Once again we’re here to bring you the best videos, images, and articles from all over the web with our weekly list of 25 links. This last week we had some interesting moments with the supermoon providing amazing photos while the Avengers dominated the box office (all while generating some hilarious spoofs). So it’s on that note that we proudly bring you Link25 (005) – The Ovengers Edition.
Photorealistic Pencil Drawings Come To Life
Paul Cadden’s work is astoundingly realistic. The detail, the shading, the long hours spent creating the large pencil drawings which emulate black and white photographs is just awe inspiring. Take a look at some of the challenging subjects Mr. Cadden decided to draw
It almost hurts doesn’t it? Made with over 100,000 kg of gold and decorated with everything from T-Rex bones to miniature meteorites this unfortunate case of what-the-heck-do-I-do-with-5-billion-dollars is owned by an anonymous Malaysian businessman.
Cats. You either love them or hate them. Recently, some cats have made a bold artistic statement by posing as models from famous paintings from the past 500 years. Works that were stroked by the likes of Rembrandt and Degas or nurtured by the Renaissance period were some of the pieces the felines have chosen to channel.
In this post you will find a collection of optical illusions created using shadows in a variety of ways. Many of these have been floating around the Internet for quite some time but the author thought it would be fun to compile all of the most interesting ones into a single post.
If you could get all the planets in the galaxy together for a photo shoot in the studio, it would probably look a lot like these insanely well done illustrations of the planetary crew. That’s right too… these aren’t Photoshopped satellite images, but actually 3D digital illustrations of our most local cosmic neighbors.
The Internet is littered with stories that seem completely insane when you read the headline, but turn out to have fairly straightforward explanations once you get a few links deep. And then there are the stories that get weirder the more research you do. One question leads to another, and soon you’re down a rabbit hole where the world isn’t even trying to make sense anymore. We found 10 of them, because we’d hate for you to actually put in a productive day at the office …
On Saturday May 5, 2012, the lunar perigee coincided with a full moon. This fascinating event occurs about once a year. At its closest point the moon will be 222,000 miles (357,000 km) from Earth, causing high and low tides to be slightly more extreme than usual.
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.