‘Kingdom Rush: Origins’, A New Prequel to the Incredibly Popular ‘Kingdom Rush’ Tower Defense Game

Kingdom Rush: Origins is a new prequel tower defense game by Ironhide Game Studio that features new towers, troops, enemies, and upgrades. The game marks the third installment of the popular Kingdom Rush series. Kingdom Rush: Origins is currently available on iOS, Android, and via Amazon.

Kingdom Rush: Origins is the third installment of the award-winning Kingdom Rush saga, loved by millions and earning accolades from gamers and critics around the globe. Take a trip back to the beginning, before Vez’nan ever thought to threaten the kingdom with the gem of power, and experience even more of the lightning-fast, exceptionally captivating gameplay that made the franchise a cornerstone of essential tower defense games. In this exciting prequel, command your elven army and defend mystical lands from sea serpents, evil sorcerers, and wave after wave of gnoll tribesman, all with the help of brand-spankin’ new towers, heroes, and spells to fend off every last baddie.

Kingdom Rush: Origins

Kingdom Rush: Origins

Kingdom Rush: Origins

Kingdom Rush: Origins

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‘Two Lands’, Gorgeous Time-Lapse Video of the Landscapes and Skies of Greenland and Iceland

“Two Lands” is a short by Los Angeles production company scientifantastic that captures gorgeous time-lapse video of Greenland and Iceland, including their beautiful scenery and the glowing Aurora Borealis overhead.

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An Ultra Modern Design Proposal for U.S. Dollar Banknotes

Dollar Bill Redesign by Travis Purrington

Graphic designer Travis Purrington has created an ultra modern design proposal for U.S. dollar banknotes. In his proposal, Purrington chose a forward-looking theme of human advancement and discovery, rather than the historical focus of U.S. currency. The bills also increase in size based on their denomination, a feature that is found in many contemporary currencies including the euro and the Swiss franc. Purrington took his inspiration from the franc, which is redesigned relatively frequently (the current banknotes are the 8th series since 1907.) Purrington created the design proposal for his master’s thesis at the Academy of Art and Design in Basel, Switzerland (Purrington is American.)

Dollar Bill Redesign by Travis Purrington

Dollar Bill Redesign by Travis Purrington

Dollar Bill Redesign by Travis Purrington

Dollar Bill Redesign by Travis Purrington

Dollar Bill Redesign by Travis Purrington

Dollar Bill Redesign by Travis Purrington

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Goodwell, An Open-Source Toothbrush With Detachable Heads and a Built-In Brushing Tracker

Goodwell is a modular, open-source toothbrush with replaceable heads that can be swapped out for flossers, tongue scrappers and other instruments and an aluminum handle that can be used to store small objects like pills and toothpicks. The company, which is currently seeking crowdfunding support, is also looking to launch a subscription service so users can have a new brush delivered each month.

Our toothbrush is a supremely minimal and has a modern aesthetic with a sustainable platform that the toothbrush market today is missing. Sustainable because it is made of materials that last but also because it’s lifecycle is literally a lifetime, unlike traditional toothbrushes that you throw away 2-4 times a year.

The brush also features a built-in three-axis accelerometer for tracking brushing activity via a mobile app.

GoodWell

GoodWell

GoodWell

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Mental Floss Debunks Several Common Misconceptions About Household Pets

In a recent episode of the Mental Floss series Misconceptions, host Elliott Morgan debunks several common misconceptions about household pet like dogs, cats and bunnies. Despite his snark toward cats (“I’m allergic to most cat personalities”), Elliot does bring up some very good points.

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks as just an expression. Older healthy dogs can absolutely learn new tricks. In fact they might enjoy the activity in mental exercise. …Misconception number nine if you leave your dog outside, it’ll exercise by itself. Now some people believe that providing and dog with the yard means it’ll take care of its own exercise, but if you observe your dog in the yard you’ll probably knows that it is not running around or getting a decent amount exercise at all. Even if you have a yard should still be taking your dog for regular walk.

A Movie Mashup of Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘The Land Before Time’

In August 2014, Daily ReHash created a great mashup video that merges audio from Marvel‘s hit movie Guardians of the Galaxy and video clips from the 1988 animated film The Land Before Time. The group of young dinosaurs join together to do something good, something bad… a bit of both.

A TED-Ed Animation Exploring the Ways Van Gogh Paintings Captured Light and Fluid Movement

The latest TED-Ed Animation by educator Natalya St. Clair and animator Avi Ofer explores how painter Vincent Van Gogh’s colorful brush work captured the chaos of natural mathematical concepts like turbulence.

Van Gogh and other impressionists represented light in a different way than their predecessors, seeming to capture its motion.