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The World is a Different Place in “Pangea Politica”

300 million years ago, Pangea the supercontinent was the dominant landmass on the Earth. Over the course of time, Pangea broke up to form the continents that we see on maps today.

What would a map look like if the lands were clumped back together into the ancient supercontinent, yet maintained the current administrative boundaries for all the countries? Massimo Pietrobon tried his hand at creative cartography and drew Pangea Politica. How different do you think the world would be? Check it out after the jump.

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You Can’t Unsee This: Twerking to Classical Music

The Internet is fascinated with twerking. Google trends reveals that over the past 12 months, South Africa ranks in the top three countries that run web searches for twerk-related content.

Miley Cyrus did it in a unicorn onesie. Nicki Minaj did it in a pool, and even bears have been spotted twerking in the woods. And now, twerking has invaded the highbrow world of classical music. Set to the upbeat Sabre Dance by composer Aram Khachaturian, the Twerking To Classical Music compilation is sure to hypnotise/repulse you.

[via Huffington Post]

It’s all Smiles and Pantsula in the new Basement Jaxx Music Video

To shoot the music video for their upcoming single, electronic dance music duo Basement Jaxx and South African-born director Damian Weilers headed to Alex township. Visuals of motherly love and brotherly friendship accompany the catchy tune, and there’s some fancy footwork too. Check out pantsula dancers Donald Phasha and Envent Mdluli do their thing in What a Difference Your Love Makes.

[via we-are-awesome]

Cute Mood Wheels for Ovaries and Testicles

Purveyors of plush internal organs, I Heart Guts created two handy visual guides for when you need to share the inner feelings controlled by two rather important glands. While the mood wheel for the ovary goes through a cycle of different emotions, it seems the testicle is uncomplicated and single-minded. Check them out after the jump.

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Cookie Monster Want it (But Him Wait)

When Sesame Street’s googly-eyed and lovable oaf Cookie Monster wants a cookie, he usually gets his cookie. However in this little nugget of edutainment, he reins in his obsession to teach us a valuable lesson on self-restraint. Sung to the theme of Icona Pop’s I Love It, watch Cookie Monster in Me Want It (But Me Wait).

[via Neatorama]

Fear of Flying

Dougal has nightmares that he is falling through the sky uncontrollably. Dougal is a bird.

With winter fast approaching, Lucy and Dick make ready to flock off to warmer climates but Dougal heads to the grocers and stocks up on rations. The house-bound Dougal sits in the biting cold, watching horrible re-runs, until one night when he is scared into action. Does Dougal overcome his Fear of Flying and make it to the sunny south? Find out below.

This endearing live-action short film was created by Conor Finnegan from Dublin, Ireland.

[via This Fox is Black]

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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