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Annie Ralli’s Amazing Body Paintings

There’s no pen in this picture, but it took me a few seconds to notice. Annie Ralli, an artist in London, made this and other eye-tricking body paintings for an ad campaign. Link -via Amusing Planet | Photo: Ray Massey

7 Stories of People Who Refused to be Limited (in 2012)

Is it just me, or are there more and more global news stories about disabled people accomplishing feats that would be quite newsworthy for able-bodied people? I believe it is happening more and more, as modern attitudes about those who’ve had physical setbacks change to reflect reality. People termed “disabled” have always had the will [...]

New Nike Ad Will Either Amuse or Infuriate You

The word below the swoosh is “run”. Annie Chiu designed this and other unconventional street advertisements to encourage you to purchase Nike running gear. Link -via Blame It on the Voices

Cozy & Adorable Muppet Hats

Looking for a good way to show your love of the Muppets while staying warm this winter? You could always try knitting your own Muppet hats like Annie of Wattlebird did. Unfortunately, she doesn’t have any patterns and isn’t planning on selling them, so if you want to make your own Statler or any of [...]

At the Libraries: Forgotten Bookmarks

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment! *** Let’s start off with a sweet little blog documenting the strange things a rare book collector finds in his books. A bookish found objects! * A Christmas tree [...]

The 411 on Rescue 911

“This program contains true stories of rescues. All of the 9-1-1 calls you will hear are real. Whenever possible, the actual people involved have helped us reconstruct the events as they happened.” If you recognize that disclaimer, you’re one of the millions who tuned in on Tuesday nights for Rescue 911. While it’s been off the air for [...]

How Did the Duck Hunt Gun Work?

If you’re a geek of a certain age, a good portion of your childhood probably revolved around sitting too close to the TV, clutching a plastic safety cone-colored hand gun and blasting waterfowl out of a pixilated sky in Duck Hunt (also, trying to blow that dog’s head off when he laughed at you). The [...]

The Quick 10: Pansy O’Hara and the Near-Names of 10 Other Characters

We’ve talked about alternate universe book titles for the past couple of days, but sometimes it’s just the characters who have undergone name changes (and in some cases, sex changes). Here are 10 of them! 1. Scarlett O’Hara was almost named Pansy. In fact, the iconic character didn’t receive her iconic name until just before the [...]

10 Ways We Use Corn

Corn (Zea mays) is essentially grass that has been cultivated and bred to the size it is today. Originally cultivated in Mexico 7,000 years ago, Corn is now America’s biggest crop and a staple of the global food supply. Corn is used in many ways other than feasting on at the dinner table or popping [...]

Annie Leibovitz Fairy Tale Photos

For those of you who don’t know Annie Leibovitz, she’s the rock star of photographers. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that a majority of her subjects are rock stars. Even if you don’t recognize her name though, you’re probably at least a little familiar with her works, particularly the famous image of John Lennon kissing [...]