HBO Officially Releases the Game of Thrones Season 5 Trailer After It Was Leaked Online

HBO has officially released the first trailer for the fifth season of their incredibly popular series Game of Thrones after it was surreptitiously leaked online through various sources. It looks like HBO may have had the last laugh, however, by embracing the leak wholeheartedly.

Send a raven. The Game of Thrones Season 5 trailer is here. Watch and share it across the realm. #GoTSeason5

Varys and Peter

Cersei and Meryn Trant

images via Game of Thrones

Maymo the Lemon Beagle Conquers an Advancing Army of Robot Toys and Goes Nuts For a Bag of Ice

Maymo the Lemon Beagle—whose silly adventures we’ve posted in past—takes on an advancing army of robot toys, challenging each of them until they all fall down, including Maymo himself.

my signature combat maneuvers have prevented yet another robot apocalypse. all i ask in return is 500 tuna fish sandwiches

A few days earlier, Maymo went absolutely bananas over a bag of ice, running in and out of the living room while his sister Penny looked calmly on.

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London Design Studio Opens a Room-Sized Ball Pit for the Winter Months

London Design Studio Ball Pit

To add a bit of whimsy to the English winter, the London office of design studio Pearlfisher unveiled Jump In!, a room-sized ball pit installation in their gallery space. They’ve documented their excellent idea in this delightful slow motion video. The ball pit is open to the public until February 13, 2015 and reservations can be made through the Pearlfisher website. And for every guest who visits the ball pit, the studio will donate £1 to the charity Right To Play.

London Design Studio Ball Pit

photos via Pearlfisher

A Fun Line of Custom LEGO Friends Mini-Dolls Turned Into Characters From Film and Television

Doctor Who 9 through 11
Doctor Who

Jon Lazar (previously), a New York-based social media consultant, has created a fun line of customized LEGO Friends mini-dolls (which have different proportions from LEGO minifigures) turned into recognizable characters from such television series as Doctor Who and The Walking Dead and such films as Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and The Hunger Games. Some of Lazar’s custom minifigures are available for purchase through his Etsy store.

Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters

Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones

Walking Dead
The Walking Dead

Katniss
Katniss Everdeen

photos by Jon Lazar

via The Brothers Brick

The Main Drain, A Simple Urinal Attachment for Home Toilets

The Main Drain is an adjustable urinal that can be attached to an existing toilet. The urinal attaches to the toilet bowl (no tools are necessary) and can be used even when the toilet lid is down. An articulating hose allows it to be adjusted to different heights and orientations, and it is made of hydrophobic materials to ensure easy cleaning. The easy-to-clean aspect is key, since the device appears to be near face level for someone seated on the toilet. The Main Drain’s creator, inventor Dan Garvin, is raising funds for the urinal on Kickstarter.

The Main Drain

The Main Drain

photos via The Main Drain

via CNET

Microsoft Releases Outlook for iOS and a Preview of the Email Client for Android

Microsoft recently announced in a blog post that they have released their email client Outlook for Apple’s iOS and a preview of the program for Android. The new version of Outlook is based on Acompli, an email client Microsoft acquired last year. Outlook is now available for free in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

The company released a detailed look at Outlook for iOS along with some frequently asked questions about the app. They have also released Android Tablet versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint that are currently available for free in the Play Store.

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images via Microsoft

Imgur Launches Video to GIF, A Tool for Converting Online Video Into GIFs

Imgur Video to GIF

Image hosting service Imgur has unveiled Video to GIF, a handy new tool for converting online video from YouTube, Vimeo, and other video sites into GIFs. As you can see from our GIF of a one-handed Rubik’s Cube master, it works pretty well.

Imgur Video to GIF

GIF via Kuma Films, image via Imgur

Diverse Group of Models Portray Changing Ideal Female Body Types Throughout the Ages

Eugene Lee Yang of BuzzFeedVideo has created an interesting visual narrative regarding the history of ideal female bodies and how these standards of beauty changed throughout the centuries. Yang used a diverse group of models to portray examples from such eras as Ancient Egypt (c. 1292 – 1069 B.C.), where “[w]omen are shown as slender, with high waists and slim shoulders.” to current day (c. 2000s – Today) where “[w]omen should be skinny, but healthy; they should have large breasts and a large butt, but a flat stomach.”

This video shows over 3,000 years of women’s ideal body types as determined by their societies’ standard of beauty.

Women's Ideal Bodies

GIF via BuzzFeed

Child Prodigy Tanishq Abraham Shares Some Side-Splitting Science Jokes With Conan O’Brien on ‘Conan’

“I’ve got some science jokes so… let’s hope you understand them.”

Child prodigy Tanishq Abraham made a recent appearance on Conan to share some side-splitting science jokes with host Conan O’Brien.

‘Mr Selfie’, A Clever Animation That Painfully Nails Our Modern-Day Obsession With Smartphones

The painfully spot-on animation “Mr Selfie” follows a man as he goes through an entire day while staring at his smartphone–which may be awfully familiar to some people. The animation was created by London-based design and animation studio weareseventeen.

via Vimeo Staff Picks