Cat Behaviour: The “Butt Wiggle of Doom” is performed by cats when they are about to pounce. Like a baseball player digging in his/her cleats before stealing a base, the cat is digging in its rear claws for maximum grip before leaping.
This is a great tree, but the reality behind might be just as fantastic. Native American tribes would take young saplings of trees and bend them down, holding the small tree with a kind of apparatus that would shape it for years to come. This was a sort of trail marker.
Alternately it could have just been bent through natural means.
WHIM is an Amsterdam-based architecture firm with a big question. Is it possible to build a self-sustaining home entirely from plastic waste?
Disturbed by the increasingly enormous deposits of floating trash that cloud oceans and cover coastlines across the globe, WHIM hatched a plan to develop a floating island of plastic that could function as a human habitation.
The initial phase will test various types of plastic waste found in marine trash and develop strategies to build with these materials. Once gathered and recycled, the materials will be transformed into a flood-proof floating home — perhaps suggesting a new model for communities affected by both widespread marine litter and rising sea levels.
This is ambitious, admirable, but perhaps a bit lofty. A flood proof home is a good step, but there’s still large waves and typhoons that would inevitably upright the structure. This doesn’t seem as easy as flipping a canoe, so hopefully there will be though to that solution.
Kind of reminds me of that island in the original production of Dr. Doolittle.
Dammit, y’all don’t understand how sexy this hand draw bit of celluloid actually. This is the pinnacle of animation, and if we hadn’t let pure CGI dominate the animated world, who knows where we’d be now?
The holidays visiting family…the one place you know for certain no matter what you’ve accomplished, no matter how adult, mature or old you think you are, everyone will still treat you like a goddamn five year old that can’t wipe his own ass.