HOWTO: Decorate wood with glow-in-the-dark Lichtenberg figures

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YouTuber thepoultrypeople creates very crafty items like vape pen holders, with the added twist of burning Lichtenberg figures into them with electricity, then pouring in glow-in the dark pigments. Read the rest

Watch this smart analysis of designing story dialogue

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Writing good dialogue is a craft few can master. Lewis Criswell draws from a nice survey of recent and classic examples, both good and bad, to explain the craft of designing dialogue. Read the rest

GimbalNinja: parkour meets cinematography

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Alex Schauer has impressive parkour skills, but just as impressive is cinematographer GimbalNinja, who manages to hold the shot while doing plenty of gymnastics himself: Read the rest

Watch this osprey catch a trout in super slo-mo

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From the BBC series The Highlands, narrated by Ewan McGregor. From their site: Read the rest

Flashback: The immortal Gene Gene the Dancing Machine

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If someone asks what it was like to grow up watching TV in the 1970s, send them these clips from The Gong Show. Chuck Barris and Gene Gene the Dancing Machine were about the only unexpected thing on daytime TV. Read the rest

Death-defying wooden cliff path gets scarier as it goes

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If your palms are too dry, this helmetcam from the Mount Huashan plank path might help. Best part? It's a two-way path, so one hiker has to swing out and around anyone going the other way. Read the rest

Sickhouse, the Snapchat horror flick released in real time

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A Blair Witch Project for the Snapchat generation, Sickhouse originally rolled out on Snapchat star Andrea Russett's account as if it were real and in real time.

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Watch this giant octopus kite take flight

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Show Kites Singapore flew this 200-foot custom-built octopus kite that requires six people to launch and control. Read the rest

Treasure trove of royalty-free stock photo websites

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The fine folks at Small Business Web Designs in Australia put together a very helpful list of 50 Top Rated Websites for Royalty Free Stock Images, like Path to the Sea by Paul Jarvis on Life of Pix. Read the rest

Mulder and Scully, from prom, to engagement, to expecting

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Sometimes, publicity and editorial photos don't quite match the tone and relationship of the show's characters. Case in point: the plethora of X-Files shots in which Scully and Mulder look like a couple instead of coworkers. Read the rest

Dungeons and Dragons burger alignment chart

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Illustrator Noah Stacey (Zen-Master on DeviantArt) created this fantastic burger alignment chart after nearly writing off his inspiration: Read the rest

How many rescuers does it take to dislodge a cow?

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At least five plus a backhoe, if the cow managed to stick its head in a tree. North Yorkshire Fire probably did not train for this, but they saved the cow regardless. Read the rest

Map of North America drawn in Tolkein's style

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Etsy artist Andrew Creamer drew North America to look like Tolkein's Middle-Earth. Read the rest

Collection of colorful crafted ceilings

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Contemporist gathered up some of the most innovative sculptured ceilings from around the world, like the Colombian Ice Cream Shop Von Glacet above. Below: New York's Innuendo Restaurant.

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Extreme closeups of animal eyes

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Photographer Suren Manvelyan continued his series of stunning closeups of eyes by focusing on non-humans. Above: Red-eared turtle. Below, a Fennec fox and a raven. Read the rest

Celebrating life and joy in the face of anti-LGBT hatred

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Everyone processes grief differently. One attendee at this year's Electric Daisy Carnival wore these fabulous kandi bracelets "honoring the 49 lives taken at Pulse." Orlando nightclubs were packed with defiant crowds. Read the rest

Help Kickstart a documentary on professional Foosball

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"In the 1970s, Foosball was a top 10 professional sport in America," explains the narrator of this Kickstarter campaign. Now they want to make a documentary.

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