Quoting Mister Lego ~
Kinda gross, but there's a self-portrait sculpture made from 9 pints (4.2 liters) of the artist's frozen blood.
I want to know who the artist is, and I want to see the sculpture. I'm not gross, I'm just really interested to know who this guy is because he sounds very similar to a guy that made washes like watercolor, but with his blood. The works were really cool looking. I'm not really supportive of him using his own blood, but the works look cool, especially with all the different shades of red. I can't stress enough that I'm not attracted to how the pieces where created, at least the part about the blood, I just thought the works looked awesome. Permalink
James from Thomas the Tank Engine used to have a black paint job, but he suffered an accident (in his first appearance) and was given a red paint job when he was repaired. James was not the only tank to get a new paint job. The Scottish twins,Donald and Douglas, who also had black paint jobs, were painted blue. Permalink
When you are rubbing a balloon on your head, the little pops you hear from the static electricity are thunder. You might have already learned this from science, but I thought it was pretty interesting. Permalink
Not so random, but in Africa, AIDs is more serious than Ebola, with tons more people affected by it. Ebola is mainly overhyped due to it's horrifying symptoms and the ability to bring the host back to life. Permalink
Due to the recent debacle about the group being hacked and the name changed, here's a random fact (not really random, since it relates to this).
The word 'Gay' originally referred to feelings of being carefree, happy, or bright and showy. Its current meaning came about sometime in the 60s. Permalink
Quoting Toa Nik Brusk
60% of the USA's population ks white.
Donald Trump is running for president of USA.
Clinton's going to win. The main reason is because then history will be made with having the first female president of the United States. Obama's skin tone also helped a bunch in his first election. If she was just going to be a Vice President, it really wouldn't matter, but since she is going for the actual spot that is the face of the nation, she'll win. Permalink
Given that 1 LDU (1/8 of a plate's height) is 0.4 mm, one would expect a 1x1 brick to be 8 mm (20 LDU) wide. However, on each side of a brick, there are small "clearances" to ensure that pieces next to each other are not too tight. Thus, a 1x1 brick is actually 7.85 mm wide, with a clearance of 0.075 mm on each side. Permalink
Quoting Zachary Baker
Hey everyone! thanks for accepting me in! Sorry I know I got the wrong thread, but there's not very many other topics that are unlocked...
Another fact. You chose a really random topic to say your first words to us. Most of our locked topics are all General Conversations from the past. We used to burn through them by the end of the day they were created, so that's why they are a lot of locked topics. Permalink
Your nose can smell at least 1 trillion scents. Scientists had long assumed our noses could distinguish about 10,000 odors. (TIME.com) -- Human beings tend to think of themselves as visual first, auditory second, then touch and taste.
Quoting Marco. qm
The heads of the minifigs have 2 holes in case a kid swallows it, so they can breath with it in their throat.
Well then I guess we're going to have a lot more dead kids around becuase ever since 2011, they've returned to having only one. The first minifigs had a regular stud, then eventually they received the triple bar recessed stud for the longest time and I never saw a problem with it, but apparently around 2011, the LEGO Group made it a thing that every piece had to have the name "LEGO" somewhere on it, and so now the filled recessed stud has become the norm, meaning kids are going to die. Permalink
Quoting David .
...Only 3 to 1? As long as I get attacked by some Wyandotte hens I'm good.
I'd die. Chickens don't really freak me out, but they're still in some capacity wild animals, especially if they revolted. They've got claws and beaks. I don't have anything, and I'm not one to use weapons. I would most certainly die. Permalink
Quoting MCLegoboy !
I'd die. Chickens don't really freak me out, but they're still in some capacity wild animals, especially if they revolted. They've got claws and beaks. I don't have anything, and I'm not one to use weapons. I would most certainly die.
Bro chickens might be aggressive but their hearts are weak as all get out, and they're cowards. You give 'em one good hard kick in the chest and they'll die of heart failure if not trauma. Permalink