To promote the Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio, a group of limber models were body-painted by artist Craig Tracy to look like the sporty new car.
Skeleton Typogram by designer Aaron Kuehn is a gorgeous typographic artwork which depicts the human skeleton using the actual words for each bone.
The McGurk effect is a compelling demonstration of how we all use visual speech information. The effect shows that we can’t help but integrate visual speech into what we ‘hear’.
For thousands of years, human beings have used metaphors as ways of understanding the body. We talk about our ‘ear drums’, or our ‘mind’s eye’. When we are in love we say our hearts are ‘bursting’ or ‘broken’. When we are nervous we say we have ‘butterflies in our stomach’. When we are impatient weContinue reading “Man As A Machine By Henning Lederer”
Blowing your nose to alleviate stuffiness may be second nature, but some people argue it does no good, reversing the flow of mucus into the sinuses and slowing the drainage. Counterintuitive, perhaps, but research shows it to be true. To test the notion, Dr. J. Owen Hendley and other pediatric infectious disease researchers at theContinue reading “How To Blow Your Nose”
Please click HERE for the New York Times Year in Ideas issue. For the eighth year in a row, they have compiled an alphabetical digest of ideas, from A to Z (almost) that features a whole slew of essays about the interesting concepts that people have come up with during 2008.
Nothing quite prepares you for the culture shock of Jay Walker’s library. You exit the austere parlor of his New England home and pass through a hallway into the bibliographic equivalent of a Disney ride. Stuffed with landmark tomes and eye-grabbing historical objects—on the walls, on tables, standing on the floor—the room occupies about 3,600Continue reading “Jay Walker’s Amazing Library”
We’ve all eaten something that other people think is strange, whether it’s an odd food combination or just plain gross. But the people in this collection take weird eating to a whole new level, swallowing items from diamond rings to hairballs. Click HERE to take a look at these items and how they got there.Continue reading “The 25 Weirdest Things Eaten By A Human”
An explanation of this phenomenon can be found here.