This quiz from Smithsonian Magazine challenges you to test your sense of scale by choosing whether these images are microscopic or gigantic. Don’t guess wrong because you mixed up the terms: Micro photographs are close up images of teeny-tiny objects, sometimes so small you need a microscope to see them. Macro photographs are of bigger… Continue reading Micro or Macro Quiz: Can You Tell If It’s Big or Small?
Designer Andrew Capener’s new Scrabble set combines our two snobbiest hobbies: word games and typography. Why don’t I already own this? In this special edition Scrabble set, the maple tiles feature fifteen fonts never before seen on the classic board game. Perfect for font enthusiasts or people who just like their board games to be… Continue reading Scrabble Typography Edition
Want to keep Facebook from recognizing your face? Graphic designer Simone C. Niquille designed a shirt that distracts Facebook’s facial recognition software. Covered with images of celebrity look-alikes, the RealFace Glamoflage shirts pull the facial recognition software’s attention away from their wearers’ faces. Niquille launched the clever shirts as part of her bizarre masters thesis in graphic design.
Your Facebook profile may know you better than your spouse does.
15% of Americans adults don’t use the internet at all, according to a Pew Research survey. Seriously: they don’t have email. Who are these internet abstinent, and why aren’t they online?
Setting a new world record for crowdfunding, Dutch households purchased a wind turbine in just 13 hours through Windcentrale, a company that facilitates cooperative wind turbine purchases.
“Our dynamic sun is never the same two days,” Alan Friedman says. “There is always something new to observe and photograph.” Shot from a backyard in Buffalo, New York, Alan’s photos reveal the roiling activity of our closest star. In many photos, bursts of gas shoot off the sun’s surface. In another photograph, the silhouette… Continue reading Here Comes the Sun: Alan Freidman Photographs Our Closest Star With a Traffic Camera
Grumpy Cat, you’re so grumpy, we just want to eat you all up. Here’s a nod to our favorite internet feline and to geek culture in general by Bakerella, a blogger with a flair for decorative desserts. These Grumpy Cat cake pops look so grumpily delicious! Making normal cake pops is pretty simple: you bake… Continue reading Grumpy Cat Cake Pops