“I’m going to do a painting in a minute and a half or less.” I didn’t say it was going to be good.

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Daytime Fireworks timed with internal microchips instead of traditional fuses.

Cai Guo-Qiang can be seen in this video. He’s a contemporary artist from China that works with gunpowder to create large drawings and his process itself is an installation/performance piece.

He’s also the artist who coordinated the fireworks for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Oh The Irony

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“Tom Hanks, to me, took the easy route in Hollywood…he only made hits”. ~ Steve Martin

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People always come up to me and say that my smoking is bothering them… Well, it’s killing me!

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This is how you do it

Your wife wont make fun of your grocery list when she sees this.

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Now beat that, English.

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More Pillow Fights. More! More!

Amazing fruit fly evolved to have pictures of ants on its wings.

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This is unbelievable, but the fruit fly G tridens has somehow evolved to have what looks like pictures of ants on its wings. Seriously, its transparent wings have an ant design on them complete with “six legs, two antennae, a head, thorax and tapered abdomen.” It’s nature’s evolutionary art painted on a fly’s wings.

Recently spotted by the New York Times, the fruit fly is just incredible. Other flies in its family of 5,000 species have other type of markings on its wings but it’s the G tridens that has something so intricate and so specific.

The idea of the ant design, as explained to The National by Dr Brigitte Howarth of Zayed University who first discovered G tridens in the UAE, is that these flies use their wings to ward off predators. The fly flashes it wings back and forth to make it seem as if the ants are moving around and that movement would confuse the predator. Nature’s version of a tattoo, I guess.  {ᔥ Via}

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