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“brighter than a thousand suns"

What happens if you get hit by the main beam of a particle accelerator like the LHC?. "Well, fortunately (unfortunately?) we don’t have to guess, as this exact scenario actually happened to Anatoli Bugorski, a Russian scientist, way back in 1978."
posted by thatwhichfalls on Jul 29, 2014 - 43 comments

From the mind of Byrne

In 1984, the same year that Stop Making Sense was released, another meticulously crafted Talking Heads concert movie made its debut as well. Once in a Lifetime is a 69-minute piece of experimental television (originally broadcast on England's Channel 4) that Talking Heads fans (as well as those interested in mid-80s video montage stylings) will surely want to check out.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Nov 13, 2013 - 8 comments

a bumpy guide to mate selection & other life choices

"Young ladies, indelibly fix this shape of head in your memories. Any man who will make a natural, kind and true husband will have a head in outline from a side view like this." Phrenology Diagrams from Vaught's Practical Character Reader (1902). Full 268-page book available in the LOC's Internet Archive.
posted by madamjujujive on Jun 9, 2013 - 26 comments

We have great big bodies. We got great big heads.

Americans' Heads Getting Bigger In Size, Changing Shape, Anthropologists Say
posted by twoleftfeet on Jun 5, 2012 - 74 comments

Cephalophores, the head-carriers

Walking down Zürich's Lindenhofstrasse, you might stop in surprise by a relief depicting two men and a woman, draped in gauzy robes, each one calmly carrying their own severed head. There is no explanatory sign. Don't worry, though: Felix, Regula and Exuperantius are just the city's cephalophoric patron saints. [more inside]
posted by daisyk on Mar 10, 2012 - 16 comments

I'm just an animal.

This Must Be The Place. For fans of The Talking Heads and American Psycho. NSFW.
posted by miss lynnster on Jul 24, 2009 - 37 comments

Heads Above Water

Laura Sanders paints realistic portraits of people swimming with their heads above the water. [more inside]
posted by wittgenstein on Sep 27, 2008 - 47 comments

They can't play baseball; they don't wear sweaters; they're not good dancers; they don't play drums.

"Fish Heads" (Lumania, 1980). Produced and Directed by Bill Paxton. Starring Bill Paxton, Barry Hansen; with Billy Mumy and Robert Haimer as Art Barnes and Artie Barnes. The song on which the film was based, by Barnes & Barnes, turns thirty years old this year, and has been retooled for the internet age by Haimer. Haimer and Mumy have also collaborated on some new material. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Jan 23, 2008 - 39 comments

Heed! Pants! Muuuve!

Terrifying noggins created over a 15 year period by Joseph Seigenthaler.
posted by jonson on Aug 20, 2005 - 14 comments

BigHeads

Big Heads of 2004 [via waxy]
posted by srboisvert on Jan 3, 2005 - 6 comments

Off with their heads!

Décolleté takes you on a fascinating guided tour of decapitation through the ages that covers biblical head severers Judith and Salome, the hapless victims of the Tudor axe, as well as the dreaded guillotine. Site contains some mild artistic gore, but nothing too horrendous.
posted by MrBaliHai on Sep 29, 2003 - 3 comments

Character Heads

Character Heads (Die Charakterköpfe, the first link is in German) - the remarkable late work of eccentric/mad 18th century Austrian sculptor Franz Xavier Messerschmidt.
posted by misteraitch on Apr 3, 2003 - 10 comments

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