Video: The next time you accidentally spill soft drink, or water, plus a little bicarbonate of soda on one of your cutting boards, don't complain about having to clean it up. Instead, tear the safety cover off your microwave and use it as a high-voltage power source to etch a cool lightning pattern into the mess. (Don't actually do this.)
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I suspect the chances of your owning a copy of Patrick J. Rothfuss' The Name of the Wind are high. The author's debut novel, which launched The Kingkiller Chronicle trilogy, stunned pretty much everyone when it was released in 2007, becoming one of the biggest fantasy book series of all time. So when I tell you you're going to probably need to buy another copy of the book, let me promise you it will be worth it.
The only thing worse than getting struck by lightning or a large, flying bird is getting struck by a meteorite. Thankfully, the chances of this happening to you are incredibly low — according to National Geographic, there is only one confirmed case of a meteorite striking a person. So perhaps it's no surprise that a piece of the offending space rock, called "Sylacauga" after the town it landed in, just sold today for one hell of a price tag.
Video: Artist Felix Semper's latest work, a bust of Notorious B.I.G. he calls Big Poppa, looks like it was carved from a giant chunk of heavy stone. But it's actually made from thousands of sheets of paper that have been all glued together — allowing the sculpture to be stretched and elongated, but still able to return to its original form.
The costume designs and Zords we got in this year's Power Rangers movie already looked pretty out there compared to the classic looks of the original show. But according to this movie concept art from Mauricio Ruiz, the suits and mech designs could've looked even more alien than what we eventually got.
Video: Michelangelo's David is undoubtedly a masterpiece, but would the artist have been as adept with a chisel if he was working on a tiny copper coin instead of a giant slab of marble? Using a magnifying scope, artist Shaun Hughes managed to skillfully turn Lincoln's head into a remarkably detailed skull.
Enigmatic entrepreneur Elon Musk has no shortage of hobbies: sometimes, he makes cars. Other times, he likes to do a space thing or play Martian overlord. But now, the 45-year-old billionaire is turning his attention to the arts, as evidenced by a series of cryptic drawings he created using Tesla's new sketchpad feature, which is accessible once users download the 8.1 software update for the car's touchscreen. More impressive than the art itself, however, is the fact that Musk is using it to hint at the next wave of Tesla technology: unicorn fart-powered vehicles.
It's been 35 years since Kurt Russell, Keith David, Wilford Brimley and the rest of the salty McMurdo crew fought an interstellar invader in deepest Antarctica. A new book celebrating John Carpenter's The Thing shows how inspirational the sci-fi horror film has become for artists with wildly diverse styles.
The next addition to the realms of Magic: The Gathering is taking players to the desert oasis of Amonkhet, a magical land that's essentially Magic's own take on the mysticism of Ancient Egypt. Ahead of the 74th expansion's arrival in stores later this month, we are proud to debut a few of the new cards and the art behind this new plane of mystery.
Video: An artist named Daihei Shibata created a series of interstitial shorts for a Japanese educational TV show called Design Ah. They mess with viewers' expectations of what's going to happen, except that the unexpected ways they play out are surprisingly even more satisfying to watch.