These awesome photos are from the 2013 Weston Sand Sculpture Festival on the sandy shores of Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, England. Each year the festival has a different theme and this year’s theme is Hollywood.
“Since the festival started in 2006, themes have included Fairy Tales, The Continents of the World, Under the Ocean, Great Britain, and The Jungle. What began with two Dutch sand sculptors building a giant King Kong from 30 tonnes of sand has now turned into a world famous get-together of some of the niftiest hands in sand sculpting.
More than 20 of the world’s greatest sculptors from nine different countries are working away using 4,000 tonnes of sand from the beach.”
The festival opened on Good Friday and runs through the end of September.
equation of the curve of jensen ackles’ ass.
Leave it to Tumblr.
I’m just far too impressed that someone took the time to create a sine function for this.
never been happier for math
Legend of Zelda Map Purse
It’s so easy to add Zelda to your wardrobe with this purse by Jen Harrold ($34.99). Plus, if you’re every lost in Hryule, you’ll have a handy dandy map right on under your arm.
just ordered this for myself
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We have a peacock mantis shrimp on exhibit!
This colorful Indo-Pacific crustacean may look harmless, but it can pack a fatal punch. Also known as “sea locusts,” these marine crustaceans can grow to be up to a foot in length. While most crustaceans are opportunistic feeders, the mantis shrimp will actively hunt its prey.
Here are 10 AWESOME facts about the mantis shrimp:
- They have 16, count ‘em 16, color receptive rods in each eye, which allows them to see circularly polarized light.
- The mantis shrimp has two club-shaped appendages that it punches out with (at an estimated speed of up to 50 mph) to break into hard-shelled mollusks.
- They have the fastest recorded “punch” of any living animal – it’s faster than a .22-caliber bullet.
- In fact, they move so fast that the water surrounding their appendages will boil in a process known as supercavitation.
- Using its appendages, the mantis shrimp can break through glass without causing any harm to itself.
- They can punch out at maximum force approximately 50,000 times between molts without causing any bodily harm.
- Engineers are studying mantis shrimp exoskeletons to hopefully build more effective armor for soldiers and protect athletes from concussions, among other uses.
- Watch a mantis shrimp break through glass to attack live prey.
- Some mantis shrimp mate for life – according to the BBC, one pair was observed staying together for over 20 years.
- We can trace the evolutionary lineage of mantis shrimp back 500 million years.