Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Gilded Flickr

Monday, September 30, 2019

Yooperlite Glow Rocks

Published on Jul 24, 2019 Wonder World

"Yooperlites are Syenites rich in fluorescent Sodalite, found on Lake Superior beaches in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Discovered by Erik Rintamaki in 2017 and published for that discovery in 2018.

It’s technically called a “Syenite Clasts Containing Fluorescent Sodalite” but Erik wanted something easier to pronounce. So he coined the name “Yooperlite” and has now trademarked the Yooperlite name.

Yooperlites have become a worldwide phenomenon with coverage in every major newspaper and TV outlet in the world.

Thanks for watching."

Monday, September 23, 2019

Translucent Deepstaria Jelly Whorls With Resident Isopod | Nautilus Live

Published on Sep 4, 2019 EVNautilus

"This translucent Deepstaria jelly unfurled as it whorled and shapeshifted in currents created by ROV Hercules' thrusters. Its bright red resident isopod, a relative of the pillbug, can be spotted hanging on for the ride!

Lacking stinging tentacles like other jellies, Deepstaria can close the opening of its expansive bag-like bell, trapping any prey that has floated inside. The geometric mesh pattern is an intricate network of canals that lead back to its stomach at the top of the bell. As the jelly can reach a large size when inflated, these channels help distribute nutrients across the entire expanse. Like many Deepstaria, this observed specimen included a bright red isopod taking up residence in the scyphozoan’s bell. The full extent of this association is unknown, but it is likely that this small crustacean consumes pieces of jelly while remaining hidden from predators.

Learn more about this expedition:"

Friday, September 20, 2019

Jerk Goose Game

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Logarithms explained Bob Ross style

Published on Sep 16, 2019 Tibees

"A math lesson about logarithms inspired by the legendary painter Bob Ross."

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

First Appearance of Harley Quinn

The Original Harley Quinn from Arleen Sorkin in Days of Our Lives

"Arleen Sorkin plays a jester in a fantasy sequence on Days of Our Lives. She was the inspiration for Harley Quinn and original voice actress in Batman: The Animated Series."

via Vulture:

(Writer Paul) Dini and Sorkin were college friends, and one day, she gave him a VHS tape of her favorite Days moments — including her jester bit. The tape sat idle for years. But in mid 1991, Dini was sick as a dog and popped the tape into his VCR. He was a budding television writer at the time, cranking out freelance scripts for the as-yet-unaired Batman: The Animated Series. He’d been struggling to come up with a female character to use as a one-off in an episode about Batman’s archnemesis, the Joker.

“I thought, Maybe there should be a girl there,” he said. “And I thought, Should the girl be like a tough street thug? Or like a hench-person or something? And then suddenly the idea of someone funny kind of struck me.” When he saw Sorkin in clown makeup, the pieces fell into place, and he came up with a silly little sidekick. He gave her the comic-book-y name of Harley Quinn, sketched out an idea for her look, and brought the sketch to the cartoon’s lead artist, Bruce Timm.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Pixel Art Map of the US

via @PixelDanc3r

How we make pencils

Published on Dec 3, 2018 Faber-Castell

"Producing 2.3 billion pencils a year and being in the business for over 257 years, Faber-Castell has a sound know-how of how quality pencils are made. Have a look behind the scenes of our manufacturing."

Friday, September 13, 2019

Corgi vs Corgi

Chubby Corgis Fighting / Sound Designed Defacto Sound