Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Summer Scents, Stranger Storytelling, Finn Cosplayer, Reefy Paper Art and More!

Hey there, you guys- I’m pretty certain that all babies born now are either named Simone [or Simon] in honor of those singular powerhouses Manuel and Biles. I took a break from pondering that actually to bring you some quick links that I hope bring a knowing smile to ya’ face- oh yeah- now THAT is art and science and geekery, you muse. Let’s get to it, shall we?

Campfire combustion is only one of the 6 of Your Favorite Summer Scents Explained by Chemistry.

Star Wars’ John Boyega loves this gender-bent Finn cosplayer. Via Courtney

Artist Amy Genser is currently creating ocean reefs from rolled paper. Her sense of rhythmic water sway is exquisite.

The incorrigible author Chuck Wendig tells us 10 things Stranger Things taught him about storytelling. [Since I plan on watching this show, I can’t read this so you might want to approach this carefully. I’m not saying there are spoilers but I want to be a blank slate when I watch.] Via Amy

Officials Don’t Know Why the Olympic Diving Pool Turned Green. [Update: They Figured It Out] With a cameo quote by Dr. Ray!

And speaking of chemistry… do you know what chemicals are in your tattoo?

Greek artist Petros Vrellis uses a single thread to recreate a Renaissance painting.

Bonus Fun Thing: This dolphin is sick of your selfies and steals a woman’s iPad and ends with a splashy mic drop.


ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Trailer – Easter Eggs & Things Missed

Found at the Squid.

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The new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer has a bunch of Easter Eggs, References and Things Missed. Ten Things Missed. I mean not really, it’s just what these are called. This trailer brings us details on how the Death Star is powered, Planet Jedha, what kind of Darth Vader we’ll be getting, a handful of new characters and what the chances are of existing Star Wars characters returning such as Han Solo, Boba Fett, Obi Wan Kenobi and more. Thanks for watching!


Featured image is by Amy Genser.



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