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Someone Finds Old Grow In Water Egg At Goodwill And Puts It In Water, Regrets It 23 Hours Later

Each generation has it’s own variety of bizarre toy creations. You know, the toys that you found so entertaining at the time but now looking back you think WTF? I mean whose grand idea was it to create the never-dying, obnoxious Furby? (David Hampton, Richard C. Levy and Caleb Chung, that’s who).

Well among the list of odd creations is the expandable water toy. Created using superabsorbent polymer technology, originating first in the early 1960’s, these various shapes can grow to around quadruple their original size in water. A Tumblr user came across one of these retro toys at Goodwill, but couldn’t quite figure out what the object inside was supposed to grow into. After 23 hours of observation and some comical ‘scientific’ commentary, they were met with an odd and unexpected result. Scroll down below for the whole story and the big reveal from Bored Panda!

This Tumblr user found something weird at Goodwill

So they decided to put it in water to see what would hatch

People had mixed reactions to the user’s new “child”

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/grow-baby-water-toy/

Scientists Recreate Faces Of People Who Lived Centuries Ago, And Some May Surprise You

When we look for physical representations of people from the pre-photography past, the only remaining options we have are either the grim skeletal remains or barely detailed and imprecise artistic depictions. Some artists try to reimagine what a certain queen or medieval peasant might’ve looked like, but their vision and imagination is limited to their own times. However, technology has advanced to the levels where we can employ science to accurately depict what people of the past looked like, as if they were alive today.

Bored Panda has compiled a list of various reconstructions that give us a fascinating glimpse into the past. Scroll down to check them out and don’t forget to comment and vote on your favorites!

Bored Panda has compiled a list of various reconstructions that give us a fascinating glimpse of the past. Scroll down to check them out and don’t forget to comment and vote on your favorites!

Henry IV of France was King of France from 1589 to 1610, when we was assassinated by a fanatical Catholic. He was also known as Good King Henry for his great concern about the welfare of his subjects. Philippe Froesch created a CGI 3D forensic facial reconstruction of Henry, using his skull as a base.

Ava was a Bronze-Age woman who died 3,700 years ago. She was found in an unusual grave for her time. Instead of being buried in soil, like others, Ava’s final resting place was carved in solid rock, which suggested that she was special. Scottish archaeologist Maya Hoole and forensic artist Hew Morrison teamed up to recreate Ava’s face using sophisticated software and tissue depth charts.

Back in 2014, archaelogists recovered remains of a man who died about 500 years ago. He was one of 4 sets of skeletons found, all of which showed signs of childhood malnutrition and heavy manual labor, which suggests that all of them were poor. As one of the skulls was well preserved, they used it to reconstruct what the man looked like 500 years ago.

The 2,000 year old mummy known as ‘Meritamun’ was brought back to life using the latest technology. Scientists from the University of Melbourne used her skull to determine that Meritamun was between the ages of 18 and 25, stood about 5 feet 4 inches tall and was anaemic. Unfortunately, they couldn’t find the cause of death since the rest of her body was never recovered. To reconstruct Meritamun’s face, the researchers…

The 2,000 year old mummy known as ‘Meritamun’ was brought back to life using the latest technology. Scientists from the University of Melbourne used her skull to determine that Meritamun was between the ages of 18 and 25, stood about 5 feet 4 inches tall and was anaemic. Unfortunately, they couldn’t find the cause of death since the rest of her body was never recovered. To reconstruct Meritamun’s face, the researchers used medical research, forensic science, computerized tomographic (CT) scanning, 3D printing, Egyptology and art.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750) was a composer and musician of the Baroque period, who is regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. Scottish anthropologist Caroline Wilkinson took measurements of Bach’s facial bones to recreate a 3D image of what the composer’s face must’ve looked like.

Copernicus was one the brightest Renaissance-era mathematicians and astronomers, who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at the center of the universe. He died at the age of 70. A Polish forensic team reconstructed this face from his remains.

The reconstruction of an early Neolithic man’s head was based on the skeleton of an adult male excavated in 1863, in Winterbourne Stoke, Wiltshire. Experts used skeletal analysis to recreate what a slender man in his 40’s looked like about 5,500 ago, 500 years before the first monument at Stonehenge was built.

DNA tests revealed that a mummy known as “the Younger Lady” is the sister of Akhenaten (Tut’s father) and mother of Tutankhamun. While its identity hasn’t been fully determined, many believe that the remains belong to Queen Nefertiti, Akhenaten’s Great Royal Wife. Paleoartist Élisabeth Daynès used the scan of “the Younger Lady” to reconstruct a bust of the Egyptian queen.

Maximilien de Robespierre was a French politician and lawyer, best known for his role in the French Revolution (1789 – 1799) and the Reign of Terror. He was executed by guillotine on July 28, 1794 at the age of 36.

Scientists used his death mask, as well as historical records detailing Robespierre’s medical history to reconstruct his face and determine the illnesses he suffered.

Several clinical signs were described by contemporary witnesses:…

Maximilien de Robespierre was a French politician and lawyer, best known for his role in the French Revolution (1789 – 1799) and the Reign of Terror. He was executed by guillotine on July 28, 1794 at the age of 36.

Scientists used his death mask, as well as historical records detailing Robespierre’s medical history to reconstruct his face and determine the illnesses he suffered.

Several clinical signs were described by contemporary witnesses: vision problems, nose bleeds (“he covered his pillow of fresh blood each night”), jaundice (“yellow colored skin and eyes”), asthenia (“continuous tiredness”), recurrent leg ulcers, and frequent facial skin diseases associated with scars of a previous smallpox infection. Historians speculate that he suffered from sarcoidosis. He also had permanent eye and mouth twitching. The symptoms worsened between 1790 and 1794. The day before his beheading, Robespierre suffered a firearm wound to the jaw in dubious circumstances.

Jane was a young girl (14-years-old) who was eaten by her 17th century Jamestown co-settlers. Her mutilated skull and severed leg bone were found in 2012, among butchered animal bones and other food remains, in a Jamestown cellar. Dr. Douglas Owsley, chief forensic anthropologist at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, examined the bones and determined that the cuts and marks on them were from an attempt to…

Jane was a young girl (14-years-old) who was eaten by her 17th century Jamestown co-settlers. Her mutilated skull and severed leg bone were found in 2012, among butchered animal bones and other food remains, in a Jamestown cellar. Dr. Douglas Owsley, chief forensic anthropologist at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, examined the bones and determined that the cuts and marks on them were from an attempt to seperate tissue and brain from the bones. Owsley concluded that it was a case of cannibalism as marks were consistent with other cases of cannibalism and the fact that the people of Jamestown were starving during the winter of 1609-1610.

This individual who lived 700 years ago was dubbed Context 958 by the researchers who have pieced this man’s life and face together by analyzing his bones and teeth. Context 958 is part of the University of Cambridge’s wider research aiming to understand how people lived and died back medieval times. “Context 958 was probably an inmate of the Hospital of St John, a charitable institution which provided food and…

This individual who lived 700 years ago was dubbed Context 958 by the researchers who have pieced this man’s life and face together by analyzing his bones and teeth. Context 958 is part of the University of Cambridge’s wider research aiming to understand how people lived and died back medieval times. “Context 958 was probably an inmate of the Hospital of St John, a charitable institution which provided food and a place to live for a dozen or so indigent townspeople,” said, John Robb, member of the research team. The team has also determined that he was around the age of 40 when he died and lived a hardworking life, based on the wear and tear marks on his skeleton.

Richard III of England was King of England between 1483 and 1485. He was a prominent figure during the Wars of Roses and the Battle of Bosworth Field where he died. This was the last decisive battle of the conflict between the families of Lancaster and York. He was 32 at the time of his death. His remains were lost for more than 5 centuries (as they were believed to have…

Richard III of England was King of England between 1483 and 1485. He was a prominent figure during the Wars of Roses and the Battle of Bosworth Field where he died. This was the last decisive battle of the conflict between the families of Lancaster and York. He was 32 at the time of his death. His remains were lost for more than 5 centuries (as they were believed to have been thrown into the River Soar) only to be discovered in 2012, on a city council car park in Leicester. They used the skull and DNA samples to make a 3D reconstruction of his face. A computer app was used to add muscle tissue to the scan of the skull and the result was then made into a plastic model.

Mary Stuart was Queen of Scotland between 1542 and 1567 and she was only 6 days old when she acceded to the throne. She spent her last 18 years in custody of Queen Elizabeth of England after which Mary was found guilty of plotting to assassinate Elizabeth in 1586 and executed. She was 44 at the time of her execution. Experts from the University of Dundee compiled all the available portraits…

Mary Stuart was Queen of Scotland between 1542 and 1567 and she was only 6 days old when she acceded to the throne. She spent her last 18 years in custody of Queen Elizabeth of England after which Mary was found guilty of plotting to assassinate Elizabeth in 1586 and executed. She was 44 at the time of her execution. Experts from the University of Dundee compiled all the available portraits of Mary Stuart to recreate a 3D image of what she would’ve looked like during her reign.

Saint Anthony of Padua was a Catholic priest who was born in 1195, to a wealthy family in Lisbon, Portugal. He died at the age of 35 in Padua, Italy. As his contemporaries recognized his devotion and love to the poor and the sick, as well as his powerful preaching, Anthony was one of the most quickly canonized saints in church history. He is the patron saint of lost things. In…

Saint Anthony of Padua was a Catholic priest who was born in 1195, to a wealthy family in Lisbon, Portugal. He died at the age of 35 in Padua, Italy. As his contemporaries recognized his devotion and love to the poor and the sick, as well as his powerful preaching, Anthony was one of the most quickly canonized saints in church history. He is the patron saint of lost things. In 2014, forensic researchers at the University of St. Anthony of Padua teamed up to recreate his facial image from a digital copy of his skull. They used the latest 3D program to reconstruct Anthony’s features in what they believe to be “one of the most faithful reconstructions of the face of St. Anthony.â€

This lady is one of the 400 people found in South Leith Parish Church graveyard, which was excavated during preparation work for Edinburgh Trams in 2009. They date back to 16th century. Experts have analyzed the remains and determined that her age was between 25-and 35, her height was 4ft 11 which is 4 centimetres shorter than the average height of a medieval woman in the found population.

Arish lived in Carthage (modern day Tunisia) 2,500 years ago and he was 19 to 24 years old when he died. Researchers used criminal investigation techniques and dermoplasty to reconstruct what Arish looked like when he was alive.

Mary Rose was a warship of the English Tudor navy of King Henry VIII, that sank in 1545 while leading an attack on the French fleet. 500 years later the ship and most of her crew were recovered and scientists examined the remains. While algae and other growth made it difficult to analyze the skeletons, the research team were able to identify quite a lot of this particular archer….

Mary Rose was a warship of the English Tudor navy of King Henry VIII, that sank in 1545 while leading an attack on the French fleet. 500 years later the ship and most of her crew were recovered and scientists examined the remains. While algae and other growth made it difficult to analyze the skeletons, the research team were able to identify quite a lot of this particular archer. They determined his role in the ship as a man wielding a long-bow, as well as his height – 6 feet. They also created a 3D print of his skull which was later used to reconstruct his face.

Robert Burns (1759 – 1796) was a Scottish poet and lyricist known for such works as “Auld Lang Syne” and “The Battle of Sherramuir”. He died at the age of 37 in Dumfries, Scotland. Researchers used his skull to recreate a 3D reproduction to bring Burns back to life.

John de Strivelyn (also known as John Stirling) was a medieval Scottish knight who died in 1378. His remains were found at Stirling Castle, beneath a lost 12th-century royal chapel. The University of Dundee worked on John’s remains to recreate a three-dimensional image of what he looked like. They used the latest digital scanning and replication techniques and the final result was painted by a medical artist.

Robert I was King of Scots from 1306 until his death in 1329, as well as one of the most famous warriors of his generation. He led forces against England in the First War of Scottish Independence and succeeded in regaining Scotland’s place as an independent country. To this day, Robert the Bruce is regarded as a national hero in Scotland. In 2016, historians at the University of Glasgow teamed up…

Robert I was King of Scots from 1306 until his death in 1329, as well as one of the most famous warriors of his generation. He led forces against England in the First War of Scottish Independence and succeeded in regaining Scotland’s place as an independent country. To this day, Robert the Bruce is regarded as a national hero in Scotland. In 2016, historians at the University of Glasgow teamed up with Liverpool’s John Moores University to reconstruct Robert’s face as the visual depictions of the King were scarce. They used casts from what is believed to be the skull of Robert to make a 3D represenation. Although there is some uncertainty whether the skull truly belongs to King Robert, historians are reasonably confident it’s his skull.

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15+ Funny Comics By Polish Artist Verauko

What’s the secret to becoming a successful creator? Developing artistic mastery, generating more ideas, having excellent social media presence? Try all of them. And if you need an example, Natalia Trykowska (also known as Verauko) is the perfect one. She’s a very productive Polish graphic designer/digital artist, based in London, United Kingdom. Her commercial projects aside, Verauko is regularly drawing comics as well, and they have already earned her nearly 48K Instagram followers.

“I try to vary the topics as much as possible, whatever comes to my mind first gets illustrated,” Verauko told Bored Panda. ” That’s why sometimes you’ll see me drawing real-life situations, and sometimes some random imaginary mermaid problems. There are absolutely no limitations when it comes to themes. The only topic I would preferably stay away from though would probably be politics, since my knowledge on that matter is very limited and I’d much more prefer to draw stuff that brings people together than divide them.”

Over the years she has dealt mostly with graphic design and digital drawing. The former is a result of Natalia’s work experience in advertisement while the latter is a form of passion that has been following her since she was a child.

For Natalia, coming up with the idea is the hardest part of the creative process. “I’m lucky enough to have a good imagination when it comes to visual stuff, but when I have to come up with a story, my mind often turns blank,” Verauko added. “That’s why majority of my comics are everyday life “problems”, e.g. naked butts randomly showing up on the streets or nervous laughing fits at coffee shops – all of those silly, random situations actually happen to me and that’s why I draw them.” Natalia said that working on the drawing is relatively easy when she finishes developing the idea.

And her expertise shouldn’t come as a surprise, since Verauko took her time developing it. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology. Scroll down to check out her comics, and upvote your favorite pieces.

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/funny-comics-itsverauko-natalia-trykowska/

Mother Finds Out That Her Daughter Is A Bully, Comes Up With An Unexpected Punishment

Parenting is never easy, despite all the help that modern technology offers or the original hacks that parents themselves come up with, it’s a neverending challenge with new problems appearing daily. Amanda Mitchell, a mother from Newfoundland, Canada, found herself in quite a situation after the school reported that her daughter Hannah was misbehaving and bullying a friend. This mother knew exactly what to do to teach her daughter a lesson and shared it on her Facebook page. “I think the problem with this generation is inadequate punishment,” Mitchell said. While some people may think her methods were harsh, Amanda disagreed. “Harsh? Not in my opinion. If she grows up to break the law then the result is jail and that’s not what I want for my children.” she explained.

“I know that I’m not doing harm to her. I’m doing everything I can to help her. I told her I’m doing this because I love her and want her to grow up to be a well-rounded individual.” Mitchell told GlobalNews. While initially Hannah was shocked, she later accepted her punishment and started working to improve her behavior. Scroll down to read the full story below and tell us if you think that Amanda’s methods were right for this situation or if she was too harsh.

Recently, one mother from Newfoundland gathered a lot of attention because of the way she punished her daughter

Image credits: Amanda Mitchell

On June 9, Amanda shared a post on Facebook detailing her daughter’s behavior and the way she dealt with it

Hannah was left only with her bed and a set of clothes for a day, though her mother said she later gave her a rotation of 4 anti-bullying t-shirts

Image credits: Amanda Mitchell

The daughter had to earn her items back by adjusting her behavior and fulfilling set tasks

Image credits: Amanda Mitchell

Some people on the internet were critical of her methods

However, others agreed with Amanda’s actions

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/daughter-bullying-detention-amanda-mitchell/

Russian Mother Of Two Creates Hilariously Honest Illustrations About Her Everyday Problems

Maria Gorbunova is raising two kids and if that’s not enough, she somehow finds time to document her chaotic everyday life. Whether it’s a sleepless night or a difficult flight, her illustrations strike a perfect balance between honesty and humor. If you found yourself nodding violently to our funny parenting tweet list, chances are you’ll love Maria’s art as well.

“The lock on our ‘meditation room’ door is faulty. Mira weighs 29 pounds and can easily kick it open. Not to mention Yura who is constantly putting her hand through the crack, probably trying to pull me out.”

Image credits: mary_chemi

“Viewing my illustrations, you’re probably thinking that my kids are always crying. They are. Mira has grown up and doesn’t wake up in the middle of the night but Yura regularly composes songs, testing our patience. Lullabies, fresh baby food and the sound of rain are only a few guns we use in this fight. Naturally, mom is the one who’s working the night shift. After all, she’ll be able to get some sleep during the day. Or the weekend. Or ten years later.

Image credits: mary_chemi

“My kids are the type to scream and cry all the time, they are never calm during flights.”

Image credits: mary_chemi

“Hello! Today’s menu is broccoli, pasta and berry compote. You can find the same meals under the table, just in smaller portions. If you’re into unusual combinations, you might enjoy corn puffs with fish sauce that the chef stuffed under the pillow.”

Image credits: mary_chemi

“If you’re a mom who knows how to use technology nowadays, don’t make the mistake I did. In 2015, a few months before giving birth to my first child, I suddenly decided that my newborn will need only the best, natural stuff. I heard that multi-use diapers are a must. So I bought 10, made from Italian cotton. They were really expensive, but the thought that I would be able to reuse them really warmed my motherly soul. During the first day of using them, however, the diapers turned out to be really uncomfortable and my husband went to get some regular ones.

Image credits: mary_chemi

“I’m so happy when my art gets more likes than my selfies”

Image credits: mary_chemi

“I often take my kids to the store. Mira is old enough to know that the best snacks are at the checkout. I read every book and tried every method, nothing helped. It’s always the same – asking, screaming, crying. Sometimes, she erupts in hysteria even before we walk inside. This one time, she even started bathing in a puddle, refusing to get up until I agreed to take her to the store. Without paying attention, I continued walking towards home. Even though I was burning inside. The passers-by were shocked. The grandmas condemned me and one guy even tried to help Mira get back up. But just a moment before he approached her, Mira got up and ran towards mommy. Still, I had to drag her home. At times like these, you want to jump into a puddle and scream your lungs out yourself.”

Image credits: mary_chemi

“In 2018, my kitchen has become a temporary pub. I even know all of my customers and their regular orders. That pretty boy in the red t-shirt will ask for a wheat beer and will never refuse a plate of dumplings. The red-hair lady will order a virgin Pina Colada and even though she also likes dumplings, she’ll usually get waffles or corn sticks. And the guy on the right, the one that can barely stay on his feet, always drinks one bottle after another before he falls asleep. But it’s understandable. He has to work night shifts and still get up at 5 am.”

Image credits: mary_chemi

“- Seriozha, I told you to put them in something nice
– They look great, what’s the problem?
It always happens. At first you spend an hour picking clothes, then you dress yourself. After that you have to catch one kid, dress him up. Then another. While I’m dressing the second one, the first kid has already pooped his pants. As you’re taking him to the bathroom, the other one starts sweating, you start sweating, your husband is screaming. “If you’re so clever, then dress them yourself!” – the music plays and the fashion police is gone.”

Image credits: mary_chemi

“Every day means a new investigation – who shattered the plate, who’s littering, who broke one thing or another… And the choice is between the two – the dog and our little one, since Mira has the perfect alibi – no one can pry her eyes off the screen when cartoons are on.”

Image credits: mary_chemi

“I manage the crazy amounts of energy my kids have by giving them 40-minute “swim practices”. While they are having a bubble party, I reply to comments on Instagram all while watching bottles of my expensive shampoo drown, followed by a body scrub. When Yura and Mira are together, the tide is so high, even the dog isn’t safe.”

Image credits: mary_chemi

“5 minutes of peace/silence or what happens when you forget to close the bathroom door.”

Image credits: mary_chemi

Here are her kids in real life

Image credits: mary_chemi

Happy family!

Image credits: mary_chemi!

Image credits: mary_chemi

People could totally relate to her illustrations:

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/daily-life-illustrations-mother-of-two-maria-gorbunova/

These Bootleg Avengers Are So Bad They Got Sold Out Immediately

With the recent release of Infinity Wars it seems that everyone has got Avengers fever! And of course there is more than just the movie itself to get excited about. There are the video games, trading cards, cosplay costumes and that classic of classics – action figurines.

With so much business potential out there, it’s almost inevitable that the market will be flooded with bootlegs and fakes, with unscrupulous merchants slapping the Avengers name on pretty much anything for a few extra bucks. These action figures are different though. Created by Jeff Wysaski as part of the Obvious Plant project, they are another example of the fake flyers, signs, and products placed out in the world to give a little whimsy and absurd humor to us all.

“I was somewhat bored with these more traditional humor avenues, so I started looking for something new,” Wysaski told Fast Company. “Late last year, I hit on the idea of ‘street humor’—for lack of a better term. I’d done a bit of this in the past, but the more I thought about it, the more ideas I had, so I felt the project warranted it’s own name and website.”

The action figures have become an instant hit, selling out quickly despite a $30 dollar price tag for ‘Fedora Ron’ (it comes without Ron and is therefore just a hat). I would quite willingly part with $40 for Detective Horse! Scroll down to check them out for yourself, and let us know what you think. If you want to check out more of Jeff’s genius ‘plants,’ check out the website here.

Here’s how people reacted to the action figures:

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/people-are-laughing-out-loud-at-these-hilariously-bad-bootleg-avengers/

Turns Out That Boy Genius Who Said That He Could Make The Ocean To Clean Itself Was Right

Boyan Slat is a 23-year-old Dutch inventor and entrepreneur who started building engineering projects since when he was 2 and first truly impressed the world by securing a Guinness World Record at the age of 14 when launched 213 water rockets simultaneously.  Now, Slat is aiming for a much bigger goal — cleaning the ocean of plastic.

Back in 2011, while diving in Greece, Boyan noticed that there was more plastic in the water than there were fish. He decided to devote all his time to try and rid the ocean of plastic pollution, going as far as dropping his studies. Two years later he founded The Ocean Cleanup and hosted a TEDx talk to introduce his idea to use the natural water currents. He first set out to test the system in Japan, but later focused on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, setting a goal to clean half of the plastic waste in 5 years.

The Ocean Cleanup develops technology that would help rid the ocean of the plastic waste and after raising over $2.2 million, the organization launched a huge research in 2014. They studied the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to prepare for the full-scale deployment in 2020. Using the data acquired, they developed technology and set out to launch the first cleanup system in mid-2018.

Meet Boyan Slat, a 23-year-old Dutch inventor and entrepreneur who set the world record at the age of 14

Back in 2011, Slat was diving in Greece and noticed that there was more plastic in the ocean than fish

After seeing that Slat decided to dedicate his time to try and clean the ocean of plastic waste

In 2013 he founded The Ocean Cleanup and launched an expedition to research the problem

They focused on the Great Pacific garbage patch, collecting samples with around 30 vessels

All the acquired waste was then transported to The Ocean Cleanup Project facility in Netherlands

Where it was analysed and sorted to help develop the ocean cleaning technology

Here’s what the research found

Using the research data, The Ocean Cleanup created a passive floating device that collects plastic

It uses the ocean currents to do all of the work, as the device floats freely and collects waste

The anchor keeps the installation at the needed level, as well as allows it to move slower than the plastic

The concentrated plastic can then be extracted and shipped to shore for recycling

Boyan Slat predicts that they will be able to clean half the patch in 5 years

Watch the video below to find out more about the project

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/the-ocean-cleanup-project-boyan-slat/

New Google App Finds Your Museum Doppelganger But Not Everyone Is Loving The Results

A while back, we made a post about people who were perusing art galleries and museums and spontaneously stumbled upon their doppelganger, in fine art form.

Perhaps inspired by this, Google have decided to add a feature to their Arts & Culture app that uses facial recognition technology to match your selfie with a famous portrait. The portraits are pulled from a database of celebrated works collected from over 1000 museums worldwide, so the chances of a half-decent match should be fairly high, shouldn’t they?

Well now the results are in, and it’s fair to say that they are mixed, at best. This seems to part of the appeal however, as people have begun posting their hilarious (mis)matches online and they are proving to be wildly popular. You can see why!

Sadly, the feature isn’t yet available outside of the U.S. so if you’re not stateside and would like to give it a try, you’ll have to be a little patient. In the meantime however, you can scroll down below and check out what others have been compared with. Don’t forget to vote for your favourite!

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/google-art-history-match-selfies-app/

20+ Surprising Movie Details You Probably Never Noticed

Sometimes we want to forget a film the second we walk out of the movie theatre, but sometimes we desire to get its copy and rewatch it again, and again, and again. Maybe the acting is captivating, maybe the cinematography is beautiful, or maybe the filmmakers have hidden so many little details within the scenes, you find something new every time you press play.

To show you how scrupulous some productions are, Bored Panda has collected an eye-opening list of incredible movie details. From Interstellar’s cornfield to the Matrix’s doorknob, it’s no wonder why some films take years and years to make. Scroll down to check out images and let us know in the comments which entry surprised you the most!

89-Year-Old Japanese Grandma Discovers Photography, Cant Stop Taking Hilarious Self-Portraits Now

Most people think that technology is for young people, but nobody told Kimiko Nishimoto that. She’s an 89-year-old Japanese grandma who’s been snapping and editing her own pictures for the last 17 years, and as you can see below, her style is certainly unique!

She didn’t get into photography until she was 72 years old. Her son was teaching a beginner’s course and so she decided to enroll, unaware that she was about to awake a passion and a talent she never even knew she had. She instantly fell in love with photography and set about snapping various quirky and comical self-portraits. She had her first solo exhibition ten years later, at a local museum in her home town of Kumamoto, and now she’s about to have her work exhibited at Tokyo’s Epson epsite imaging gallery. Titled “Asobokane” – meaning “let’s play” – the exhibition will feature previously unseen work from the octogenarian artist, so if you happen to be in Tokyo between December 15, 2017 and January 18, 2018 then be sure to check it out. Think you’re too old to try something new? Think again.

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/funny-self-portraits-kimiko-nishimoto-89-year-old-fan/