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11 Authors Who Hated the Movie Versions of Their Books

Some of the most beloved movies ever were based on books. But just because we loved them doesn’t mean the original author did. 1. Disney’s Mary Poppins might be a cherished childhood memory for a lot of us, but for author P.L. Travers, it was a complete slap in the face. Despite having script approval, Travers’ [...]

Clumsy Heinz Automatons!

LinkScroll down for today’s pictures & links. Clumsy Heinz Automatons This hilarious pair is eager to dress up your hot dogs, if you only point them in the right direction - Link Today’s pictures & links: Spring is the air Is it really? Well, it is coming; and it will not delay. (image via) ———— A Wonderful Tree Troll (image credit: Kim Graham) Kim Graham creates [...]

Ancient Astronomers

The following is an article from the book Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Plunges Into the Universe. Astronomy wasn’t invented a couple of hundred years ago. The study of stars is almost as old as humanity itself. (Image credit: Wikipedia member Prof saxx) The oldest and most famous cave paintings (16,000 to 20,000 years old) are in Lascaux, France. [...]

Lost cities found beneath sands of the Sahara

Ruins from a long-lost civilization have been revealed beneath the desert sands of the Sahara. Evidence of the advanced Garamantes civilization had re…

The Shocking Truth About the Las Vegas Strip

I’m going to Caesar’s Palace this weekend. And the Palms Casino. I’ll be flying in to McCarran International Airport. But I won’t actually be in Las Vegas. What is arguably the most famous part of Las Vegas – the Strip – isn’t actually even a part of the town. And neither is the “Welcome to Fabulous [...]

The Mountain

(vimeo link) Filmmaker Terje Sorgjerd (previously at Neatorama) set up cameras on El Teide, the highest mountain in Spain, from April 4th to 11th, 2011. The object was to take a time-lapse video of the Milky Way. However, a sand storm blew in from the Sahara desert. Sorgjerd assumed his project had been ruined, but was [...]

Grand Scale Environmental & Land Art

“QUANTUM SHOT” #671Link – article by M. Christian and Avi Abrams “Man’s Reaction To His Earth” – The Grandest and the Most Sublime Land Art Go to a museum and look at the paintings, go to a concert and listen to the music… but look out the window – and see art? Often called “Earth Works”, or [...]

"The Gift" from Kremlin

LinkScroll down for today’s pictures & links. “The Gift” from Kremlin A mysterious box, a rollicking chase, thrilling direction (by by Carl Erik Rinsch), a beautiful vision of the future: can it get any better than this amazing short film? We don’t think so. Link Today’s pictures & links: Hanging Out We all know that rent can be outrageous, but [...]