0 A Vanishing Area Puzzle Made of Chocolate

Here's a neat trick that might come in handy this Halloween. It's possible to remove a bit of chocolate from a chocolate bar and, if done correctly, nobody will be any the wiser.

This type of optical illusion is called a vanishing area puzzle (or paradox).

The following video illustrates the principle, courtesy of self-proclaimed "Wonder Injector" Mariano Tomatis.

(via Boing Boing)

0 Jimmy Fallon's Late Night Lip-Sync Battle

Earlier this week on Late Night, Jimmy Fallon challenged Stephen Merchant and Joseph Gordon-Levitt to "a lip-sync battle for the ages." JGL takes it with his version of Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass," but Merchant definitely comes close with Beyonce's "Single Ladies."

Also worth watching is this previous battle between Fallon and John Krasinski, who wins it with the Boyz II Men classic "I'll Make Love to You."

(via Late Night)

0 Muffin Tops Baking Molds

muffin tops baking molds
Fill these adorable jeans-style molds with batter and as they bake, a bulge will develop over the "waist" edge. Careful though: eat too many muffin tops and you'll grow a little something extra around the middle too.

Available for pre-order at Perpetual Kid →

0 Chimpanzee Wins 10K in Art Contest

humane society, brent the chimp, art contest
At first glance, the painting above looks like a piece that might be hanging in any art gallery or museum. You're probably asking yourself whose work it is. Can't quite put your finger on it? That's because it's not actually the masterpiece of a famous abstract painter. It was painted by Brent, a 37-year-old chimpanzee!

Brent lives at Chimp Haven in Louisiana and recently won first place and $10,000 in the Humane Society's Chimpanzee Art Contest. Even more astonishing is Brent's artistic process: the creative chimp doesn't use brushes—he paints with his tongue!

See more of the chimp art contest entries

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