CLOSE
Hong Yi
Hong Yi

Weekend Links: Art on a Plate

Hong Yi
Hong Yi

Malaysian artist Hong Yi spent a month playing with her food, and her culinary creations set against the background of a white plate are (mostly) edible works of art.

*

Mike Breach, “NYC’s barista to the stars,” makes impressively realistic portraits of famous people, fictional and real, in latte foam.

*

Friends character Phoebe Buffay has a song for every occasion.

*

What Classical Character Are You? According to the quiz, I’m Dido: I “inspire loyalty and confidence in others and are generous to those in need,” but I “can be overly sensitive and find rejection difficult to handle.” Well…better than Medea.

*

Out of context, a photo blog where a father shares pictures of his crying child with the world sounds like poor parenting. Reasons My Son Is Crying provides captions for each picture, which explain why his son is crying, and why it’s okay for us to laugh. For example: “I wouldn’t let him eat mud.”

*

This list of Every Single Dinosaur in Jurassic Park, From Worst to Best has the velociraptors ranked at #1, naturally.

*

The new Arrested Development teaser posters each refer to a particular member of the dysfunctional Bluth family. See if you can guess them all.

*

There are 900,000 buildings in New York City, and one man is trying to draw them all.

nextArticle.image_alt|e
iStock
How Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution
iStock
iStock

How Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution. The story of the discovery of green fluorescent protein.

*

Ranking America’s Top 10 Chain Restaurants. When you're on the road for the holidays, you'll know what to expect for dinner.

*

How Hoarding Works. It's not just a habit or a hobby, but a serious mental illness.

*

Meet the Most Toxic Plant in North America. Whatever you do, do not eat the spotted water hemlock.

*

Why Millennials are Facing the Scariest Financial Future of Any Generation Since the Great Depression. Being born in the wrong year has consequences that last a lifetime.

*

How Titanic’s Iconic Necklace Almost Sank an Entire Company. The J. Peterman Company was the only officially licensed producer of the Heart of the Ocean.

*

Star Wars and the Unfortunate Ubiquity of the Final Climactic Explosion. It's happened several times already; let's see something different.

*

13 Weird and Wonderful Gingerbread Houses. You can make anything from imagination and royal icing.

nextArticle.image_alt|e
iStock
5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa
iStock
iStock

5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa This Holiday Season. Your children will never forget the experience.

*

Dr. No: The First James Bond Movie. Peruse some trivia behind the film that started it all in 1962.

*

We Should Teach Basic Lifesaving Skills to Everyone. Even kids can develop the skills to be a hero when they are needed.

*

The Rise and Fall and Rise of South Africa’s Ostrich King. Lithuanian entrepreneur Max Rose raised his own birds to decorate European ladies' hats.

*

In 1932, Rabbi Dr. Akiva Posner and His Wife Rachel of Kiel, Germany, Placed Their Hanukkah Menorah in a Window Facing the Nazi Party Headquarters Across the Street. The family still uses that menorah.

*

The Doomsday Diet. Cold War bunkers were stocked for survival, not gourmet dining.

*

38 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent. If we could pronounce them, we would adopt them.

SECTIONS

arrow
LIVE SMARTER
More from mental floss studios