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Scientifically Accurate Ninja Turtles

As history tells us, four small turtles came into contact with a green radioactive goo and got turned into totally tubular, human-sized crime fighters. Named after four Renaissance artists, our heroes in the half shell cracked wise, gorged on pizza, and dropped catchphrases like “Cowabunga!” and “Turtle Power!”

For science, ADHD over on YouTube created an opening sequence that reveals what the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would look if they were real. Salmonella and giant penises are abound in this most amusing spoof. Check out Scientifically Accurate Ninja Turtles below.

[via @JoeyHiFi]

We Review: Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is the sequel to the original Sniper: Ghost Warrior (Ed: Your observations are simply stunning in their accuracy.) and, while other FPS games tend to focus on fast action, teamwork, and hordes of enemies hell bent on filling you with so much lead that they could use you as a pencil, Sniper focuses on a single aspect of the FPS genre. Killing silently and efficiently. Preferably from a gooooood distance.

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More Animal Eyes, Up Close

You may remember the amazing macro shots of animal eyes by Armenian photographer Suren Manvelyan. In his latest series of photos, Manvelyan continues to focus on the wild eyes of the animal kingdom including owls, foxes, hippos, and birds. Have a look at some of his eye-opening photos after the jump.

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Bite Me!

When our mate Abe over at The Given isn’t preening his (admittedly awesome) Johnny Bravo hairstyle, he is busy making custom toys and iron animals.

Today we got word of a new set of mouth-watering prints. Abe combines hand-drawn touches with digital manipulation to create colourful images of some rather ghoulish chops. Have a look at Bite Me after the jump.

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Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 60 Seconds

If time is money, then I’d wager this might be the best minute you’ll spend today.

The folks over at 1A4STUDIO have created an awesome, abridged version of the first film in the epic space opera that is Star Wars. It’s minimalist right down to the dialogue, colour palette, and running time of just 60 seconds. Check out the speedrun of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

[via Live for Film]

We Review: Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins

TT Games have been making Lego games for…ooh, almost a decade now (the first Lego Star Wars game appeared in 2005). Many of the games were based off existing stories and characters, but the time has come for new Lego characters to emerge as video games. Enter Chase McCain in Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins. Let’s hit the streets of Lego City and see if we have what it takes to keep the City safe.

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This Cat Loves its Vacuum Cleaner

At one point in our lives, we’ve either thought about it or have actually stuck our tongues down the business end of a vacuum cleaner. It might not be a pleasurable experience for us but this cat seems to lap it up. Watch the oddly amusing video below.

http://youtu.be/tbIOD_elAgo

[via @nxtrms]

Magic the Gathering Fans: Some Magic News!

Hands up those of you who still play Magic the Gathering, either the card game, or the video game version thereof. Good, you can put your hands down, because I’m unable to see you anyhow. There’s quite a lot of Magic the Gathering news coming! Read more

Paint Explosions in Super Slow Motion

If your Monday needed a splash of colour, you might like this video. Gavin Free and Daniel Gruchy, the slow-mo guys, put squibs in nail polish bottles filled with paint and set up a Phantom v1610 ultra high speed camera to capture the explosions of colour. Have a look at paint exploding at 15,000 frames a second, or at 600 times slower than our human vision.

[via Mashable]

Cheesy “Game of Thrones” Intro is so 1995

With all its parodies, cat doppelgangers, and amazing fan art, the Internet still keeps showing its love for the high fantasy drama that is Game of Thrones. The eagerly-awaited Game of Thrones season 3 premiere was watched by a 4.4 million viewers, beating the previous record of 4.2 million viewers for its season 2 finale. This season is sure to break some other records too. Unsurprisingly, the show has been renewed for an epic fourth season.

If you’ve ever wondered what Game of Thrones might be like if HBO made it in the mid-90s, then wonder now more. YouTube user hunterlsanders created these apt opening credits for the show complete with video tape effects, cheesy character introductions, and a stirring soundtrack by Queen. Check out Game of Thrones – 1995 Style in glorious 4:3 aspect ratio.

[via @snoddie]