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What's cool to you might not be cool to the next person, so make sure you really have a good idea what is in, and what is out.

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Double-Take Inducing Images of Warped Perspective

With a mirror here and a shadow there, just about any scene can take on new life as a double-take inducing photo of intriguing perspective. For whatever reason our brains are incredibly tempted to misfire and see 2-D buildings, giant sharks, and completely jacked dogs. Anything is possible in the land of skewed perspective.

Optical illusions and strange perspective | two men sitting face to face on a motorcycle | red decorative plant placed behind a headless mannequin so that it looks like a severed neck spraying blood
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It doesn't look like many of us will be encouraging each other to blow out candles any time in the near future, so this man brings his own candle deactivation technique to the table.

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Professional Mariner Has Cool Quora Answer

It's kind of hard not to read this dude's response in the voice of an old grizzled sea captain, stinking of brine. For some other interesting nautical stuff, here are stories of the creepiest things people saw at sea. For some reason having been on the water a long time lends you a bunch of character.

Professional Mariner has cool quora answer | Quora Open App Sign open ocean, does surface ever go still like glass like lake on windless day?
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Double-Take-Inducing Stuff That Looks Like Other Stuff

The human brain is a weird and interesting thing. We look for faces in just about everything, and it doesn't take much for a shadow or a few well placed windows to spark our imaginations. Sometimes skewed perspective can induce double-takes and other times it just takes a funny looking house.

Things that have faces or are reminiscent of other things | ever notice hammer looks like wee guy swinging baseball bat funny ms paint illustration
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Ian Davis has a channel dedicated to fabricated a new kind of partial hand prosthetic. It looks like it's straight out of a video game, but it's functional, and it looks cool as hell.

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Watching this legend at work is potentially more entertaining than watching a human take on the course. 

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Tumblr Thread: All Is Forgotten Over Time

The devil is in the details, and if those details aren't specific civilizations can find themselves writhing around in complete confusion. This Tumblr thread points out how the Roman concrete recipe that makes it immune to water could've gone undiscovered/misinterpreted for so long because we never would've thought the recipe was calling for "seawater." Things spiral out of control quickly from there, and suddenly we're looking at a forecast for a future generation that's out there scrambling fish eggs because they never would've thought to use chicken eggs. Specifics are golden. 

Check out some more gold from Tumblr with this Tumblr user who inspired a meltdown after saying that fish aren't animals.

Funny Tumblr post about Roman concrete discovery | watermelon-mafia S lemememeringue Follow systlin Follow GUYS THEY FIGURED OUT ROMAN CONCRETE RECIPE MAKES IMMUNE SEAWATER http www.msn.com/en-us/news /technology/mystery--2000-year-old -roman-concrete-solved-by-scientists /ar-BBDO5VC beautifultoastdream EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! systlin Follow KNOW RIGHT
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Twitter Thread: Our Vision Systems Are Lying

Wow, that's certainly enough trippy for the day. This fun Twitter thread from @Foone shines light on some bizarre things that our eyes are (or aren't) doing. It is troubling to think about a hostile alien race showing up one day that exploits our eyes' saccades, and manages to wipe us out because we can never see them, and all along our eyes have just been taking their best guess at what's around us. Maybe they're already here. Maybe that's why we can't see them. What an eye-opening thread. 

A fascinating Twitter thread about how our eyes are deceptive cameras | foone @Foone want know something about bullshit insane our brains are? OK, so there's physical problem with our eyes move them short fast bursts called "saccades right? very quick, synchronized movements only problem is: they go all blurry and useless during this >
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Ryan Williams pulls off the kind of stunt that looks like a gamer just spammed all of the buttons. Only took him 20 tries and months of preparation. 

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Why do the work yourself when you can get a mini-excavator to do it for you? This dude's a hero. 

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Quick Tumblr Thread: Last Words From Famous Writers

Some definite weird flexes in this quick Tumblr thread about the last words from various, famous authors. There's no telling what kind of potential jargon anyone is apt to spew when their time has come. Maybe words fall short in the face of death. 

A quick Tumblr thread about last words from famous writers | someoneintheshadow456 Last Words Famous Writers dali-daydreams dedicated life words s important go out eloquently. 1. Ernest Hemingway Goodnight my kitten Spoken his wife before he killed himself. 2. Jane Austen want nothing but death response her sister, Cassandra, who asking her if she wanted anything. 3. J.M Barrie can't sleep 11
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For whatever reason it's strangely comforting to watch this hot rod get deconstructed, cleaned up, and then put back together. 

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Imagine being on the receiving end of this message while you were busy cruising through space. 

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In lieu of having fans in the stadium, the Japanese baseball team Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks has opted for a robot song and dance number that is about as technically intriguing as it is creepy.

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Tumblr Thread: The Spikey Insanity of The Lantern Shield

Tumblr has got a raging petard for medieval battle tactics and the consensus seems to be that what the past lacked in sanitation, it made up for with cool swords and unconventional weapons. Sometimes you see some gizmo an Italian blacksmith threw together six hundred years ago and all you can think is "that is badass." Who knew history could be fun.

Tumblr thread about the medieval weapon the lantern shield | man-who-sold-za-warudo Knight have trained all forms combat and weapons since birth cannot be bested. Some horsecock motherfucker:
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