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Starry Pac-Man

A Pac-Man game designed by Vinent Van Gogh would have been mesmerizing. The power pellets would let you fly and the ghosts would rather dance with you than attack. Alas, it was not to be, and we are left with only this excellent digital work, Starry Night at the Arcade, by Noah Gibbs. Link -via It [...]

5 More People Who Accidentally Found a Fortune

We’ve all found something that we thought might be worth a lot of money. We have not all been fortunate enough to stumble across anything actually worth a fortune. Rob has shared some of these stories before, but here are a few more people who accidentally discovered something incredibly valuable. 1. A 500-Year-Old Pendant Taking a three-year-old [...]

Starry Night by Vincent Van Dominogh

(YouTube link) Domino artist FlippyCat recreated the iconic Van Gogh painting Starry Night in dominoes -7,000 of them! Watching the build process is a real treat, although I’m glad it was sped up. As a bonus, we get to see a bit of the clean up and some outtakes as well. -via Buzzfeed

Peanut Butter and Jelly Vodka

They’ve made vodka with some pretty strange flavors already, but this sounds like someone threw a dart at a chart to come up with the idea. Van Gogh Vodka, already known for a variety of flavored vodka, announced their new PB&J product with a press release, reprinted at Bar Biz magazine. Van Gogh is proud to [...]

Radiation Reveals Unseen Van Gogh Painting

The electron synchrotron lab known as DESY in Hamburg, Germany made a startling discovery, and confirmed the authenticity of two of Van Gogh’s works, when they exposed Still Life with Meadow Flowers and Roses to X-ray and ultraviolet analysis. This painting of two wrestlers, assumed to be lost forever, was hiding underneath the layers of paint! Here’s [...]

Perpetual Ocean

This is easily the most beautiful thing you’ll see today: here’s "Perpetual Ocean," a visualization of the Earth’s ocean surface currents around from June 2005 to December 2007 by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific [...]

14 Gorgeous Kelv-Helmz Cloud Formations

Kelv-Helmz is short for the Kelvin–Helmholtz instability (after Lord Kelvin and Hermann von Helmholtz). These tremendous cloud formations are the result of shearing winds up at the cloud level. A particular type of turbulence can develop in a layer of cirrus cloud, which forms below an inversion between air currents of differing speeds and/or directions. [...]

Van Gogh Paintings Recreated With Spices

I’ve seen Van Gogh paintings recreated with a variety of things, from food to plants to LEGOs, but this series by photographer Kelly McCollam seems to best capture the Impressionist feel. That’s because she used spices and other ingredients for cooking to recreate the scenes, and the textures feel much more like the original paintings than [...]

8 Artists Who Poured Their Heart and Soul Into Their Work (Also: Their Blood and Urine)

All artists put a little bit of their soul into every piece. But these artists put their soul – and a whole lot more – into their art. 1. Hair and Nails When Hananuma Masakichi learned he was dying of tuberculosis, he wanted to give his girlfriend a way to remember him. So he constructed a life-sized [...]

Modern Takes on Classic Artwork

The paintings of Monet, DaVinci, Van Gogh and Picasso are so familiar, they can be recognized in seconds. But what would these works look like if they were created today? A recent WebUrbanist article tried to answer that very question. Here are 26 modern takes on classic paintings.