Back for another edition of Link25, our weekly “best of the web” collection, this weeks videos, articles, and images are sure to help you kill all of that time you don’t have. From poker playing chameleons to your grandmother organizing a flashmob, get ready to get down because this is Link25 (003) – Gansta Wrap Edition.
Viktor Hertz is a talented graphic design artist that recently came out with an Honest Logo series where he imagines what iconic brands/logos might look like if they told the truth about their product/service.
Ok aspiring fiction writers, if you’ve ever wondered how to write a successful novel, the secret is here: kill off your characters. Of the handful of books that won the prestigious Man Booker Prize in 2011, all 13 novels had the common theme of putting to death main characters… it’s a lot like the plot of Will Ferrell’s Stranger Than Fiction… everyone knows the story won’t be as good without a solid death.
The late rapper Tupac Shakur may just be on his way to pulling off one of the greatest comebacks in music history: successfully coming back from the dead. A realistic yet haunting hologram of Tupac graced the stage with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre this weekend at the Coachella music festival in California, which closed out the first weekend of the massive music festival.
From high profile office buildings to shady street corners scammers are everywhere. Although we may be tempted to think that we’re smart enough to avoid their underhanded scheming, everyday thousands of people are conned out of their money and countless lives are ruined. In order to help keep you from becoming another statistic we’ve compiled this list of the 25 most popular scams you should watch out for.
Some one-liners often attributed to famous historical figures in the heat of battle are just so awesome that they seem to be taken directly out of a bombastic war movie. The quotes in this article, however, aren’t like that: These are the real-life wartime quotes no one would ever put in a film, because they’re simply too insane to believe.
With the exception of one person we’re all afraid of something. Some of us however, whether due to a traumatic experience or just bad luck, have fears that could be classified as being a bit more irrational. Although some of the phobias on this list are just pop culture jokes (we’ll let you know which ones), for the most part they’re not. These are the 25 strangest phobias you could have.
Social media has become an ever increasing part of our lives over the past few years. Five years ago Facebook was just a place to connect with friends you knew and foster relationships with new ones. Today, everyone and their mother (grandmother, aunt, uncle, cousins, and cat) are on Facebook; so it’s no surprise employees are going on social networks, and even browsing them in the office. The corporate debate over allowing employees to partake in these activities during work hours is a controversial one.
This incredible capture by photographer Patrick Taschler was featured on NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day on April 2, 2012. In it we see the Volcano Tungurahua in Ecuador erupting in spectacular fashion. Molten rock pours down the sides of the 5,000-meter high Tungurahua, while a cloud of dark ash is seen being ejected toward the left. Wispy white clouds flow around the lava-lit peak, while a star-lit sky shines in the distance. The above image was captured in 2006 as ash fell around the adventurous photographer. Located in Ecuador, Tungurahua has become active roughly every 90 years for the last 1,300 years.
David is the editor-in-chief of List25. He has a Masters degree in International Business from University of Florida. He loves to break dance, do flips, play guitar, and everything else that is fun. Follow him on Twitter @iamdpegg
List25 compiles lesser-known intriguing information on a variety of subjects. List25 was started by David Pegg (@iamdpegg) and Syed Balkhi (@syedbalkhi). These college roommates from University of Florida loved finding bizarre yet interesting information on the internet, and sharing it with their friends. The problem was that facebook just couldn't compile it in a way they wanted. It was impossible to pull what they had shared a few months ago. Out of their frustration, they decided to solve the problem with a new project called List25.