Lammily, Barbie And The Doll’s Surprisingly Progressive History

Lammily Specs

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This week, a Barbie alternative designed in the image of the “average nineteen year old girl” went on sale. Lammily, as she’s called, was designed by a young, male graphic designer named Nikolay Lamm. At first, Lamm only set out to find the average proportions for today’s “average” young woman and compare them to Barbie in the form of an infographic. The image soon went viral and Lamm was inundated with commentary. People wanted to buy a doll that looked like this “average” Barbie. So, he created her.
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10 Game Glitches That Will Leave You Scratching Your Head

Video games are really just long strings of binary code that provide incredible amounts of entertainment, intentional or not. They are painstakingly programmed so that everything goes according to plan, but that doesn’t always work. When a minor error occurs that causes the game to behave in a way it’s not supposed to, you get a glitch…sometimes with hilarious consequences. Here are 10 examples.

Bioshock Masturbation Glitch

Tomb Raider Faceless Glitch

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What We Love This Week, Volume XCVII

Buffalo Snow Homes

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Be Thankful You Don’t Live In Buffalo This Week

Buffalo Snow Cars

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And you thought New York would be kind enough to unleash its wintry misery in December. This week in Buffalo, nature took a massive, snowy hatchet to the upstate New York town in the form of five feet of snow. While it’s a spectacle for us outsiders, the on-ground reality is a bit less so: hundreds are trapped in their homes, and at least eight people have been killed so far.

What’s the science behind it? Warmer wet air blowing in from Lake Erie results in thunderstorms that drop snow instead of rain, receiving the weird name of “thundersnow”. Check out more sights at Time.

Buffalo Snow Stadium

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10 Bullets: Rules For Your Creative Space

The following video is entitled “10 Bullets”, and following its instructions will change your life as a creative thinker for good. Not just a set of instructions for keeping his studio, Tom Sachs created this video to show interns the way he insists things must be done.

For Sachs, “creativity is the enemy”– one must always be working, first and foremost, to the “code”. Watching this video is a toolkit of best practices for creative types, and includes tips for motivation, organization, and avoiding carelessness. Remember– “Always Be Knolling”!

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