517 posts tagged Awesome
517 posts tagged Awesome
One of our favorite things about Cosplay is that absolutely anyone can do it. Tomoaki Kohguchi is an awesome case in point. Mr. Kohguchi is a 64-year-old consultant from Hiroshima, Japan who spends his free time creating and wearing an amazing variety of anime character costumes.
Visit Tomoaki Kohguchi’s Facebook page for many more of his cosplay photos. These fantastic portraits are just a taste.
Here’s yet another awesome thing about Japan: Pigeon Mask Parties.
Whether they’re made of feathers or latex, hanging out in the park or at a bar, it’s clear that pigeons love to flock. Did you know that a group of pigeons is called a loft? That means you could also call these gatherings Loft Parties. It sounds like Pigeon Mask code.
You know what’s awesome? The simultaneously thrilling and terrifying sight of the impossibly massive talons belonging to a mighty Harpy Eagle. This humbling photo was recently shared by Redditor louiebaur. To get an even better sense of just how big these talons are, click here for a comparison image.
And remember, it’s not just the length and sharpness of those talons that are fearsome, the strength of the eagle’s grip is enough to break arm bones or crush a hand. So yes, that’s a lot of avian awesomeness in one photo. Let’s hope that whoever is touching those talons with their fragile human fingers is awfully good friends with that particular eagle.
This awesome video features Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, aka 2Cellos, playing their phenomenal “BaRock style” arrangement of the hard rock classic for a completely bewildered 17th century audience. The concept is wonderful, but the actual performance is astonishing.
[via Geeks are Sexy]
We already know that reading is awesome, but today we learned that cats enjoy reading too. In Pennsylvania the Animal Rescue League of Berks County has a wonderful program called Book Buddies that invites children in grades 1-8 to visit the shelter and read to their cats.
Kids participating in the program get to improve their reading skills and hang out with cute cats while providing much-desired company for the cats at the shelter awaiting adoption. The ARL says that the “cats find the rhythmic sound of a voice very comforting and soothing.”
And then we get to enjoy these incredibly sweet photos.
Click here to learn more about the Book Buddies program and view more photos.
A redditor named j0be recently shared this awesome pair of “then and now” photos in which a life-long fan of wrestling legend Hulk Hogan poses with his idol. He first appears as a kid and then, years later, he managed to recreate the same photo, grinning while caught in muscle-flexing clutches of his hero all over again.
We don’t know who this happy Hulkamania fan is (If you do please let us know), but the smile on his face in both shots pretty much says it all.
[via Twisted Sifter]
But what sort of vanity plate best complements a luxury sports car decorated with the Interweb’s favorite Pop-Tart-bodied, rainbow-emitting space kitty? Deadmau5 chose wisely. The plate reads EPICLULZ.
[via Laughing Squid]
Thanks to the storm-chasing efforts of Phoenix, AZ-based photographer Mike Olbinski. it’s time to pay a visit Department of Awesome Natural Phenomena. Olbinski knew exactly what he was looking for, but it took him four years to find it: a monstrous rotating supercell thunderstorm.
"And not just a rotating supercell, but one with insane structure and amazing movement… Clouds that rotate and look like alien spacecraft hanging over the Earth."
This breathtaking storm was spotted near Booker, TX on June 3, 2013. Olbinski shot his mesmerizing 4-part time-lapse video using a Canon 5D Mark II camera with a Rokinon 14mm 2.8 lens. The first three parts were shot at 1-second intervals (~880 photos each) and the last was shot at 5-second intervals (90 photos).
Click here to learn more about the making of this awesome video.
The audio track is Impact Lento by Kevin MacLeod.
[via Twisted Sifter]
As makers of a 20-Sided Sucker, we love seeing other people’s geektastic 20-sided creations. Charless C. Fowlkes made an awesome edible 20-sided die out of 20 pecan pies. First he had to design and construct an impressive set of 20 custom-made triangular pie pans that are held together using magnets. Then came the baking and assembly followed by the best part, plenty of pie eating.
Head over to Neatorama for 10 more examples of twenty-sided polyhedral creativity.
One of our favourite things about artist Chris Ryniak (previously featured here) is that, no matter what else he’s up to - such as designing amazing toys and sculpting wonderfully strange characters for art shows - he still makes time to draw new creatures on a regular basis. Earlier this month, as one of his morning scribbles, Chris created Sparkle Pony Magic. The following week he presented her once again, this time in glorious colour. It was after that that something awesome happened:
Chris was contacted by a fan of his art who loved Sparkle Pony Magic so very much that she was hoping to have the image laminated onto her new prosthetic leg.
"She picked it up today, and walked unassisted for the first time in at least seven months! Its things like this that help ME to keep motivated and doing what I do. Not just for my own love of creating, but the knowledge that my art brings a little joy in another person’s life. Have an awesome Day!"
[via Chris Ryniak]