The greatest examples from history of human ingenuity and invention have come from some kind of need. This need provided the incentive that inspired true creativity. Every Halloween, a new need arises. People cry out, “What are we to do with this abundance of candy we have recently received!?” One man, a Redditor named Deric Peace, has answered the people’s cry.  What he did makes him a hero and a genius. Halloween = costumes + a whole bunch of delicious candy. Sarah_Ackerman As exciting as having a copious amount of Halloween candy is, it is also daunting (some might say “haunting.” Bad [More]
While rumble strips may never have woken you from a slumber behind the wheel, they’ve saved countless lives over the years. Late-night drives can be exhausting, especially for truckers who run on tight schedules and deadlines. But these engineers weren’t satisfied with that telltale rumbling sound. They wanted those grooves to create beautiful music, so they designed different templates to do just that. Check it out in the video below. Since 2007, engineers in various countries have adopted this awesome technique to make gorgeous highway music all over the world. They only work if drivers are going a certain speed, [More]
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Okay, okay, soda might not be great for you, but you can’t deny that it’s delicious, right? Sitting out by the pool with an ice-cold glass of fizzy goodness is basically the definition of refreshing. Speaking of foods that aren’t really healthy but taste way too good, let’s talk about cake for a second. Actually, let’s talk about soda and cake. If these two treats are high on your “gotta have this right now” list, this amazing recipe is the one for you. I really need to learn how to bake, because this is just too [More]
Raise your hand if you hate mosquitoes, ants, ticks, and spiders! Okay, so everyone probably hurt their shoulder throwing their hands up…and we’re right there with you! Since it’s finally the summer, these pesky pests are about to come out in full force. In an effort to make your time outdoors a little more enjoyable (and bug-free) this season, here are a few awesome tricks to try that will keep the creepy-crawlies at bay. 1. Get rid of pesky ants with this mixture of borax and corn syrup. 2. Spray a wasps’ nest with peppermint oil, dish soap, and water [More]
Hooking a GoPro camera to a quadcopter “drone” is all the rage in aerial filmography these days, and this video shows you why. GoPro gives some amazing new perspectives of things that you wouldn’t want to capture from a helicopter. Watch as one man sends his drone through a fireworks show, capturing some stunning footage, all set to the sound of Andrea Bocelli beautifully singing “Con Te Partiro”. From now on this should be the ONLY way that people film or take pictures of fireworks. Forget your camera phones people, I want birds eye view! Source: Jos Stiglingh Share this cool fireworks [More]
If you’re tired of your boring old headboard and you’re also low on cash, check this out. With a few simple tools, you can revamp this old standby for a fraction of what you’d spend on a new one. This light-up headboard is gorgeous, and you can alter the project to make one that’s chic enough for adults or playful enough for kids! Check out the instructions below. People are so creative, aren’t they? I never would’ve thought of that! Home decor can cost a pretty penny, but projects like this can help you cut corners without sacrificing beauty or [More]
There are many optical illusions, both natural and man-made, that can trick your brain… every time. The visual illusions are characterized by visually perceived images that differ from objective reality. The information your eyes gather doesn’t match the source in some way, causing a major (awesome) headache. There are three main types of illusions: “literal optical illusions that create images that are different from the objects that make them, physiological ones that are the effects on the eyes and brain of excessive stimulation of a specific type (brightness, colour, size, position, tilt, movement), and cognitive illusions, the result of unconscious [More]
This mind-bending optical illusion painting in the video below is the work of British artists Brian Weavers and Patrick Hughes, who create 3-D images that seem to shift before your eyes as you look at them from different angles. These types of art pieces are known as “reverspectives” where the point that appears the closest (i.e, the smallest) is actually physically the furthest away. The assumption that this point is closer to you creates this illusion. This illusion does require one to not have depth perception which is why it’s so powerful in this video. The point at which the [More]
Artists Vik Muniz and Marcelo Coelho are the builders of the smallest sand castles in the world. It took them four years of experimenting with different methods, but they finally did it. Apparently, it’s not easy to etch an intricate drawing into a single 0.5 millimeter grain of sand. Who would have guessed? Though the sand castles are small (microscopic, even) the “wow” factor is humongous. You will be amazed by the detail and overall quality of their work. Check it out! The Smallest Sand Castles in the World. The Creators Project Yep, that’s small all right. The Creators Project [More]
Finding street parking in any city can be rough. Depending on the time of day, it can literally be impossible. Sometimes you need to find creative ways around being shut out of your own block at 5pm. Instead of battling his neighbors every day, this guy took his parking game to the next level. His motorcycle would be safer and he’d have a guaranteed spot every day, because he found a shortcut: He’d just start parking on his own balcony. He loved his bike, but keeping it on the street wasn’t an option. So, with a little creativity… And a strong [More]