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Nigerian Photographer Takes Stunning Portraits Of Diverse African People

Perhaps you remember 5-year-old rising star Jare, ‘the most beautiful girl in the world’? Well, the photographer behind her hauntingly beautiful portraits has blown up on the internet since then, with her other portraitures being hailed for their unique aesthetic.

Her name is Bisola Mofeoluwa Bamuyiwa, owner of her own photography company BMB studio in Lagos, Nigeria. With a talent like hers you would think she had studied photography all her life, but in fact, her only degree is in Project Management Technology from the Lagos State University. Bamuyiwa said she was self-taught with the help of YouTube and photography mentors. In high-school she bought her first camera, documenting school parties, and began her professional career in 2012.

What Bamuyiwa’s talent shows is that it takes a lot more than lessons to be an artist, you have to have a creative eye and boy she does. The photographer travels across Nigeria and Africa capturing the faces of the most exquisitely diverse people you’ve ever seen. She told Bored Panda she is very selective when choosing her models and picks them based on the theme she wants to create: “Most times I look for the weakness and make it strong and inspirational.”

While her work traditionally falls under the ‘lifestyle, portrait and wedding” categories, she has found another name for what she is – a beauty photographer. “I realized everyone is beautiful, I haven’t seen anything ugly unless some I have seen I ask God “why” lol But then I take the ugly and I make the world see the beauty in it,” she writes on her website. This perspective is something she hopes is passed on to her viewers, “I want people to see how I envision life in everything I photograph and give someone hope,” she said.

As for Bamuyiwa’s newfound fame, she told us she has been pleasantly shocked at the positive responses: “I am very surprised because I have handled a camera for many years and I never saw this coming too soon to me and I’m eternally grateful and willing to do more and better.” We can’t wait to see more of what this impressive photographer comes out with, scroll down below to see some of her dazzling portraits! and don’t forget to upvote your favs.

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20+ Failed Products That Made These Companies Regret Creating Them

It’s not an easy task to introduce a brand new product to the market. Sometimes consumers aren’t ready for the product, sometimes they fail to make a use of it. And if that happens even an enormous marketing budget can’t make people buy it.

Here at Bored Panda we gathered some products that are notorious for being so unsuccessful that some of them even managed to drive companies out of business. From re-branding and product extension fails, such as Colgate lasagna, to startup companies, like Juicero, these products made people scratch their heads with confusion.
Scroll below to delve into the world of the biggest product flops ever.

In 1982 Colgate came up with the weirdest brand extension idea. They decided to sell frozen dinners. This plan backfired, probably because consumers couldn’t help but think that the Colgate food tasted just like their toothpaste. No company launches a product thinking that it will decrease sales of their other products, but Colgate should’ve seen it coming. Their toothpaste sales plummeted after the launch of the kitchen entrees line.

Clippy is described by some as one of the worst user interfaces ever developed. Clippy was designed to pop up whenever the software thought that the user needed help and managed to annoy quite a few people. After Microsoft acknowledged it’s unpopularity they decided to remove the feature.

In 2000 Heinz decided to add an unexpected twist to their ketchup to catch children’s attention. They came up with Ez Squirt colored ketchup which came in three main colors: teal, green, and purple. The idea wasn’t meant to last on the market. After 6 years it was discontinued.

In 2012 Bic released a product for women they didn’t even know they needed – “lady pens”. These pointlessly gendered pens were mocked and failed to gain a consumer base

In 2011 Google launched its new social network Google+. However, it never lived up to their expectations of becoming a Facebook competitor. It was a huge disappointment

In 1998 Frito-Lay introduced new fat-free potato chips. People got caught up in the hype of this “miracle food” and within the first year sales reached $400 million. Sales plummeted soon after, however, when it was revealed that the chips contain Olestra, a fat substitute that causes abdominal cramping and loose stools.

Donald Trump kicked off his “world’s greatest” line of premium steaks in 2007. However, consumers didn’t agree with the description ‘great’. The product was discontinued after just two months for sales failures.

In 2005 someone at Frito-Lay decided it would be a great idea to launch a Cheetos’ flavored lip balm. Even those of us who have never tried Cheetos can understand why this idea flopped.

In 1999 the nightmarish Rejuvenique Facial Toning Mask was launched. This creepy mask was intended to tighten facial muscles with… shock therapy. Consumers revealed that it feels as bad as it sounds.

In 1992 Pepsi introduced a new product called “Crystal Pepsi”. The product died a year later. David C. Novak, who is credited with introducing the concept, admitted: “It would have been nice if I’d made sure the product tasted good.”

In 1994 a bottled water made for cats and dogs was launched. The beverage was carbonated, vitamin enriched and flavored. The product flopped after consumers realized it was completely unnecessary to give their pets, what was essentially soda.

Launched in 2009, TwitterPeek was the first and the last Twitter-only mobile device. The product was created to do only one thing – send and receive tweets, but managed to fail at this simple function. The device gave only a 20-character preview of the tweets. It was no surprise that consumers made a hard pass on this device.

In 1985 Coca-Cola Co. decided to reformulate Coke. The company invested $4 million into a nationwide taste test. And despite the New Coke doing well in taste tests, after the launch, people’s reactions were extremely negative. Within three months of the New Coke’s release, the company had to reintroduce the original formula and rebrand it as Coca-Cola Classic.

In 2015 hoverboards turned out to be one of the biggest tech flops. Why? Because they could potentially catch fire and burn your house down.

Google Glass, launched in 2013, was a very flawed attempt to create smart glasses. The device retailed for $1,500 and failed to carry out any of its intended functions well. These high-tech glasses also reportedly raised some very serious safety and privacy concerns.

In 2013 Juicero introduced a juicer called the Juicero Press. This device was sold with packets of pre-juiced fruits and vegetables sold exclusively by the company. They were humiliated when consumers realized that the packets could be squeezed by hand just as efficiently as with the juicer. Later, Juicero announced that it was suspending their juicer sales and repurchasing the products from customers.

In 2017 everyone was talking about this explosive failure – the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. It lasted less than a year in the market after Samsung had to recall around 2.5million phones, due to complaints of overheating and exploding batteries.

This energy drink was pulled from shelves in the US because of its suggestive name. The FDA decided that Cocaine was “was illegally marketing the drink as both a street drug alternative and a dietary supplement”. The drink is still sold in Europe under its original name.

Amazon decided to enter the smartphone market with the Fire Phone in 2014. However, it was very unsuccessful and was discontinued a year later. The company’s CEO Tom Szkutak indicated that the pricing strategy was to blame for this product fail.

Atari spent $20 million to secure the box office hit E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial thinking they had found a profitable source for video game development. The company produced 4 million cartridges however 2.5 million were left unsold and were dumped in a landfill

In 1988 RJ Reynolds Tobacco decided to develop a smokeless cigarette. The company invested $325 million into manufacturing their new Premier line which, according to the CEO of the company “tasted like sh*t”. It’s no surprise people didn’t buy them.

Orbitz drink which resembles a lava lamp caught consumers attention in 1988. However, according to reviews, its taste wasn’t worth the hype. People began comparing the beverage to cough syrup and the gel balls were only making the taste worse.

You probably know this car for its appearance in the movie Back to the Future movie. Notable for its gull-wing doors, the car was plagued by performance and safety issues. It was on the market only for three years before production was stopped.

In 2016 Jimmy Dean introduced a strange combination – sausage links wrapped in chocolate chip pancakes on a stick. The saying “it might be crazy enough to work” did not apply to this product.

Operating system Windows Vista, released in 2007, turned out to be a huge failure. It flopped due to issues with new security features, performance, driver support and product activation.

In 2006 Coca-Cola combined Cola with coffee to create Coca-Cola Blak. The drink was shelved a couple years later when people began to complain about the poor taste and excess caffeine.

In 2002 Pepsi launched their Pepsi Blue drink, to compete with Vanilla Coke. Despite being heavily promoted this new beverage flopped. It was supposed to taste like berries, however, consumers said it tasted more like cotton candy with a berry-like aftertaste.

In 1989 Pepsi introduced Pepsi A.M. This new formula contained more caffeine than regular Pepsi and was marketed as a morning drink. However, consumers were not fond of the idea of drinking Pepsi for breakfast. As a result, Persi A.M. was discontinued a year later

In 1989 Bic decided to launch a completely unrelated product to its brand – perfume. People were not impressed. Bic removed the fragrance off shelves the following year, swallowing an estimated $11 million loss.

In 1999 Cosmopolitan magazine decided to get into the food game. They came up with the idea of Cosmopolitan yogurt. While yogurt itself seemed to appeal to their target demographic, Cosmopolitan was unable to sell their brand. It was discontinued after only 18 months.

Back in 2003 before everyone was playing games on their smartphones, Nokia decided to combine phones and gaming. The company expected a better reception to their Nokia N-gage, but it ended up being a total fail. This ‘taco phone’, as some people began referring to it, only managed to reach one-third of its 6 million units in sales.

In 2011 Time magazine listed this game among “Top 10 Donald Trump Failures”. This game was released in 1989 with only 800,000 copies sold out of an expected two million.

Sony Betamax was released in 1975 and it was a huge mistake because its rivals started selling VHS machines. The Betamax format was crushed in the “videotape format war” by the VHS. Consumers preferred it mainly because VHS recording time was 2 hours, and it allowed most feature films to be recorded without a tape change.

In 1974 the baby-food giant, Gerber, came up with the idea to create a ‘baby food’ for adults. Gerber believed that there’s a market for ready to eat food in a jar, but oh how wrong they were. Consumers didn’t find jars of meat mush very appetizing and Gerber Singles failed badly.

Hot Wheels and Barbie computers came with so many manufacturing issues that it drove the company out of business, with thousands of unfilled orders.

Segway was launched in 2001 with very high expectations. However, this two-wheeled expensive vehicle failed to live up to the hype. It came with a price tag of $5,000 and despite being quite innovative it just wasn’t that appealing or necessary to consumers.

In 2006 Microsoft came up with the Zune, a product that was supposed to rival the iPod. However, Zune failed to convince consumers that it was on par with the iPod. In 2011 Zune players were discontinued.

Burger King’s attempt to make french fries a little more healthy backfired.They introduced Satisfries in 2013 as an alternative to regular fried, except with less fat and fewer calories. Consumers weren’t fond of these revamped fries, and Burger Kind had to go back to their original recipe.

Introduced in 2009, Vio a beverage by The Coca-cola company, failed to win consumer’s hearts. Why? Probably because flavored milk mixed with carbonated water is a very odd and unappealing combination.

In 1996 McDonald decided to broaden its target demographic by introducing a burger Arch Deluxe. Mustard-mayonnaise sauce was supposed to appeal to adult tastes, however, even a $100 million advertising campaign couldn’t convince grown-ups to eat the burger. The Arch Deluxe was soon discontinued and its marketing campaign now is considered to be one of the most expensive flops of all time.

Despite being able to offer higher quality video and audio than its rivals, Laserdisc failed to gain traction

Four Loko used to be an alcoholic beverage combined with caffeine. The drink was the subject of ethical, legal and health concerns. In 2011 FDA declared alcoholic energy drinks a public health concern

Microsoft introduced a software called Bob in 1995. The Bob was supposed to make windows more user-friendly by transforming the desktop screen into an image of a room to help users find and understand programs better. However, it was a huge unworkable mess and Bob was discontinued a year later.

Starbucks and Pepsi partnered to make this carbonated coffee-soda. People couldn’t decide whether they liked or hated the drink. Nevertheless, it was discontinued after failing to appeal to a broad audience.

Back in 1957, Ford Motor Company manufactured a car called the Edsel. The company invested $400 million in the development, manufacturing, and marketing with the belief that Edsel was the “car of the future”. However, once it was unveiled to the public, it failed so badly to appeal to the consumers, that Ford ended up losing $250 million. Edsel was taken off the market in 1960 and became an example…

Back in 1957, Ford Motor Company manufactured a car called the Edsel. The company invested $400 million in the development, manufacturing, and marketing with the belief that Edsel was the “car of the future”. However, once it was unveiled to the public, it failed so badly to appeal to the consumers, that Ford ended up losing $250 million. Edsel was taken off the market in 1960 and became an example of how not to market a product.

When Starbucks launched Unicorn Frappuccino it made people freak out of how good it looked on their Instagram feeds. However, the taste didn’t live up to the hype and left many people disappointed.

Mars Needs Moms was an utter disappointment for Disney. The animated film cost $150 million to produce and probably $50 million more went to marketing. The saddest part is that the movie only made only $6.9 million in its debut at the domestic box office. It is considered the worst flop of 2011.

In 1996 General Motors introduced EV1 as the first mass-produced electric car. It was a big hit with consumers and environmentalist. However, six years after the release, General Motors recalled the model claiming liability and spare parts problems, making quite a few people angry.

It is estimated that Apple produced 100,000 units of Pippin console and only 42,000 were sold. As it turns out the console which supposed to be a gaming, web browsing and educational device wasn’t that appealing to the consumers

In 1995 Nintendo introduced a huge mess called the Virtual Boy which was marketed as the first virtual reality console. In reality, it was far from it. The console actually used a parallax effect to create an illusion of depth. The reviews were mainly negative, and as the sales plummeted Virtual Boy was considered a huge failure.The reviews were mainly negative, and as the sales plummeted Virtual Boy was considered…

In 1995 Nintendo introduced a huge mess called the Virtual Boy which was marketed as the first virtual reality console. In reality, it was far from it. The console actually used a parallax effect to create an illusion of depth. The reviews were mainly negative, and as the sales plummeted Virtual Boy was considered a huge failure.The reviews were mainly negative, and as the sales plummeted Virtual Boy was considered a huge failure.

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I Captured The Loneliness In New York, A City Of Over 8 Million People

Loneliness is New York’s leitmotif. This feeling is palpable everywhere in the city—a place filled with 8 million people, many of whom are immigrants and transplants. There are different shades of it: the loneliness of an Uber driver who fled Venezuela, leaving his family behind, who sighs with relief when I quickly switch to Spanish; the loneliness that emanates from the people I talk to on dating apps; the loneliness of the middle-aged Ukrainian woman at my local supermarket, who tells me in Russian that I remind her of her son, who she left behind in a war-torn country and who she hasn’t seen in two years. Finally, the loneliness of someone who doesn’t believe in a god, someone who is slowly starting to come to terms with the fundamental randomness and uncertainty in our world. All of these people exist on the margins of the fast-paced world that is New York.

I moved to New York from Europe in 2014 after having been on the road for over a decade—I’d lived in six different countries, changing location every year. I came to New York in order to pursue photography. During a three-month-long visit to the city a few years ago, a body of work was born that I felt I wanted to finish. People from all walks of life share the streets of Manhattan—this bizarre Tower of Babel is a true feast for a street photographer. And yet, it’s a constant struggle: one day, the city fascinates me. The next, I’ve had enough.

There are so many crowds in New York, and there are also so many lonely people. This is not only because there are many of us here who are newcomers without family or friends nearby; the technology that has slowly taken over our lives, separating us from one another, also plays a part.

Ironically, despite New York’s density, it is not hard to feel alone. So many people here are focused on money or their careers. It often feels like no one has any energy left for emotional conversation, for relationships. Although it isn’t difficult to find company, many of the interactions we have with each other are empty and meaningless. It’s easy to be lonely and anonymous in a city like this. It’s easy to get lost.

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Woman Comes Up With Genius Response To Unsolicited Dick Pics And It Works Like A Charm

There are so many kick-ass things that come with being a woman, but harassment by creepy men is not one of them. These unwarranted advances come with an array of excuses, for example, the way she was dressed or her chosen profession. In the digital age, technology has provided an additional space for men to be pervy towards women, the most famous of all being the “dick pic.”

Well, one woman has gone viral on the internet for her genius response to one such photo. Adult entertainer Ginger Banks(nsfw) posted a screenshot on Twitter of an encounter she had with her harasser along with the caption, “My new response every time I get an unsolicited dick pick.” Scroll down below to see the creative way she responded and people’s reactions.

Entertainer Ginger Banks recently received an unwanted ‘dick pick’ again

Image credits: avn

And came up with a genius response to fight back

Image credits: thegingerbanks

People on the internet applauded her for the creative idea

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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”

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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

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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.”

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“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.”

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“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.

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

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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Here are her kids in real life

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Happy family!

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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/