Artist recreates Van Gogh’s Olive Trees over 1.2 acres in a Minnesota field

Van_Gough_FieldThis is neat.

Sixty-four-year-old artist Stan Herd transformed a field in Eagan, Minnesota into Van Gogh’s 1889 Painting Olive Trees. You can only see it from the air. It took six months, covers 1.2-acres, and was sponsored by the  Minneapolis Institute of Art.

“It’s an iteration of Van Gogh’s painting writ large in native plants and materials,” Herd told Star Media. And he told MPRNews, “It never looks like I want it to…I bit off a lot here, to try to pull this off. A few of the plants were eaten by deer, and a few were blown over. But that’s the dance of nature.”

I can draw a doodle of a dog.

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Interactive game in which you scrub a guy’s back in the shower

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Some guy made a game where you “scrub a hunk’s back” in the gym shower. The guy is wearing sunglasses and I can’t help but wonder if he has one of those eye conditions that make you sensitive to the light, because why else would you be wearing sunglasses in the shower? And if so, does he wear them all the time?

My brother had a friend in high school who wore sunglasses indoors and claimed to have one of those conditions but I think he was lying. I had a crush on him.

There are naked men in the game so don’t play it at work if your workplace frowns upon games involving wet naked men.

(Via Geekologie)


Unicorn tears gin

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This is a disgusting outrage. What kind of person makes a UNICORN CRY just so they can get drunk on its tears of sparkly gin? STOP THIS MADNESS.

This won’t be available in Canada because none of the fun booze ever is.

(Via Incredible Things)


HONY inspired Orcs Of New York shows the true Orcishness (Orcinamity?) of the Orcs of New York

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This is really beautiful. It’s so great to see how the media can be used to make a real difference and bring people and fictional ugly nasty creatures together. I think there’s something in my eye. No, YOU’RE drunk crying at your desk. No, YOU.

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I don’t get it. These jokes aren’t funny? What’s a “dad joke?”

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In my house this is the sort of joke we tell all the time.

“Can you call me a cab?”

“OK, you’re a cab!”

Bwahahahahahaha!

Or how about this one:

Me: “How do you ask a deaf man if he wants to buy a rabbit?”

You: “How”

Me (SHOUTING really loud in your face): “Do you want to buy a rabbit!?”

Come on. That is comedy gold right there.


This guy made his kid an Optimus Prime cake that actually transforms. Boom.

Need proof that you suck the big one as a parent? I got your back. Here you go. An Optimus Prime cake that ACTUALLY WORKS AS A TRANSFORMER. What did you get for your kid’s last birthday? Some supermarket piece of junk with a train on it? Yeah. You suck.

This guy, on the other hand, rocks so hard Slayer has a shrine to him in their studio.

(via Incredible Things)


Girl spins nine hula hoops at once

I think my favourite part of this video of a girl spinning nine hula hoops might be how bored she looks, and then she’s all “Oh, right! I should smile. It’s a video!” Though maybe she’s just concentrating.

I can’t even spin one hula hoop. So, it’s nice to see someone is picking up the slack.

(Via Incredible Things)


Indie candidate somewhere in BC slays dragons & has laser eyes in campaign video

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Do you live in Mission Matsqui Fraser Canyon? It’s somewhere in BC, apparently. If you do you should vote for this guy, I think.

 


I see your smokey eye and raise you the Little Prince (supercool eye makeup)

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Tal Peleg is an artist who uses eyes for her canvas.

“Makeup is an amazing form of art, and I use it in order to make my eye tell a story. I don’t just paint on the eye, but try to use the shape of the eye and its natural curves as part of the illustration in a creative way,” she writes on Bored Panda.

Even better, I Googled her and it looks like she’s doing this on her own eyes! Amazing! I can’t even put on eyeliner.

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Butterflies drinking turtle tears, and why turtles cry

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Here is a picture of Julia Butterflies (Dryas iulia) drinking the tears of turtles in Ecuador.

“The turtles placidly permit the butterflies to sip from their eyes as they bask on a log. This ‘tear-feeding’ is a phenomenon known as lachryphagy which is a type of mud-puddling.” Which leads us to the next question: What’s “mud puddling”?

Well, Wikipedia says, “Mud-puddling, or simply puddling, is behaviour most conspicuous in butterflies, but occurs in other animals as well, mainly insects; they seek out certain moist substances such as rotting plant matter, mud and carrion and they suck up the fluid.”

I have another question: why is the turtle crying?

According to Exploring Nature,  “When Sea turtles cry, it is not because they are sad. They have a gland that empties into their eyes that helps them get rid of too much salt that they collect living in the salty ocean. You can only see their tears when they are out of the water on land, of course, and the tears also help keep sand out of the turtle’s eyes.”

OK. I’m glad he didn’t just get left by his wife or something.

I have no idea why I just assumed the turtle is a boy.

This photo was recently named Wikimedia Commons 2014 Picture of the Year.

(Via Twisted Sifter)

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