10 Dark and Disturbing Animated Films That Are Worth Your Time In many Western circles, animated film is fundamentally affiliated with child-friendly films spawned by the likes of Disney and Pixar. From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to Toy Story, the capability of animation to portray imaginative worlds in imaginative ways has enriched childhoods for several generations. Of course, animation has not been limited to Disney nor to children, and many of the greatest stories told through cinematic drawing have arisen in the East as well. The likes of Hayao Miyazaki and Katsuhiro Otomo have created absorbing dramas and adventures that breathe through animated images, telling tales for both children and adults alike. Yet, this article does not go on to catalogue some of the high-status animated world features, but rather the cornered-off, darkly-drawn exceptions. Beneath every kind of aesthetic surface exists a dirty underbelly; and animated film is no exception.
Everyone Failed To Ride This Bicycle. The Science Behind Why Is Amazing We’ve all heard the saying, “It’s like riding a bicycle,” most often used to describe a skill that, once learned, is never forgotten. But what happens when experienced bike riders no longer find themselves capable of riding the mode of transportation they’ve always been comfortable operating? Does the saying no longer apply? As part of a joke on the engineers at their work, a group of welders developed a bike that functioned like any other bicycle, except for one minor alteration: when the rider turns to the right, the wheel turns to the left, and vice versa. Not expecting this to create much of a difference in their ability to ride the bike, the engineers found themselves baffled not only by how difficult it was but by the fact that the modification seemed virtually impossible to overcome. This simple joke rippled into a full-out study featured on the awesome YouTube channel SmarterEveryDay.
121 Documentaries To Expand Your Consciousness Here is a list of over 100 documentaries you can watch for free online. They are about Science, Consciousness, ETs, you name it. A smorgasbord of fascinating subjects to learn about. Animated Short Movies » Life-Changing Arts Movie shorts, or short animations are a unique form of art, which can inspire and enlighten just like any other art form. Sometimes even more so. Here is a selection of inspiring, or for some reason animated short movies, here shown in their original full length. USDA Admits Exterminating Birds, Crops, and Bees The USDA has been under fire recently for its admitted assault against nature, after multiple investigations have uncovered its deliberate tampering with both plants and animals alike. One such investigation has put an end to the mystery surrounding the death of millions of birds, with USDA documents revealing the organization’s role in the massive slaughter. In addition to the mass bird killings, it turns out the USDA was fully aware that a highly-popular herbicide chemical was a known bee-killer, which may have aided the bee decline. The USDA has also threatened the genetic integrity of the nation’s crops.
The 20 Best Movies about Art and Artists “Films about art and artists” covers a variety of things, from biopics about artists dead or imagined, to documentaries on living ones. However, the best of them are the ones that are able to teach us something about the medium they depict, or about the people who create it. These films portray artists as compelled to create from an inner need, whether for therapeutic, spiritual, or philosophical reasons. I Can Tap This Stick Just Right (similar to Is this a Stick?) Description You need a stick to tap the ground or even just a pencil to tap your hand - doesn't really matter. The person in the know will say clear their throat and then say the following while tapping the item "I can tap this (pencil, stick, etc) just right" They then pass the object to the next person to try to perform correctly. The trick is the clearing of the throat first - it does not matter how they tap the object.
50 Things Everyone Should Know by Mark and Angel Self-reliance is a vital key to living a healthy, productive life. To be self-reliant one must master a basic set of skills, more or less making them a jack of all trades. List of teen films 1930s 1940s 1950s California has just one year of water left California is drying up and it’s happening faster than you think. The Los Angeles Times reports that January of this year was the driest on record since 1895. Groundwater and snowpack levels are also at an all-time low and according to NASA satellites, all of the water in the Sacramento and San Joaquin river basins—all of it—is 34 million acre-feet below normal. Reports indicated that, last year, California had approximately two years of water remaining, and the water depletion is right on schedule, as estimates now suggest that just one year of water is left in the coastal state. Where has the water gone? Ask the farmers.
The 13 Best Documentaries About True Crimes While the human obsession with true crime might be innate, the nonfiction genre is relatively new to be taken seriously. With the recent success of the HBO series, The Jinx, and the hit podcast, Serial, true crime seems to be on everybody’s minds. Investigating crime might be inherently interesting for anybody with a taste for documentary, but there’s a moral and ethical standard that comes with any story of this kind. Also, taste plays a huge factor in whether these films stray into camp or exploitation. News hours have made their livings off society’s thirst for criminal behavior and it’s a fine line between simply reporting a dramatic occurrence and digging into the mechanics of how those illegal activities take shape. As such, an impactful, lasting true crime film has to work double-time to be respectful to the people involved, diligent about the facts, and ultimately entertaining.