 million miles flying around the coast of Hawaii and beyond.

More: Daily Mail Online

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Red Green's Christmas Turkey Bake

In this clip from It's a Wonderful Red Green Christmas Red shows you how to make a complete Christmas dinner without a kitchen.

Vivaldi Motet Nulla in mundo pax sincera in E major, RV630 by Anke Herrmann

A little moment of calm in this hectic season.

The Auteurs Of Christmas

Fourgrounds Media Inc. and Suitcase in Point Theatre Company created this video showing Christmas morning through the eyes of various film directors.



If you liked that you can see Part 2 here

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What If Manhattan...

More than 1.5 million people live in Manhattan. If this happened to all of them, would you notice? The Hamdi Foundation, a charity operating in conjunction with UNHCR, the U.N. refugee agency, released a YouTube video illustrating the scale of the Syrian Refugee crisis by showing what 1.5 million people leaving Manhattan would look like.



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Pub Dog

This little guy knows how to get what he wants.



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The Blue And The Green



Do you see embedded spirals, right, of green, pinkish-orange, and blue in the photo above? Actually you don't -  the green and the blue spirals are the same color.  Bad Astronomy loaded the image in Photoshop and examined the two spirals. In the two squares displayed below, the one on the left is colored using the same color from the blue spiral, and on the right using the green spiral.







Read more about this illusion here

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Star Wars Snowflakes

For four years Anthony Herrera has been designing Star Wars Snowflakes  to download for the holidays.



Han Solo


Jabba The Hut
This year he has also created Frozen Themed Snowflakes for your Christmas enjoyment! What fun!






Throw a snowflake party. Have sharp x-acto knives and lots of bandaids on hand.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Victorian Christmas Cards

With the printing of England’s first commercial Christmas card in 1843 a new seasonal tradition was launched. That card and others are in the Laura Seddon Collection at Manchester Metropolitan University. Here are a few creepy cards from from its archive.









More: The Guardian