“Bringing eye contact back to the 21st century” Read more at http://dangerousminds.net/#FpCx7szrZBDafxq1.99

Okay, so maybe this isn’t a real thing yet… but, c’mon, you know it’s coming! With the tagline “Bringing eye contact back to the 21st century” the Texting Hat is here to solve all your phone zombie problems.

via The Kraftfuttermischwerk

Truly remarkable engineering [via David Adshek]

Spot is a four-legged robot designed for indoor and outdoor operation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. Spot has a sensor head that helps it navigate and negotiate rough terrain. Spot weighs about 160 lbs.

[via Tom DeCoursey]

There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say there are things that we now know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we do not know we don't know. So when we do the best we can and we pull all this information together, and we then say well that's basically what we see as the situation, that is really only the known knowns and the known unknowns. And each year, we discover a few more of those unknown unknowns. ~  Donald Rumsfeld

More From Above [via Nina Reznick]

Niagara Falls, U.S.A.


Tulip Fields, The Netherlands


Mangroves in New Caledonia



This is a true story and not a joke. " OK... A young man named Jacob Tolliver enters a local hardware store on Market...

Posted by Steve Hayes 

Clouds [via Nina Reznick]

Asperatus Clouds

Asperatus Clouds were only classified in 2009. As a result, we know little about them other than the fact that they look amazing.

Sprites, Elves and Blue Jets

These colourful shapes are the result of electrical discharges in the atmosphere.

Morning Glory

Morning Glory clouds are incredibly rare, so much so, that we don’t know what causes them.
They’re most commonly seen at fall in the small town of Burketown in Australia.

Lenticular Clouds

Lenticular clouds are lens-shaped clouds that form when moist air flows over a mountain and piles into large and layered clouds.
Due to their strange shape, these clouds are often mistaken for UFOs

Mammatus Clouds

Mammatus clouds are cloud pouches that form and hang underneath the base of a cloud.
When air and clouds holding different levels of moisture mix, the heavier one sinks below the lighter.


Supercells are the rarest and most dangerous type of storms.
While they are formed just like other storms, the vertical rotation of their updraft means that they can sustain themselves for far longer.

Rainbows [via Nina Reznick


A glory is an optical phenomenon, similar to a rainbow, that resembles a halo.
It occurs when light tunnels through air inside rain droplets and emit the light backwards. Yes, that’s as crazy as it sounds

 White rainbows

These rainbows form in fog, rather than rain.
The condensation reflects little light, and as a result, the rainbow is made up of very weak colors – like white – rather than the vibrant colors of a traditional rainbow


Moonbows are rainbows produced by light reflected off the surface of the moon, rather than the sun.
Due to the small amount of light reflected off the moon, moonbows are quite faint.

Fire Rainbows

Fire Rainbows are formed by light reflecting from ice crystals in high level clouds.
The halos are so large, they often appear parallel to the horizon.

From Above [via Nina Reznick]


Central Park, New York City

Mazeat Longleat, England

Mexico City



Giza Pyramids, Egypt

Incredible Photos [Via Cacciatore]

 The Internal Mechanism of a Watch by Patek Philippe, Considered the Finest Watchmaker in the World
Sunset and Eclipse Happening at the Same Time

Algodones Sand Dunes Curvy Border Fence in Southern California

Perfect Cubes of Pyrite Formed by Mother Nature

 Melted Glass in a Fire Damaged Building

World's Deepest Swimming Pool - 113 Ft. Deep and Holding 600,000 Gallons

Path-Laying Machine

French Rally school of hard knocks - eight minutes of ... well, watch. [via Cacciiatore]

Great saves
Posted by Rally fans on Friday, December 5, 2014

Artist Creates Secret Sidewalk Art That's Only Revealed On Rainy Days

There are plenty of cliches about finding the sunshine on a rainy day, but this sidewalk art is not one of them.

Designed and produced by artist Peregrine Church, Rainworks is a special type of street art that appears on sidewalks only when they’re wet. The works include hopscotches, whimsical illustrations and uplifting messages.

“The purpose of Rainworks is to turn rainy days into something to look forward to,” Church told The Huffington Post.

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sidewalk art seattle artist

Rainworks appear in various locations around the Puget Sound region of Washington.

To create the artwork and happy messages, Church uses custom-made stencils and a non-toxic, biodegradable superhydrophobic coating. When dry, the designs remain hidden, but as the sidewalk gets wet during a rainfall, they slowly appear. Church says the designs work best on newer, light-colored concrete where there is a more visible contrast between wet and dry.

“I look for and brainstorm messages that are positive and inspiring, or clever and witty,” he told HuffPost.

sidewalk rain seattle

Currently, Rainworks are being produced exclusively in Washington, but Church hopes to make the project global. “It’s something I do to make the world happier,” he says.

Reposted from the Huffington Post

Street Art from Across the Globe

Child With Windmill
Artist: Walter Kershaw
London UK
Artists: Thrashbird and Renee Gagnon
Los Angeles, California.
Baby Chick
Artist: unknown
Rochester, NY
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Icy and Sot
Rochester NY
Freedom Fighter
Artist: Kristy Sandoval
Los Angeles, CA
Natureza Viva
Artists: Regg and Violant
Alfragide Portugal
Artist: Klit
Alfragide, Portugal
A giant colorful beetle tries to fly between the ceiling and the floor of this parking lot. His wings seem filled with flower petals. So, the “Living Nature” project brought a set of huge insects that carry a note of living spirit to the space.
Deep Blue
Artist: Rai Cruz
Manila, Philippines
Artist: Christiaan Nagel
London, England
Untitled Rome
Artist: Lady Aiko
Rome, Italy
Artist: Andrew Kentish