Sculptor Creates A Mutant ‘Concept Human’ To Survive Car Crashes

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Here we have sculptor Patricia Piccinini’s ugly baby, Graham, a high-concept mutant designed to withstand car crashes. Graham’s unsettling physiology was created in collaboration with trauma surgeon Christian Kenfield and road safety engineer David Logan in order to emphasize how incredibly fragile our (comparatively attractive) human bodies are, and as far as public safety service announcements go, he really gets the point across. Our mushy little brains are so vulnerable in our (more or less) normal-sized heads! Continue reading »

Advice From Cats On How To Survive The Holidays

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The holidays can be quite stressful—between buying gifts, coping with family, attending various functions, and realizing that mixing Jagermeister and egg nog together to make “Jag Nog” was a bad idea, it can get a bit overwhelming. Fortunately, the felines behind You Need More Sleep: Advice from Cats are here to give you all the tips you need to enjoy a joyful, peaceful, and—most importantly—restful season. Continue reading »

How To Survive Cold Winter Using Only A Single Sweater

This year’s ferocious winter has brought some record low temperatures across much of Japan. How do you survive in such coldness? Mr. Sebuyama, a blogger at Japanese humor site Omocoro, came up with an ingenious idea on how to keep yourself warm in a very cheap way without having to spend a single yen on electricity. All you need is one sweater and nothing else! (Oh wait, you might need a bit of courage if you want to do this in public, though). Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: The Third Smallest Baby to Survive in the World

Fourteen-week-old Melinda Star Guido holds her mother’s little finger while lying in an incubator at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center in Los Angeles. At birth, Melinda tipped the scales at only 9 1/2 ounces, a tad less than the weight of two iPhone 4S. She is believed to be the second smallest baby to survive in the United States and the third smallest in the world. (Jae C. Hong/Associated Press) Click image to zoom.

Photo of the Day: Survive

A dog stands on a car inundeated with floodwaters in the ancient Thai capital of Ayutthaya, 80 kms north of Bangkok, on October 12, 2011. At least 269 people have died in more than two months of floods that have damaged the homes and livelihoods of millions of people, according to the government. (PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)