Selfie Arm ...

Photo by Aric Snee
 Perhaps one of the most important inventions of this 21st century… may I present to you, dear Dangerous Minds readers… the Selfie Arm. Designed by artists Aric Snee and Justin Crowe, the lightweight fiberglass Selfie Arm makes it appear someone is lovingly holding your hand whilst taking a photo of you.
The Selfie Arm, in theory, I suppose, makes you look less narcissistic. At the very least it gives lie to the notion that someone actually gives enough of a shit about you to take a photo of your smiling (friendless) face. Right? Or am I missing something here?
So far this is only a prototype.

Photo by Aric Snee

Photo by Aric Snee

Photo by Aric Snee

Dangerous Minds via Nerdcore

Georgian Eye Broaches

Quirky before their time, Georgian fashionistas wore these mysterious eye broaches or rings, often depicting the eye of their romantic interest.




“Bringing eye contact back to the 21st century”

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

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

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