Photographer Captures Stunning Gradients of Color Using Food

Citrus fruits gradient

Seattle-based photographer Brittany Wright carefully arranges foods by color and shape to create stunning gradients of hues in her photo series #foodgradients. Some of her photos are of a mix of different foods while others–like her gradient using blueberries–cleverly use the same food in different stages of ripeness for a variety of colors.

Egg gradient

Apple gradient

Blueberry gradient

Plum gradient

Chile gradient

Persimmon gradient

Grape gradient

Prickly pair gradient

ulluco gradient

Canned food gradient

photos by Brittany Wright

via Foodiggity

The Bottle Boys Perform Johnny Cash’s Songs ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ & ‘Ring of Fire’ Using Beer Bottles as Instruments

The five Denmark-based members of The Bottle Boys (previously) recently showed off their skills by performing Johnny Cash‘s hit songs “Folsom Prison Blues” and “Ring of Fire” using beer bottles as instruments.

The songs are a perfect combination of great melodies and a really cool and down to earth groove underneath. We wanted to honour Cash’s style with a really simple look in our video, where we can just focus on what it is really about: the music!

Furthermore Johnny Cash’s songs let us experiment with different ways of playing on the bottles and lets us bend a lot of the notes to get closer to the way of singing all the blue notes. And in this video we even introduce a brand new thing: the bottle pluck. Even though it looks quite straight forward playing bass on the headrack and plucks on the table, the multitasking was quite challenging in the beginning. But we don’t play bottles because it is easy, but because it is hard!

The original “Folsom Prison Blues” and “Ring of Fire” songs for comparison:

Giant Eurasian Eagle-Owl Takes Flight Off of a House and Gently Lands on a Woman’s Head

A gorgeous Eurasian eagle-owl in Noordeinde, Netherlands took flight off the roof of a house and gently landed on the head of a woman named Marianne, who had the good sense to raise her hood before the noble creature landed.

(Translated from Dutch) Tonight I went to the Eagle Owl in Noordeinde while shooting landed the Eagle Owl with Marianne on the head.The dear animal is totally not aggressive and it was a super experience for Marianne as an animal lover. Is this the secret of happiness?

The couple captured additional footage of the eagle-owl a few weeks later.

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‘Will It Blend?’ Turns an Apple Watch Into a Powdery Mess With a Blender

Will It Blend? host Tom Dickson turned an Apple Watch into a powdery mess with a blender. Dickson also took the opportunity to poke a little fun at wrist-mounted devices.

Move over Dick Tracy and Knight Rider, the Apple Watch was just released and it’s about “time” we find out the “SIRI-ous” question…”Will it Blend?”’ll want to watch until the end to see how Tom addresses the Apple Car chatter!

‘Sesame Street’ Parodies ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ With ‘The Aveggies: Age of Bon Bon’, A Spoof About Vegetables

“That me secret. Me always hungry!”

Sesame Street parodied The Avengers: Age of Ultron (previously) with “The Aveggies: Age of Bon Bon,” a spoof about vegetables and the importance of staying focused on the task at hand. Cookie Monster plays the role of Dr. Brownie, a Hulk-like character who needs to eat the evil villain Bon Bon’s cookie ship, but he can’t do it without the help of his friends Onion Man, Captain Americauliflower, Black Bean Widow, Mighty Corn, and Zuchin-eye.

The video is the latest in the Sesame Street recurring “Crumby Pictures” (previously) parodies starring Cookie Monster in different popular movie roles as he learns important lessons.

California Assembly Unanimously Votes to Rename the Waldo Tunnel in Marin County in Honor of Robin Williams

Waldo Tunnel

In September 2014, Marin County resident Julie Wainwright started a petition to rename the famous rainbow Waldo Tunnel—which connects San Francisco to Marin via Highway 101—in honor of the late, great comedian Robin Williams.

Above each of the tunnel entrances are rainbows, which I believe personify Robin in that he was so playful, fun, accessible, alive and colorful. Plus, many people first learned of Robin from his role in the 1970s TV show “Mork and Mindy,” where he often wore rainbow-colored suspenders. For these reasons, I believe changing the tunnel name would be a fitting tribute to a man who was beloved in our community and admired worldwide. Robin was a one-of-a-kind type of person, and I want him to be honored in an unconventional, everlasting and beautiful way. This is just one way that we can do that.

Wainwright directed the petition to Assemblyman Marc Levine who then brought it before the California Assembly, who unanimously approved the motion on April 24, 2015.

The California Assembly on Thursday unanimously approved a bill to name the tunnel just north of the Golden Gate Bridge after late comedian Robin Williams. Authored by Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, the legislation — which passed on a 77-0 vote — now goes to the Senate’s Transportation Committee.

The bill still needs to go through further government approval before the renaming is approved, but it’s definitely off to a good start.

image via Edward Betts/Wikimedia

via CBS San Francisco, SFist