‘Ocean Atlas’, A Massive Underwater Figure Sculpture in the Bahamas That Doubles as an Artificial Reef

Ocean Atlas by Jason DeCaires Taylor

Ocean Atlas is massive new underwater figure sculpture by artist Jason DeCaires Taylor that was installed in the waters off Nassau, Bahamas earlier in October. The 60-ton concrete sculpture is 16 feet tall. Like Taylor’s other underwater sculptures, it will double as an artificial reef. We previously posted about Urban Reef, Taylor’s underwater house sculptures.

Ocean Atlas by Jason DeCaires Taylor

Ocean Atlas by Jason DeCaires Taylor

Ocean Atlas by Jason DeCaires Taylor

Ocean Atlas by Jason DeCaires Taylor

photos via Jason DeCaires Taylor

via My Modern Metropolis

Hand-Drawn City Maps That Outline Short Tours for Visitors

Hand-Drawn City Maps by Oliver Jeffers
San Francisco. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, written by Jaime Gross.

Between 2009 and 2011, artist Oliver Jeffers created a charming series of hand-drawn city maps for the United Airlines in-flight magazine, Hemispheres. In the series, entitled One City, Five Hours, Jeffers (and writer-collaborators) outline whirlwind tours of San Francisco, Paris, Shanghai, and other world destinations. Earlier this month, Jeffers released a children’s book, Once Upon an Alphabet: Short Stories for All the Letters.

Hand-Drawn City Maps by Oliver Jeffers
Paris. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, written by Paul Tullis.

Hand-Drawn City Maps by Oliver Jeffers
Melbourne. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, written by Claire Davie.

Hand-Drawn City Maps by Oliver Jeffers
Vancouver. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, written by Celeste Moure.

Hand-Drawn City Maps by Oliver Jeffers
Shanghai. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, written by Laurie Werner.

via Austin Kleon, Coudal Partners

Adorable Dog Is Determined to Retrieve His Ball From Between the Spindles of a Wooden Chair

An adorable dog named Teddy is absolutely determined to retrieve his ball from in between the spindles of a wooden chair, despite the fact that his humans encourage him to go around and get it from the other side. According to his human Darren Black, Teddy “is not the brightest dog in the world”, but it’s entirely possible that Teddy just preferred the challenge.

via Nothing To Do With Arbroath

Magician Frightens Strangers When an ‘Alien’ Chestburster Violently Shoots Out of His Rib Cage

Magician Rahat Hussein (see previously) recently frightened unsuspecting strangers when he walked up to them on the street and had an Alien chestburster violently shoot out of his rib cage. Rahat previously scared fast food drive-thru employees with the same amusing prank.

Rahat worked together with Morph Costumes to create his Alien-themed outfit, which is available to purchase online.

Vsauce3 Explores and Examines What It Would Be Like If Mankind Lived on the Moon

Vsauce3 (see previously) host Jake Roper explores and examines what it would be like if mankind lived on the moon. One of the many fun facts that Roper discussed was that “if we lived on the moon for a year, we’d be .002 seconds older than if we had stayed on Earth.”

Mankind has always dreamed of colonizing the Moon. In fact, in the 1950s and 60s, the US military drafted up numerous proposals for Army and Air Force lunar bases. But what if we actually lived there?

What if We Lived on the Moon

What if We Lived on the Moon

images via Vsauce3

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A Series of Famous Film Scenes Recreated Using LEGO Bricks

15-year-old filmmaker Morgan Spence recreated many famous film scenes using LEGO bricks for his short film “Brick Flicks: Famous Films and Movie Posters in LEGO.” The stop-motion animation is a promotional piece for the book Brick Flicks: 60 Cult Movie Scenes & Posters Made from Lego by LEGO master builder Warren Elsmore. Spence recreated scenes from such classic films as Breakfast at Tiffany’sThe Wizard of OzWayne’s World, and more.

breakfastattiffanys

wizardofoz

waynesworld

photos via Morgan Spence

via The Daily Mail, Demilked