This incredibly awesome Spider-Man beard belongs to Chad Roberts, who recently won at the 2nd Annual Garden State Beard & ‘Stache Competition held by The Garden State Beard & Mustache Society at Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
[via Obvious Winner]
Look closely, this colourful chair is made entirely out of rubber bands - 65,000 rubber bands to be precise. It’s the work of Cleveland-based industrial designer Preston Moeller.
Inspired by a friend who suggested that he should use office supplies to make something ‘truly unique’, Moeller spent over $200 and 336 hours to create his one-of-a-kind chair.
“It almost looks like a fun toy that has been enlarged to a human scale where the user is sitting in a giant toy,” said Moeller. “But though it may look like it is all for fun it also happens to be very comfortable. The back is made from rubber bands weaved within themselves to create a springy sitting area that softly holds the user.”
[via Design Taxi]
If a kid realizes how much you love your job, there’s nothing better you can convey to a child.
Within a species, each organism has very similar DNA. In human beings, the difference between one person and another is a fraction of a one percent — but it’s what makes us individuals, giving us different facial features, hair color, and height.
Wonderful motion-graphics explainer of DNA for BBC Knowledge and Learning from London-based studio Territory. Complement with the animated history of DNA and everything you’ve ever wondered about genes vs. chromosomes vs. DNA, also animated.
Like many of you, we were dismayed to learn that Google will be shutting down its much-loved, if under-appreciated, Google Reader on July 1st. Through its many incarnations, Google Reader has remained a solid and reliable tool for those who want to ensure they are getting the best from their…
For Einstein’s birthday today, be a fly on the wall of his legendary conversation with Indian philosopher Tagore, debating Truth and Beauty at the intersection of science and spirituality.
“In honor of Pi day, I wanted to create a fun pi (and pie) centerpiece for sharing with a crowd. What you see before you are 101 mini pies adorned with pi to 100 decimal points, arranged in a giant square with circle in the middle and a pi symbol in the center. Circles, squares, and pi(e)s, oh my! The beauty of this project is that you can do it the hard way with homemade crust and filling (how I did it) or you can cut yourself some slack and use pre-made pie crust and pre-made filling or pudding and still get a great result. It’s easy to create a show stopping focal point for your Pi Day festivities that will be appreciated by math and pie lovers alike.”
[via Serious Eats]