49 Fascinating Movie Facts You May Have Never Heard Before

Apr 13, 2015 By AJ Hook 0

Think you know your movie trivia? Okay, okay…You hardcore movie buffs might know a few of these tidbits of cinematic knowledge already, but I guarantee you’ll find some new ones in here that you haven’t heard before.

Let the games begin!

Back to the Future (1985)

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He Used Leftover LEGO Blocks To Create a Clever Way to Hide Valuables

Apr 8, 2015 By Scott Neumyer 0

If you thought regular, old safes were too conspicuous to keep thieving hands away (or you just love to play with toys), Household Hacker has a great tutorial that will teach you how to take all your kiddo’s leftover LEGOs and turn them into a clever little place to hide your money and valuables.

I suppose it’s better than having to feel the searing pain of having stepped on them…

26 Company Logos with Hidden Images That You Won’t Believe You Didn’t See Sooner

Apr 6, 2015 By Abby Heugel 0

We know that companies try to trick us all of the time, whether it’s with “new and improved” claims or just bright, shiny packaging. But there are also more subliminal — and clever — ways that they go about hoping to win your brand loyalty.

Some of the world’s biggest companies pay big money to designers, advertisers, and psychologists to dream up creative logos that convey an image you might not initially see — everything from an extra Hershey’s Kiss to a pair of McDonald’s “breasts.”

How many of these 26 “hidden” images revealed in plain sight did you initially miss?

FedEx

This is one of the best known logo images, but just in case you’ve missed it, look between the “E” and the “x.” In the white space there’s an arrow that subliminally represents speed and precision.

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It’s Unbelievable They Fit a House Here. It’s 3 Feet Wide and the Door’s in the Floor…

Feb 12, 2015 By Megan Berman 0

If you picture a house crammed tightly between two big buildings in downtown Warsaw without an inch to spare, the image that comes to mind probably isn’t very inspiring. Now add to that image that the house is only 3 feet wide.

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Three feet. 36 inches.

Is this the kind of place you’d want to stay?

Well, it exists, so you can check it out and decide for yourself. It’s the world’s narrowest house and you may be surprised by how awesome it is…

The Keret House is an art installation that is also a fully-functional home in Warsaw inserted in the space between two buildings. At its widest interior span, the Keret House is 48 inches, and at its narrowest it’s only 28.

The Design

The house was first conceived by Polish architect Jakub Szczesny in 2009, when he presented it at the WolaArt festival. At the time, it seemed almost impossible — how could a house measuring no more than 5 feet across even exist?

But he had a vision…

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Celebrities become part of classic masterpieces when magazines are perfectly lined up

Sep 16, 2014 By Megan Berman 1

Eisen Bernardo, a Philippines-based graphic designer and illustrator, is carefully superimposing iconic magazine covers onto pieces of classical artwork. He says of his project, Mag + Art

This ongoing project…is my way of giving homage to the magazines – as a venue of human artistic expression and vehicle of popular culture.

The result is a beautifully curated collection of new icons that are equal parts amusing and intriguing…

The Birth of Angelina

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The Ryan of Man; Rihanna’s Mood

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Woman renews vows with mannequin husband after 14 years [Exclusive pics & interview]

Jul 23, 2014 By Jake Johnson 0

In February, we featured a series of photos by Suzanne Heintz with her mannequin “family,” (“Single Woman Spends 14 Years with Mannequin Family to Make a Point“). In the spirited comments section, the photos were called “creepy,” “brilliant,” and everything in between.

Since then, Suzanne and I have kept in contact, and a couple months ago I got the skinny on her planned “chapter two” of her project, officially called “The Playing House Project,” in which she and her stoic mannequin husband renew their wedding vows.

I took the opportunity to send Suzanne a few questions to get a deeper understanding of her project. She graciously took the time to thoughtfully answer them, and to give us an exclusive scoop on the renewal ceremony photos.

You’re the first to see these, so enjoy!

Artist buys imitation family to satirize conformity

Suzanne, thank you for taking the time to answer some questions. I came across your work in mid-February this year and was delighted by it. Since then, on our site alone, it’s been shared 150,000 times on Facebook. And I know you’ve had a lot of press elsewhere too. But you’ve been committed to this project for a long time. How does it feel to see something into which you’ve invested so much time and energy garner the exposure it has recently?

It’s just like jumping into a hot spring. Shocking at first, and wonderful once you get used to it. I’ve said before that I’m pleased as punch to be born at the time I was. Not only because as a woman, I’ve got more choices in life than any generation before, but I’m also amazed at how much opportunity, and exposure, living in the information age provides.

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Check out the fun invention that turns any set of stairs into a slide [6 pictures]

May 21, 2014 By Joey 0

If you’ve always wanted a slide in your house, inventor Trisha Cleveland is here to help.

She has developed a set of folding mats that convert any set of stairs into a slide

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The Minnesota native still has work to do to get her product to production, but given the positive attention she’s receiving, it seems inevitable that you’ll be able to buy your own version soon…

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Does every book about Africa have the same cover?

May 13, 2014 By Abraham 0

Doctoral candidate in international history Simon Stevens was reading Chimamanda Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun when he realized it looked kind of familiar. He did some looking around on Good Reads and discovered something intriguing about books related to Africa…

An inordinate number get “the acacia tree sunset treatment”…

Book designs and Africa

The site Africa Is a Country, whose ironic flair you can guess from their name, summarizes their analysis of this cover collection…

In short, the covers of most novels “about Africa” seem to have been designed by someone whose principal idea of the continent comes from The Lion King.

Read more at Quartz.