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Slightly Warped Curiosities

Slightly Warped Curiosities
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Dark Roasted Blend "QUANTUM SHOT" #531Link - by Avi Abrams Army of tiny robots grows in number and sophistication Since our last "Robot Art" overview came out, these cute little bots multiplied like rabbits or Google spiders, and they all look good, so it's time for an update! (image courtesy Mike Rivamonte) Most of these robot figures (often called "nerdbots") are made from found objects, purely for your esthetic appreciation - and yet one can't shake the feeling that they might one day come to life (as if in some Stephen King story) and invade your cubicle, making shrill R2D2 sounds and mounting attacks on, say, a hated monstrous copy machine in the corner. Mike Rivamonte's metal sculptures are "interpretation of robots and spacemen capable of flight and mischief. The detailing on these robots is exceptional: (images courtesy Mike Rivamonte) Recent updates from Nemo Gould are quite surreal: Nicholas and Angela from "Nerdbots" site build the said "bots" out of scraps of... pretty much anything vintage and cool:

Fresh Baked Bread, Anyone? Gruesome Body Bakery Imagine running up to the bakery around the corner and coming across bread shaped like body parts. Sound yummy? Artist Kittiwat Unarrom creates just that; gruesome works of art out of bread. Kittiwat Unarrom has a master's degree in fine arts and creates bruised and battered heads, feet and other internal organs at a bread shop in Thailand. He started using his skills and made sculptures out of bread. This came naturally to him because his family runs a bakery. This makes me wonder how long the line wraps around the bakery in order to purchase this finely crafted delicious bread. I would love to go over to my parent's house with one of these. I think this could be an excellent idea for restaurants. Sources: amiedotcom, foodmall If this is not strange enough for you, perhaps you can Feast Like A Cannibal at the Human Buffet instead.

Oddity Central - Weird Places, Odd Events, Bizarre News, Strange People and A Lot More All Too Flat : Pranks : Cube We couldn't have been happier! Here are a whole bunch of pictures of the Astor Place Rubik's Cube from many angles: The thing was humongous! At this point it was almost 6am. Many thanks to our peeps who stayed up all night to help us pull this off. The Rubik's Cube stayed up for the entire day. At around 5pm, I was curious if it was still up since I hadn't heard from anyone for a while. It stayed up through evening rush hour, when people seemed waaay more excited about it than they did at 6:30am on their way to work. But then around 8pm a strange thing happen. Oh well. Back to the Astor CubeBack to pranks

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The soul is bone 16th April 2014 Post with 3 notes Some Cemeteries Part II here 16th April 2014 Photo with 388 notes This is the colourful candy-striped land snail (Liguus virgineus), and it’s only found on Haiti, Dominican Republic and Cuba. Top photo credit: Miguel A. 16th April 2014 Photo with 158 notes Postmortem corneal clouding with tache noire. 16th April 2014 Photo with 282 notes The mineral heliotrope, also known as bloodstone, is a form of chalcedony. 16th April 2014 Photo with 153 notes A carcass of an elephant killed by poachers in a Kenyan wildlife reserve. Photo credit: David Sheldrick/Wildlife Trust 15th April 2014 Photo with 334 notes The Greater Adjutant (Leptoptilos dubius) is a member of the stork family, Ciconiidae. Photo credit: Ben Fitzgerald 15th April 2014 Photo with 695 notes The abandoned Bislingen mountain lodge in Norway stands empty on an icy mountainside, this abandoned ski lodge is being reclaimed by the frozen environment it was built to serve.

Comics, Quizzes, and Stories - The Oatmeal 100 Websites You Should Know and Use Entertainment Meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones There are seven different words in Dothraki for striking another person with a sword. Among them: “hlizifikh,” a wild but powerful strike; “hrakkarikh,”a quick and accurate strike; and “gezrikh,” a fake-out or decoy strike. But you won’t find these words in George R. Culture My Year of TED: How 54 talks changed a life By Kylie Dunn What do you get when you cross a 39-year-old perfectionist with 54 TED Talks and far more honesty than any person probably needs to experience? Entertainment Meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones There are seven different words in Dothraki for striking another person with a sword. Culture My Year of TED: How 54 talks changed a life By Kylie Dunn What do you get when you cross a 39-year-old perfectionist with 54 TED Talks and far more honesty than any person probably needs to experience?

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