Winter is coming. And it'll be six long, cold months until Game of Thrones once again slashes its way across our TV screens. These projects--some easy, some difficult--will help you pass the time.
Who said protesting had to be boring? These guys have almost made protesting a total art form with their creative ways.
15-year-old aspiring filmmaker Morgan Spence spent 3 weeks putting together a stop-motion animation for the book trailer of LEGO masterbuilder Warren Elsmore's Brick Flicks. Working together with the artist's wonderful LEGO figurines, Spence was able to recreate popular movie scenes that includes a wide range of genres, from the titular singing/dancing number from Singing in the Rain to the heart-pumping ax scene from The Shining.
In their quest to generate more sales, many brands turn to big celebrities to act as brand ambassadors for their products. Going the route of famous endorser is risky enough, but getting the right famous person to play the part can make or break the brand’s sales generating efforts.
The human body, the most familiar thing in the world to every one of us, yet remains one of the most mysterious organisms. Even today, with all the medical and scientific advancements that have been responsible for in-depth knowledge about our physical bodies, many experts are still baffled by aspects of our bodies, how they work, and why.
All of the men and women who serve in the armed forces deserve our utmost respect, gratitude, and debt. These are the people who fight for something beyond themselves – for country and liberty. These are the selfless men and women who both ensure the freedom of the country for which they fight and protect the peace in other countries.
There are an estimated 230 million, or roughly 1 in 20, people on the planet that use illicit drugs to some degree. Despite most countries’ best efforts to curtail the proliferation of narcotics and substance abuse within their borders, notwithstanding the debate many nations have over what exactly constitutes an illegal narcotic in 2014 (re: marijuana), drug abuse is a prevalent issue in society.
Well, aren’t you glad this article popped up in your 3am Google search the night before your big end of year exam?
t takes somebody truly adventurous to be able to venture through a vast natural cavern that is millions of years old. While spelunking through most caves, you expect to find pale, blind creatures, massive stalactites and stalagmites, and plenty of darkness. But these incredible caves have something even more special to offer to anyone who dares to explore their depths. I don't know which of these I should attempt to cross off my bucket list first!
Jack Hale, the fastest under-17 athlete in the world, has set a new record for the under-16 boys 100m to add to the list of other records he’s smashed recently!
If there is an obesity epidemic threatening the Western world then there is a good chance that mobile phones are not helping the problem. More specifically, charging your mobile phone in your bedroom while you sleep could actually make you put on weight, at least according to scientists in Spain.
Once, when living in a share house with a good friend of mine, I awoke in the middle of the night to find him standing at the end of my bed, staring through me with vacant eyes that didn’t seem to reflect the soul, as they are meant to. I instantly thought we must have been filming the sequel to The Blair Witch Project but nobody had remembered to inform me.
How soul-shatteringly disappointing is it when you have just bought an ice cream in a cone, you’re walking along down the street when a sharp, loud noise causes you to pivot unnecessarily quickly, you realised that here is no immediate threat and you lost your cool for nothing. But that’s not where the soul destruction comes from. You also realise that you’ve lost your cool in a far more literal sense. As has become startlingly apparent, the big glob of melting deliciousness at your feet used to be your ice cream but now belongs to the pavement.
Planet Earth’s largest and most intense storm for the whole year is destined to hit the coast of Japan sometime soon. Already brining flooding, rain and damaging winds to the Northern Mariana Islands in the north-western Pacific Ocean, super Typhoon Vongfong and its 250km/h, or 155mph, winds is unfortunately forecast to make a sharp turn and head towards one of the most densely populated parts of the planet.
If you have lineage that traces its roots to England, as a lot of us do, then typically, your surname is passed on to you through that channel.
Many people pride themselves on living in a home that is both clean and tidy. It could be a reflection of how they would like their life to be organised. Conversely, there are those who couldn’t seem to care less if theirs is a filthy, messy abode, so long as they can occasionally find the television remote. But we aren’t talking about the problems of those messy ones; we simply don’t have the time, space or resources.
Non-governmental international environmental organisation Greenpeace, has conducted a lengthy two-year investigation in to rumours of continued illegal logging in the Amazon region of South America. It has been able to confirm that indeed, illegal logging is still a rampant problem in a naturally beautiful and environmentally important area of the planet, often referred to as “the lungs of the world”.
It seem the unhealthy obsession with being filthy rich is not just limited to the Western world. Gaining inspiration from the “Rich Kids of Instagram” account which showcases the lavish lives of twenty-something children of wealthy parents who appear to have more cash than sense, the “Rich Kids of Tehran” offers an insight in to the world of wealthy Iranian families, and what the children in these families spend their parents money on. This version is wall to wall with images of luxury cars, fashion, watches, pools and jewellery.
In the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory, Darwin, the tropical city’s seasonal weather patterns are now being honoured by a trend which sees male residents of the Top End shaving patterns into their beards.
For most guys, their worst nightmare would be realised if they found themselves back in the school yard of a Monday morning, they look down and realise they have fronted for class with no pants on. That would not be cool. Mercifully for a Delaware man, that was not what happened and if he happens to be the glass half full-type, then that is what he can be thankful for. He did however, experience something that seems to have run a close second in terms of embarrassment.