Entomologist/photographer Alex Wild explains in Scientific American how he created this absolutely stunning image of a Sydney funnel-web spider at an Australian venom chemistry laboratory: Read the rest
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Diondre was treated by the hospital staff, but when they went to enter the name that she had given - Delores Jones - an error popped up saying, "Date of Death Precedes Date of Service". By this time, Diondre had already left the hospital, but she was stopped in the parking lot by a Slidell Police officer.
Bakery equipment manufacturer Unifiller's robot can frost and decorate a cake much more efficiently than you. (via Laughing Squid)
"We all need reassurance that some people really do like us." (via Devour)
My pals in The Afghan Whigs transform The Police's "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" into a burning dark ballad dripping with soul. Read the rest
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"My Paperback Sharona," a mashup of The Knack and The Beatles, by Go Home Productions. (via Laughing Squid)
An 18th century statue of the Lord of Patience in San Bartolo Cuautlalpan, Mexico has human teeth, specialists restoring the artwork have discovered through X-rays. From BBC News:
"The teeth were probably donated as a token of gratitude," suggests head restorer Fanny Unikel. Elsewhere in Mexico, parishioners are known to have volunteered their hair to make wigs for saints, as well as clothing or money. But the teeth and nails of statues are usually made of bones and animal horns. "It's the first time human teeth have been found in a sculpture," says Unikel.
Hypertalented couple Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock have a new show of paintings, including some collaborations, at Portland's Antler Gallery and Store. The show, titled "Floating World: Part Two," is on the heels of their San Francisco solo show "Floating World: Part One" that just closed at Shooting Gallery. Above, detail of "Serenade." Below, "Closely Held" and "Kinkaku-ji."
Fantastic re-edit of the audio in the Village People "YMCA" video to make it music-free. More Muisicless Musicvideos and Silentless Movies by Mario Wienerroither.
Shenzhen, China police posted on social media that drivers who use their headlights inappropriately are being punished by staring into headlights for five minutes. Read the rest
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Adriana's Insurance settled a lawsuit filed by Andres Carrasco of Los Angeles by paying him $21,000, but they delivered it in paint buckets filled with coins.
From the Los Angeles Times:
The settlement was the result of a 2012 lawsuit in which Carrasco alleged that an employee at the company assaulted him when he tried to purchase insurance, his attorney said.
Gallo initially thought the coin delivery was a joke, so he tried contacting the company for a check.
But he says the company told him they were not issuing a check.