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Mad Quickies: Extinction Illusion, War Photo Deletion, Human Pokémon, 15K Domino Spiral and More!

Hey, my little geeksters and welcome to the working week. Before you get all up in its grill, take a moment and cool your jets with some chill links. A little shoutout first to my esteemed colleague Katie on her mad baking skillz. Our featured image is her triumphant attempt at making Pokémon sugar cookies. Anyway- we’ve got links to surf and some fantastic videos… Onward!

Facebook started deleting posts that include the famous photo “The Terror of War” … and Cory Doctorow explains why that is bullshit. Props to danhon for the letter.

Artist Tamtamdi imagines what Pokémon would look like as humans.

A Monday Diversion: Ninio’s Extinction Illusion – or – Can You See All 12 Black Dots At Once?.

Thanks to Mad Art Beth, I can give you something I think you’ll really like. It’s not just a free game, it’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Game – 30th Anniversary Edition. You can read more about it here. You should be forewarned: you’re going to get killed a lot.

Artist Maureen “Marzi” Wilson suffers from anxiety so she decided to help others with her doodles comics.

Entomology collection manager at the Royal B.C. Museum, Claudia Copley wants you to know that it’s spider season but that you shouldn’t freak out. She explains why… and it’s kind of poignant. Via Amy


So what are YOU doing today…

Check out these ingeniously fast workers!

FYI: The fantastic music that I now have added to my gym list is by Young Punx. They did a few versions of the tune “You’ve Got To.”

from the page

For this month’s People are Awesome video we thought we’d try something a bit different, check out our Fast Workers Edition, a compilation of workers with amazing speed or flair!


And then there is this nearly unbelievable feat by domino mage Hevesh5.

A flawless 15,000-Domino triple spiral

Found here.


Enjoy these couple minutes of common ingredients under a macro lens…

Colors in Macro from Macro Room

Found at the Squid.


Featured image of Pokémon sugar cookies is courtesy of Katie Sak.



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  1. Donna,

    It should actually say “what pokemon would like like as humanoids” and not “humans.”  Many of them still don’t look fully “human.”  A couple of them even have tails in their “human” form.

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