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Remixed Star Wars Tattoo Designs

Tattoo artist Joshua Couchenour has some excellent ideas for your next tat. They combine popular tattoo patterns and symbols with content that will excite any Star Wars fan. Come’on, let’s head to the studio. Link -via io9

Gerardam: Indian Dubstep

(YouTube link) Brothers Johnnathan and Joshua Gerard call their style of dance Gerardam for obvious reasons. They took dubstep dancing and added elements of mime, contortion, and um, maybe some other stuff, too. Warning: dubstep music. -via The Daily What

A Little Bit of Lotto History (Including Thomas Jefferson’s Take on Lotteries)

EPA/ERIK S. LESSER /LANDOV Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot is up over $500 million—the biggest lottery prize ever. Whether you call it the poor man’s dream, a casino without walls, or a tax on the stupid, the lottery has deep and widespread roots. Here’s a look at three quick stories about the numbers game. Lotteries of Yore Lotteries have [...]

The Stories Behind 11 Classic Album Covers

1. The Velvet Underground & Nico, aka “The Banana Album” (1967) The Velvet Underground & Nico Design by Andy Warhol With apologies to Carmen Miranda and Chiquita, the world’s most famous banana is the ripe, peelable print on the cover of the Velvets’ debut. Designed by pop artist Andy Warhol, the image was a silkscreen made from simple black-and-white [...]

The Duggars are Expecting #20

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, famous for their large family, are expecting another child. This one will be their 20th. The family is the subject of the TLC series currently titled 19 Kids and Counting, which will presumably change when the new one arrives in April. The Tontitown, Ark., couple, who are parents to children Joshua, [...]

Raincoat Turns Rain into Drinking Water

Hyeona Yang and Joshua Noble, two students at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, built the “Raincatch.” It’s a suit that collects rainwater and filters it into drinking water. If Joshua Noble’s name seems familiar to you, it may be because he’s one of the people responsible for the playable receipt printer. Link -via DVICE

Strange Geographies: Beauty and Ruins in Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree has long been one of California’s best-kept secrets, a haven of otherworldly desert beauty popular with hikers, climbers, geologists and bird-watchers. There are plenty of breathtaking views to be found in the desert outside the park, of course, but there’s something almost indescribably special about Joshua Tree itself — its clean, silent vistas [...]