GOOD

Giant Nicolas Cage Head Could Terrorize Canada This Labor Day

Graphic designer Thom Malone wants to break the Guinness Record for largest photo mosaic.

Ladies and gentlmen, Nicolas Cage

A Canadian man aims to break the Guinness World Record for the largest photo mosaic in the world, with a giant, 21,646-square meter portrait of Reddit’s “one true god,” and most tolerable Coppola, actor Nicolas Cage.


While some of us toss and turn at night worrying about our loved ones, our jobs, or say, the victims of the countless wars raging around the globe, Thom Malone of Windsor, Ontario, spends his time in bed with Cage on the brain.

“There would be nights my restless feet would dig holes into the bed sheets,” he says on the Kickstarter page for his new project. “Sleepless, left to wander the deep recesses of the mind. A question we've all asked at one point or another: ‘Do enough people truly love Nicolas Cage?’ That would be the question that would haunt me for years.”

CBC News reports that Malone, a 25-year-old graphic designer, is trying to raise $52,000 for the project, which will assemble 180,000 different photos to form a single mosaic image of Cage. And while the endeavor may seem like the troll-y, pie-in-the-sky lark of someone with too much time on their hands, Malone, who plans to unveil the mosaic on Labor Day weekend, makes some pretty good points regarding the objective value of the humongous tribute. For example:

“If aliens were to ever come to earth, they would need to know who our ambassador is,” Malone reasons. “How best to show aliens that we want peace, but also not to mess with us than with a giant mosaic made up of a million faces to create one giant Nicolas Cage face?”

The Necklace Cage

I feel safer already. Contributors to the campaign are eligible for a few pretty sweet incentives, including a mean-mugging Cage cup, and my personal favorite, the “Necklace Cage.” By donating, you can also add a personal photo to the mosaic, becoming a part of world history, Nicolas Cage history, and—for what it’s worth—Canadian history.

“I'd like to bring something to Windsor for it to be known as something other than the crappy things it's known for,” Malone told CBC.

If you’re into this kind of thing, you can donate to Malone’s project here.

Articles
via David Leavitt / Twitter

Anyone who has ever worked in retail knows that the worst thing about the job, right after the pay, are the unreasonable cheapskates who "want to talk to your manager" to get some money off an item.

They think that throwing a tantrum will save them a few bucks and don't care if they completely embarrass themselves in the process. Sometimes that involves belittling the poor employee who's just trying to get through their day with an ounce of dignity.

Twitter is rallying around a gal named Tori who works at a Target in Massachusetts after she was tweet-shamed by irate chapekate, journalist, and Twitter troll, David Leavitt.

Keep Reading
Business

Childbirth is the number one reason American women visit the hospital, and it ain't cheap. In fact, it's getting more and more expensive. A new study published in Health Affairs found that the cost of having a baby with employer-sponsored health insurance increased by almost 50% in the past seven years.

The study evaluated "trends in cost-sharing for maternity care for women with employer-based health insurance plans, before and after the Affordable Care Act," which was signed into law in 2010. The study looked at over 657,061 women enrolled in large employer-sponsored health insurance plans who delivered babies between 2008 and 2015, as these plans tend to cover more than plans purchased by small businesses or individuals.

Keep Reading
Health

A meteorite crashed into Earth nearly 800,000 years ago. The meteor was 1.2 miles wide, and the impact was so big, it covered 10% of the planet with debris. However, scientists haven't been able to find the impact site for over a century. That is, until now. A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal believes the crash site has been located.

Tektites, which are essentially rocks that have been liquefied from the heat of the impact and then cooled to form glass, help scientists spot the original impact site of a meteor. Upon impact, melted material is thrown into the atmosphere, then falls back to the ground. Even if the original crater has disappeared due to erosion or is hidden by a shift in tectonic plates, tektites give the spot away. Tektites between 750,000 to 35.5 million years old have been found in every continent except Antarctica.

Keep Reading