Passengers Mitchell and Amie Stewart captured video of a lightning strike that hit the Boeing 777 they were in as it made its approach into Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris, France on February 3, 2016.
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Frinkiac is a search engine specifically for finding screencaps from The Simpsons from its database of nearly 3,000,000 images. Named for Springfield‘s resident mad scientist Jonathan Frink, Frinkiac will return image results based on keywords. Once an image is clicked users will also get a relevant quote and links to other images from the same scene.
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Kermit, do you think we have free will, or is there someone controlling our every movement?
Stephen Colbert and Kermit the Frog stare into the stars to ask the big questions on The Late Show. The pair tackle issues of free will, time travel, and what makes a person themselves. Kermit appeared on the show to promote his sitcom The Muppets.
xkcd illustrator Randall Munroe gave an elaborate answer to the question, “How long would it take for a single person to fill up an entire swimming pool with their own saliva?” as part of his What If? series. The answer compares the time it would take to fill the hypothetical pool to the evolution of human society from prehistoric to modern times.
Munroe tackled similarly absurd questions in his book What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions.
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Augmented reality technology changes the world of a near future Brooklyn in the and Amazon Studios and Magnolia Pictures film Creative Control. The movie stars Benjamin Dickinson and Reggie Watts, and it was directed by Dickinson. Production of the film was funded through a Kickstarter campaign.
The film will be released in theaters on March 11, 2016.
The setting is New York, 5 minutes in the future. The glorious technological advances and communication devices of the near future meant to increase connectivity and alleviate boredom are only increasing the anxiety level of the insecure New Yorkers who’ve inherited them. David (writer/director Benjamin Dickinson) is an overworked, tech-addled advertising executive developing a high-profile marketing campaign for a new generation of Augmented Reality glasses. Feeling stuck in his relationship with yoga teacher Juliette (Nora Zehetner, BRICK, IFC’s “Maron”), he envies the charmed life of his best friend, fashion photographer Wim (Dan Gill, THE WEDDING RINGER) and his entrancing girlfriend Sophie (Alexia Rasmussen, CALIFORNIA SOLO) – so he uses the glasses to develop a life-like avatar of her. Unwittingly, fantasy and reality begin to blur. As passions escalate and things get increasingly out of hand, the friends are forced to deal with the impending collision between their public, private and imaginary lives.