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Echo Voice Waiter

A couple was drinking outside in Madeira, Portugal when they encountered this waiting comedian, Afonso Rodriguez. This is a part of his routine.

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Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project’s “Trinity” test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan’s nuclear tests in May of 1998. This leaves out North Korea’s two alleged nuclear tests in this past decade (the legitimacy of both of which is not 100% clear).

Each nation gets a blip and a flashing dot on the map whenever they detonate a nuclear weapon, with a running tally kept on the top and bottom bars of the screen. Hashimoto, who began the project in 2003, says that he created it with the goal of showing”the fear and folly of nuclear weapons.” It starts really slow — if you want to see real action, skip ahead to 1962 or so — but the buildup becomes overwhelming.

Sumatran tiger cubs frolic at the National Zoo. Photo by John Sonderman.

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Wingsuit flier Scotty Bob threads the Beehive Line, a narrow canyon in Utah.

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Corgi Rides the Twisty Slide

An adorable Corgi named Buddy is a boss at the twisty slide.

Parasailers and sunbathing cows on Tarifa Beach in Andalusia by photographer Andrew Lever.

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Pet Nicknames

A recent comment thread on CrankyPants’ blog inspired this post. Our pets all have their proper names, the one we give at the vet’s office. But they also have tons of nicknames, too, to the point where I wonder if they get confused. Cisco’s full name is Don Francisco de Altamira, but he’s also frequently addressed as:

  • Little Buddy
  • Little Dude
  • Mr. Wigglebutt
  • Puppy
  • Puppity
  • Bueno Perrito
  • Kiddo
  • Bubbie

What nicknames do you call your pets?

Artist Emma Allen created an animated self-portrait exploring the idea of rebirth and illustrating the transfer of energy from one incarnation to another. She painted this stop frame animation on herself over 5 days, using some face paints, a mirror, and a camera.

<p><a href=”″>Ruby</a&gt; from <a href=”″>Emma Allen</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>


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