49 posts tagged Tongue
49 posts tagged Tongue
As the final performance of their Movies in Real Life series (previously featured here), the irrepressible folks from New York-based prank collective Improv Everywhere headed down into the subway on a holiday-themed mission.
Three children board a full subway car while having an argument that seems strangely familiar. The argument quickly turns into a challenge, dares are issued and, before you know it, one of the kids has his tongue stuck firmly to a subway pole. That’s right, the troupe recreated the triple dog dare scene from A Christmas Story. And it’s pretty wonderful.
(But don’t worry, no one actually licked a filthy subway pole. Clever use was made of a prosthetic tongue with a magnet inside. Its effectiveness can be seen in the reactions on the faces of all the other passengers on the train.)
[via Improv Everywhere]
It’s from the Nikon Small World photomicrography competition for 2013. Click here to view more awesome entries from the competition.
On this very night, ten years ago, on this same stretch of road, in the dense fog, just like this, I saw the worse accident I ever seen.
There was this sound, like a garbage truck dropped off the Empire State Building.
And when they finally pulled the driver’s body from the twisted, burning, WRECK, it looked like… THIS!
(The terrifying tale of Large Marge is still one of the freakiest/funniest movie scenes ever made.)
[gif via Reddit]
Please brace yourself against something or someone sturdy. It’s time for another visit to the Department of Incapacitating Cuteness:
This itty-bitty creature, who looks like he/she just had one too many pancakes for breakfast, is part of a new species of mouse lemur.
Microcebus mittermeieri is one of three newly announced mouse lemur species found on the African island of Madagascar.
Photo by Mark Thiessen
[via National Geographic]
Thanks to breakdownclown, we all get to see this amazing “not lost” advertisement for Ambrose or ‘Beefy’ the pug seen on the streets of Portland. Things that may help you recognize Ambrose:
When he was a child designer Jason Goh liked to play with his food, his favorite food being fish balls. Jason’s grandmother concocted a scary fish ball monster story in hopes of getting him to stop playing with his food and simply eat it. She told him that, if he continued playing with them, the fish balls would turn into a big hairy monter and eat him instead. So Jason grew up and brought his grandmother’s story to life by creating this awesomely monstrous Moyee Chair, eye-catching, comfy, and hungry for tasty humans. We love that it even has a long, red tongue.
[via Yanko Design]
“Sentient Kitchen examines the convergence between technology and biology. As the machines that assist our lives become smarter and more architecturally complex, they borrow increasingly from the biological realm. Sentient Kitchen takes inspiration from some of nature’s most ingenious engineering. What better way to dispense salt than through an organ that is highly developed to taste, and why not take advantage of the mammary gland’s unique relationship to milk? While it is the nature of the human ego to cast suspicion on a challenge to human intellect, Sentient Kitchen products offer a non-threatening environment to explore the benefits of smarter, more sensitive solutions to our daily dining needs.”
Here you see “Shuttling Shakers,” “Tasting Spoons,” the “Nostril Mill,” the “Perceptive Sugar Jar,” a “Good Listener Teacup,” and “Toothed Tongs.” Head over to Christine Chin’s website to view even more Sentient Kitchen utensils.
From the Department of Awesome Animal Anatomy comes this post by astronomy-to-zoology about Woodpecker Tongues.
“The woodpecker’s tongue can extend 2/3 its body length. Its tongue is covered in sticky saliva and barbs all over with an ear (a hearing mechanism) at the end of it. So it can listen to its prey. It detects sound. The tongue is so long that it fits its tongue in its head by wrapping around its brain and around its eye sockets. It can move its head/beak up to 15-16 times per second as it strikes a tree. This is incredibly fast. It creates immense forces, 250 more times than astronauts are subjected to. It is 1,000 G’s. The woodpecker has cartilage around the brain that keeps it from shattering.”
That’s one impressive tongue.
Learning is awesome!
Reblogged from astronomy-to-zoology