A Six Year Old Boy Is Given $1,000 to Spend in 24 Hours With the Help of Two Adult Chaperones

Thomas Brag, Ammar Kandil and Matt Dajer of Yes Theory conducted a adorably daring experiment in which they gave a friend’s six year old son $1000 to spend in 24 hours (while chaperoned). The boy decided that he wanted to ride in a limousine, go to a toy store, play some VR games, go to a candy store and then go home in the limo. While it appeared the boy was doing all of this for himself, he also showcased his generous nature by giving money to street performers and with the gifts he brought home to his family.

There’s nothing more spontaneous than a 6-year old kid. But give him $1000 and he takes it to the next level. That’s why we asked our friend if we could have his six year old son control our day for 24 hours. The result was freaking outrageously fun.

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Artist Adorns the Sights of Disney Parks With Adorable Paper Cutouts Related to the Scene

Keith Lapling, who, as an Interactive Design Manager at Disney, travels to Disney Parks around the world promoting the brand. In doing so, Lapling very cleverly adorns the sights with adorable, related hand held black paper cutouts. In one case, a giant dragon looms large over the Magic Castle while the Beast protectively guards Matterhorn and a princess sits astride a wishing well.

I’m an artist that designs paper cutouts and takes photographs of them in every-day settings, specifically in the Disney Parks…Inspired by other paper cutout artists, I want to bring that paper magic into Disneyland.

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Affable Chinese Forest Ranger Makes Friends With an Endangered Troop of Francois’ Leaf Monkeys

Great Big Story visited with Xiao Zhijin, a really affable forest ranger who works at the Mayanghe National Nature Reserve in the Guizhou Province, who has spent the better part of 21 years getting to know and becoming friends with a troop of François’ leaf monkeys. Xiao’s relationship with the monkeys has allowed for greater insight into protecting this beautiful, rare and endangered species.

Every day he monitors and feeds the 13-strong monkey group, and has generated a mutual trust with them. As a result, he’s been able to share new insights into the species’ rituals and behaviors with scientists. Gather by the riverside, and get to know Xiao and the endangered leaf monkeys he calls friends.

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An Alaskan Bull Caribou Ingeniously Employs His Antler to Scratch His Itchy Hoof

Bull Caribou Scratches Hoof With Antler

An worker in Denali, Alaska captured very rare footage of a bull caribou stopping in his tracks because of an itchy foot. The great animal deftly lifted his hoof to his head and used an antler to address the itch.

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A Cleverly Designed iPhone Case That Automatically Deploys an ‘Airbag’ When Accidentally Dropped

ADCase

A student at Aalen University in Germany named Philip Frenzel has created the ADCase, an incredibly clever designed smartphone case that has an “mobile airbag” that automatically deploys when the phone is accidentally dropped. The case is not currently available for purchase, but the site promises a Kickstarter campaign soon.

Our vision with ADcase is a smartphone case that combines maximum protection with sleek design. A case that is so smart that it even makes a difference whether it’s in your hand, in your pocket, or in free fall. A shell that supports the user and offers real added value.

Airbag for Smartphone

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Two Talented Chefs Demonstrate the Beautiful Art of Preparing Different Styles of Handmade Noodles

In an appetizing episode of Tasty, talented noodle masters Peter Song and Shuichi Kotani demonstrated the beautiful art of preparing handmade noodles. Song, who is from China, shared his recipe and his amazing technique for hand-pulled and knife cut noodles, while Kotani, who is from Japan, showed how soba noodles are made.

Pulling Noodles

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Quirky Portraits by Bill Mayer Imagine Flora and Fauna as High Society Humans

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Fusing charming portraits of wildlife with the severe trappings of historical costume, Bill Mayer creates darkly fantastical worlds in his detailed gouache paintings. A frog poses in royal dress, a pearl-draped mouse looks ready for a ball amongst massive wedges of cheese, and a rhinoceros stands ready to defend his territory in a suit of armor. The accomplished illustrator lives in Decatur, Georgia and has had a long career as a commercial artist. In an interview with WOW X WOW, Mayer reflected on his concept development:

For me, the most important element of the painting is the concept. The medium you use is just a way of furthering that original concept or finding some elements that add an intelligence to the work. Most of the time I start with small thumbnails which help me sort out the basic visual, a starting place. It probably comes from years of commercial work where you have to show your ideas before you start on a piece… Sometimes I will pull a piece of acetate over a painting and try to figure out what was bothering me and try a few things. Sometimes I will scan them in and use Photoshop, try some things, then go back and paint that way.

The artist continues on to explain that he doesn’t draw much distinction between being an illustrator or a fine artist, and he has only recently begun to show his work in gallery settings. You can see more of Mayer’s vast portfolio, including commercial work and digital illustrations, on his website. (via Supersonic)

The Pathogen

Queen of the Flies

Tulip Head

Cheeseball  

Tortoise and Hare

Land of Plenty (left), The Warrior No. 2 (right)

The Black Sun

Winter’s Muse


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Three Playful Young Deer Gleefully Splash In and Around a Big Ontario, Canada Backyard Puddle

Three Playful Deer Romp In Backyard Puddle

After moving from the country to the suburbs of Ontario, Canada, Candice Diaz-Ring was pleasantly surprised to find three adorably playful young deer gleefully romping and splashing around a big puddle that formed in her backyard. Luckily, Ring was able to capture this funny Cervidae trio in action.

We moved from the country and into the suburbs! These are our neighbours!

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Why Tyrannosaurus Rex Had Such Tiny Arms

Using phenomenal paleoartwork by Nobumichi Tamura, host Hank Green of the PBS series Eons explains exactly why Tyrannosaurus Rex had such tiny arms and how they evolved to the point where they really didn’t need arms at all.

The characteristics we think of as defining T-Rex namely a huge head and tiny forelimbs were actually part of a 90 million year trend in that direction. And that big head wasn’t just for looks, its enormous jaws gave T-Rex bite force up to 57,000 Newton’s which is enough to pulverize bone with a bite. Having long four limbs wasn’t really necessary but beyond that long arms weren’t just not needed for some dinosaurs they were kind of in the way.

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Colombian Man Helps His Blind & Deaf Friend Enjoy the World Cup by Moving His Hands With Each Play

Friend Helps Blind Deaf Man Enjoy World Cup Game

When the Columbia-Poland Group H World Cup game was on television, friends Jose Richard Gallego and Cesar Daza decided to go down to a local bar in Bogota to enjoy the match with other like minded fans. The two men sat down at a table facing each other, Deza took Gallego’s hands and began mimicking the players’ moves in almost real time over a miniature table-sized soccer field. As it turns out, Gallego lost his sight and hearing at the age of nine, but never lost his love for the game. The two men have worked out a system to indicate certain moves and plays. Deza explained how they communicate with each other about the game.

We’ve reached a common understanding. This means out of bounds. This refers to a corner kick. This means sideline judge. This sign means a penalty kick. If the ball is thrown-in, this is the signal. This gesture means someone got a red card or yellow card.

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