StarWars.com Picks Their Top 10 Best ‘Star Wars’ Sidekicks

On the latest episode of StarWars.com 10, StarWars.com picks their top 10 best sidekicks in the Star Wars universe.

In this installment of the StarWars.com 10, we’re picking the top 10 Star Wars sidekicks, from daring droids to plucky pilots — but no Jedi or Sith apprentices. We figure, if you’re strong with the Force, you don’t want to be called a sidekick. For this list, we’re focusing on sidekicks from the Star Wars films, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Star Wars Rebels, ranking them on personality, loyalty, and impact.

Man Drives a Golf Ball Directly Into the Lens of His Brand New GoPro Camera, Breaking It During Its First Use

A video captured by a man named Corey shows him driving a golf ball directly into the lens of his brand new GoPro HERO2 camera, breaking it during its very first use. Although the original camera was sadly destroyed, a representative from GoPro commented on Corey’s video that they would replace it with one of their recently released cameras, the GoPro HERO4 Session, which they say he will love because it’s a “much smaller target.”

via Fast Company, Peta Pixel

1000 Musicians Simultaneously Perform ‘Learn To Fly’ to Persuade the Foo Fighters to Play Concert in Italy

The Rockin’ Thousand is a group of 1,000 incredibly talented musicians who came together from all over Italy to simultaneously perform the now-classic Foo Fighters song “Learn To Fly” in a historic effort to persuade the band to play a concert in Romagna, a historical district in northern Italy. Conceived in 2014 by Fabio Zaffagnini, a multi-lingual musician, adventurer and TEDx speaker, the project took many months to come together through crowdfunding and of course, finding the right musicians who could synchronize with other musicians perfectly.

The Rockers have been selected online: they had to leave their personal information and a video showing their ability. Through the months, our Music Gurus examined every single video (thousands!) and decided whether the rocker was good enough or not. The data management and the communications passed through an automatic web system, nevertheless, part of the work requested one-on-one calls.Every Rocker had a personal area with all the information needed for the participation, like the Music Gurus Tutorial

The Rockin’ Thousand is now awaiting a response from the band about the show, although they seemed to like the video a lot.

This is the video that started it all.

Made It

image via Fabio Zaffagini

via The Awesomer

‘The Hunger Games: The Exhibition’, An Exploration of the Books and Films at Discovery Times Square in New York City

THE HUNGER GAMES: THE EXHIBITION at The Discovery Times Square Opening on July 1st
photo by Marion Curtis

The Hunger Games: The Exhibition is a fascinating exhibition — created by Lionsgate, produced by Imagine Exhibitions, and designed by Thinkwell — that explores the science, art, and culture present in both The Hunger Games films and books. The exhibit opened on July 1st, 2015 at the Discovery Times Square museum in New York City. An official mobile companion for The Hunger Games: The Exhibition is available to download from iTunes. Tickets for the show are available to purchase online from ShowClix.

The Hunger Games: The Exhibition celebrates the blockbuster The Hunger Games franchise and Katniss’s epic journey like never before. This dynamic exploration of the art, science, pageantry and history of the world of Panem features iconic costumes, props, and set recreations that highlight the technological wizardry and amazing artistry that brought this world to life. High-tech, hands-on interactives let you dive into exciting behind-the-scenes content, engage deeply with the world of the films, and discover a whole new side of the stories that took the world by storm.

THE HUNGER GAMES: THE EXHIBITION at The Discovery Times Square Opening on July 1st
photo by Marion Curtis

THE HUNGER GAMES: THE EXHIBITION at The Discovery Times Square Opening on July 1st
photo by Marion Curtis

THE HUNGER GAMES: THE EXHIBITION at The Discovery Times Square Opening on July 1st
photo by Marion Curtis

THE HUNGER GAMES: THE EXHIBITION at The Discovery Times Square Opening on July 1st
photo by Marion Curtis

Hunger Games Exhibit
image via Discovery Times Square

Color Palette Generator, An Online Tool for Generating a Color Palette From a Photograph

Laughing Squid Color Palette
Laughing Squid circuit board, original photo via Scott Beale

Color Palette Generator is an online tool created by Steven DeGraeve that generates a ten-color palette from online images. Users paste a link to an online photo or image, and the tool returns matching HTML hex codes that can be useful when creating design featuring the original image.

Amelia Tickle Color Palette
Amelia Tickle with a large bunch of celery, original photo via Glen Tickle

Puddles Pity Party Color Palette
Puddles the Sad Clown with a TARDIS, original photo via Puddles Pity Party

Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer Palette
Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer posing with instruments, original photo via Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer

via Product Hunt

A Flock of Playful Swallows Try to Impede the Path of a Tiny Baby Elephant Who Just Wants to Cross the Street

A tiny baby elephant at Kruger National Park in South Africa, attempted cross a paved road in the face of a flock of very playful, low-flying swallows who just wanted to have a little fun with the young pachyderm. According to Latest Sightings, this happened on the H3 highway near the Berg-en-Dal Rest-Camp inside the park.

With this week being so sad after the loss of a great animal, Cecil the lion, we thought we would cheer everyone up with a video that will make you cry of happiness, rather than sadness. Such a cute video of a tiny new-born elephant trying to chase away the low flying swallows that are around him. Taken on the H3 near Berg en Dal in the Kruger National Park in South Africa.

via Daily Dot

Man Appears To Be Walking Through an Incredible 3D Optical Illusion Painted in the Corner of a Room

3D streetpainting artist Leon Keer (previously) created an incredible Trompe-l’œil style 3D optical illusion painting in the corner of a room earlier this month at the Life Festival in Schaan, Liechtenstein. He posted a video of a man who appears to walk through the 3D painting, the effect is quite amazing.

optical illusion

optical illusion

photos by Leon Keer

via Lost At E Minor