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Archive for October, 2011

Vincent Van Gogh’s Scary Night

Well, Starry Night isn’t scary, but this version from the Museum of Modern Art in New York City is certainly beautiful. I wonder what Van Gogh would think if he knew that this painting would become a major pop culture icon. MoMa’s Facebook page -via My Modern Met

Phone Book Sculpture by Kristiina Lahde

What should you do with unwanted phone books? Throw it out? Not Kristiina Lahde. The Canadian artist created amazing paper sculptures in a series appropriately titled Hive using phone books. Check out more at Colossal: Link

Yarn Invasion

LinkScroll down for today’s pictures & links. Yarn Invasion I simply love this stop-motion animation. Makes you feel warm, as the days get chillier. Link Today’s pictures & links: World of 7 Billion! – a child is born in Kaliningrad, Russia We’ve covered “Overpopulation” topic in our interview with National Geographic Senior Environment Editor Robert Kunzig before. Now the time has [...]

Epic Scale HALO Alien Costume

What would you think if you saw this thing walking down the street, eight feet tall and full of sinister snarl? Personally, i’d steer clear unless I had a HALO unit on hand, you know, like the one from the HALO video game franchise? Hit the link and see the process from mere mortal to becoming [...]

Dr. Frankenstein Hard At Work On His Monster

This neat, albeit gory, illustration by Chris Schweizer shows Dr. Frankenstein hard at work on his monster. Pray he gets it right this time! Link –via ComicsAlliance

Alphabetimals

Neatoramanaut Paul Thomas saw our post on the Dogphabet and pointed us to this neat project by Patrick O’Toole and his wife: the Alphabetimals, where all the letters of the alphabets are illustrated by [...]

Our Readers’ Best Halloween Costumes

At the beginning of the month, we asked for photos of your best Halloween costumes — the geeky ones, the nerdy ones, the ones of which you’re particularly proud. After sifting through all the e-mails, we’re proud to present our readers’ best Halloween costumes. Enjoy! (40 photos is a lot for one post, so we’ve paginated [...]

4 BR, 2 BA, 1 Ghost: What the Law Says About Selling Haunted Houses

My girlfriend and I have been watching FX’s new horror-drama American Horror Story for the last few weeks (we agree that it’s OK, and any shortcomings are made up for by the presence of Mrs. Coach Taylor and Ruth Fisher). In just a few episodes, it’s been made very clear to the audience that numerous people [...]

Movies Recast with Cats

Well, everything is better with cats and to prove that, the folks over at Next Movie blog and Old Red Jalopy recasted some of their favorite movies with felines. I’d say they nailed it: [...]

The Extraordinary Catalog of Peculiar Inventions

Julia Suits has assembled a book filled with ads for real prank machines used in fraternal lodges in the early part of the 20th century, complete with an introduction by David Copperfield. This volume is extremely appropriate for readers of mental_floss, as it’s full of trivia on weird inventions, the history of pranks, and [...]