Artist Paul Jackson, who describes himself as a full-time daydreamer and his work as “the weirder, the better”, has created intensely detailed and startling ink illustrations that feature the skeletons of various different animals attempting to escape from their own bodies, leaving skin and a fur behind. These prints and other merchandise are currently available for purchase through Jackson’s official store.
images via Paul Jackson
Over-the-counter pregnancy tests give potentially life-changing results with a pretty high rate of accuracy. But how do they work? Tien Nguyen explains how each test performs a scientifically rigorous, multi-stage experiment that goes from start to finish in the time that it’ll take you to watch this video.
When I first uploaded it in 2007, youtube had a maximum video quality of 240p, and the compression looked like someone had chewed up the video and spat it out. That has always bothered me with this video, so here it is again with more pixels. I also went to the trouble of extending it to 16:9 and fixed a few bits, which was a lot more work than I anticipated.
– Cyriak Harris
California artist and teacher Russell Powell has created a series of gorgeously detailed portraits that he’s drawn onto his hand and can be transferred onto paper while the ink is still wet, thus creating a mirror image of the stunning artwork.
images via Russell Powell
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Calvin and Markov is a project by Josh Millard that uses a Markov chain process to remix classic Calvin and Hobbes comic strips into something even more surreal. Millard details the process behind the project in a lengthy blog post on his site.
So far I’ve marked up the 1985 and 1986 strips, or about 14 months total. That adds up to about 1300 separate lines for Calvin (I peeked, it’s 1,268 lines containing 10,832 words total), a few hundred for Hobbes, 100+ each for Calvin’s mom and dad, and on the order of dozens for the other recurring characters.
images via Calvin and Markov