All the randomness that goes on in this world often yields to some very interesting coincidences quite worth surprise and attention. The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research (MCTFR) studies the interactions of families and people, their environments and several other factors that could influence an individual’s growth and trust. As the study continues, it brings up some very interesting observations, one of them being that the similarity in twins could be genes, not just environment.
The World is shrinking fast, we meet different people everyday, and we often travel to different places. What would come really handy in all these scenarios is to swear at people from around the world, in their own language. That helps to establish you as an alpha. Go to different places, swear at people, rule the world. The book by Jay Sacher is available on Amazon.
Paris-based Polish designer Monika Jarosz has come up with a line of luxury fashion accessories derived from the skin of poisonous cane toads, an invasive species now overrunning the South Sea Islands of Australia. Apparently, the poisonous toad species has destroyed several local species and animal defence associations have recommended its selective elimination. Jarosz managed to find herself a supplier in Australia who would ship frog skins to Paris, where they meticulously undergo a 14 step process to turn into these fashion accessories that can command a good price.
Take a look at the Randommization aStore. Simply put, it is a collection of a few products selling on Amazon grouped and arranged by us. We have got a nice collection going there, that will of course keep on growing. Take a look at the collection and see if you like something. It is fresh out of the oven and still young, but it does have some very nice things for you to look at.
Gurus sandals claim to be re-invented ancient Indian footwear for the modern age. The sandals are sustainably sourced from natural rubber, and are based off Indian footwear that has been traditionally crafted out of wood and is still fairly popular in various parts of India. Creators of the sandals say they designed them to be functional and comfortable without losing touch with the original design.
Topography of Tears by photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher takes a very interesting and remarkable look at dried human tears under a microscope. She started the project about five years ago, when one day she randomly decided to take a look at her tears under a microscope. What she saw in the slide is something she equals to aerial photographs of a landscape, and she probably isn’t too far from the truth.
Those kids from South Park? They are a scary bunch, and they look way more scary and creepy in this “realistic” rendering by artist Jeff Chapman (previously). He used a picture of the original kids as a base and added several images as layers over them to get this result. It’s the eyes man… they cry murder!
The phrases that make the headline happen to be the most used in three popular young-adult series, Hunger Games, Twilight and Harry Potter, in order. An analysis by Ben Blatt of Slate runs through the favorite adjectives, adverbs and the way to start off a sentence for each author. Me on the other hand, being a superficial idiot, find it hilarious to put their sentences together and laugh at the nonsense that ensues. Here’s more: “I don’t know. He sighed. Harry looked around.” and “I shake my head. I shrugged. Harry stared.” 10x points for visualizing the characters saying these lines in a very cheesy setting.
An illustrated guide to reading positions.
Superhero undies have a special quality: they’re basically an easy way to identify the characters. It’s like the highlight of their dress. Those who wear a full dress wear their underwear over the dress, and several of them skip much of the gear except the underwear. For what it is worth, no superhero forgets to wear a signature belt with their underwear. So the underwear basically is the most distinguishable part of their persona.