This scene appears to be straight from a movie, but it’s real, and a host of drivers were all parked alongside highway I-285 on Tuesday evening in metro Atlanta trying to grab as much cash as they can. Dunwoody police Sgt. Robert Parsons said the armored car crew estimated the loss to be around $175,000, when the vehicle’s side door accidentally swung open. The drivers may have felt lucky initially, but now some are slowly returning the money to avoid any possible criminal charges. Read more for the footage and additional information,
Unlike other conveyor belts, Celluveyor is an omnidirectional conveyor belt that can move objects freely in any direction, thanks to several small hexagonal cells driven by omnidirectional wheels. How did this idea come about? Well, the inventors were inspired by soccer-playing robots, so they decided to take the robots, place them upside down and use the wheels to move packages around. The path for any parcel can be set using software on a tablet, while its direction can be changed by pressing a single button. Read more for this week’s selection of interesting images from around the web.
One artist who goes by ‘Doooo’ from Japan wanted to bring the commonly used phrase ‘put your money where your mouth is’ to life, literally, and the result? This human mouth-shaped coin bag, complete with lips, teeth and even gums. Strangely enough, this isn’t the first fleshy creation this unusual artist has made, as he also covered a DJ soundboard in a human skin-like material as well as wrapping an iPhone case and portable charger the same way. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Photo credit: Roman Booteen
Russian artist Roman Booteen specializes in the art of the hobo nickel, or to be more specific, the sculptural art form involving the creative modification of small-denomination coin. He’s known for several pieces, including a Gold Bug that was inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, The Gold Bug, and one of his newest pieces with a hidden gold chalice. Many of his coins have been sold on auction sites online (eBay, WorthPoint, etc.), and have fetched as much as $3,100. Read more for a video and additional information.
Built by designer Mart Atkinson, creator of the BMW Alpha (above video), the Racer-X is his latest project, and it’s an electric motorcycle designed to look like the letter “X”. Featuring an aluminum tube structure covered in carbon fiber paneling, an open source software-controlled servomotor, an offset steering axis, and a Nissan Leaf-sourced 38 kW battery system. Read more for more fascinating images from around the web.
Photo credit: Laughing Squid
To celebrate the premiere of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones on April 14th, British office supply company Viking Direct employees teamed up with artist Andy Singleton to create a giant 43-foot, fire-breathing paper dragon. How long did this all take? Around 10-days, with an additional 10-hours required to piece everything together. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: JMS Wood Sculpture
It started as a piece from a redwood tree from Redwood Burl, but after lots of painstaking work, it became this stunning giant octopus, thanks to chainsaw artist Jeffrey Michael Samudosky. He’s a self-taught artist who started JMS Wood Sculpture back in 1998, and has since been featured on numerous television shows, including the Discovery Channel, as well as carving competitions worldwide. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: 9GAG via Twisted Sifter
Since the holidays are here, people may not be as responsive to your emails as they normally are, and that’s when you may see some of these common phrases. To kick things off, we have “just checking in,” which may sound harmless, but after numerous messages without receiving a response, you might actually mean “I’m going to keep sending you emails about this until you respond.” Read more to see a compilation of brutally honest meanings of common email phrases by 9GAG.
At first glance, these apples may appear to be just a Photoshop trick, but they’re real and called “Black Diamond”. They are mainly grown in the mountains of Tibet, and a breed of Hua Niu apples (Chinese Red Delicious) that get their unique dark purple color from the geographical conditions of Nyingchi, in the Tibet Autonomous Region. Since the temperature fluctuations between day and night are significant, the fruits get a lot of sunlight and ultraviolet light which causes their skin to change from the deep red to dark purple. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Sometimes, you just come across things that are slightly out of place, and the longer you look at them, the more infuriating things get. For example, this person just so happened to sit behind a passenger who apparently didn’t know that their headphones were worn over his folded ear, or just wanted a slightly muffled sound. Continue reading to see more slightly infuriating things captured by internet users. Click here for a few bonus images.