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Hair + Architecture = Hairchitecture

The project known as Hairchitecture presents the challenge of combining hair and architecture into an extremely geometric cut. Ranging from downright silly (pictured above) to much tamer stepped cuts, this Hairchitecture thing will probably catch on at salons across the globe, then there will be nothing left but to shave our heads! Link  –via Laughing Squid

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 48

Welcome once again to our weekly GUESS THE THEME challenge. All the clips below have something in common. Leave your best guesses in the comments. Queen – Bicycle Race House of Pain – Jump Around Bowling for Soup – 1985 Everclear – Wonderful Billy Joel – We Didn’t Start The Fire

5 Questions: The Hill Quiz

Look up! Today’s 5 Question challenge is The Hill Quiz

This Breakfast Is the Right Way to Start, and Finish the Day

If you eat everything, it’s free and you get a t-shirt and your picture posted on the hall of fame. Despite this motivation, only one person has finished the Winkinator Challenge: The breakfast challenge consists of a MASSIVE 17? diameter x 1/2? thick pancake, 12 eggs, 8 pieces of sausage, 12 strips of bacon, & 2 [...]

One Of The Hardest NES Games Ever Translated To English

Have you ever heard of a game called Takeshi’s Challenge? Probably not, since this game from 1986 has only been available for the Famicon (Japan’s NES), and all the in-game text is in Japanese, up until now. Dedicated retro game enthusiast and ROM modder King Mike has finally cracked this bad boy wide open, translating the [...]

5 Questions: Sally Field

Challenge yourself with today’s 5 Questions quiz: Sally Field

Vespa in a Skate Park

(Video Link) I once considering buying a classic 150cc Vespa and trying to ride it from Barrow, Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. It seemed like a fine challenge for that Italian icon. Thankfully, common sense (and a lack of money) intervened before I made any serious plans. This video shows a riding challenge that is shorter, but [...]

How Old is Your Globe?

I enjoy the challenge of trying to figure out when a world map was made by looking at the countries on it. That challenge is easier with a handy chart from Replogle Globes that tells what year nations came into existence or changed names. Metafilter, on the other hand, took the question and made a [...]

Underwater Boxing

(Video Link) Sure, it’s a challenge, but it’s not underwater chess boxing. Now that would be a sight to see. This video shows a boxing match that allegedly took place in 1939 at Wembley Empire Pool in London. As YouTube user diagonaluk writes, “Can’t imagine why this never caught on.” Me neither. -via Doobybrain

C is for City

Get this: According to the 2010 Census report, ten of America’s 100 largest cities have names that starts with a “C”. How many can you name in five minutes? That’s the challenge of today’s Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. I only got five of them (and would have never come up with the other five). Maybe [...]