We know you’ve been waiting all week. The anticipation has been building. Well, finally the moment is here. It’s 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web conveniently stacked in one post so you can waste your time more efficiently! This week features everything from a bizarre video of a gecko being devoured by ants to the origins of the popular phrase “Brownie points”. So get ready because this is Link25 (096) – The Brownie Points Edition.
Time lapse - whole gecko eaten by ants in just a few hours!
The Long Game: Leonardo da Vinci and the Importance of Failure
All of history’s greatest figures achieved success in almost exactly the same way. But rather than celebrating this part of the creative process we ignore it. This missing chapter in the story of success reveals the secret to doing meaningful work. But in the modern world […]
This hurts just looking at it
When will the Internet replace college?
College is one of the world’s last institutions left largely unchanged by the corrosive torrent of digital data and Wi-Fi beams, but it’s the one that needs the Internet’s help most. […]
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You Will Want to Learn Lucid Dreaming After Reading This
So you know the psychological definition of lucid dreaming and how it’s all supposed to work – but what do lucid dreams feel like? […]
May’s Top 5 Most Adorable Animal Videos
While most adult elephants are superb swimmers, this elephant calf was almost swept away when crossing Kenya’s Ewaso Nyiro. Being the community-driven animals that they are, members of the herd […]
14 Pictures That Explain How To Pet Animals
From illustrator Adam Ellis comes fourteen handy charts demonstrating where and how to pet animals from dogs to Wolverine (yes, that Wolverine) […]
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The Origin of the Term “Brownie Points”
There are many, many origin theories for this one. One of the most often repeated and widely accepted theories is that “brownie points”—imaginary points earned by someone for doing a good deed, and lost by […]
Takeshi Murata’s Hypnotic Liquid Metal Orb
At Frieze New York 2014, Ratio 3 debuted Melter 3-D (64 x 22 x 22 inches), a sculptural animation by Takeshi Murata. Presented as a single object under controlled lighting, Melter 3-D is a metallic sphere that produces the illusion of perpetual liquid flow across its surface. In an interview with […]