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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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Breaking Bad Countdown: All Bad Things Must Come to an End

Hall H, bitch! Yesterday, Breaking Bad’s creator and cast gathered at Comic-Con 2013 to bid farewell to the show and its fans.

With the words “Remember my name” stamped across Walt’s face in this ominous poster, you know things aren’t going to end well. The final eight episodes of Breaking Bad’s fifth season will be aired from August 11th. To whet the appetite, this 3-minute trailer captures some of the highs (and many of the lows) of Walter White’s journey from high school chemistry teacher to drug kingpin.

Note that the video is currently blocked outside the U.S. so be sure to use your company’s handy VPN services to watch it ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL9H-3p5HWM

[via Uproxx]

Diggers in Paris: Jay-Z’s 99 Problems, Illustrated

We don’t know all that much about Jay-Z’s problems, just that there are 99 of them of which a bitch isn’t one. Illustrator Ali Graham imagines what tribulations the 50-million-album-selling, seventeen-Grammy-Award-owning rap mogul could face in his life. Broken umbrellas (ella ella eh eh eh), diggers in Paris, and dirt on his shoulder are some of Jay-Z’s 99 Problems. Check out more of them after the jump.

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Exploding Actresses

Imagine if Meg Ryan’s diner scene in When Harry Met Sally was so orgasmic that it blew her head off, or if Baby burst with excitement in the iconic lift scene from Dirty Dancing. Thanks to YouTube user Simone Rovellini, we don’t have to. Using visual effects software, After Effects, Rovellini takes scenes from popular movies and shows the actresses literally losing their heads. Check out Exploding Actresses below.

For more hilarity and exploding heads, check out http://explodingactresses.tumblr.com.

[via Dangerous Minds]