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Diverse Group of Models Portray the Changing Female Body Ideals Throughout the Ages

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Eugene Lee Yang of BuzzFeed Motion Pictures has created an interesting visual narrative regarding the history of ideal female bodies and how these standards of beauty changed throughout the centuries. Yee used a diverse group of models to portray examples from such eras as Ancient Egypt (c. 1292 – 1069 B.C.), where “Women are shown as slender, with high waists and slim shoulders.” to current day aka Postmodern Beauty (c. 2000s – Today) where “Women should be skinny, but healthy; they should have large breasts and a large butt, but a flat stomach”.

This video shows over 3,000 years of women’s ideal body types as determined by their societies’ standard of beauty.

Women's Ideal Bodies

image via BuzzFeed

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A Set of LED Dice That Light Up When They Roll a Critical Hit

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LED Dice Set

ThinkGeek has created an amusing set of LED dice (specifically a d10, d12, and d20) that light up when they roll a critical hit–meaning that the d10 lights up when it rolls a 10 and so on. Previously, ThinkGeek had only produced a d20 die in this style.

Each set comes with a d10, d12, and d20, which all flash red when their highest number is rolled. Now, we’ve done everything in our powers to ensure these dice are weighted as evenly as possible considering the electronics inside. We did this because we’re gamers and we really wanted to use them ourselves and cheating sucks.

LED Dice Set

images via ThinkGeek

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Vsauce3 Explains Three Different Time Travel Paradoxes and Accidentally Blinks Bill Nye Out of Existence

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Vsauce3 host Jake Roper explains three different time travel paradoxes in a recent video, and in doing so accidentally blinks Bill Nye the Science Guy out of existence. Roper explains the bootstrap paradox, the grandfather paradox, and the predestination paradox and includes examples of the three from pop culture.

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips

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CollegeHumor Pokes Fun at the Fake Baby Used in a Pivotal ‘American Sniper’ Scene

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“War is easy. Art directing is hard.”

CollegeHumor hilariously reenacts a pivotal scene of the popular film American Sniper in which afake baby was obviously used and made the baby “even more fake than you remember“.

The Perez Brothers also had a bit of fun with the “fake baby” who spoke “about his acting process” in a parody of a Charlie Rose bit.