D’aww. Chinchillas Taking a Dust Bath

Rapper Jay Z (dropped hyphen seeking new employment) is cut from a different cloth. His texture is the best fur — Chinchilla. And speaking of those adorable rodents, did you know that they cannot bathe in water because their fur is so dense that it won’t dry properly? So how then do they establish an effective skincare routine? By chinchillin’ in a bath full of dust.

[via Holy Kaw! | Chinchilla image by radioimp]

Superhero Kids

“To dream anything that you want to dream, that is the beauty of the human mind.”

Illustrator Andy Fairhurst creates super-cute watercolour silhouettes of kids as they cosplay their favourite comic book heroes and villains. The likenesses are undeniably cute. Check out Fairhurst’s Superhero Kids after the jump.

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Designing an Artisanal Hipster Logo in Six Easy Steps

If you like Earl Grey-fed lactating hamster milk in your flat white, keep your pencils in a moonbag case case, and take many a cross-processed selfie, it’s too late. You’ve gone full hipster.

While hipsters may have niche interests, it appears that hipster branding is rather conventional and common. In fact, six steps is all it takes to create a hipster logo. Illustrator Tim Delger creates a handy step-by-step guide on how to design an authentic, artisanal hipster logo. Check it out after the jump.

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Jellies in the Sky

Marine biologist, Alexander Semenov, works at the White Sea Biological Station (WSBS) in northwest Russia and has posted over 900 photos of the undersea life around the station. The most captivating are of Cyanea capillata, or the hair jellyfish. Semenov changes his shooting angle to set the creatures against a backdrop that makes them seem like they’re aloft in the sky. Have a look at some of his images of Cynea in the sky after the jump.

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Hipsters and Hashtags

If there’s a nonconformist hipster living inside you, they don’t want to watch this video. It’s already received 300+ views, so you totally need to boycott this mainstream malarkey.

However, if your hipster level is camo pants and middle partings, you may like the latest music video from comedy duo of Nic Smal and Gareth Allison. The hashtag besties wax lyrical about hipsterdom in Cape Town from the nesting doll approach to storing pencils to using hamster milk in flat whites. Hipsters tend to watch viral videos on Vimeo, so check out Hipsters and Hashtags on YouTube.

[via @walker_texas]

Waltzing Around Saturn

Not having the best Monday? Boss telling you that you don’t know Uranus from your elbow? I know that feeling too.

Get away from it all (even if temporarily) by watching this most wonderful time-lapse video. The 2.5-tonne spacecraft Cassini–Huygens will be your chauffeur on this tour of the Saturn’s rings and icy moons, set to a dreamy classical piece by Shostakovich.

Around Saturn was put together by Fabio di Donato who pieced together more than 200,000 images taken by the Cassini as it whizzed around Saturn’s rings from 2004 to 2012.

[via io9]

One Last Dive

The rather specific time of 3:07 am is considered by some to be the most haunted time of the day, the devil’s hour. A dive session is about to wrap but there’s just enough time to go down for one last look-see. The diver uses his flash light to make his way through the murky water and makes a chilling discovery. Can you guess what happens next? Check out One Last Dive below.

Well that got the heart beating! This creepy one-minute-long horror film was created by film maker Jason Eisener for VICE Magazine’s 3:07 AM Project. See the other three horror films inspired by the haunting hour after the jump.

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Jumping Spiders Wearing Water Droplets as Hats

This may be the cutest thing you’ll see today. A new trend seems to be taking off in the jumping spider community on Batam Island, Indonesia.

Local photographer Uda Dennie spotted the spiders in his garden wearing water droplets almost as big as their little heads, on their heads. Needless to say, the fashion-forward spiders captured his attention, and Dennie trained his macro lens on them. Have a look at this cute and colourful photos after the hop.

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Handymartian’s Alien Planets

Gainfully employed rats, philosophical robots, and harmonizing aliens. These are some of the inhabitants on the strange planets created by animator and illustrator, Andy Martin.

Martin started the project Handymartian’s Illustrated Aliens where he’d illustrate a new alien every day. After a month, Martin would create an animation of the planet on which his weird and wacky menagerie call home.

The first planet was created at the beginning of the year and five more colourful and kooky ones have sprung to life since then. Have a look at Martin’s animated Alien Planets after the jump.

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We Review: Le Tour de France 2013

Ah! The excitement, the joy, the thrill of the sheer speed as you whizz around the track and…hold on. Prawn Prime has a note for me here. Let’s see…NOT a motorized vehicle game? Bicycles? Seriously? Man with one testicle?

Oh. Ok. Let me start again.

Ah! The beauty of the French countryside, the wind blowing through your helmet, and the introduction of such nouns as “peloton”. This is the 2013 edition of Le Tour de France, the video game. I guess there’s a lot less speed here than I’d hoped, but I’m nothing if ever the video game optimist. I grab my bagels and baguettes and go see whether the video game version of the Tour is anything like the real Tour.

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