Jul 30 2015

They All Look Like Me: “Real Life” Disney Princes

11707438_1154084931275260_2133758267373190733_nArtist Jirka Väätäinen Design has blessed the world with these awesome paintings of the Disney Princes as they would look in real life. I don’t know where Jirka got all these pictures of me to adapt but I’m going to change by Dropbox password right now just in case.

It’s nice to see the princes getting their due as well. It seems like usually it’s all about the princesses. But I can’t blame artists for wanting to portray the most recognizable group of ladies in the world. Whenever I try my hand at art I stick with very recognizable stuff too just in case I suck.

Now, see if you can name all of them.

Hit the jump for the rest.

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May 27 2015

Burn Down the Forest: New “Dementor” Wasp Discovered

dementorSo you all know about wasps right? They’re those little flying bastards that can sting you multiple times without dying. And they bite. And they’ll fill your car doors with terror if you leave for the weekend. And they will not hesitate to eat your face if your give them half a chance.

Well this one is worse. They’re calling it the Dementor Wasp

A “soul-sucking wasp” is among 139 species recently discovered in south-east Asia.

Named Ampulex dementor, it steals its prey’s “free will”, paralysing it with a sting before eating it alive.

Visitors to Berlin’s natural history museum chose the name of the wasp in honour of the dementor characters from the Harry Potter series who steal people’s souls.

The dementor wasp preys on cockroaches, injecting a venom into their belly that turns the roach into a “passive zombie”, according to WWF.

Although the cockroach is capable of movement, it cannot direct it’s own body, allowing the wasp to drag it to a safe place before eating it.

In good news the habitat of this wasp is under threat. Isn’t that great? This may be the one time in the history of the universe that a creature’s habitat being destroyed would benefit the world at large.

May 04 2015

Happy Star Wars Day

mayfourth-500x375As I’m sure you are all aware today is Star Wars day. Do you know what that means? It means you survived another year and got to use the date as a pun once more. Oh, what a wonderful time to be alive.

How are you all celebrating?

Let’s all get together and cook up some Tauntaun steaks. I’ll bring the drinks.

May the fourth be with you all.

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Apr 01 2015

I Got a Book, You Should Get a Book

IMAG0137Several weeks ago I was contacted by the folks at Trend Hunter asking if I’d like to do an interview with them about Uncanny Flats and in return they’d send me a book written by their CEO. This is that book and my thoughts on it.

The purpose of Better and Faster is to “make you better by teaching you to overcome neurological traps that block successful people.” It’s full of anecdotes of the Trend Hunter Jeremy Gutsche helping businesses grow and other stories of innovators who have taken their own path to success. Gutsche lists the path that they take to success.

The breakdown I’ve come up with after reading it is basically don’t follow the same trend that everyone else is using and expect to become as successful as they are. For one, they’ve been doing whatever it is longer than you have so they had a head start. And two why do you want to do something that someone else is already doing. Go do your own thing and do it better.

If you’d like to try before you buy, click here to read the first chapter for free.

If you are curious why my book looks like it fell in the toilet or want to look at more pictures and a few videos, hit the jump.

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Mar 22 2015

The Stuff of Nightmares

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Must go faster. MUST GO FASTER…

Well, time travel to the past just became an even worse idea. Researchers found fossilized bones of this freaky-ass, upright-walking crocodile. Yes, you read that correctly.

Now called Carnufex carolinensis, the crocodile ancestor likely walked on its hind legs, preying on armored reptiles and early mammal relatives in its ecosystem, the researchers say.

Carnufex carolinensis, Latin for “Proof Mother Nature Hates Us”, is thankfully extinct now. However, during its reign of terror it was quite the predator. Its teeth were so sharp and knife-like that researchers today refer to it as a “butcher”. How’s that for a reputation? Even after millions of years people are still scared of you.

This thing looks like it should be staggering out of a green-glowing pond next to a nuclear power plant. *shudder* My nightmares had a baby with a radioactive demon and made this monster.

Click here for some comfort and for everything to be ok.

Mar 18 2015

There You Have It: Toilet Paper Rolls Over the Top

toilet paperIn a landmark discovery that anyone with any motivation could have found but no one did, Owen Williams went right to the source to find out exactly how toilet paper is supposed to roll. He looked up the patent for the toilet paper roll and you can see that toilet paper is meant to roll over the top. You may remember I discussed this previously here and no one cared here.

Let this be a lesson to all of you out there who think toilet paper should roll under. You are wrong and none of your cousins refer to you as, “The cool one” no matter what your mother told you.

Mar 10 2015

Want: Life-Sized Hulk Buster For Sale

hulkIf you’re still in need of that one piece to top off your Avenger’s collection or if you just hit the tax return jackpot and need a way to keep those awful relatives of yours off the lawn then do I have a deal for you.

 

Beast Kingdom Toys is selling a life-size version of Tony Stark’s Hulkbuster for $21,500.

Unfortunately, you can’t wear the suit or pose the statue, but it does appear to have some lighting effects that would scare the daylights out of someone walking into the room in the dark.

Kinda sucks that you can’t wear it to destroy the villages of your enemies amiright? If I could get this thing you know where you could find me for the next 6 weeks. In the back yard with a Dremel tool trying to hollow it out and only succeeding in destroying the whole thing entirely when I finally came to the realization that I don’t have the patience to Dremel.

Hit the jump for a couple more shots.

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Feb 19 2015

Apple is Teaching iPhones to Roll Over

iphoneIt’s been a while amiright? Yeah, sorry about that. Life you know.

Anyway…

Some time ago Apple applied for a patent to help their iPhones to “fall like a cat.” I know what you’re thinking, well no I don’t but here’s what I’m thinking, why would you want your phone to flail about and scratch the everliving hell out of you when you drop it?

I guess that’s not what they were going for, they are trying to geek screens from breaking. Which is a noble pursuit I suppose because the last iPhone I saw dropped exploded so spectacularly that I was surprised when no one was killed.

I suppose this new technology will replace the current format where iPhones are trained to fall like a piece of toast. So that they always land face down.

Dec 24 2014

Merry Christmas 2014

epic_santa_by_lac3rus-d31yyevMerry Christmas to all and to all a good fight.

Nov 11 2014

Remove One Letter From a Movie Title and Make All Things Better

5fyGSHcArtist austindlight spent the month of October drawing up movies as they would appear were they missing a single letter in the title. If UncannyFlats were missing a single letter it would probably end up as UncannyFats and I would have to start selling pool tables with warped surfaces.

I’m going to post the whole month’s worth after the jump but I’m not going to tell you what the new movie title is. That’s your job. Tell me in the comments the answer’s to all 31 and you’ll win a prize. See below for prize details.

Hit the jump for the images.

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