Posts Tagged ‘Weird’

Amazon Unveils Flying Robot Drones That Will Deliver In 30 Minutes Or Less [VIDEO]

December 2nd, 2013 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

Once in a while, somebody comes along and introduces a technology that makes you feel like you just might live to experience the sort of future that you thought only existed in sci-fi movies. That’s how we felt when we heard that Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos announced a flying robot drone delivery system.

Bezos reveals the technology in an interview with 60 Minutes and shows us how it works. When a customer orders a product and selects drone delivery, the package is picked up from one of Amazon’s warehouses and flown to a customer up to 10 miles away from the warehouse. The drones will be fully robotic and will find their delivery locations by GPS. “In urban areas, you could actually cover very significant portions of the population. And so, it won’t work for everything; you know, we’re not gonna deliver kayaks or table saws this way,” said Bezos.

“I don’t want anybody to think this is just around the corner. This is years of additional work from this point,” continued Bezos. The project can’t go live any earlier than 2015, when the FAA is expected to approve rules for the drones. While the drone in the video seems noisy, it can’t be denied that 30-minute delivery would be very convenient, and because the drones run on electricity, it would be a greener delivery vehicle than a truck.

Amazon is no stranger to using technological innovations to get ahead – take a look at this article about the inside of Amazon’s massive warehouses.

Source: 60 Minutes

This fully-robotic drone will find the customer via GPS

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The drone can carry up to 5 lbs, but this covers 86% of the products sold by Amazon

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Amazon Unveils Flying Robot Drones That Will Deliver In 30 Minutes Or Less [VIDEO] originally appeared on Bored Panda on December 2, 2013.

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The Addams Family’s Living Room Was Actually Pink!

November 21st, 2013 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

Almost everybody knows the Addams family – their creepy monochrome antics are a TV classic. Which makes these pictures all the more surprising, then – they indicate that the Addams family’s living room set was covered in pink, red, turquoise, and other decidedly non-Addams-family-ish colors.

There can be various reasons behind this striking contrast. Because the Addams Family was filmed in black and white, the colors for some of the items simply didn’t matter – if they found an object that looked just right for the set but was colored baby blue, they could still use it. Another reason was the way that black-and-white film registers certain colors when shooting. In other black-and-white films, characters often had to wear strange shades of lipstick (like brown or green) to get the right shades to appear on black-and-white film. As such, many of the color choices on this strangely colorful Addams family set were probably deliberate – they all came together to create the dark and quirky world that so many of us know and love.

The Addams Family, consisting of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Lurch, Grandmama, Wednesday, Pugsley and Thing, began as a set of characters created by cartoon artist Charles Addams. Their popularity also saw them adapted for TV, film and other media.

via: fastcodesign

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The Addams Family’s Living Room Was Actually Pink! originally appeared on Bored Panda on November 21, 2013.

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Histagrams: What History Would Look Like If It Was Posted On Instagram

November 19th, 2013 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

Although seeing history through photographs is definitely fascinating, it’s also interesting to think about how it might have happened today. What if Isaac Newton had Instagram when he discovered gravity, or if DaVinci posted Instagram teasers while working on the Mona Lisa? This is the idea behind Histagrams, a site created by MTV designers Gusto NYC and Gavin Alaoen that features instagrams posted by some of history’s biggest players.

The made-up instagram posts are a fun and imaginative way to re-imagine history. Seeing historical events unfold (or at least seeing historic figures’ comments on those events) on Instagram might even be a good way for kids to remember historically significant events. Of course, some of them are just plain funny. The Bill Clinton Instagram, where he meets Monika Lewinski and gets an innocuous comment from is especially awkward and hilarious.

Source: histagrams.com

Histagrams: What History Would Look Like If It Was Posted On Instagram originally appeared on Bored Panda on November 19, 2013.

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Meet Ippo, The Adorable Zonkey Who is Half Zebra, Half Donkey

November 14th, 2013 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

This is Ippo the zonkey, a lovely two-for-one hybrid of the zebra and the donkey. Ippo was born just four months ago at an animal reserve in Florence, Italy. Her parents’ unusual tryst occurred when her father, Martin the zebra, jumped the fence at his enclosure and entered an enclosure housing endangered Amiata donkeys. In the enclosure, Martin met Giada and, twelve months later, little Ippo was born!

Hybrids like Ippo are very rare. They combine various traits from both parent species – their overall appearance is more like that of the donkey, but they have striped legs and tummies and a wilder temperament than that of the donkey.

Unfortunately, like mules, hybrids like Ippo are often infertile because of different numbers of chromosome. However, there shouldn’t be any significant health issues that would prevent Ippo from living a long and fulfilling life. Given her unique story and appearance, she will probably be making a lot of new friends at her animal reserve in no time!

For more pictures of weird or rare animals, check out part1 and part 2 of our series on animals that you didn’t know existed.

(via mymodernmet.com)

Meet Ippo, The Adorable Zonkey Who is Half Zebra, Half Donkey originally appeared on Bored Panda on November 14, 2013.

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Disney Princesses With Beards By Adam Ellis

November 8th, 2013 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

In probably the weirdest and most unsettling commemoration of Movember (mustache November) that we’ve seen yet, blogger and illustrator Adam Ellis has created a series of images of Disney princesses with lush beards.

Did you ever wonder what Jasmine might look like with a long, black beard tied with ribbons, or how Cinderella would look with a robust mustache? No? Well that’s too bad, because what you are about to see cannot be unseen. The illustrations are simple but perfectly matched – you could imagine these bushy beards swirling and twirling as beautifully as these princesses’ dresses.

Ellis originally created a single picture of Belle (from Beauty and the Beast) with a bushy beard. After a Facebook fan urged him to create an entire series of bearded princesses, he quickly complied, leading to this wonderful collection of pogonotrophic princesses that he posted on Buzzfeed.

Movember is not just a fun opportunity for men to grow out a mustache or beard. The world-wide Movember organization encourages men to raise awareness about men’s health issues and raise money to research treatments and cures.

For more crazy Disney illustrations, check out Eric Proctor’s take on Grumpy Cat meets Disney.

Source: Adam Ellis

The Bearded Mermaid

Sleeping Beardy

Beardahontas

Beauty and the Beard

Beardlantis: The Lost Empire

Alice in Beardland

Beardladdin, featuring Princess Jazzbeard

The Princess and the Beard

More Princess and the Beard

Mustacherella

The Lion Beard

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Disney Princesses With Beards By Adam Ellis originally appeared on Bored Panda on November 8, 2013.

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Artist Creates Bizarre Mash-Up Of Star Wars and Kinkade Paintings

November 4th, 2013 by Lina | No Comments | Filed in Design

When a cultural phenomenon as big as Star Wars roots itself in people’s imaginations, it becomes bigger than itself – it can inspire all sorts of cool new creative projects beyond the original. One such awesome re-imagination is the “Star Wars on Kinkade” series of painting mash-ups by artist Jeff Bennett.

Bennett’s premise is simple – how would it look if iconic American painter Thomas Kinkade painted his idyllic country scenes and landscapes with Star Wars characters in them? What if an AT walker was rounding the turn on the quaint country road, or if an Imperial Star Destroyer was floating just beyond those cotton-ball clouds?

Kinkade’s works are known for their fairy-tale-like appearance and idyllic mood. In some of these pictures, Kinkade’s style clashes with the vicious beasts or soldiers inserted into them, while in others, they seem to blend unexpectedly well.

Another great example of creative work inspired by Star Wars is Terry Fan’s collection of steam punk Star Wars posters.

Source: rolanddeschane.deviantart.com

Artist Creates Bizarre Mash-Up Of Star Wars and Kinkade Paintings originally appeared on Bored Panda on November 4, 2013.

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An Unusual Friendship Between A Sparrow And A 12-Year-Old Boy

October 2nd, 2013 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

Cats and dogs have been some of mankind’s best friends from the animal kingdom since ancient times, but under special circumstances, close and loving friendships can form between us and other wild animals. Such is the case with Vadim Veligurov, a 12-year-old boy in Russia who befriended a wild sparrow.

Vadim and the sparrow, named Adi, have been inseparable ever since he found the abandoned baby bird and nursed it back to health. He found the bird while spending the summer at his grandmother’s house in Minusinsk, a distant Russian town in the Krasnoyarsk region. After nursing it back to health, it chose to stay with him, perching on his shoulder and even sharing food with him.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen kids befriend wild animals – real-life ‘Mowgli” Tippi Degre befriended a host of wild animals in Africa.However, unlike Tippi’s friends, Vadim’s friend is a bit more manageable. He plans to take the bird home with him once he heads home at summer’s end. Even we here at Bored Panda helped an injured sparrow, although it eventually moved on to join its sparrow friends.

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An Unusual Friendship Between A Sparrow And A 12-Year-Old Boy originally appeared on Bored Panda on October 2, 2013.

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Mr. Incredibeard: Guy With A Thousand Beards Becomes Internet Celebrity

September 26th, 2013 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

Separate from the bearded competitors from the U.S. National Beard and Moustache Competition that we featured a few days ago, there is one rising bearded star in San Francisco who is making waves with his own creative facial hair.

Isaiah Webb, better known online as Mr. Incredibeard, has been posting creative and downright wacky beard designs almost every week on his Tumblr account. He takes design suggestions from his growing group of fans, designs the beard style, and then has it styled with waxes and oils by his wife, Aphan.

Mr. Incredibeard won his first award at the North California Beard and Mustache competition, so be sure to look out for him on the competitive beard styling scene. In the mean time, you can enjoy his unique and creative beard styling by visiting his Facebook or Tumblr.

Source: Mr. Incredibeard

Mr. Incredibeard: Guy With A Thousand Beards Becomes Internet Celebrity originally appeared on Bored Panda on September 26, 2013.

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20 Most Epic Entries From 2013 National Beard And Moustache Championships

September 24th, 2013 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

Whether you’re a proud beard owner or just sprouting your first patch of peach fuzz, here‘s something to inspire you towards new heights. These meticulously styled beards and moustaches appeared just 2 weeks ago at the 2013 U.S. National Beard and Moustache Championships on September 7th in New Orleans.

The National Beard and Moustache championships draw entrants from all over the nation to compete for best beard before a panel of judges. There are categories for full beards, partial beards and moustaches, each with their own rules, regulations and sub-categories. These range from Garibaldi and Verdi beards to imperial and Dali moustaches. Some categories allow aids like wax and hairspray, while others forbid them, demanding that the facial hair remain “natural.”

The pictures were taken by Greg Anderson, a professional photographer based in Las Vegas who had narrowly missed the opportunity to shoot the competition in 2012. He was ready in 2013, however, and is ready to publish a book about the competition in time for Christmas.

Source: Greg Anderson (via)

20 Most Epic Entries From 2013 National Beard And Moustache Championships originally appeared on Bored Panda on September 24, 2013.

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Wannabe Astronaut Frog Photobombs NASA Rocket Launch

September 13th, 2013 by Dovilas | No Comments | Filed in Design

With one strange and fateful leap for frogkind, an amphibian that managed to photobomb a NASA rocket launch is now making the rounds online in a picture that may or may not have captured the poor frog‘s last moments on this earth. The LADEE (Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer) swept the hopeful astronaut frog up in a cloud of dust and smoke raised by its rockets as it took off from a launch pad in Virginia on September 6th. The frog‘s fate is unknown.

Source: NASA

What do you think happened to the frog?

Wannabe Astronaut Frog Photobombs NASA Rocket Launch originally appeared on Bored Panda on September 13, 2013.

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