The .Gif Friday Post No. 676 – Tiled PosNeg Cat, One Happy Manhole Cover & The Wiggle Café

Top: I tile-morphed this photo and its negative image, .

2nd: Someone created it from this video. [h/t Rightymouse]

3rd: I lapped these images by Zour who has some very cool “cross-eye” 3D photos, like that café in Berlin.

Smoke-Bathing Chimney Rook

“The Rook is sat on a smoking chimney pot, its wings outstretched, seemingly unbothered by the heat and possible effects of smoke inhalation. Such behaviour seems completely bizarre, yet there is a reason for it: the bird is using the smoke to clear parasites, such as mites and ticks, from its plumage.”

[Found here via here.]

Elderly Man Is Happy With Graffiti On His Door.

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A company in Amsterdam [True Doors] came up with a clever idea: a way for seniors in retirement facilities to personalize their own otherwise bland entrances.

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This works on several levels: The resident can have some fun, it’s easier for those with failing eyesight to find their apartments, and relatives don’t have to follow the room numbers to visit their elders.

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The stock designs start at €9o + €24 shipping, which equates to about $124 USD, but if you spread the cost out over several years it’s inexpensive.

Papa Strutts would have chosen a custom design that looked something like this:

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[More images (& slightly inaccurate) story here. Other available designs here.]

Playful Pup Pwns Pisa People’s Pics Perfectly

Pisa Pup

No tourist can beat this one (except maybe this guy). Then on the other hand, everything is relative, and it may be The Leaning Duomo of Pisa instead.

[Found here. Somewhat related post here.]

The Real Story?

Huh. The kid is eye-bawling directly into the other cameraman’s lens to show his pain, but I suspect that the snake was already dead. Is that a genuine un-cropped National Geographic photo? I don’t know, Babs, but I do know this.

NatGeo changed several years ago when her new editors veered from illuminating the fascinating fields of anthropology, zoology and botany, and began promoting the pop pseudo-science absurdity that “humans-are-destroying-the-universe.”

Now will someone please remove the snake carcass from that kid’s leg before he depletes his acting skills?

[Found here.]

And on this day, Awesome happened.

Shortly after recording what was arguably their best album at Abbey Road Studios, the Fab Four crossed that now famous intersection and posed for this publicity shot. (L to R: Paul, George, John and Ringo.)

Some say the Beatles were too popular, but you’ve got to admit that without “the British Invasion” of the 1960s there’d likely be no Tacky Raccoons.

[Image found here, crossposted here.]

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Update: This is disturbing.