Oh, just an apple snail laying its eggs

Wikipedia: "Pomacea canaliculata eggs. Several apple snail genera (Pomacea, Pila and Asolene/Pomella) deposit eggs above the waterline in calcareous clutches. This remarkable strategy of aquatic snails protects the eggs against predation by fish and other aquatic inhabitants." [Source (via JWZ)] Read the rest

The gorgeous, surreal GIFs of Adam Pizurny

Adam Pizurny's Tumblr is an endless font of stupendous and surreal GIFs. Read the rest

Create your own reaction GIF

The Reaction GIF generator takes a brief video of you and spits out a GIF, thereby meeting your need for a brief animation of your confusion, dismay and horror to post in blog comments or on social networking platforms.

I don't have a webcam at the moment, but this particular GIF is uncannily like me every time I have the thought "I wonder what's going on on Twitter." Read the rest

Mesmerizing gif shows off a Newton’s Cradle made from light bulbs

The gif was created from a 2012 project called Asobi by Japanese art student Yasutoki Kariya of Musashino Art University.

[via Laughing Squid] Read the rest

Shun the parallax Bandersnatch!

By Grim Aesthetics (via Wil Wheaton) Read the rest

Essential coffee GIFs for December

Read the rest

Stylish GIFs celebrate the four Marauders of Harry Potter

Writer and animator Natalie Gray creates a lot of great fan art, but one of her coolest pieces is this Harry Potter-themed “What do wizards have in their pockets” collection. The four GIFs represent the four Marauders: James Potter, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, and Peter Pettigrew. Read the rest

The next four years in one GIF

(via Papasan/BBS) Read the rest

TRiUMPhANT

By Penultimate Straw (full B3ta thread) Read the rest

Winning Hallowe'en: animated Stranger Things Demogorgon costume

Uploaded by redditor Ins1der, who attributes it to Instagram user Cblimagery, an Indiana resident. Read the rest

GifCities: a search engine for vintage GIFs

The Internet Archive has a wonderful front-end: GifCities, a search engine for the myriad of GIFs that once graced legendary website hosting service Geocities. [via Andy Baio]

GifCities: The Geocities Animated Gif Search Engine was a special project of the Internet Archive done as part of our 20th Anniversary to highlight and celebrate fun aspects of the amazing history of the web as represented in the web archive and the Wayback Machine. Geocities was an early web hosting service, started in 1994 and acquired by Yahoo in 1999, with which users could create their own custom websites. The platform hosted over 38 million user-built pages and was at one time the third most visited site on the web. In 2009, Yahoo announced it was closing down the service, at which point the Internet Archive attempted to archive as much of the content as possible. ... Mining this collection, we extracted over 4,500,000 animated GIFs (1,600,000 unique images) and then used the filenames and directory path text to build a best-effort “full text” search engine. Each GIF also links back to the original Geocities page on which it was embedded (and some of these pages are even more awesome than the GIFs).

If you're just here for the under construction GIFs, here are all of them. Read the rest

Mesmerizing animations of Japanese joinery

Japanese joinery is a kind of practical discipline of puzzle-boxes, in which precise, clever wooden interlocks are used to made secure joints without glue or nails. Read the rest

Generate artistic, animated, color QR codes that scan

Qrcode is a github-hosted, Chinese Python project for GNU/Linux and Windows that takes sentences and URLs and creates "artistic" colored and animated QR codes that actually scan. Read the rest

A most amazing animated GIF

Hypertalented pixelmaster Paul Robertson created this animated GIF for Blackbox, the new logistics company for indie makers that was launched by the creators of Cards Against Humanity. (via Waxy) Read the rest

Feats of strength

An essential parenting skill (Thanks, Fipi Lele!) Read the rest

International Olympic Committee bans GIFs

They've "expressly prohibited" turning anything from the Olympics into "animated formats such as animated GIFs (i.e. GIFV), GFY, WebM, or short video formats such as Vines." Read the rest

The Tory party

By Happy Toast, from the B3ta Brexit Challenge. Read the rest

More posts