10 posts tagged Happiness
10 posts tagged Happiness
We may have a new cutest picture on the internet. This picture of a mini-pig, by KittenBabySitter, reveals its layers of cuteness as you look at it. One, it’s a sleeping miniature pig with a pink snout. Cute! Wearing a sweater vest! Cuter! Then, you notice that it’s wearing tiny gripper socks and your head explodes like a cute bomb went off in your skull. Cute-boom!
In fact, according to this happy customer, his corgi specifically asked him for a unicorn horn after hearing about them at the park. So the word is out on the street: Inflatable Unicorn Horns for everyone!
[via Archie McPhee Seattle]
We love street art that makes creative use of the urban landscape and, of course, the artists responsible for it. This awesome piece was created by Louis Gan in Penang, Malaysia. Although some would probably give it a go, real kids might have a hard time getting a lot of enjoyment out of swings set up right in front of a wall. But these two painted children seem to be having a delightful time.
We also love the name of the street this is on: Step By Step Lane.
Photo by Avinash Advani
[via Street Art Utopia]
Dreams of Flying is an awesome ongoing project begun in 2002 by German photographer Jan Von Holleben. Each imaginative photo depicts a different nostalgic childhood dream and practically radiates youthful delight.
“Jan brings the influences of his parents – a cinematographer and child therapist – to his work. His focus on the visual representation of childhood, ‘Child-History’ and concepts of ‘Playing’, come from his teacher training coursework: he combines these theories with his personal experience and childhood memories. Inspired by classic childhood books as well as modern superheroes, he has produced ‘Dreams of Flying’ since 2002 with children from his local neighbourhood in Southwest Germany – ongoing!”
Looking at these photos, it’s clear that Jan is having as much fun working on this project as the children in his photographs.
According to bayanjargal.com, “Bayanjargal” is Mongolian for “abundant in happiness” which seems to describe this photo perfectly. We aren’t sure what happened to cause this delightful scene, but it’s pretty fun to try and guess and we can’t stop smiling every time we look at it.
Unfortunately we haven’t been able to figure out who is responsible for taking this awesome photo. If you know, please contact us so we can provide proper credit.
Wil Wheaton shows us the face of the happy gamer. He says, ”It captures everything I love about playing D&D with my friends.”
In fact, Wil loves them so much he has a whole show about them. You can watch TableTop on Geek and Sundry. You’re sure to discover amazing new games and catch a little of Wil’s awesome enthusiasm for them.
If you aren’t familiar with the fun of tabletop role-playing games, Wil’s contagious smile provides a taste and might even tempt you to try gaming yourself.
This video contains, without a doubt, one of the most awesome expressions of pure happiness that we have ever seen. It’s the sort of glee that’s completely infectious. If you aren’t at least grinning by the end of the video you might want to check your pulse.
Meet Aleksander Gamme, an adventurous Norweigan who recently completed the world’s longest solo, unassisted ski trip - 2270km (1410m) - back and forth across the South Pole over the course of 87 days.
The video you see here shows him on day 86 when he encounters a cache of supplies that he’d buried for himself during the first leg of his journey. Doing this enables him to store supplies he might need without burdening himself with their weight throughout the entire journey. Knowing these caches are out there also helps to motivate him as he makes his away across the cold, barren landscape.
“This is day 86 on my full return South Pole Expedition 2011/2012. I’m quite hungry and about to pick up my last cache by my second pulk [a sort of toboggan that he pulled behind him] which I left on the way in. As a part of my motivational plan I have on purpose not made notes on what goodies I have left behind in the cache.. and on this last one, I didn’t expect very much..”
So where does the extraordinary happiness come into play? It’s when Aleksander discovers that this cache contains some very unexpected treats. Unless you speak Norweigan, you won’t understand a word he’s saying (translation can be found here), but his absolute joy and delight surpass any language barriers. Never has a man been so happy to find some chocolate and a bag of cheese doodles.
What’s more, Aleksander has just made an appearance on Reddit participating in one of their awesome Q&A sessions, known as AMAs (Ask Me Anything). So if you want to learn more about Aleksander Gamme, his remarkable journey, or this awesome video, go here.