No Photoshop Necessary: Vegetarian Art

What is it with moms and email forwards? It's like they learn how to email and then instantly become overforwarders. In my family, before email was even invented, my grandparents used to cut what they thought were interesting articles out of the paper and snail-mail "˜em bulk. A package the size of an encyclopedia set would arrive in the mail each week stuffed with clippings. "This made me think of you, David dear" my grandmother would write at the top in of the newspaper clipping in her familiar handwriting. Or "You'll love this!" my grandfather might scrawl.

So I can't really blame my mom for her forwarding tendencies because clearly it's genetic. Email just makes it ever so much easier. But every now and again she actually forwards me an email with something worth reading—and today was just such an instance. Only it wasn't worth reading as much as it was worth seeing. Check out these hi-sterical photos of vegetarian art. More after the jump! If anyone knows who made "˜em, please let me know so I can acknowledge the artist here in the post. [thanks Sue for informing us thatJoost Elffers and Saxton Freymann are the creators!]






Amusingly Mistranslated Signs From Around the World

If you've ever been to a restaurant in Greece, chances are you've seen lamp on the menu. The spelling mistake is about as ubiquitous as nude sunbathers on the beach in Mykonos. It's less likely, however, that you've seen my favorite mistranslated sign at Delphi, which reads: "No introducing animals and food on the path." (Banana, meet my daschund Petey. Petey, this is banana"¦)

I've had the good fortune of capturing some great mistranslations over the years as I've traveled, and the even greater fortune of unearthing even more gems on Flickr. Enjoy.

Jesus is said to have walked on water at this, the Sea of Galilee. I guess that was before the municipality of Tiberias erected this sign.


If you crack the code, and open the hidden safe, you don't even want to know what's in store! (via Ben Beiske)

Rumor is, triping will be a new category in the next Olympics. Part drunken stupor, part obstacle course, the new sport is already very popular in small villages in China. (via brytness)
When in Ethiopia, probably best to avoid this restaurant... (via joshua tuggle)
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On the other hand, I bet using this bathroom in Deqin, Yunnan, China is a unique experience. (via Timmok)
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Never understood what this Jerusalem church has against married folk, but you have to love the photo for the mistranslation, AND the spelling mistake, AND the grammar, AND the artwork.

This one speaks for itself... from a small hotel in Israel.
And just to come full-circle, here's a variation of the Delphi sign found at the Acropolis. Not as amusing, but still cute.

What's your favorite mistranslated sign? In what part of the world did you find it?

Stunning 1000-frames-per-second Slow Motion

A demo reel for the I-Movix SprintCam V3 HD has been making the internet rounds this morning -- the SprintCam is a super-high-speed video camera, allowing some of the slowest slow motion I've ever seen. In this demo, we see footage from a rugby game -- including cheerleaders, firebreathers, pom-poms swishing, and some actual rugby -- shot at 1000fps, or more than 40 times slower than realtime. The final shot shows a block of rippling red Jello, and it was recorded at a shocking 2500fps. Check out the mesmerizing super-slow-mo! (Note: for the HD experience, play the video at Vimeo.

I-Movix SprintCam v3 NAB 2009 showreel from David Coiffier on Vimeo.

Check out the I-Movix homepage for more on the camera.


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