Home maintenance can be a pain and take hours to complete, but keeping your property in good condition is a must. Power washing can help clean vinyl siding, driveways and sidewalks, but it’s not an easy process. It takes this guy a little longer than normal to power wash the concrete slabs outside of his home, but that’s because he does something awesome while he does it… He isn’t just cleaning the concrete. He is transforming it into larger-than-life artwork.
“Then you very quickly line out the image. Making sure to make the white areas thinner than normal, and the dark areas fatter than normal. (It is a reduction process, since you can’t add any more aged dirt to fix mistakes.)”
“If you attempt this, make sure you keep the nozzle at least 6″-8″ away from the ground. I definitely accidentally etched most of Majora’s Mask into our backyard concrete slab. I’m not mad, but as long as the parents don’t notice, I won’t notice.”
Source: Reddit Whistling while you work can help the time pass, but it’s even more fun if you’re creating something really cool while you work. I’m suddenly inspired to buy a power washer… Share his power washer artwork by clicking on the button below.
It took 100,000 toothpicks, 35 years, and at least one moment when he was like “I think I’ll build the most glorious toothpick sculpture of San Francisco ever created,” but Scott Weaver did just that. Cable cars, Lombard Street, the Golden Gate Bridge–if it’s a San Francisco landmark, Weaver crafted a toothpick version of it. All that’s missing is the fog! As if that weren’t enough, the already impressive sculpture is equipped with winding trails for balls to roll through, hence the piece being named “Rolling Through the Bay.” Check it out!
Lunch period in Japan is nothing like what you’re used to. There’s no cafeteria with kids sitting in cliques, nor are there questionable food choices served on Styrofoam trays. Instead, each student is presented with the opportunity to approach lunch as a learning experience.
This means that they set their own tables, serve their fellow students, learn how to run a kitchen, and discover how their food made it to the table.
After you see this, you’ll wonder why schools in the U.S. don’t approach school lunches this way.
Lunch period in Japan certainly isn’t all about eating. It’s all about being considerate and taking stock in what you eat, and it doesn’t get better than that!
In an amazing display of brawn and brain, the quarterback of this peewee football team just pulled off an incredible trick play. Instead of running a normal play, he caught the snap and fooled everyone. The payoff? Peewee poetry in motion.
Just when you think he’s quitting football forever and walking off the field, he turns and does something so awesome.
It’s not too hard to score when there’s no one around to tackle you! Smart move, my man.
Reddit user forte2 isn’t just any The Lord of the Rings fan. He is the Lord of the Rings fan. Although there may be others who participate in extravagant cosplay, fan-fiction or literary analysis, this guy spent months lovingly crafting something in honor of the J.R.R. Tolkein books. He built what you see below. The castle is called Helm’s Deep and it’s in the middle of a battle. It’s also incredibly awesome.
Even if you’re not a fan of J.R.R. Tolkein’s work, you have to admit this is impressive.
People have lived on planet Earth for a long time. In the beginning, we didn’t know anything about science. Today we’re only just scratching the surface. What we’re learning is truly amazing, and it’s made all the better by slow motion. Here are 36 insanely awesome videos that show just how far we’ve come. From magic floating boats, to water pitchers made from sound waves, you won’t believe what you see.
1. Ever wonder how a dog drinks water?
2. This boat is “floating” in sulfur hexaflouride, which is much denser (and more dangerous) than carbon dioxide. It’s perfectly clear so it gives the illusion that the boat can float in mid-air.
3. What happens when you combine chlorine tablets and rubbing alcohol in a bottle?
4. Blood and snake venom DO NOT mix. You’ll want to avoid this cocktail.
5. The arctic summer “night,” ladies and gentlemen.
6. This is science’s best guess as to how the mysterious Easter Island heads were moved.
7. The Earth compared to the largest known star. Feel insignificant yet?
8. You’ll never have to wonder how a key works again.
9. Why don’t our strawberries ever look this good?
10. Gas in a jar + fire = smiley faces.
11. Sound waves can suspend water? Who knew?!
12. Soy sauce is incredibly high in sodium (we know, doctor) which causes dead fish nerves to become active and spasm.
13. Ladybugs have the most inefficient takeoff ever.
14. It’s like an incredibly painful vacuum cleaner!
15. Putting blood into hydrogen peroxide is awful.
16. OMG there are flying snakes in the world. They’re called Chrysopelea.
17. You won’t believe how good at camouflage this octopus is…
When we look at a box of toothpicks… we probably just see a box of toothpicks. Bob Morehead, however, sees so much more. Bob has spent years and countless toothpicks (over 300,000) creating his unique sculptures. The intricate buildings he creates become a part of something bigger: his toothpick city. His biography on DeviantArt.com is simply this: I create things with toothpicks. It may not sound like much, but when you see what this toothpick genius can do, your jaw may just drop. His profile just made the understatement of the year.
Bob’s amazing structures are simply the result of his creative mind.
Source: Bob Morehead via Design Stack Bob’s sculptures aren’t some flimsy toothpick towers, either. Some of his creations are three layers thick, re-enforced and structurally sound. So the next time you’re at a diner and you’re building a tiny log cabin out of toothpicks… know that Bob Morehead probably just finished paving an entire street with cobblestones made from the very same thing. Share his awesome work with others.