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Having a Rough Day? Have an Emergency Compliment.

Monday 10.29.2012 , Posted by

Some days it feels like the only things we hear are negative: from a boss wondering why that impossibly big task isn’t done, to a friend telling you about the spinach you’ve had in your teeth for an hour… or even your old printer whining as it eats the tenth piece of paper.

Well, have no fear, Emergency Compliment is here. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #300 > Kickin’ It Old School

Thursday 10.25.2012 , Posted by

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An Amazing Japanese Contact Juggler

Wednesday 10.24.2012 , Posted by

Hey children of the 80s: remember that part in the movie Labyrinth when David Bowie starts magically juggling those clear orbs? That’s not magic, it’s a technique called contact juggling… and when done right, it looks just about like the rolling balls are glued to your body. In this beautiful example, a man at the 2012 Japan Juggling Festival Championship wows the crowd with a 6 minutes set – but not before first impressing them by his mesmerizing skills using just one white orb. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #283 > One Droid, Two Droid, Red Droid…

Wednesday 10.03.2012 , Posted by

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What Is the Hottest Thing In the Universe?

Saturday 09.29.2012 , Posted by

Remember trying to play hooky from school by sneaking the thermometer into your oatmeal when mom wasn’t looking to fake a fever? It turns out 98.6°F is just the average temperature of the human body, but it experiences many fluctuations throughout the day, so you could just fake a fever a couple hours before bedtime. If you’ve ever wondered what the hottest temperature in the universe is (it’s not the sun), then you MUST SEE this amazing video. [Read more...]

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Guns N’ Roses – Underwater Shots Become Flowers

Saturday 09.29.2012 , Posted by

The only thing more cool than seeing a gun shot underwater is the beautiful, flower shaped jacketed hollow point bullets that result. Firearm expert Andrew Tuohy provides both on his website, Vuurwapen Blog. The blog is named after the Dutch word for firearm and is intended to be the best source of the highest quality firearm reviews on the internet. [Read more...]

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Supercharger: Drive for Free, Forever, On Sunlight

Wednesday 09.26.2012 , Posted by

“Drive for Free. Forever. On Sunlight.” Don’t worry, you read that right. If you haven’t heard of Tesla Motors, your ears will be ringing with the name soon. The revolutionary California based company has been changing the face of the automotive industry one step at a time, and they’re doing it with electric cars. Now, in perhaps the most stunning move yet, they have introduced Supercharger, an electric car charging system which promises to eliminate all the major concerns about owning an electric car. [Read more...]

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Campfire Cologne: A New Woodsy Scent for Men

Tuesday 09.25.2012 , Posted by

Do you long for the cool air of a dense forest, the dusty path of a long hiking trail or the warm experience of cooking over an evening campfire? If so, then look no further than Campfire Cologne. This new designer scent is sure to take you back to those woodsy places with just the strike of a match… even if you and your beard are stuck in an office. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #273 > Movies That Stay Classy

Monday 09.17.2012 , Posted by

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Save the Date: Ink Stamp Pointillism

Sunday 09.16.2012 , Posted by

If you thought old school librarians were the only ones who know how to use an ink date stamp, think again. Italian artist Federico Pietrella has put a contemporary twist on classical painting by using only a date stamp to recreate photographs of simple objects.  According to the artist, “Time is a mysterious thing.  For me it’s the most important thing from which everything is derived- work, existence, life.”  Each picture takes Pietrella 1-2 months, which is evidenced when you look closely since he uses the current date each time he stamps. [Read more...]

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