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“Kiddie Flamingos” Opens at the Baltimore Museum of Art Today

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John Waters with the cast of Kiddie Flamingos.
John Waters with the cast of Kiddie Flamingos.

John Waters Cleans Up Classic Pink Flamingos to Make Family-Friendly Kiddie Flamingos’

After a summer criss-crossing the country to promote a restored version of his 1970 film Multiple Maniacs, filmmaker JohnWaters’ latest project is back in his hometown.

The 10 Best Versions of Ray Lewis’s Squirrel Dance

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ray_eyfghThere’s just little more than a week before the Superbowl, which means we’ve all got a little more than a week to practice our Ray Lewis Squirrel Dances. (For those of you who don’t know how it goes, Business Insider has a nice breakdown of the moves involved.) For inspiration, check out our ten favorite versions below:

 

 

Interpretive Dance + PhD Thesis = Funny Videos

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Graduate-level physics research and interpretive dance aren’t usually things we think of as being related, but that’s just the sort of perception that the annual Dance Your PhD Competition is trying to upend.

The contest is exactly what it sounds like:  grad students try to explain their (often obscure) research using the (always obscure) medium of interpretive dance. What could be more entertaining?

With thesis topics like “Honeybee Robbing Behaviour” and “Nanosensing Protein Allostery and Peptide Interactions Using SERS,” you may not actually learn anything that you’ll actually understand.  But most of the videos are quite goofy (in a good way), including this year’s winner, created by Joel Miller, a biomedical engineer at the University of Western Australia. His thesis topic? “Microstructure-Property Relationships in Ti2448 Components Produced by Selective Laser Melting.” Um, okay. But the video makes it look kind of fun.

 

Microstructure-Property relationships in Ti2448 components produced by Selective Laser Melting: A Love Story from Joel Miller on Vimeo.

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