Over the span of 17 years and 11 games the body of Lara Croft, our favourite archaeologist-adventurer from the Tomb Raider series has gone through some changes. Here’s an infographic that shows the evolution of Lara from the voluptuous Minecraft character in 1996 to the 2013 incarnation that ditched the exaggerated features for a more realistic look. Check out the changes to her physique and dress sense through the years in The Many Faces of Lara Croft after the jump.
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In their “100 Years” series for 2005, the American Film Institute celebrated the best of American cinema by compiling the top 100 movie quotations. This formed the dataset for Flowing Data’s Nathan Yau as he attempted to convert the quips to informational charts.
Lt. Colonel Bill Kilgore’s love of certain incendiary devices in Apocalypse Now gets converted into a graph of the love of napalm smell plotted again the time of day, and The Terminator’s foreboding catchphrase is plotted as a recursive event. Have a look at those and more famous movie quotes as charts after the jump.
Comedian George Burns once quipped, “It takes only one drink to get me drunk. The trouble is, I can’t remember if it’s the thirteenth or the fourteenth.” If you’re planning a boozer of a weekend, you might be interested to find out which of your alcoholic drinks are likely to give you a moerse babbelas the following morning.
In this short, DNews talks about veisalgia, the congeners that flavour and colour your drinks, and whether you should drink liquor before beer.
I went took a crash course on how to pilot a drone. I crashed, of course.
In the capable hands, UAV drones can capture glorious scenes. Hawaiian Eric Sterman took to the skies with a DJI Phantom quadcopter equipped with a GoPro camera and shot some breathtaking footage of surfers as they rode the huge waves in the Banzai Pipeline on O’ahu’s North Shore. Have a look at the gnarly surf video below.
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Dirty knees, cup of teas, tickety boo. Not only does the 500-year old game of game have its own set of bingo lingo, several designers have put a twist to the traditional game by creating cute and original bingo card illustrations. Have a look at some of the creative concepts after the jump.
Inspired by Hermann Rorschach and his famous inkblot test, French photographer Nicolas Rivals creates a striking series of light paintings called Light Rorschach. Rivals burns steel wool, spins it around and around, and captures the light streaks reflected against a body of water. See the symmetrical results after the jump.
Good news everyone! DeviantART user Unrellius spent the better part of a year creating a monumental cast image for one of the greatest cartoons ever made. The vast 5056×3576 pixel imagine contains just about every character from the 140 episodes that aired over the seven seasons of Futurama.
See the full image on DeviantART. If you have as many eyes as the Purple fruit snake from Vergon 6, you may just be able to spot Waldo.
Space is big. Really big. It would take a gargantuan trek of 21.24 billion kilometres for you to reach the outer edges of our solar system, and a further 435 sextillion (that’s 10 to the power of 21!) kilometres to reach the furthest region of the observable universe. There is so much to explore but what we’ve seen so far has been incredibly beautiful.
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory keeps an extensive catalogue of cosmic images taken by the various spacecraft up in the heavens. Here’s a small selection of our favourites space images taken in 2013.