Here are a few incidents where animals just dropped by to say "Hi," and made us all go "Aww."
Yogi is an adorable Shih-tzu dog who's owner, Chantal Desjardins, never thought he really looked like human at all: "Looking at him normally, I don't see it!", she told The Dodo. It was only after sharing Yogi's photo on Facebook that Chantal heard otherwise. People started noticing something unusual about the way he looks. Then one of Chantal's friends posted a picture of Yogi on Reddit — and the internet really began weighing in. There's indeed something undeniably human about little Yogi's countenance. The piercing gaze of his light almond-shaped eyes, the sense of a strong brow ridge above in his fluff, and those soft pinkish lips all definitely play a part in giving the dog the uncanny look of being part-person. Some people even say that at the first glance it also seems that he is the result of a very successful face swap. What do you think?
Via: The Dodo
Contrary to what science fiction predicted robotics in 2019 would be like, robots are nowhere near being autonomous yet (although they are able to do some pretty cool things). It's taken researchers a long time to get robots to be able to walk like humans - so getting them to respond to different environments with fast reflexes is even further away than our hopeful ancestors imagined. But these researchers are looking at things in a different way, and a robot that can walk and balance like a human may be closer than we thought it was.
Today we bring you some artwork from a very talented female Chinese Artist named Xuedaixun. Her artwork consists of multiple categories and today we have chosen a specific category where Xuedaixun has created human versions of Cats and Dogs. So scroll on below and take a look. Fir more, visit her page.
It's common knowledge that some people just aren't "huggers," but a new study shows that number might be much higher than you think.
Oxford University, in conjunction with Finland's Aalto University, produced the largest study ever on physical contact by interviewing over 1300 men and women in five different countries (Britain, Finland, France, Italy and Russia).
The results were shocking.
Well, not really. They basically found that humans really, really dislike having strangers touch them anywhere except their hands.
A couple interesting findings were that women are overall more comfortable with physical touch, and everyone is more comfortable with physical contact with their mothers than their fathers.
Next time you meet a stranger, maybe think twice before going in for the hug.
People are falling head over heels for these fall fashions.
Rick Owens had his big show at Paris fashion week Oct. 1 and think, and models, really took a turn.
As The New York Times reported, it started out normally enough:
Then came the first of many models who wore fellow travelers on their backs like knapsacks, trussed to them with padded straps, face up, face down, upside-down or trailing: women bearing women, often in gymnastic contortions. (They were reportedly local gymnasts.) "She ain't heavy," the message seemed to run, "she's my sister."
It was transporting and affecting (not least because of the live performance by the vocalist Eska), as well as confounding and odd. There were gasps and iPhone photos, but no immediate explanation from Mr. Owens, a provocateur with a long history of and taste for on-the-runway theatrics.
I'm tired of people saying fashion is out of touch. Rick Owens' show full of wearable practical accessible garms pic.twitter.com/mGWgWipL9V— Jack Guinness (@Jackguinness) October 1, 2015
Final Exit from Rick Owens FW16 is Aces. Bravo! pic.twitter.com/SNZnLrhjev— Jules (@JulienDecanali) October 1, 2015
No word on the cost of such high fashion.
We've probably all seen the mashup video of goats screaming like humans, but the ram in this video does a dead-on impression of a guy falling off a cliff. There's something about the look in the eye of this barbary sheep that tells me this might be an evil mockery of his last "ramming" victim...