The 6 Most Gigantic Everything in the History of War In the words of Mahatma Gandhi, "War makes people act like dicks." We don't want to glorify war or otherwise portray it as something other than terrible. Yet, war makes people think big, and sometimes you have to sit back and be amazed by what humans can accomplish when they really, really want to kill each other. The Big Gun: The Schwerer Gustav The Gustav is the biggest gun ever fired in combat, period. "Heavy Gustav," as the Germans called it, was 150 feet-long and weighed 2.7 million pounds (or, as much as 750 full-sized sedans). That's not a toy tank sitting in this thing's shadow. If you're wondering why the war didn't end the moment they rolled this terror onto the battlefield, you have to realize how laughably impractical the thing was. It was basically a weaponized suspension bridge. The Germans actually tried to fit Gustav's 800 millimeter gun onto a tank, the aptly-named Landkreuzer P. 1500 Monster (yes, Monster). The Big Battle: The Battle of Kursk Almost 800,000 men. Who won?
Dear blank, please blank. Between Video Games and Fantasie – Illustrations by Jason Chan Between Video Games and Fantasie – Illustrations by Jason Chan An awesome portfolio by Californian artist Jason Chan, illustrations between video games and fantasie. A nice style and dark and twisted universe. Really beautiful !
Passive-Aggressive Note of the Day This Awesome Urn Will Turn You into a Tree After You Die | Design for Good | Big Think - StumbleUpon You don't find many designers working in the funeral business thinking about more creative ways for you to leave this world (and maybe they should be). However, the product designer Gerard Moline has combined the romantic notion of life after death with an eco solution to the dirty business of the actual, you know, transition. His Bios Urn is a biodegradable urn made from coconut shell, compacted peat and cellulose and inside it contains the seed of a tree. Once your remains have been placed into the urn, it can be planted and then the seed germinates and begins to grow. You even have the choice to pick the type of plant you would like to become, depending on what kind of planting space you prefer. I, personally, would much rather leave behind a tree than a tombstone.
5 Reasons Immortality Would be Worse than Death If you're reading this, congratulations on having achieved the primary goal with which we begin each day: You have avoided death. We're big on this idea of not dying. We love stories of immortal vampires and invincible superheroes, each of us wishing on some level that was us. But could we? Evolution Will Turn You Into a Freak Contrary to what many people believe, humans are still evolving. Science has no idea where future mutations might lead us by that point, so it's anyone's guess what your neighbors will look like in the future. Their bodies and brains are going to continue to adapt to an ever-changing world. One thing we do know: You won't be getting any lovin'. Basically, it's nature's complicated "the triangle doesn't go in the square hole" law, with a bunch of subset rules that will kill off your children if you decide to take a hammer to the triangle. Of course, that's assuming that you're even safe walking around among the members of this new freak species. "Wait!