This Flower Aspires to Be a Pokeball [Pic]

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This cool example of codominance in a zinnia flower created a pokeball! Now how cool is that?

[Via Reddit]

Trailer: When “Star Trek: TOS” Meets “Star Trek Beyond” [Video]

Day 966 at the USS Enterprise`s last mission. Join Captain Kirk and his crew on a thrilling challenge to get back from a remote planet with no means of communication. Because the best Star Trek adventures are definitely the older ones!

[Darth Blender]

Why I Hate Open Office Spaces: When You Just Cannot Not Listen [Comic]

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The Queen of Shitty Automatons Makes Crappy Sandwich-Making Robot [Video]

Oh Simone, please never change.

I had a robot arm make me a sandwich with help from my friend Fiona Rolander and a remote control from Stuart McConnel. GOOD STUFF. Didn’t manage to feed me anything though.

[Simone Giertz]

Lego Sculptures Casts a Myriad of Stunning Shadow Imagery

When I saw this astounding video today on LaughingSquid about artist and scientist John V Muntean I thought one thing and one thing only:

How lucky am I to get to share and spread the cool work of of people like John for a living? A little more about the man for those interested, in his own words:

As a scientist and artist, I am interested in the how perception influences our theory of the universe. A Magic Angle Sculpture appears to be nothing more than an abstract wooden carving, skewered with a rod and mounted on a base. However, when lit from above and rotated at the magic angle (54.74º) it will cast three alternating shadows. Every 120º of rotation, the amorphous shadows evolve into independent forms. Our scientific interpretation of nature often depends upon our point of view. Perspective matters.

Having seen shadow art before (and only once in person,) it is mind-blowing to witness and feels like it is melting your brain and your concepts of perception, but in the very best of ways. The idea of shadow art is you see something in person that casts an entirely different image or story in its shadow, and the people with the minds to make it are nothing short of astounding, John V Muntean being a perfect example.

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Epic Lightsaber Fight: Vin Diesel vs. Jason Statham [Video]

VFX Mash-up of Fast & Furious 7 with Star Wars. In this scene Dom faces off against Shaw in an epic street level duel. And the weapons of choice are Lightsabers.

[ImmersionVFX]

Why Do My Eyes Glow Red in Photos? [Science Video]

You know how sometimes your eyes glow bright red in photos, making you look like a scary demon and ruining a priceless family memory? Well, there’s a pretty cool reason it happens and ways to stop it! Learn all about it in this episode of SciShow!

[SciShow]

Did You Know: Combat Juggling is Actually a Thing [Video]

Part friendly circus act, part vicious duel: welcome to the world of combat juggling. Unlike the variety show clowns that would entertain you as a child, combat juggling is no joke; this is a competitive contact sport and there can only be one person left standing … er, juggling. We caught up with Sam Malcolm, an avid combat juggler who is taking the sport to new heights.

[Great Big Story]

Found Another Heath Ledger Joker Easter Egg in Another DC Animated Movie

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This time I was re-watching Assault on Arkham (the kick-ass animated Suicide Squad movie that SHOULD HAVE BEEN adapted into the live action movie) and just like with The Killing Joke, I thought I saw something really quick, paused it just right, and sure enough.

An easter egg referencing the clown mask Heath Ledger’s Joker wore in the opening heist scene of The Dark Knight (best non-animated Batman movie ever).

It is really cool to slowly realize the true impact Heath’s Joker had on ALL of DC and not just the geeks and fanboys like us. I am enjoying the idea of going back through all of DC’s animated Batman movies post The Dark Knight’s theatrical release to see just how many of these “Heathster Eggs” I can actually find. If I found two this easily, there have to be some buried gems in there, too. Speaking of buried gems….

R.I.P Heath Ledger.

(The Joker in him would have appreciated the tastelessness of that joke. Trust me).