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Fingerprint Building, Privacy Erosion

July 25, 2017

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Here's a biometric building design, great idea for a crime lab. This building does not exist, it's a digital fake, but a true strange incident did occur involving fingerprints and a building: The FBI once entered and demanded the fingerprints of everyone in a building, to be used to open iPhones. The idea was that […]

Three Fingered Alien Mummy? 

July 11, 2017

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This is either an interesting work of art, an ancient mutant human, or an alien.  UFO fans are going bonkers over a video of a tiny, three-fingered humanoid found in Peru – claiming it might be proof that aliens once lived on our planet. But others claim it could just be a crude fake – […]

Secret Plan to Clone Salvador Dalí?

June 27, 2017

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They say it’s about a paternity case, but the genetic material to soon be collected might be secretly used to clone the long dead surrealist painter. In a surreal turn, a judge in Madrid ordered that Salvador Dalí’s body — interred for nearly three decades — be exhumed after a 61-year-old Spanish woman claimed the […]

AutoDraw: Free AutoCorrect for Drawings

April 12, 2017

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Today’s true strange news award goes to a fun graphical AI. Try AutoDraw, free from Google. It’s like autocorrect, but for drawings. See if it can guess what you are trying to sketch. It can be a really useful tool for some projects. It guessed my Mona Lisa. Google AI can now turn your crappy […]

Surreal AI Art with Google’s DeepDream

April 7, 2017

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Google’s DeepDream AI can be used to make some wild art. The artificial intelligence can try to match what it sees in videos or still images with images in its huge database, then can overlay what it finds over the original. The results are strange, and some would say nightmarish, collages. It was originally trained on images […]

Artist tries bizarre new feat: hatching chicken eggs 

March 30, 2017

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Attempting to hatch chicken eggs may seem harmless and funny, but there is evidence that sitting for long periods of time is risky. Prolonged sitting is associated with increased risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer and even early death. That’s what I thought about after laughing about this stunt for a few seconds. It […]

Are quantum computers proof of multiple universes?

March 18, 2017

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Quantum computers may be 100 million times more powerful than today’s computers and they may do that by computing results simultaneously in multiple universes. Really? Google and Nasa announced they were collaborating on the D-Wave X2 quantum computer, which they say is 100 million times faster than a conventional computer chip, in 2013. It can […]

Listen: My most absurd guitar solo (attempt)

March 3, 2017

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This solo didn’t make the cut, but it made the blister. This absurd guitar solo I wrote and played for someone’s song (listen below) gave me the blister pictured here. It has too many mistakes and is too awkward, and it also wasn’t the style the studio wanted so I’m not going to try to […]

Sir Patrick Stewart is done with X-men roles

February 25, 2017

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I’m looking forward to seeing Logan. I once spoke to Sir Patrick briefly at a charity event, thanking him for the years of inspiration. He has an amazing voice in person. I know it is trivial and there are many important issues to face, but we must play to stretch our minds, especially in troubled […]

How to Find Your Ancient Statue Doppelgänger

January 30, 2017

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In addition to supporting the arts and broadening your horizons, a trip to a museum is an opportunity to find your millennia-old look-alike hiding in an exhibit. If you haven’t been lucky enough to make such a discovery on your own, the Musée de la civilisation in Quebec City wants to help you find your […]

Street-legal replica of the Batmobile (Tumbler) on sale for $1m

March 4, 2014

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A street-legal replica of the Batmobile, used in the Batman trilogy starring Christian Bale, has gone on sale for $1m (£597,000). The copy of the Caped Crusader’s crime-fighting machine, the Tumbler, is being sold by Florida-based J and S World Wide Holdings, according to a listing on the James Edition luxury marketplace website. The replica […]

Hong Kong jails man for blackmailing Transformers crew

February 26, 2014

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A Hong Kong court sentenced Mak Chi-shing to two years in jail. His brother was jailed for six weeks for assaulting a police officer. The men ran a shop near where the crew were filming in October. They refused to close the shop and Mr Mak demanded $13,000 (£8,000) from the crew. A scuffle then […]

Man arrested after airport screeners see bomb-like watch

February 17, 2014

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A Southern California resident is in custody after authorities say he tried to board a plane in Oakland with a watch modified by materials that could have been part of a bomb. Geoffrey McGann, 49, of Rancho Palos Verdes was taken into custody Thursday about 7:30 p.m. in Terminal 2 of Oakland International Airport. He […]

Time Travel: Realistically colored photos from the black and white past

February 3, 2014

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Over the last couple years, an increasingly popular trend online has been to create and share colorized photos from history. Artists such as Jordan Lloyd, Dana Keller and Sanna Dullaway take intriguing old black-and-white photos and bring them to life with color as if they’d been taken only yesterday. http://twentytwowords.com/2013/11/06/realistically-colorized-historical-photos-make-the-past-seem-incredibly-real-36-pictures/ These black and white photos […]

Time traveling photographer adds herself into her childhood pictures

January 14, 2014

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Genius. Photographer Chino Otsuka has discovered the art of time travel. Instead of exploiting a whole in the Space-time continuum to time travel, she simply digitally spliced her adult self into old photographs from her childhood. That way it looked like adult version of Otsuka was meeting child version of Otsuka. So clever.Otsuka explains the […]

Quadruple Entendre ? I’ve got that beat: Xeno’s Sexdecuple Entendre

November 19, 2013

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I was looking for examples of plays on words with as many meanings as possible and found this: … it has been suggested that Shakespeare’s play Much Ado About Nothing used this ploy to present a surface level description of the play as well as a pun on the Elizabethan use of “nothing” as slang […]

Fanette Guilloud’s Art

October 8, 2013

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The French artist and photographer paints geometric shapes onto abandoned walls, giving the three dimensional spaces the guise of two dimensionality when captured on film. The photos couple the surreal qualities of painting with the truth-telling promise of photography, depicting, in a single image, art’s ability to create the impossible. “You can only see these […]

New Vincent Van Gogh painting “Sunset at Montmajour” surfaces

September 9, 2013

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A newly identified landscape painting believed to have been created by Vincent Van Gogh in 1888, just two years before his death, was unveiled Monday by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. “Sunset at Montmajour” depicts a wooded area near Arles in the south of France. The museum said that the work dates from around […]

Ben Affleck to play Batman in next Superman movie

August 23, 2013

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Rumors about who will star as the Caped Crusader in the yet-to-be-named film have been swirling ever since “Man of Steel” director Zack Snyder announced at Comic-Con last monththat the two superheroes would appear together in the sequel – their first pairing on the big screen.Affleck’s name wasn’t even on The Hollywood Reporter’s list of […]

Giant Dragon Skull on Beach is Advertisement

July 25, 2013

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An End To Us. – Operation Paul Revere

July 19, 2013

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An End To Us. – Operation Paul Revere InfoWars.com Contest – YouTube. Do what you can, so this will never be. Watch more nutty stuff here http://www.infowars.com/paulrevere/ I’ve wondered if Alex Jones is funded by foreign governments, but I think probably not. In the past there was much concern and belief by US leaders that […]

Happy Birthday, M.C. Escher!

June 17, 2013

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M.C. Escher, the master of paradox, would turn 115 years old if he were still alive today. Maurits Cornelis Escher was born in 1898 in Leeuwarden, in the northern part of the Netherlands, and spent most of childhood in perpetual uncomfort due to a reoccurring skin rash. His grades in primary school were lackluster, yet […]

Movie Review: Man of Steel (2013)

June 15, 2013

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A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol […]

Kettle Resembles Hitler On J.C. Penney Billboard, Passersby Say (PHOTO)

May 29, 2013

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A photo of the billboard, taken by a Reddit user, is pictured alongside a blurred version to better show the resemblance. (Photo via Imgur) Drivers on Interstate 405 near Culver City, Calif., may have noticed something odd recently: a billboard advertising… Adolf Hitler? That’s at least what some on Twitter and Reddit have pointed out […]

New Hair Style: The Lizard

May 16, 2013

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Richter painting breaks record for living artist

May 16, 2013

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A 1968 oil painting by German artist Gerhard Richter has set a new record in New York for the highest auction price achieved by a work by a living artist. Richter’s photo-painting Domplatz, Mailand (Cathedral Square, Milan) sold for $37.1 million (£24.4 million) at Tuesday’s sale. Tobias Meyer of Sotheby’s called the price “a major […]