Applied mathematics/computer science student Etienne Jacob makes mesmerizing black-and-white animated GIFs using Processing, “a flexible software sketchbook and a language for learning how to code within the context of the visual arts.” You can see much more of Jacob’s stunning work on his Necessary Disorder site and read Jacob’s tutorials here on his blog. Far fucking out.
A Turkish shepherd girl and her dog carry a newborn goat and his mother up a snow covered mountain.
In 2013, a man staged a kidnapping of himself in front of his wife just so that he could go out the whole night and party with his friends.
An Australian guy named Bill Morgan was declared dead for 14 minutes. He somehow survived. To celebrate his survival, he bought a scratch card and won a $27,000 car. The media/news asked him to re-enact the scratch card moment so he bought another card and won a $250,000 jackpot.
Margaret Hamilton, NASA’s lead software engineer for the Apollo program, stands next to the code she wrote by hand. Incredibly, it was used to take humanity to the moon, 1969.
A vintage hairstyle known as “The Slinky.”
Cough syrup from 100 years ago could knock a horse on its ass!
We all generally see life hacks as a new trend to make life better and cigarettes as an undeniable way to, eventually, make life suck. (Sorry, smokers.)
However, way back in 1900-1910, the two clashing ideas were combined to create these helpful cards which came along with the purchase of Gallaher’s brand cigarettes. But unlike the fact that cigarettes are in no way beneficial, these old-timey tips actually hold up. Channel your inner boy scout and see for yourself!
“Fill a wide mouthed bottle with hot water nearly to the brim, and press affected part of hand tightly against mouth of bottle. The suction will pull down the flesh, and steam will soon draw out the splinter.”
“Have decided which side you wish the tree to fall, cut alternatively a downward and inward cut as shown. When about half through, proceed to cut the other side a few inches higher, and finally pull tree down by means of ropes.”
“Fill a large pail with water, and stand it a little above the level of the plants and group round or near as many plants as practical. Loosely plait two or three strands of wool together, immerse completely in water, and place one end in the pail, weighted, and touching the bottom. Rest the other end on the soil: a separate plait of wool is advisable for each pot.”
“The familiar difficulty of lighting a match in a wind can be to a great extent overcome if thin shavings are first cut on the match towards its striking end, as shown in the picture. On lighting the match the curled strips catch fire at once; the flame is stronger and has a better chance.”
“Fasten a strong rope to a tree and let a boy swim across the stream and fasten the other end to a tree on an opposite bank. Make the chair, fasten it to a running look or a block pulley, and by means of a light rope fastened to the middle of (the) chair and held by a scout at each end, those unable to swim are safely passed over.”
“Dissolve one pound of salt and half a pound of sal-ammoniac in two quarts of water and bottle the liquor in thin glass bottles holding about a quart each. Should a fire break out, dash one or more of the bottles into the flames, and any serious outbreak will probably be averted.”
“A most handy and efficacious filter can be made out of an ordinary perfectly clean zinc water pail, through the bottom of which a hole has been drilled and a small pipe fitted. The water percolates through the layers of fine and coarse sand, and clean picked gravel and stones, with which the pail is filled, filtering through to the bottom in a clear state.”
“Eggs for preserving must be newly laid, and by simply putting these into a box or tin of dry salt-burying the eggs right in the salt and keeping it in a cool dry place — it is possible to preserve them for a very long period. No air whatever should be allowed to get to the shell.”
“A scout’s staff, a walking-stick, or even a handkerchief or hat may be held before you as shown. The dog invariably endeavors to paw down your defense before biting, thus giving you the opportunity of disabling him.”
Admit it, from time to time we find ourselves dazed and confused about what to do while we are online. Especially if we have checked our Facebook and other social media feeds and have already seen the same stuff 4 times in the space of 30 minutes. While no one really knows just how deep the internet really goes, there are times that we still remain bored just staring at our monitor(s). Today, I bring you a small collection from the vastly open internet of different websites. All of the following websites have 1 thing in common: they are completely and totally useless, except for the thrill of having something to do.
This may be one of the most useless websites online right now. For this reason, it’s a small wonder the developers have dubbed it as “The Useless Web”. To navigate this website, you just click on “Please” and it will take you to a random and useless website, which may or may not keep you entertained.
Here we have another useless website, only this time, it simulates you pretending to be a programmer. It has a black terminal style background, with a green font. You can type in random stuff on your keyboard and it will display as code in some sort of editor. However, although an experienced programmer would immediately know that the code if fake, it is still a way to pass time by, and maybe learn something about coding.
When one is bored of Facebook, what better way to reignite that passion then by browsing millions of Facebook user images on a single screen? Here we have a website that does just that! Just click on any random part of the screen and visit any of the Facebook profiles that pop-up.
This is, by far, one of my most favorite websites. I remember back before the internet, boredom was replaced by drawing some random stuff on blank paper. Now, entering the digital era, we can perform the same tasks online with Weave Silk! You can create some amazing, electrifying artwork completely online using just your mouse. Even better yet, you can save your work, and share it on social sites, etc.
While this is almost like Weave Silk, This is Sand makes use of “Sand” effects with different colors. If you have a creative mind and take the time to learn how the system works, you can create breathtaking landscape scenes. You can press “C” to change the color of your sand; double click to constantly pour sand onto your canvas, or just hold down the left button to pour out your sand.
Here is another website I can’t get enough of. Music is the best thing to kill time, and have a good time doing it as well. With Incredi Box you can create your own sound effects and small music clips. With just a few clicks and drags, you can have your own beat up and going in no time. For those that are heavily into mixing music tracks together to create something new, this would be the site for you.
For those that enjoy the peaceful sounds of Mother Nature – rain, thunder, birds, etc. – you now have a website in which you can easily listen to specific ambient sound effects, or a selected few at the same time. This site is much like Incredi Box from above, only slightly different and with different sound effects. Just plug in your headset, and relax to the sounds of Mother Nature.
The name gives it away! The Nicest Place on the Internet is, in fact, one of the nicest places on the Internet. If you are feeling bored, depressed, sad, etc., head over to The Nicest Place on the Internet, where you will receive a ton of hugs from random people from all over the world. You can even record yourself giving a hug, so you can give other users a hug when they need it most.
This website provides a combination of pastime and charity. This website is great for those who have a lot of time to kill. This is how the website works: the more answers you get right, the more you donate to charity. With every correct answer you get, you earn 10 rice grains, which are then donated to charities.
This website attempts to make your boredom a little less insane. However, if you do have a dead pixel, you will never look at your monitor the same again. This allows you to pass time by finding any dead pixels that are on your monitor. Hint for those using this site: Make sure your monitor is clean. I tried the website and found a few dots, only to realize that I had some coffee splatters on my monitor.
“Our citizens should know the urgent facts…but they don’t because our media serves imperial, not popular interests. They lie, deceive, connive and suppress what everyone needs to know, substituting managed news misinformation and rubbish for hard truths…”—Oliver Stone