The Boy With The Incredible Brain

"In his mind, he says, each integer up to 10,000 has its own unique shape, colour, texture and feel.

He can intuitively "see" results of calculations as synesthesic landscapes without using conscious mental effort, and that he can "sense" whether a number is prime or composite.

He has described his visual image of 289 as particularly ugly, as particularly attractive, and pi as beautiful. 6 apparently has no distinct image. Tammet not only verbally describes these visions, but has also created artwork: a watercolour painting of Pi.

Tammet also holds the European record for reciting pi to 22,514 digits in five hours and nine minutes.

He speaks eleven languages including English, French, Finnish, German, Spanish, Lithuanian, Romanian, Estonian, Icelandic, Welsh and Esperanto."

Shadow Artist

"Although this may not be entirely new, this could only be done perfectly by real talented artists who see way beyond the physical and visual attributes of things utilized to create shadow art or as the pioneering optical illusion and shadow artist Shigeo Fukuda refers to as shadow sculpture..."


They have no bones, their colour can vary from grey to bright red, be plain or patterned. Adult rays can be no bigger than a human palm or have an overall length of fourteen feet, and a group of them is called a 'fever' of stingrays.

More photos here.

Anti-Energy Drink

Drank is a new anti-energy drink, designed to slow your roll. The grape-flavoured drink is fortified with melatonin, valerian root, and rose hips..."

The Nietzsche Family Circus

When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago.

"The Nietzsche Family Circus pairs a randomized Family Circus cartoon with a randomized Friedrich Nietzsche quote."

Sunset On Mars

"On May 19, 2005, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit captured this stunning view as the Sun sank below the rim of Gusev crater on Mars. This Panoramic Camera mosaic was taken around 6:07 in the evening of the rover's 489th Martian day, or sol."

Elephant Painting

"Bull elephant Noppakhao paints a picture of another elephant in Ayutthaya province, Thailand"

Here is a video of Noppakhao painting the picture.

The Boy Who See's With Sound

First part of documentary about Ben Underwood, a boy that lost his eyes to cancer and has taught himself to see with sound.

Polaroid Everyday Until He Died

An article on Jamie Livingston, a man who took a polaroid every day for 18 years until his death on October 25th, 1997.

Archive of polaroids, and a blog detailing the project.