A colony of ants moving randomly around a working iPhone suddenly and mysteriously began marching in a perfect circle when the phone started ringing. While there’s a bit of scientific disagreement around what made the ants jump into formation so quickly, the effect is really fascinating.
Vinod Kumar Chaudhary from New Delhi, India has broken the Guinness World Record for “Fastest Time to Type Using the Nose” with a time of 46.30 seconds to type the sentence, “Guinness world records have challenged me to type this sentence using my nose in the fastest time.”
“Star Stuff” is a short film by writer and director Ratimir Rakuljic about a curious young boy who grows up to become famed astrophysicist Carl Sagan. The film follows Sagan as a boy trying to learn what the stars are, and how he makes the important discoveries that led to his later work.
Rakuljic also released a short behind-the-scenes video about the making of the film.
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Denver, Colorado-based photographer, writer, and father Randy Slavey and his wife recently created an amazing Portal-themed bedroom for their son on his thirteenth birthday. The surprised young man’s jaw dropped as he walked into the new room filed with all sorts of Portal-style designs. The entire series of process and finished photos are available to view on the GeekDad blog.
‘Portal,’ and its successor ‘Portal 2,’ took the brilliantly simple concept of a portal gun, combined it with a fantastic storyline that included a sadistic but hilarious antagonist, and created a game that is just as replayable today as it was eight years ago. It was no surprise that my video game obsessed son took to it like a Cheep Cheep to water. Years after that first test chamber, he is still a huge fan and has amassed an impressive collection of t-shirts, toys, and collectibles based on the characters and story. So when it came time to remodel his room for his thirteenth birthday, and he asked for a Portal room, my wife and I wanted to make sure it was something worthy of one of Aperture Laboratories’ finest young test subjects.
photos via GeekDad
Necto Cooler is a sour wheat beer created by the Ardmore, Pennsylvania-based Tired Hands Brewing Company, who is known for creating all sorts of experimental brews, that is inspired by Hi-C’s orange flavored Ecto Cooler drink. The classic Ecto-Cooler box featured The Real Ghostbusters character Slimer, who is the mascot that Tired Hands Brewing Company also chose to promote their beer.
The limited edition craft beer was released and sold out in a matter of days at their Brew Cafe. Necto Cooler’s flavor consisted of a “tart summer bier brewed with wheat. Hopped gently with Simcoe and Citra. Soured in the kettle then conditioned on top of nectarine purée” at 4.5% alcohol.
photo via Tired Hands Brewing Company
Romanian architect and artist Ioana Vanc creates absolutely wonderfully detailed portraits and scenes with various types of produce into the bowls of spoons. Vanc explains her process in a guest post on Bored Panda.
… I enjoy making art pieces using everyday objects. I also love food art and I started using food items a lot more for my illustrations. However, I want to push myself to be more creative and make my food art more interesting and fun. Instead of using a plate, all my artworks are created using a spoon as a canvas. Although I use a larger spoon, the making process is very challenging.
images via Ioana Vanc
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Hulu has added the long-requested option of commercial-free viewing for their customers. Viewers now have a choice between a $7.99 per month plan that features limited commercial interruptions, and an $11.99 per month plan without commercials. Both plans include access to Hulu original and exclusive content like Difficult People and Doozers, and its catalog of movies and television shows from other networks and studios.
— hulu (@hulu) September 2, 2015
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