On Friday 13th September 2019, the world witnessed a Harvest Moon. The moon goes by many different names, depending on it's size, position in the sky, and timing. The Harvest Moon doesn't actually have a constant date it falls on - rather, it is the full moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox (when the Earth's equator is almost directly in line with the sun). The Harvest Moon got it's name by being particularly bright and rising early. In the past, this allowed farmers to extend their time in the fields so they could continue to harvest their summer crops by the light of the moon.
If you missed seeing this Harvest Moon, don't worry. We gathered the best photos of it so you can experience the magic of the Harvest Moon in broad daylight. Enjoy these photos (perhaps while listening to Neil Young's song Harvest Moon) and if you missed this Harvest Moon, there will be plenty more!
Most of us don't think twice about re-using a leftover cardboard Amazon box, and usually chuck it straight in the recycling bin. But not this guy. He makes insanely cool cardboard weapons from cardboard Amazon boxes that are inspired from video games, with a hot glue gun and some scissors. And he is inspiring us. The fact that he's making these weapons - let alone out of cardboard - is mind blowing. If you're a bit of a nerd or just like clever things, check out his amazing creations below.
Burning Man is a one-of-a-kind festival that takes place in the desert in Nevada, attracting tens of thousand of people every year. It is well-known for its extraordinary art installations, outrageous costumes and interesting transportation methods. Maxar Technologies just released some satellite images of the festival on Twitter, and they're amazing. Not only is the festival 100% waste and money free, it's also a perfectly symmetrical miniature city that's build out of nothing. And we want to go. Real bad.
Every day is an opportunity for more GIFs, and the good people of the internet provide. We scoured the corners of the internet to find the very best GIFs that came out this week - and what we found didn't disappoint (here are last weeks best GIFs, if you want to spoil yourself). At all. Enjoy folks!
The artist behind these awesome Pokémon terrariums, James Croft, loves crafting popular themed dioramas! And is damn good at it, too!
If you're a Pokémon fan, you're going to love these!
You can say that the artist, Petechka Odnobokov (Peter, for short), is larger than life! Peter places these images of giant cats (who you may have seen circulating the interwebs) in urban, and not so urban landscapes. A man with glasses and a beard is also present in each and every photo, this is Peter himself!
Peter is always looking at ease and relaxed in the pics as the giant felines roam about (or nap about). Peter writes under one of the photos, a photo with cats is a peculiar way of communicating with the world around him. This allows you to draw a bridge between his total isolation from childhood and the outside world with other people.
The world he has created is certainly better than our reality!
Got an unsightly surgery scar that you wanna jazz up? Bam! Fishbone! We've seen our fair share of really not great tattoos. Bad tattoos are a dime a dozen. But these are flippin' cool. Here are a bunch of clever ways people used tattoos to cover up and repurpose scars and birthmarks into cool looking artwork.
The only thing better than owning a wine cellar is having a wine cellar that makes you feel like a James Bond villain.
SpiralCellars offer just that advantage. These underground cellars are capable of storing 1,900 bottles and at least one international man of mystery.
via xxxdarkheartedboixxx's channel
Earlier today, Mashable posted a video of these modern marvels. You don't even need a secret layer housed in the side of a mountain or something. You can install them in your house, and they’re completely hidden or encased by a circular glassdoor. Both offer their own kind of Bond villain-esque experience.
Made from a circular concrete, each cellar takes about nine days to install and is climate controlled. That means it keeps your wine or super spy in perfect hibernation, before you decide what you want to do with them.
Check out the video below and think about what this can do for your whole fight against her majesty’s secret service.
Like the holidays, Star Wars brings out the best in people.
Well, sometimes. When people aren’t trying to #DumpStarWars, they’re celebrating it. This is no exception. This gigantic Death Star gingerbread house looks as delicious as it does dangerous.
Look on in terror at how powerful the Empire has become. Hope that it doesn’t treat your body like it treated Alderaan.
You know what? It’s threat is too great. Turn on your targeting computers and destroy.
A weird little spider that looks like a floppy hat has been named after an infamous floppy hat: The Sorting Hat from Harry Potter. Meet your new favorite spider, Eriovixia gryffindori — which is somehow a spider and not a spell.
Introduced in a paper published in the Indian Journal of Arachnology, this “new species of cryptic, dry-foliage mimicking araneid” looks a lot like the Sorting Hat from the side and was found in “unique ‘Kans’ forestlands of central Western Ghats, Karnataka, India,” writes Nerdist. At least they didn’t name it Hufflepuffi or else we’d dismiss this spider as totally useless. Like, why does that house even exist?
The paper explains in detail why it was named after the beloved hat:
This uniquely shaped spider derives its name from the fabulous, sentient magical artifact, the sorting hat, owned by the (fictitious) medieval wizard Godric Gryffindor, one of the four founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and stemming from the powerful imagination of Ms. J. K. Rowling, wordsmith extraordinaire, as presented in her beloved series of books, featuring everyone’s favorite boy-wizard, Harry Potter. An ode from the authors, for magic lost, and found, in an effort to draw attention to the fascinating, but oft overlooked world of invertebrates, and their secret lives.
Everyone’s favorite scene in Harry Potter is where Harry is chosen to join house Gryffindor, and we also wonder why Hogwarts doesn't revamp the Slytherin program, since it keeps producing bad guys. Seriously, there’s something up with how those kids are taught. Well, now you can ask the Sorting Hat yourself, if you are ever look in the forestlands of central Western Ghats and speak spider.
We’ve all seen balloon animals. You’ve got your poodles, giraffes, and swords that make a child’s birthday fun for about five seconds. But for World Balloon Modeling champion Mark Verge, that’s just kid’s stuff.
Mark has built one of the world’s largest balloon sculptures, a life-size Tyrannosaurus Rex. This humongous balloon animal had to be made in haste before the balloons went extinct, all 1,400 of them. It’s 12-feet tall and 43-feet long and was constructed in about 40 hours in two days.
Verge makes big sculptures, including costumes, dump trucks, and motorcycles, winning six world competitions. He can also do the clown stuff, but with a little thing we call “artistry.” He can make a monkey on a tree and a fish on a rod, which, honestly, are almost as cool as the dinosaur.
Check out this latest episode of the “Coolest Thing I’ve Ever Made” for more.
While most people in their 20s want credit for acting even remotely like adults, one woman has gone above and beyond what’s asked of someone being a grown up.
After ordering a new refrigerator, Clare decided to risk life and water filter by turning her fridge into a wine dispenser. All it took was a bottle of wine and the cold water filter in her fridge. Simply tilt the bottle into the water dispenser and out comes wine. Life hacks made easy.
My adult life just peaked pic.twitter.com/jU70YQL7VE— Clare (@iliketweet) December 11, 2016
It takes a proud adult to risk ruining a brand-new fridge with a move like this, so we commend you, Clare. However, perhaps sensing the immense power at their finger tips, Clare and her boyfriend switched the filter back to water. They told Buzzfeed that their fridge and filter is fine, but what about the copycats? What of the poor filters that will be inevitably be ruined due to the sugary content of wine. Those tubes are going to be sticky for generations.