Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has announced a flying robot drone delivery system straight out of science fiction. When a customer orders a product and selects drone delivery, the package is picked up from one of Amazon’s warehouses and flown to a customer up to 10 miles away from the warehouse. The system promises 30 minute deliveries in a 10 mile radius but won’t be ready before 2015.
There is now a Twitter account called @FacesPics dedicated to just that – pictures of random stuff that looks like it has a face. Seeing faces in random objects is called pareidolia, a term for giving random or unrelated stimuli (mostly vision or sound) meaning. Many theorize that pareidolia is a hard-wired mental feature that has helped us quickly recognize and identify human faces and make sense of the world around us. Judging by these pics, all it really takes is two eyes and a mouth to make a face.
Have you ever wondered what children’s drawings might look like if they worked together with an artistically talented adult? This series of drawings by reddit user Tatsputin illustrates the creative and playful collaborations that can happen when an uninhibited child and a creative adult combine their efforts. When Tatsputin takes his monthly three-hour work-related flight, his two children give him their drawings for him to color in.
Photographer Puts Camera On Radio-Controlled Buggy To Take Close-Up Photos Of Lions In Botswana [VIDEO]By Audra • Nov 28th, 2013
Ever wondered how creatures in the wild look extremely close up? How does it feel when they stare back at you with fierce amazement? Chris McLennan, mostly known for his travel, wildlife, tourism and adventure photography, recently went for another extraordinary pursuit by taking close-up photos of wild lions in Botswana with a robot camera assembled with the help of engineer Carl Hansen. The amazing photos were captured by “Car-L”, a remote controlled 4×4 camera buggy with a Nikon D800E camera and an 18-35mm lens.
French artist Bruno Catalano has created an extraordinary series of eye-catching bronze sculptures called “Les Voyageurs” in Marseilles that depict realistic human workers with large parts of their bodies missing. They are skillful works of art even without the omissions, but the missing parts of the sculptures make them truly extraordinary and unique. They leave room for the imagination – are they missing something, or is it something that these “voyagers” have simply left behind?
How sure are you of your geographical knowledge? Buzzfeed recently put Americans’ geographical knowledge to the test with a survey in which participants had to write in countries’ names on a blank European political map. Unfortunately, they didn’t fare too well, but some of their responses are hilarious (or hilariously mis-informed).
Moscow-based photographer and artist Alexander Khokhlov is at it again, creating stunning and unforgettable portraits of models with painted faces. These stunning colored portraits are only the latest in a series of similar works by Khokhlov, who has also created portrait series with powerful black-and-white designs and series parodying the popular Angry Birds game. To create these images, he works with makeup artist Valeriya Kutsan, who painted the models’ faces.
Stuff On Scout’s Head is a blog run by Jen Gillen, a woman of patience, and her dog Scout, who could blow any circus poodle off the stage with his master balancing skills. On Stuff On Scout’s Head, Gillen posts pictures of, you guessed it, Scout balancing things on his head. Not only can he hold a roll of toilet paper on his head (which is how it all started), but he can hold a laptop, a bucket of paint or even a vase as well. Scout is so well-trained that not even a slice of pizza or a pyramid of burgers can distract him.
Moscow-based designer Ilya Kalimulin has created a series of images imagining what the weirdest products by well-known companies and brands might look like. His imagined products have gained a viral following on a number of Russian-language art and deign blogs, which in turn have gathered the ideas of other creative designers as well.
Eccentric Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s intriguing art installation at the David Zwirner gallery in New York tussles with a tough concept that most of us have a difficult time wrapping our heads around – infinity. Her “I Who Have Arrived In Heaven” installation features infinity rooms that let visitors take a step into an enchanting and endless space.
French photographer Sophie Gamand decided to create a natural and very cute photo series of dogs getting wet during their grooming procedures. What makes the fittingly-titled Wet Dog photo series so funny is how realistically these little fellows react to water and shampoo. Some fur balls remain stoic and pretend that everything’s OK, but others don’t even try to hide their emotions, and you can see the misery, surprise and even anger in their eyes. Don’t worry, though – not a single doggy was harmed during this photoshoot.