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40 Awesome Tributes to Breaking Bad

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Breaking Bad might not be a comedy, but we think these fan tributes are pretty funny.

"BREAKING BADMAN: Heisenberg & Pinkman" by Brian Lipko

Left: "Breaking Baddies" by Smapte at Xanadoodle
Right: Bruce Lowell (bruceywan) at Flickr

Alex Jones ("Orion Pax") at Flickr

Renae DuHaime (RenDuH) at Craftster

Kyle Hilton at Flannel Animal

Kyle Hilton at Flannel Animal

Left: Trent Reznor as Walter White by DCP at Flickr
Right: "Breaking Beavis" by Tom Trager at Tom Trager vs. The Blog

"Bacon Bad" by Sean Berthiaume of Vinnie's Pizza at Special Bored

Left: "The Whites" by Kirk Demarais
Right: "Better Call Saul" by Emily Dunne (emilypdunne) at Flickr

"Breaking Bad - Bros" by lukeshirt at RedBubble

Lindsay May Westerby of Lindsay's Desserts at Facebook

Left: Paul Scheer at Breaking Gifs
Right: Andy Rash at Iotacons

Caldwell Tanner and Andrew Bridgman at CollegeHumor

Chris Marano and Brett Smiley at MTV's Guy Code

Hector Salamanca (@H_Salamanca) at Twitter

Left: Dann Matthews at Flickr
Right: Dossett at deviantART

The Mayor at The Skip-Raid

Left: The Mayor at The Skip-Raid
Right: Ned Hepburn on Tumblr

Peter at Never Odd or Even

at Feed Me a Stray Cat

"Pinkman and The Brain" by Le0Regulus at Reddit

Kathy Lewis of Pencil Quotes at Etsy

garyisyoudotcom at Reddit

Left: "Breakin' Bad" by Brinkerhoff at RedBubble
Right: Jeb Ebben (jebreject) at Flickr

Left and Right: Chris Marano and Brett Smiley at MTV's Guy Code

Dan Hopper (hopperd) at VH1's Celebrity

at Imgur

at Imgur

at Imgur

Left: Chris Marano and Brett Smiley at MTV's Guy Code
Right: Josh Ruben as Hipster Salamanca by Jenny Jaffe at Hey It's Jenny!

A version of this list appeared last year.

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Thomas Quine, Flickr // CC BY 2.0
Take a Peek Inside One of Berlin's Strangest Museums
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Thomas Quine, Flickr // CC BY 2.0

Vlad Korneev is a man with an obsession. He's spent years collecting technical and industrial objects from the last century—think iron lungs, World War II gas masks, 1930s fans, and vintage medical prostheses. At his Designpanoptikum in Berlin, which bills itself (accurately) as a "surreal museum of industrial objects," Korneev arranges his collection in fascinating, if disturbing, assemblages. (Atlas Obscura warns that it's "half design museum, half horror house of imagination.") Recently, the Midnight Archive caught up with Vlad for a special tour and some insight into the question visitors inevitably ask—"but what is it, really?" You can watch the full video below.

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Courtesy of Nikon
Microscopic Videos Provide a Rare Close-Up Glimpse of the Natural World
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Courtesy of Nikon

Nature’s wonders aren’t always visible to the naked eye. To celebrate the miniature realm, Nikon’s Small World in Motion digital video competition awards prizes to the most stunning microscopic moving images, as filmed and submitted by photographers and scientists. The winners of the seventh annual competition were just announced on September 21—and you can check out the top submissions below.


Daniel von Wangenheim, a biologist at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria, took first place with a time-lapse video of thale cress root growth. For the uninitiated, thale cress—known to scientists as Arabidopsis thalianais a small flowering plant, considered by many to be a weed. Plant and genetics researchers like thale cress because of its fast growth cycle, abundant seed production, ability to pollinate itself, and wild genes, which haven’t been subjected to breeding and artificial selection.

Von Wangenheim’s footage condenses 17 hours of root tip growth into just 10 seconds. Magnified with a confocal microscope, the root appears neon green and pink—but von Wangenheim’s work shouldn’t be appreciated only for its aesthetics, he explains in a Nikon news release.

"Once we have a better understanding of the behavior of plant roots and its underlying mechanisms, we can help them grow deeper into the soil to reach water, or defy gravity in upper areas of the soil to adjust their root branching angle to areas with richer nutrients," said von Wangenheim, who studies how plants perceive and respond to gravity. "One step further, this could finally help to successfully grow plants under microgravity conditions in outer space—to provide food for astronauts in long-lasting missions."


Second place went to Tsutomu Tomita and Shun Miyazaki, both seasoned micro-photographers. They used a stereomicroscope to create a time-lapse video of a sweating fingertip, resulting in footage that’s both mesmerizing and gross.

To prompt the scene, "Tomita created tension amongst the subjects by showing them a video of daredevils climbing to the top of a skyscraper," according to Nikon. "Sweating is a common part of daily life, but being able to see it at a microscopic level is equal parts enlightening and cringe-worthy."


Third prize was awarded to Satoshi Nishimura, a professor from Japan’s Jichi Medical University who’s also a photography hobbyist. He filmed leukocyte accumulations and platelet aggregations in injured mouse cells. The rainbow-hued video "provides a rare look at how the body reacts to a puncture wound and begins the healing process by creating a blood clot," Nikon said.

To view the complete list of winners, visit Nikon’s website.


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