Friday fun: make a paradox card

paradox-cardThe amusement I get from looking at this weird-looking card is worth more than the 60 seconds it took me to make it. No tape, glue, or hidden cuts are needed. If you can't figure out how to make one, someone in the comments will show you how to do it.

Internet Archive uploads more than 14 million public domain images to Flickr

Kalev Leetaru programatically recovered all the images that were discarded by the OCR program that digitizes the millions of public domain books scanned by the Archive; these were cropped, cleaned up, and uploaded to Flickr with the text that appears before and after them, and links to see their whole scanned page.

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TSA: "please verify that your used cane is not a sword before flying"

Kevin Underhill nails it: "Anyone who does not know their cane conceals a sword or dagger (almost certainly an elderly or disabled person with a second-hand cane) poses no threat, while anyone who does know it will not need, want, or follow this advice."

Bodypainted models blend perfectly into New York City

Triny Merry's bodypainting camouflage is incredible, like a CGI effect, but carried out with paint. The (pricey!) limited edition prints are for sale here.

New York City Camouflage

(via Asylum Art)

Blocking out the Haters

Ladies and gents, Vine star Brandon Bowen. "Professional fatty, amateur viner, age: 16," from Georgia. He's on Twitter.

Real Stuff: "Three in a Bed," part 2

A NSFW comix noir tale from the fetid depths of Dennis P. Eichhorn’s troubled soul, illustrated by Aline Kominsky-Crumb. Originally published in Real Stuff #6, April 1992. (Read Part 1)

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Chocolate LEGO


Of course! Chocolate LEGO-style bricks. By designer and illustrator Akihiro Mizuuchi of Shizuoka, Japan.

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'Exasperated' little boy not pleased with news he's getting a new sibling

"This is exasperating," he says to his mommy. "Buy me some earplugs."

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iPhones and iPads inserted into classic paintings, by Kim Dong-Kyu

tumblr_mvsamy0EIU1t0tb9do1_1280 Iconic works by Degas, Monet, Van Gogh, Velasquez--now with Apple iOS devices. By Kim Dong-Kyu (Instagram).

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Chihuahua chilling out while receiving robot head massage

You know you want to be that chihuahua right now, dawg. [video link]


#IceBucketChallenge: ALS Association withdraws trademark application



In an apparent response to online criticism, the ALS Association has withdrawn their trademark application for "Ice Bucket Challenge." An admirable move.

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1986 AOL puppet show: Rapid T. Rabbit and Friends, for Commodore 64

Video and GIFS: From 1986, the "Rapid T. Rabbit and Friends Show," which was offered over PlayNET, a system for the Commodore 64.

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Lamps made from old game consoles, controllers and accessories

Woody from Oshkosh, WI, makes amazing lamps out of old gaming gear: there's lamps made from NES lightguns, ROB the Robot and Powergloves; stacks of obsolete Nintendo controllers; stacks of obsolete Playstation controllers; NES and controllers; and a PS1 and controllers.

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Birth control cupcakes

Redditor Recycledpaper baked and frosted these delicious-looking birth control cupcakes: can you name all the different methods they illustrate?

I Made Birth Control Cupcakes!

Kickstarting a life-sized, cardboard fighter-jet cockpit

It's pretty amazing looking, 1.6m x 1.86m, 0.95m, and accommodates a standard office chair, and works with VR headsets, projectors, or your imagination. Designed for easy breakdown and reassembly, and comes as a PDF (£50) or hardcopy (£300), with lots of customization options, and a kid-sized mini.

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