Check Out These 17 Paper Clip DIY Uses

Paper clips are handy for keeping important documents neat and organized, but did you know there are plenty of other ways you can use the mini office supplies in your everyday life? If you need a way to keep your washi tape for unraveling, or put an extra layer of security on your computer’s camera, paper clips can save the day. So stop undervaluing your clips — we’ve compiled 17 unexpected ways you can use them today!

1. Tie a ribbon onto a paper clip to make a cute bookmark.

2. Keep your washi tape from coming unravelled.

3. Stick a paper clip to the end of your duct tape and never lose the seam again.

4. Clogged glue cap? Pop the top off and use a paper clip to clean out the hole.

5. A paper clip with a bit of tape on the end can act as a lint roller for your headphone jack. Gently move it around inside to get out any gunk.

6. This cute ear cuff is made from a paper clip.

See how to make it here.

7. With a few bends and a piece of electrical tape, you can cover up your webcam for extra security.

8. If your zipper pull fell off, use a paper clip to zip things up.

9. Use colored paper clips to make a pretty dream catcher.

10. Harness the power of science and make a paper clip compass.

Harness the power of science and make a paper clip compass.

Rolling Robots

Learn how to do this here.

11. If you’re trying to work and your sleeves keep falling down, use a paper clip to hold them up.

12. Make an iPhone holder with two paper clips. You’ll never get a sore neck from watching videos again.

13. If you lose a button, a paper clip can save the day until you get home.

14. Make a cool ring from a paper clip with this tutorial.

15. You can make an entire chandelier out of paper clips.

16. Glue a button to a paper clip for an extra dose of cute.

17. You can hang decorative plates on the wall using a rubber band and four paper clips.

Get the instructions here.

That DIY paper clip ear cuff is so cool looking! I want to try and make one of those. Plus, I’m always looking for a utensil to get gunk out of glue bottle openings. I know I’ll never look at a paper clip the same way again!

You Won’t Believe What’s Going On Inside A Turtle’s Shell. It’s Even Weirder Than You Think.

You Won’t Believe What’s Going On Inside A Turtle’s Shell. It’s Even Weirder Than You Think.

VIA| Turtles have been around for quite some time (157 million years to be precise), and yet their shell remains an evolutionary anomaly – there is no other creature with an even remotely similar anatomy.

If you’ve always wondered just what’s hiding inside the a turtle’s shell, you’re not alone. But don’t worry – we’ve got you covered.

Unlike most animals with shells, the turtle can’t leave its shell behind. It’s actually part of their bone structure.

That large central cavity isn’t just a place to store old boxes of baseball cards, it’s an efficient space for their internal organs. Here’s how it looks with everything still inside.

Miniature LEGO Adventures

I am a French photographer born in 1981, and I began my work by photographing extreme sports in urban areas. Influenced by geek culture, my artistic approach is now focused on small LEGO® characters.

My work combines the techniques of photography, street art, model making and installations; in my created microcosms, I play with scale and material to alter perception.

Via boredpanda

Spine-Chilling Clown Portraits By Eolo Perfido Will Give You Nightmares

Clownville, a photo series featuring grotesque portraits of terrifying clowns, is the photographic nightmare of French-born photographer Eolo Perfido. Perfido says he was inspired by silent film stars like Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, who were forced to exaggerate their emotions because they were unable to speak.

Modern clowns first appeared in the late 18th century and were associated with circuses and comedy. The word itself comes from a Scandinavian linguistic root meaning “clumsy, boorish fellow.” This is why Perfido’s photography is so shocking—he’s transformed something funny and joyful into a vulgar terror.

Eolo Perfido now lives in Italy. His work has been featured in magazines such as NY Times, Communication Arts, Panorama First, Vision, Vogue Russia, GQ Russia, L’Espresso and Computer Arts. Valeria Orlando did the makeup for Clownville.

More info: eoloperfido.com | valeriaorlando.com | Facebook | Flickr (h/t: featureshoot(NSFW))

 

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8-Week-Old Kitten Born With Permanently Worried-Looking Eyebrows

Gary, an eight-week-old cat that was born with eyebrow markings, is becoming an internet sensation as the “Confused Kitten.” The kitten, owned by a couple in Manchester, was named after Take That star Gary Barlow, who is famous for raising his eyebrows while singing.

The owners insist that the markings are real; “When he was born there were just these two little black blotches on his forehead…We love Grumpy Cat so we thought we’d give him a run for his money,” owner Andy told the Dailymail.

For more cats with distinct markings, click here.

More info: Facebook (h/t: dailymail)

 

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Australia’s Oldest Man Knits Tiny Sweaters For Injured Penguins

How long does it take to master a craft? How about 80 years? Because 109-year-old Australian Alfred Date has been knitting since the 1930s and his latest/most famous endeavor was making mini sweaters… for endangered penguins!

Back in 2013, Victoria’s Phillip Island Penguin Foundation asked for volunteers to make sweaters for the rare “little penguins.” Alfie, who has yet to learn to say no, pitched in. Knitted penguin jumpers play an important role in saving little penguins affected by oil pollution.

Father to 7, grandparent to 20, he’s not only been an active knitter, but also a sportsman, having played golf till his 90’s.

His secret for longevity? “Waking up every morning”. See, he’s a joker, too!

More info: Phillip Island Penguin Foundation (h/t: ninemsnmashable)

Image credits: PenguinFoundation

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Image credits: ninemsn

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Volunteer Pilots Fly Shelter Dogs To New Homes To Save Them From Euthanasia

One of the biggest issues for animal shelters nation-wide is that some regions are overflowing with adoptable dogs while others never have enough. Wings Of Rescue, an extraordinary volunteer organization run by dedicated pilots, flies dogs from shelters overflowing with animals to those that can find them new homes. Often, the dogs they transport would have been euthanized hours later if it weren’t for these pilots.

The organization has saved over 12,000 dogs since 2009, when it was formed. Flights cost roughly $80 per dog, and you can donate to their cause on their website.

More info: wingsofrescue.org | Facebook | Twitter (h/t: mymodernmet)

Overcrowded shelters are often forced to euthanize their dogs

Pilots at ‘Wings Of Rescue’ fly these dogs to those that can find them new homes

“We either do it or the dogs die, so the choice is clear”

“Many of the dogs are immediately adopted”

The organization has saved more than 12,000 dogs’ lives

They hope to save more than 7,000 dogs this year

 

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These 17 Wacky Japanese Inventions Will Blow Your Mind

The whole purpose of an invention is to solve a problem that people have, and while these inventions may do that, some of them are so absolutely insane, we’re wondering if anyone outside of Japan has ever used them.

1. A book shaped pillow

These 17 Wacky Inventions Prove The Japanese Are On A Totally Different Wavelength

2. A chopstick fan

These 17 Wacky Inventions Prove The Japanese Are On A Totally Different Wavelength

3. Sound amplifiers

These 17 Wacky Inventions Prove The Japanese Are On A Totally Different Wavelength

4. A tie that doubles as an umbrella (or the other way around)

These 17 Wacky Inventions Prove The Japanese Are On A Totally Different Wavelength

5. A pillow that catches the sound and amplifies it

These 17 Wacky Inventions Prove The Japanese Are On A Totally Different Wavelength

6. Eye drop funnels

These 17 Wacky Inventions Prove The Japanese Are On A Totally Different Wavelength

7. A completely rainproof

These 17 Wacky Inventions Prove The Japanese Are On A Totally Different Wavelength

8. “Battlescratch” Shirt

These 17 Wacky Inventions Prove The Japanese Are On A Totally Different Wavelength

9. The Butter Grater

These 17 Wacky Inventions Prove The Japanese Are On A Totally Different Wavelength

10. Cupman that tells you when your noodles are done

These 17 Wacky Inventions Prove The Japanese Are On A Totally Different Wavelength

11. Silent Karaoke…for some reason

These 17 Wacky Inventions Prove The Japanese Are On A Totally Different Wavelength

12. A banana holder

These 17 Wacky Inventions Prove The Japanese Are On A Totally Different Wavelength

13. 360 degree camera

These 17 Wacky Inventions Prove The Japanese Are On A Totally Different Wavelength

14. A device so you can see in your ear as you clean them

These 17 Wacky Inventions Prove The Japanese Are On A Totally Different Wavelength

15. Umbrellas for your shoes

These 17 Wacky Inventions Prove The Japanese Are On A Totally Different Wavelength

16. Square watermelons

These 17 Wacky Inventions Prove The Japanese Are On A Totally Different Wavelength

17. Bubble wrap keychain

These 17 Wacky Inventions Prove The Japanese Are On A Totally Different Wavelength

24 Brilliant New Words We Should Add To A Dictionary

When languages evolve, it’s important that scholars and dictionaries keep up. The internet has spawned a new crop of words for stuff, and while you may not like all of them, some of them are really clever combos that seem like they might actually be useful!

Many of these words come from urbandictionary.com, which is basically a dictionary of modern slang. Their site is probably the most complete dictionary of modern slang, but it’s also full chock-full of nonsense.

Most of these words are portmanteaus, which are what you get when you mash both the sounds and meanings of two words together to get a new one. Did you know, for example, that the word ‘smog’ is a portmanteau (smoke and fog)? ‘Brunch’ (breakfast and lunch) is another one that is becoming more and more popular, although it’s been around for a while. And if you’re eating your brunch with a spork, then that’s a portmanteau double-whammy.

Can you think of any fun new words that real modern dictionaries should adopt? If so, add them to this list!

More info: urbandictionary (h/t: demilked)

 

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Steampunk Animal Sculptures Made Of Scrap Metal By Hasan Novrozi

Hasan Novrozi, a talented sculptor trained in Iran, has created a wonderful collection of steampunk animals sculptures that are full of life and emotion – despite being painstakingly assembled from thousands of metal tools, automotive components, and other pieces of scrap metal.

In addition to his epic Pegasus statue, he has also created other creatures in a variety of styles, all of which are stunning!

His more heavily-welded animal sculptures remind us of these magical animal sculptures by Ellen Jewett, while his steampunk pegasus reminds us of these life-like steampunk animal sculptures by Igor Verniy.

Novrozi also sculpts with clay and other media, so check out his Facebook!

More info: Facebook (h/t: kevlaryarmulke)

 

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