These illustrations perfectly make fun of our obsession with Facebook

Everybody uses Facebook even if you don't. Artist Pawel Kuczynski played on the idea of our obsession with the social network and people's behavior while using it and how Facebook treats its users in these perfectly on point satirical illustrations. They take Facebook's logo and twist it into something else. » 9/24/14 7:10pm 9/24/14 7:10pm

Clever ads piece together trash to make fun of people who litter

Littering is lazy and selfish and just plain dumb. And it seems like the only people who don't think that are the people who litter. That's why LiveGreen Toronto cooked up these clever ads that combine trash to literally spell out what litterbugs are doing. Maybe they'll realize now. » 8/27/14 1:51am 8/27/14 1:51am

This pile of trash is actually a realistic portrait

What looks like a random steaming pile of trash is actually a clever piece of art that combines to create a stunning portrait. Made by artist Benard Pras, each item in the pile is strategically placed so that if you look at it from the right perspective, it looks like a painting. But if you see the junk pile from any… » 6/27/14 8:41pm 6/27/14 8:41pm

This video proves how hard it is to focus for an entire 3 minutes now

It's pretty much impossible for me. And probably for a lot of you. Before the Internet existed in our pockets, I'm pretty sure all of us could watch a clip for the entire 3 minutes and not feel the blistering need to change tabs or see what the newest picture on Instagram was or tweet something silly. But now? I… » 6/25/14 11:07pm 6/25/14 11:07pm

Genius guy transforms plastic bottles into super strength plastic rope

Look, I have no idea what I'm going to do with super strength plastic rope either but oh my genius, this recycler's idea of turning plastic bottles into plastic rope is just brilliant. The video is perfect, he shows you the plastic rope, shows you what to do with it and then shows you how to make your own. I'm now… » 6/20/14 12:19am 6/20/14 12:19am

Here's how to cut a cake perfectly, according to science

The way we cut cakes is wrong. That old traditional style of slicing a wedge and leaving the rest? It ruins the cake and creates imperfect slices. How can we cut it better? How can we eat more delicious cake? Numberphile says the most scientific way to cut a cake is to slice an entire strip from the middle of the… » 6/17/14 9:23pm 6/17/14 9:23pm

What if classic paintings were Photoshopped like today's magazines?

Lauren Wade at TakePart re-imagined famous classic paintings to fit today's "standards" by Photoshopping the subjects in the paintings to look like magazine cover models. That basically means: impossibly skinny waists, thinner arms, basically no joy of fat whatsoever but still have bigger breasts somehow. It's quite… » 5/19/14 8:46pm 5/19/14 8:46pm

These ads explain why books are always better than movies

Everyone with wrinkles on their brains knows that the book is almost always better than the movie. The book can do so much more! Your personal vision is only limited by your imagination! The little details and subtleties are allowed to breath better! These ads explain it rather perfectly saying, "a big part of the… » 5/02/14 9:01pm 5/02/14 9:01pm

Magic material is both a reflecting mirror and a see through window

No, it's not a one way mirror. It's much cooler than that. MIT scientists have invented a new invisible mirror that can show reflections like a typical mirror but also be see through like a window. The magic is in the alternating 84 ultra thin layers typical glass and tantalum oxide. It's a mirror but when you spin… » 4/19/14 1:35am 4/19/14 1:35am

Watch a super genius honey badger break out of all kinds of cages

No matter what you do, you can't keep this honey badger locked up. It's a master jail breaker. Lock the gate? It'll find out how to slide it open. Put it in a deep pit with high walls, it'll build a rock ramp. Take away the rocks? It'll use mud or trees to climb out. What a fascinatingly clever little badger. I hope… » 4/18/14 9:31pm 4/18/14 9:31pm

Proof that the English language is crazy and makes no sense

English isn't the hardest language in the world to learn but it's definitely a crazy one with wacky rules. Things that apply for some words, never seem to be considered for similar ones. Change one letter here and it can sound completely different there but sound the same somewhere else. It's all pretty ridiculous. » 4/02/14 12:13am 4/02/14 12:13am

The way they filmed this car chase scene is absolutely genius

Not everyone has Alfonso Cuarón's budget to build the car rig used in Children of Men's 4.1-minute long tracking car sequence, so when The Raid 2's director Gareth Evans and his team had to film this car chase scene they had be really clever. Turn-a-cameraman-into-a-car-seat genius-level clever. » 3/18/14 2:25am 3/18/14 2:25am

Geniuses created a robot that plays Flappy Bird better than humans

Suck at Flappy Bird? Don't worry, most humans do. Even if you're smart, the game is so silly it won't reward your intelligence. But do you know how you could outsmart Flappy Bird? By building a Flappy Bird terminator. Two guys from China used their frustration to make a robot who basically kicks ass at Flappy Bird.… » 2/25/14 8:30pm 2/25/14 8:30pm

Celebrities looked like they time traveled in these 1860's photographs

Whenever you look at vintage photographs taken using old methods, there's always a certain haunting quality about them. The life captured is so still, the eyes always seem so dark. It's almost joyless. Photographer Victoria Will wanted to see how old photographs would translate with modern people so she used an 1860's… » 2/21/14 8:00pm 2/21/14 8:00pm