Eyes have now joined the long list of objects that can be printed in 3D, thanks to the ingenuity of British designers. London-based Fripp Design and Research collaborated with Manchester Metropolitan University to produce prosthetic eyes that are barely distinguishable from the real thing. What’s more, they can produce around 150 in an hour at a fraction of the cost of eyes made by hand, the method currently used to craft them. Hand-painted eyes take a very long time to produce and cost around £3,000 each. Fripp Design can make them for £100. It also prints flexible facial prosthetics to support the eye.
Whitemargin Stargazer (Uranoscopus sulphureus): So named because it typically lies hidden in the sand with its eyes pointed straight upwards, this strange fish lies in ambush waiting for prey swimming overhead, luring them in with a wormlike structure on its tongue and then blasting out of the sand to feed. by sbailliez on Flickr
Bloody hell, I initially thought this was a case of pareidolia. Oh ho, I’m seeing a strange monster face in the sand OH WAIT IT’S ACTUALLY A HIDDEN DEMON FISH.
Remembering that Mandela outlived Thatcher, the neoliberal witch who labeled him a terrorist for his anti-apartheid work.
okay i really REALLY need someone to explain what “neoliberal” means because it is confusing the living shit out of me
Margaret Thatcher was a conversative, big C and little c. She was the leader of the Conservative party; what the HELL does “neoliberal” mean because it seems to incorporate “liberal” - a political affiliation which doesn’t have shit to do with conservatism - and… “neo” and … becomes “conservatism”? I DON’T UNDERSTAND
I think it’s do to with economic liberalism? As in uncontrolled free-market do-what-you-want exploitative greed-is-good capitalism? Maybe. This is politics stuff, let’s ask Hana!
MAKE DEL HELP YOU WITH THIS. She is really good at it.
b;lafhkjdalhfj;da I might ask for some help with the jewellery as she is well experienced in blurbing that. I was doing the cross stitch listings, and it’s kind of difficult to know how much explaining to do. Like, you surely found this listing by searching for “skyrim cross stitch” or something like that, so do I need to tell you all about Skyrim and why I have stitched a weird looking helmet? How much fannish knowledge should I assume the reader has? zdxfghjlkvgbhk;xdfkjdifficult.
Writing blurbs for stuff on etsy is more painful than writing my CV. Eurgh blood, stone, etc.
A 21 year old guy had worn a pair of contact lenses during a barbecue party.(An event or meal at which food is cooked outdoors over an open grill or fire)
While barbecuing he stared at the fire charcoals continuously for 2-3 minutes.
After a few minutes, he started to scream for help and moved rapidly, jumping up and down.
No one in the party knew why he was doing this?
Then he admitted into the Hospital, the doctor said he’ll be blind permanently because of the contact lenses that he had worn.
Contact lenses are made by plastics, and the heat from the charcoal melted his contact lenses.
DO NOT WEAR CONTACT LENSES WHERE OVERHEATING AND FLAMES ARE CONCERNED…. OR WHILE COOKING…!
Spread this around because this sounds terrible as fuck!
SHIT YEAH THIS IS IMPORTANT SO SPREAD THE WORD PLEASE
This is scientifically impossible for so many reasons.
Yeah, absolute balls. The only way you could melt your contact lenses in these circumstances is by directly applying the flame to your eyeball. Also, fuck, is it so difficult for people to check snopes first before spreading this kind of thing?
Jonathan Grimod’s The Last Banquet, a finalist for 2013’s Bad Sex Award.
Any mention of brie and sex together takes me back to a particular scene in American Psycho. (The book, not the film. Even veteran horror directors would surely balk at putting that scene on screen.)
Went ice-skating at the Natural History Museum today w/ Jen: for most of the session the rink was completely empty and it was just me and Jen doing circuits.
Oh man I haven’t been ice skating since I was about 11. Must go!
Focal Length: 4mm
I dunno I like to think of myself as bilingual
my life but it’s in three langages
more like l’HISTOIRE DE MA LIFE
When you’re learning a new language and fill in the vocabulary gaps with bits of any other foreign language you know because you’re trying so hard not to resort to your native tongue.