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Andrea James

Andrea James is a writer, director, producer and activist based in Los Angeles. Her work often focuses on consumer activism, the free culture movement, exogenous mysticism, humor, and LGBT rights.

This simple comic strip concisely explains the complexities of Twitter drama

Apologies to all who think Twitter is srs bzns. Jokestress out!

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WATCH: make light cubes and other cool stuff with tiny LED filaments

Mike Harrison has been experimenting with tiny flexible LED filaments found in LED bulbs that mimic incandescent bulbs. He came up with this cool light cube and a very bright clock display.

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WATCH: Kid vs. kite. Spoilers: kite wins

A very talented kite enthusiast at the Huntington Beach Pier had some fun playing tag with a kid.

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WATCH: Paris in 3 Minutes, deft blend of hyperlapse and real-time

Many hyperlapse videos focus on landmarks and touristy stuff, but Maxime Gaudet's Paris in 3 Minutes blends day-to-day real-time footage with gorgeous timelapse throughout the city.

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The 17 states where guns kill more people than cars do

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Motor vehicle deaths continue to drop in the US this century. Firearm deaths continue to rise. If the CDC's WISQARS data holds its path since 2013, guns will soon be America's top killing machine. The 17 states (and one district) in order are:

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WATCH: Matchstick rockets in super slo-mo

The Slow Mo Guys did a King of Random crossover episode, launching Grant's matchstick rockets recorded on their Phantom.

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WATCH: 4K drone's-eye view of massive tulip fields

Washington State's Skagit Valley explodes with tulips each spring, and YouTuber Doctor Rennie caught this year's beauty via drone in UHD 4K resolution.

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FILFURY reimagines sneakers as animals, weapons, and anatomy

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FILFURY (aka UK artist Phil Robson) takes design elements from famous shoe brands and reshapes kicks into other objects. Check out how everyday waffle soles, flyknit, leather, and laces can be transformed below.

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WATCH: Mesmerizing mirrored projections in Patterns of Harmony

Inspired by quantum physics, Gaspar Battha created a gorgeous mirrored projection mapping installation using grays, blues, and blacks, then set it to a hypnotic piano. Take five minutes and let your mind wander.

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Friends recreate IRL Indiana Jones scene with a Zorb

Devin Graham shot this high-energy race down a New Zealand mountain with a boulder-sized Zorb ready to roll over anyone in its path. The key is to dive before it catches you, or plan on a pretty heavy faceplant as it rolls over.

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WATCH: Dinosaurs' Earl Sinclair does The Notorious B.I.G.'s Hypnotize

Not to be outdone by Muppets doing The Humpty Dance, here's Earl Sinclair from Dinosaurs doing "Hypnotize" by The Notorious B.I.G., courtesy of Benjamin Roberts. Only 90s kids will get this!

RIP Stan Freberg, parody king and satirist extraordinaire

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Stan "Freeb" Freberg's 7-decade career made a huge impact in American comedy, especially in novelty songs. Everyone from Weird Al to Roseanne to Steven Spielberg all considered Freeb a huge influence.

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Help make a Golden Girls LEGO set a reality

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How big is the overlap of people who love both LEGOs and 80s camp sitcom Golden Girls? LostSleep hopes at least 10,000, the number of votes needed to make this prototype Golden Girls LEGO set commercially available. Quoth LostSleep:

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Garth Knight's evocative bondage-inspired rope art

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Australian artist Garth Knight combines ropes, rocks and people to create suspended sculptures, some NSFW. Above: excerpt from his Blood Consciousness series. Below:

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Unbelievably gorgeous wave images by Ray Collins

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Photographer Ray Collins has created work that stands out even in the crowded field of seascape photography. His mixture of light and wave energy captures the lure and power of the ocean.

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WATCH: Mystery of dancing colored droplets solved

Food coloring on sterile slides will spontaneously start interacting like living cells, and Stanford researchers have figured out how.

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WATCH: freaky smoke vortex sightings continue

Around the globe, smoke vortex sightings are becoming more and more frequently caught on video. Theories abound about these strange phenomena.

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