Happy Palindrome Week!

It’s Palindrome Week—and this week is especially auspicious. Each date this week is a palindrome (a word, phrase, or sequence that reads the same backward as forward):

5.10.15
5.11.15
5.12.15
5.13.15
5.14.15
5.15.15
5.16.15

How rare is that? Aziz Inan, an engineering professor at University of Portland who tracks palindromes, told USA Today:

“A five-digit palindrome is not as rare as a seven-digit date palindrome, such as 1/10/2011, or an eight-digit date palindrome such as 01/02/2010. There will be only 26 seven-digit palindromes this century and 12 eight-digit dates … Once you start writing the year as two digits, then things change because those dates occur every century. Today is 5/11/15, but next century there’s also going to be 5/11/15, but it’s going to be the 22nd century instead of the 21st century.”

What Are Your Fingernails Telling You?

Your fingernails can tell you a lot about your health. From vitamin deficiencies to potentially life-threatening conditions, the signs may be in your hands—literally. Take a look at these common nail symptoms, and contact your medical provider if you see something that might be cause for concern.

Sad Guy Who Won Vacation, Wins Again, Takes Wife and Baby, Has Great Time

You might remember Kevin Blandford from a few months ago. The 34-year-old telecom worker from Louisville, Kentucky won a free vacation to Puerto Rico from his job. The only problem? His baby daughter was too young to make the trip, and his wife stayed home to take care of her. Blandford decided to document his vacation with a series of dour faced photos showing his family he wasn’t having a bit of fun without them.

The hilarious series went viral – so popular that he won himself another, identical, Puerto Rican vacation – this time with the family.

Blind Mother Can “See” Her Baby’s Ultrasound Thanks to 3D Printing Technology

Seeing an ultrasound of her unborn baby for the first time is a milestone that an expectant mother will never forget. A little preview of the bundle of joy that she will soon get to hold in her arms. But for a blind mother, the ultrasound only tells her that her baby is healthy and then she has to wait until birth to know what her baby looks like. But this lucky mother got an unexpected surprise. A doctor used a 3D printer to create a life sized image of her baby’s face so that she could feel what it looks like. The joy on her face as she touches her baby’s “face” for the first time is absoloutely heartwarming.

This Organization Sends Left-Over Burning Man Bikes to Namibia, Africa

When a couple Australians and a New Zealander went to Burning Man for the first time in 2013, they had a surprising revelation. It wasn’t that everything they ever knew in life was untrue or that the most amazing experiences happen when you bring over 60,000 creative people together for a week. It was that there was a ton of bicycles left over on the desert playa when the gathering came to a close.

Majestic Mountain Chairs Bring Nature Into Your Living Room

People love adorning their walls with natural landscapes to bring the rugged outdoors into their homes, but a picture is only worth a thousand words. The legendary architect and designer Gaetano Pesce brings nature into your living room without the confines of a frame. He has designed a line of furniture with innovative shapes and fabric design. You’ll feel like you’re sinking in to the coziest mountain. His prints feature mountains, trees, lakes, and waterfalls, which look majestic when juxtaposed against one another.

All You Need Is a Smart Phone to Control This Paper Airplane

Paper airplanes are fun to make, but their quick flight and nose dive to the ground is not the most entertaining thing to watch. Now you can have a crash proof paper airplane and keep it afloat via Bluetooth technology and an app on your smartphone! You can control the airplane in a range up to 180 feet for up to 10 minutes! Tilting and moving your tablet back and forth and left and right you can steer the airplane and make it ascend and descend through the sky.

New Windows 10 Emojis Include the Middle Finger and Neutral Gray Skin Tones

Windows 10 is expected to be released in July 2015, and with it will be the first update to emoji characters since Windows 8.1 in 2013. Coming with those changes are two Unicode recommendations thus far ignored by Apple and Google: gray skin tones and a hand with the middle finger raised. Yes, you can now flip each other off in a range of skin tones.

4 Smart Ways to Fold a T-Shirt

Laundry Day is a bummer—unless you’re a shirt-folding ninja. Want to make life easier? Check out these 4 badass shirt folds. Whether you need to pack light, fold for display, or fold in record time, these easy hacks will make laundry less of a pain. Our fave? The Army Ranger roll.

Comic Book Artist Creates A Tattoo That Comes to Life With An Interactive App

We’ve seen some pretty rad 3d tattoos, but this one adds a whole new dimension. Created by Australian comic book artist Sutu, the tattoo features an augmented reality that can be revealed with the help of an app powered by Boomcore technology. The tattoo looks like a regular comic book character, but through the lens of the app it comes alive! Swirls of color radiate from the object in the little guy’s hand. The future of body art just got really exciting.