The 18th Annual ‘Sculpture by the Sea’, An Outdoor Exhibition of Large Scale Sculptures in Sydney

2014 Sculpture by the Sea Outdoor Exhibition in Australia
We’re fryin’ out here by Andrew Hankin. Photo by Cameron Spencer

The 18th annual Sculpture by the Sea, (previously) an outdoor exhibition of large scale sculptures, runs through November 9th, 2014 at Bondi Beach and Tamarama Beach in Sydney, Australia. This year’s event includes more than 100 sculptures installed along a stretch of coastline more than a mile long. Highlights include a giant frying pan entitled We’re fryin’ out here by Andrew Hankin, and the colorful string installation permanent sunrise by Alejandro Propato.

2014 Sculpture by the Sea Outdoor Exhibition in Australia
We’re fryin’ out here by Andrew Hankin. Photo by Cameron Spencer

2014 Sculpture by the Sea Outdoor Exhibition in Australia
Sisyphus by George Andric. Photo by Cameron Spencer

2014 Sculpture by the Sea Outdoor Exhibition in Australia
permanent sunrise by Alejandro Propato. Photo by William West

2014 Sculpture by the Sea Outdoor Exhibition in Australia
Our memory in your place by Byeong Doo-moon. Photo by William West

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‘JORDANNE’, A Short Documentary About Wheelchair Tennis Player Jordanne Whiley

“JORDANNE” is a short documentary by London-based filmmaker Zak Razvi that explores the life of Jordanne Whiley, a top British wheelchair tennis player who suffers from the disease osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease.

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xkcd Explains How Far Into Outer Space Something From the Earth Has Died

Space Germs

In keeping with the macabre theme of the Halloween season, the latest “What If?” by xkcd answers the question, “what is the farthest from Earth that any Earth thing has died?” The answer doesn’t lie in any human who has ventured into the cosmos, but rather the microbes who go along for the ride.

Sterilizing spacecraft is hard. NASA has an employee specifically assigned to this task, and she has possibly the best job title of all time: Planetary Protection Officer.

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How to Make a Cyberpunk LED Eye Prosthetic for a Halloween Costume

Tully Jagoe of Adafruit Industries shared a tutorial on making an LED eye prosthetic as an addition to Halloween costumes or for cyberpunk fashion. Because the LEDs point the light forward and act as a headlamp, the wearer can see easily.

This is a very simple project you can use to help make cyborg, demon, alien, or any other glowing eyes for your costuming needs. This will require some patience and a steady hand, and a couple of hours time.

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George R.R. Martin, Amy Poehler, and Seth Meyers Play ‘Game of Thrones’ Trivia on ‘Late Night’

George R.R. Martin (previously), Amy Poehler, and Seth Meyers all sat down to play a few funny rounds of Game of Thrones trivia on a recent episode of Late Night. Poehler managed to throw in a few hilarious curveballs for Martin while he was being quizzed.

Can you guess who said which famous Game of Thrones quote?

A Group of Elephants Luxuriate in a Wonderful Mud Bath That Was Created Just for Them

A group of adult elephants luxuriate in a mud bath that was created just for them by the staff at the wonderful Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand and, in doing so, show a couple of their babies how to do the same. The youngsters prove to be very quick studies, rolling around in the cool mud in no time at all.

When elephants live freely they always show their natural behavior, especially in a mud bath, their favorite activity at Elephant Nature Park.

‘Millennial Horror Story’, A Creepy Comedy Sketch That Demonstrates the Nightmare of No Cellular Service

Millennial Horror Story” is a creepy comedy sketch by comedian Paul Gale (previously) that demonstrates the nightmare of no cell service for a group of friends in a spooky mansion. The video stars Gale along with Sunita Mani, Lauren Ireland, Elyse Brandau, James Dwyer, and Alfred Rosenblatt. It was shot at the newly-opened YouTube Space New York, and Gale also created a behind-the-scenes video that can be viewed by signing up for his website.

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