In the charming short documentary “My Kid and Me,” filmmaker Casey Neistat explores his relationship with his teenaged son Owen through the lens of a recent father-son trip the duo took to Machu Picchu in Peru.
Educator Rose Eveleth explains what makes certain foods spicy, how the body reacts to that spice and why certain people enjoy the burn of spicy foods more than others in “The Science of Spiciness“, a Ted-Ed animated lesson.
Even though we say something is spicy, spicy is not a taste like sweet, salty or sour. Instead what’s really happening is that certain compounds in food activate the sensory neurons called “polymodal nociceptors“. You have these all over your body, including your mouth and nose and they’re the same receptors that are activated by extreme heat. So when you eat a chili pepper, your mouth feels like it’s burning because your brain actually thinks it’s burning. The opposite happens when you eat something with menthol in it, the cool minty compound is activating your cold receptors. When these heat sensitive receptors are activated, your body thinks it’s in contact with a dangerous heat source and reacts accordingly.
“Memory Wound” is a visually striking memorial to the victims of the Utøya island massacre (part of the 2011 Norway terrorist attacks) that takes the form of an 11-foot-wide excavation cutting through a point of land near the island. The memorial, which was designed by Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg, is meant to resemble a wound or cut in the landscape. Visitors to the memorial will be able to walk to the edge of the excavation. Out of reach, on the far side of the excavation, will be the names of the 69 victims of the massacre. “Memory Wound” and Dahlberg’s proposal for a second memorial in Olso were both recently selected in a competition hosted by Public Art Norway (KORO). “Memory Wound” is scheduled for completion in 2015.
images via Jonas Dahlberg
A very creative photographer mom and her very photogenic daughter nicknamed “Mayhem” have been creating amazing dresses with paper, scissors, assorted scraps, bandages and an incredible eye for color. The first dress happened when Angie (Mom) grew a tad weary of her closet being raided.
Growing tired of finding articles of my own clothing strewn about her room, I suggested we make a dress from paper. She was in. This was our first.
And the day she unrolled an entire roll of toilet paper, we decided it would be easier to make a dress out of it than to re-roll it.
On this day, we discovered an entire roll of athletic tape could become an amazing super hero outfit.
Tulle was introduced into the mix
No toothpaste. All right.
Bryce Shivers, played by Fred Armisen, and Lisa Eversman, played by Carrie Brownstein, explain the benefits of renting out anything and everything — including themselves — in this Portlandia clip promoting Season 4 of the IFC television show.
Apparently putting birds on things and pickling everything in sight isn’t as lucrative as one would believe. So Bryce and Lisa are looking for a little extra money. Luckily, they have a plan: Rent It Out!
Red Rum, An Illustration by Josh Ellingson That Envisions a Switcharoo on Frisch’s Iconic Big Boy Mascot
Two gorgeous Chinese red pandas happily play with one another in the snow at The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. According to Thane Maynard, the Zoo’s Executive Director, red pandas absolutely thrive in cold weather.
Now winter time at the Cincinnati Zoo, conjures up ideas like polar bears or penguins, but we have all sorts of animals who love cold weather, including the Chinese red panda. Now red pandas look like big red raccoons, but they are actually cousins of the giant panda. They come from the some of same bamboo forests, in fact bamboo is a large part of their diet. They are arboreal, nocturnal and they are extremely good in the cold weather.
images via The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
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