Google Street View can be used for many things, like visual turn-by-turn directions, or just a virtual vacation, but one Peruvian man discovered much more. He was allegedly searching for the quickest way to reach the Bridge of Sighs, in Barranco, Lima, when he stumbled upon a curly-haired woman sitting on a bench with a not so familiar man. Despite their faces being blurred, he quickly identified the woman as his wife due to her hair and clothes. A divorce ensued shortly after. continue reading for another picture and more information.
Developed by researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, Sans Forgetica is designed to help boost your memory, and based on a font called Albion. How does it work? The substantial modifications basically force readers to spend more time reading each word, allowing the brain to engage in deeper cognitive processing. “Sans Forgetica lies at a sweet spot where just enough obstruction has been added to create that memory retention,” said the researchers. Continue reading for a video on the science behind it and more information.
Many are familiar with Banksy’s “Girl With Balloon” painting, but did you know it was auctioned by Sotheby’s in London on Friday night for £1.04-million? That’s right, the stencil spray painting showing a girl reaching towards a heart-shaped balloon on canvas suddenly slid through a shredder installed directly in the frame after it was sold. “It appears we just got Banksy-ed,” said Alex Branczik, Sotheby’s senior director and head of contemporary art in Europe. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Sydney-based filmmaker Taiyo Masuda recently went on a kayaking trip with his friend Kyle Mulinder when he unexpectedly captured a wildlife encounter unlike any other with a GoPro Hero 7 Black: a seal swam up to Mulinder and slapped him in the face with an octopus, or possibly providing him with a gift. “We were kayaking in the winter NZ Kaikoura, beautiful day, seals were swimming and enjoying the sun on the rocks. Right around lunchtime, several seals started to swim around. We just thought they were refreshing their body, yet apparently they were seeking more of food,” said Masuda to Peta Pixel. Continue reading to see more footage from Taiyo’s adventures.
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Marvel Studios first began development of the Captain Marvel film as early as May 2013 and officially announced it in October 2014, making it the studio’s first female-led superhero movie. Just this past week, the studio released the first trailer as well as some promotional materials showing its star, Brie Larson. Internet users started complaining about how Marvel characters just don’t smile enough, and so Captain Marvel herself, decided to run a few of the images, like the one you see above, through FaceApp. Continue reading for more.
If you watched James Franco’s “The Disaster Artist,” and have always wanted the original, now is your chance. Tommy Wiseau has uploaded the full “The Room” movie onto YouTube for your viewing pleasure, without requiring payment of any sort. For those who have not seen either, just know that a number of publications have labeled “The Room” one of the worst films ever made, but one that has become a cult classic. Continue reading to watch the movie in its entirety.
This is not an early April Fools’ Day joke, Jaguar Land Rover has fitted their intelligent pods with virtual eyes for the sole reason of having the vehicle communicate with pedestrians. They are designed to look at pedestrians using the crosswalk, acknowledge their presence, and hopefully making them feel more comfortable crossing the road in front of driverless cars. Continue reading for another video about these pods by Aurrigo and more information.
It’s that time again, time to announce The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards finalists. This year, the judges have already received 2000 entries, and picked out 41 finalists. Best of all, anyone can enter, as the split is currently 30% professional and 70% amateur entries. “Our strong belief here at Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards is that the smallest thing can help conservation. By following Born Free on social media you have made one positive step. By supporting them financially you make another big step. By sharing our posts, by buying the book, by keeping the conversation going…all these things help raise the issues of conservation,” said co-founder Tom Sullum. Continue reading for more pictures.
If you can scientifically prove your superpowers, The Society for the Scientific Investigation of Para-Sciences (GWUP), a group of German physicists, biologists and psychologists, will reward you with €10,000 ($11,700). Whether it be telekinesis, telepathy, or the ability to generate fire, you’ll need to prove it in controlled laboratory conditions. To date, over 60 people have been tested, but as you might’ve already guessed, none have been able to claim the money. Continue reading for another video on real superpowers and more information.
Let’s face it, there are dull moments at every job, and there’s no better way to spice things up than by playing a few harmless jokes, within reason, right? For example, this office decided to prank one of its co-workers who went on vacation by having the art director create a miniature version of their desk, complete with a Microsoft Surface Studio computer. Continue reading for more weird things spotted by people at work.