“Can You Survive?” is a Halloween choose-your-own-adventure video by YouTube Nation that features Felicia Day, Tay Zonday, and other YouTube stars. Viewers watch video clips and are then provided with links where they must choose the next part of the story with the goal of surviving and making it to the end of the tale.
Photographer Gray Malin juxtaposes beach balls, lawn flamingos, and other warm weather objects with the icy beauty of Antarctica in his surreal photo series, Antarctica: The White Continent. Prints from the series are available for purchase — proceeds will go to the Climate Reality Project.
photos by Gray Malin
Animator and visual effects artist Glenn O Neill of Coponfilms (previously) has created a supercut video of Tommy James and the Shondells‘ 1969 song “Crystal Blue Persuasion” being sung by characters from AMC’s Breaking Bad television series.
The original song for the sake of comparison:
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The 18th annual Sculpture by the Sea, (previously) an outdoor exhibition of large scale sculptures, runs through November 9th, 2014 at Bondi Beach and Tamarama Beach in Sydney, Australia. This year’s event includes more than 100 sculptures installed along a stretch of coastline more than a mile long. Highlights include a giant frying pan entitled We’re fryin’ out here by Andrew Hankin, and the colorful string installation permanent sunrise by Alejandro Propato.
In keeping with the macabre theme of the Halloween season, the latest “What If?” by xkcd answers the question, “what is the farthest from Earth that any Earth thing has died?” The answer doesn’t lie in any human who has ventured into the cosmos, but rather the microbes who go along for the ride.
Sterilizing spacecraft is hard. NASA has an employee specifically assigned to this task, and she has possibly the best job title of all time: Planetary Protection Officer.