UC Berkeley's Museum of Vertebrate Zoology employ a colony of flesh-eating beetles to clean the meat off the bones of animals whose bones they want to preserve for posterity. (KQED's Deep Look)
A fellow was recording rattlesnakes when one struck the device, knocking it into a pit teeming with the serpents. More footage below:
Get me in a fight I like dirty tricks. Read the rest
An absolute favorite. Read the rest
The video starts with Kansas City Officer Dale Secor asking Short Stop Mini Mart clerk Damian Words for his ID. Both men are standing next to Words' car, which is parked perpendicularly in a driveway. Officer Secor tells Words he is getting a ticket. Words explains he is a clerk at the store across the street and had to move his car while the spot he normally parks in is being worked on. Read the rest
A crowd watches as a Great White Shark eats a seal off the coast of San Francisco Bay's Alcatraz Island.
Clearly, one young gentleman was seriously impressed!
Also, please note the videographer's creative choice in using a more artistic, less directly utilitarian camera aspect, to limit the impact of death.
Specific color palettes are used by filmmakers to manipulate our emotions, from warm red tones for romances to blue, cold tones for horror flicks. The Dust Bowl-toned "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" (2000) was the first film to be digitally color graded from beginning to end.
If you're curious about the psychology of color, check out classics like Johannes Itten's "The Art of Color: The Subjective Experience and Objective Rationale of Color" and the books of Faber Birren.
Amir captured this video of O'Hare Airport's hygiene-freakout toilets that automatically and in a hands-free fashion wrap the seat in fresh, germ- and piss-free plastic film between each user. Read the rest
Pee-Wee Herman will play the father of Oswald Cobblepot -- AKA The Penguin -- in season two of Gotham, a role he already nailed in 1992's otherwise meh "Batman Returns," where he depicted Daddy Penguin as a lunatic disciplinarian vaper oligarch. Read the rest
I don't know what's going happen to you baby, but I do know that I love ya. Read the rest
You'll find yourself lost and alone. On a darkened street. Read the rest
We should all be so lucky to be loved this much.