Breakfast Bar: Thursday October 26
PICTURE OF THE DAY: UK street art collective id-iom have dotted this little beauty somewhere in a bit of urban London shrubbery. That’s how I’d like to be spending my day. When was the last time you got to indulge in a daytime siesta? [via Honestly...WTF]
NEWS OF THE DAY:
Choking game death: 15-year-old Melbourne girl Abigail Corthals has asphyxiated by her own belt as part of a bizarre internet game where kids choke themselves to near-blackout to experience a brief feeling of euphoria. Her parents had no idea she was taking part in the bizarre ritual, which has already taken the lives of teens in the U.S. There’s dumb teenage experimentation and there’s seriously dangerous teenage experimentation. This falls in the latter. Not something to mess around with. [via the Herald Sun]
Artist produces artwork with vagina: She did it: the NY artist who had been
threatening promising to give birth to her baby inside a museum has done so. A baby boy – Baby X – weighing just over four kilos was born in the Brooklyn gallery this week, although it’s unclear how many people settled down to watch the show. The artist, Marni Kotak, has already documented other mundanities and slapped them with the moniker “art”, including losing her virginity and her grandfather’s funeral. [via news.com.au]
Speaking of oddball art: (because we’re clearly in an arty mood today) I’m kind of obsessed with this weird 8-foot Lego man.
He washed up on a Florida beach, bearing the inscription “No real than you are” and on the back “Ego Leonard” which appears to be a Dutch artist (although isn’t it just as likely he was originally called Lego Leonard and lost his ‘L’ in the sea?). His true identity remains unknown but so far he appears to come in peace. [Ego Leonard]
VIDEO OF THE DAY: Watch this dude juggle two Rubik’s Cubes…while solving another. I feel faintly seasick.
FACT OF THE DAY: The Rubik’s Cube has 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 configurations. If you get a moment, try and get them all.