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This Stumbling Deer’s Hooves Sound Like Phil Collins’ Drum Fill on “In the Air Tonight”

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This deer stumbling through a children’s play set sounds just like the drums in In the Air Tonight (you know the ones).

This might be the best things that sound like other things yet, although the falling shovel that sounds like Smells Like Teen Spirit will always occupy the top spot in my heart. (Thx to the many people who sent this in knowing that I would love it. I feel very heard right now.)

Tags: audio   music   Phil Collins   things that sound like other things   video
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bjtitus
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The music is fine but the way the deer pops up like nothing happened is hilarious
Denver, CO
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dreadhead
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Love these things.
Vancouver Island, Canada

The Alternative Limb Project

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Alternative Limbs

Alternative Limbs

Founded by Sophie Oliveira Barata, The Alternative Limb Project makes stylish & artistic prosthetic limbs for people who want to express their personality through those items.

As with fashion, where physical appearance becomes a form of self-expression, Sophie sees the potential of prosthetics as a extension of the wearer’s personality. Merging the latest technology with traditional crafts, Sophie’s creations explore themes of body image, modification, evolution and transhumanism, whilst promoting positive conversations around disability and celebrating body diversity.

See also Izzy Wheels, stylish wheelchair wheel covers.

Tags: art   Sophie Oliveira Barata
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Lots and Lots of Control Panels

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Control Panels

Control Panels

Control Panels

This blog collects examples of control panels, analog and digital. The site’s tagline reads “in praise of dials, toggles, buttons, and bulbs”.

Pictured here from top to bottom are a photo of a Berlin power station in 1928 by E.O. Hoppé, typography samples from Hoefler & Co, and the steering wheel from a Formula 1 car. (thx, paul)

Tags: design
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Infinite Divider Small Parts Storage Box

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The infinite divider box ($4 – $17, depending on size) is the best tool for organizing a diverse collection of small parts. It is better than other options such as the Akro storage bin because the compartments can be resized incrementally to the precise size required. I have some screws that came in a 10 pack, some that came in a 25 pack, and some that came in a 100 pack. Why should I devote a 2″ x 2″ space to 10 screws? The infinite divider boxes have enabled me to store my collection of hardware in a way that is organized and accessible but much denser than any other similar method. Each box comes with an inadequate set of six dividers. Be sure to purchase a few additional packages of dividers if you need lots of small partitions.

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bjtitus
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peelman
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jesus. unless that second box has a compartment for a dedicated set of needle nose pliers, that is useless.
Seymour, Indiana

Finalists in the 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

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Each year to promote wildlife conservation, the folks behind The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards select the funniest photos of animals doing goofy things from hundreds of entries from around the world. The Guardian has a selection of photos from 2018’s finalists.

Wildlife Comedy

Wildlife Comedy

Wildlife Comedy

The galleries of finalists & winners from past years is also worth looking through. So many good ones in there, but this particularly caught my attention:

Wildlife Comedy

Update: There’s a book featuring photos from the contest.

Tags: photography
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Shoreline Maps of the World

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In a book called Atlas of the World with Geophysical Boundaries, scientist Athelstan Spilhaus published a series of world maps that emphasized the Earth’s oceans over the continents. The maps turn our familiar continental view of the world inside out. Check out this rendering of one of Spilhaus’ maps by Le Cartographe:

Spilhaus Map

Takes a second to get your bearings on that, right? One big ocean with Antarctica in the middle, surrounded by the stretched-out landmasses of Asia and the Americas. Jason Davies recreated some of the other Spilhaus maps and so did Mike Bostock.

Spilhaus Map

You can see a bunch of Spilhaus’ other shoreline maps by flipping through the pages of his book on Google Books.

Tags: Athelstan Spilhaus   Jason Davies   maps   Mike Bostock
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