76 posts tagged eyes
76 posts tagged eyes
Do you remember the amazing skeleton we posted about awhile back belonging to an awesome woman fitted with a prosthetic eye that had originally been gilt and engraved to look like a sun? We sure do.
Artist Nick Beecher recently took up the challenge to illustrate what she may have looked like in life and we think his interpretation is pretty awesome.
Here’s an awesome little piece of history:
Archaeologists in the Burnt City have discovered what appears to be an ancient prosthetic eye. What makes this discovery exceptionally awesome is the striking description of how the owner and her false eye would have appeared while she was still alive and blinking:
[The eye] has a hemispherical form and a diameter of just over 2.5 cm (1 inch). It consists of very light material, probably bitumen paste. The surface of the artificial eye is covered with a thin layer of gold, engraved with a central circle (representing the iris) and gold lines patterned like sun rays. The female remains found with the artificial eye was 1.82 m tall (6 feet), much taller than ordinary women of her time. On both sides of the eye are drilled tiny holes, through which a golden thread could hold the eyeball in place. Since microscopic research has shown that the eye socket showed clear imprints of the golden thread, the eyeball must have been worn during her lifetime. The woman’s skeleton has been dated to between 2900 and 2800 BCE.
So she was an extraordinarily tall woman walking around wearing an engraved golden eye patterned with rays like a tiny sun. What an awesome sight that must have been.
fangirequeen: SOMEONE DRAW HER PLEASE
The internet has found another awesomely entertaining use for googly eyes and it’s here on Tumblr as a new blog called Googly Eye Books. Any and all book covers become something wonderfully silly as soon as you add a googly eye or two. Viewers are also welcome to submit their own googly-eyed books to the site.
The images you see here are a very small sample of the entertainment in store. Follow Googly Eye Books to see them all.
And remember, whenever you need more googly eyes, our Googly Eye shop has got you covered.
Redditors SirTenderBeard and yokramer each used pairs of our Giant Googly Eyes to transformer their respective cars into awesomely entertaining anthropomorphic vehicles. The best part is that each car has its own unique facial expression.
Tunafish may come in small cans, but the fish themselves are quite large. These tuna eyeballs help convey that fact. If you ever go shopping at a Japanese grocery store, you might encounter packages containing great big eyes staring right back at you.
"I was at the grocery store and I got the urge to eat something new. I looked around and I didn’t really see much until I found a food that could look back. It was only a hundred yen, which is less than a buck, so I figured I’d give it a whirl. It had a sticker on it that said that it should be cooked, but I didn’t really know how to cook it. I tried to find stuff online, but there aren’t a lot of English webpages devoted to eating fish eyes, so I just decided to boil it.
I didn’t use any flavoring so it just ended up smelling horribly fishy. There was a translucent, jelly-like ball inside that turned into a hard, white ball. It tasted a little like a hard-boiled egg does, so I’m guessing that it was mostly protein. It actually didn’t taste too bad.”
Visit Flee Alaska for more photos and Jesse’s complete description of his peculiar piscine feast.
Golly jeepers, where’d you get that peeper? A Redditor named Sssamanthaa transformed her lips into this awesomely freaky eye using her impressive skills with makeup and a little bit of photoshop enhancement for the iris. Now we can’t stop staring at this great big eye, because it looks like it’s about to blink.
[via Obvious Winner]
Have you ever seen a more melancholy pile of pasta? Entitled Le Solitaire, this surprisingly emotive sculpture of an enormous anthropomorphic heap of noodles slumped on a little chair is the work of French sculptor Theo Mercier. In 2010 it was exhibited at the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris.
In reality, the surreal figure is nothing more than a pile of silicone coated cords. Using two large, blue eyes and an intentional body gesture, Mercier has created a sense of vulnerability, saying that this sculpture is “The one who is showed, who is watched, he is unique and alone because he is a monster. It tells a lot about the idea of exposure.”
We hope at least one brave person went up and gave this awesome sculpture a great big hug, because we sure want to. Sometimes even noodles need a little love and reassurance.
[via My Modern Metropolis]
Reddit user mrpauloldham posted this picture of an unnamed and awesome friend of his exercising with Richard Simmons while he eats her ponytail. Of course, we couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw Richard’s outfit was made of Emergency Googly Eyes.
We know beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but we’re sure you’ll see eye to eye with us on this one. That’s no eyesore, it’s one eye-catchingly awesome outfit. Richard Simmons is truly the king of exerceyes. (We apologize for this paragraph. We couldn’t resist.)
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]