Monday, 30 November 2015

Hippo photobomb

The photobomb phenomenon, someone or something intruding into a photograph where they are not meant to be included, is wide-spread on the internet. This is one of the funniest I have seen. First seen here.

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Poodle moth

This Venezuelan poodle moth seems to come straight out of a Photoshop competition, but it is the real thing. First seen here.

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Even more leaning tower

These images of the Leaning Tower are actually identical, but the tower on the right looks more lopsided because the human visual system treats the two images as one scene. Our brains have learned that two tall objects in our view will usually rise at the same angle but converge toward the top—think of standing at the base of neighboring skyscrapers. Because these towers are parallel, they do not converge, so the visual system thinks they must be rising at different angles, as demonstrated by the 2009 winner of the Best Visual Illusion of the Year Contest. First seen here.

Friday, 27 November 2015

Good message, but.....

This is not photoshopped - I saw it at Stephen Fry's excellent show QI as well. First seen here.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Muppets cupcakes

A good example of "too good to eat" really - these cupcakes made to resemble Muppets characters in astonishing detail. Brings back memories. First seen here.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Walkie-Talkie style

The linked list is really funny: 26 household objects renamed ub the style of the person who invented the walkie-talkie. First seen here.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Escher in Lego

An amazing tour de force, this re-creation of one of Escher's most famous images in lego building blocks. Excellent work by Andrew Lipson from Cambridge. First seen here.

Monday, 23 November 2015

Blue dragon

This blue sea slug is simply beautiful, if dangerous - but its size is less impressive. It is about as big as a finger nail. First seen here.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Meals on wheels

The picture itself is funny enough, the title is brilliant. The risks of cycling in Canada. First seen somewhere on FaceBook.

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Rug scale

An ingenious combination of bath rug and built-in scales that also remember your previous weight and if you dare, your ideal weight.... First seen here.

Friday, 20 November 2015

Origami dragon

Some of the best origami I have seen comes from Spain, courtesy of artist Gonzalo Garcia Calvo. Many more examples in the link. First seen here.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Birthday balloon

Gotta love that expression - probably not the first time this chimp is experiencing a balloon about to pop. First seen here.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Book mushrooms

Remarkable art indeed, although just falling on the Potpourri side of my blogs fence. These wall-mounted mushrooms were created by Melissa Jay Craig from books. First seen here.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Sky art

An amazing series of photographs playing around with cloud formations in creative ways. Thanks to Jenny Downing for sharing the link some time ago. First seen here.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Darth Vader shower head

I think the new Disney-fueled Star Wars mania is getting out of hand. Is there really a market for Darth Vader shower heads? First seen here.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Lens chess set

An awesome combination of two of my hobbies - photography and chess. This chess set is constructed from real Canon and Nikon camera lenses. First seen here.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

The pianist's laundry

A great example how a rather ordinary photograph can be turned into a very interesting one by adding a clever title. First seen somewhere on FaceBook.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Driving Miss Crazy

An amazing creation by Miss Bugs, the artist team consisting of a London-born boy and a Wales-born girl, who prefer to remain anonymous. Constructed almost exclusively from toy cars, this spiraling portrait is very convincing. First seen here.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Elephant Foot glacier

This must be one of the most stunningly shaped glaciers I have ever seen on photographs. It is the Elephant Foot Glacier in northeastern Greenland. First seen here.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Quack!

One of the funniest duck shots I have encountered. Sourced from Fukung, a site which I never link to because many of their images are extremely not safe for work.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

This charming Charlie

I love the idea, as well as the execution. the linked site posts Charlie Brown cartoon images with the original texts replaced by lyrics from the 80s pop group The Smiths. First seen here.

Monday, 9 November 2015

A matter of perspective

So.... any idea what this is, when seen from a different perspective? Just guess, then click the link. First seen here.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Portal in the sky

What a jaw dropping sight: this cloud formation looks like a portal to another dimension. For a full explanation of the phenomenon, please click the link. First seen here.

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Snurk Star Wars bed sheets

The Dutch company Snurk (Dutch for snore) is jumping on the renewed Star Wars popularity train with their new line of bedware. Fun for nerds of all ages. First seen here.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Heavy Metal band name

Most of these name generators are boring, but this one amused me for its believable results. Trying a few variations, I got RANCID SPAWN (from my screen name), SATAN'S TEMPLE (from my real name), GUILTY VENGEANCE (from my wife's screen name), and FORBIDDEN FIRE (from my wife's real name). First seen here.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Return to pooh corner

Many awful album covers are by relatively unknown artists, but Kenny Loggins (of Loggins and Messina fame) cannot be categorized as such. But awful it is. First seen here.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Painting with coffee

Apparently, painting with coffee has become quite the rage recently - the linked Oddity Central post lists no fewer than six artists who chose this unusual medium. The one I selected is by Karen Eland. First seen here.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Nose trimmer

A new name in the ever growing ranks of photographers who create scenes with little plastic people: Poy from Thailand. First seen here.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Rainbow carrots

A beautiful wheel of carrots in all colours of the rainbow, thanks to a group of researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) who selectively bred carrots with pigments. First seen here.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Headline of the year

The reporter must have been sooooooooooo happy. First seen here.